Tips to Choose a Good Kitchen Cabinet

November 23, 2008

Kitchen Cabinet Design

Kitchen Cabinet Design

1. Work with a professional (Kitchen Designer / Kitchen Cabinet Designer)

  • Look for an experience professional kitchen cabinet design consultant.
  • A professional kitchen cabinet designer can answer many of your questions and offer ideas to you for your consideration and help you find the best solutions within your budget.
  • You can save a lot of time with a consultation from a experience and professional kitchen designer.

2. Look for a balance of (kitchen cabinet) design and functionality.

  • The kitchen designer needs to ensure your kitchen functions well with the way you live and fulfill your requirement of the kitchen.
  • Kitchen cabinets with your most frequently used items should be located and arranged most conveniently.
  • The design and style of your kitchen cabinet should also fit your own personal taste or style.

3. Understand your style.

  • Identification of your own personal decorative style is the key to select the right design for your kitchen cabinets.
  • By doing a little bit of kitchen style research ahead of time, you insure a final design that fits with your personal tastes and needs.
  • Please visit following to get some idea of the kitchen styles.
  1. Traditional Kitchens Photo Gallery at Cambridge Kitchens.
  2. Traditional Kitchens Photo Gallery at kitchens.com.
  3. Country Kitchens Photo Gallery at kitchens.com.
  4. Country Kitchens Photo and Design Ideas at RemodelingMySpace.
  5. Contemporary Kitchens Photo Gallery at Cambridge Kitchens.
  6. Contemporary Kitchens Photo Gallery at kitchens.com.
  7. Kitchen Styles at jlkitchen.com.
  8. Kitchen Styles at Kitchen Cabinet Malaysia.

4. Consider the surrounding area.

  • Look for a type of wood and finish that will complement your other furnishings.
  • Choose kitchen cabinets that enhance the design and view of your house. We need to ensure the design of the kitchen cabinet is fit the design and styles of your house.

Kitchen Cabinet Kuala Lumpur – A Kitchen Cabinet Designer and Consultant in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

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Small Kitchen Design Kuala Lumpur

November 13, 2008

To create the small but efficient kitchen design, we need to work on three major areas of small kitchen design: i. storage, ii. lighting, iii. appliances.

Small kitchen design may seem to be a very high design challenge for us, a small kitchen can also be functional, beautiful and efficient. Even with a space or building restriction with limited budget, we can find that there are some options open to us to transform our kitchen into something more ideal for our needs and expectation. We need to design more unique storage solutions, mixing natural and ambient lighting, taking advantage of more space saving appliances and personalized style.

Following are some design ideas for small kitchen;

Small Kitchen Design

Small Kitchen Design

I Shape Small Kitchen Design

I Shape Small Kitchen Design

Modern Contemporary Small Kitchen Design

Modern Contemporary Small Kitchen Design

Picture from RemodelingMySpace.com

L-Shaped Small Kitchen Design

L-Shaped Small Kitchen Design

Picture from RemodelingMySpace.com

Traditional Leaning Contemporary Small Kitchen Design

Traditional Leaning Contemporary Small Kitchen Design

Picture from RemodelingMySpace.com

U-Shaped Small Kitchen Design

U-Shaped Small Kitchen Design

Picture from RemodelingMySpace.com

Simple Small Kitchen Design

Simple Small Kitchen Design

Picture from RemodelingMySpace.com

Please visit following for more information and ideas of small kitchen design;

  1. Small Kitchen Design Photo Gallery at RemodelingMySpace.
  2. Small Kitchen Design at HGTV Decorating.
  3. Small Space Kitchen Option at renomart.com.au.
  4. Small Kitchen Design Tips at jlkitchen.com

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Work surface (Worktops) of the Kitchen Cabinet

November 1, 2008

Laminate Worktops

Laminate Worktops

Solid Surface Worktops

Solid Surface Worktops

Wood Worktops

Wood Worktops

Granite Kitchen Worktops

Granite Worktops

COncrete Kitchen Worktops

Concrete Worktops

Stainless Steel Kitchen Worktops

Stainless Steel Kitchen Worktops

All above pictures from JohnPorter Kitchens & Worktops

The work surface in your kitchen have to satisfy a number of stringent requirements. They should be easy to clean and without nooks and crannies that could harbor germs. They must to tough enough to withstand wear and tear, and resistant to knife marks, heat, steam and water. As every material has different qualities, the ideal solution may be different surface in different areas of the kitchen.

Buy the thickest work surface you can afford. They usually come in 30mm and 40mm thicknesses, and the latter is recommended to avoid warping, cracking and heat damage. Prices are generally in linear metres, but bear in mind that most worktops need to be fitted by a professional, which will add to the overall cost, as will cutting or shaping for corners, sinks, taps and hobs.

Ceramic

They are inexpensive and come in a huge variety of colours and styles, but tiled worktops have major disadvantages, the tile are liable to crack and craze unless treated gently, and their grout quickly becomes dirty.

Concrete

Modern concrete is hugely versatile, can be preformed into sheets or cast on site into any size or shape, and comes in a range of colours and finishes. As a kitchen surface, it is extremely hard-wearing and be waterproof as long as it has been properly sealed. To avoid damaging the sealent it’s advisable not to place very hot pans on the surface or to cut directly on it.

Laminate

Usually a value for money option, these are made from a chipboard or paper core, wrapped in a thin veneer of transparent plastic (melamine). Sandwiched between is a decorative sheet which can be printed in an almost endless variety of colours and patterns. Although they are heat and scratch resistant, it is quite difficult to repair a damaged laminate surface. Rounded edges are less likely to chip. High pressure laminates are most durable choice, as inexpensive low-pressure versions may not be terribly heat or knife-resistant. Check that the underside has been sealed, or you may get water damage from appliances underneath.

Manmade Solid Surface

These versatile and attractive composite surfaces are made from a mix of acrylic resin and minerals. In a huge range of colours and patterns, they are non-porous, easy to clean and heat and stain-resistant. Minor burns or scratches can simply be sanded out. They can be pre-formed to any shape or size, with no visible joins, but need to be installed by a professional.

Metal

Professional kitchens are almost always made of stainless steel because it is hygienic, heatproof, waterproof and hand-wearing. Stainless-steel worktops are now commonplace in domestic setting, too but they will scratch and show finger marks very quickly. Eventually, these marks wear to an attractive, all over patina. Brushed and satiny surface wear better than highly polished ones. Avoid cheap, thin steel at least 0.9 mm thick Is recommended for durability. Zinc starts off looking like stainless steel and then dulls to resemble pewter. Being a soft metal, zinc will mark and scratch extremely easily.

Stone

Stone is generally an expensive choice, but looks beautiful and last a lifetime. Granite is the toughest, most durable option, heatproof, water resistant, easy to clean and almost completely impervious to scratches. Slate, limestone and marble are more delicate, they are relatively porous and so can stain easily unless treated with specialist sealant. Treat with care, however, and they will age beautifully. Remember to ensure that the units underneath are strong enough to take the weight of a stone surface.

Terrazzo

Terrazzo is a mix of marble, granite and sometimes glass fragments in a cement base, ground and polished to a glossy finish. The range of effects is endless, though this is not stain and is extremely durable and hard-wearing.

Wood

Elegant and timeless, solid hardwood surfaces are reasonable heat-resistant, and slight burns or knife marks cab be sanded away. If used around a sink, they require regular sealing with oil, varnish or wax to prevent water damage (some woods, such as teak and iroko, are naturally oilier than others and so need less maintenance). Wood has anti-bacterial qualities, making it a healthy choice.

Kitchen Cabinet Kuala Lumpur – A Kitchen Cabinet Designer and Consultant in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.


Planning your Kitchen Renovation

November 1, 2008

 

L-Shaped Kitchen Cabinet with Island

L-Shaped Kitchen Cabinet with Island

In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the average kitchen renovation cost is between RM 6,000 – RM 60,000, including design, products and installation. You can shave off some of the cost by doing much of the work yourself, but remember that some jobs such as electrical and plumbing work are best left to professional. Kitchen Cabinets will use about half of your total budget. Price are effected by material (for example – oak is more expensive than pine) quality of the cabinets, whether you are use stock cabinets or custom made kitchen cabinets. Cost for countertops and backsplashes will also change based on these factors. The price of your floors will be decided on what you choose and how you install it.

Kitchen Cabinet Kuala Lumpur – A Kitchen Cabinet Designer and Consultant in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

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