A style is important, but a timeless style is even more important. A timeless kitchen design means you won’t be spending days and months of your life researching kitchen remodelling tips again anytime soon—because your remodel will last for decades. Does that concept sound appealing?
Then consider a fresh coat of paint is the easiest way to transform your spaces and bring them to the next level. This applies not only to the walls but the cabinets in your home! They take up a big portion of the room so it’s important to give them the attention they deserve. Whether you are going bold or classic, the colour you choose sets the tone of the entire room. Today we’re sharing some of our favourite cabinet colours for anywhere in the home!
One of the things a lot of homeowners often wonder when creating their dream house is what flooring material would be better for their kitchen, bathroom, and the like. Should they opt for porcelain tiles, ceramic tiles or just opt for wood? Which one would be more practical and durable?
Even though ceramic and porcelain tiles look very similar, there are plenty of noticeable differences between the two. For one, porcelain tiles are known to be denser and less porous than ceramic tiles. What does this mean? Basically, porcelain tiles are better for both indoor and outdoor use, as well as hard wearing. Also, they appear to be denser, because of how they are manufactured.
On the other hand, Solid Hardwood over porcelain tiles is not a great idea as Hardwood can scratch and needs to be refinished and also doesn’t hold up so well to water.
Although ceramic tiles are highly recommended for interior floors and walls, porcelain tiles are more preferable, especially for places that must endure heavy traffic– this includes hallways, kitchen floors, etc, Porcelain tiles are highly resistant against chipping and scratching.
Benefits of Using Porcelain Floor Tile
# Liquid Resistance
# Highly Stain Resistant
Since the kitchen is where most families spend the bulk of their time, it’s important that space is designed just right, especially when it comes to lighting.
Choose lighting that compliments the entire home.
Kitchens don’t need to have one kind of lighting and this spacious kitchen featured three different types of lighting. There are broad spots over the whole area, flush ceiling lighting in the cooking area and overhead lamps in the seating area. It’s a real cornucopia of lighting styles but it works and gives a slightly oriental feel to space.
For a more even glow take a look at under cabinet LED strip lighting. These are placed under the cabinets and often screwed (in some cases glued!) under the cabinets themselves. Once again they can be retrofitted – after the kitchen is installed to add much-needed light over the work surfaces. As you can see in this picture the main area is illuminated by small LED spots which may leave the under cabinet areas in shade.
As if by magic an ice cool look is presented with these ultra-modern hidden LEDs in the ceiling. Clearly, some forethought has to go into this as we are not just installing a kitchen but the ceiling rig as well. These specialist LEDs are combined with downward spots and then enhanced with the under-cabinet strip LEDs as well. With all three combined together it gives an overall ambient glow that looks cool and contemporary.
Combining both elements of industrial style drop lighting with LEDs is the key to great design. The low glow of the Edison Bulbs is countered by the brighter flush LED lights for a really contemporary mix of styles. Whilst the traditional LED provides the bulk of the light, the industrial style pendants provide the ‘cool’!
Probably the most effective and modern twist on lighting up your kitchen. With the popularity of these stand-alone units, this kitchen island lighting is an absolute must.
In a room which has other forms of lighting, a traditional but contemporary chandelier can be added. This unique arrangement sees it inset into an open space in the ceiling which is also lit through the open window arrangement. There is a trend towards providing skylights in kitchens and one could add a chandelier to this arrangement to provide light and style during the evening.
Contact HomesScope to schedule a free in-home consultation and learn more about redesigning your kitchen.
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