Info on design trends with luxury kitchen remodeling - Bethesda, Maryland area
Bethesda, MD is home to the some of the nation's most important landmarks and businesses, including the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the National Institutes of Health and the Bethesda Naval Hospital where the president gets his annual physical and much more. Outdoor festivals and summer concert series can also be enjoyed in the warmer months and activities go on year-round in this great suburb.
"We love the way our new kitchen and walk-in pantry looks - as an older home in the Bethesda area, we were unsure of how to proceed. But your company did a fantastic job walking us through every nuance of the remodeling process. We couldn't be happier and we absolutely love cooking and entertaining in our freshly remodeled home! Up next, the master bathroom!" -Keith, Bethesda, MD resident
Homeowner tip: In a kitchen, a hot water boiler system uses the same method as the forced air furnace, except the fluid used is water instead of air. Once the water has radiated its heat, it is returned to the boiler to be reheated. Cooling devices, such as AC units, work using the same process, only the air is forced over cooling coils. Cooling coils are cooled with the use of a refrigeration system. Electrical heating systems use the electrical energy to heat stoves and other common household and kitchen appliances. Baseboard systems make use of natrual convection to transfer the heat to the room. The air near the floor is also heated in many new kitchens to deal with colder months.
Bethesda Kitchen Remodeling Info - The Kitchen "Work Triangle"
More than 50 years ago, the work triangle was devised as away to efficiently connect the cooktop, refrigerator and sink in a kitchen. The premise was to reduce the number of steps the cook had to take in meal preparation, cooking and kitchen clean-up. At that time most kitchens were closed-off rooms, inhabited by a busy but lonely cook. The rest of the family was encouraged to stay out. The work triangle is still a basic design and planning tool, but today's kitchens see a whole different style of food preparation, entertaining, cooking and living. Kitchens are now a whirl of activity reflecting a modern family's hectic pace. The island is good for prep work and also contains additional counter space to provide seating for family and guests.
Five Ways to Explore Space in Big Kitchens - Tips and Ideas
- Open planning: Turn the kitchen into the ultimate multipurpose room with zones for cooking, relaxing, eating, and working, and fill the space with adaptable furniture, such as a table you can both eat and work at.
- Large furniture: Invest in a huge refectory table to highlight the dimensions of the room without cluttering it. Team it with long, low benches, rather than chairs, so the room isn't too busy at eye level.
- Oven envy: Buy a big range, or even two for a professional look and stacks of cooking space.
- Create an island: Opt for an island unit to make the most of all that central space. It will also allow you to chat with your friends as you cook.
- Relish the space: Paint the room white, and put everything behind closed doors for a kitchen that's more installation than utility room. Add a sport of colored light for instant designer panache.