May 30, 2014

The Home Sweet Home Bakery

My older cousin Martha and I have always dreamt of working together to put up a bakery business. She had already been doing something on her own sporadically in the past few years but she has only sold to her close friends or colleagues. She is also the one who makes the cakes and other goodies in every family party. This year we wanted to combine her baking skills with my knowledge of healthy alternatives and create a bigger business that also offers things such as eggless or gluten-free baked goods for those following a healthier path. But we could not make a bigger business without having a bigger kitchen! So it was time to remodel our workspace, her lovely but crowded kitchen with the deteriorating cabinets. So, we looked up custom cabinets online and thus the fun began!

Oh how easy this was! We only had to take some short steps. First, we needed to measure our kitchen cabinets online, and then specify which type of appliances we were going to keep in the kitchen. My favorite part was adding the island in the middle of kitchen space. Before joining forces, Martha didn’t have that many orders to complete and so the space that was available was enough back then. But times were about to change. Not only were we going to have a more diversified menu of baked goods but our orders were about to increase once we launched our brand new Home Sweet Home Bakery Web page!
dimensions and upload a sketch. Second we had to choose a style from the various

Since the opening of our “small big business” we have had much more success than expected. We are even
considering hiring more help and remodeling my kitchen cabinets as well. As much as we love our business, we also love our family time and extracurricular activities. Take a look at Martha’s kitchen after it was remodeled. Isn’t it beautiful?! I hope you can also make your dreams come true!

May 27, 2014

New White Cabinets

My mother is among one of the many people who love the spotless bright look of an all-white kitchen.  When I was a child, we moved into the house she has now, where she decorated with white walls, tiles and cabinets.  She was in heaven.  Fast-forward to 25 years later.  My mother is trying to sell the house, as it is now too big for her.  There’s just one problem.  Years of cooking and smoking in the kitchen have yellowed her cabinets.  She doesn’t want to spend a lot of money, but she knows she has to replace the cabinets before showing the house.  When she asked me for advice, my suggestion was ready to assemble cabinets.

Easily found and reasonable priced online, ready to assemble cabinets are the solution for anyone looking
to refresh their kitchen or bathroom economically.  It’s understandable to be wary about ordering home improvement items online, but there are virtual design tools that can help you clarify which style, size and color would work for your house.

Although my mother is in her 60s, she is pretty active.  I’m sure that, with a little help, she can install these cabinets.  In a few days, her cabinets will match the rest of her pristine kitchen and she will be able to put her house on the market.  I can just imagine the prospective buyers pining after the large and open house. 

Ready to assemble cabinets are quite easy to keep clean.  Many methods ­­– including those using natural products such as lemon, baking soda, and vinegar – can be found, depending on the material of your cabinets.   Of course, my mother will have to set a new rule for herself: no smoking in the kitchen.  Maybe her new cabinets will finally persuade her to give up that bad habit.