Kitchen renovations: Top 5 key point

February 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

Kitchen is the heart of most homes. As we share our daily lives, laughter and meals together. Kitchen renovations typically falls into two categories: small projects that you can refresh cosmetically or a kitchen that needs a complete overhaul.

In real life, large and small renovations are budget driven. The good news is that your choices are immense. (we can spend $200 or $2,000 on a faucet or sink! ) Select wisely and decide which features are most important, and prioritize your wish list.

1.  Faucet/Fittings: Dornbracht

http://www.dornbracht.com/en

http://www.restorationhardware.com/rh/catalog/product

2. Faucet Finishes

We have a wide range of selection in finishes. Chrome, satin nickel, polish nickel, copper, brass, oil-rubbed bronze, platinum, stainless steel, matte , shiny finish and low end guy’s bachelor apartment/frat house (kidding). For an inexpensive application, chrome is fairly popular. I often specified in stain nickel, polish nickel and oil-rubbed bronze. We invest more for visual satisfaction, nickel plating reveals a shine luster that standard chrome plating does not.

3. Flooring

Ann Sacks: Texere

http://www.annsacks.com/onlinecatalog/program.jsp?cat=268004&coll=1630804&prg=2082204

This is a good option for flooring. Porcelain tile offers high durability and low cost. Its fine linen like texture detail brings out depth. It’s available in array of six subtle neutral colors. Please visit http://www.annsacks.com for details.

4. Countertops

Silestone by Cosentino

There’s a wide variety of green countertops on the market today. The new counters combine natural and man-made materials in composite slabs and recycled waste. All are attractive and viable alternatives for conventional surfaces.

Butcher Block

We can utilize the butcher block as cutting board or island countertop. It’s low maintenance, just scrape off excess food and wipe clean with a damp clean sponge after use. It’s that simple!

5. Cabinet/Hardware

For a clean traditional style. We might choose cabinet with maple wood and paint grade cabinet doors. To add interest, it’s playful to select a color with strong contrast between the island and wall cabinets. Hardwares impose a crucial element to complete a kitchen. I often mix pulls and knobs for function and aesthetic. Opt for finishes that best match with your faucet fittings.

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