WPSpec 2016 : Relatively latest's choice
Every kitchen is made up of the same essentials, but design is what sets it apart. Whether you’re looking to build new, remodel, or just update a few minor details, we’ve put together you can modernize your kitchen. We even talked to a few kitchen design experts to opinion on the best ways to upgrade. Put all of them together for the ultimate modern kitchen overhaul.
With the look of natural stone, minus the maintenance, these surfaces give granite a run for its money.
Fine Art with Quartz Slabs
Quartz countertops are relatively new, but they’ve found a loyal following because of their many good qualities such as their attractive appearance, durability and the fact they don’t have some of the weaknesses of natural stone. Also called engineered stone countertops, quartz countertops are here to stay. Here is a look at their strengths and weaknesses.
Quartz is a manufactured product and can be very attractive. The manufacturing process allows a much wider range of colors than you’ll find in natural stones such as marble or granite. The appearance of the finished engineered stone is rich, even luxurious. The finish has a depth that can’t be produced with solid surface materials like Corian.
Quartz has the same durability as concrete and granite, but is quite a bit more forgiving, so it won’t chip or crack as easily. It doesn’t have the same hardness in the feel that some people find unpleasant.
Like other hard surface countertop materials, quartz is non-porous so it resists staining much better than granite, marble and concrete. It stands up to juice, oil, wine, tomato, coffee and other sources of stains in the kitchen. For cleanliness, a non-porous surface means that it will not harbor bacteria or viruses. You can always be confident that you are getting your quartz countertop absolutely clean, and that’s a great benefit in both the kitchen and the bathroom.
Toss The Triangle for a Functional Floorplan :
Figure out what’s functional for you—modern doesn’t have to mean form over function. The traditional triangle of sink, fridge, cooktop/oven doesn’t work for everyone, so figure out how you move around the space and work from there. If you can’t change the layout or you have a small budget, don’t fret! In my previous kitchen, we didn’t have a choice as to where most major things were located, and we had to work with the existing layout. Instead we added functional cabinetry and storage, making improvements where we could.