Sinks September 27, 2017. Granite's beauty and durability have long made it a favorite for countertops — and now it's a favorite for sinks, too. You can buy a granite sink carved from one piece of stone or, if your motivation is to match your beautiful new granite countertop, have one made from the same material. A large block of stone is needed to carve a farmhouse sink, says Joe, and most granites aren't quarried in the 40" x 20" x 10" blocks necessary. However, you can get some granite types, such as Uba Tuba and Absolute Black, in solid carved farmhouse sinks. Check with your granite fabricator to make sure he or she has experience with making granite sinks.
Kitchen Island September 28, 2017. Though the end result of a kitchen island-table combo may look simple enough, it requires a degree of finesse to pull off the look. First, determine just how much extra storage and countertop space is needed to make the island itself as efficient as possible.
Sinks September 27, 2017. If you've got the budget, go for the most stainless steel content you can purchase. "The lower the gauge, the thicker the steel," says Crossman. "The average home sink is 21-gauge stainless and a good quality Franke sink can be 18-gauge. If you're really going high end, 16-gauge is wonderfully thick, but it makes the price almost double." The proportion of nickel to stainless is also an indicator, says Crossman. "Look for an 18:10 or 18:8 nickel/stainless steel ratio if you want pro quality," she says.
Cabinets & Drawer October 06, 2017. Semi-stock cabinets offer a balance of design and color flexibility alongside the efficiency of being able to mix and match styles and have a fully designed cabinet scheme ready made—however, they can take longer to deliver than custom or in-stock cabinets.
Cabinets & Drawer October 06, 2017. Cabinets are top of mind among homeowners considering kitchen remodels, and it's easy to understand why. The role of cabinetry in the finished look and function of the space is crucial to the success of a kitchen design and the enjoyment of spending time there. And since roughly 60 percent of an average kitchen's cost is spent on the cabinetry, choosing the right cabinets is a critical decision in remodeling and in new construction.
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.
Countertops September 26, 2017. Concrete and wood offer simple, sustainable and naturally handsome alternatives, whether the kitchen counters are stained concrete or butcher-block top.
Cabinets & Drawer September 27, 2017. Other critical steps in the cabinetry selection process include accurately measuring the space available in the kitchen and surveying the overall configuration of the room to determine the best possible design choices for aesthetic, functional cabinets within budget parameters. The final but possibly most important step is to order the cabinetry correctly. Because cabinetry fits together like a giant Lego set with dozens — even hundreds — of parts and pieces, ordering is no easy assignment.
Kitchen Style September 27, 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.