Kitchen Island & Carts April 17, 2017. Kitchen islands with open shelves provide a perfect canvas to showcase your cookbooks beautifully while combing them with some decorative pieces. This is a trend that is catching on in most contemporary kitchens, with sleek open shelves at the front being filled up with colorful books that add a hint of uniqueness to the space. The size of the kitchen island, its shape and the design of the kitchen can determine where these open shelves filled with books sit so that you achieve the best aesthetics. For the large kitchen islands, a combination of open shelves and closed cabinets means you get the best of both worlds and do not waste all that space with empty shelves.
Kitchen Island & Carts April 17, 2017. The secret is in the contrast. If you want your countertop to stand out, select a countertop color that pops or stands out from the cabinetry.
Cabinets & Storages April 18, 2017. Include Artwork: Don’t miss an opportunity for showcasing artwork you love by leaning some frames on the shelves behind your dishes. This is a good way to vertically expand the shelves too, especially when the dishes (like cups and mugs) are low.
Appliances April 28, 2017. Try a creative approach to maximize the functionality of your small kitchen. Find ways to create a multipurpose space with practical furniture items that are useful but can be easily stored out of the way. Some ideas include: Backless bar stools that can tuck away, Roll-out kitchen cabinets or tables, Drop-down, wall-mounted tables or cutting boards.
Kitchen Island & Carts April 17, 2017. The latest trend in contemporary kitchens is the thick slab countertop effect. While most countertops are normally 2” thick, choosing a 3 – 5” thick countertop creates an anchored, stately look. Remember to adjust cabinet heights accordingly to make up for the height increase from the thicker countertops.
Appliances April 17, 2017. Electric stoves also offer more functions than the one that operate on gas. This means more flexibility for you in the kitchen and more possibilities to choose from when planning the meals.
Appliances April 18, 2017. Savvy storage – Pans, pots, dishes, cutlery – with umpteen numbers of things to be stored in the kitchen, it is essential to have proper storage space. Floor to ceiling cabinets will ensure that nothing is left outside on the countertop.
Cabinets & Storages April 17, 2017. Choose a material: The most common material is wood for kitchen cabinets. Wood is durable, versatile, and can be stained or painted and can have a million different looks. Other materials include metal/stainless steel, plastic laminate, and lower quality MDF or particle board. Depending on your lifestyle and budget will help you decide on a material that suits your style and wallet. Metal cabinets and wood are more expensive than plastic laminate and particle board.