La cocina es una de las salas más importantes de la casa, es el corazón del hogar. Por éste motivo cuando llega el momento de remodelar, los propietarios dedican tiempo y esfuerzo para planificar y adquirir todos los elementos necesarios para transformar su cocina en un espacio lujoso y moderno. Algunas de las piezas claves en esta renovación son los fregaderos, grifos y gabinetes de almacenamiento. Muchos propietarios optan por accesorios de cocina y electrodomésticos de acero inoxidable con el fin de lograr un aspecto moderno que además es fácil de limpiar y mantener.
The kitchen sink is the focal point of any kitchen. Homeowners use the kitchen sink on a daily basis, therefore it is extremely important to choose a sink that is practical as well as stylish. Stainless steel sinks are one of the most popular sinks out on the market today and have become a staple in kitchen decor. They are available in single, double, and even triple bowl configurations, and are known for their durability and resistance to rust which allows the kitchen to maintain a pristine look even after prolonged use. Other popular designer sinks are made from cast iron, vitreous china, fireclay, copper, and granite.
Once the design of the new kitchen sink is chosen, it is important to choose a kitchen faucet that will fit into the space and will work well with the kitchen sink. Kitchen faucets are typically constructed from solid brass or from solid stainless steel. The solid brass kitchen faucets are available in a variety of finishes including chrome, satin or brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, as well as antique brass, and antique copper. Moreover, the solid stainless steel faucet will typically feature a brushed stainless finish. Some kitchen faucets will feature a pullout dual spray spout. Kitchen faucets that have a dual spray option and also pull out are very practical and are especially great to use in large kitchens.
During a remodel choosing a kitchen sink and a kitchen faucet that will complement each other as well as work well in the designated space is often a challenging task. In order to ensure that the new kitchen sink and the new kitchen faucet will complement each other, it is recommended that a kitchen sink and faucet combinations are purchased together. Not only is it less expensive to get a combination package, it also eliminates any issues with the product sizes and specifications. When the manufacturers design the kitchen sink and faucet combinations, they take into account all the kitchen sink specifications including length, width, and the depth as well as all the kitchen faucet specifications including the height and the reach of the faucet spout. Therefore, purchasing a combination will ensure that the new faucet is the right size for the sink.
No kitchen renovation is complete until all the necessary kitchen accessories are installed. Kitchen accessories are not only sleek and stylish but are also necessary for convenience. Some of the most common kitchen accessories include soap dispensers, kitchen sink colanders, rinse baskets, as well as cutting boards. Furthermore, every kitchen sink should have a drain as well as the bottom grid; these are two of the most important kitchen accessories to have in any newly redesigned kitchen. Furthermore, kitchen accessories do come in various styles and finishes to match any existing decor. Many kitchen accessories may be included with the purchase of a kitchen sink or with a kitchen faucet.
When renovating the bar area of the kitchen, it is important to choose a bar faucet that will ideally complement the bar sink. There is a large variety of kitchen faucets that will also work great for the bar area, and will be compact yet durable and efficient. Bar faucets are typically single hole faucets that are installed either directly behind the bar sink or on the side of the sink. It is recommended that the bar faucets used feature a pull-out hose. A pull-out faucet will allow the homeowner to rinse the glassware as well as to clean the bar area faster and more efficiently. Furthermore, bar faucets are available in many styles and finishes to match any kitchen décor.
In addition to the kitchen sink, many homeowners choose to install a smaller sized bar sink for style and added convenience. A bar sink is the perfect addition to the kitchen for homeowners who frequently entertain guests, host dinner parties, and have family gatherings. They come in varying shapes including round, rectangular, or square, and can either be under mounted or top mounted depending on the countertop. Most bar sinks are constructed from stainless steel or copper but homeowners may opt to install a glass vessel sink as a bar sink to add an element of elegance to the overall look of the kitchen.
Kitchen Pot Fillers are becoming a staple in many kitchen renovations. They are widely used to fill pots and pans by the stove and thereby eliminate a lot of the heavy lifting in the kitchen. Kitchen pot fillers are available in various finishes including chrome, satin nickel, brushed nickel, antique brass, antique copper, oil rubbed bronze, as well as brushed stainless steel. Installing a pot filler in a new kitchen will not only add style to the overall decor but will also simplify many of the daily food prep tasks. Furthermore, pot fillers are very efficient and fill up the pots and pans with water quickly; moreover, when they are not being used, they fold against the wall and take up very little space.
Kitchen islands can vary in length as well as in height. Typically, a kitchen island can be 36” to 72” long; the height can be as low as 30” or as high as 44”. Installing a kitchen island in the kitchen area has many benefits. Kitchen islands will add countertop space that can be used for food preparation; they will also increase cabinet and storage space. Furthermore, many kitchen islands have built in seating space that can be used as a dining area. Moreover, many homeowners design the kitchen islands to serve as the bar area in the kitchen which is an ideal place to entertain company.
Once the kitchen cabinetry is chosen for the newly redesigned kitchen, it is important to choose kitchen hardware that will not only be durable but will also complement the decor and style of the kitchen. When choosing the kitchen hardware, it is recommended to choose the same finish on the hardware as on other plumbing fixtures in the kitchen. Having the same finish on all kitchen fixtures and kitchen hardware will create uniformity throughout the entire kitchen area. Kitchen hardware includes cabinet handles, door and cabinet knobs and pulls, as well as cabinet drawer slides and drawer latches.
Remodeling a kitchen is a great way to update the existing decor as well as to increase the value of the home. Installing new kitchen plumbing fixtures such as the kitchen sink, kitchen faucet, kitchen pot fillers, as well as bar sinks and faucets are simple projects that will transform the existing kitchen into a modern and elegant space. Furthermore, redesigning the kitchen to include an island area will utilize the existing space and make the kitchen appear larger and more spacious. When redecorating a kitchen, it is important to ensure that the new kitchen will not only be sleek and stylish but will also be practical, and to ensure that all appliances are easily accessible.