[tm_pb_section admin_label="section"][tm_pb_row admin_label="row"][tm_pb_column type="4_4"][tm_pb_text admin_label="Text" text_orientation="justified" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] It may seem impossible to get creative with a small space, but with a little imagination and inspiration, you can make your small kitchen look like a work of art. Just an inch of space can spur miles of ideas. Here are some solutions and ideas to make the most of your small kitchen and keep you cooking in style.
[tm_pb_section admin_label="section"][tm_pb_row admin_label="row"][tm_pb_column type="4_4"][tm_pb_text admin_label="Text" text_orientation="justified" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The more you use your kitchen, the more you may look for ways to freshen it up. Regular use gives your kitchen a tired look in a short time. Although it’s tempting to do it up with a totally new look, your budget may not permit it. You’ll be happy to know that just a bit of sprucing up can turn your kitchen around. Let the kitchen experts, Leenlong Cowry Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops, guide you on a kitchen makeover within a budget.
Increase StorageIf your kitchen looks cluttered, you don’t always need more room to put things away. Declutter instead. 75% of homeowners in a kitchen survey by Houzz 2018 Kitchen and Bath Study said that decluttering is topmost on their mind, while 66% contemplated recycling, and 49% talked about recycling. Once you have thrown away what you don’t need, increase the working area by installing space-saving under-cabinet drawers, drawer organizers, utensil and dish organizing racks. Put away your cutlery, dishes, plates, and spices in the organizing racks or drawers. All items stay in place when organized in neat compartments and your kitchen looks cleaner.
Pull Out BinsIf your kitchen smells bad, it could be because of an overflowing garbage bin. You don’t need to buy a bigger bin for that. Just place a container of baking soda near the bin to absorb the smell. Even better, clean it out as soon as it fills up and finds a different place for it, away from direct view. How about hiding it in a slider drawer or cabinet so the bin is out of sight?
Paint CabinetsIt-is easy and inexpensive to paint cabinets yourself. Empty out the cabinets before painting, clean them thoroughly with degreaser, and then apply paint. If your kitchen doesn’t get much light, colour them a crisp white, soft cream or light grey. Add a pop of colour here and there to make it brighter, such as bright teal or vivid red. The mix of colours will give your kitchen a vibrant, new eclectic feel. Revive cabinets with new knobs, if they don’t need a coat of paint.
Vinyl FlooringInstalling vinyl flooring is really not that hard. Vinyl is available in a wide range of finishes, including hardwood. Unpeel the backing from the plank to stick it over your current floor.
Stainless Steel SinkIf you have a porcelain sink, switch to a stainless steel one. Although old world porcelain sinks look quaint, it may make your kitchen look more dated. A new copper backsplash, brass bins or butcher block countertops can help you retain the old world charm while making the kitchen appear more updated.
Leenlong Cowry Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops in Langley and SurreyLeenlong Cowry Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops Can help you make the best of almost any space. We combine experience and expertise to help you create the lifestyle you envision within your budget. Whether you are moving into a new-home or making over your current one, our goal is to help you meet yours. Check out our classic cabinets designed to fit any budget, beautiful countertops, sinks and faucets that can change the look of any kitchen. If you are lost for ideas, we can help you there too. From measuring to designing and installation, we can do it all. Just call us. [/tm_pb_text][/tm_pb_column][/tm_pb_row][/tm_pb_section]
[tm_pb_section admin_label="section"][tm_pb_row admin_label="row"][tm_pb_column type="4_4"][tm_pb_text admin_label="Text" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] When it comes to your outdoor kitchen, you want it to both look good as well as function. Choosing something that will not only look good but will also survive the outdoor conditions is something that will go a long way into making your outdoor kitchen something unusual. You need to think of the sunlight, the rain, the temperature, and other outdoor conditions when you are choosing your outdoor kitchen countertop. If you are looking for different types of countertops to use in your outdoor kitchen, read on.
QuartzQuartz countertops are a very durable countertop material. They feature a wide variety of styles and colours which makes them one of the best outdoor countertop materials for a wide range of different situations. The countertops should be the go-to choice for anyone looking for a safe option that will provide a look that can fit a wide variety of different conditions. Quartz is a regularly chosen material for kitchen countertops both indoor and out. The look of quartz is timeless and elegant, providing your kitchen with a modern look that will help to tie together your outdoor kitchen.
MarbleIf you are looking for a convenient and comfortable countertop material, then marble may not be your best choice in an outdoor kitchen. Marble as a stone is something that can provide a beautiful and clean look to any indoor kitchen. However, in an exterior environment, the marble countertops do not have what it takes to survive the outdoor environment. The weather conditions are not kind of marble, and the stone can quickly be ruined. Stick to keeping the marble indoors where it can be protected from the elements.
GraniteGranite is a beautiful choice for any outdoor countertop. Granite is a sturdy material that can withstand anything that nature may decide to throw at it. Granite has a very luxurious appearance and is something that can be picked up if you want a high-end look for your outdoor kitchen. With proper care, a granite countertop can be long-lasting and become a focal point of your outdoor kitchen.
DektonA synthesized countertop material, Dekton is the latest in countertop technologies that is sure to bring you the very best. It features a unified look, and a offers a robust and resistant surface that is sure to handle what you throw at it. Dekton is UV resistant, abrasion resistant, and is also resistant to extreme heat and cold. If you are looking for a countertop material that will be there to provide you with a long-lasting look for your outdoor countertop, you can’t go wrong with Dekton. If you are installing an outdoor kitchen and want your next custom made countertop, then look to the professionals at Leen Long. We provide a custom fabrication service that will allow us to create the perfect countertop for whatever your project may bring you. We offer clean cuts and the ability to create any look. If you want to see what we have to provide you with, come into our showroom, and we will be happy to help you. All credit goes to Leen Long Construction Ltd. [/tm_pb_text][/tm_pb_column][/tm_pb_row][/tm_pb_section]
[tm_pb_section admin_label="section"][tm_pb_row admin_label="row"][tm_pb_column type="4_4"][tm_pb_text admin_label="Text" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] When you are remodelling your kitchen, one of the major decisions you will have to make is what type of cabinets you want to install. This is a big decision because your kitchen cabinets will highlight the look of your entire kitchen, plus you will be using them daily so having ones you love to look at would be ideal. Before you buy your perfect cabinets for your kitchen renovation, you should follow these five tips to ensure you pick the right ones:
Location, Location, LocationThe first step you need to take when buying your kitchen cabinets is deciding where you are going to put them and how many you will need. Make sure you measure the spaces where you want to place your cabinets so that the kitchen professionals will have a better sense of what kind of cabinets will fit into your kitchen.
Make Sure You have a Good BudgetWhen remodelling your kitchen, you should set aside around 50% of your budget towards your kitchen cabinets. This might seem like a lot of money for cabinets, but they can get pricey especially when you need a lot of them. The cabinets will play a huge role in transforming the look of your kitchen, so make sure you set aside enough money to pick out the ones that look amazing and fit within your budget.
What Type of Cabinets Do You WantThere are three main types of cabinets; custom, semi-custom, and stock. Stock cabinets are the least expensive option and are constructed in standard shapes and sizes. Semi-custom cabinets are factory built, but you can choose from a wide range of storage, design, and style options. Custom built cabinets are the highest end of cabinets and most expensive, but you can design and create them to fit your vision.
Choose the Quality You WantIf you are renovating your kitchen before a move, you may just want to use a basic style of cabinet to spruce up the look before you sell. However, if you are building your dream kitchen, you may want to opt for a higher quality cabinet that will survive for an extremely long time. Pick cabinets with sturdy frames that can take the pressure of being opened and closed for extended periods of time and will hold up for many years.
Find Your StyleGo to different stores that sell cabinets or leaf through interior design magazines to try and find the style that will work best for you and your kitchen. There are a number of styles you can choose from if you take the semi-custom route, so go through as many styles as you can before picking your perfect cabinets! Visit our gallery at leenlong.com/gallery/ to see what kind of cabinets we offer. We are certain we have the perfect kind of cabinets that will fit your kitchen renovation project as well as meet your budget and quality expectations! Give us a call at (604)534-0958 or visit us at 19638 Fraser Hwy, Langley, BC to view the cabinets in person. All credit goes to Leen Long Construction Ltd. [/tm_pb_text][/tm_pb_column][/tm_pb_row][/tm_pb_section]
[tm_pb_section admin_label="section" transparent_background="on" allow_player_pause="off" inner_shadow="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" custom_padding="|||20px" padding_mobile="off" make_fullwidth="off" use_custom_width="off" width_unit="on" make_equal="off" use_custom_gutter="off"][tm_pb_row admin_label="row" make_fullwidth="off" use_custom_width="off" use_grid_padding="on" width_unit="on" custom_padding="|||20px" padding_mobile="off" allow_player_pause="off" parallax="off" parallax_method="off" make_equal="off" parallax_1="off" parallax_method_1="off" column_padding_mobile="on"][tm_pb_column type="4_4"][tm_pb_text admin_label="Text" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" custom_margin="|||20px" custom_padding="|||20px"] Whenever a new season comes around, it’s likely that sometimes you feel as if you want a change to signify a fresh start. One great way to change the layout of your kitchen before Christmas is to change your kitchen countertop. Usually, it’s time to upgrade when your countertops no longer match the overall design of your home and have become difficult to maintain. If you’ve made the decision to replace your countertops, here are some things worth considering:
Replace or Repair?If you still like the material of your countertops and that your budget is a bit tight, think about repairing your existing countertop instead of doing a full-on replacement. Laminate countertops could be polished to erase any scratches, as well as could be painted, re-laminated and tiled for a more updated look. If you have a stone countertop that is chipped, they can be repaired by saving the fragments and adhering them in place with glues. No matter the type of countertop you have, you should be able to find a cost-effective way to revitalize it.
Measure CorrectlyBefore the tape measure gets taken out, make a rough sketch that represents the countertop placement in your kitchen. Mark off sections of the countertop such as:
- Continuous countertops
- Sink countertops
- Peninsula and island countertops
Other ConsiderationsIf you want to completely replace the countertops, there are some other things to consider. Are you planning to replace your laminate or ceramic countertops with stone or concrete? If that is the case, you want to make sure that your cabinets can support those heavier countertops. If no, you might have to consider that your cabinets might need reinforcing supports at the base, back, sides and top to properly support the new countertops. Also, when considering the different countertop materials, think of their maintenance needs, as well as the attributes they have. Granite and Marble countertops often need to be periodically resealed and polished to stay durable, while Quartz, stainless-steel, other solid surfacing and laminate countertops don’t need any sealing and polishing. If you are considering a soapstone countertop, which is porous and unsealed, they require a special cleaning, which needs to be treated with mineral oil a few times a year. This also applies to wooden and concrete countertops as well, depending on their original finish. If you still need some help on how to revamp your kitchen countertop for the Christmas holidays, give Leen Long a call! We’d be happy to help. All credit goes to Leen Long Construction Ltd. [/tm_pb_text][/tm_pb_column][/tm_pb_row][/tm_pb_section]
[tm_pb_section admin_label="section"][tm_pb_row admin_label="row"][tm_pb_column type="4_4"][tm_pb_text admin_label="Text" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" custom_margin="|||20px" custom_padding="|||20px"] Granite, marble and quartz are very appealing and functional materials for kitchen countertops. They are highly durable and long-lasting, not to mention that they are cut, crafted and polished to add a beauty to the kitchen. Each material has its own grains, flecks and color variations, which means that if you have a particular style in mind, keep this as a consideration. Both marble and granite are made entirely of natural stone, while quartz has partial additives.