Kitchen Style October 07, 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.
Cabinets & Drawer September 27, 2017. Refacing is a less expensive option than replacing the cabinet doors, though refacing won't work on some cabinets. Double-check the material your cabinet is made of before you decide to reface.
Sinks September 27, 2017. Stone is becoming a more popular option for those tired of the standard stainless-steel sink. The material adds Old World style and strong-as-a-rock durability to any kitchen. You might have to go back in time to find a greater use of stone than in today's new and remodeled homes. Already a classic countertop, backsplash and flooring mainstay, stone is now morphing into the most utilitarian tool in the kitchen — the sink. The same characteristics of strength and beauty that make stone a best-selling countertop material also make it a natural sink.
Countertops September 26, 2017. A warm alternative to cool stone, character-rich wood countertops are staging a comeback. Traditional wood surfaces often are reserved for lower-traffic applications, such as islands that double as eating areas.
Kitchen Style September 27, 2017. Pine is an especially popular choice for farmhouse-style kitchens—its knotty, natural appearance can make it a perfect fit for the down-home appeal of a farmhouse kitchen. Cooking implements, appliances and storage are also important facets of farmhouse kitchen design. Sinks have a special place in farmhouse kitchen design.
Kitchen Island September 28, 2017. Other vintage kitchen islands use repurposed furniture pieces to create an island. Try painting an old dresser or desk before choosing a counter surface to turn it into an island. You might also purchase vintage-inspired knobs and handles from home design stores to give the island a finished look. Other creative designs have repurposed a drafting table or set of filing cabinets to create a vintage kitchen island. If you are seeking seating at your kitchen island, then consider retro bar stools made from solid, bright-hued fabrics or a vintage-inspired pattern.
Sinks September 27, 2017. "The huge faucets and sprayers are 'in' with some kitchen designers, but they're really for chefs with several helpers standing in the background who must wash giant pots and pans with tremendous crusted on stuff every night," says interior designer Sue Adams of Andover, Mass. "They're too big and are only a positive if you're after a more industrial look."
Kitchen Style September 27, 2017. In the current era, modern kitchen design is part of a larger trend which has embraced midcentury modern design and furniture, which introduced bold angles and curves to the design landscape. Midcentury modern design—generally recognized as originating in the Nordic countries in the mid 20th century—has now been incorporated into many modern kitchen designs.