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5 Favorite Granites for Gorgeous Kitchen Countertops
See granite types from white to black in action, and learn which cabinet finishes and fixture materials pair best with each
"action, and learn which cabinet finishes and fixture materials pair best with each... color and edge detail. Additionally, once the countertop hurdle is over, then there... there is cabinet selection. I like granite and use it often for its durability and... movement and their flexibility in complementing different cabinet styles. Take a look... these countertop selections and how they seamlessly blend with either painted or..."
How to Recycle Your Kitchen
Instead of adding to the junk pile — and paying landfill fees — get rid of old appliances, cabinets and countertops the ecofriendly way
"pile — and paying landfill fees — get rid of old appliances, cabinets and countertops... appliances and granite countertops — can be easily recycled with the right charity or... most fun and satisfying parts of a kitchen remodel. But whether you’re going the DIY... construction and demolition waste were generated in 2003 (the last year for which figures... recycle and who might want it.... renovates and then re-sells them. Our cabinets and sink and appliances were sold on eBay..."
Kitchen of the Week: Connected, Open Oregon Remodel
Removing a chimney, a half-cabinet and a countertop helped create elbow room and an open flow for a galley-style kitchen in Portland
"a half-cabinet and a countertop helped create elbow room and an open flow for a g... looks good and works well now, but can it also look good and function well for 50 years... accents and connected dining spaces gave this family the style and practicality they... closed off and outdated kitchen just wasn't working for a family of five in Portland,... was open and connected to the rest of the home. Designer Michael Howells of Howells..."
Countertop + Backsplash: Making the Perfect Match
Zero in on a kitchen combo you'll love with these strategies and great countertop-backsplash mixes for inspiration
"strategies and great countertop-backsplash mixes for inspiration... stunning and successful countertop and backsplash combinations to help you plan your... unlimited countertop and backsplash choices can feel overwhelming. I've had homeowners... looking at and collecting samples of materials that they love separately but just don't... with the countertop and cabinets and just chill. A friend who is fantastic with tiles..."
Wonderful Wood Countertops for Kitchen and Bath
Yes, you can enjoy beautifully warm wood counters near water sans worry (almost), with the right type of wood and sealer
"with wood countertops really think about their care and maintenance. I went to several... of wood and the quality of construction Wood is such a beautiful material and adds... kitchen and kids don't mix? Well, it ain't necessarily so. I decided to do some research... websites and read through all the comments. Of the people who have had wood countertops... positive, and many of those commenters have kids of every age. It was surprising, given..."
3 Steps to Choosing Kitchen Finishes Wisely
Lost your way in the field of options for countertop and cabinet finishes? This advice will put your kitchen renovation back on track
"options for countertop and cabinet finishes? This advice will put your kitchen renovation... materials and finishes. "There are as many rules as there are clients and designers,... boards and you'll get a taste of how confusing the process can be. Of course, what... clients and designers," says architect Thomas Ahmann. Every project is different. But... Justrich and Robert Kelly — who gave us their best professional tips for choosing a..."
A Kitchen Laundry Cabinet Full of Surprises
A little DIY spirit allowed this homeowner to add a washer, dryer, kitchen countertop and dining table all in one
"kitchen countertop and dining table all in one... washer and dryer in his 500-square-foot Montreal loft was a big problem for designer... kitchen and living room, but there just wasn’t enough space for a table. That’s when... washer and dryer in the kitchen made sense,” Millette says. To solve the problem of... washer and dryer, and to load and unload the clothes (that would make it quite comfortable... kitchen and bought a new front loading washer and drier and used piano hinges to make..."
Design an Easy-Clean Kitchen
"You cook and I'll clean" might no longer be a fair trade with these ideas for low-maintenance kitchen countertops, cabinets and floors
"cook and I'll clean" might no longer be a fair trade with these ideas for low-m... are used and choosing storage solutions — all with an eye toward quick and easy cleanup... though, and you'll have a kitchen that is a joy to use and that cleans up fast so you... style, and you also need to think a lot about the functionality of preparing food... savers, and a few may just shave a little bit of time off your cleaning regimen. Add..."
Houzzers Say: Dream Kitchen Must-Haves
"d-out cabinets, clean countertops and convenience top the list... maximizing cabinet storage and including elements that make kitchen activities easier... standbys, and some are on the cutting edge. Themes include having a place for everything... everything and everything in its place (hiding clutter, from sponges to electric outlets)... chime in and put them in the Comments section. See MelissaL's original question | See..."
"edges on countertops, cabinets and many other pieces around the home... furniture and cabinetry, chamfers are bevels typically cut at a 45-degree angle along... a part and leave some portion of the edge intact, revealing part of the original 90-degree... the ends and side of a board. The chamfers are cut at exactly halfway through the board's... white countertop on the right side of this photo. Stopped chamfers add a great amount..."
Need More Kitchen Storage? Consider Hutch-Style Cabinets
"upper cabinets right down to the countertop for more dish or pantry storage... described as cabinet or shelving set on top of a base cabinet with a countertop in between... style cabinets are enjoying a comeback as homeowners look for ways to add furniture... spice and storage racks for bottles, jars, pan lids, cookbooks and sugar bins. They... Hoosier cabinet incorporates a pull-out counter top for when needed, so you lose no..."
Kitchen Countertops 101: Choosing a Surface Material
"the pros and cons of 11 kitchen countertop materials. The options may surprise you... face-lift, countertops are a central part of the look. And you may be daunted by the wealth... market; countertop surfaces range from well-known butcher block to less common materials... glass and terrazzo. We've chosen 11 of the most popular to get you started. Read... Installing a Countertop, From Start to Finish... speck and crumb, and the white sink is difficult to keep clean. Live and learn...."
Your Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials
"details and costs on top counter materials to help you narrow down the choices for... household and has a price tag that suits your budget. We've gathered links to our guides... kitchen countertop materials handily in one place to help you find the choice that... sourced the cabinets and counters and got everything (granite top, Hickory cabinets) for... stumble and lose our balance. Sharp corners and hard edges are not good. And there's..."
Ecofriendly Materials: Kitchen Countertops
Going green in the kitchen opens the door to unusual countertop materials that are beautiful, durable and kind to the planet
"unusual countertop materials that are beautiful, durable and kind to the planet... people and the planet, and are also designed for a long life cycle. *The Forest S... recycled and wood, glass or resin, here are some countertops that get the green light... For countertops, there are three meaningful certifications I seek: *GreenGuard... type of countertop has it's PROS and CONS and here at ATD we really make the homeowner..."
Alternatives to Granite Countertops, Part II
"kind of countertop? Try sodalite, zinc, limestone, onyx and more... plusses and minuses. The key is to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of each... job well and looks great for years. However, its increasing popularity has a lot of... material and then find the one that will work best for you.... posted and I just reread it and still found it to be relevant and educational with... indoors and outdoors to any lever of ware and tare and to any weather patters from..."