The islands of the kitchen suck space. An island should be at least 4 feet long and a little more than 2 feet deep, but it also has room for people to move around and work. Don't even think of an island unless your kitchen is at least 8 feet deep and more than 12 feet long. A kitchen island's average cost ranges from $3,000 to $5,000. More expensive models can run as low as $100 while more costly, custom-built variants can cost as low as $10,000 or more. And whether that kitchen island table is a farmhouse-style table that is as perfect for entertaining guests as it is for homework, or a more modern, stainless steel work table with storage room, its positioning is what makes a table feel island-like.
To decide how many stools can fit on your kitchen island, home experts recommend that you require 28 to 30 inches for each seating area, which means you can split the length of the counter of your island by 30 to determine how many stools can fit comfortably. The general rule is that you will need an open space around your island of at least 42 to 48 inches (106.68 cm to 121.92 cm). Another lifesaving guideline: we do not recommend adding an island if your kitchen is less than 13 feet wide. Another advantage of this island type is its price tag— about $200-600— compared to a stationary island that can range from $1000 to a heavy $6000. When you build a kitchen island, avoid putting in components such as a gas cooktop. ... Ask a professional builder to find the best way to improve your kitchen.
A kitchen island's average size is about 3 by 61⁄2 feet (1,000 by 2,000 mm). This would typically have around 40 inches (1,000 millimeters) clearance zone. Nevertheless, the width of an island is usually determined by the distances around it, so it makes sense for larger rooms to allow larger islands. It's recommended that an island for a small kitchen is no less than 40 by 40 inches (1 by 1 meter), but if you're using an elongated table as opposed to a square, you'll want to go for something no less than 24 inches (61 centimeters) wide to give you enough work space. For walks between an island and counter, at least 36 inches should be provided. The work aisle should be 42 to 48 inches wide if the counter space includes a work area and appliances such as a sink, stove or dishwasher. Gone are the days when the kitchen chairs and table are being taken out to sit outdoors. With all the indoor kitchen comforts but none of the warmth on a hot summer day, the barbecue has given way to the outdoor kitchen. There is now a fully stocked outdoor kitchen with fridge, refrigerator, wine coolers and everything including the kitchen sink. As the kitchen furniture takes its place, the dining table and chairs can now remain indoors.
Perhaps one of the outdoor kitchen furniture's most useful items is the table. Through taking out the stemware and a few bar stools, the island can be used to entertain friends and family and you are seated around the island having a friendly chat. The island can also be a place where children can spend quality time playing games. The island can also be the place where food and chairs are set up for outdoor entertainment are prepared to be served on the table. The island can also store all the stemware, dinnerware and flatware, as well as games for children. The days in and out of the house are over now. The outdoor kitchen furniture is no different from the indoor kitchen furniture, except that it is built to withstand the torture of the weather and the sun's hot rays. That's why the outdoor kitchen dining furniture normally has a table with a canopy that filters out the warm rays of the sun.
The leisure life that this kind of kitchen offers us has now put in a feature that will certainly produce more warmth and that is the ceiling fan. Bring it all together, the outdoor kitchen chairs, the ceiling fan's warmth and the entertainment table, and you can sit back and enjoy nature at its best without looking out of the kitchen window.
As any realtor will tell you location is very important when it comes to selling a home, they will also tell you there are two rooms in the house that will close the deal. Bathrooms and kitchens are very important to the likeability and therefore sale ability of a home. If you are considering a remodel to sell your home or simply increase its value, the bathroom is a good place to start. They are generally cheaper to remodel than kitchens, (appliances!) and can make just as big an impact. Shower doors are a small yet important way you can make a big difference in your home.
Sliding Shower Doors
Perhaps the most popular choice for shower enclosures are sliding glass doors. These have been in production and installation for at least two decades. These are a simple solution to the moldy curtain affect many homeowners have going on today. One big problem people have found with these doors comes when it is time to clean them. Traditional sliding glass doors are mounted on tracks, which mean a wide metal gap that will collect water, soap scum and nasty mold. It can be quite a chore to get these clean!
Hinged Shower Doors
Hinged shower doors are a great alternative to the hassles of sliding glass. There are no tracks or overlap to cause cleaning issues and they are still preferable to a shower curtain. You will find plenty of stylish options available to you in hinged doors. Choices in trim, hardware and glass type give you the opportunity to create a space that is all your own. The biggest issue with hinged doors is space; there must be room to comfortably swing open the door without hitting anything in the room.
Frameless Shower Doors
A nice alternative to both sliding shower doors and hinged shower doors is the frameless variety. Instead of complex metal tracks, these doors and shower enclosures are mounted either to other glass panels or the wall itself depending on the complexities of your shower opening. There are many benefits to the frameless variety including cleanliness and the illusion of more space in an otherwise small bathroom. Installation A very common question pertaining to glass shower enclosures is whether this can be a do it yourself project. In some situations, you would be able to install frameless systems yourself; if you are somewhat mechanically inclined and have a simple opening, you would not have to hire a contractor. However, if you are looking at installing 2 returns, a solid panel and the door you probably want to seek professional help. In many cases, hiring a contractor will be the best possible option; however, you do want to ensure they are experienced in the field. Incorrectly, hung doors can be a major headache and require return service. Perform due diligence when considering any contractors, check references and the Better Business Bureau for more information.
You can do a lot with shower doors and shower enclosures to improve the appearance of your bathroom and in extension your entire home. Whether you want to create your very own spa like retreat or prepare your home for the market, shower doors can help you do that! Check out the many different options available to you today!