Countertops September 20, 2017. Tile is a hard surface formed from firing clays and minerals. Tile for countertops should be a Class 3 hardness rating on the Porcelain Enamel Institute (PEI) scale. Standard countertop tile thickness is 5/16 inch, though a quarter inch is also used. Two types of tile are most popular. Ceramic is the most common and least expensive option, ceramic tile is crafted from pressed clays and finished with a glaze. The glaze is what gives the porous material protection from water and stains. Porcelain is composed of clays and minerals fired at higher temperatures, porcelain is a durable surface. It is pricier and more difficult to install than ceramic.
Kitchen Style October 07, 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.
Kitchen Style September 20, 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 Style September 21, 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.
Sinks September 20, 2017. If ease of cleanup is important, a solid surface sink that's an integral part of a countertop is the option to investigate. "Even with the undermount sink, you've still got that joint between the countertop and the underside.
Cabinets & Drawer September 20, 2017. Failure to order all of the parts can result in delays that could put everything on hold for weeks or months, depending on what the part is. For example, a missing or wrong base cabinet means that the countertop can't be installed, and that means the sink and cooktop can't be put in.
Cabinets & Drawer September 21, 2017. Accessories. Whether you are installing new cabinetry or upgrading, you'll want to peruse accessories for ease of use, optimum storage and increased organization. "The very basics include lazy Susans, trash bin and recycling pull-outs, and utensil dividers," says home improvement center specialist Wanda Edwards Lee. "And you can get as detailed as you like with semi-custom and custom cabinetry. But the more accessories added, the higher costs will increase."
Kitchen Style September 21, 2017. The bottom line is that no cook wants to beat an inconvenient (and potentially disastrous or even dangerous during meal preparation) path from stove to sink to refrigerator. So even if you're considering a unique layout for your U-shaped kitchen design, you should definitely make every effort to maintain the work triangle.