When redoing your kitchen, and thinking about replacing the kitchen sink, do you know how many different styles there are? There is one to fit whatever remodeling dream you have. All you need to do is choose the one you think will suit your new design best and then talk it over with your professional contractor. So, just in case you don’t know your choices, below is a helpful list:
- Vessel sinks: These sinks used to be just for bathrooms, but now moving them into the kitchen has caught on. A vessel sink sits on the counter, or slightly below it. Because of this position, you don’t have to bend over it like a traditional sink which is easier on the back. They come in a variety of materials, so one will match the look that you’ve chosen.
- Farmhouse sinks: It’s also called an apron sink. It’s rectangular, has an exposed front and is extra deep. It’s set into of the counter, and the hardware is installed right into the countertop too. The installation of the faucets is either to the side of the basin or behind it.
- Trough sinks: This sink is leaner and longer than a regular one. It can handle up to four faucets and drains, and about as many people using it. These are ideal for families who like to cook in groups, or for someone who gardens or does crafting. You can run several faucets at once to get the job completed efficiently.
- Seamless sinks: This sink is melded right into the countertop into a single piece. It eliminates the problem of trying to clean that tiny crevice between the sink and countertop. The sink looks as if it’s flowing into the countertop. You can also have it manufactured from the same material as your countertop, for example, quartz or natural stone.
When you’re remodeling your kitchen, think about adding a new style of the sink too.
When you mix several different materials in your kitchen, not only does it give it a unique appearance, but you can save you money. You may want a to combine different materials between your countertop and your cabinets. Or you might choose to mix in some granite but not for the entire kitchen.
Combining material ideas
One of the places where mixed materials are used most often is on countertops. You can combine butcher block for the area where you cut vegetables but use something else for the other countertops. Butcher block near a kitchen sink isn’t a good idea because it can be damaged by a constant source of water.
Also, on a kitchen island, authentic granite can be used where it can be seen. Then you could use laminated faux granite on what doesn’t show. Many materials which are natural have synthetic counterparts which complement each other. It can save you the expense of real granite throughout your kitchen.
Another option is to have resin surfaces installed. The resin is a blend of polyester or acrylic with fillers made from minerals. It has a smooth almost natural stone like feel to it. It comes in assorted solid colors, as well as patterns which resemble stone. The surface is solid, and it’s easy to maintain and clean. Plus, if you stain it or burn it by accident, these problems can be removed by buffing or by doing other repairs quickly.
The resin is also easier to work with than stone because it can be cut and pieced together. You can use contrasting colors and assorted shapes for a unique touch too. A router can be used on it to give you an elegant edge.
Tiles are made from clay which has been high-fired heated. The surface has been baked, and this lets it resist water, heat, and stains. With proper care, it will last a lifetime. You should clean the grout when it becomes dirty though. It can be on countertops, backsplashes, and floors.
As you can see, you don’t have to stay with one material when remodeling your kitchen.
Imagine having a closet with cabinets and shelves which is larger than your bedroom? Because some people go beyond the phrase “walk-in closet.” It should be called a room for their clothes. So just what type of closets do the rich go for? Below are some descriptions of what might be in a closet for the wealthy:
- A wardrobe room for the sophisticated man may have wood cabinetry, stained dark with dark hardwood floors. Shelves could be throughout the space which are lighted, with hanging rods. Mirrors could be located above a chevron designed rug with lots of texture. Any cubbies which would be in the closet would also be lighted. Perhaps these would be used for shoes or other personal items.
- Another closet may have lacquer cabinetry painted stark white. It could contain boots, expensive clothing, shoes and many other items. There could be a crystal chandelier in black as well as a button tufted ottoman in silver for sitting down when putting on boots and shoes.
- Peeking inside another closet may show us a hardwood floor designed in dark wood. White cabinets, bronze mirrors and French doors which are mirrored would complete it. Sparkling crystal knobs on drawers would reflect the light a rectangular crystal chandelier. A luxurious couch to lounge on could be there while an attendant pulls out selections of dresses and shoes to decide on for the day.
- Some closets have islands in the center, bathrooms, makeup stations with lighted mirrors for a professional look with even a bar and kitchenette. The top of the line luxury closets can even have elevators in them to go to the next level. Clothes could be on different levels depending on what they’re used. There could be a locked storage areas for furs and jewelry, a separate section for shoes and evening gowns.
When budget isn’t an issue, the sky is the limit for storing your clothes, shoes and personal belongings.