By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Center. At Thursday, October 31st 2019, 10:01:15 AM.
The flooring: Flooring choice plays an important role in the kitchen design since the kitchen floor takes a lot of abuse. Consider durability, cleaning, appearance and also comfort when choosing your flooring material. For example, ceramic tiles are durable and easy to clean. Wood floors are warm and natural definitely look good in almost any space, but it requires more maintenance and care than any other flooring.
When considering granite vs quartz, both are eco-friendly — and not. Granite is imported, which means the carbon footprint is larger, due to transport and shipping. Granite is a natural stone, but is porous and requires sealing with chemicals to minimize staining and etching. According to the EPA, granite may also off gas radioactive materials called radon. Levels are normally not harmful, but a radon home testing kit is inexpensive and can double check for you.
Mid-century modern has never been more popular. And that’s because homeowners and renters want a modern style that’s also warm and full of personality. Add mid-century modern elements to your small kitchen design ideas to enlarge and brighten your small space and put fun back into cooking!