Sinks September 17, 2017. Lately Applewhite has used single concrete sinks from Sonoma Cast Stone with an exposed front apron for her California clients. "They're very durable, even with heavy use," she says. "I've put them into a lot of homes, even one where the clients entertain a lot and have caterers in the kitchen constantly, and I've never seen one chip."
Countertops September 17, 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.
Kitchen Style September 16, 2017. Galley kitchen design features a few traditional components; first and foremost amongst them is the layout—galley kitchens generally feature a narrow passage between two parallel walls. Usually, one wall features cooking components like the stove and microwave as well as storage elements. The other wall generally houses the sink and any other cleaning implements, plus more storage. Larger galley kitchens may feature an island in between the two sides, offering more storage and a convenient area for food preparation.
Countertops October 04, 2017. Glass, wood and ceramic tiles are a few other countertop styles that should be considered when choosing a surface that will work with your kitchen design. Be sure to keep in mind how you will be using the kitchen surface; this will help you choose the best material for your level of activity.
Kitchen Style September 16, 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 16, 2017. Another way to accessorize your kitchen cabinets is to alter one or more of the actual cabinet doors. Adding glass or glass-paneled doors provides an open look in your kitchen and allows you to display stylish cookware, dishware, cookbooks or other kitchen collectibles. If you aren't sure you are organized enough to reveal the contents of your kitchen cabinets, consider semi-transparent or frosted glass instead; those materials won't reveal any unsightly jumble that might accumulate over time.
Countertops September 17, 2017. Heat- and scratch-resistant, the counters are also easy to care for, requiring little to no maintenance. As with granite, countertop seams may be visible depending on the size of the slab. Expect the price per square foot to match or exceed many of its good-looking but hard-working counterparts, like granite, concrete and marble.
Cabinets & Drawer September 17, 2017. For something more traditional, you can choose from a variety of wood and laminates. Knotted pine and hickory are great for the outdoorsy rustic look, and oak works well for something more traditional. Glass cabinet doors work well for both modern and traditional styles as the primary door type or as accent doors to reinforce the tone and design style you choose.