Lucette Gallois Kitchen Decorating, 2018-02-12 15:11:56. One of the first things to consider when planning to decorate a galley kitchen is the color scheme. Because they tend to be slim, small spaces, galley kitchens occasionally run the risk of appearing dark and cramped. So lightening up the space with the use of light and bright colors can be a great start. Consider using whites, creams or light yellows for walls and backsplashes; try whites or light, natural woods for cabinets.
Lucette Gallois Kitchen Cabinet, 2018-02-04 15:10:06. A great advantage of classic kitchen cabinets is that they can go a long way toward improving a home‘s resale value because their somewhat "neutral" style will have a much better chance of appealing to a wide range of prospective buyers than will cabinets built in a specific design style.
Macy Guillemot Kitchen Decorating, 2018-02-11 11:01:07. 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 Cabinet, 2017-10-22 10:23:38. 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.
Ivonne Caillauda Uncategories, 2017-10-22 10:23:53. A rule of thumb to keep in mind when organizing a pantry or cupboard is to choose storage tools that will make your items visible and accessible. For example, a set of clear containers or jars to house dry goods, like cereal or grains, is a low-cost and worthy addition to any pantry. Other kitchen pantries and cupboards will benefit from hooks to hang utensils or pots out of the way and free up room for items that require shelf space.
Hanrietta Meyer Uncategories, 2017-10-20 20:43:50. Professional organizer Kate S. Brown, CPO, owner of Impact Productivity believes small kitchens are spaces that can work, as long as you have a place for everything off the counter, leaving elbow room for the cook. "Otherwise making dinner becomes a stressful obstacle course punctuated by the crash of something being knocked off the counter," says Brown, who suggests putting your walls to work by storing your nicest pots and pans on pegs.
Ivonne Caillauda Kitchen Backsplash, 2017-10-24 11:00:10. A new backsplash can liven up any kitchen design—and if you‘re in the market for one that‘s attractive, efficient and long-lasting, you‘ll want to check out ideas for stainless steel kitchen backsplash tiles.
Macy Guillemot Kitchen Decorating, 2017-10-23 11:48:50. Lighting is a particularly key feature of open kitchen designs, since open designs tend to incorporate more space than their closed-in counterparts. Finding the right balance of coverage, style and function can be a challenge, but if you focus on the three basic lighting types—main, decorative and task—you should have no problem lighting your open kitchen design. For main lighting, consider a track that encircles the room or runs through the middle of the entire design. A chandelier or large handing pendant can light the dining room space. Task lighting is a great idea for sink, cooking and food prep areas. And finally, decorative lighting can be a great feature for the tops and bottoms of cabinets.
Macy Guillemot Kitchen Decorating, 2017-10-22 10:24:04. Paint Your Ceiling—Painting your entire kitchen a crispy, airy blue might feel too overpowering, but just painting your ceiling could really open up the room and add an ethereal feel. The ceiling is also a good place to introduce a bold color that wouldn‘t otherwise work in the room.
Ivonne Caillauda Sinks and Faucets, 2017-10-23 11:51:16. "Seeing a 400-year-old stone sink in Verona, Italy, in 1988 inspired me to try incorporating similar sinks in our kitchens," he says. "We soon discovered that granite sinks offer definite functional advantages in addition to their beautiful appearance. And we have learned how to prevent or overcome potential problems that may occur when using stone."
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