Stop Buying These 17 Things and Make Them Yourself

With our busy lives, it often seems easier to buy the things we need rather than make them. But some of the things you regularly use or consume can be made from scratch relatively quickly and for a fraction of the cost of store-bought.

Check out these 17 things money-saving experts recommend you should stop buying because you can make them on your own — without a big time commitment — for much less. Then, decide what to do with all that cash because these easy DIYs will save you tons of money.


Last updated: April 26, 2018

1. Bread

If bread is a staple in your house, you can dramatically reduce the cost by making your own.

“My family likes to eat healthy, organic foods, and I was spending close to $5 per loaf at the grocery store on fancy, pre-made whole wheat bread with no high-fructose

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5 Tips From Master Griller Mark Bittman

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy.

The American cookout is in season, and savory staples like hot dogs, hamburgers and corn on the cob are roasting on grills across the country.

Between beers, burgers and potato salad, hosting a backyard barbecue can burn a hole straight through your wallet.

So how can you save money this summer? We consulted an expert.

5 Cheap Grilling Ideas for Summer

Mark Bittman, author of 20 books including “How to Grill Everything,” knows his way around a grill. The former New York Times columnist gave us some tips on how to break out the grill without breaking the bank.

1. Stick to the Basics When You Buy Grilling Accessories

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Walk down any grilling aisle or peruse grilling goods online, and you’re bombarded with a trove of pricy accessories.

But Bittman said the only accessories you really need are

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Toe-Kick Drawers Are Hidden Storage Space For Kitchen

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The kitchen can be quite a quagmire when it comes to storage solutions. Between food, pots and pans, dishes and appliances, there’s a lot to keep organized. If you’re struggling to keep everything in its place in your kitchen, you should consider toe-kick drawers.

In the small space between your floor and your lower cabinets, there is usually just a flat surface, which you might call a “mop board.” However, you can use this extra space for toe-kick drawers, which function as extra space for anything from baking sheets to muffin tins and more.

HGTV designer and Built Custom Homes founder Jasmine Roth utilized toe-kick drawers in a home in Huntington Beach, California on

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Kitchen Cabinets | Kitchen Units

One of the essential parts to a design are kitchen cabinets, which provide a structure to create work areas, offer space to house useful devices, and can also provide a place to store everyday items like groceries, cookware, and crockery. There are two options to choose from – pre-assembled or flat pack. Pre-assembled are supplied complete and ready for fitting, saving valuable time completing a job and getting a home up and running faster. They also come with accessories pre-installed to reduce time taken on fiddly tasks, making them a great choice for homes who want little downtime. Flat pack designs are easier to transport thanks to the compact packaging and design – best suited to those with properties that are hard to manoeuvre in and out of, or where space is limited. Once professionally fitted, they provide a strong structure that forms the base for which other features can

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Kitchen Faucets at | Bar/Prep & Pot Filler Faucets

Over the years, kitchen faucets have transformed from a mere necessity for daily tasks to a multi-functional centerpiece of your kitchen. No matter what your kitchen style is, has an extensive range of faucet styles and finishes from top faucet manufacturers to meet your needs and aesthetic.

As smart home technology continues to grow in popularity, kitchen sink faucets are getting upgraded with advanced features such as Delta’s Touch2.0 touch-activated faucets, Moen’s MotionSense touchless faucets and Kohler’s recently updated Sensate kitchen faucets which integrates voice-activated technology for a completely hands-free experience.

Pot filler faucets and bar/prep faucets can provide additional convenience for home chefs and frequent entertainers. Pot filler faucets make filling large pots with water a breeze by providing direct access near the stove while bar & prep faucets are designed to easily fit into almost any kitchen design for maximum convenience.

With so many options and features

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How to Remodel a Kitchen (with Pictures)

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To remodel a kitchen, start by ordering new cabinets, appliances, and light fixtures since they can take weeks to arrive. In the meantime, have your kitchen inspected to make sure you won’t be violating any codes. Then, refinish the walls and install new doors and windows if you’ll be adding any. Next, hang up your new cabinets, and set up your new countertops and sink. Finally, install any new flooring you’re putting down before moving in your new appliances and installing new light fixtures. For tips on how to plan your kitchen remodel,

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New Kitchen Costs – Which?

Our guide takes you through how much a typical new kitchen costs, budgeting for your kitchen, and our top tips for getting a cheap kitchen.

The cost of a new kitchen can escalate quickly, soon running into tens of thousands of pounds, depending on what materials you go for and which company you use. 

By choosing carefully and using a few money-saving tricks you could cut your final bill considerably.

We’ve spoken to thousands of kitchen owners (2.238), and experts, to get their insider tips on how to cut the cost of a fitted kitchen. We’ve also worked with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which publishes average building work and repair costs, to bring you the average price of a new kitchen. 

The company that you choose can make a big difference to your project’s overall price. Read our snapshot research into the kitchen prices of some of

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IKEA Brings Kitchen Design to Virtual Reality

IKEA has turned remodeling your kitchen into an HTC Vive VR game.

The Swedish furniture giant has launched a virtual reality app called the IKEA VR experience, just in time as the first HTC Vive headsets begin shipping today.

The pilot app which is available on Steam VR and built using Unreal Engine 4 from Epic Games, lets Vive headset owners design their own virtual Ikea kitchen that is true to size. Once inside the app, you can explore one of three differently-styled kitchen room settings and change the color of cabinets and drawers with a click.


Change the color of cabinets.

Another feature is the ability to view the VR kitchen from different perspectives by either shrinking or stretching yourself to move around the kitchen at the size of a 3.3 foot-tall child or a 6.4 foot-tall adult. This could be a very useful feature, allowing you to walk

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Chef Jeenas food recipes

How to make a Middle Eastern Spice MixThere are many different spice blends in the Middle East varying from country to region.

This Middle Eastern spice mix recipe has been specially blended by Chef Jeena.

As with Indian spices, Middle Eastern spice blends have a variation of some select spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, sumac, mint, thyme, nutmeg, pomegranate, cinnamon and many more.

Middle Eastern cuisine uses garlic, olive oil and lemons just as the Mediterranean.

This delicious and aromatic spice blend is very easy to make, there is no roasting of the spices.

Chefs Middle Eastern spice blend recipe can be used to sprinkle on food, marinate meats and more.

Spice ingredients

1 + 1/2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Coriander
1/2 tsp Sumac
1/4 tsp Dried mint
1/2 tsp Dried thyme
1/4 tsp Dried pomegranate seeds
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
2 tsp Paprika

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