Creating warmth and cohesion in the kitchen

The heart of many homes is the kitchen. It is in the kitchen where lunches are thrown together in record time. Apple and peanut butter snacks are prepared. Romantic meals are stressed over and plated and holiday cookies are decorated. In many homes the kitchen is where individuals migrate to and gather; many of our first and lasting memories, right along with thousands of meals, were created in our kitchens. Whether it was getting caught scraping a heavy chair across the floor to reach the cookie jar or, on those special occasions, licking the batter right off the spoon, we live, grow and learn in our kitchens.

When it comes to building and setting the interior designs for our kitchens there are a lot of lasting decisions that need to be made regarding countertops and cabinets. Countertops and cabinetry will be there for years and years. Like the choice of appliances this investment needs to be carefully considered. Primera provides many resources to assist our clients in creating the kitchen of their dreams; this includes finding the perfect cabinets for the different and diverse kitchen designs that our clients’ desire. Primera supplies our clients with countertops made out of a variety of material like granite, ceramic tile and engineered stone all of which have different strengths. The naturalness of granite and its depth of durability is hard to forgo, ceramic tile gives you the option of many custom-designs and engineered stone gives you the most variation when it comes to color. Once a decision is made on countertops, then pairing with the cabinetry can begin.

When it comes to choosing cabinetry complimenting your countertop choice is important but functionality also needs to come into play. Carefully consider the amount of storage that you want to have in your kitchen and the accessibility and the layout that you want to put in to place. Quite often when we are in the kitchen, one of our hands is already occupied so ease of opening should be considered when you are deciding on the hardware for your cabinet doors. Matching hues, light with light and dark with dark might be the initial first thought when it comes to installing cabinets in the kitchen, but that is not necessarily the way to go. You don’t want to create a cave in your kitchen or totally white-wash it out. Complimenting or contrasting instead of matching is a better route to take.

As you create the center of your home, remember before making a big decision to always ask to take home samples and see how they look in your lighting and in your environment. Also visit Primera’s showroom to see our displays and ask to speak to one of our design consultant who can assist you with any and all of your questions in creating the perfect pulse, and warm heartbeat for your home in the kitchen.

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Laminate flooring in favorable light

It is automatic to desire the authentic in life. People want the real deal, the bona fide item but life isn’t always about acquiring what we want. Instead, it is about discovering what fits and works best. Often in the end, we find that what we desired most wasn’t what we wanted after all. Many people have discovered this to be true when it comes to their flooring choices. Many clients desire the warmth and authenticity that natural wood flooring brings to a home or an architectural space. But they may discover in the end that this particular choice isn’t what works and fits best after all.

Laminate flooring has come a long way, and it is no longer just a quick, cheap option. It provides a very similar look with the absence of many of the requirements and obligations that natural wood floors demand. Its professional installation process is swifter. It cost less. It provides more durability and demands less maintenance. Most importantly laminate flooring looks beautiful and brings the warmth, color and visual texture of natural wood flooring along with convenience and practicality.

One of the aspects of choosing a natural wood floor that people need to take into consideration is that natural wood tends to be more tender then man-made products. When you are working with a natural product it must be noted that it responds differently to its surroundings and needs to be cared for differently than say laminate flooring. Obscure examples of things, often not considered, that can damage a natural wood flooring are: heavy furniture, high heels, humidity and sunlight. All these elements can have negative effects on natural wood flooring.

Laminate flooring gives you 90% of the beauty of natural wood flooring with only 10% of the maintenance and the durability cannot be compared. You don’t need to worry about dirt scratching your floor or standing water causing damage or using the correct cleaner and avoiding the harmful ones. Aspiring for authenticity is noteworthy, but sometimes practicality and manageability need to be victorious. More and more consumers are discovering that laminate floors are exactly what their homes and spaces need to look beautiful. Please follow: http://primera.net/flooring/selections/resilient-flooring to see all the options that Primera Interiors offers.

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