Yes, we noted that quartz countertops are hard and durable but they can still be damaged. They stand up very well the regular, everyday usage, but can chip if you hit them very hard. Moreover, once damaged, they can be extremely difficult to repair, reports SF Gate Home Guide. Also, Udemy points out that while your coffee, tea or wine might not stain the countertop, long-term exposure to UV sunlight can cause discoloration. They also cannot be used outdoors. As with other man-made countertops materials like solid surface choices, you can't plop a hot pot directly on quartz countertops and expect it to be undamaged. Master builder Bob Vila cautions that a sudden change in temperature or leaving a hot pan the countertop may even cause it quartz to crack. It can also melt in heat above 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Trivets or pads are necessary to keep quartz countertops in tip-top shape and looking good. Quartz countertops are manufactured in sheets that are generally about 4.5 feet wide by 10 feet long. If your kitchen plan calls for very large expanses of countertop, you will likely need more than one piece and will have seams. Generally, seams are less noticeable on dark-colored quartz but can be very obvious on light-colored or multicolor countertops with obvious marbling patterns.
The New Year is here, the holidays are over, and it is time for a fresh start — not just for yourself, but for your home as well! I like to use this time of year to really clean out my home, de-clutter and make it function at its best. We are all running crazy and are too busy, so we need things in our home to be as efficient as possible. The kitchen is a perfect place to jump start your organizing. Today I am adding functionality and organization to the pantry. Even if you do not have a full pantry, these tips will still help you make the most of whatever kitchen storage space you have and bring organization to a whole new level. If you are like me, this is what your pantry looks like.
Always on the look-out for good kitchen storage ideas, we found this drawer design from Crown Point Cabinetry. Not only does it feature angled spice storage with ample-sized containers, it has a divided section and both parts are illuminated with LED lights that come on when you open it. No more digging in dark drawers or straining to read spice jar labels. One of the most used essentials in the kitchen is the refrigerator, and new innovations allow for better food preservation as well as convenience and storage capacity. French doors, such as these on Miele's refrigerator, are very popular because they allow cooks to store larger platters and pans of food. Opening both doors also allows for a full view of what's inside. Thermador`s newest innovation is special tilting bins for delicate items. Adjustable installed in the door, these bins remove for easy cleaning.
From your knobs to the drawer pulls, switching these pieces of hardware out to something that fits with the style will help with your transformation of the space. Remember, it‘s the little details that matter. From the fridge to the stove, instead of going with more modern appliances try finding some with the vintage appeal. This will certainly help change the personality of your space as well. Tupperware has definite retro vibes and you’ll not only love using it but it’s a great way to decorate your kitchen as well. It‘s just another element that will pay homage to the throwback era. Who is a fan of Coca-Cola? Well, if you are, adding a bit of their accents to your retro kitchen will surely be a winner. As it too adds to the vintage appeal and funky personality of the time.
That glass is called a coupe. Yet another lovely example of glassware that has a vintage touch, but those metallic polka dots will keep it from looking too kitchy on your bar cart. What's better than a set of gilded chevron glasses? A set of gilded chevron glasses with a matching decanter. These guys will look amazing next to your tiny fancy appetizers. For the young hosts, provide a few of these phrase glasses on your bar cart this New Years. I wouldn't blame you if you put a patterned paper straw in them just for kicks. Get ready to be amazed. These glasses… are shatter-proof. If you know that a guest you're inviting usually partakes of a little too much, make sure they get one of these so you don't have to clean up broken glass later.
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