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How to turn your Kitchen into a Masterpiece with Corbels

Classic kitchen design with carved wood corbels; kitchen design ideas

Corbels find themselves right at home in the kitchen. In fact, since the actual use of a corbel is to support weight, just think of all of the heavy pieces that are in your kitchen: cabinets, countertops, the range hood, possibly open shelving, and more. Everywhere that support is needed is the ideal place for […]

Adding Panache to Your Kitchen Remodel with Wooden Brackets

traditional white kitchen design; kitchen design ideas; kitchen decor inspiration

If you’re remodeling your kitchen, you’re probably thinking of the kind of cabinets you would like, the style of pulls or knobs should be used or what kind of countertops and in what colors would work best for your kitchen revamp. But while you’re considering these options for your kitchen remodel, think about the structural […]

The Artful Use of Corbels in Your Home

interior architectural details; interior design ideas

Beautiful corbels are vastly under-utilized architectural elements these days. If one needs to display or support a heavy item, such as a sculpture, stylish support from wood corbels or wood brackets is a necessity. Although less obvious today, the beauty and sophistication that these supportive structures add cannot be overlooked. Let your imagination go and […]

Updates for Kitchen Counters

modern kitchen design with unique eat-in counter design; ; kitchen design ideas; kitchen decor inspiration

The countertop is no less important than the cabinetry in your kitchen. It can also tell the prospective buyer about the age of your kitchen. You have to make sure that it is in tip-top shape as to not distract the buyer from the rest of the kitchen and to not lover the price. Making […]

Picking Out Kitchen Countertops

modern kitchen counter

Materials for Kitchen Countertop Picking out countertop material used to be a lot easier when there were significantly fewer choices. Now there are not only more materials available, but also new patterns, and new types of countertops application. The latest trend is to mix and match two different kinds of counter materials together. You might […]

Kitchen Textures

Beautiful cozy kitchen with large kitchen island, lanterns, counter stools and wall shelves on the back; kitchen design ideas; kitchen decor inspiration

Textures in the Kitchen There are a lot of surfaces in the kitchen – most are hard with angled edges which don’t exactly spell out a warm and comforting environment. You can balance out the inevitable uninviting surface with soft textures and patterns, as well as warm and homey colors. To bring instant cheer to […]

History Behind Floral and Grape Corbels and Carvings

Dionysus with grape

Grape motifs carved on corbels have been around since the Roman and Greek times. Grapes themselves have great powers such as unclogging arteries. The “French Paradox” shows that even though the French food is so high in fat, the wine that is consumed along the side of the meal, neutralizing the cholesterol in a way, […]

Wood brackets size and quantity determination

kitchen counter design with carved wood brackets; countertop support ideas

Most often wood brackets used to support shelves or for additional support of the kitchen counter. To use wood brackets as shelf support, you have to select the right size wood bracket. To do so, you have to make sure that the depth of the wood bracket covers about 70% of the overall shelf depth, […]

Corbels with Acanthus Leaf Design

acanthus leaf corbel

The elegant corbels come in many beautiful historical designs. The great variety makes it easy to match the corbels to any kitchen style. The Acanthus leaf corbel’s design derives from a Greek and Roman architectural ornamentation. The Acanthus trees are found in the Greek Isles. Acanthus leaf is used in an ornamental way and inspired […]

Wood Brackets for Countertops

kitchen counter with carved wood brackets; ideas for counter support

What is a Wood Bracket? A wood bracket is a structural element which supports furniture and architectural decor elements such as shelves, bookcases, plant hangers, mantles and more. Wood brackets are essential for the support of kitchen countertops, especially if it is a granite counter. Brackets are very similar to wood corbels in function; however, […]

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