Kitchen Style September 27, 2017. Finally, when it's time to choose cabinets for your coastal kitchen, you'll have many options—from modern and contemporary styles in sleek hardwood or laminate, to traditional designs in cherry, oak and maple. There are no hard-and-fast rules for which type of cabinets can work in a coastal kitchen design, though many homeowners will take inspiration from the rest of the home's design style.
Cabinets & Drawer September 27, 2017. Ready-to-assemble is the least expensive, stock cabinets (pre-made and ready for installation) are usually a little better quality, semi-custom is what its name implies with some prefab elements, and custom cabinets (the most expensive option) are designed by you and built according to your specifications.
Kitchen Style September 27, 2017. Lighting in coastal kitchen designs is often subtle and soothing, in concert with the commonly light and bright color schemes featured. Task, decorative and main lighting may be used to illuminate key areas. Understated track lighting can be used for main lighting, hanging pendants can hover over the sink, stove and cooking preparation areas, and rope lights or soft LED lights can brighten spaces above and below cabinets for decorative touches.
Cabinets & Drawer September 26, 2017. You may have a number of kitchen gadgets that can find homes in built-in accessory drawer boxes or cutlery trays. Or you may prefer a built-in spice rack drawer, trash can pull-out, or even a custom wine cabinet. Any of these customized features can help make kitchen life easier and more organized. However, each of these items comes at a cost to be considered when budgeting your kitchen project.
Countertops September 26, 2017. For maintenance, homeowner can wipe the countertop with a soft cloth and warm water daily. Mild household cleansers are suitable. Wipe up spills immediately. Generally requires regular applications of mineral oil or beeswax or sealing with food-safe varnish. Wood countertops cozy up a traditional or country kitchen. They're often reserved for a smaller work surface, such as an island, and aren't the best choice above a dishwasher or near a sink.
Kitchen Island September 26, 2017. Placing chairs on both sides of the island table is the best way to achieve the look of the traditional table, but the shape of your island (blocked, rounded, L- or T-shaped) will also help determine where—and how many—chairs are required so prep space (or elbow room) won't suffer.
Kitchen Island October 07, 2017. If you are looking to add more room for dining, then be sure to choose a kitchen island that allows for stools and adequate leg room. A large kitchen island can also accommodate an additional sink or cooktop. These features can be especially helpful to people who prepare the majority of their meals at home.
Sinks September 27, 2017. Stainless steel is a great professional look for sinks but it's important to go with a quality brand such as Franke or Rohl, says Lily Crossman, a kitchen designer in sales and design for Costa Quality Kitchens in South Dartmouth, Mass. "Usually people who care enough to install a pro quality sink will also have a high-end granite counter in the kitchen, and you don't want someone to have to get below the granite later to keep fixing a poor quality sink," she says.