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Besides Granite, there are many other popular kitchen surfaces Granite countertops have long been the ‘go-to’ for kitchens of the mid to higher end. It’s a status of popularity that seems to withstand years of changing trends. Perhaps that’s because not everyone can afford it, and like the expensive car it’s become a status symbol, a passive aggressive method of flaunting wealth.You could say the joke’s on them. There are countertop options that look and feel just like granite but are priced at a fraction of the cost. In fact, there is a variety of alternate materials that provide a wealth...

Tips for establishing the perfect hue for your kitchen When it comes to the kitchen and having the perfect ideas that best complement the style, it is important to choose the right color for your countertops. When you want to decorate the room it may be the most relevant choice you make. You need to factor in the overall style of your home, how often you actually use the countertops, as well as your personal tastes and what you hope to achieve. Obviously you first need to choose the material you want for your countertops. Then it’s time to determine the color....

How to tell the difference between the popular countertop surfaces We’re not all geologists. Very few people can identify a quartz surface from a granite one. In the world of countertops the questions of the benefits of each and how to choose between the two are asked often. Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling your existing one, you’ll want to be educated about the details pertaining to each. This will help you make smarter distinctions.When it comes to deciding on what countertop is right for your bathroom or kitchen, you may find conflicting opinions online. Is it really that...

Working the Galley to make it work for you A central corridor that is sandwiched between parallel rows of cabinets is called a “galley”. Such a layout works inherently well in a kitchen. Many seasoned chefs embrace it, and prefer to work within a galley setup. They believe the design contributes to greater safety and efficiency.Named after the food preparation area of a multitude of transportation vessels such as ships, the galley is traditionally a compact area that maximizes use of its limited size by cramming in as much storage and work space as possible. This is why the concept is...

How countertops mirror your priorities In today’s housing market much is taken into account when buying a home. Does it offer any privacy? How close is it to schools? Is it modern enough to impress my friends? Ideally, we want a home that will accommodate all of the necessary functions to support a family’s everyday living. Some would like it to represent a level of success, maybe even portray a bit of luxury. Others just want it to be efficient and organized. Either way, the kitchen can be seen as an extension of oneself.Studies of appraisals of properties have revealed that...

When kitchen remodels go over budget Planning a kitchen renovation isn’t an exact science, but a little research and common sense – factored in with your budget – can produce satisfying results. But even the best of planning can’t prevent the assortment of additional costs that arise unexpectedly.On average a kitchen remodel can range anywhere from $1,500 to 50,000! Depending on where you are on that scale, try to pad your projected budget with a 15 – 20% safety net. If you are able to do this, you will almost certainly eliminate any pitfalls, allowing you to uninhibitedly continue the project...