Countertops September 28, 2017. Speaking of stainless steel, this countertop option can also come in a number of finishes and textures, including a brushed finish or reverse hammered surface, which looks like it's decorated with raised dots. The surface pairs well with a variety of cabinetry and themes, including white, light and dark wood, and bold colors.
Kitchen Style October 05, 2017. Tables, stools, chairs and benches are available in an array of angular and flowing designs. Materials like wood, plastic and metal are employed in a modern or industrial style, often featuring bold and bright colors that can add great visual interest to any elegant and efficient modern kitchen design.
Cabinets & Drawer September 28, 2017. Custom kitchen cabinets are just that—built to the exact specifications of your kitchen in the materials you choose. Custom cabinets allow you complete freedom over the function and layout of your kitchen, which is very appealing to many homeowners. The downside to custom cabinets is that they are very expensive and they require the longest amount of time to be built.
Kitchen Island September 28, 2017. To make the island look different than the cabinetry and add color and interest, try using a different wood or the same wood with a different finish or color. Also use a different material for the island counter top. You might even try using two different materials for the counters, especially if the island has dual-height counters. Adding legs or feet makes the island look more like a piece of furniture, a popular trend for today's kitchens. Stone, wood and steel are ideal choices for island countertops.
Kitchen Floor September 28, 2017. Go ahead, take off your shoes and stand on the floor in your stocking feet. Is it comfortable? Now put your shoes back on and go for a walk. How does the floor sound? Today's kitchens are more open and bigger than ever, and that can make noise a problem. "A hard surface can be not only hard on the legs, but awfully noisy," Busby says.
Sinks September 27, 2017. With the great number of faucets on the market, there is a design for everyone. "Style is strictly a personal taste issue," Isley says. He doesn't dictate what clients choose design-wise — people like what they like, after all — but he does guide them when it comes to function and finishes. Most faucets use cartridge, ball or ceramic disc valves.
Cabinets & Drawer September 28, 2017. But even for professional contractors who may build dozens of kitchens a year, it can be difficult to confidently advise clients on selecting a finish that will enhance the overall kitchen environment and is appropriate to its level of use, as well as provide the best possible quality at an affordable price.
Kitchen Style September 28, 2017. Finally, consider raising cabinets or appliances off the floor—if they're flush, the entire space will seem shorter, but raising them slightly will give the appearance of a space with more height. You can also consider hiding appliances entirely, behind cabinets or with paneling that mimics the look of your cabinet design. Clean lines give the impression of a larger space, whereas multiple appliances arrayed throughout the space can make it seem cluttered. The note about clean lines can apply to cabinets as well—you'll want to keep these as simple and unadorned as possible, since any intricate designs may serve to crowd the space.