Cabinets & Drawer September 28, 2017. The most common and often most affordable way to customize your kitchen cabinets is through the use of cabinet hardware. Door handles and drawer pulls come in a wide array of colors, materials, sizes and shapes. They are usually metal but can differ enough to change the look of your kitchen from traditional to modern or vice versa.
Kitchen Style October 07, 2017. Whereas traditional kitchen styles often focus more of their design on natural materials for cabinets, countertops, floors and furniture, modern kitchen designs depart from this aesthetic fairly frequently, often featuring man-made materials like laminate, ceramics and molded plastics. That's not to say that modern kitchens can't, shouldn't or don't feature man-made materials—they almost always do, and often to great effect.
Kitchen Style September 29, 2017. The room's new layout uses the kitchen space more effectively, so there's space for everyone in the family to do different tasks at the same time without getting in each other's way, like most homeowners who do a remodeling project, the Fenechs ran into some items that ended up costing more than they had expected. Like custom window treatments.
Kitchen Style September 28, 2017. A hallmark of U-shaped kitchen design is its full use of three adjacent walls. Other kitchen designs—like L-shapes and galley kitchens, for example—use only two walls. This may, in some cases, increase the efficiency of these designs—in a galley kitchen, which consists of two parallel walls with a narrow corridor between them, cooks may simply need to pivot 180 degrees in order to access cooking features, then do an about-face to turn their attention to cleaning.
Kitchen Floor October 03, 2017. Comfort. If you spend hours on your feet slicing, dicing, and stirring consider floors with a bit of softness and resilience. Tile floors, for instance, can be uncomfortable to stand on for long periods. Wood is better for reducing leg fatigue. And resilient floors, with their elasticity, are the most comfortable for feet. Whatever you choose, a soft mat or rug can add comfort as well.
Countertops October 03, 2017. Granite and marble. Both these natural stones must be quarried, which requires a lot of energy. Transport also can be expensive and environmentally detrimental if the stone needs to be shipped a great distance. Using indigenous stone from salvage or remnants significantly reduces environmental impact. Granite is virtually indestructible, provides a high-end designer look and is heatproof. But it also is very expensive, can crack and requires periodic sealing. Marble likewise provides a high-end look and is waterproof and heatproof. On the downside, it's expensive, can scratch and stains easily unless professionally sealed.
Countertops October 03, 2017. Eco-Friendly Options. If you love wood countertops, why not consider a greener option? Reclaimed wood—from old homes and barns—is a popular option, as is domestic wood from managed forests. Another popular alternative is bamboo, which is technically a renewable grass. The surface is extremely hard and sturdy, making it ideal for countertops.
Cabinets & Drawer September 28, 2017. Failure to order all of the parts can result in delays that could put everything on hold for weeks or months, depending on what the part is. For example, a missing or wrong base cabinet means that the countertop can't be installed, and that means the sink and cooktop can't be put in.