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TFL Before and After: Kitchens

TFL in Kitchen Designs

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Kitchens are often described as the hearts of homes. Not only are family meals prepared in these spaces – they often seem to end up as a central gathering place for friends and visitors. Modern kitchens have to support traditional food preparation and storage, but also offer style that accommodates their roles as a hangout. Kitchen design is also a vital component of a home’s resale value, with potential buyers often drawn to these areas before any others. Redesigning or remodeling kitchens for maximum style and substance is a sound investment.

Arclin TFL can be the centerpiece of kitchen design, with its mix of attractive styling and functional attributes. TFL in kitchen designs is beautiful yet practical – a perfect mantra for kitchens themselves.

Beyond Basics

All-white kitchens have enjoyed popularity for several years, but color is making a comeback. In fact, colors that pop are used as the foundation of the room. We’re seeing them in countertops and cabinetry – or as accents, creating eye-catching spaces as notable for their design as for their function. As stainless steel remains the appliance material of choice, homeowners and builders can take liberties with bold color palettes without fear of clashing.

TFL designs are available in an array of colors – whether designers or homeowners are interested in exploring bold reds, sunny yellows, or striking metallics. Designing (or re-designing) a kitchen with TFL allows for colorful expression.

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Kitchen Glamor

Kitchens are traditionally defined (and designed) by their purpose: practical spaces to store and prepare food. But, contemporary kitchens are getting glamorous makeovers, with fixtures and accents that may seem more at home in a living area.

This style also lends itself to a mix of finishes that add visual interest. TFL, with options that include woodgrains, brushed surfaces, and matte looks, is a perfect choice

Unexpected Surfaces

Kitchen materials – especially those used in countertops – are continuing to evolve. As granite’s countertop dominance may be waning, designers and residents are looking for stylish, functional new options. They want a range of decorative choices and the practical qualities necessary for food preparation.

TFL in kitchen designs marry form and function. Its beautiful design is bolstered by its durable, hygienic properties, making it the perfect material for stylish spaces that create and support healthy cooking conditions. TFL in kitchen designs are also a great choice for cabinetry, creating surfaces that are easy to clean and appealing to the eye.

Contact Arclin to see how TFL can best fit into your kitchen design projects.

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Tiny Homes, Big Statements

“Go big or go home” doesn’t necessarily apply these days…even when we’re talking about homes. Tiny houses – and associated environmental, social, and financial lifestyles sometimes called tiny living – are big news. From television series to books and websites, tenets of tiny are everywhere. Whether you are just looking to downsize a bit to save some money or are ready to go truly tiny, Arclin TFL has you covered.

The What and Why of Tiny

For decades, people have measured success by more – more cars, more electronics, and more square footage in their residences. Bigger was seen as better, which had ramifications on people’s finances, their lifestyles, and on the larger environment. The average American home (which measures approximately 2,600 square feet) accounts for around one-third to one-half of the homeowner’s budget, or around 15 years of work, just to pay for their homes. Scaling back on home size allows tiny movement enthusiasts to spend less time concerned about home payments and more time enjoying their homes – or other experiences that less-expensive home ownership affords them.

At the same time, the tiny home trend offers some substantial environmental benefits. Smaller residences require less energy to heat and cool. Homes consisting of 100-400 square feet produce just 2,000 pounds of carbon emissions annually; an average-sized home produces 28,000 pounds. Using environmentally- friendly and/or recycled building materials is also common in tiny home production.

Tiny, Tasteful, Eco-friendly Value

A typical concern of those considering “going tiny” is lack of design or function. When we think of tiny, we may think of austere structures with little utility and less style. That does not have to be the case, however – you can enjoy the personal and environmental benefits of a scaled-down residence without sacrificing your home’s beauty.

Arclin’s residential TFL products offer a variety of finishes, whether you are leaning toward a woodsy, cabin aesthetic or the sleek, modern designs, often favored by urban tiny-dwellers. Arclin TFL designs such as the Global Harvest Collection provides a vast range of options certain to wed tiny and style seamlessly. Plus, Arclin’s TFL is ideal for those considering tiny living to reduce their environmental footprint – the wood-alternative, environmentally-friendly veneers mean you can design with your living space conscientiously (at any size). Visit Arclin’s design page to see more options and begin planning your tiny living adventure.