U Shaped Kitchen Design Ideas for Your Remodeling Project
U shaped kitchen design ideas are the most attractive solution for houses with a large kitchen space, filled with natural light for most of the day, and where at least one person enjoys spending a lot of time in the kitchen. They’re ideal for traditional households, as the space is organized so as to encourage family meetings, long dinners together, and conversations over a cup of coffee in the morning, or wine in the evenings.
If you’re doing a bit of remodeling, why not think about using a farmhouse sink for your kitchen? It’s the kind of question you should be asking yourself in the early stages of the remodeling, when you’re just planning things out, because the farmhouse sink requires a few adjustments – but it’s definitely worth the effort.
To begin with, it’s bigger than most regular sinks, which means you may have to order custom-made cabinets for proper fitting. Keep in mind that the sink is meant to be slightly longer than the surfaces around it – so as to make sure any dripping water goes on the floor, not on any wooden surface. Also, it’s meant to be slightly lower than the counters, to make it easier to wipe out any crumbs directly in the sink. If you don’t want that, you can find a model that’s just as tall and just as wide as the counters surrounding it.
Exotic Wood Veneer Cabinetry for Perfect Style on a Budget
In selecting kitchen cabinetry, there is a certain prejudice against veneer and in favor of solid wood, even if there are more arguments in favor of the former than the latter. It’s mostly a matter of habit; people have grown up in homes with furniture made of solid wood, and they associate it with the stability of their childhood, while veneer represents the cheaper, more volatile years that followed.
If you’re one of those people who selects solid wood without a second thought, but without any real motive behind your selection, you might want to take a few moments and reconsider your options. For one thing, the industry has changed drastically in the recent years, with major improvements all over the place. There are examples of exotic wood veneer cabinetry available today that would put to shame any piece of solid wood you could find.
Construction-wise, there are different ways to finish above the sink window in a kitchen. Design Build Pros kitchen design clients have this decision to make. There is “standard” option. As always, it comes down to personal preference and style. What are some potential ways to finish above the sink window in a kitchen? A few of your options are: a ceiling crown molding, an arched valance, a wood soffit box, and of course…nothing at all. These options will be explored in the blog below. Continue reading →
COREtec Plus 5” planks are a waterproof, inert, dimensionally stable LVT, or Luxury Vinyl Tile construction. The patent pending design uses an extrusion process to combine recycled wood, bamboo dust, limestone, and ‘virgin’ PVC. The non-recycled Poly Vinyl Chloride is the binding agent, the limestone provides stability in the end product, and the wood and bamboo provide additional resilience to the final product. The edges are beveled to form an interlocking surface, and the bottom surface is cork for insulation of both sound and temperature.
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UltraCraft Cabinetry is built to withstand the day to day activities that can cause your cabinets to look dirty and/or haggard. UltraCraft Cabinetry has a catalyzed varnish protecting your cabinets. It is designed to resist foods, beverages and household agents normally found in today’s homes.
Kitchen cabinets with a distressed finish are the new trend in kitchen design. The distressed finish is imparted to painted cabinets by distressing and then using antiquing glaze. This immediately gives a fresh, old world charm to any cabinet, of any color, and can significantly alter the look of your kitchen without much time and effort on your part. If you want to have a kitchen renovation without spending too much resources, then kitchen cabinets with a distressed finish could give you just what you are looking for in no time at all!
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Jenn-Air Refrigerator with Obsidian Black Interior
The new Jenn-Air refrigerator with Obsidian black interior is the new luxury kitchen design that will transform the way you keep your food fresh and the way your kitchen looks. In the new Jenn-Air built in refrigerators, you now have the option to complete it with a beautiful Obsidian black interior. Your food will be illuminated with LED lights, making it look both appetizing and dramatic every time you open the door. The refrigerator not only keeps food looking amazing, but tasting great as well. It automatically adjusts the temperature and humidity to create an optimal environment for your edibles, making sure they stay fresh and tasty for as long as possible. This is enabled by the TwinFresh climate controls, which allows you to create two unique climate settings within your fridge. No longer do you have to worry about one piece of produce being too cool while another one is too warm.