Kitchen Style June 23, 2017. Galley kitchen design features a few traditional components; first and foremost amongst them is the layout—galley kitchens generally feature a narrow passage between two parallel walls. Usually, one wall features cooking components like the stove and microwave as well as storage elements. The other wall generally houses the sink and any other cleaning implements, plus more storage. Larger galley kitchens may feature an island in between the two sides, offering more storage and a convenient area for food preparation.
Sinks June 26, 2017. Granite's beauty and durability have long made it a favorite for countertops — and now it's a favorite for sinks, too. You can buy a granite sink carved from one piece of stone or, if your motivation is to match your beautiful new granite countertop, have one made from the same material. A large block of stone is needed to carve a farmhouse sink, says Joe, and most granites aren't quarried in the 40" x 20" x 10" blocks necessary. However, you can get some granite types, such as Uba Tuba and Absolute Black, in solid carved farmhouse sinks. Check with your granite fabricator to make sure he or she has experience with making granite sinks.
Cabinets & Drawer July 01, 2017. When it comes to materials, oak, maple, cherry and hickory are popular options for cabinets. Veneers over plywood are another, more economical option. And if wood's not your first choice, stainless steel or industrial metal cabinets can add a modern touch to any kitchen.
Countertops October 04, 2017. Wood. The manufacturing of wood countertops has relatively little environmental impact, because wood doesn't need to be processed, only sawn, which uses a small amount of energy. Choosing wood countertops that are certified as "sustainably harvested" by the Forest Stewardship Council also helps protect wood as a natural resource. Wood countertops are easily cleaned with soap and water and have inherent properties that protect them from bacteria buildup. Wood also can serve as a built-in cutting surface. Maintenance includes oiling regularly and sanding and resealing scratches as needed.
Kitchen Style June 21, 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 Floor October 03, 2017. Lifestyle. At home, you're the star of your own cooking show—and chances are, sauce gets spilled, silverware gets dropped, and spouses, kids, and pets check in often. It's important to choose floors that stand up to this type of wear and tear. And if you have young children or plan to stick around for years, nonslip floors are important for safety.
Kitchen Style June 30, 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 29, 2017. Tile floors or backsplashes of slate or granite in geometric patterns are common, as are subway tiles used for simple, elegant backsplashes. Finally, furniture choices can contribute greatly to any modern kitchen design.
Kitchen Style June 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.
Kitchen Style June 28, 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.