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Kitchen hardware is an essential part of any well-maintained house. From the paint or maintenance of the ceilings to choosing suitable cabinets or what kinds of knobs should be selected for the kitchen, everything comes in the category of kitchen hardware. Whether you are making a completely new kitchen or remodeling the current one, there are certain categories are things you need to be aware of. We have gathered all the information to guide you through each step.

Types of Shelves and Storage

Shelves are the right way to utilize your kitchen space and keep everything organized and clean. There are certain ways of shelves and storage solutions that you can install in your kitchens for an aesthetic and modern look, and two of them are the following.

Open Cabinet Shelves

 

open cabinet shelves

Open cabinets are cabinets without doors that can be utilized in the open-style kitchen concept. These cabinets are easy to maintain, and you can also display some of your favorite kitchen props. Also, because of having no doors, tops, or sides, floating shelves are quite affordable, and you will also be able to enhance the look of your kitchen by staying within your budget. These shelves are also convenient, and you can easily pick anything when you need it.

Open Row Wall Shelves

 

open row shelves

Open-row wall shelves are pretty common, and you must have seen these shelves in your surroundings. These shelves provide extra space for kitchen items, and you can decoratively present your kitchen essentials. The open shelves are always in trend and also provide you with a great way to display some utensils, appliances, or jars in the kitchen. You can install floating shelves on any wall with blank space in the kitchen, and they will always look amazing.

Hanging Wall Shelves

 

hanging wall shelves

These shelves look really aesthetic and provide a modern look to your kitchen. You can also choose different styles while choosing the hanging shelves based on the available space. It provides you an opportunity to display your crockery collection with pride, creating a welcoming and aesthetically pleasing look. Having too many closed cabinets can also make your kitchen look small and restricted, so these shelves balance the look and go very well with the modern style theme.

Fixed Bracket Shelves

 

fixed bracket shelves

Fixed bracket shelves are usually mounted on the walls and they are surrounded by a frame. These bracket shelves provide you with divided sections to store your kitchen items. This solves your problem of keeping all the everyday use crockery and cutlery in different cupboards and drawers, and the display adds a more homely touch to your kitchen

Built-In Shelves

 

built in shelves

These types of shelves are built under the wall, you can also get them customized and add lights to highlight the kitchen items to make them look more aesthetic.  It provides a single place where you can place all your kitchen items without worrying about messing up the whole kitchen. It is a spot where you can find all your essentials, and you can also keep the storage size based on the available space you have.

How can you repair your kitchen walls or ceilings?

There are multiple options to help you repair your kitchen professionally for a long-term basis.

Crack Fix

If there is a crack in your kitchen wall and you are not looking to renovate the whole wall for it, then you can simply use the crack tape on your walls. To cover it completely, you can find the crack fix tape in the desired width.

Patch Fix

If the crack is deep and more extensive and can not be fixed by the crack tape, then instant patches are one of the most reliable options you can go for. You can improve the patches with mud and then paint them to make the wall look even.

Wall Fix

If your kitchen wall is damaged and has multiple cracks, you should go for the plaster. After then, you can sand the area for the primer and paint all over it for a seamless look.

Why is kitchen plumbing so important?

Kitchen plumbing is based on the water and gas lines of the kitchen, which are the central part of making your kitchen functional. Therefore, you must keep the plumbing right to keep your kitchen sink from stopping working or letting the gas leakage happen. The basic components of kitchen plumbing include water supply, drainage system, dishwasher supply, flexible supply tubes, and gas valves. 

5 Tips to Make Your Kitchen More Energy-Efficient

 

energy efficient kitchen

You must know that the kitchen use a good amount of energy as compared to the other rooms. Here are five tips through which you can reduce make your kitchen more energy efficient.
 
1. Try using a microwave oven more than the traditional oven as it consumes more energy.
2. Keep your fridge and refrigerator doors closed as much as possible.
3. Clean your refrigerator coil every year.
4. Keep your oven’s burner clean.
5. Air-dry your dishes instead of using dishwasher.

What does it mean to reface or resurface cabinets?

Refacing or resurfacing your kitchen cabinets is the process where you remodel your current cabinet. This process allows you to keep your old cabinets and replace their doors, side frames, panels, and moldings. The resurfacing process saves you from making your cabinets from scratch, and you still get a fresh and updated look. You can also choose the new hardware while resurfacing your cabinets.

How to Choose the Best Cabinets

 

modern cabinets

There are some specific things that you should consider while remodeling your kitchen, including budgeting, the style of cabinets, the material of cabinets, and the requirement of storage.

Budgeting

 

Budgeting plays a significant factor when you are updating or remodeling anything in your house, so decide on a certain budget and then check for the options that come under it. The budget can also depend on the quality of materials and maintenance. Of course, you can also go for the custom cabinets if you have a sufficient budget. Always include the installation budget while deciding on a certain amount.

Material of Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are made of different materials, such as wood, concrete, plastic, glass, aluminum, timber, granite, plywood, stainless steel, and hardboard. Each of the materials can have its own advantages and disadvantages. You can choose the material based on your preference and the kitchen theme you are going for. Also, make sure the material is suitable for the kitchen and moisture resistant.

Style

Multiple styles of cabinets vary in look and space of the cabinets. Some of the styles of the most famous and common cabinets include shaker, louvered, flat panel or slab, beadboard, and inset cabinets. You should always choose the right style, which will also suit your overall interior of the kitchen.

 

New Trends in Kitchen Flooring

While remodelling your kitchen, floors should be your top priority. Kitchen floors should be durable but that doesn’t mean that your kitchen floor can’t be stylish. Here are some new kitchen flooring trends that will help you to update your kitchen in a more stylish way.

Vinyl Floors

 

vinyl flooring

Vinyl floors are made up of different layers using different materials for durable and affordable floors. These sheets have a soft surface which makes them more comfortable than walking on hard surface floors. If you are looking for comfort with style, then it will be the most convenient choice. Also, flooring cost usually varies on the quality of the material, but vinyl is usually cheaper than other bathroom flooring materials. When choosing vinyl sheets, you don’t have to worry about being stuck with limited design options, and you are allowed to think out of the box with different collections of colors, textures, and styles.

Wooden Floors

 

hardwood flooring for modern kitchen

While natural stones have been used in kitchens for ages. You can actually utilize them in a modern way to make your kitchen floor look more aesthetic and attractive. Darker stones such as black marble, granite, and slate work really well for the modern look. These floors can be a little expensive, but they are totally worth the price in terms of style and durability. However, you might need special cleaners to maintain the beauty of these floors. Natural stone floors are usually popular and you can also go for different colors and tones other than white.  

Natural Stone Floors

 

natural stone flooring

While natural stones have been used in kitchens for ages. You can actually utilize them in a modern way to make your kitchen floor look more aesthetic and attractive. Darker stones such as black marble, granite, and slate work really well for the modern look. These floors can be a little expensive, but they are totally worth the price in terms of style and durability. However, you might need special cleaners to maintain the beauty of these floors. Natural stone floors are usually popular and you can also go for different colors and tones other than white.  

What is a kitchen backsplash?

 

kitchen backsplash

The kitchen backsplash is designed to protect your walls from liquid or food splatter. The backsplash also adds style to your kitchen. It is usually installed directly behind the stove or countertop, with the most chance of splashing. The kitchen backsplash adds a stylish look to your kitchen, making it look more modern. You can use different materials for the backsplash depending on the durability, budget, and theme you’re looking for while remodeling your kitchen. Kitchen backsplashes should be mandatory addition because it is better to invest one time in a long-term solution instead of getting your kitchen walls painted regularly, and you can also maintain it for years if you choose the right material.

 

To learn more about our kitchen hardware services, please get in touch with us here at Marich Inc. We would be happy to visit your home for a free consultation regarding kitchen remodeling in Austin TX and the surrounding areas. Call us at (512) 952-1868 for a free consultation.

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