Kitchen Style September 28, 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.
Kitchen Floor September 28, 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 September 28, 2017. Modern kitchen design is sometimes broadly categorized as any style that's less traditional and more contemporary—but in fact, all modern design has specific roots in terms of its time period, style and inspirations.
Kitchen Style September 28, 2017. If you're designing a small galley kitchen or looking to remodel an existing one, it's likely that job one for you will be to maximize the space you have to work with. Kitchen lore states that the ideal width of a galley kitchen aisle is approximately 4 to 6 feet—but whether your small galley kitchen is dead on with that measurement or even smaller, you can create a more efficient space and also add design features that can expand the area visually.
Kitchen Style October 07, 2017. Galley kitchen design features a few common components, and chief among them is the traditional layout for a galley kitchen—these kitchen designs generally feature a narrow passage situated between two parallel walls. Normally, one wall features cooking components including the stove and any other smaller ovens, as well as storage elements. The opposite wall is usually home to the sink and any other cleaning fixtures, plus more storage. Smaller galley kitchens generally cut out the otherwise occasionally featured island between the two walls, as this can be an impediment to movement within a particularly small space.
Kitchen Style September 28, 2017. In terms of wall design, vertical, cottage-style boards can be used to hint at an "always on vacation" theme. Backsplashes might feature tiled murals with beach themes, tiles in the shape of seashells or sea life; they can even be made entirely from real seashells.
Countertops September 28, 2017. Consider the following elements when choosing a tile countertop. Choose from a variety of sizes, from tiny mosaics up to 48-inch squares. Options include smooth glazed, matte, hand-painted, crackled and printed. Keep in mind that less glossy finishes can help mask damage. Grout can be tinted to match or contrast, depending on the desired look. Tile can be inlayed near the range as an integrated trivet or seamlessly installed up the wall for a matching backsplash.
Countertops September 28, 2017. For maintenance, homeowner can wipe the countertop with a soft cloth and warm water daily. Mild household cleansers are suitable. Wipe up spills immediately. Generally requires regular applications of mineral oil or beeswax or sealing with food-safe varnish. Wood countertops cozy up a traditional or country kitchen. They're often reserved for a smaller work surface, such as an island, and aren't the best choice above a dishwasher or near a sink.