Countertops October 04, 2017. Face Grain. Also called "plank grain," this orientation contains wood planks adhered together with the wide surface positioned upright. This surface, which showcases the beauty of the wood grain, is considered more decorative. Edge Grain. The edges of the boards are assembled in an upright position to form a light work surface. It appears less busy than the squares of butcher block. End Grain. The ends of the boards are positioned upward, forming a distinctive checkerboard appearance, for a heavy-duty work surface that withstands chopping. This is considered true butcher block. It is usually reserved for small prep areas.
Kitchen Style May 20, 2017. Mixers, blenders, coffee makers and other accessories are available in bold colors and unique designs that seem positively science fictional. Cookware, utensils and flatware are all available with a modern twist, both in terms of design aesthetic and bold, up-to-date colors. Flooring and tile work in modern kitchens tend to follow the overall aesthetic, adhering to the clean lines and relative simplicity recognizable in the broader design.
Kitchen Style May 16, 2017. There are plenty of tricks that can help you expand the appearance of depth, height and width in your kitchen, and the best way to start is at the bottom. Firstly, make sure that floor boards run lengthwise, to create the illusion of a longer kitchen space. If you plan to feature a backsplash or other wall design, consider arranging the tiles in opposition to the floorboards' orientation—this will help to create the illusion of depth in the space.
Sinks May 11, 2017. If ease of cleanup is important, a solid surface sink that's an integral part of a countertop is the option to investigate. "Even with the undermount sink, you've still got that joint between the countertop and the underside.
Kitchen Style May 13, 2017. Finally, consider raising cabinets or appliances off the floor—if they're flush, the entire space will seem shorter, but raising them slightly will give the appearance of a space with more height. You can also consider hiding appliances entirely, behind cabinets or with paneling that mimics the look of your cabinet design. Clean lines give the impression of a larger space, whereas multiple appliances arrayed throughout the space can make it seem cluttered. The note about clean lines can apply to cabinets as well—you'll want to keep these as simple and unadorned as possible, since any intricate designs may serve to crowd the space.
Sinks May 22, 2017. Acidic foods, like lemon juice, will etch marble, but this shine-dulling effect is much more noticeable if the marble has a polished finish. Etching on marble with a honed finish won't be noticeable and can be smoothed with a green scrubber pad. As with other stones, a good sealer makes the difference.
Kitchen Style May 19, 2017. The bottom line is that no cook wants to beat an inconvenient (and potentially disastrous or even dangerous during meal preparation) path from stove to sink to refrigerator. So even if you're considering a unique layout for your U-shaped kitchen design, you should definitely make every effort to maintain the work triangle.
Countertops October 06, 2017. Stainless steel. This material is actually a combination of steel, chromium and nickel. These mined components do put a strain on the environment, but stainless steel often contains a large amount of recycled content, and it can be recycled at the end of its usable life. Stainless steel countertops are heat- and stain-resistant, durable, easy to clean and the only countertop material that's safely bleachable. Brushed or textured finishes can help camouflage scratches, and stainless steel creates a professional-looking kitchen. On the downside, stainless steel countertops are very expensive and noisy, they may dent and they aren't suitable for cutting.
Kitchen Style May 14, 2017. Galley kitchen design features a few common components, and chief among them is the traditional layout for a galley kitchen—these kitchen designs generally feature a narrow passage situated between two parallel walls. Normally, one wall features cooking components including the stove and any other smaller ovens, as well as storage elements. The opposite wall is usually home to the sink and any other cleaning fixtures, plus more storage. Smaller galley kitchens generally cut out the otherwise occasionally featured island between the two walls, as this can be an impediment to movement within a particularly small space.