Jesse, our friend over at Jen's Review, has published a helpful kitchen remodel article - "Choose a Kitchen Sink, According to Science – 8 Factors to Consider" Jesse covers which style of sink will fit your kitchen remodel. Learn about materials such as stainless steel or composites; colours, solid surfaces and sizes. The article also covers placement and suitable countertop material. Jesse even includes installation and maintenance overviews. Here is a preview of the article: "You need a comfortable kitchen space before anything else. And the first thing to start with when decorating or redecorating the kitchen is the sink. It’s easy when you have all the choices laid out in front of you. This includes the type, size, number of bowls, [...]
We’ve all heard the kitchen renovation horror stories – friends and family who decided to renovate their kitchen and are full of warnings about going over budget, or taking far longer than they originally planned. But it doesn’t have to be that way and in our experience, more often than not everything works out on time and on budget. Have you been pouring over issues of House & Home for months and scrolling through thousands of images on Pinterest as you consider finally taking the leap and renovating your kitchen? Here are a few things to keep in mind that will help to keep you set a realistic budget and stay on track… Put a pin in it They say [...]
They say the devil is in the details, and when it comes to renovating and remodeling kitchens & bathrooms, it's even more true. Kitchen and bathroom designs especially are a precise art, where every inch counts in creating a highly functional space. If you're considering tackling your upcoming renovation or remodeling on your own, there are a lot of details that can make or break your project. But don't let that scare you! There are lots of resources available to help you as you plan, or you can work with YouNique at any stage, from design to renovation - start to finish. There are so many things we take for granted when it comes to design. It makes sense, since when something is [...]
Europe has been the world's capital for trend, design, class, sophistication, culture, nobility. This is the birth place of world renowned masters of the arts in music, architecture, science and fashion. What would the world have become without European influence? The region has infused,in all of us the idea of class and sophistication. Carpe Diem. Indeed, Europe has inspired every person in everything that's done and thought about. European style and design influenced the style of garments, shoes, accessories, architecture and believe it or not, even the kitchen cabinet designs! Yes, this is how important Europe and European design is. The most coveted kitchen cabinetry inspiration comes from the intricacies of European design. It is to no surprise than European [...]
Kitchen faucets play a huge role in the functionality of a kitchen. You have decided it’s time for a new kitchen faucet. Maybe it’s part of a massive kitchen renovation, maybe you’ve inherited a dilapidated, leaky faucet, or perhaps you’re just looking for an inexpensive way to update. Whatever the case, you might feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices you face. If you last contemplated kitchen faucets in 1978 — or, for that matter, 1998 — you’ve probably realized that it’s a whole new world out there. In this design inspiration, keep it square! Square faucets are interesting, inspirational as well as cutting edge, and can take any kitchen sink to the next level. Here are a few [...]
Formal kitchens often display sophisticated, yet stunning details in which beauty is key. Although the detail may be small, it does not go without notice and forms a timeless environment of high societal living. A vast range of cabinetry door styles can be seen in formal kitchen design because the style is distinguished by the architectural elements such as coffered ceilings, columns and molding details. Glass cabinet doors can be found in formal kitchens to add to the elegance of the environment. The arrangement of over-the-top elements and accessories is essential to creating a formal kitchen.
If you are any type of Foodie or watch the Food Network at all, then you have heard of the lovely Giada de Laurentiis. Her focus on Italian family style dining and warm smile make her hard to forget.It’s no wonder that her kitchen is fit for a chef. The steel appliances and accents give this room a modern and clean feel. Giada has become a household name and host of hit cooking shows has two identical kitchens. One is in her Malibu home, the other on the set of her show. Her kitchens at both locations are professional yet glamorous. Enormous work and storage space, professional-grade appliance, and sleek good looks characterize both spaces. Dark brown wenge-wood [...]
Renovating a kitchen can be a big undertaking and an expensive one at that, So if you've decided that you want to renovate your kitchen, here are some things to keep in mind that may shape your new kitchens design.
For most people HGTV and the DIY Network are an everyday part of a Homeowners life. They give you great ideas on your next dream project while educating you on the process. This is where the wheels can come off. You have to keep in mind this is Television that is designed to Entertain! There are scripts, producers (and actors in some shows) and you need to realize that the first priority in all of these shows is to make GOOD TELEVISION and entertain you while bringing in Ad Revenue from Advertisers. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this except you need to keep this in mind if you are trying to educate yourself in a process. This [...]
The Kitchen is one of the most if not the most widely used room in a house. Designing a kitchen can be tricky, and adding an island requires some strategy to make it flow with your kitchen layout. Here are some tips to make your island look perfect in your kitchen. 1. What is the island's function? Before you start thinking about smart storage solutions and what range you want, decide what your island's main function is going to be. Most islands have a side devoted to cooking and a side devoted to eating, but what will your emphasis be? Prep work, cooking, cleaning, eating or entertaining? Or will you use it for everything, including homework and house projects? [...]