KitchenTraditional Kitchen, Boston
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Kitchen. The kitchen is another room that sees the full benefits of vinegar — the basic mix can clean virtually every surface in this room.Use the basic mix to clean and disinfect the refrigerator, surfaces, tile floors and cutting boards.For sparkling dishes, pour 2 cups of distilled white vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher in addition to regular dishwasher detergent and wash with a full cycle.Clean and deodorize the kitchen drain by pouring 2 cups of boiling water followed by 2 cups of white distilled vinegar down each drain.
16. 3 Steps to Choosing Kitchen Finishes WiselyHouzz discussion boards are full of readers asking about the best way to coordinate their kitchen finishes. These tips — compiled from three Houzz kitchen professionals — help homeowners figure out what they should prioritize and how to make everything work together.
1. Start with your countertops. “Countertops require careful contemplation, especially for a large island, as this can be the biggest single item of color and texture,” says Ahmann. This large surface area is a great place to start and can be the basis for the rest of your kitchen’s materials palette.Choose a countertop that’s durable and easy to clean. Justrich recommends looking into granite or composite materials like Caesarstone first. For a bigger statement, go for stainless steel, zinc or natural wood. Aim for light, smooth and reflective materials. Large-format tiles or slabs of stone will minimize grout lines and create a smooth and easy-to-clean surface. Kelly recommends sticking with a single countertop material, with a slight variation at the pantry or island, for consistency and simplicity. Review kitchen remodelers and get started