Posts tagged ‘Kitchen Countertops’

February 7th, 2015

Considerations for Improving your Kitchen Ambiance

by Edwin Rosenthal

Remodeling and renovating kitchen would be the first option for most people while renovating their house. In this article, a few considerations are mentioned that you can implement in making your kitchen more appealing than before.

List of considerations
Miniature plantsUse quality materials in Flooring
Flooring in the kitchen has wide options available in the market. You can choose the right flooring according to their requirement where most of the people prefer flooring with less maintenance. Also traditional flooring options like tiles, wood, brick, bamboo, vinyl can be preferred accordingly. Research and shop around before choosing the right flooring option for your kitchen

Select classic Counter tops
Counter tops form the horizontal work surface for placing the furnace/stove along with other appliances in your kitchen. Depending on the material used in making them and the styles present their costs vary being expensive. Counter tops made up of natural stone like granite, marble or other materials like stainless steel, plastic laminates, wood and concrete can be used. They impart an interesting look to your kitchen.

Storage shelves
Storage shelves form an important part in every kitchen for storing the content, utensils and other boxes which are required. If enough storage shelves are not present make arrangements for adding up racks/storage shelves in your kitchen. Depending upon the size of the utensils used and other boxes get the storage shelves done accordingly which gives a tidy and clean look to your kitchen.

Elegant lighting
Lighting is an important part in kitchen as it is the place where people spend most of the time for preparing food. Ensure that the kitchen is installed with good lights for making the kitchen functional, comfortable and making easy for you to cook.

Opt for good quality hardware
By installing hardware requirements such as door, hinges, knobs, latches, etc. completely changes the look of your kitchen. Kitchen hardware is important in making the kitchen look stylish and interesting. Choose the right cabinet from the market depending on your budget and the availability of space.

Decide whether to stain or paint
Brush painted cabinets lasts long compared to that of stained wood cabinets and give a unique look.

Install an island in the middle of the kitchen
Ensure to create a bulky, open and airy look island in the middle of the room free of appliances or can also be provided along with a dish washer or a cook top.

This articles helps you in renovating your kitchen with the best needs required for making it interesting and giving it a good look. By considering and improving the above aspects in your kitchen will enhance its looks creating a positive impression for onlookers.
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April 8th, 2012

Tips to Choose Laminate Kitchen Countertops

by Edwin Rosenthal

Laminate countertops are the affordable options of kitchen countertops. They are made from a thin piece of plastic that is adhered to a substrate or a base. The base may be a particle board or plywood. Go on to know how to choose laminate kitchen countertops.

These countertops come in different colors and graphic patterns. They are even made to resemble natural materials like granite and slate. Consider the color shade and pattern based on your preferences when choosing laminate countertops. Check the laminate colors – consider the cabinet and wall colors of your kitchen when choosing the color of the countertop. Any scratches on the laminate are easily visible if they are of dark color. So, make sure that you use light-colored ones. However, if you wish to choose dark colored laminates, then find a pattern that disguises the scratches.

Another important element to consider during selection is their edges. Among the straight, bevel, and post-formed edges, the straight or self-edge has been used from past. Often the bevel edged countertop with a contrast color makes the kitchen accessory look elegant. Post-formed edges of laminate countertops have rounded edges. These are prepared by machines and can be adjusted to fit any kitchen. Ensure that the edges of laminate countertops are not sharp. When choosing any model of kitchen countertop, you consider price. Laminate models are, however, less expensive than solid countertops of same size. One of the disadvantages of these countertops is that they are not durable as they are not resistant to scratches and heat. So, a lot of maintenance is required to make them last longer. Hence, opt these countertops only if you are capable of meeting the maintenance needs. So, remember these considerations when planning to arrange laminates as kitchen countertops. read more »