By Frida Trevisano. Kitchen. At Monday, August 06th 2018, 02:57:03 AM.
Every inch counts when making the most of a small kitchen. Transform your small kitchen into a super efficient place to gather without sacrificing style or functionality. Check out some of our favorite small-kitchen ideas and makeovers, find design ideas, and get tips from our expert designers on how to fit your dream kitchen into the space you already have. Space constraints allow you to unlock your design creativity and focus on your essential needs. If your kitchen is on the small side, make it feel more spacious and inviting with a few space-expanding tricks. Look to cozy decor and plentiful storage to blend style and function with ease. Open shelves, pullout storage, and well-designed cabinets provide easy access to items while cooking, prepping, and cleaning up. An efficient layout and work triangle can also help your small kitchen live larger than its footprint. Find out how to customize your space with our photos of small kitchens, projects, and inspirational ideas.
Concrete is another countertop choice. It can be tinted and sculpted and you can mix in small stones and other particles for a variety of looks. Concrete countertops are created, polished and sealed onsite. A project best left to the professionals. You'll pay just about as much for a concrete countertop as you would a stone one. In order for concrete countertops to be stain-resistant, they must be sealed initially and again in every few years. They can crack and be difficult to replace or repair, but they are unique option that weather to a beautiful patina and can be any color, shape or texture you wish. Check out these options. All these services take a bit of care and upkeep. Ask a professional about cleaning, filling and maintenance, and knowing your countertop is going to show wear over time, but don't fight it. Embrace the beautiful natural patina of a well-used countertop.
After choosing your preferred color, browse samples within that color subset. You'll find there are three basic patterns -- solid, marbled, and speckled. Solid granite has little variation in pattern, marbled granite has a smooth transition between color and texture, and speckled granite shows a lot of variation in color and texture. Additionally, you can pick between the typical high-gloss finish or a honed finish.