Kitchen Style September 28, 2017. The disadvantage of galley or L-shaped kitchens in comparison to U-shaped kitchens, of course, comes down to space. U-shaped kitchens by their nature generally are larger and provide more space for cooking, cleaning, food preparation and storage. In most U-shaped kitchens, these elements are separated into distinct zones.
Cabinets & Drawer September 28, 2017. One step down in cost and labor-time is semi-custom cabinetry. Semi-custom kitchen cabinets are built with the homeowner's specific kitchen size in mind but are pre-built in specific dimensions. The range of colors, door styles and finishes is not as extensive as with custom-cabinets; however, they are significantly cheaper.
Kitchen Style October 07, 2017. The classic farmhouse sink features a deep, wide basin often made of porcelain or stainless steel; it's capable of catering to the cooking and cleaning needs of a large, farm-to-table style meal. Even if they don't feature a 'farm-sink' in this style, many farmhouse kitchens still incorporate old-fashioned porcelain sinks.
Cabinets & Drawer September 28, 2017. Another fun and functional way to customize your kitchen cabinet doors is by adding a memo board or chalkboard to one. These creative additions to your cabinets can help you organize your busy life or allow your kids to explore their artistic sides in your kitchen. These inexpensive cabinet components can keep your kitchen looking fresh, fun and welcoming.
Sinks September 27, 2017. Before you gasp at the thought of using marble in the kitchen — let alone for the kitchen sink — remember that marble has been used in kitchens for centuries. Joe Percoco, who grew up in the stone trade, says, "People say that marble stains, but that's a fallacy." Joe says that marble is denser than many of the granites sold as countertop material today, and so will hold up even to coffee and wine spills.
Kitchen Floor September 28, 2017. Engineered hardwood almost always comes pre-finished. A greener option, it utilizes less milled lumber. It offers greater flexibility in installation, as it can be stapled, glued, or floated (attached to itself rather than the subfloor).
Kitchen Island September 28, 2017. You can also experiment with various antique kitchen island styles by matching them with retro or modern pieces to add your own touch of flair. Brightly colored stools paired with an antique wooden island or the addition of seats with textured materials are easy ideas for matching current trends with styles of the past. These are, of course, just two ideas for pairing the old with the new in antique kitchen design.
Countertops September 28, 2017. Engineered stone. This countertop product is manufactured by combining quartz and pigments with polyester resin and pouring it into a mold to create a dense slab resembling granite. Using regionally manufactured stone and local fabricators cuts down on transportation distance, which is less harmful to the environment. Engineered stone is extremely durable, heat- and stain-resistant, and available in a wider range of colors than natural stone. Its nonporous surface resists scratches and cracks, and unlike natural stone, it does not require annual sealing.