Kitchen Island & Carts April 17, 2017. Two-Tone Kitchen Countertops, For a custom, high-design look, choose two different countertop surfaces for your kitchen. This look was once exclusively used by chefs and bakers who preferred a designated, cold marble countertop in one section for rolling dough and stainless steel for the rest of the kitchen counters for clean up ease. Take inspiration from the professional cook’s practical countertop two-tone approach to create a one-of-a-kind kitchen.
Cabinets & Storages April 17, 2017. Neutral Hues Whites, beiges and light earth tones work great in most kitchens and with almost any wall color or wallpaper, making them the top choice for those looking to repaint their kitchen cabinets.
Cabinets & Storages April 18, 2017. Clutter is usually a side effect of not having enough storage. Often, more storage isn’t the solution — simplifying and decluttering your kitchen is. Go through your cabinets and drawers (especially the back) and donate or toss anything that you haven’t used for a while. Ask yourself if you really need a cherry-pitting tool or an egg slicer. Once you’ve cleared the cabinets, clear the counters by storing the items that cause visual clutter.
Cabinets & Storages April 18, 2017. There are a number of ways to approach white countertops. White marble is warm, classic and its natural veiny appearance adds texture. It is more expensive than other options as well as higher maintenance. You’ll need to wipe up spills right away, avoid putting hot pans or abrasive items on the surface and seal it on a regular basis. White granite is lower maintenance than marble (seal it once a year and wipe up spills ASAP) but also offers a classic look.
Appliances April 18, 2017. Also, electric stoves are useless during power outages. If you live in an area subject to frequent power outages, this is not the type of stove you should be using. They use a lot of electricity and not all generators are able to handle that.
Appliances April 19, 2017. Still, these stoves are slower to cook food when turned down so it will take longer for you to cook something on an electric stove than on a gas one. Add to that the increased cost of electricity and the bills get bigger and bigger.
Cabinets & Storages April 18, 2017. Kitchen cabinets are a high impact design element because they’re outward facing (unlike flat countertops) and take up a lot of real estate in the room. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association cabinets make up one-third to one-half of kitchen remodel budgets. NKBA also reported that among painted cabinets, white is the most popular option. Add a personal touch by choosing cabinet pulls and other hardware that you like. They are easily replaceable and will pop against crisp white cabinetry.
Appliances April 17, 2017. Electric stoves also offer more functions than the one that operate on gas. This means more flexibility for you in the kitchen and more possibilities to choose from when planning the meals.