Cabinets & Drawer September 20, 2017. Another popular cabinetry feature is integrated panel systems. Designed to look like surrounding cabinetry, these veneered facades applied to the surface of utilitarian appliances, such as dishwashers and refrigerators, avoid a choppy look and allow the kitchen to feel less industrial.
Cabinets & Drawer September 20, 2017. Knobs and Pulls. These handy features are more than a means to open cabinetry. Along with hinges, they're integral decorative elements. The primary consideration when selecting knobs and pulls is determining whether these elements will serve as an accent or blend in with surrounding cabinetry. An extensive range of knobs and pulls is available from wood and plastic to metal and ceramic. Knobs are generally round, egg-shaped, organic or square and mounted with a single screw. Pulls are typically mounted with two screws. Personal taste and price point are the only guiding factors.
Countertops September 20, 2017. Move over, solid surface: Composite is here to stay. Often found in commercial kitchens, the impervious surface inhibits bacteria and cleans up easily. Ideal for busy cooks, composite resists stains, scratches and heat. The custom installation allows for special features, such as built-in drainboards and trivets. The color is not a coating but solid all the way through, and the smooth surface gains a rich patina over time. Composite countertop is formed from recycled materials (usually paper or wood pulp) and water-based resin.
Kitchen Style October 07, 2017. Many of today's homes feature large kitchens that serve as spaces for cooking, cleaning and gathering. If your home is a cozier affair with a more efficient kitchen, you may want to consider options for small galley kitchen design. By following a few simple guidelines, you should be able to make a smaller galley kitchen space seem larger and function more efficiently.
Kitchen Style September 20, 2017. When you start researching common kitchen layouts, the term "work triangle" is likely to come up again and again. This mantra of kitchen layout design refers to the triangular spacing that creates a convenient relationship between three key elements of any kitchen: the stove, sink and refrigerator. Almost all kitchen layouts will feature some version of the work triangle—and you should be a bit leery of any that don't (and have a contractor on speed dial).
Kitchen Style September 20, 2017. Lighting in coastal kitchen designs is often subtle and soothing, in concert with the commonly light and bright color schemes featured. Task, decorative and main lighting may be used to illuminate key areas. Understated track lighting can be used for main lighting, hanging pendants can hover over the sink, stove and cooking preparation areas, and rope lights or soft LED lights can brighten spaces above and below cabinets for decorative touches.
Cabinets & Drawer September 20, 2017. Another fun and functional way to customize your kitchen cabinet doors is by adding a memo board or chalkboard to one. These creative additions to your cabinets can help you organize your busy life or allow your kids to explore their artistic sides in your kitchen. These inexpensive cabinet components can keep your kitchen looking fresh, fun and welcoming.
Sinks September 20, 2017. With her New England practicality, Sue Adams cringes at the sight of giant sprayers and huge faucets in a home kitchen. "They're a little excessive and the giant sprayers may be what the pros use but they're not as easy to get in and out of the holder as a smaller, more user-friendly model."