bookmark_border5 Tips To Maximize Your Small Kitchen Space

You may suffer the lack of space in your kitchen while you are in the process of renovation. But there are plenty of reasons why small is better; small spaces are easier to decorate, easier to keep clean, and easier to organize. Many of us have small kitchens so we‘ll be discussing about maximizing your small kitchen space and how to make it feel bigger than it actually is, without breaking the bank.

1. Storage spaces:

The first area we must focus on is storage. In case you have so many utensils and gadgets, perhaps a purge is a good idea but before you purge, think of different ways to store items outside of kitchen cabinetry. For example, who needs a pot drawer, if you can hang your pot drawers on the wall in a creative and decent manner. Any wall space becomes a key area for storage if utilized smartly. Hanging it up means you can free up space in your cabinetry for other items. Choose anything that you would like to have at arm’s reach and hang them on the wall. Adding some decorative items like plants for a different texture and a burst of color along with your utensil will add value to your design.

2. Open shelving:

Think about how you can display your fancy dishware and decorative items. Open shelving with incredible functionality is an excellent option. Tuck some buckets or stools underneath open shelves for a little extra something you may not have had space for, in your small kitchen. It also helps to avoid people from getting too close to the open shelves. You can also use your windows for storage space as well as add few shelves up high where you can display some decorative items and still get your view. The key to keep all the stuff outside the cabinet is to keep them organized and tidy. Group like-minded things together or group them by color to make it all look cohesive. Moreover, Cabinets all above the ceiling maximize your storage spaces automatically.

3. Flooring:

Floor plays a vital role in making your kitchen practical and user friendly. Sometimes small kitchens means you have very limited surface areas. Therefore, you have to find out how to expand your walkways effectively. Light Colors and Bright places always makes the space feel bigger, so opt for light shade while choosing flooring for smaller kitchens.

4. Countertops:

We would all love a kitchen island if room allows that, Island will provide much needed surface area as well as storage space, additional sitting or both. If you do not have enough space for an island in your kitchen, you may add a folding table. A folding table is as functional as an island. Many foldable tables have tops that can be adjusted to change their height, position, shape, or size according to your needs.

5. Color and design:

Bold colored kitchen becomes a real conversation starter and any bold color will make your kitchen a focal point no matter what your kitchen size is. You will actually forget how small your kitchen is when you catch a vibe with bold color. On the other hand, white will always make the space feel larger, so an all-white kitchen will give you that larger feeling.

Flat paneled cabinet doors will also make space look larger because it has less detail to focus on. Using mirrors in your kitchen will open things visually as well. You can add mirrors to the cabinet fronts or add a mirrored backsplash on one side of your kitchen. It is a way to fool your eyes by reflecting more light while also giving you the illusion of more space beyond.

bookmark_border7 Common Kitchen Design Mistakes And How To Fix Them

Kitchens are the most popular to renovate. Choosing beautiful finishes and fixtures for your new kitchen is one thing, but if you get the layout wrong, it won’t function as well as you want it to. A kitchen remodel is a great investment, and it pays off by improving function and boosting your home’s value. It’s easy to get wrapped up dreaming about colors, selections, and other design esthetics, but it’s extremely important not to put finishes before a function. When your design is well planned and thought out you can avoid making common kitchen design mistakes. These common mistakes people make when designing and decorating a kitchen.


Let’s talk about the countertops, a common design mistake is choosing a countertop that does not meet your functional needs. Think about your lifestyle and the people who live in the home before selecting a countertop. It is a sad fact that some designs look incredible in a showroom or Pinterest but in reality they are not just that compatible with your day-to-day lifestyle. This is especially true for your floors and countertops. Choose a durable and budget friendly porcelain instead, that mimics the look of your favorite marble veining. Love the hardness of granite but want something that requires low maintenance then go for quartz for a modern look with uniform color.


Every kitchen needs a quality kitchen backsplash. They protect walls from wet spills, make it easier to clean up messes from cookers and countertops, and add color patterns in your personalized design of your kitchen. If you choose a tile, make sure you source matching grout that blends in well unless your design intends for high contrast. Be prepared to clean all your grout lines if you specify smaller tiles. If you do not go for the backsplash with full height slab and span the distance between the base cabinet and upper cabinet, you need at least 3 inches of backsplash for easy cleanup.


Another common mistake in the list is opting for impractical finishes. Intricate designs carved or even three-dimensional tiles look fabulous in any kind of kitchen but when it comes to cleaning around all those nooks and crannies, it can be very hectic to get all the grease off. For preparation and cooking areas look for durable materials that are easy to wipe down, preferably with the flat or non-textured surface.


Picking a poor quality paint is a wrong move. You absolutely have to prime the walls before painting or else the heat and humidity in the kitchen will peel that top layer right off. Make sure the product that you choose is resilient to the daily wear and tear that kitchens endure. Use paint that is resistant to grease and will withstand regular washing and wiping. Anything with slight sheen like satin, eggshell or semi-gloss will be a lot easier to wipe down than anything with no shine like flat or matte.


Avoid laying down the wrong floors. Kitchen area is a busy, high traffic and wet area so you want to specify a finish that is durable and has an anti-slip finish. Thin and cheap materials can’t bear the weight of heavy appliances so you need to look for something tough. Super smooth tile will be slippery once you spill water on it. Look for waterproof or water resistant resilient flooring. The newer types of engineered wood and laminate all come with a water resistant finish.

Open Shelving

Most common mistake is going on board with open shelving. Open shelves look fabulous in the kitchen especially, if you have some impressive dishware to display. But having a visual access to everything can also look clutter plus your kitchenware will easily get the dust if you don’t use it every day. Include a mixture of open and close doors storage

Cabinets Refacing

Major mistake, overspending on things that you do not see. Before undergoing a kitchen remodel, see if you can reuse anything. Take a look at your base cabinets and see if they are in good shape. Most of the time base cabinets are still structurally sound but the face is a little bit dated or more traditional than what you are going for. In this case, all you need to do is customize new door panels or look for prefabricated doors in the sizes that you need. It will give you a completely new look for the fraction of the cost

bookmark_border7 Tips to Keep in Mind Before Renovating Your House

Are you tired of looking at your old-fashioned house? Do you believe that it desperately needs a remodelling? Well remodelling your house might look like a quest that you would love to go on but you could easily lose your track, and losing your way on this journey is really common if you don’t follow certain steps that could help you glide through this journey. 


Make a realistic budget before even lifting a hammer and make sure that you don’t go overboard. Budgeting is the central part of this plan and you need to be as close to precise as possible or it will drain you dry. Add an extra contingency fund for any unexpected costs which you would expect to pop-up later-on because you have to be prepared for unexpected problems which will certainly show-up once you start. So be prepared for them instead of being annoyed when they pop-up because this is part of the process.


Do your detailed research about every single detail that will go into your renovation and look-up the internet for the best available prices for every detail. Go with the economical stuff but make sure it is viable and has good reviews or else you would have to buy the same product again which would really upset your budget. Take help from social sites like Pinterest or have a chat with people who have gone through the process of remodelling their houses and ask them about the challenges they faced during this process.

Create an Out-lay

Plan ahead and create an out-lay of the structure of your design and ask yourself the question about what you really need versus what you merely want. This will help you create an out-lay of the plan and the lines on which you will work. Knowing the end-goal or the image of your end-product is really vital because it aids you to avoid making any impulsive decision at the last second.

Find the Right Person to do it

Now, you have to decide whether you want to go DIY or either you want to hire a contractor to do your work for you. Hiring a contractor is a safer option as it saves you a lot of time and work. Ask the contractor for references and his previous work so you know that you’re working with a professional. No question is wrong, so just ask questions and help him imagine your vision for the renovation and go with your gut feeling.

Plan a Renovation-Free Zone

Before your renovation kicks-off, plan a renovation-free place or room in your house which your family could use to unwind from all the racket and days-long work. Remember to keep all the important stuff like microwave or pots in this place so your family could at least eat at one place because once the work kicks-off, your freedom in the house is going to be wiped out for a week or two.

Plan Clean-ups

After a long day’s work, it can be really enticing to leave the mess behind and go to sleep. But this causes a lot of delay in work because the mess keeps on piling up resulting in tools or other accessories getting lost. So, at the end of every day, schedule a clean-up and your work will speed-up considerably without any needless delays.

Choosing the Right Colour of Paint

Here comes the fun part, choosing the colour palette for your walls. This could go wrong really quick without you even noting and you can’t even go back once you have started. So, to avoid making such an error by consulting an expert and by doing a lot of research. While planning, imagine what colour would go-along with your refashioning and be really precise about it because going wrong at this step would cost you a fortune.

bookmark_border5 Reason You Must Have Smart Kitchen Appliances in 2021

Technology has been the source of ease and efficiency for many years. With time human race has learnt to live smartly. Almost everything is a byproduct of modern advancement now. Can you imagine using a landline phone in the era of wireless smartphones? We are sure your answer is going to be no for that but why are we still using outdated kitchen appliances when we have entered an era where everything is just a button away.

We spend most of our time in the kitchen and honestly if we started using smart kitchen appliances, imagine the amount of time you would be saving! If you still have an appliance which you have to run manually, you are seriously missing out on a lot!. 

Let me tell you why and how smart kitchen appliances of 2021 are going to make your life easy, mess-free and comfortable! 

1. Smart Appliances Takes Less Space

Kitchen space really matters; especially, when you have a small kitchen with limited countertops you really need your space! It gets really annoying to lift up and move big old appliances but smart appliances are small and concise! Moreover, they are light as well. These smart appliances are really easy to turn on and off and some of them even are wireless. These appliances can easily sit on the counter tops and not clog your space. 

2. Runs Efficiently

Now this is the era where smart appliances take the edge. The smart appliances of 2021 usually don’t make that much sound. So, there is no constant throbbing sound. It saves up the

cost by a large margin by using near to no electricity. Furthermore, there are safety mechanisms of safety procedures as well where in case your current overloads, appliances can cut of the

Connection automatically. Smart toasters, kettles and other appliances are intelligent enough to shut down by sensing the situation and progress of work. Smart water containers help you measure the quantity accurately and also suggest the amount of quantity for a specific recipe.

3. Cooking Gets Easier

Smart ovens and fridges and stoves have made it really easy to cook. Smart appliances have made it ever more easier! They provide warnings, step by step instructions and automatic control. Making dinner will not be a problem anymore. You can basically cook anything by putting it in the oven and setting the modes. You can even scan the barcodes of products and their recipe will show up online which you can hear while cooking. No need for standing hours in front of the stove, smart ovens provide the option of notification by sensing food temperature.

4. Don’t Worry If You Are Away

With smart appliances you don’t even have to worry even when you’re not at home!  Your smart appliances will be connected to your home WIFI. And this means you can control them over the phone even if you are not there. Setting the temperature of your fridge. You don’t want your children near the stove when you are not there, don’t worry about that anymore as well. You can lock your oven, stove, fridge or any other electrical appliance just over the phone. You can even control your lights and temperature of your kitchen as well.

5. Keeps Your Kitchen Clean

We are 100% sure that  keeping your kitchen clean is the problem that everyone has. Especially since we keep working in the kitchen so it gets impossible to maintain a spot free kitchen. Organizing and keeping track of products is quite easier with smart appliances. They tell you when anything expires. Also notifies prior to expiration date to use it. Moreover, they tell you if anything is leaked in the fridge or elsewhere through sensors. There are smart cleaning mops as well which dry the wet floor if necessary. Voice activated services, helps you in guiding where is what.

Smart appliances are game changers. If you don’t have them, you should try a few essential ones. They are environment friendly; you will have more time for yourself and your health.

You are definitely going to save up a lot of money and on the plus side you can get comfort!

The only thing you should focus on is to take your time while buying it. There are many options in the market but choose the one which can integrate in your kitchen, 

bookmark_borderBeginners guide to Interior Design

Designing your space is one of the most exciting projects you will ever take on. On the other hand it can become daunting and challenging in a matter of days. You have a vision for your space whether it’s your bedroom,living room, kitchen or your entire house but it doesn’t seem to materialize. Keep on reading. All it takes is a little bit of clarity, creativity and resourcefulness and you are good to go. 

Make sure you have motivation to start which will keep pushing you forward when it becomes complex and difficult or you will end up with a pile of cement and sledge hammers into your walls. So, before you start asking yourself these questions to bring in more clarity in your process and work smoothly as planned.

1.Where do I hope to make changes?

Figure out what you want early on, this will save you the small fortune on interior designers and contractors. If you are up for the challenge it’s fun to teach yourself how to design and decorate stuff. Identify the spaces you want to make changes to and rank them on highest to lowest priority. Creating a warm living room is usually the most common priority. Another personalized zone is the bathroom which is often overlooked. Living rooms can also be tackled while the bedroom is getting done but kitchens are time consuming so we recommend doing them last

2.What am I trying to accomplish with this change?

 Before you begin having a clear idea of what the most important thing in your plan is, whether it’s the flooring or walls or decorations etc. Only then you can decide on the best route that you can take within your budget and get the luxury interior you dream of. Apart from this you also need to think about what should be eliminated for good. This will help you create the best 

visuals within your budget that will be practical and also boot up your place.

3.Find your style

If you are an absolute beginner, after you have decided what you want to accomplish and where you want the changes, you need to know what design you want. Whether its a traditional design or modern design or even a Bohemian style decor. Reading up blogs on different styles and making pinterest your best friend can bring in alot of home inspiration for you. After getting a good read, you will start to notice which interior design style resonates most with your personal choice. This makes picking out material more easier

4.Who do you need to execute this design?

Think about the scope of your project like the designers or the contractors or electricians you would need. Do your research before consulting them. Either look for reviews online or by word of mouth. You can also ask them for portfolios for your peruse. Keep in mind to work with people who make you feel comfortable and are aligned with your vision. While working with an interior design firm you might ask them for contractors as they have one of the best ones on board. 

5.When do you hope to start and end ?

Create an ideal schedule from start to end to keep you on track and organized. Remember to remain flexible with the timeline as we never know how much time something will take when issues arise. You are bringing your dream house to life and that wont happen in one fell swoop. So, let the process take its due time and enjoy instilling personality into your house.

We wish you great luck with your design project and would love to see some pictures of the home decors you have done around your house. 

bookmark_border6 DIY Hallway Decor Ideas

According to the famous old proverb, “The first impression is the last impression,” hallways are the openings to your house. As soon as someone steps through the door, the hallway is the first thing they notice. Therefore, it must be welcoming and sets the rest of the house’s tone while representing its character. Sounds tricky? Don’t worry; these creative DIY ideas for sprucing up any dark and dull hallway will make the job a lot easier.

Color The Walls

The easiest way of changing any room’s outlook is to change the color of paint on its wall. Since hallways usually are narrow and don’t have windows, refrain from using bright and funky colors such as red, yellow, and green. 

Instead, go for lighter or neutral tones as it will create the illusion of a wider space. For example, eggshell white, light grey, yellow butter, pale mint, etc. work perfectly well for hallways. 

Fun Wallpaper

If you are keen on adding some pop to the doorway, then paste a vibrantly printed wallpaper on one of the walls. Stripes are the most fool-proof print when it comes to hallways as they elongate the walls.

Especially for the tenants who cannot paint the walls under the rent agreement, a peel and stick wallpaper is the best match. They are an instantaneous way of brightening up any room.


Mirrors are an essential element of hallway decor since everyone wants to check out themselves for the last time before leaving the house. Moreover, guests usually tend to fix themselves immediately after entering the house. So it is an indispensable design item in the corridor. 

Mirrors and reflective surfaces are also used to expand a room and enhance its brightness visually. Using a rectangular shaped mirror that spreads horizontally along the wall will create the infinity mirror effect.

Fancy Lighting

As well know that hallways are quite dingy and don’t have access to sufficient natural light. So installing a sophisticated ceiling light or chandelier is another way to increase the brightness in the room.

As previously mentioned, hallways set the mood for the rest of the house, so in that case, having a dark hallway with low lightning is a big no. Instead, you can use accent lighting to highlight the decor and multiply its beauty.

Gallery Wall

A gallery wall is a well-curated collection of artwork or pictures displayed creatively on an empty wall. They are usually created in hallways, staircases, or any other living wall—a perfect opportunity for art buffs to show-off their collection and add their personalized touch to space.

Minimalist or maximalist, the aesthetics of the gallery wall depend on the paint of the wall and your house’s design theme. Commission the local artists, visit the nearest flea market, or hang any prints of your choice. 

Picture Ledge

The purpose of decorating the alley is to make the house more inviting while giving a brief glimpse of its environment. And what better way than displaying the precious photos of your loved ones on a photo wall. 

Proudly exhibit your family’s timeless moments as framed photographs and turn one wall in the hallway into a photo wall. This is a surefire way to intrigue the visitors and makes them feel welcomed. 

Storage Bench

Besides adding to the beauty of the house, hallways can act as storage areas if organized smartly. For example, a storage bench where you can store all our shoes will keep the place uncluttered. 

Moreover, you can utilize the bench’s seating area to sit while wearing the shoes instead of doing the one-legged dance every morning. You can also use a hanger to hang the coats, totes, hats, and scarves if you lack a coat closet in the apartment. 

Whatever you do, make sure that you create a smooth transition to the living room and increase the hallway’s functionality while leaving a lasting impression on the visitors.

bookmark_borderBathroom Remodeling 101

Bathroom remodeling is a surefire way to enhance the value of your house, improve its functionality, and add to its beauty. But it is a complicated task that demands extensive planning, budget, and patience. Before changing anything, it is important to consider the needs and limitations of your space. As it is a tiresome task that requires a lot of money, so you cannot afford to renovate your bathroom every few years. So in this article, we will be discussing the dos and don’ts of redesigning a bathroom to help you make the informed decision.

Maximize The Storage Space

There can never be too much storage space in a house, especially in a bathroom. The vanity and cabinets under the sink should be able to hold towels, toiletries, bathrobes, and candles, etc. Be creative and find sneaky ways to incorporate small storage units, particularly for small bathrooms. For example, mirror shelves are a smart way to organize all the cosmetics and make-up. Multi-layered corner racks in the shower area keep the toiletries accessible and arranged. These small tricks will help you to declutter the bathroom and save you the trouble of keeping it clean afterward.

Wider Drain Pipes

Normally the PVC pipes used for drain plumbing have a diameter of 1 1/2-, or sometimes 1 1/4 inch. They are prone to clogging and blockage due to frequent usage. Specifically for houses with large families or public restrooms, which undergo excessive utilization. Most importantly, it will cost just as much as regular PVC drain pipes but will end up making a world of difference. After all, the most annoying thing about a bathroom is a drain that gets clogged up very easily.

Add Textured Tiles

While selecting tiles or flooring for the bathroom, don’t forget to account for the hazard that comes with smooth tiles. Opt for the material that has a higher porosity, hence higher slip-resistance. Another way to minimize the risk of slipping is to choose textured tiles. Since they increase your grip on the wet and soapy floor. Therefore ceramic tiles are a better choice than porcelain tiles as they are denser, porous, and stronger than the latter. Moreover, the textured tiles add a visual appeal to your bathroom.

Low Ventilation

We have all been through the experience of entering a bathroom that is hotter than an oven, at least once in their lifetime. This occurs due to the lack of ventilation and exhaust points. As a result, heat, and humidity, gets trapped inside the bathroom and restricts the air exchange. Furthermore, it also provides favorable conditions for the growth of mold and fungus, thus compromising the hygiene of a bathroom. Invest in a good quality exhaust fan and install a window in there to allow for increased air exchange.

Dull Lighting

Apart from giving it a spooky vibe, low lightning also affects the functionality of a bathroom. As it is the place where you do your hair, apply makeup, shave, and do countless other tasks that need bright white lights. But having too much light near the bathtub can interrupt your relaxing bath experience. Therefore, it is suggested to add various sources of light, with dimmers to adjust the intensity according to mood. 

Blindly Following A Trend

Oh, how we regret the pink bathroom phase of the late 90s and early 2000s. If you are one of the victims of this trend and still has an all-pink bathroom, then you know the struggle. So before jumping on a trend bandwagon, it is important to question its durability, practicality, and life cycle. Because everything in the bathroom renovation is interconnected, and any small mistake can cost you a lot of time, money, and energy.

Whatever you do, remember that you will have to live with that choice for the next 15-20 years.

bookmark_borderHow to evaluate a house

What does the price of a property depend on? How to evaluate a used house? Have we decided to buy or sell? The price of a property changes according to various variables. First of all, as we know, the place where the property is located, the city and the area in which it is located is very important, as well as obviously the square footage and, again, if it is a new or used property, renovated or not .

Even the complex in which it is located is of primary importance: if it is an independent house or a condominium, the state of restructuring of the common parts, the type of building, the possibility of using the lift, any panoramic views. Experts at Kitchen Infinity use tools like mappery to pinpoint a homes location to help gauge price. How to evaluate a house more precisely?

To get a precise estimate, you need to turn to an expert (for example a surveyor) or, if we simply want to get an idea of ​​the potential value, you can check the prices of houses with characteristics (also on the internet or at real estate agencies) similar in your area.

Here are the elements that contribute to the price of an apartment, house, villa.

  • – City in which it is located . The bigger the city, the higher the cost. The closer the house is to services (metro, tram connections, pharmacies, supermarkets) the greater its value.
  • – Size . A large apartment will have a higher price.
  • – Type of building : popular, civil, residential. The first is the cheapest, the residential ones are usually more refined. If the apartment is located in a newly built building, its value goes up.
  • – Number of rooms. Parameter closely related to square footage. Although, it can happen that, for example, a 70 sq m apartment is a two room apartment, while another 70 sq m apartment is already a three room apartment. The price usually does not affect very much, even if a three-room apartment in this case could have a greater value.
  • Heating: Independent heating is an advantage: it allows personalized management and the possibility of saving on bills.
  • Elevator: Needless to talk about it. It is clear, a property in a building with no lift and located on the upper floors, falls in price.
  • Bathroom: Homes with more than one bathroom are more valuable. If the bathroom is blind (without window), the value of the property drops.
  • Kitchen: Beautiful kitchens (or not so beautiful) are typically the heart of the homes. The kitchen remodeling experts mentioned above believe that adding new cabinets and countertops could make the world of difference for you & your family, plus add great value to the resale value of your home.
  • Balconies , number of arias. Homes with multiple exposures are priced higher. Even more if the balcony is large and allows you to place chairs, tables.

Is it worth selling or buying through a real estate agency? Is it true that they inflate prices too much? As a rule, an agency has an interest in the house being sold and if it, together with the owner of a house, decides to increase the price a little, it usually does not deviate by more than 5/10% from the final value. Moreover, by raising prices too much, people would end up turning exclusively to private individuals. 

bookmark_borderWhere is the cadastral income of a property

The cadastral income of a property is an essential element, for the purposes of calculating the IMU, the TASI, the inheritance tax, for the purposes of personal income tax. It is in fact the tax base for the calculation of taxes.

But where is the cadastral income? How to find it? We see below, first of all, how and where to find the cadastral income of a property and, then, how to revalue it, according to current legislation.

Knowing the cadastral income of a house is very simple: just take the notarial deed of sale of the house and check the various pages: the cadastral income is written obligatorily on that document, then check every single page and you will find the value (usually you located on the third page).

Another method to find the cadastral income is offered directly by the Revenue Agency : from this link Consult cadastral income it is possible to recover the cadastral income, the data on land and agricultural income. To know this data, you just have to click on Login to the Service, enter your tax code, cadastral identifiers (i.e. the Municipality, the section, the sheet, the parcel) and the province where the house is located.

Finally, another method is to make use of a tax consultant , then an accountant, accountant or CAF, who will take care of requesting a cadastral survey. Usually, for this service, the consultant takes a fee that is around 25 euros. The title search is composed of two or three sheets, in the first sheet you will find the Rc, cadastral income.

Finally, remember that, to pay certain taxes, it may be necessary to re-evaluate the cadastral income. Read the post revaluation cadastral income at 5%.