Grandma’s Cleaning Tips: Every Kitchen’s Beautiful in its Own Way- OR Not?!

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I love a nice, clean kitchen! Well, it’s not always clean or (clutter-free), for the most part. πŸ˜‰

 

I don’t know about you, but I’m a gal (Grandma) who likes to see change and updates every once in awhile. That definitely includes the kitchen! πŸ™‚ A kitchen needs to be clean, sanitary and of course, full of warmth, charm and hospitality. If you don’t think your kitchen fits well in that category, do something about it! You’ve got your own imagination, use it! However, it does help if you are crafty by nature, and you have an eye for design.

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Let’s say your kitchen hasn’t been updated since the 90’s or even the 80’s. Yeah, you have your work cut out for you!

 

So let’s get this “virtual, kitchen-spruce-up” party started!

 

Walls

 

Say, you just bought or moved into an old house and the kitchen hasn’t been updated since the (early) 80’s, it most certainly requires lots of fun and colorful updating. Most likely, your kitchen has been generously graced with that awful yellow and green wallpaper! You KNOW the kind I’m referring to. πŸ˜‰

 

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Time to get out the scrapers and get to work. I know, bummer! Although your hard work will be well worth it with a couple splashes of warm-colored paint. For me, I tend to like darker colors for (both) a dining room and kitchen!

Borders

 

Now borders are somewhat of a controversial nature; you either love them or hate them! For me, it all depends on the size of the room and colors involved. Sometimes a simple border makes a perfect statement and also encompasses the final touch. They also sometimes make a room look larger. You decide!

Cabinets

 

I remember some funky looking, white, metal cabinets WAY-BACK when I was a little girl. Thank goodness kitchen decor, appliances and styles have come a long way, seriously! Now you have various kinds of wood and colors to choose from. You can even get by with a couple coats of paint if you currently have some old, wooden cabinets. However, it will depend on just how old they are. Cabinets are a tad more expensive than paint and borders…choose wisely, depending on the look and style you are looking for. Most cabinets today, are good for fix ups.

You will find tips for cleaning kitchen cabinets Here

 

I would love to do this in my kitchen someday!
You could also remove a couple of the cabinet doors and just have shelves. Or, you could install glass in place of the doors. That in itself would spruce up a kitchen considerably.

 

Foliage, Flowers and Plants

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If you haven’t experimented with flowers or foliage before, you’d be pleasantly surprised at how much they can brighten up a room. Although for a kitchen, just some simple greenery will do the job nicely for on top of cabinets, (if there’s room). Small, colorful plants will always brighten up any window sill.

Flooring

 

Most people (today), have some kind of ceramic tile or wood flooring in their kitchens. Carpet and linoleum was more in style for a kitchen back in the days. However, a lot of old houses of course, had the wooden floors. You can dress up wooden flooring by polishing and with some stylish throw rugs.

 

Going way back in time, people had dirt floors

 

Also, if you have a large dining room or kitchen with a bay window, a nice chair or bench with some throw pillows (to match the rugs) would nicely compliment the rooms.

 

There is always room for improvement when updating decor and furnishings in your home. Most of the time, just the smallest things can make the most difference. πŸ™‚

 

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Organizing Your Decoration for Celebrations

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In order to have a really proper celebration with an appropriately celebrative mood you have to certainly make sure that you are going to use plenty of toys, decorations and beautiful breath-taking imagery in order to create this one celebration into a memorable experience of beauty and charm that will be remembered by your guests for a long time and that will become the reason most likely for their return next year. What you have to do when we are talking about celebrations and decorations is first hit the proper style of the individual celebration. If for instance we are talking about Easter you will need one type of decoration but if we happen to talk about Christmas then the type of decoration becomes something entirely different.


First of all, you need to know the right type of decoration for the specific celebration and the specific season. For example there are numerous styles of decorations that are typical for the four different seasons. Spring usually means brighter colors, summer is all about fresh flowers and plants, autumn is about darker colors and winter is naturally about every possible toy, star, shining decoration imaginable. Then there are some typical decorations for different individual celebrations. If we are talking about Christmas it is the Christmas tree decorations-blue, red, golden, green sparkly balls, golden stars, Father Christmas figures, etc. If we are talking about Halloween we will have to consider pumpkins and scary masks or any other sort of scary decorations that put you in the mood of the day. You have to take into account both the season and the day and the specific occasion of the celebration and dress your living place with the appropriate decorations.

When you are handling the specific decorations you need to remember that more importantly than everything else you have to make sure that comfort is no greater than beauty and vice versa. The one is not more important than the other during celebrations. Comfort is all about your guests feeling well and beauty is about enhancing and spellbinding the guests. So in a way instead of facing each other off comfort and beauty need to work together and to make each other better and stronger. If for instance you are placing a gigantic flower composition you should simply place it through the ground to make the floor look more fanciful or different because for instance the guests will trip. Better put it on the floor but in a straight line so that both the composition to be more distinctive and the feeling of order to be well preserved as a whole as well. Finally, don’t forget to keep your decorations perfectly clean and in good shape all the time.

Nicole works on a behalf of Catford moving firm. that specialize in the field of domestic and corporate relocation. She is also keen on sharing various ideas on home decoration and organizing.