There are few things in life more exciting in life than knowing that you’ve got the money and the resources to create a brand new kitchen design that you’ll be able to enjoy and take advantage of for years to come in your New Jersey home. One of the most important factors in kitchen design is choosing the right kitchen appliances that will accentuate the image and the décor that you’re choosing to create. Because of this, we’ve come up with these tips to help you choose the right kitchen appliances to contribute to your wonderful new New Jersey kitchen.
Size: There is absolutely no way of getting around this one! Whilst the whole ‘bigger is better’ thing is a long way from being true when it comes to kitchen appliances, getting the size right is incredibly important! The amount of disasters that occur as a result of people not taking size of appliances into consideration are many and varied, and all result in a massive waste of money! Always – and we mean always – carefully measure any kitchen appliances that you want to install to ensure they’ll fit perfectly into your design.
Colors: Kitchen design in general has many varied factors to consider in itself to ensure that all of the décor and features that you choose to integrate into your perfect room all accentuate each other and make the perfect combination. If there’s a factor more important than color in this list, we don’t know what it is! Typically, appliances will usually come in a set amount of different colors (generally based around greys, blues, whites, etc) so it’s important to make sure that whatever you have planned for your New Jersey kitchen design, the colors of the appliances will still fit in.
Functionality: One of the main reasons that people typically want to have their kitchen remodeled is that their current model is simply not serving their needs in the right way. Well, if this is you then it’s a very good idea to spend time considering what you need from your new appliances. If you’re a host or hostess who loves to have people around for drinks, then the chances are that you’ll want a really good dishwasher (as well as a good cocktail mixer!), whereas if you’ve got a large family who you love to cook for then a large range oven might be the ideal choice. If you’re looking to invest in new kitchen appliances, then you might as well do it properly!
Compatibility: Without doubt also a very important factor in choosing the right kitchen appliances, there are plenty of compatibility problems and energy efficiency things to think about. Aside from the obvious thing to consider such as the amount of plugs that you’ll need to get the job done, there’s also the fact that many appliances such as washing machines and tumble dryers may need a necessary outlet pipe as well as the input of water necessary to do their job to the required level.
If you’ve got the budget and the knack for creativity, then you’ll doubtless be incredibly excited at the prospect of a whole new kitchen design. However, it’s worth remembering that there are a lot of different things to consider when designing your perfect kitchen. Consult your New Jersey remodeling contractor to help bring the multitude of options into focus and assist you in choosing the right appliances for the job.
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Real & Engineered Hardwood Floors vs Laminate Hardwood Floors
Let’s first distinguish the differences between real, solid hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring. Real hardwood is just how it sounds, real wood. It comes in boards or strips, can be pre-finished or unfinished, and can be refinished many times over the lifetime of your wood flooring. Natural, solid hardwood floors can be everlasting since they have a long lifespan and really boost the value of your property. Engineered hardwood is made of real wood as well but whatever wood you’re trying to install during your interior remodel, whether it be oak, cherry, etc., it won’t be true throughout the entire plank like solid hardwood. Instead, engineered hardwood only uses a thin layer of the wood surface you want on the top layer of the plank. This means you can refinish engineered wood flooring only once throughout it’s use. However, engineered wood floors are more versatile than solid wood floors because you install it right over concrete, use it with floor heating systems, and either at or below ground level. Regardless of the flooring you pick, just keep in mind that both types of wood flooring are subject to excessive moisture and water damage, so try to keep it out of really moist areas in your New Jersey home as well as the kitchen and bathroom. Of all the available flooring, solid hardwood is most likely going to be the most expensive, and you will have to pay a pretty penny to have them professionally installed.
Laminate wood floors just do a good job of looking like wood. It doesn’t contain any wood at all, unlike engineered flooring that has a thin layer of it. Laminate floors instead uses a laminated picture of whatever texture desired, from wood to ceramic to terracotta, and lays that picture over a high density fiberboard. Then that layer is put between two layers of strong plastic which results in a durable flooring material. Laminates are perfect for high traffic areas because they are highly resistant to stains, dents, easy to clean, and won’t fade from constant sunlight. The only downside to this hardwood alternative is that it can’t be refinished if the surface gets damaged, and just like natural wood, too much moisture will damage the top layer as well. Laminate floors are definitely a good, cheaper alternative to hardwood, and installation could come cheap since it’s really easy to install these types of floors yourself.
Porcelain Tiles vs Ceramic Tiles
Porcelain tiles and ceramic tiles are categorized in the same family of “ceramic” clays. However, it’s the minor little differences that make these two differ in price. Porcelain tiles have the color from the top running through the entire tile. Ceramic tiles, on the other hand, have the color baked right on top of the tile making the inside a different color than the exterior. Porcelain clays are more durable, hard wearing, and resistant to moisture and weather than ceramic clays because of its dense nature making porcelain a great choice for outdoors or in. Ceramic clays would be better for indoor use since the porous, less dense nature makes ceramic prone to weather damage and cracking as soon as the temperature drops low enough. Since porcelain tiles are porcelain all the way through the tile, if you chipped a little bit of it, you could hardly notice. Because ceramics only have the color baked on top of the tile, you’ll definitely notice the color contrast of the top and interior if you chip the tile. The soft, more porous attributes of ceramic tiles makes this the best tile to use if you are a DIY person because you can cut the tiles yourself. But porcelain is much harder and denser, so you really need a New Jersey professional to cut them for you. In the end, your decision is all based on preference, but ceramic tiles are the inexpensive alternative to porcelain. As long as ceramic tiles are well maintained, no one will spot the difference when you stand on them.
You now should have a good base understanding of a few flooring options, but consult your New Jersey remodeling contractor for further information regarding these and other flooring options. Your contractor will be in a better position to determine which option is most suited to your particular needs,
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