Kitchen Design Ideas October 18, 2017. One of the trademark features of Italian kitchen design is color. Natural hues and the vibrant colors of the Mediterranean Sea are often featured, contributing to a design that's at once welcoming and lively. Shades like ocher, burnt orange, terracotta, gentle yellows and brilliant blues are often deployed to suggest a relaxed yet elegant Italian lifestyle—one in which cooking and eating enjoy a place of primacy.
Kitchen Design Ideas July 19, 2017. That said, why is this important decorative feature often the last detail planned in a kitchen design? Probably because there are so many choices. To make the process easier, we asked designers to provide some guidelines for choosing tile backsplash. Consider these points before you make your selection.
Kitchen Design Ideas July 13, 2017. Finally, ancillary design touches like artwork or antique farm equipment may be used to add visual interest to a farmhouse kitchen design, artfully hung from walls or integrated into the design next to more contemporary cooking implements.
Countertops July 15, 2017. Granite's a popular, durable option. It stands up well to the elements, doesn't absorb stains or odors as easily as other stones, and shouldn't fade in the sun. "Look for a style that doesn't have a lot of veining," says landscape architect Steve Chepurny of Beechwood Landscape Architecture. "The epoxies and fillers used in heavily veined granite can have a negative reaction to the UV rays." With granite, choose a mid-range color. Darker stones will absorb heat and you can burn your hand if you touch a really hot countertop.
Kitchen Floor July 08, 2017. Finish: Some cork floors come prefinished, while others are finished on site. Choose from a variety of finish options, including wax, polyurethane, and vinyl coatings. Thickness/Durability: Choose the cork that best suits your budget and needs. Thicker floors are better insulators, and denser floors are more durable.
Countertops July 18, 2017. You may be surprised to know that sustainable surfaces (think recycled glass, bamboo, concrete and even recycled paper) can also be attractive, high-quality and easy on the budget. Eco-friendly countertops will not only add one-of-a-kind character to the kitchen, they'll also ease your conscience. Bamboo, for instance, is a renewable resource and a great alternative to wood because of its fast growth.
Countertops July 12, 2017. Made of post-consumer recycled glass and concrete, these products offer an environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum-based solid surface countertops. Surprisingly durable and heat resistant, recycled paper countertops like PaperStone, made from 100 percent post-consumer wastepaper and petroleum-free resin, prove that being "green" can be a beautiful thing.
Countertops July 10, 2017. If you are simply seeking a luxurious countertop, then you may want to consider a marble surface. Marble comes in a variety of beautiful textures and colors, including beige, creamy white, black and slate gray. Consider using a gray-toned marble countertop in a kitchen with white cabinets and a white subway-tile backsplash for a seamless finish. While marble countertops are prone to chipping, they have proven especially beneficial to bakers who prefer a cold surface for rolling out bread and cookie dough.