When you are considering a quartz material for your kitchen remodel, there are lots of options to choose from. However, if you are looking for durability, beauty and the best bang for your dollars, you have to take a long hard look at quartz material for your countertop. Although, Quartz is not a new material, it is however, front and center in the modern kitchen countertop design and other countertop surfaces in the home such as a bar top, kitchen island and bathroom vanities.
Have you ever wondered if a Farmhouse sink or Apron sink is right for your Kitchen? One of the primary reasons for the uncertainty is that they typically were of a certain type of construction and looked only good in a Country style Kitchen. Unfortunately, this country theme is not for everyone, but some people still wanted the Apron Front type of sink. If you are one of those people, your prayers have been answered. You can have a transitional kitchen and have a stylish looking Apron Front sink, made of cool looking fun material.
Take a look at a few stunning Apron Sinks that will totally blow you away with the stylish looks and features. They are surprisingly affordable and not too pricey. I am sure they will fit in just about any kitchen remodel budget. Enjoy fawning all over these exquisite farmhouse sinks!
Vigo Farmhouse Sink – 30×22.25
5 Product Choices for an Achievable Eco-Friendly Kitchen
Designing an eco friendly kitchen is not hard to do, if you know what items to focus on. It also doesn’t mean that you need to spend a fortune to accomplish a successful eco-friendly kitchen remodel. Before you get started there are a few specific items that you want to examine and research as you are planning your eco-friendly kitchen.
- Kitchen Countertops
- Kitchen Cabinets
- Eco-Friendly Paint
- Reusing Cabinets & Fixtures
If you are thinking about a kitchen remodel, you will need to consider what type of material you will be using for your kitchen countertop. If you have not made up your mind as to the material, just yet, marble is something that you should look at. The texture and the feel of marble is by far one of the greatest experiences when shopping for your kitchen countertop material. If you ar doing a small kitchen remodel, you may get away with a remnant piece of marble. If you have a large kitchen, you will need to look at full slabs that will accommodate your kitchen countertop requirements.
When a kitchen countertop is made from marble, it has that element of sophistication and beauty to the room. Besides the elegance and the beauty of a marble kitchen countertop, a marble countertop is heat resistant and can handle hot items real well. [Read more…]
Let Your Design Style Shine Through in Your Kitchen Backsplash
A kitchen backsplash provides an important artistic and stylish detail to your kitchen area. In the past a kitchen backsplash was just an after-thought feature that was primarily used as a way to keep behind the sink or stove clean. The choice is yours when it comes to what materials to use for your kitchen backsplash.
When you are planning your kitchen remodel and researching materials, you will find that a kitchen backsplash can come in a wide variety of materials. You can play it safe and continue your countertop up along the walls as a kitchen backsplash; that is if you are going for more of a monochromatic look. You can be creative and use a glass mosaic, ceramic, or porcelain tile that complements the tones and colors in the kitchen countertop. The design possibilities are limitless when it comes to options for your kitchen backsplash. [Read more…]
It is important to understand the importance of lighting in your kitchen when you’re planning a kitchen remodel or kitchen makeover. New lighting fixtures not only dress up the kitchen décor but kitchen lighting also creates an atmosphere of fun and enjoyment for cooking and entertaining.
First let’s take a look at the primary types of lighting that that you should consider when planning your kitchen remodel, which are:
- general lighting,
- ambient lighting,
- task lighting and
- accent lighting.
When you are planning your kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel or overall home remodel, LED lighting should be on your purchase list. They can make a remodel look so much more appealing than traditional lighting. If design and style are on the top of your list, LED lighting should be in the purchasing and shopping items.
In addition to adding design and style to your kitchen remodel, LEDs bring a great deal of efficiency to a home. Since an LED bulb is more energy efficient, they require less energy to be used by a homeowner, they have a much longer life, and they produce less carbon emissions, than traditional light bulbs. All in all LEDs are just better for the environment and they help save a tremendous amount of money on your energy bill, when you look at the annual cost savings. [Read more…]
Kitchens come in many shapes, styles, designs and themes. Since a new kitchen can be a large part of your overall home improvement budget, making the right decision on your kitchen design style requires serious thought and planning for a successful kitchen remodel.
It helps tremendously if you know what style look you prefer, such as classic, modern, rustic, country, etc., before you embark upon your kitchen remodel. Making that decision will help you start to narrow down choices on everything from wall color to cabinet doors. Picking a very specific design theme, such as French Colonial or Art Deco, provides you a design platform to build your kitchen design. Mixing and matching styles typically is called eclectic, while a look that blends traditional and contemporary elements is considered transitional.
Traditional Kitchen Style
Formal, Elegant and Classic
Traditional kitchens have a formal, elegant look characteristic of American and European homes of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.
What You Can Expect to see in a Traditional Kitchen Style:
- Crown and rope molding, fluting, corbels and other ornamentation and trim
- Cabinets in cherry, walnut and mahogany
- Raised panel cabinet door styles
- Antique fixtures and appliances
- Wood, stone or other natural materials
In today’s modern household the kitchen is the heart of the home and is a place to entertain and enjoy the family. This puts the kitchen sink and kitchen faucet center stage in today’s kitchen. Therefore, it is important to invest in quality and style, since a sink and faucet can last over 10 years. These two items get a lot of daily usage in a kitchen and really add a finishing style on the overall look and feel of the kitchen remodel.
Sadly, the kitchen sink and kitchen faucet do not always get the attention they deserve in a kitchen remodel. But the reality of the matter, these two items are critical to your kitchen looking dated or timeless. They are also important items that can make your life in the kitchen much easier when it comes to doing standard chores in the kitchen.
Questions: Before You Buy a Kitchen Sink or Faucet
Before you actually make a purchase of a kitchen sink or faucet, there are several things you need to consider. Since there are so many great styles and options to choose from when looking for a kitchen sink and faucet, you have to understand a few basic things about your tastes, preferences and habits before you make your final decision. [Read more…]