Cabinets & Drawer September 17, 2017. Cabinets are top of mind among homeowners considering kitchen remodels, and it's easy to understand why. The role of cabinetry in the finished look and function of the space is crucial to the success of a kitchen design and the enjoyment of spending time there. And since roughly 60 percent of an average kitchen's cost is spent on the cabinetry, choosing the right cabinets is a critical decision in remodeling and in new construction.
Kitchen Style September 18, 2017. U-shaped kitchens are often a preference of homeowners with a larger kitchen space; they require three adjacent walls, and many homeowners use the space in the middle to feature a kitchen island, perfect for food preparation and extra storage. Because of their larger design and luxurious utility, U-shaped kitchen layouts are favorites of homeowners looking for a large, functional and attractive kitchen space that can be used for cooking and cleaning as well as for conversation and gathering.
Countertops September 17, 2017. Today's kitchen designers aren't afraid of mixing it up when it comes to surfaces—so don't hesitate to mix a stainless-steel countertop on the kitchen island with a granite countertop on the kitchen's perimeter.
Cabinets & Drawer October 05, 2017. Homeowners should compare wood or laminate finishes in their selection process. They also should ask about the way the cabinet finish is achieved. The best wood cabinet finishes use a multiple step process of sanding, sealing, hand-wipe staining and finish coating.
Sinks September 17, 2017. Traditionally, most kitchens feature a double-bowl sink. "Obviously, double bowls — especially two equal size bowls — were made for washing dishes. We really don't wash dishes much in the kitchen," Isley says.
Cabinets & Drawer September 18, 2017. If you want to change the layout of your kitchen, or if the quality of your existing cabinets isn't good enough to keep in your remodel, you can always buy new cabinets. There are a variety of options for purchasing new kitchen cabinets including custom cabinets, semi-custom cabinets and stock cabinets.
Cabinets & Drawer September 16, 2017. One step down in cost and labor-time is semi-custom cabinetry. Semi-custom kitchen cabinets are built with the homeowner's specific kitchen size in mind but are pre-built in specific dimensions. The range of colors, door styles and finishes is not as extensive as with custom-cabinets; however, they are significantly cheaper.
Cabinets & Drawer October 07, 2017. The most common kitchen cabinet door accessory is the hardware—the door handles and drawer pulls on cabinets (usually made of metal). There are also many other options for spicing up your kitchen cabinet doors, starting with the door itself. With a little extra budget, you can explore custom cabinet doors with recessed or cutout designs, or, for an economical option, add molding to flat doors for a custom look that's less expensive.
Cabinets & Drawer October 07, 2017. If you want to change the layout of your kitchen, or if the quality of your existing cabinets isn't good enough to keep in your remodel, you can always buy new cabinets. There are a variety of options for purchasing new kitchen cabinets including custom cabinets, semi-custom cabinets and stock cabinets.
Countertops September 17, 2017. Laminate countertops are another popular countertop material. Made from layers of plastic that are bonded to particleboard, these countertops are available in a wide variety of colors, textures and patterns, ranging from options that look like marble to ones that mirror the appearance of stainless steel.