Kitchen Style September 29, 2017. In terms of wall design, vertical, cottage-style boards can be used to hint at an "always on vacation" theme. Backsplashes might feature tiled murals with beach themes, tiles in the shape of seashells or sea life; they can even be made entirely from real seashells.
Cabinets & Drawer September 28, 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.
Cabinets & Drawer October 06, 2017. Another popular cabinetry feature is integrated panel systems. Designed to look like surrounding cabinetry, these veneered facades applied to the surface of utilitarian appliances, such as dishwashers and refrigerators, avoid a choppy look and allow the kitchen to feel less industrial.
Kitchen Style September 28, 2017. Finally, consider raising cabinets or appliances off the floor—if they're flush, the entire space will seem shorter, but raising them slightly will give the appearance of a space with more height. You can also consider hiding appliances entirely, behind cabinets or with paneling that mimics the look of your cabinet design. Clean lines give the impression of a larger space, whereas multiple appliances arrayed throughout the space can make it seem cluttered. The note about clean lines can apply to cabinets as well—you'll want to keep these as simple and unadorned as possible, since any intricate designs may serve to crowd the space.
Cabinets & Drawer September 28, 2017. In terms of layout and sizing, you'll want to work within the parameters of your existing kitchen space. In-stock and semi-stock cabinet sizes are standardized, with some variation for areas above stoves or refrigerators. Custom cabinets can be sized to your specifications, but it's a good rule to thumb to stay within standard sizes whenever possible.
Countertops October 03, 2017. Stainless steel. This material is actually a combination of steel, chromium and nickel. These mined components do put a strain on the environment, but stainless steel often contains a large amount of recycled content, and it can be recycled at the end of its usable life. Stainless steel countertops are heat- and stain-resistant, durable, easy to clean and the only countertop material that's safely bleachable. Brushed or textured finishes can help camouflage scratches, and stainless steel creates a professional-looking kitchen. On the downside, stainless steel countertops are very expensive and noisy, they may dent and they aren't suitable for cutting.
Countertops October 03, 2017. A warm alternative to cool stone, character-rich wood countertops are staging a comeback. Traditional wood surfaces often are reserved for lower-traffic applications, such as islands that double as eating areas.
Kitchen Floor October 03, 2017. Carpet Tiles. A fun and practical addition to the kitchen, carpet tiles can create customized rugs to add softness to work spaces or highlight eating areas. Choose from a variety of colors, patterns, and styles to produce any look. The backing inhibits mold and bacteria, and the tiles can be easily removed, rearranged, or replaced. Find out more about the benefits of recycled carpet tiles.