TEN USES FOR COFFEE OTHER THAN FOR DRINKING…


We all love our coffee but why not use it in your home and outside for other uses as well as drinking it.

1. Mix ½ cup of used coffee grounds with 2 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil. Massage all over body while standing in the shower. Leave on for 10 minutes before showering. This mixture will exfoliate your skin and may also help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

2. Pour used coffee grounds down the sink or bathtub drain, followed by 3 drops of dish soap and a pot of boiling water. This will clean and clear the drain of clogs and built up grease.

3. Mix a teaspoon of used coffee grounds into your facial mask. It will exfoliate the skin and the caffeine will smooth and tighten.

4. If you have a garden, used coffee grounds are great to use as a fertilisers. If you do not have an immediate need for fertilizer, you can compost your coffee grounds for later use.

5. Sprinkle used coffee grounds around plants to keep ants away.

6. Put used coffee grounds in a bowl in the freezer to remove funky odours.

7. Fleas are a common problem in household pets, and treating them can be costly and time-consuming. But fleas don’t like coffee so simply rub the grounds throughout your pet’s fur after shampooing. Then rinse them off and allow your pet to dry as usual.

8.  After chopping fresh garlic, rub your hands with used coffee grounds to get the garlicky smell off your fingers.

9. You can use coffee grounds to scour your pots and pans. Their abrasive texture helps scrape away caked-on food.

10. Use coffee grounds to weigh down the ashes in your fireplace before cleaning. This makes for easier ash removal and less mess.

Source: Real Advice Gal, Healthline

FIVE WAYS TO CREATE A MODERN KITCHEN DINER…

Five ways to create a modern kitchen diner which is so fashionable now.

CONNECT THE SPACE WITH YOUR GARDEN…

The great thing about having an open plan kitchen diner is that it allows you to connect the space to the garden too. You should make the most of this by having modern sliding glass doors in place. These can then open out into a patio area so that everyone in your family can eat on the patio when the weather is nice and you don’t necessarily want your dining space to be confined to the indoors. The garden has become the space that we can easily escape to at the moment. It’s also become the place where we can connect, at a safe distance with family and friends at home.

CHOOSE A DURABLE AND SUITABLE FLOORING…

The flooring you choose in your dining room needs to feel suitable for both a kitchen and a dining context, so you probably don’t want a conventional carpet because that’s not really ideal for a kitchen. You will also want the flooring to be durable and so a stone or hard tile option could be what you need. Kitchens need to have durable, water-friendly flooring, but what is the best flooring for kitchens? Look for reclaimed, recycled, and environmentally sustainable choices to be popular varieties for hardwood flooring. 

ZONE THE SPACE CAREFULLY…

Zoning the space is something that you will definitely need to do very carefully because it will dictate how you ultimately end up using the space. Make the wrong call and you could end up with a strange and dysfunctional space that doesn’t really meet the needs of your family, so dedicate plenty of planning and thought to this. You want the space to be appropriate, don’t you?

CHOOSE YOUR COLOUR THEME AND STICK TO IT THROUGHOUT…

It’s important to have consistency in terms of colour throughout your kitchen diner if you want it to look unified. Remember, you’re talking about one space now, not two. So you can’t have one design in the kitchen part and another entirely different one in the dining area; that would look ridiculous. You could choose white chairs and black tablecloths. That black and white aesthetic is very popular right now. But ultimately, it’s up to you.

PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE LIGHTING…

Natural light is really important in a dining space, so make sure you have as much of it as possible. But you should also try to make sure that you have decent artificial lighting for those long evenings when you’re entertaining in your dining space. Ensure your dining table is always lit up with a light source hanging above it if possible.

Kitchen diners are ideal for most people, especially families. It’s good to have that open space because you simply don’t need barriers between rooms anymore. It helps the space flow so much better, and it can also help the natural light to pour through the space without any unnecessary barriers.

Best Track Lighting: Lithonia Lighting Pepper Mill Track Lighting Fixture at Home Depot“With three multi-direction heads, this fixture allows you to light hard-to-reach areas in your kitchen.”Best Recessed: Philips Hue White Ambiance Retrofit Recessed Downlight at Amazon“Once connected to a compatible smart device, you can choose from more than 50,000 shades of light and dim them to your liking..”Best Pendant: Globe Electric Nate 1-Light Modern Industrial Pendant at Amazon“Thanks to an adjustable hanging rod, you can customize the fixture to best fit your space.”Best Chandelier: Latitude Run Breithaup 7-Light Statement Drum Chandelier at Wayfair“Makes a bold statement without overwhelming the room.”Best Tube Lights: Lithonia Lighting Futra 2-Light Brushed Nickel Ceiling Light at Amazon“Its 52-inch design will reduce the need for multiple lights in your kitchen.”Best Under-Cabinet Lights: Commercial Electric 24 in. LED Under Cabinet Light at Home Depot“With a slim, one-inch profile, you can barely even see that these lights are mounted under your cabinets.”

The Antique Pink — Hygge Design

The antique pink: a true and refined protagonist of our homes interior. Antique pink, thanks to a hint of grey that softens and balances the classic mix of red and white, is in fact all the rage in the world of interior design and seems to have no rivals, neither among the more emblazoned shades […]

The Antique Pink — Hygge Design