Sinks September 27, 2017. Placing a big pot on the stove and swinging a pot filler over to fill it with water is cool, fun and can make you feel like a big-time chef, says Applewhite. "But I'm pretty practical. I wouldn't put a pot filler in the kitchen just because it's cool. Most people who have them don't ever use them. And if you don't have a need for a pot filler — say, you're not a gourmet Italian chef who cooks pasta every day — they're not worthwhile and they're certainly not inexpensive."
Kitchen Style September 27, 2017. Driftwood and actual seashells can be used for centerpieces or arrayed decoratively on windowsills or storage shelving. Artwork may also reflect a seaside or maritime theme, with sea life, ships and sailing, fishing and other waterborne pursuits often depicted.
Countertops October 06, 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.
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).
Countertops October 04, 2017. If low maintenance is ranked high on your criteria for choosing a countertop, consider manufactured quartz. It's highly durable, easy to clean and stain- and scratch-resistant. Composed of quartz blended with a resin binder, it imitates the look of granite, marble or limestone but still appeals to people who want a more even, balanced pattern. "It's not as busy as granite and it's warmer to the touch," says Judy Adams Hunt of Eurotech Cabinetry in Sarasota, Fla.
Kitchen Island September 28, 2017. If cooking is a priority for your large kitchen island, then you might also want to consider a wooden surface for chopping or stainless steel countertop for easy cleanup. And remember the fine china and wine glasses you own, but only get used once a year? Glass front cabinets with overhead lighting can be the perfect spot to store these items in lieu of a traditional china cabinet.
Kitchen Style September 27, 2017. When it comes to color schemes for your small galley kitchen, light and bright is a great idea—lighter colors tend to open up spaces, whereas darker ones create a cozy feel but can make a small space feel claustrophobic. Finally, consider adding efficient storage options like lazy Susans, cabinet door organizers and tall pantry storage to your small galley kitchen. This will help ensure that everything you have to store is close at hand but organized efficiently behind closed doors.
Kitchen Style September 28, 2017. When considering color schemes for your galley kitchen, remember that light colors generally expand a space, while dark colors create a more cozy, confined feel. Speaking of light and dark, a lighting scheme that employs recessed or under-mounted lighting can be a great low-profile addition to a galley kitchen design.
Cabinets & Drawer September 28, 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.