Published at Thursday, December 21st 2017, 17:10:39 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 Friday, November 10th 2017, 17:21:11 PM by admin. Kitchen. Designers tell us that small rooms like the laundry room or the powder room are some of the best places for patterned wallpaper. Well guess what? If you have a galley kitchen, you have the perfect small room to wallpaper it up.
Published at Friday, November 10th 2017, 17:14:18 PM by admin. Kitchen. Stone is one of the most popular kitchen surfaces and among all the options, soapstone countertops may be the most durable and generally care‐free. These totally natural countertops develop their own patina and character over time. As with most countertop materials, it‘s important to research the pros and cons before investing in a particular type of material.
Published at Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 17:42:50 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.
Published at Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 17:34:35 PM by admin. Kitchen. A trend in the past couple of years has been the "hidden kitchen" which not only has an abundance of closed storage, but also handle‐less appliances to maintain a sleek and modern look.
Published at Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 17:27:42 PM by admin. Kitchen. Yes, open shelves are still a big decorating thing, which you should be happy to hear! In a galley kitchen, replacing the top set of cabinets with open shelves will make your space seem bigger and airier without that solid wall of boxes. And you‘ll have all that space for decorating.
Published at Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 17:15:22 PM by admin. Kitchen. Soapstone is a natural, metamorphic rock whose geologic name is steatite. It gets its moniker and soapy feel from the talc in the stone. In fact, it is this talc content that distinguishes the two main types of soapstone: architectural and artistic. Artistic soapstone is softer and is very easy to carve thanks to its high talc content.
Published at Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 17:06:30 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.