Kitchen Style September 22, 2017. If you're looking to expand the apparent size of a galley kitchen, you'll want to start from the ground up. Ensure that floor boards run lengthwise, and if you feature tile on a backsplash, arrange it in the opposite direction, so that it's perpendicular to the floorboards; this helps create the illusion of depth. Another suggestion is to raise cabinets off the floor in order to further suggest a larger, taller space.
Kitchen Style September 22, 2017. Whether you're planning a kitchen remodel or new kitchen install in a beachside home, or just want to be inspired by a kitchen design that hints at lazy lapping waves, coastal kitchen design may be a great option for you. Light colors in soft hues, accessories and artwork that hint at sun-drenched days and a life by the water plus other clever touches can turn any kitchen into a space fit for seaside style.
Countertops September 22, 2017. Terrazzo. Originating in Italy, terrazzo was traditionally made with cement and marble. Today's terrazzo countertops are made of a host of recycled materials—crushed stone, glass, metal and even seashells—that have been bonded with a colored epoxy resin binder and polished smooth. A terrazzo countertop is made to last for the life of the home and can be recycled at the end of its usable life. The countertops are durable, easily cleaned and resistant to bacteria growth. And they make a one-of-a-kind design statement.
Kitchen Style September 22, 2017. These classic sink types offer a great combination of style and function, making them a popular choice among homeowners looking to create a striking focal point for their farmhouse kitchen design. For seating and dining options in farmhouse kitchens, high-quality woods are often the first choice. Tables are often classic "farm tables"—long planks of oak or other high-quality woods fitted closed and sturdily together.
Kitchen Style September 22, 2017. Whereas traditional kitchen styles often focus more of their design on natural materials for cabinets, countertops, floors and furniture, modern kitchen designs depart from this aesthetic fairly frequently, often featuring man-made materials like laminate, ceramics and molded plastics. That's not to say that modern kitchens can't, shouldn't or don't feature man-made materials—they almost always do, and often to great effect.
Kitchen Island September 23, 2017. Of course, a banquette like this requires a lot of space, which won't work for every kitchen. A portable island with room for stools on either the long or short end makes an already hard-working kitchen work even harder. Or, try an island with a fold-down leaf, which you can tuck away while not in use.
Kitchen Style September 23, 2017. Table and chair legs and back supports may feature rich detailing, and chair backs may even incorporate carvings featuring pastoral or farmhouse scenes. The use of certain fabrics and patterns for curtains, tablecloths and placemats in farmhouse kitchens is quite common. Plaid, gingham and toile are quite common choices, with the latter often featuring pastoral or historical scenes from farming eras gone by.
Kitchen Style September 23, 2017. The classic farmhouse sink features a deep, wide basin often made of porcelain or stainless steel; it's capable of catering to the cooking and cleaning needs of a large, farm-to-table style meal. Even if they don't feature a 'farm-sink' in this style, many farmhouse kitchens still incorporate old-fashioned porcelain sinks.