Cabinets & Drawer September 24, 2017. They can be found anywhere from the most high-end kitchen design store to your local home retailer. They can also be installed quite easily with basic tools, making their inclusion in your design a cheap and efficient way to update the look of your kitchen.
Kitchen Style September 25, 2017. When considering color schemes for your galley kitchen, remember that light colors generally expand a space, while dark colors create a more cozy, confined feel. Speaking of light and dark, a lighting scheme that employs recessed or under-mounted lighting can be a great low-profile addition to a galley kitchen design.
Kitchen Floor September 25, 2017. Hardwood is often installed throughout the house for a seamless look. Though hardwood lasts for years, you can get fresh looks down the road by refinishing, staining, and even painting the kitchen floors. Hardwood flooring refers to floor boards manufactured from timber. When treated right, hardwood floors last a lifetime. But beware of pets' claws and high heels, never leave standing water, and consider window treatments to limit sunlight.
Cabinets & Drawer October 07, 2017. Kitchen cabinets can be customized with a wide variety of components that will allow you to express your design tastes, while simultaneously addressing your specific cooking and storage needs. Before installing your kitchen cabinets, it's helpful to begin by assessing your practical needs and exploring different style options.
Kitchen Style September 25, 2017. If you're designing a small galley kitchen or looking to remodel an existing one, it's likely that job one for you will be to maximize the space you have to work with. Kitchen lore states that the ideal width of a galley kitchen aisle is approximately 4 to 6 feet—but whether your small galley kitchen is dead on with that measurement or even smaller, you can create a more efficient space and also add design features that can expand the area visually.
Countertops September 24, 2017. Consider the following elements when choosing a tile countertop. Choose from a variety of sizes, from tiny mosaics up to 48-inch squares. Options include smooth glazed, matte, hand-painted, crackled and printed. Keep in mind that less glossy finishes can help mask damage. Grout can be tinted to match or contrast, depending on the desired look. Tile can be inlayed near the range as an integrated trivet or seamlessly installed up the wall for a matching backsplash.
Kitchen Style September 25, 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).
Countertops September 25, 2017. Terrazzo. Originating in Italy, terrazzo was traditionally made with cement and marble. Today's terrazzo countertops are made of a host of recycled materials—crushed stone, glass, metal and even seashells—that have been bonded with a colored epoxy resin binder and polished smooth. A terrazzo countertop is made to last for the life of the home and can be recycled at the end of its usable life. The countertops are durable, easily cleaned and resistant to bacteria growth. And they make a one-of-a-kind design statement.