KITCHEN IDEAS, DESIGNS & DIY BEDROOM BLOG

Welcome to the UCAN Kitchen Ideas Blog

Here you will find tips, tricks, inspiration and ideas for your DIY Kitchen renovations and makeovers. We have some pretty good advice for Bedrooms too. We pride ourselves as being at the forefront of kitchen design concepts, and believe that everything you need to put together the kitchen of your dreams is right here, with us.

August 15, 2018

Home Office Design – Using Built In Cupboards to Maximise Space

Built in cupboards offer a simple, flexible way to add space to even the smallest of home offices. What makes […]
August 3, 2018

How to Create Your Ideal DIY Kitchen on a Budget

If you have ever wondered if was possible to create a dream DIY kitchen on a budget, you will be […]
July 31, 2018

Designing Your Perfect Fitted Wardrobe

Designing your dream fitted wardrobe does not have to be a challenge, with the help of Ucan and a bit […]
July 30, 2018

Worktops & Handles – Finishing Off Your New Kitchen

Finishing off your new DIY kitchen does not have to be a decorating challenge, once you have a better idea […]
July 20, 2018

Superb Home Storage Trends for 2018

As we tread further into the modern age, our homes and pretty much everything within them are evolving into newer, […]
July 18, 2018

Top Tips to Achieve a Modern Industrial Kitchen Style

A dominant trend in kitchen style of late is modern industrial décor that brings light and dark, natural and man-made […]
July 12, 2018

What it Takes to Plan For Your Fitted Cupboards

Planning for your fitted cupboards requires a little bit of foresight and thinking, but being prepared is the [...]
July 12, 2018

5 Advantages of Built In Cupboards

Wondering whether built in cupboards are a worthwhile investment for your home? This DIY storage solution [...]
July 12, 2018

Buying Back Your Space With Built In Cupboards

One of the most effective ways to make optimal use of the space you have is to consider built in cupboards [...]
July 12, 2018

BUILT IN CUPBOARDS FOR SMALL BEDROOMS

Built in cupboards are a great way to make small bedrooms seem larger, without losing valuable floor space [...]
July 12, 2018

WHAT IS A KITCHEN TRIANGLE?

The kitchen triangle is a concept that was developed in the 1940s as a way to standardise home construction [...]
July 12, 2018

HOW TO PLAN A NEW KITCHEN

Thinking about a kitchen renovation to start the year with a fresh new kitchen? Planning a new kitchen may [...]
July 12, 2018

Time to Declutter Your Kitchen

As we get settled into the new year, many people will have made resolutions vowing to get more organised [...]
July 12, 2018

DIY KITCHEN OR CONTRACTOR?

Which is the best option for your current needs – a DIY kitchen update or a contractor? Ultimately, this choice [...]
July 12, 2018

ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY

If you have been longing to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, these DIY country kitchen tips are [...]
July 12, 2018

DIY Kitchen Checklist

Planning a DIY kitchen makeover? Daydreaming about shiny new cupboards, or new kitchen accessories that [...]
July 12, 2018

DIY KITCHEN LIGHTING

Not too long ago, you would have needed help from an electrical expert to revamp your kitchen lighting. Today [...]
July 12, 2018
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AFRAID OF THE DARK

Black kitchens can be a bold and unusual statement in your home. Your immediate thoughts may resonate [...]
July 12, 2018
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EXPOSING ALL

Industrial style kitchens are the perfect way to achieve a strong, raw look with loads of character and an added [...]
July 12, 2018

Top 5 DIY Kitchen Hacks

If you’re dreaming of a new look, but don’t want to spend a fortune, these DIY kitchen hacks are sure to be [...]
July 12, 2018
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KITCHEN ISLAND

When designing a Freestanding Island within your Kitchen, consider the following when planning your design [...]
July 12, 2018
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GO OVER BUDGET

Kitchens can be a daunting area to remodel as there are so many aspects to consider when starting a renovation [...]
July 12, 2018
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Home Storage

You probably have so many items that you’ve collected over the years that you just can’t bear to give away [...]
July 12, 2018

NEW KITCHEN

The New Year’s resolutions we set often only apply to us on a personal level; according to our health, weight loss [...]
July 12, 2018
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KITCHEN ZONES

Kitchen zones are crucial to a working kitchen. The best way to consider a workable kitchen is to work on the Kitchen [...]
July 12, 2018
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A NEW LOOK

The new year is already off to a smashing start and with it often comes the feeling that change is necessary [...]
July 12, 2018
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FESTIVE SEASON

A lot of people want to know how they can decorate their kitchen to get into the festive season spirit [...]
July 12, 2018

FAMILY FRIENDLY

I am sure you are all looking forward to your Christmas holiday break. It is a wonderful time of year where family come [...]
July 12, 2018
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KITCHEN LAYOUT

Every family is unique and since the kitchen is the “hub” of the home, the Kitchen Layout needs to follow [...]
July 12, 2018
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KITCHEN DESIGN ERRORS

The kitchen is the most popular, and most renovated room in the house. Renovate adds value to a home by updating [...]
July 12, 2018
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BACKSPLASHES

One thing in the kitchen that can become an expensive endeavour but has no need to be is the backsplash [...]
July 12, 2018
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TOPLESS KITCHENS

In times gone by, filling every open wall or floor space with a cupboard was considered the best way to design a kitchen [...]
July 12, 2018
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WHEN IS IT TIME FOR A RENOVATION

Most Home owners or potential Homeowners look into doing some form of research before stepping into [...]
July 11, 2018
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Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Good Kitchen Ideas – Creating cleaning checklist We all know it helps to have a good clean out of the […]
July 11, 2018
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KITCHEN RENOVATION TIPS

For anyone looking to start a kitchen renovation in their home, there are a few key tips and ideas to remember.[…]
July 11, 2018
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MAXIMISE

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR KITCHEN SPACE If its a small kitchen you have, we have some great […]
July 11, 2018
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KITCHEN RENOVATION PLANNING

The first step to kitchen renovation is making sure everything is accurately measured. We’ve put together a step by step guide to help [...]
July 11, 2018
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10 RENOVATION TIPS

FOR YOUR KITCHEN Let’s be honest, every one of us would love an amazing kitchen space in our home. A […]
July 11, 2018

Do it yourself Kitchen Recipes

In keeping with the theme of do it yourself kitchens we have the perfect recipe to inspire your kitchen activities […]
July 11, 2018
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CLEANING

When we look on the shelves of our local store – there are so many choices for commercial cleaners these […]
July 11, 2018
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Braai Grilled Puff Pie Recipe

Kitchens and recipes go hand in hand. Once you have designed and carefully built your brand new kitchen what better [...]
July 11, 2018

ZONED IN

We know all about the trusted, traditional work triangle but there are other effective ways to lay out your kitchen which [...]
July 11, 2018
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TEACHER GIFTS

It’s that time of the year where we try our best to think of something unique and relevant to give to our children’s school [...]
July 11, 2018
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STREAMLINE EFFICIENCY

Optimise Your Kitchen Working Space You may already have heard of it, but the tried and tested kitchen work triangle […]
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