One trend in kitchens that has grown over the years is increasing the size. In most homes, there isn’t a lot of unused nearby space in which to expand. This, as well as cost considerations, often cause homeowners to rule out moving walls. Size is important to have a functionally up-to-date kitchen, and many of yesteryear were designed as tiny spaces. But, there are almost always affordable ways to add square footage.
You may have never thought of concrete as a kitchen countertop material, but you may want to think again. This new countertop material is growing in popularity for many reasons. The perfect mix of beauty and brawn, concrete has it all. Its strength as well as it’s attractive, customizable look make it a great countertop choice. The color, stain, thickness, texture, and size of the concrete are totally customizable. You can also cast the concrete with embellishments such as glitter or shells. As with any porous countertop, it is important to properly seal concrete to prevent staining. Along with regular cleaning, concrete countertops also need regular waxing to maintain their surface finish.
This eco friendly kitchen countertop choice is a popular one. Not only is it durable and good for the environment, it is also stunning. It is made from bits of post-consumer recycled glass mixed together and fused with a resin or cement binder. The result is a glimmering masterpiece of kitchen countertop. The color and size of this type of material is widely customizable. Recycled glass countertops are durable, as well as heat and scratch resistant. Maintenance is on par with many other types of countertop materials. Regular sealing and waxing will keep the surface shining and beautiful for decades.
Built-in ovens, microwaves and storage for small appliances will make your kitchen appear less cluttered. For homeowners who entertain regularly the kitchen wine refrigerator has become very popular. These appliances can accommodate from 12 to 300 wine bottles depending on the model. There are even countertop fridges to keep just a few bottles at a time properly chilled.
Learning how to cook can be an exciting and rewarding experience for children. It is an excellent way to build a child’s skills and potentially develop an interest in culinary arts. However, the kitchen can also be a dangerous place, especially for children due to the fact that they are not as tall, strong, experienced, or mature as an adult. Because of this, it is necessary for adults to make the kitchen kid-friendly. This can be achieved by establishing and observing safety rules and teaching them to youngsters.
Costs range depending on the size of the space and amenities you choose (granite or marble counters will quickly run up a price tag), but don’t expect the renovation to be cheap. Don’t skimp on the butler’s pantry plans or construction. And remember, it’s an entire remodel job that could require some professional help due to the plumbing, electrical, architectural, and construction needs.