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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Kitchen Island Design

Are Kitchens really coming OFF the wall!

There is an ever growing trend for a full Kitchen Island Design instead of having all the kitchen work surfaces facing the wall... can you imagine completely turning your kitchen inside out.

Instead of having an empty floor space in the middle of the room surrounded by base cupboards, kitchen counters and wall cabinets - you could change in all around - lose most of the wall cupboards and cabinets and work around one big center kitchen unit.

One big advantage of a Kitchen Island Design is that you are creating a much more social kitchen - the island will be one complete level piece or could be split leveled. One half is for the family chef and the other half is used as a breakfast (or any meal) bar.

At the chef's side you will find a drawers top to bottom of the unit - some big enough for pots and pans, every day plates, crockery and kitchen utensils - special knife drawers could have safety catches to keep your best choppers away from little fingers.

Often you also have place for spice jars, vegetables and the daily bread and kitchen cloths, everything easy to reach.

What is important about the cook's side of a kitchen island design is that everything that you usually use when cooking is easily 'at hand' whenever you need it!

In smaller kitchens the kitchen island design is often a compromise in that it may be attached to the outer kitchen cabinets at one side - but can still be effective enough for you to gain all the advantages of a kitchen island design even in limited spaces.

If you want to have a look at basic kitchen island plans for large and luxurious kitchens and also a kitchen island idea for small kitchens then go ahead and take a look at the full article at Kitchen Island design

It can mean a radical change in planning - especially if you have always been used to having all your kitchen cupboards and kitchen cabinets screwed to the wall.

Instead of bending over kitchen counters under artificial light and banging your head on the wall cabinets - there is so much more enjoyment from working in a well lit open space, with all the family gathered around your very own special Kitchen Island design

The kitchens of the future will all styled around an innovative Kitchen Island Design

Enjoy preparing your very own kitchen island design

Kitchen Counter Review

Our Kitchen Counter Review will help you decide which material and style will help make the most of your kitchen makeover.

With so much to choose from, it can be difficult find the right look that fits into your kitchen improvement budget and the style of your home.

If you are looking for a new and individual look you will find our 'low down' on the pros and cons of different emerging home kitchen counter materials like glass and stainless steel and the care they require.

Find out why stainless steel - the mainstay of professional restaurant kitchens - is becoming more and more popular as a home kitchen counter - especially when combined with the latest design of a stainless steel kitchen extractor hood.

We have also included in out kitchen counter review, granite which is the most popular choice worldwide for new kitchen counter installations.

If you prefer the rustic look we have also included wood and a photo of wood that has been tinted green but that still allows the grain of the wood to show though.

You will also find included in our review on laminates and formica, or you may prefer something totally individual with the help of your local and trusted carpenter - which is a kitchen counter combi - combining a laminate kitchen counter surface edged in pine.

Another great way of combining different materials are inlays - often stainless steel or glass inlaid into a wooden or laminate surface.

The quality of a kitchen counter and how it suits the type of decoration you have in your kitchen and in your home - can really make your kitchen renovation a success.

Use our Kitchen Counter Review to find the right non porous, heat resistant, long lasting and attractive kitchen counter for your home.

To your kitchen counter success...

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Home Show 2006

The first of February signals a whole new month of great home improvement gatherings at the different Home Show 2006 events.

Visiting a Home Show 2006 is one of the best ways to prepare for and kick start any new home remodeling project - and a Home Improvement Show in February is the perfect time of the year.

The advent of spring just around brings with it many combined home and garden shows which are great not only for anyone planning to convert, build or repair the interior of their homes - but also for those already planning for those warm summer nights with outdoor living improvements.

If you review the home show 2006 events for this February, you may be surprised to find that many events have free seminars and demonstrations of products - it's also where you can talk eye to eye with the professionals to really find the best plan or material to suit your project and your home.

Anyone planning for a new kitchen or to give the bathroom a complete makeover will find the latest fixtures and fittings as well as invaluable advice on new materials and techniques.

It's important to have the contact link of the event you want to visit BEFORE you decide to set off - not only to check up on event timetables and to see parking and admission conditions - but also to see in there are any home show discount coupons available from the relevant internet site.

To help you find a Home Show 2006 event near you - take a look at what we have prepared for you at our Home Improvement Show in February article.

And please remember - you'll be able to enjoy your home improvement show more by wearing comfortable shoes, and by drinking plenty of water - you can get more tips here on How to Survive a Home Show

Hope you find what you are looking at any Home Show 2006 event and that you have a great day out!.

from home-improvement-and-financing.com