Intelligent liners for drawers and cabinets

The easiest way to keep your kitchen cabinets and drawers clean and safe from years of use and damage is to coat them. That means selecting the right material is crucial. You should look for waterproof materials that are easy to cut to size, practical to maintain, simple to clean and easy to dry.

The good news is that you have several alternatives to complete the task, some of which you may have on hand.

DIY cabinet and drawer liners

1. Adhesive cork lining

A surface made of cork is inherently slip-resistant and provides the ideal amount of "bounce" to safeguard the base of your dishes and glasses. The backing of this cork shelf liner can be removed, or you can leave it in place for easy replacement in the future.

2. Embossed drawer and cabinet liners

This diamond embossed shelf liner will prevent delicate items from sliding around in your drawers. Its rough surface provides the ideal grip and looks more modern than its retro rivals.

3. Slate liner

Black slate contact paper gives a sophisticated and classic look. Plus, you can mark it with a chalk marker so everyone in your home knows exactly where things are kept. This is especially useful in families with young children and in pantries.

4. Plastic sheets

These plastic sheets, commonly referred to as vinyl cloth, have grid-like perforations that allow crumbs and other materials to fall through. As a result, you don't have to worry about damaging the clean dishes you are storing. They are very easy to cut to size.

5. Flexible plastic cutting boards

This durable cabinet liner substitute will work in areas vulnerable to leaks or moisture, such as the area under your sink. For simple (and totally inexpensive) waterproof protection, place one at the base of your cabinet.

6. Marble liners for cabinets and drawers

Lining your cabinets and drawers with a roll of cut-to-size, adhesive-backed waterproof vinyl will give your kitchen a sophisticated look. Because of its long-lasting durability, some people even cover kitchen countertops with it to give the space an instant facelift.

7. A floral-scented liner

Who knew there were scented liners for drawers and cabinets? If the gorgeous eyeliner pattern isn't enough to pique your interest, the scent will thanks to hints of tropical plumeria and hibiscus flowers.

Garden care techniques

The garden is often one of the most neglected areas of the house, so maintaining it can give your property a special distinction.

By dedicating enough time to the care of plants and flowers, we can give life and color to our garden and begin the process of redesigning it.

Instructions for caring for your garden

1. Trimming weeds and cleaning plants

If we want to condition a garden or we have a garden that has been abandoned for a long time, the first step is to clean the space. To begin with, we must cut back the weeds that have grown.

In order for our flowers and plants to easily absorb water and nutrients and sprout new shoots, we also need to remove dry leaves and get rid of surrounding weeds.

2. Morning or evening watering

It is best to water plants in the morning (before the sun rises) or in the evening (before the temperature drops too low). This way, the water will not evaporate as quickly and our garden will not get sunburned or too cold.

Prepared soil can be added to pots or planters to help them retain moisture better. It facilitates drainage and increases oxygen levels, which allows for optimal nutrient and mineral transfer.

In clay pots, it is necessary to water and apply this soil frequently because of its porosity, which allows it to absorb some of the water.

3. Modify the watering zone

To avoid soil loss and exposed roots, it is essential to rotate the watering zones. To avoid tearing the leaves and to preserve more of this resource, it is also vital to direct the water jet to the stem instead of the leaves. The amount of water we use reaches the root more quickly when we water directly on the stem.

4. Strengthen the lawn

Since grass needs a lot of maintenance to stay green, especially in hot weather, fertilizers should be used to encourage its development. 

5. Apply compost and fertilizer

Compost and fertilizer applications promote robust and healthy growth of plants and flowers. They improve soil quality and help distribute more nutrients. While fertilizers must be combined with water to dissolve in the soil, compost can be added directly to the soil.