How To Make Floating Kitchen Shelves

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Floating shelves are big space savers. They can keep stuff away from the countertop while keeping the items easily accessible. Having a floating kitchen shelf is a beautiful idea. And in case you are planning to have it built by yourself, here is a short guide to help you make your floating shelve.

Things that you will need:

  1. Pinewood or any other limber of your choice.  
  2. Tape Measure
  3. Wood Glue
  4. Finish Nailer
  5. Wood Stain
  6. Mounting brackets
  7. Wood filler
  8. Stud Finder
  9. Miter Saw

Getting started:

Using the measuring tape, measure the size of the shelf. Measure the space on the wall in terms of length and width of the shelf. Cut the wood in the desired size of the rack. For the front and side of the shelf, cut the wood at a 45-degree angle. For instance, cut a 3ft long wood on a 45-degree angle where the front and side pieces meet.

Once all the pieces of wood are cut, start putting together the shelf by applying wood glue and using a finish nailer. Put a small bead of glue everywhere two portions of wood meet. Nail the front of the rack; make sure not to overdo it. Repeat the wood glue and nailer application for putting together the entire shelf.

Now, attach the bottom of the shelf on the top of the spacer using wood glue. When the wood is in the place, nail the spacer with the front and side of the rack. The shelf is now ready to hang. The back of the cupboard will have a gap between the top and bottom; this is where the bracket rods will slide in. You can buy the brackets from a local retailer and hang it on the wall with the nailer.

Place the brackets, and you are ready to hang the newly built shelf. The best thing about the floating shelf is that you can remove it any time without having to drill the wall.

If you prefer visual instructions, you can check out this YouTube video we found that shows you exactly how to build DIY floating shelves easily. 

Whether you’re thinking of ways of how to increase kitchen storage space or anywhere else in your home, DIY floating shelves would help greatly. You can even use these as decorations for your living room or bedroom. When you’re unsure of how to build this on your own, you can buy ready-made floating shelves and just install them in your home. You can even get help from a local handyman. 

Anytime that you’re looking for ways on how to make your home more spacious, floating shelves would easily do the trick as it doesn’t require any floor space.

How to Remove Stains on Ceramic Tile Kitchen Countertops

Cleaning ceramic tile countertops is not difficult. But, if stains are tough, you need to work like a pro to clean the countertop without damaging its surface. For this, you need to have a liquid dish wash, toothbrush, a dry cloth, and hot water. 

Ceramic tiles are made from clay. Though clay seems like a soft material, ceramic is hardened using intense heat. When this is done, it results in a beautiful glaze that makes ceramic one of the most beautiful materials out there. They are also fairly durable with proper ceramic tile cleaning and maintenance, which is why ceramic tiles are also used for floors. 

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Here is a step by step guide to help remove stains from ceramic tile kitchen countertops.

  1. Spray liquid dish wash on the stains directly. Let the liquid sit for a couple of minutes.
  2. Take a toothbrush and scrub between the tiles, over the stains, and gently on the entire countertop. Brush off the stains gently as harsh scrubbing would damage the surface if stains are really tough and won’t go with scrubbing. Pour bleach solution and let it sit for a while. Bleach will lighten up the stains for you to remove it from the countertop.
  3. Take a dry cloth and wipe the entire countertop. Now, check for stains. If you still find the stains, repeat the above steps.
  4. Wipe the countertop with a piece of cloth dipped in clean water. Let the countertop dry for the next step.
  5. Once the stains are removed, the countertop would be all clean. If required, you can have the countertop sealed with a commercial grout sealer. The seal would prevent stains and dirt. However, if you have a glazed ceramic tile countertop, you do not need to seal it.
  6. Rinse the surface of the countertop with hot water for a germ-free countertop.

Ceramic tiles are some of the most affordable out there so you can build new kitchens without breaking the bank. Additional tip is you can rinse the alternative countertop days or regularly to ensure the hygiene of the kitchen. Ceramic tile countertops are porous and can encourage microorganism growth, making it unsafe to cook. Learning how to clean the countertops can ensure the counter’s hygiene.

Kitchen Remodeling Tips

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Does your kitchen already look outdated? If so, we will be sharing with you some kitchen remodeling tips that might be able to help you out. We understand that it can get very exciting, even fun, when remodeling parts of your home to make it look like new and become more efficient. However, in the midst of the excitement, you may lose track of the things that are most important. Many times, we’ve seen homeowners leaving an unfinished remodeling project with the reason that they went over their budget so they’ll just finish it next time. Some simply didn’t foresee other events happening that made their plans for a kitchen remodel paused for the mean time.

So to help you get through your kitchen remodeling journey smoothly, here are some tips you can keep in mind:

  1. Set a budget and stick to it: First and foremost, be honest with the amount you are willing to spend. Even if that amount is not the last dollar on your bank account, make sure you stick to it and do not overspend. Tell your contractor about your strict budget as well to avoid overspending. You can also check these tips to build new kitchens without breaking the bank.
  2. Leave plumbing work and electrical system as is: If there’s no need to move the sink area or the outlets for your oven or refrigerator, then leave them there. Those are the things that will take up so much money, time, and effort.
  3. The more storage, the better: You can never have too much storage space in the kitchen. It is best to have enough cabinets and shelves to secure your kitchen items – even those that you don’t own yet than having to worry about them later on.
  4. Make sure you are in love with your plan and design: It’s hard to switch designs and make drastic changes when you are already in the beginning of a kitchen remodeling project. To avoid this, make sure you are in love with your plan and have absolutely no plans to make changes in the near future.

Make sure you are working with a licensed and experienced kitchen remodeling contractor to ensure that the project will be as good as you imagine it to be. Good luck!