Cabinets & Drawer October 20, 2017. When planning a new kitchen or an update to an existing one, exploring the range of kitchen cabinet door accessories and components can be an exciting part of the project. The wide range of options can add great style to your kitchen cabinets. The most common kitchen cabinet door accessory is the hardware—the door handles and drawer pulls on cabinets (usually made of metal).
Kitchen Island October 21, 2017. A well-worn look is part of the antique kitchen island's charm, so embrace its imperfections. Drawers difficult to open? Install accessories like towel bars on the side to increase its functionality, or add a weathered-looking shelf to the bottom of a table for additional storage space.
Kitchen Design Ideas October 20, 2017. Flooring and tile work in modern kitchens tend to follow the overall aesthetic, adhering to the clean lines and relative simplicity recognizable in the broader design. Tile floors or backsplashes of slate or granite in geometric patterns are common, as are subway tiles used for simple, elegant backsplashes.
Kitchen Design Ideas October 18, 2017. Your kitchen backsplash is a personality piece. Refined or funky, neutral or loud: What's your style? The tiles you choose to spruce up the wall space between the countertop and cabinets and above the range, should showcase the color scheme and theme of your kitchen, whether contemporary or traditional. Ultimately, that backsplash is a focal point. And it's an opportunity to be creative.
Kitchen Design Ideas October 20, 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 October 21, 2017. When it comes to materials, Mediterranean kitchens tend toward natural ones, or at least natural-looking synthetics. Hardwood floors are common, usually in lighter shades to continue a light, bright and welcoming feel. Cabinets are often constructed from high-quality woods like cherry; they can be left in their natural state, stained or painted to add a colorful element to the design. Backsplashes may be terracotta or mosaic tile, and present a great opportunity to add color, visual interest and even an artistic element to the kitchen design. In particular, mosaics may show off intricate designs displaying scenes redolent of the cultures of the Mediterranean, with seascapes, fishing scenes or sea life often depicted.
Countertops October 21, 2017. While granite remains one of the most popular kitchen countertop options in residential kitchens, it's not the only surface that's trending now. Stainless steel, a longtime staple of commercial kitchens thanks to its heat-resistant and hygienic properties, is a material that's recently gained in popularity. Another popular countertop material, butcher-block offers a striking but practical (and eco-friendly) addition to the kitchen.
Kitchen Floor October 20, 2017. How to Clean: Wipe up spills immediately. Sweep, dust, or vacuum regularly and occasionally wipe the surface with a damp mop or cloth. Avoid oil-based sprays, waxes, and polishes, as well as abrasive cleansers.Underlayment. Underlayment products provide a base for the floor, limits noise, and adds insulation. Cushioned materials such as cork and form are ideal beneath floating wood floors. In moisture-prone areas, vinyl- and plastic-lined underlayments are best. Many manufacturers offer multiple options featuring unique benefits and price points.