Asked on Nov 25, 2016

Need some kitchen help with a unique situation!

by Saj7137733
I Iive in a dusty & sticky area of the city and I don't have cabinets in my kitchen. The kitchen is small too. What can I do to cover it up to save my cutlery from grease and dirt. Secondly, the walls are damaged due to moisture. plz help me
  6 answers
  • Kelly Dickens Kelly Dickens on Nov 26, 2016
    Have you thought of using a curtain rod (no structural alterations) and shower curtain/ thick material to pull across in place of cupboards?

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 26, 2016
    Since you do not have cabinets place your cuterly in a covered tupperware or pretty box to protect from the elements.

  • Ramona Whitten Ramona Whitten on Nov 30, 2016
    So maybe get a hutch- use nearby space too, also put bins on top of fridge, use a caddy for silverware, maybe a pantry or shelves nearby, a cart, the narrow 3 cubes. I would do a fabric over the walls staple something or a curtain,and use tension rods to protect spaces or attempt repair. decals may help mask wall damage, or just if it is dry- kilz it, then sheetrock mud a texture- and a washable kitchen paint with primer. you tube or diy or ask sherwin williams- they give advice. hope that helps.

  • RichandTammy Whiteside RichandTammy Whiteside on Dec 04, 2016
    First things first. You 100% need to get a dehumidifier and a high quality air purifier with a HEPA filter to help remove/control the dust and impurities in the air. If you do this, you may not need to do anything else.

    To protect your cutlery, try looking for a small container with slide out drawers that will help to keep them clean but still provide easy access.

    You might be able to cover the damaged walls with removable paint or contact paper depending upon how bad they are.

    If time and funds are tight, you could also cover items with old sheets or clear plastic bags (for easy identification) to help keep them clean.

    It would help to see a picture of your kitchen to make the appropriate recommendations based upon your particular situation. Remember, you've got literally millions of people ready to offer advice here on hometalk.

  • Susie Lee Susie Lee on Jan 02, 2017
    What about picking out your most used utensils and putting them in a pretty piece of pottery, then creating a pretty cover (like you would for a mixer or toaster) that you can easily take on an off. Temporary fix.

  • Teri Teri on Jan 08, 2017
    Get some fabric to cover them that can be washed regularly . I am assuming that you don't have a lot of disposable income to be living in such an area. Good luck.