No two stones or slabs are alike, although the marble and granite companies will tell you they are from the same block. Here’s some tips on how to select the right stones and to avoid stones that may not be right for your kitchen.
If you are doing a standard kitchen, you will need from two to three granite slabs. You can confirm this by visiting a granite fabricator who will cut and install your granite after you have selected it. Based on the kitchen plan and the stone you choose, the fabricator can provide you pricing and the number of slabs you will need.
Small, versatile sinks are a must for very small powder rooms. We show you several sinks that maximize these small spaces and pass the test with flying colors. They also make quite a statement.
Many home owners try to make a statement in their powder room with bold colors, expensive vessel sinks and faucets, etc. This relatively straight forward with most powder rooms (Usually they are 4 to 5 feet long and 36-37 inches long).
Concrete floors are durable and can be stamped with designs or stained to match the décor of your home or commercial premises. However, proper maintenance for these floors is a must to ensure longevity. Here are some tips for cleaning concrete floors, regardless of whether the floor is part of a commercial or a residential setting.
Removing Superficial Dust and Debris
Nothing will take away from your newly remodeled kitchen than poor or inadequate lighting and insufficient power for appliances. Even if you are just changing cabinet hardware and repainting existing cabinets, lighting will determine the success of your project.
Home owners usually make three major mistakes when it comes to kitchen lighting:
Refinished wood floors provide warmth, beauty and the perception of space. They are even nice in a kitchen and provide continuity in the entire house. Red and white oak floors affect the stain color, so determine what kind you have before selecting your stain.
Home buyers really like hardwood floors too. Just watch any Home and Garden TV show, and you will learn that designers will go through great lengths and efforts to remove any carpet and expose wooden floors. Also Realtors will usually advise you to refinish hardwood floors as a part of preparing a home for sale.
We review top stores in these above categories and suggest how you can find some bargains. Wait for annual and year end clearance sales and you can save up to 50 percent off. Shop the clearance centers for discontinued and slightly damaged furniture.
You are not alone if you can not visualize a floor plan or architectural drawings. Most people start to visualize a space only after construction is under way. We discuss three low cost ways of getting a better idea of your kitchen, bathroom or living room well before your architect finalizes drawings and construction begins.