Pansy Godefroy Kitchen Decorating, 2018-01-30 11:07:35. The functionality of a kitchen peninsula doesn‘t have to be limited to storage, cooking prep and bar-style dining, however. Many homeowners choose to make their kitchen peninsula a fully functioning feature of their kitchen design by adding cooking or cleaning functionality. Adding a stove, refrigerator or sink to a kitchen peninsula can create a more efficient "work triangle" in your kitchen, making cooking, cleaning and food preparation easier and more enjoyable.
Ivonne Caillauda Kitchen Decorating, 2018-01-08 12:16:20. A peninsula can be a great addition to just about any kitchen design, but it‘s particularly useful in smaller spaces where a freestanding kitchen island isn‘t feasible because it would take up too much floor space. Likewise, some homeowners with kitchens with three connected walls may want to explore taking out one wall to create a more open flow between the kitchen and dining room or kitchen and living room. Doing so can create a great opportunity to add a peninsula in the vacant space.
Lucette Gallois Kitchen Cabinet, 2018-01-05 08:33:27. Wood is more expensive than any of the composite cabinet materials available, and solid wood doors and drawer fronts are typical in high-quality cabinets. Examples of the more luxurious woods used in quality cabinets are cherry, mahogany, chestnut and cypress. These woods are durable, naturally beautiful, less common and therefore significantly more expensive to use. When considering the quality of your kitchen cabinets, the insides matter as well. The boxes of cabinets themselves are often made of particleboard or even medium-density fiberboard (MDF). These compressed-wood options are often used by cabinet builders to reduce the cost of the project. In high-end cabinetry, you might find solid-wood cabinet frames as well as doors; however this drives up the cost of your cabinets significantly. Regardless of the material used, the insides of high-quality cabinets should be smooth, not rough to the touch, with shelves at least three-quarters of an inch thick. Dovetail construction is recommended over glued joints to provide cabinets that hold up to heavy use. This mortise-and-tenon or dovetail joinery is seen in the highest-quality cabinets and will definitely drive up the cost of your remodeling project.
Stefania Morice Kitchen Decorating, 2018-01-02 11:14:30. One of the first things you‘ll need to consider for your open kitchen is how many walls you want to keep standing in the space. If any of the walls are load-bearing, your decision may be made for you (you should probably keep those). But if you‘re relatively free and clear to take down any internal walls, you‘ll have an opportunity to keep as few as just one. Single-wall open kitchens are not uncommon, and they create the most open feel of any design—but you‘ll sacrifice a bit of storage to implement a one-walled open kitchen design.
Hanrietta Meyer Kitchen Decorating, 2017-12-26 14:35:37. Galley kitchens take their inspiration from the small, utilitarian kitchens found on ships and aircraft. Generally speaking, these kitchens feature two walls, with a narrow passageway located between them. In a traditional galley kitchen, the passageway measures anywhere from 4 to 6 feet wide, although larger galley kitchens may now expand that width and even feature kitchen islands for added seating, storage and food preparation space.
Ivonne Caillauda Uncategories, 2017-12-29 06:19:11. Browsing the kitchenware aisle in any department store, it‘s easy to stray into a cluttered mindset and from there, a cluttered kitchen. Trendy single-use gadgets or designer pan sets are a sure road to a clogged kitchen and they won‘t make you a better cook.
Ivonne Caillauda Kitchen Decorating, 2017-12-26 14:28:45. Color Blocking—Color blocking is a popular trend in the fashion world, but it can work wonders with your decor as well. Pick neighbors on the color wheel; remember that warm hues pair with cold, and paint your upper cabinets one color and your lower cabinets the other.
Lucette Gallois Uncategories, 2017-12-30 09:27:51. Although center islands are often fixed elements in a kitchen, they can also be mobile cooking prep and dining units. Let your space dictate the scale and style of your removable island. For example, choose a narrow model for a galley kitchen and an open-base style for a space with a modern aesthetic. These workhorse pieces serve double duty in small kitchens by maximizing countertop space and storage through shelving, which readily offers visual access to kitchen supplies and essentials. Combine kitchen island convenience with style by choosing a material like stainless steel or wood that complements your existing finishes; uniformity conveys the feeling of spaciousness in a smaller room.
Lucette Gallois Kitchen Decorating, 2017-12-27 06:06:45. Color plays an important role in decorating the kitchen, especially if you bathe the room in a flattering tone-on-tone palette that gives the impression of spaciousness. For a bold and unexpected design touch, not to mention a departure from play-it-safe white, consider painting an accent wall in a vibrant hue. An attention-grabbing wall adds depth and style, and it will even highlight architectural elements particular to your room.
Pansy Godefroy Kitchen Decorating, 2017-12-30 09:50:56. Chalkboard Wall—Many families keep a chalkboard in their kitchen for reminders and a running grocery list. But if you‘re always wishing you had more space to write on, it might be time for a chalkboard wall. Keep things classic and paint a black one if your kitchen has a lot of white or neutral colors, or add a pop of color in chalkboard paint on an accent wall in a white or neutral kitchen.
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