Published at Monday, November 06th 2017. by Mariette Gautier in Kitchen Ideas.
Engineering and technology have made a wide variety of design choices and finishes possible. While most of the following kitchen countertop ideas are durable it’s a good idea to always work with cutting boards and silicone trivets for hot pots. Keep countertop surfaces clean with a non-abrasive soft towel and follow manufacturer or installation guidelines on what products to use to clean and maintain the beauty of your countertops for years.
We love our kitchens. We spend so much time in them creating meals and memories with people that we love. So it only makes sense that like the food we cook in them our kitchens should be a reflection of creativity and happiness.
European styling: If you love the European appeal of cabinetry than modern styled are for you. From rich colors and shiny lacquer finishes to exotic wood appearances and streamlined hardware. European cabinetry has an undeniable aesthetic that your kitchen or bathroom will enjoy. Determine if your adjacent areas lend itself to European styling décor. Minimalist furniture wide open spaces and modern lines are all characteristic of interiors that well compliment your modern styled cabinetry.
The latest trend in contemporary kitchens is the thick slab countertop effect. While most countertops are normally 2” thick choosing a 3 – 5” thick countertop creates an anchored stately look. Remember to adjust cabinet heights accordingly to make up for the height increase from the thicker countertops.
If you’re going to be doing the painting yourself you’ll want to take time to research the right paints and method for painting. Now sure how to get started with such a big DIY project? Take a look at our article How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets Like a Pro and you’ll be ready in no time.
A kitchen can look finished without a backsplash and sometimes a clean coat of (washable) paint is what best executes a design. But at the same time there’s also an opportunity to use the space to anchor the overall design of the room.