Actually, a quartz countertop is not going to be 100 percent quartz. The material is man-made, combining quartz with other materials. It is actually 90% ground with 8-10% resins, polymers, and pigments. The quartz minerals are mixed with the resin and then treated with pressure and heat to form the countertop material, which very hard and granite-like. How finely the quartz is ground will determine the appearance. Coarsely ground quartz produces a flecked appearance and finely ground quartz gives a smoother look. Countertop thickness ranges from ½ inch to 1-¼ inches, depending on style, brand, and size. Because the resin binds all the quartz crystals together, the end product is nonporous, making it exceptionally sanitary. There are no cracks or crevices for bacteria and germs to settle in and it serves as a perfect work surface. You can even purchase quartz countertops that are certified as food safe. It‘s also waterproof so it can be used with an under-mounted sink. Unlike natural stone countertops, quartz counters do not need to be sealed. Nonporous surfaces like quartz also help resist stains. They are easy to clean using mild soap, water, and a soft cloth. When buying natural stone, you have to choose the specific slab you want to use thanks to the variations in color and pattern that Mother Nature provides in a single slab of stone. This is not the case with quartz countertops. Because they are manufactured, you won’t have wide variations in color and pattern and can have a more consistent look.
That glass is called a coupe. Yet another lovely example of glassware that has a vintage touch, but those metallic polka dots will keep it from looking too kitchy on your bar cart. What's better than a set of gilded chevron glasses? A set of gilded chevron glasses with a matching decanter. These guys will look amazing next to your tiny fancy appetizers. For the young hosts, provide a few of these phrase glasses on your bar cart this New Years. I wouldn't blame you if you put a patterned paper straw in them just for kicks. Get ready to be amazed. These glasses… are shatter-proof. If you know that a guest you're inviting usually partakes of a little too much, make sure they get one of these so you don't have to clean up broken glass later.
Don't be afraid to use black in narrow or smaller spaces – as long as you have the lighting to balance the darkness. It’ll become a comfy, cozy spot to be in when done right. Your black kitchen can be as traditional in feel and in style as a simple, white kitchen can be. Just look how beautiful those classic cabinets are in black. One may not think that wood works with black but, in fact, it can cozy up a modern, chic design in an instant making it a more welcoming space – like you see here with the floor. There's something really freeing about this kitchen, so make sure when deciding on your kitchen renovation you realize that darker, deeper tones can have that same light and breathy air about it. We‘re loving this edgy and artistic black kitchen. Filled with subway tile, industrial pendant lighting and black cabinetry, you‘ll wow yourself with its design everyday when you walk in for breakfast.You should really think about what you put on your shelves, especially with some open cabinets, because it can make or break the theme and vision you’re going for. The pops of color here play well with the black scheme. Just because it’s a kitchen doesn‘t mean you can’t be completely unique and innovative with your styling ideas. This space combines so many different themes of interior design: classic, contemporary and rustic too. Here‘s a kitchen that shows how dramatic and rich an all-black kitchen can truly be. It will never go out of style – black never does – and neither will the sophisticated lines of the space. Black can be the perfect foundation to a fashion-forward space full of style and modern design. We love how bachelor-pad like this space feels but also how upscale and beautiful it is too.
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