Published at Monday, December 11th 2017, 17:06:20 PM by admin. Kitchen. Granite is a natural, igneous rock composed of quartz, feldspar, micas, and a mixture of additional trace minerals. Forbes explains they types and amounts of the different minerals are what give granite different colors, textures and patterns. It typically 10 to 50% quartz, which is semi‐transparent white, and 65 to 90% feldspar, usually pinkish or white. Generally, natural stone like granite is desirable because it has more character than man‐made countertop surfaces.
Published at Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 17:17:42 PM by admin. Kitchen. By incorporating some glass‐fronted kitchen storage, it‘s possible to add display space as well as another design element into the kitchen. The look can be modern or retro and the glass can be clear or frosted, depending upon the desired result. Scavolini‘s design uses some old‐style glass cabinets to dress up the space while incorporating kitchen storage.
Published at Monday, December 18th 2017, 17:52:53 PM by admin. Kitchen. Speaking of granite, soapstone is a softer stone and is cut into smaller slabs. Consequently, large areas‐typically more than 7 feet‐will require more than one piece and will have seams. The larger slabs of architectural grade come from Brazil, according to Sierra Soapstone, but it is also quarried in India and parts of the east coast of the US, such as Appalachia and Vermont.
Published at Monday, December 18th 2017, 17:40:47 PM by admin. Kitchen. Those who love the look of natural stone but don‘t have the budget for it might want to consider a stone‐patterned solid surface countertop. As the years have gone by, manufacturers have been able to make their solid surface countertops look increasingly more like the real thing.
Published at Monday, December 18th 2017, 17:35:38 PM by admin. Kitchen. Solid surface materials are essentially manufactured from modern plastics. Polymer resins are combined with minerals like bauxite and dyes, creating a durable countertop surface. The material is typically produced in sheets of a standard countertop thickness. These can then be turned into countertops, backsplashes and other surfaces.
Published at Monday, December 18th 2017, 17:28:33 PM by admin. Kitchen. Of all the countertop materials, this is the one that offers the most color choices. There are literally hundreds of choices, including solids, metallics and stone‐like patterns. Corian alone offers a portfolio of 118 colors.
Published at Monday, December 18th 2017, 17:17:25 PM by admin. Kitchen. There are several different types of textured glass, some more common than others. This is a style that‘s a bit tricky in the sense that some patterns are quite likely to be a fad and to go out of style quickly, leaving you with a dated kitchen design. You can avoid that by sticking with some of the simpler and more classical patterns.
Published at Monday, December 18th 2017, 17:10:19 PM by admin. Kitchen. You never know where inspiration could come from so keep an open mind and don‘t rule out any kitchen decorating ideas until you at least give them a chance. Maybe you‘ve never been a fan of something but it looks good in the design scenario that you came up with. For example, glass door kitchen cabinets are a bit pretentious and not as popular as they used to be and that makes them that much more interesting in certain cases.