Cabinets & Drawer September 28, 2017. Even the most basic remodel or upgrade for your kitchen cabinets can get expensive and time-consuming, so make sure you have a clear vision of what you want for your kitchen before you make any other decisions. Do you want to completely replace the cabinet doors with a whole new style, or would refacing do the trick for you? What kind of style do you prefer, classic and traditional or modern and contemporary? What about glass doors? And are you prepared to go all out for custom? These are all very important considerations when choosing which cabinet doors are right for you.
Kitchen Floor September 28, 2017. Believe it or not, linoleum, synonymous with the 1950s, is making a comeback due to its green appeal. Made from linseed oil, cork dust, wood flour, tree resins, ground limestone and pigments, it is environmentally friendly.
Kitchen Style September 27, 2017. When you start researching common kitchen layouts, the term "work triangle" is likely to come up again and again. This mantra of kitchen layout design refers to the triangular spacing that creates a convenient relationship between three key elements of any kitchen: the stove, sink and refrigerator. Almost all kitchen layouts will feature some version of the work triangle—and you should be a bit leery of any that don't (and have a contractor on speed dial).
Kitchen Style September 27, 2017. The room's new layout uses the kitchen space more effectively, so there's space for everyone in the family to do different tasks at the same time without getting in each other's way, like most homeowners who do a remodeling project, the Fenechs ran into some items that ended up costing more than they had expected. Like custom window treatments.
Cabinets & Drawer September 27, 2017. Custom kitchen cabinets are just that—built to the exact specifications of your kitchen in the materials you choose. Custom cabinets allow you complete freedom over the function and layout of your kitchen, which is very appealing to many homeowners. The downside to custom cabinets is that they are very expensive and they require the longest amount of time to be built.
Sinks September 27, 2017. Pay particular attention to the finish on faucets if you want a clean, professional look that will last a long, long time, says Applewhite. "In the Bay Area we're getting away from chrome and brass and seeing more oil-rubbed bronze and satin nickel," she says. "The nickel has a brown cast that's clean looking but warm and the oil-rubbed bronze is superior to the brass because you don't have the issue of tarnishing — it looks great indefinitely."
Kitchen Island September 28, 2017. As contemporary homes begin to ditch the formal dining room altogether in favor of more open (and casual) floorplans, table-style islands have become a major trend in kitchen design. And whether that kitchen island table is a farmhouse-style table that's as perfect for entertaining guests as it is for doing homework, or a more modern, stainless-steel work table with room for storage, what makes a table feel island-like is its positioning.
Cabinets & Drawer October 07, 2017. Another cabinet door accessory that adds style and "space" is glass. Glass or glass-paneled cabinet doors will open up your kitchen and allow you to display all your stylish cookware, dishware and kitchen collectibles. If you're more interested in disguising clutter, try semi-transparent or leaded glass.