Cabinets & Drawer September 18, 2017. Other critical steps in the cabinetry selection process include accurately measuring the space available in the kitchen and surveying the overall configuration of the room to determine the best possible design choices for aesthetic, functional cabinets within budget parameters. The final but possibly most important step is to order the cabinetry correctly. Because cabinetry fits together like a giant Lego set with dozens — even hundreds — of parts and pieces, ordering is no easy assignment.
Kitchen Style September 18, 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.
Sinks September 17, 2017. And while you might want to scale down the size of a faucet for a pro-style kitchen, don't scale back that particular part of your budget, urges Adams. "People are amazed that 'just a faucet' might cost in the hundreds of dollars, but the faucet is the item you use and touch most often in the kitchen and you really need one you like that's durable," she says. "Don't be afraid to spend big dollars on a quality faucet. It will pay off."
Cabinets & Drawer September 17, 2017. One step down in cost and labor-time is semi-custom cabinetry. Semi-custom kitchen cabinets are built with the homeowner's specific kitchen size in mind but are pre-built in specific dimensions. The range of colors, door styles and finishes is not as extensive as with custom-cabinets; however, they are significantly cheaper.
Kitchen Style October 05, 2017. There are plenty of tricks that can help you expand the appearance of depth, height and width in your kitchen, and the best way to start is at the bottom. Firstly, make sure that floor boards run lengthwise, to create the illusion of a longer kitchen space. If you plan to feature a backsplash or other wall design, consider arranging the tiles in opposition to the floorboards' orientation—this will help to create the illusion of depth in the space.
Countertops September 17, 2017. While aesthetics are certainly important, it's also important to keep in mind the cost, maintenance, and durability of the countertop material, whether you're renovating or starting from scratch. Marble, one of the most luxurious kitchen countertop materials, is the gold standard, but its cost can be prohibitive.
Countertops September 18, 2017. Concrete and wood offer simple, sustainable and naturally handsome alternatives, whether the kitchen counters are stained concrete or butcher-block top.
Countertops September 17, 2017. Choosing the best material for the kitchen countertop is a design decision that's not for the faint of heart. Stone, metal, wood, marble, concrete—which surface will best complement the style of your kitchen? Which surface will provide the best return on investment? Which is designed to last a lifetime?