Kitchen Island & Carts May 12, 2017. Another great idea here is to place the family room right next to the kitchen so that you can turn the kitchen island with open shelves into your small, personal library wall as well! Instead of cookbooks, fill these empty shelves with your personal book collection and create a cozy reading nook in the family room to make the most of it. Since kitchens in open plan living areas are often the social zones and heart and soul of the home, this makes perfect sense ergonomically as well.
Design May 12, 2017. The way you decorate and organize an L-shaped kitchen doesn’t actually give much room for creativity but, nevertheless, there are plenty of options and ways in which you can make your kitchen feel original and beautiful. We’ve selected 20 examples to illustrate that.
Design May 12, 2017. Gone are the days when the kitchen was filled with just polished plastic surfaces and design that was typical of the 90’s ‘cubicle’ trend. Modern kitchens are once again going down the classic route and textural contrast is back in style, big time! With that mind, designers are turning towards both wood and natural stone to provide the necessary contrast even while keeping the ergonomics refined and cutting-edge. Apart from the warmth of wood, it is the exquisite elegance of marble that seems to be the preferred choice as cutting-edge kitchen compositions are being selectively draped in marble.
Appliances May 12, 2017. Zephyr range hoods displayed a full line of new options for shapes designs and finishes. From full-size traditionally shaped hoods to integrated ventilation systems, there were may choices. These sleek hoods are a modern version of the traditional hood and sport a new black stainless steel finish that resists fingerprints.
Kitchen Island & Carts April 21, 2017. Engineering and technology have made a wide variety of design choices and finishes possible. While most of the following kitchen countertop ideas are durable, it’s a good idea to always work with cutting boards and silicone trivets for hot pots. Keep countertop surfaces clean with a non-abrasive, soft towel and follow manufacturer or installation guidelines on what products to use to clean and maintain the beauty of your countertops for years.
Appliances May 12, 2017. Range hood – A range hood in the kitchen is of utmost importance as it keeps the kitchen space properly ventilated. Consider investing in a good quality hood so that cooking smell and smoke are extracted without any noise.
Cabinets & Storages May 12, 2017. Modern amenities: If your cabinetry is going to be state of the art and modern, opt for amenities that compliment it as well. Glass or frosted panels that allow light and vision through cabinet doors is contemporary and adds a break of all the paneled cabinet fronts. Choose minimalist hardware to open up cabinet doors and drawers. For modern cabinetry, a spring action closer is required instead on hardware. This gives a seamless visual front that makes your space look like a continuous wall of beautiful material. Choose sinks and appliances that match the sleekness of your cabinets to bring the entire space together seamlessly.
Kitchen Backsplash May 12, 2017. First, however, let’s understand what marble is so we can better judge and appreciate it. Geologists refer to marble as a metamorphosed limestone while stonemasons have a broader way of looking at it. Marble is used as a building material and also in sculptures. It’s of many different types, each having its own particularities that help us distinguish between them.