Published at Thursday, December 14th 2017, 17:02:16 PM by admin. Kitchen. If you‘ve shopped for granite countertops, you will have noted mineral patterns in the stone, and one of those minerals is quartz. You might see some products touted as "natural" quartz. While the mineral is natural, don‘t think that the entire countertop is natural.
Published at Wednesday, December 20th 2017, 17:04:36 PM by admin. Kitchen. Chalkboard can be so useful in many ways, especially when it comes to kitchen lists. Paint an empty wall space with chalkboard paint and you‘ve given yourself permission to be creative and artsy even while you‘re making mac n‘ cheese.
Published at Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 17:21:40 PM by admin. Kitchen. Sleek cabinetry is still hot and this kitchen island from Bauformat includes the latest must‐have: Undercounter LED lighting. While it‘s a cool look, the addition of lighting under the edge of the counter also serves an in important functional purpose because it means no more digging around in a dark drawer or cabinet.
Published at Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 17:21:10 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, 17:20:38 PM by admin. Kitchen. The best‐known brand of solid surface countertops is Corian, produced by Dupont. The company invented the material in the 1960s, but since its patent has expired, the manufacturing information is now widely available.
Published at Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 17:19:59 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 Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 17:18:36 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 Tuesday, December 19th 2017, 17:17:42 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.