By Yulia Yevgeniya. Kitchen. Sunday, October 01st 2017, 04:11:08 AM.
Go minimal. Are you in the process of picking new cabinets for your compact kitchen? Consider this look. Ultra‐plain, handleless cabinets in a nude hue are soothing to look at and give a sense of visual order. Pick a seamless backsplash such as this slab of marble, since tiles with grout can look busy. Get in a tight corner. When space is tight, an ingenious trio of pullout corner drawers is a lifesaver, helping to solve the problem of lost space in those awkward‐to‐access base cabinets. If you’re remodeling, think about how you’d use such drawers – for cutlery, towels, pans, dishes? Here, a slimmer top drawer is complemented by the two deeper ones, so all the bases are covered.
Plastic Laminate Kitchen Counters. Although it’s sometimes scoffed at by stone lovers, plastic laminate still has a serious fan base. The wide range of customizable edges and finishes means it can work in any design. At $8 to $20 per square foot installed, its affordable price makes it a winner for many. However, it’s not the most durable of countertops, so it may not be best for heavy‐duty cooks.
Copper Kitchen Counters. It certainly isn't common, but a copper countertop is surprisingly easy to clean and maintain. However, it's not for perfectionists – since it's a "living" surface, it reacts to different substances, creating a blend of matte reds, browns and greens. But for those who love the look, the minimum $100‐per‐square‐foot cost is worth it.