Kitchen Island & Carts April 28, 2017. But if you are fine with the ‘high maintenance’ that marble brings along with it, consider using the stone for both the kitchen backsplash and the island countertop to give the space a more curated and refined look. If the backsplash seems like a risky place, then repeat it elsewhere with an accent feature or even add it to the dining room next to the kitchen to create a sense of continuity.
Kitchen Island & Carts May 09, 2017. Whether it is homework time or they pitch in to help make dinner, a kitchen island is a great place for kids to feel part of the action and be in close eye view. Another option for kitchen islands is to place kid’s height amenities like a microwave and refrigerated drawer in reach. For after school snacks and Saturday morning early breakfasts, amenities that the kids can feel independent using are a good idea for some households.
Kitchen Backsplash April 29, 2017. If you want the backsplash in your kitchen to stand out a bit more, then think beyond the pattern and the design on the mosaic. For example, this backsplash extends onto the adjacent walls forming an abstract décor.
Kitchen Backsplash April 27, 2017. Stainless Steel, Most people are after matching stainless steel appliances in their kitchen. Why? Because they look sharp and are central to a modern, updated design. Using stainless steel as the backsplash–either with tiles or a solid sheet–is a continuation of that same feel and creates a sleek, uniform look. The material is easy to wipe clean, doesn’t require grout and will last forever.
Kitchen Backsplash April 29, 2017. Mosaics and Focal Points, The biggest real estate for a focal point is behind the stove. Create focal points by changing up the pattern or color scheme of your materials, whether that’s laying tile at an angle or mixing and matching complimentary colors. And if you’re on a budget, splurge on that stove-top wall and use a less expensive material everywhere else.
Appliances April 28, 2017. Try a creative approach to maximize the functionality of your small kitchen. Find ways to create a multipurpose space with practical furniture items that are useful but can be easily stored out of the way. Some ideas include: Backless bar stools that can tuck away, Roll-out kitchen cabinets or tables, Drop-down, wall-mounted tables or cutting boards.
Kitchen Island & Carts April 28, 2017. Take advantage of being able to use the space above the island by adding suspended storage, where you can display a matching pan collection or your best stemware. You can also experiment with lighting elements, or if you’ve decided to install a stovetop with overhead venting you can use the space for the range hood.
Appliances April 28, 2017. Ventilation A far cry from the clunky hoods of years gone by, kitchen ventilation is changing, giving homeowners ore and more options. Depending on the size of your kitchen and specifics of your cooktop, there are many different options.