Kitchen Remodeling Tips: 3 Countertop Options for the Modern Kitchen

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When it comes to kitchen countertops, many people quickly imagine having granite countertops installed-and who can blame them? Granite countertops are timeless and lend a touch of elegance to any kitchen, making them a perfect choice for those who prefer a classic look.

If you will be doing kitchen remodeling to create a modern look, then granite countertops may not be the option you prefer. Fortunately, there are many alternatives to granite countertops available on the market that look right in any modern kitchen. Some of these options include:

Solid Surface

Tired of granite, but still prefer the look of stone in your home? You may want to take a look at solid surface countertops. These special countertops are designed to mimic the look of many popular solid stone countertops. The big difference here is that solid surface is non-porous, which means bacteria cannot penetrate past the top layer. This creates a cleaner and more sanitary kitchen. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2vEk1kM

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FUNCTIONAL KITCHEN DESIGN TRENDS YOU NEED TO LEARN ABOUT FOR 2017

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Demand for kitchen renovations and upgrades will only continue to rise, especially because this particular section of the house contributes a lot to a home’s value. This is why homeowners in Long Island and elsewhere are more willing to spend for this kind of project. They find it even more appealing that it lends the most popular spot in the house a fresher and more functional look. Following are just some of the more popular kitchen design trends earning favor from interior design industry experts this year.

Discreet Storage

Traditionally, open pantries fail to draw much appeal in the kitchen because they promote a visible clutter instead of a smartly organized arrangement. To strike a compromise between aesthetics and functionality, hidden storage cubbies or cabinets are becoming more mainstream. Multilevel shelves and drawers, discreetly tucked away or lying behind another door or panel, prove to be clutter busters when it comes to countertops. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2ugJWl4

Find the Best Contractor Supplier for Your Kitchen Remodeling Project

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If you are currently working in Long Island and you are seeking building materials for kitchen remodeling projects and kitchen design jobs, there are a few ways to go about the process to ensure you are not only getting the best deal monetarily but also top of the line products and materials necessary to complete the job.

 Plan and Budget the Project Ahead of Time

Prior to finding the right contractor supplier for your next kitchen design and remodeling project, it is imperative to plan and budget the project ahead of time to the best of your abilities. Having a range set in place in terms of your budget is a way to better determine the labor you will require and the profit margin you expect to make when working with individual clients. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2qY9Mo7

The Best of 2017 Kitchen Design Trends that Deserve Your Attention

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To most families, the kitchen is a rather sacred place. It’s where you gather to share food, stories and laughter. It is the one room in your house that can guarantee both sustenance and comfort. This is why it’s perfectly understandable that you take a lot of time to come up with a new kitchen design for your home.

There are so many things to consider that stretch well beyond the realm of mere aesthetics. Knowing the latest trends in kitchen design around Long Island can help you to figure out all the elements you want to incorporate. These trends alone can be a great source of delight and inspiration. Here are some worthy of your consideration. Read more from this blog. http://bit.ly/2obhvi5

Open Kitchen Design for Long Island Homes-4 Tips to Renovation Success

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Opening the kitchen up to adjacent living areas is not only a great way to create the illusion of a large space. It can also make the kitchen a more social place to be. Open up your kitchen to your living room, dining room, or even the patio or backyard and make it the true heart of your home. If this sounds like a fun idea to incorporate in your home, here are some of the considerations you must discuss with your Long Island kitchen design professional before you proceed with the remodel.

Define kitchen zones and layout

The size and shape of the available space will define the layout of the kitchen, even in an open layout. Defining separate zones is important to having the kitchen design that suits your personal preferences. Identify where different activities must take place, such as preparation, cooking, and cleanup, and look to maximize ergonomics and efficiency. Post originally appeared on ContractorExpress.com blog page. http://bit.ly/2mduIFz

Decking Tricks Help Contractors Get it Right and Make Clients Happy

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Decks serve an appealing extension to a home by providing families a place to gather and bond while basking in the beauty of the outdoors. Building a deck, however, requires a set of skills and knowledge that you, as a contractor, must master. There are many tips and tricks to help you make your Long Island decking project easier and more efficient en route to meeting your client’s’ needs and preferences.

Fasteners

The quality of screws you use to fasten a deck should never be ignored. It’s better to invest in high quality screws than to save money on inferior types, which are prone to corrosion. In fact, low-quality screws can result in deck discoloration and shorter lifespan. Usually, poor fasteners make decks rickety over time.

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Setting Yourself Up for Success When Completing a Lofty Kitchen Design

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Thinking about undergoing a kitchen remodel? You are well on your way of attaining the perfect kitchen, designed with style and purpose in mind. As you start preparing for this dynamic project, consider the following. These tips of the trade will help guide you through this process and make it less intimidating.

Analyze Your Priorities

Focus on your priorities first. What do you really want done to the kitchen? This gives you a foundation to focus on, whether it’s changing the floors completely or installing new kitchen cabinets.

If you are on a tight budget, try to alter things that impact the kitchen the most. Some areas might include the backsplash, countertops, and cabinets. It’s helpful to scan magazines and online portfolios as well because this gives you a clear direction to go in. You’ll come up with a style that you can keep in mind throughout the entire project. Post originally appeared on ContractorExpress.com blog page. http://bit.ly/2j8Ing9