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The Kitchen Counter Goes to New Heights
Varying counter heights can make cooking, cleaning and eating easier — and enhance your kitchen's design
"rying counter heights can make cooking, cleaning and eating easier — and enhance... ional counter heights are useful. They allow us to enter any kitchen and, even with... find the counter where we expect it to be. Despite this significant convenience, industry... standard counter heights don’t work for everybody, because there’s no such thing as... cabinets, 36" counters. At times I have used elevated cooktops and under counter wall ovens..."
Kitchen Counters: Stainless Steel, the Chefs' Choice
Professional-grade strength and shining beauty unite in classic stainless steel countertops for the kitchen
"steel counters right for you? This will help you find out. Compare: More kitchen... granite counter tops with our loft. Unfortunately removing the counter tops would... entire top can be recycled and reused unlike a stone, or composite top... http://www... steel counter-top. It is original to my home which was built in 1956. The finish... These counter-tops are also great for cooling baked goods and you never need a trivet..."
Inside Houzz: The Right Kitchen Counters in Just a Few Clicks
"granite counters, which were nice but similar to what you’d find in a lot of suburban... concrete counters. “They kept trying to push quartz,” she says. On a whim she went... “concrete counters” into the search bar. That’s when she discovered Jayme Guokas.... Love counter tops..concrete Love the counter tops. I agree with all the above... concrete counters. The mass we were able to design into the counters fit out space well..."
Kitchen Counters: Plastic Laminate Offers Options Aplenty
"laminate counter might be right for your kitchen.... laminate counter top, and when the surface laminate "burst" it sent mashed potatoes... replaced my counters with Formica Basalt Slate. The counters look fantastic. Friends... Laminate counter tops. Its a relatively new product that I was willing to take a chance... "formica" top other than that the top was well over 39 years old and only a bit dated... for a counter top. I just wonder how landfills will handle granite and other materials..."
Kitchen Counters: Recycled Paper Surprises With Durability and Warmth
Sturdier than you might think, this postconsumer countertop material also has major environmental cred
"for lab counter tops. One concern is having bleach on the counter top. Not sure is... these counters are beautiful. I had the original paper counters when we were remodeling... to the counter top. If you're referring to the fireplace, it's concrete. I have done... underneath the counter top that is mitered. in photo under $40-80 Is this type of material... Fireslate counter tops 10 years ago. The manufacturer had disclaimers that the product..."
12 Stylish Kitchen Counters That Seem to Float in Space
Take your culinary zone to new heights with a cantilevered countertop that’s visually appealing and practical
"block-like counter and incorporate a cantilevered, or floating, countertop into your kitchen... cantilevered counters that not only offer showstopping style but also enhance functionality... way the counter is set in #5. In regard to the clear glass counter? It's not the... cantilevered counters look stunning but at the expense of losing precious under counter... onto the top of the base cabinet and will extend out under the counter into a routed..."
Kitchen Counters: Try an Integrated Cutting Board for Easy Food Prep
Keep knife marks in their place and make dicing and slicing more convenient with an integrated butcher block or cutting board
"above the counter top - I would hit my knuckles on the counter top when chopping. I'll... The wood counter tops shown here cost thousands. I would NEVER cut on them! I like... of the counter. It can go anywhere on the island or counter, can stow away when not... up the counter top, and can easily be replaced. One of the highlights of our kitchen... Here's a counter top we did from reclaimed exotic hardwood--very dense material. Won't..."
Coming Soon: Turn Your Kitchen Counter Into a Touch Screen
Discover how touch projection technology might turn your tables and countertops into iPad-like devices — and sooner than you think
"kitchen counters and refrigerator doors, will function like giant iPads, with Inte... a new counter or fridge. It's possible even today to convert any surface into an... on my counter as they come in and have a paperless, searchable counter file!!!!!... granite counter tops may be the "must have" in many standard homes, but I bet younger... kitchen counter - that is amazing. Bring it on, it's all good! And just so people..."
Kitchen Design: 8 Ways with Waterfall Counters
"rfall counters (also known as risers) have been popping up in kitchens all over the... overlap the counter onto the top of the riser. The joint can be slightly bevelled so it... rfall counters needn't be relegated to strictly modern spaces. The mix of contemporary... between top and sides echoes that of the iconic parsons table. Onyx slabs make an even... waterfall counter as one where the edge juts out on its own. Fewer bruises is always..."
Kitchen Counters: Elegant, Timeless Marble
Ever classic and with unrivaled beauty, marble countertops bespeak quiet luxury in the kitchen — with a few caveats
"their counter hard without any marks, then we steer them towards a quartzite (would... Carrara top--often with characteristic pink stains from red wine. With modern sealers... kitchen counters. Even though it has been sealed, it will stain. Red wine, or stains... /list/Counter-Intelligence--Durable--Easy-Clean-Soapstone Have your cake and eat... glass counters that I could not afford so I'm still weighing my options. As the author..."
Guest Picks: 20 Easy-to-Add Kitchen Counter Spaces
Get more kitchen prep and storage space with islands, bar carts and sideboards — or even a folding cart for a tiny kitchen
"up your counters, you realize that not a lot of room is left for food preparation,... plenty of counter space, and sometimes settling on a permanent solution can be both tricky... amount of counter space you have, as well as add extra storage for dishes, silverware... your old counter tops were. Or you can raise the counter top to accomodate the new... height counter. This can also raise the counter for people who want a higher one..."
Dish-Drying Racks That Don’t Hog Counter Space
Cleverly concealed in cabinets or mounted in or above the sink, these racks cut kitchen cleanup time without creating clutter
"take up counter space, so it can make your kitchen look cleaner, faster. Air drying... on the counter and put this on top. I have read that it's also heat resistant for... for a counter top drainer. So the small rubbermaid (or whoever) dish drainer goes... frees up counter space! -Amber Tile-Stones.com My family has a doorless plate rack,... on the counter. I never want to live without one again. I would only use this system..."
Soak in the Good Life With Swim-Up Pool Counters
"water. Counters between pools and outdoor kitchens, pavilions with televisions, and... just the top for me. I think I have a split personality as I love cabins, but long to... adding a counter, such as the height from both sides of the counter surface, the spacing... underneath the counter (it should have a smooth finish that won't scrape bare knees). These... underwater counter stools must be planned. "In places like Malibu, the column construction..."
2012 Color: A Splash of Orange for Kitchen and Bath
Kitchen Countertop Materials: 5 More Great Alternatives to Granite
Get a delightfully different look for your kitchen counters with lesser-known materials for a wide range of budgets
"kitchen counters with lesser-known materials for a wide range of budgets... about tile counter tops of any type is bacterial buildup in the grout. Counter tops should... which also topped our dinettes. How about copper and stainless steel counter tops as well... coutner tops. We have it on our island as well as adjacent counter top spaces and... a tile counter top in our son's LA apartment. The counter was truly from the seventies..."