Once you have your dream kitchen --the cabinets, countertop, fixtures, and appliances that suit both your wants and needs --the real question, the dreadful question, is... how do you organize it? It’s essential to think about this early on to avoid the kitchen becoming a place of stress, like it often can when its surroundings are cluttered. There will always be dishes to wash, of course, but if you have an organization system in place from the get-go, it takes off a lot of pressure. We’ve picked up a few tips along the way to ensure that your kitchen is clean, comfortable, and convenient enough that when you look at it, you see the features you love, instead of more stuff to clean up.
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According to Better Homes & Gardens, “One trend in kitchen design is to mix wood finishes or colors, using contrast to draw special attention to different zones in the kitchen.” While for many years, the prevailing style dictated that kitchens and dining rooms should be perfectly matching, this has begun to look dated. After all, wood is a natural material, and part of its appeal comes from the serendipitous abnormality and variety in its grain, color, and shade.
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Everyone’s ideal kitchen looks different. Perhaps yours is sleekly functional, ornate yet tasteful, or foremost comfortable and full of warmth. You may have a general vibe in mind, but when it comes to deciding specifics, picking a style can be a good place to start. Designers classify kitchens into three main types: traditional, transitional and contemporary.
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Hosting a dinner party can be stressful, no matter what the occasion is. It can also be one of those make-or-break moments that everyone fears and you need to be sure you’re ready for it. As a host, you are not only putting on the show, but you also have to monitor your attendees and be sure everyone is enjoying themselves, all while prepping a meal. Without the right forethought, this can be terribly challenging and cause you to crash and burn.
When renovating a kitchen or bath, one is faced with many choices. Aesthetic, financial, and practical considerations go into every detail. When it comes to countertops, customers looking for the highest quality and best value material often choose between granite and quartz. Both provide a gorgeous look and sturdy surface, but which is the better choice?