Choosing the Perfect Design for Your Kitchen
There are certain factors you need to consider before picking out your kitchen styles. Here are some tips to help you along:
Kitchen floor: this is the biggest surface area in the kitchen and picking the right flooring can transform the overall look of the space. However, given the high-risk nature of the kitchen, it is important to select materials that offer improved safety.
- Glass and porcelain tiles offer near-optimal stain resistance because they absorb less than 0.5% moisture. On the other hand, soft-bodied tiles like terra cotta, art tiles, and wall tiles are more vulnerable to stains unless treated with a sealer. However, the soft-bodied tiles are more aesthetically pleasing, so homeowners often need to decide between style and functionality.
- When it comes to durability, tiles are divided into four classes: light-duty, medium-duty, heavy-duty, and commercial. Heavy-duty tiles are the most ideal for kitchen floors because they offer more protection against abrasion and scuffing.
- For kitchen floors, textured and unglazed tiles are fantastic because they provide adequate traction for walking, even when wet. Note, however, that some glazed tiles are layered with abrasives to increase their slip-resistance.
Kitchen cabinets: cabinets are the kitchen’s backbone and they allow homeowners to showcase their class and sense of style. TJ Projects’ specialists can help you to develop a cabinet layout that maximizes your kitchen space.
- Incorporate hardware into your cabinets to further maximize kitchen space. Pull-out shelves, adjustable doors, and a Lazy Susan offers aesthetics as well as functionality.
- If you want your cabinets to have a rich, dark finish, cherry wood is your best bet. Check out alternative woods like bamboo, mahogany, Sapele, or anaglade for more modern styles. To get a polished look, a stained or lacquered finish should be applied to the cabinets’ surface.
- Kitchen appliances may be custom-fitted to complement the cabinets and hardware. Ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, warming drawers, and microwaves can improve your kitchen’s overall look. Consider high-gauge stainless steel finish for your appliances; they have shinier surfaces, are easier to clean, and last longer.
Countertops: there are many great options for a kitchen countertop. Granite, engineered stone, laminates (popularly known as Formica), concrete, ceramic tiles, and stainless steel are some of the most popular ones. Remember, however, to pick a material that is durable, stain-resistant, and easy-to-clean.