Din Fakhoury. Kitchen. September 01st , 2017.
For most of the homeowners in the United States of America, the kitchen is one of the most important parts of the house. This area is built specifically for you to have a place in which you could create, prepare and cook your food. However, with all the functionality and usefulness said, cooking and food preparation is not the only function that the kitchen serves. The kitchen is also the place in which you would talk about everything and anything under the sun together with your friends, your family, your colleagues and even your guests. The kitchen even serves as a place in which kids would run around together with the babysitters or their parents while they are gossiping around and chatting about the latest buzz in show business. This is definitely true because I myself had lots of memories, childhood memories, to be exact, in the kitchen.
A natural quarried stone, soapstone has a soapy surface. It is a metamorphic rock rich with talc. A soapstone kitchen countertop usually has a lower talc content making it durable and ideal for withstanding the kitchen heat. It is not a very hard material. So, it is easy to cut and shape according to your requirements. It is heat-resistant, stain-resistant and doesnt react with acidic materials. But, remember that the material can develop scratches over a period of usage, so you must sand it every few years.
Quartz is extremely hard, non-porous, and very elegant. Hardwood countertops are very beautiful, do require a little more upkeep, and are more forgiving to dishes if they are dropped on wood countertops, than granite or quartz. Manmade materials include laminates, Corian, tile, and concrete. Laminates are inexpensive and durable, though they can be scratched or burnt relatively easily.
Functional and fantastic – that’s what your kitchen should be. To achieve this, here are some must-have décor items that are beautiful while being useful. You might have shelves and cabinets in their usual spots, but a bit of shelving above the stove can come in really handy. You could place items that you need in easy reach, such as your favorite cookbook. This area is also the perfect place for a bit of décor. Colorful crockery or a vase of flowers on the shelves, for instance, can be a great idea. The best part is that you can add or remove items as you wish, depending on what kind of style you wish to have in your kitchen.
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