There are several considerations that a homeowner must entertain before they decide on a particular surface material for their new kitchen countertop. This surface may become the showpiece component of the new kitchen as well as being the most highly used surface in the home. Given the demands and popularity of the kitchen space, the […]
In 1967, DuPont Chemical Corporation developed the rigid polymer (plastic) composite known as Corian®. In the late 1970s, DuPont introduced this product as an upscale countertop material as an alternate to the widely popular laminate surface normally found on countertops. Since its introduction into the marketplace, Corian® has been joined by several other manufacturers’ products
These two components of a kitchen’s make-up are often overlooked by homeowners in their journey toward assembling the perfect kitchen space. So much attention is drawn toward the cabinetry, countertops and flooring that the countertop’s edging and backsplash areas become secondary to configuring the functionality and beauty of the kitchen. These are key areas, however,
Once you have established the budgetary range for your kitchen remodel, as discussed in our last post, it is time to get a little more specific about your priorities. Establishing the items that are ‘must haves’ versus those that are simply on your ‘wish list’ will be important for your kitchen designer to know and
An old farmhouse, a rustic log home or the quaint waterfront cabin, kitchen designs for these homes will often fall into the casual kitchen style. This is especially true if the residence is the family’s vacation home. The casual kitchen will always have a relaxed atmosphere and sometimes an antiquated look about it that throws
For most North Virginia homes, the kitchen is the heart of the home. No matter how great your living and dining areas are, when guests come over, somehow they all end up in the kitchen! When remodeling or building your dream kitchen, one of the most noticeable aspects beyond your cabinets will be your countertop.