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Remodeling your kitchen can be a costair and around four percent of the entire budget on the average would be taken up by the cost of flooring materials. If you decide to keep the same flooring that you currently have, you would still need to save a little extra from your budget to rehabilitate the floor into shape because of all the stressful effects that a major build-up may have on it.
Essentially, choosing light-colored flooring materials of any variety creates this illusion and gives you the impression of a larger room. The same effect is achieved by diagonally arranging floor tiles when installing it instead of laying it in such a way that it's parallel to the walls. Each different kitchen style has a suitable type of flooring that would look good on it.
For example, using floor tiles measuring 12×12 "and above is perfect for minimizing grout lines and work for contemporary kitchens. or create borders on your floor.
Wooden kitchen flooring materials still remain as one of the most popular choices given the much thought after qualities that it possesses such as its warmth, unbelievable resilience and smooth, natural surface. Using hardwood tiles or slabs for your kitchen floor would assure you of its sturdiness and timeless charm that gets even better with age. It's clearly one of the many materials that never go out of style and is quite easy to integrate and complete with almost any particular type of kitchen décor you may have in mind.
There are literally countless species of hard wood that are basically used in creating floor tiles and floor building materials; each with certain qualities that complement a particular kitchen style or design. For example, the distinct grainy surface of rustic oak makes it a popular flooring material for country or traditional kitchen designs. Maple and cherry wood are chosen for its vibrantly elegant look and feel. A sleek and modern look is achieved when ash, birch and beech wood is used. Some of the other fine alternatives used are teak, pecan, mahogany, walnut and hickory.
There are several classes of hardwood flooring. They come in plank, tile, strip, and parquet forms with the particular qualities of each are described in more detail below.
Wooden Plank Flooring are basically made up of wooden boards that are about three-quarters of an inch thick and is roughly around three to seven inches in width and reaches an overall length of about eight feet. They perfectly display the remarkable wood grain that completes that traditional kitchen look. … Read More
The food replicators on Star Trek that produce piping hot, perfectly cooked food in seconds or the thinking, talking kitchen appliances of The Jetsons’ family home may seem like science fiction but the truth is, the idea behind these “smart” appliances are not so far fetched.
In fact, home appliance manufacturers including GE, Maytag, Samsung and Whirlpool are now teaming up with the technology giants like Cisco, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems to bring futuristic kitchen appliances into today’s homes. These smart appliances can keep notes, generate recipe ideas, calculate cooking times and heat food at warp speed. Oh – and some of these kitchen appliances can even play movies while you wait.
A lot of the prototypes under development will never see the outside of the lab since studies show that homeowners aren’t quite ready to fork over the big bucks required to bring these smart appliances into their homes. So for now an oven that starts cooking with a telephone call or kitchen appliances that are networked to a laptop computer will not be available to the average consumer.
But don’t worry tech-savvy gourmets, there are some kitchen appliances on the market that integrate high-tech gadgetry that can make your time in the kitchen convenient and fun.
Samsung produces a barcode-reading microwave in partnership with a grocery chain in Europe that estimates and sets the proper cooking time automatically when the frozen item is scanned.
They’ve also developed a wireless-enabled refrigerator that features a removable LCD (liquid crystal display screen) that can be used to leave voice messages, post notes, manage a family calendar and even play TV shows or DVDs.
Tired of having to wash your dishes after they’ve been through the dishwasher? Those days are over now that the latest dishwashers have built-in sensors that can estimate how dirty the dishes are, select the right water softness and cycles for the types of dishes (plastic or china), and dispense the correct amount of detergent to reduce waste.
Wine lovers might like GE’s new intelligent wine vault, a free-standing home appliance with cool features programmed at the factory. With a price tag of over $30,000, the wine vault tracks details such as the name, vineyard and year and generate barcodes for each bottle. All the data is backed up on a GE server through an online connection.
Induction ovens, which have been found in European kitchens for more than 15 years have finally made their way into Canadian homes. Instead of the burners generating the temperature, induction technology creates an electro-magnetic response in iron or stainless steel cooking vessels so the “burner” stays cool to the touch from start to finish. The technology is reported to be 25 to 30 per cent more energy efficient than a standard stovetop – and it’s fast. A large stockpot of water can be brought to a boil in as little as two minutes.… Read More