So you’ve decided to remodel your kitchen. One of the most exciting parts is surfing the internet discovering the latest trends and getting inspiration for your remodel. But there are so many trends and styles to consider that this can quickly become an overwhelming exercise. Here we’ve put together eight of the most popular trends that you can use to update your kitchen.
Quartz is the new countertop material of choice. While granite can give a kitchen that elegant and natural feel, quartz has a simpler look that takes a softer approach to kitchen remodeling. Not only will quartz save you some money but it’s less porous than granite so not only is it a stylish choice but it’s a practical one as well.
An exciting trend in the culinary arts is called fusion cuisine and it combines elements from different culinary traditions to make unique, eclectic dishes. That same trend can be carried over to the kitchen where such culinary creations. You can mix different styles such as modern and traditional for a unique look that you just can’t achieve by limiting yourself to a single style.
Sleek, stainless steel has been the preferred look for appliances since forever but that’s starting to change. Now you can find more appliances that come in darker charcoal grays and gold stainless tones. Copper is also starting to become a popular look for appliances and can also be used for a range hood or faucet.
Microwaves are facing some new competition thanks to the growing popularity of steam convection ovens. They are available as countertop models and has wall-mounted models and they can reheat food in a way that makes it more fresh than a regular microwave oven can.
Outdoor kitchen space
Your kitchen doesn’t have to be limited to the indoors. If you do a lot of outdoor entertaining and want to enjoy your backyard even more, you can expand your kitchen into the outdoors. You can have cooktops, prep sinks, storage, and refrigeration all in your backyard. Add a fireplace or firepit and you have an outdoor kitchen you’ll want to use all year round.
Kitchen islands are nothing new but lately there’s been greater emphasis on kitchen islands that are more functional. That means more storage and room for counter-seating. You can get a kitchen island that comes complete with built-in bookcases, deeper drawers, cabinet space, and a large enough overhang for casual dining.
Black and white have always been popular colors in the kitchen but kitchen designs today are moving away from stark contrasting color schemes in favor of more neutral hues that are more calming. So go with neutral, even gentle color palettes when you’re designing your new kitchen.
The best place to add some bright, contrasting color to your kitchen is the backsplash. Choose a daring design or create your own. The backsplash is the place to let your creativity show because you can play with colors and designs that would usually dominate the entire kitchen if you applied them elsewhere.
Source: Daily Journal Online
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Measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate.
Any measurement greater than 7 3/8" inches (188)mm will fit our standard cover.
Any measurement greater than 9 3/8" inches (238)mm will fit our tall cover.
Measure from the bottom of the finned tube heating element to the top of the metal wall plate,
A measurement of 5 1/2" to 6 3/4"(140 mm – 172 mm) will fit our standard cover.
A measurement of 7 1/2" to 8 3/4"(191 mm – 222 mm) will fit our tall cover.
Measure the distance from the wall or the metal wall plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the finned tube heating element.
Any measurement less than 3 1/8" (76mm) inches from the wall will fit our standard cover.
Any measurement less than 3 1/8" (76mm) inches from the wall will fit our tall cover.
EZ Snap™ Wall Widgets are used when your old or existing wall back plate has been removed or if you have to hang your new cover 1 inch or higher to bring them up to a height that will fit our installation guidelines.
EZ Snap™ Floor Fidgets easily raise your new covers ¾ inch to compensate for any ¾ inch floor (wood ,tile or other) that has been installed any time since your baseboard heater was originally installed. May be used for any reason when the overall height has been shortened and the total height is less than 7-½ inches for standard height or 9-½ inches for the TALL height EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Covers.
EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions are used when your wall plate has been completely removed. EZ Snap™ Wall Contraption receives your EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Cover and keeps your aluminum fin tube from sagging. These completely replace your wall back plate.
Measure from wall to wall and subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 flush to wall end caps.
Measure the overall length of the existing unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 Closed or Open-end caps.
Measure from the corner to the end of the unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 1 Closed or Open-end & 1 flush to wall end cap.
Measure the left side from corner A to corner B (see diagram). Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side if also wall to wall. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from each side that is wall to wall. Choose your end caps.
Measure the left side from the corner of the wall to the end of the unit with ends caps. Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from both left and right sides. Choose your end caps.
L-Shaped outside radiators ending in the middle of the wall:
Measure from outside corner of the wall A to the end of the radiator unit with end caps attached B, then subtract ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Measure from outside corner of the wall to the corner of the wall, then subtract 1/2" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Left leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½ (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Center leg - measure from corner to corner and subtract 3" for each corner a total of 6"
Right leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.).
We recommend that you order covers a little longer than normal and cut them on site, as there are many opportunities for mistakes in measuring and installation. By cutting on site you can fit and cut to fit. The covers can be cut with a good quality jigsaw and a fine metal cutting blade.