Young an old use the kitchen. Unfortunately, it’s also the room where accidents occur all too often. But don’t fret! You can take the following steps to make your remodeled kitchen safer and more enjoyable for everyone:
If you’re remodeling your kitchen, you probably want your new kitchen to look fresh and new. This article overviews some hot trends in kitchen design that you just might want to work into your kitchen.
Your kitchen may be the most popular room in your home, so you want it to work right. And if your kitchen is designed properly, it will become an area where family and guests will naturally gravitate. This chapter offers you ways to make sure your kitchen space functions well.
You may not need to gut back to the subfloor when you take out the old flooring. In fact, old tiles, linoleum, and even sheet flooring can be difficult and sometimes impossible to remove without damaging the subfloor.
You may hear people refer to synthetic wood flooring as Pergo, which is actually one brand-name that’s commonly used as a term for the entire synthetic flooring category. Sort of like asking for a Kleenex when what you really want is a tissue.
If you’re looking for added warmth, both actual and aesthetic, consider a real (solid) wood or wood look-alike (synthetic) floor. Besides adding beauty and elegance, a solid or synthetic wood floor does a marvelous job at creating a natural flow between rooms, especially in an open floor plan where there are no walls to define where, for example, the kitchen ends and the family room or dining room begins.
If you want to make your kitchen elegant, then go with
something in the stone tile family. You may be surprised to find out that not
all stone tiles are expensive. Different surface textures are available,
ranging from shiny and polished (which is quite slippery when wet) to dull (not
nearly as slippery but not as good looking, either). Prices for all these types
of stone flooring vary widely depending on what part of the country you’re in,
so you’ll need to check in your area to see how much you need to spend to buy
such a floor. The biggest drawback with any stone floor is that its useful
lifetime will outlast your decorating tastes. Additionally, they’re higher
maintenance than ceramic tile. Even so, here’s a closer look at the types of
stone tile that just may be the thing that trips your floor trigger.
Ceramic and stone tiles are used in many of today’s upscale kitchens. They offer many design options in tile size, color, shape, texture, and pattern- all elements that factor into selecting a floor tile. You can pick tile that will give you a look ranging from traditional to modern. But ceramic and stone tiles differ in some ways that you should know about if you’re considering a tile floor.