Kitchen Island & Carts May 30, 2017. Open shelving in the kitchen is a tricky proposition, and some of us tend to strictly stay away from it because we are simply not organized enough. Closed cabinets offer a far safer storage option that lets you tuck away the mess and makes maintenance a lot easier. But adding open shelves to the kitchen island is a completely different proposition that unravels an entirely new world of possibilities. While the traditional approach to kitchen island design has always relied on closed cabinets, drawers and a few appliances being tucked away underneath, open shelving brings a refreshing new look to the classic island.
Design March 17, 2018. Time to swap out your boring kitchen island with one that is far more efficient and undoubtedly eye-catching! Marble island countertops coupled with a block of wood that can either serve as prep area or even the breakfast bar is a trendy choice indeed. Another nifty way to blend wood and marble is with an island that has a complete marble countertop but a wooden base and storage units with wooden doors. Matching bar stools and pendant lighting can complete a delightful kitchen that turns heads instantly.
Design March 17, 2018. 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.
Design May 30, 2017. In contemporary kitchens, sleek islands, that morph into dining tables, have become a staple. But what about good ol’ cabinets? Well, many a manufacturer try to reinvent the classic furniture element, and the results are, at times, simply stunning.
Design May 30, 2017. Regardless of the lack of exposed brick, the loft gets its New York flair from iron-framed windows. These extend across the entire main room, opening it up to the city views much like it is done in the New York lofts. The white walls, columns, and staircase, however, give it a classic Scandinavian look. There aren’t many decorations or design elements, so the frosty minimal atmosphere very much translates into the Nordic aesthetic.
Appliances March 17, 2018. Functional island – Functional island is an imperative element to the kitchen. Besides provides extra space for preparation, the island also offers extra storage space beneath.
Appliances March 17, 2018. A low-profile ceramic cooktop. Today’s electric cooktops are sleek and modern. They have the added benefit of being almost flush with the counters, so you can place a cutting board or other items on it when not in use. A cooktop cover. If you have a gas range, you can purchase a cover for it so you can safely work on your stove when it’s not in use. Some covers come as wood butcher block surfaces. A rolling butcher block or cart as additional counter space. Buy one with wheels, or add a set yourself so you can wheel it out of the way when not in use. Add a couple of simple stools to your rolling butcher block for an instant breakfast bar.