Kitchen Elements and Materials
We are ready to help you create the kitchen of your dreams, but first, let’s explore all of the elements and materials that make up a beautiful new kitchen.
Archway understands that building a new kitchen can be quite the undertaking, not to mention a large investment. That’s why we happily offer a wide array of options when it comes to creating your dream kitchen. From cabinets to flooring, we have you covered.
There are many components that make up a kitchen, so when you are planning for your kitchen remodel, there are endless options to choose from to help it all come together! To help you prepare, here's an outline of the kitchen remodeling components you can expect to see during your project.
A blend of beauty, style and convenience make cabinets the essential component of the kitchen remodeling process.
The cabinets make up the majority of the kitchen style, so choose them wisely! Here are some different features to consider when picking out your new kitchen cabinets.
Wood – Typically crafted from maple, alder, oak, or rift oak, which provides a variety of different looks
Thermofoil – Unlike wood cabinets, thermofoil will not warp or change shape due to moisture in the air.
MDF – The most popular choice for a painted cabinet look because MDF takes paint much better than wood
Bamboo – Bamboo kitchen cabinets are eco-friendly and very unique-looking
Styles – There are endless colors, finishes, glazes, brushstrokes, etc. to choose from
Handles/Pulls – The finishing touch on any cabinet is the hardware
Soft-close drawers – Allows the drawer to close on its own as you push it in to avoid slamming
Upgrades & storage options – Including a lazy Susan, trash bin holder, and pantry pull outs
Beautiful countertops add style and sophistication to your kitchen design, along with value to your home.
Countertops serve two very important functions – they complement the overall kitchen style, and provide a place to set/keep many of your kitchen items, including the food! Here’s everything you need to know about the different types of countertops available.
Granite – A natural stone surface that is resistant to heat, scratches and stains
Marble – A natural stone that, unlike granite, is porous in nature and therefore requires sealing
Quartz – A manmade surface that is durable and can mimic the look of granite and marble
Color – there are many selections available when it comes to color for backsplash tiles
Style – There’s a countertop for any style – traditional, modern, or in between
Durability – A countertop with the right amount of durability will be very beneficial in the long run
A backsplash adds a pop of color or style to any kitchen design.
The perfect complement to any kitchen is a beautiful backsplash. It also serves the very important function of keeping food from splattering onto your walls. Learn more about the elements of backsplashes below.
Ceramic – A ceramic tile backsplash offers durability with the best value
Porcelain – The most durable tile you can buy and comes in many colors and designs
Glass – beautiful, unique and a good choice for adding some personality to your kitchen
Stone - a backsplash can also be created out of granite (see photo at left), marble or quartz
Style –there’s a style of backsplash to fit traditional, contemporary, and transitional styles alike
Shape – Backsplash tile comes in many shapes, such as square, rectangle, round, and hexagon
Color – There are virtually endless options available for color when it comes to backsplash tile
Kitchen appliances are often the final pieces to come together after your kitchen has been remodeled. When choosing your appliances, there are many options to consider.
Please note that Archway does not provide the appliances themselves as part of our kitchen remodeling services, however we will help you select them and we will install them for you!
Choose from many shapes, styles, colors, and upgrade options to find the perfect fridge for the space.
Choose from options that go beyond just gas or electric, such as stainless steel, commercial grade, or slide-ins.
Do you want a stove/oven combo, a raised oven, or double oven? It depends on what works best in your kitchen.
Ornate, modern, vintage…there are more and more vent hood options today than ever before.
Endless options for types and placement of microwaves, including over or under cabinets, in islands, etc.
Big, small, energy-saving, quiet…take your pick of dishwasher options. We can help you find the right fit.
What really brings a kitchen together is all of the smaller finishing touches that add a sense of refinement to the space.
That includes faucets, sinks, and lighting. Like the other elements we’ve already mentioned, there are practically endless options for each of these and it all depends on your taste and budget.
Multiple Sprayer Options
Multiple Types of Spreads
One or Two Handles