Cabinets & Storages May 13, 2017. The kitchen island often features a sizable slab of countertop so this can be used strategically to brighten up the space, or add detail that complements pure white features elsewhere in the room. Add contrast by choosing a different material than you used for the countertops. It’s pretty likely that the island will be where a lot of food prep and entertaining takes place, so depending on how you plan to use the kitchen island itself think about the material and how high maintenance it is.
Kitchen Island & Carts May 15, 2017. Choosing between a glossy finish or a honed finish for the island countertop can make all the difference to your kitchen’s ambiance over time. A polished, glossy finish definitely is more appealing visually, and it reflects light fabulously to give the kitchen a stunning focal point. But marble countertops with a glossy finish etch easily when exposed to acidic materials, and if you are not careful, the whole thing can turn into a big mess within just a few months. Honed marble on the other hand is already etched and hence far safer, but the downside is that it stains easily!
Sinks Faucets May 13, 2017. Classic styling, For a more traditional aesthetic, two-handle kitchen mixer faucets can be found in our Atrio and Aria collections.
Kitchen Island & Carts May 15, 2017. Another great idea here is to place the family room right next to the kitchen so that you can turn the kitchen island with open shelves into your small, personal library wall as well! Instead of cookbooks, fill these empty shelves with your personal book collection and create a cozy reading nook in the family room to make the most of it. Since kitchens in open plan living areas are often the social zones and heart and soul of the home, this makes perfect sense ergonomically as well.
Kitchen Island & Carts May 13, 2017. The secret is in the contrast. If you want your countertop to stand out, select a countertop color that pops or stands out from the cabinetry.
Appliances April 19, 2017. Countertops Sleek cabinetry is still hot and this kitchen island from Bauformat includes the latest must-have: Undercounter LED lighting. While it’s a cool look, the addition of lighting under the edge of the counter also serves an in important functional purpose because it means no more digging around in a dark drawer or cabinet.
Cabinets & Storages May 15, 2017. Add LED strip lights to shelves and under your cabinets to illuminate your counter space; simply peel, stick and plug in. Replace incandescent light bulbs with the latest energy-efficient versions. Choose pendant lights that can be clipped onto existing track-lighting systems to layer your room’s lighting. Replace outdated light fixtures. Add a mirror to a kitchen wall or consider adding a mirrored backsplash to reflect light.
Sinks Faucets May 13, 2017. If you found an unexplained attraction to decorative plumbing, you must know that the Elan Vital Collection’s single hole lavatory faucet and vessel faucets come in four standard heights and you can choose the perfect one for your needs. The industrial looking faucet collection was beautifully carved with Hot/Cold tags on the lever handles, making this rough detail an enticing one. Also, the industrial kitchen faucet has a telescoping arm that helps both with function and aesthetic appeal.