Cabinets & Drawer September 20, 2017. Semi-stock cabinets offer a balance of design and color flexibility alongside the efficiency of being able to mix and match styles and have a fully designed cabinet scheme ready made—however, they can take longer to deliver than custom or in-stock cabinets.
Cabinets & Drawer September 20, 2017. Replacing kitchen cabinet doors can be a good way to get a completely new style with brand new material, and it's the best option if your cabinet doors are in really bad shape. Cabinets come in four options based on quality, so you'll have to decide on a budget and choose accordingly.
Kitchen Style September 20, 2017. The bottom line is that no cook wants to beat an inconvenient (and potentially disastrous or even dangerous during meal preparation) path from stove to sink to refrigerator. So even if you're considering a unique layout for your U-shaped kitchen design, you should definitely make every effort to maintain the work triangle.
Countertops October 03, 2017. Engineered from a combination of crushed quartz (about 93 percent) and resins and pigments (about 7 percent), quartz countertops are produced in a wide variety of colors; in general, the color palette depends on how coarsely the material is crushed.
Countertops September 20, 2017. Face Grain. Also called "plank grain," this orientation contains wood planks adhered together with the wide surface positioned upright. This surface, which showcases the beauty of the wood grain, is considered more decorative. Edge Grain. The edges of the boards are assembled in an upright position to form a light work surface. It appears less busy than the squares of butcher block. End Grain. The ends of the boards are positioned upward, forming a distinctive checkerboard appearance, for a heavy-duty work surface that withstands chopping. This is considered true butcher block. It is usually reserved for small prep areas.
Kitchen Style September 20, 2017. Often, the cleaning features of a U-shaped kitchen will be located on the external-facing wall—or the "bottom of the U." One side wall will generally be dedicated to cooking features—the range and any other smaller ovens will generally be located here. This side wall will also usually feature storage elements in the form of cabinets and drawers. The opposite side wall will generally feature more storage, including the refrigerator, freezer and any other food storage elements.
Kitchen Style September 20, 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.
Sinks September 20, 2017. "The huge faucets and sprayers are 'in' with some kitchen designers, but they're really for chefs with several helpers standing in the background who must wash giant pots and pans with tremendous crusted on stuff every night," says interior designer Sue Adams of Andover, Mass. "They're too big and are only a positive if you're after a more industrial look."