Kitchen Style July 16, 2017. Decor in a coastal kitchen is often seaside themed. Curtains, placemats and other linens may feature seashell or sea life designs, and are often in soft, soothing colors in shades of pink, blue and green.
Countertops September 18, 2017. Tile is a hard surface formed from firing clays and minerals. Tile for countertops should be a Class 3 hardness rating on the Porcelain Enamel Institute (PEI) scale. Standard countertop tile thickness is 5/16 inch, though a quarter inch is also used. Two types of tile are most popular. Ceramic is the most common and least expensive option, ceramic tile is crafted from pressed clays and finished with a glaze. The glaze is what gives the porous material protection from water and stains. Porcelain is composed of clays and minerals fired at higher temperatures, porcelain is a durable surface. It is pricier and more difficult to install than ceramic.
Kitchen Style September 18, 2017. One of the primary components of coastal kitchen design is color. Hues tend to be gentle and soothing, with colors like sea foam green, light beige and soft pinks and blues among the most popular. Whites and creams are predominant base colors, often contributing to an overall color scheme that's at once bright and lively and relaxing.
Kitchen Style September 18, 2017. Granite countertops, sleek hardwood floors and expertly designed wooden furniture featuring the signature curves and angles of modern design can often be found in modern kitchens. Accessories and other design flourishes can build on a modern kitchen theme. Cabinet doors may be replaced with frosted glass or a sleek laminate or wood veneer to create a modern look.
Cabinets & Drawer September 18, 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.
Kitchen Floor September 18, 2017. Today's prefinished wood floors withstand heavy traffic and water stains. High-pressured plastic laminates are an alternative that provide the same look for less money. Vinyl or resilient flooring offers a variety of styles and colors in either tiles or sheets for those on a budget.
Kitchen Style September 18, 2017. There are plenty of tricks that can help you expand the appearance of depth, height and width in your kitchen, and the best way to start is at the bottom. Firstly, make sure that floor boards run lengthwise, to create the illusion of a longer kitchen space. If you plan to feature a backsplash or other wall design, consider arranging the tiles in opposition to the floorboards' orientation—this will help to create the illusion of depth in the space.
Kitchen Style September 18, 2017. One of the chief tasks for any homeowner working on a galley kitchen design will be to maximize space. Kitchen wisdom has it that the ideal aisle width is approximately 4 to 6 feet—but whether your galley kitchen's aisle width is larger, smaller or right in that range, there are steps you can take to create more efficiency, as well as the appearance of a larger space.