Published at Thursday, December 21st 2017. by Dory Deniaud in Kitchen.
Choices: With cabinet refacing you can choose from any door style and door material on the market today. Solid wood doors come in over 230 stain colors for each species of wood. Another door choice is rigid thermofoil, (rigid vinyl adhered to ultra density fiber board). Knobs and door handles also come in a large variety. Your old cabinet boxes will look new again, once they are covered in 1/4 inch (real wood) veneer to match your doors and drawers. You will also have the option of adding extra cabinets or taking a large single cabinet and turning it into a double cabinet.
Express yourself with color. Because the backsplash is a relatively small area, it's your chance to play with color. It's always safe to choose warm, soft colors. However, you can be much more daring! This is your chance to add an exciting punch of color. Play with pattern. Patterns add interest - especially if you are on a tight budget. One easy way to save money is to select standard tiles in complementary or contrasting colors and then arrange them to create an interesting pattern. For instance, an unusual checkered pattern can make your kitchen feel like a quaint little bistro rather than a boring rental apartment.
Select the material with care. The resurgence of tile has brought many different types to the market like ceramic, stone, metal, and glass. In fact, the variety of tile can be quite overwhelming. Take some extra time to choose your backsplash material. As mentioned, you want something durable and beautiful. More importantly, you want a tile design the reflects your sense of style since you are probably going to have this tile for some time.
According to the National Association of HomeBuilders (NAHB), kitchen islands are one of the most popular kitchen design features among today's consumers. The NAHB also reports that buyers of new homes have also indicated a desire for kitchen islands as well. Actually some 80% of homebuyers consider a kitchen island to be an absolute must.
Countertop material for the island doesn't have to match the rest of your kitchen countertops as long as it is harmonious with the room's overall design. You may want to splurge on solid surfacing here, for example, and use laminate on the other countertops. A butcher-block countertop is ideal for chopping, while granite or marble works well for baking purposes and for rolling pastry dough.
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