Newest and Coolest Inventions to Update Your Kitchen

Do you want to upgrade your kitchen without the hassle of remodeling? There are tons of smart gadgets on the market today that will help update your kitchen and will make cooking and clean-up so much easier.

Drop: A Wi-FI equipped food scale, Drop works with a recipe app to make baking simpler. If you’re short on an ingredient, it can adjust measurements, offer substitutions and give you screen-by-screen illustrated instructions as you cook.

Hiku: The ultimate fridge magnet, this smart device creates your grocery lists. Just use it to scan barcodes, or speak into it for things that don’t have them. It will add the items to an app that is always ready for when you are heading to the grocery store.

DaysAgo: This is perfect for those of us who never remember how long ago we made those leftovers. DaysAgo is a digital tracker with a suction cup. You can attach it to an item when you first open it, start the timer, and it will record how many days have passed. Simple and helpful.

Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker With WeMo: Do you ever experience those unexpected late nights at work and then your food overcooks in the crock-pot? Fret no more! Set this Crock-Pot in the morning, then check the temperature throughout the day on your phone. You can even turn it off from your desk. This will ensure that your dinner will be ready as soon as you are.

Range Thermometer: Do you struggle with using a regular meat thermometer? The Range aims to make roasting less intimidating. All you have to do is insert the Range into the deepest part of your cut of meat, set the ideal doneness temperature and its app will notify you when dinner is cooked to perfection.

Taylor Digital Measuring Cup: When baking, precision is critical. The Taylor Digital Measuring Cub goes by weight instead of volume. It can even automatically convert from ounces to grams, so you won’t even need to spend time trying to figure out how many ounces are in a gram.

CinniBird: Are you one of those people who love drawings or writings in your latte? If so then the CinniBird is the perfect way to go. You will be able to jazz up your drink with the “spice pen,” that lets you write, cake frosting-style, using a thin line of ground spices.

Kitchen Storage: You Can Never Have Enough!

In terms of storage space in the kitchen, you can never have enough space or storage. When remodeling your kitchen, you can always buy cabinets that come with all the storage features you will need. That could eventually get pretty costly. Let’s look at your dream kitchen so far. You have just painted your space, replaced the lighting and have a beautiful tile on your floor. Now you are at your cabinet. You wanted to save some money to be put towards an upgrade to your flooring. Instead, you decided to re-face your cabinets, hardware and add storage space. Continue reading

Should I Sell or Stay in My Home?

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With the housing market up, it was nothing to upgrade your home as your family gets bigger, or your salary increases. But when the housing bubble burst, people started to stay in their home but look for ways to make it work and that usually meant remodeling your kitchen and bathrooms or adding additional rooms. So, which option is truly good for you and your family? Continue reading

Don’t Fall Into the Remodeling Disaster Trap

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The Right Way to Remodeling

One of the most expensive mistakes made when remodeling a home is to remodel to yours or your family needs instead of for resale value. Now you may not even think about selling your home but most of the time when you remodel for your needs you have a lot of wasted space, but when you remodel for resale value you change your way of thinking. You now look at your home with a different eye and see all the space and how to use it, getting the most bang for your buck! Continue reading

Do I Need to Move or Just Remodel?

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When you bought, your house did you think “This is it! The perfect house. Plenty of yard space, lots of room, this is just perfect.” And 10 years later the kitchen or bathroom is too small, everything is outdated and the family has out grown the rooms. Time to look for a new house…or remodel? Continue reading

Tips For Remodeling Your Kitchen on a Budget

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Remodeling your kitchen can become extremely pricey. If you are replacing cabinets or countertops, or even flooring. We have some great tips you can use to save yourself some money. First you will want to think about your budget and how much you have to spend on materials and labor. Once you have decided what you can spend thing about what you are able to do yourself. Hiring a contractor can create an increase in your budget. Continue reading

Kitchen Remodeling Checklist

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It is extremely important to create a kitchen remodeling checklist that takes care of every aspect of the renovation. There is a variety of kitchen models, and before you begin its important to choose your style. You can choose for a more traditional style for your dining area or transform it into a modern-style or a more rustic style that fits your lifestyle. Continue reading

What To Consider When Remodeling Your Kitchen

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There are many things to consider when remodeling your kitchen. First you will want to consider the size or square footage. You want to keep in mind that every inch of space is important. Especially if you have a smaller kitchen. Of course the size of your kitchen will determine your layout. Continue reading

Sizing up Your Kitchen and Bathroom

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When you are remodeling your kitchen and bathroom, space and budget can be a challenge. One kitchen dilemma can be that the kitchen is too small. Remodeling can allow for the kitchen to seem large and spacious without causing financial hardship.

Tiny kitchens can feel confining when overhead cabinets are hovering over you in tight spaces. Many individuals cannot reach the higher levels and the feeling is restricting. Ponder shelving and hanging pot racks. This technique will give your kitchen look more “roomy” and not so cluttered. Continue reading

Alno Creations – The Perfect Gift for the Holidays

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It’s the time of year when people start thinking about the holidays and are making their gift lists. This year, if you have people on your list who are in the midst of a remodel, or perhaps just redecorating, consider accessories as the perfect gift. Continue reading