Category: Kitchen Improvements
A kitchen renovation can add money to your home and is one of the most important things that perspective buyers look at. A renovation can also freshen up your space and get you those items that you’ve always wanted; things like a kitchen island or a new sun room to enjoy your breakfast in.
Sun rooms are also sometimes called three season rooms as you can enjoy them throughout the spring, summer and fall, but there are some that you can enjoy year round making them great additions to your home. Not only are you getting more square feet but you are bringing the outdoors inside and creating a great space for your kitchen expansion.
Some people use their sun rooms as breakfast rooms, and if you are lucky enough to have full sun in the morning you will have a breakfast bathed in natural light. If it’s raining no problem, you won’t get wet but you can still have the windows open to allow for the scent of the rain to enter.
Some people use their sun rooms for relaxing, curling up with a good book or playing games with the family. Yes, they are extra rooms but you can use them like any other and create more space in the process.
If you are creating an extra room off of your existing kitchen you may want to move your table and chairs into it which will create a separate dining room while allowing you more room in the actual kitchen. Likewise, extra storage in the form of a hutch, cabinets or shelving can accent both rooms while allowing you extra room for all of your things. Some may think of their sun room as an extension of the kitchen, having it all match and feature the same flooring for a seamless look but you can also have it as a separate entity, the choice is always wholly yours.
Just a few things to remember when planning a sun room is to make sure any windows that open out won’t interfere with important outdoor space like a seating area or walkway and that you won’t have any large trees outside that will block the light entirely or you have defeated your purpose. Trees to the side that give shade will be ideal as you then have a climate controlled area to enjoy.
They are versatile and they are beautiful: they are sun rooms!
While renovating the home, many of us are at the crossroads of Utility and Style. The common question one asks for themselves is, what should be preferred over the other? Many will go with utility part as it is significant. But if you are bored with conventional things in the kitchen, then its time to change the way it looks. All you need is the space. But if you act smart, then space will never be a constraint.
Here are some ideas to makeover the kitchen counter.
Place a Transparent Fruit stand
A normal marble Kitchen Top cannot create a long-lasting impression. So there should be some lively thing that can create a fresh vibe. A bowl with oranges can add a colorful vibe. Bright yellow Lemons can totally change the nature of the surroundings. Placing your favorite food palate (Fruits&Vegetables) on the kitchen top will tempt you to stay in the kitchen for more time.
Hang a Cutting Board
Though it is common for every kitchen to have a Cutting Board, displaying it can be more scenic. Hanging Cutting Boards with different shapes resemble a wall décor. If you want to create a contrasting appeal in your kitchen, then choose a Cutting Board, which contrasts with the existing marble color or pattern.
Use Stylish Appliances
Appliances such as Coffeemaker, Toaster, and Ovens can make a huge difference in terms of appeal. They will never let you get bored. Adding smart appliances such as E-guides can change the common perceptions regarding the kitchen. Adding to that they can bring out your culinary skills and make you stick to the kitchen.
Place a Photo Frame
Though some may feel weird about this option, it carries a good meaning. A picture conveys a lot than other means. Placing a photo on the counter will remind you the taste preferences of the family and help you in preparing favorite dishes.
Display Cutlery & Kitchenware
When it comes to cutlery there are many aspects to showcase. The alignment of cutlery speaks a lot about your family. Kitchenware such as pans and jars can be placed on the table adjoining the Kitchen counter.
Grow a Sapling
This is the trendiest thing which is gaining attention all over the world. Choose a sapling which grows beautiful with age. Climbing plants are the best option for patio kitchens. You can create a beautiful climbing pattern and trim to form an attractive shape.
Place a Flower Vase
This is the most economic option. Place a Flower Vase on the kitchen counter and fill it with fresh flowers. The aroma of flowers will spread throughout the kitchen which in turn helps you to stay back in the kitchen.
You can update your kitchen by incorporating new kitchen design trends by refacing your existing kitchen cabinets. You may want to do update your kitchen because prospective buyers will be willing to pay more for an attractive, functional modern kitchen. But a complete kitchen re-design can cost tens of thousands of dollars and take months to finish.
There are many kitchen design trends that you can use in your kitchen cabinet refacing project. You can provide new features for your kitchen cabinets such as making them light and air white cabinets, putting in decorative glass doors, or using detailed cabinet hardware.
You might assume that the only way to get a custom look for your kitchen is to go with a total kitchen overhaul. But, with kitchen cabinet refacing you have all the advantages of a big custom remodel, such as better storage and improved functionality, but without the more expensive price tag. Renovating doors and refacing kitchen cabinets comes in at a fraction of the cost of having a whole new kitchen installed or even having new cabinets and doors installed.
Custom kitchen cabinet design is not the only way to achieve a custom look. Kitchen cabinet refacing provides many design options including a variety of styles of handles and drawer pulls.
While you are may be generally satisfied with the basic layout of your kitchen, you can still give your kitchen an entirely new look by having new cabinet doors put on the existing cabinet frames. You can also upgrade the drawer pulls and cabinet hardware
It is possible to totally change from a traditional wood kitchen design all the way to a more modern contemporary look. Kitchen cabinetry is very changeable and easily customizable.
Just what is involved in refacing kitchen cabinets? Well refacing allows you select custom materials, custom accessories, and custom styles to give your cabinets a like-new appearance. Refacing laminated materials are made from real furniture quality hardwoods like birch, alder, maple, oak, cherry, and walnut. You can choose to do flat or raised panels, shaker, shaker plank, beaded finish, or high end mitred doors. With refacing of existing kitchen cabinets you can take advantage of the your existing cabinet box structure, since it is already in place and so you do not need to remove counter tops, mess up the floor, or anything else. During a refacing job it is also easy to hide the hinges as well as hide knob or handle hardware.
Creating a Light and Open Look
Everyone today wants their kitchen to look light and open. When selecting a cabinet front, try adding a white cabinet door. The light color will bring a crisp look to your kitchen and make the space more inviting
Remove the Cabinet Doors
If you have older cabinets that are in good condition you can simply remove the doors altogether. You can convert your existing cabinets to open shelving. Interior shelves can be removed or reconfigured inside the existing cabinet frames for a thoroughly modern and updated look. You can remove just a few cabinet doors and use those cabinets for displaying dishes and glassware.
Every household home deserves a spectacular bench top, but have you ever considered bamboo instead of the typical pricey granite or marble?
Between wooden bench tops and marble bench tops there is a common annoyance for both. Marble bench tops, although provide a classy look to a kitchen can be extremely cold, particularly in winter. Wooden bench tops although make a kitchen look cozy and warm can become easily marked and damaged by heat and heated products. However, bamboo bench tops provide the perfect balance between marble and wood. Warm in winter, cool in summer and undamaged by heat, they are the perfect choice for your kitchen.
Bamboo bench tops are highly cost effective, but that doesn’t mean quality is substituted. Brighten up any dull kitchen with this natural product and create a spectacular looking kitchen. The nodes on the bamboo plank accentuate the bamboo stalk and will add a beautiful natural glow to your kitchen.
Besides the aesthetical benefits, bamboo bench tops are extremely practical, durable and strong. Save money on coasters and mats, as bamboo bench tops are able to withstand heat. Move any hot pan or directly from your stove to your bamboo bench top without leaving a single mark. As the actual bamboo plant is not affected by heat or cold; neither is its product. Even areas that experience constant water exposure such as the sink will not harm your bench top. Although not completely proof, bamboo bench tops are fairly able to withstand scratching as well.
As our bench tops come in solid raw bamboo planks to prevent damage via transport, simply seal with any clear varnish found in any hardware store. Once sealed if there is a large build up of scratches over time simply sand it down and re-varnish for a brand new looking bench top.
Our bench tops are also safe from warping and shrinking and would make a cost effective, stunning but practical edition to your kitchen.