Kitchen Island & Carts May 19, 2017. The kitchen island has become the core of this part of the house. It usually has a central location and it gained popularity thanks to its functionality and versatility. Kitchen islands with built-in stoves or cooktops are often more appreciated, especially in modern homes where simplicity is the key. In such cases, a range hood is a must have.
Appliances May 19, 2017. 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.
Kitchen Island & Carts May 19, 2017. Choosing between a glossy finish or a honed finish for the island countertop can make all the difference to your kitchen’s ambiance over time. A polished, glossy finish definitely is more appealing visually, and it reflects light fabulously to give the kitchen a stunning focal point. But marble countertops with a glossy finish etch easily when exposed to acidic materials, and if you are not careful, the whole thing can turn into a big mess within just a few months. Honed marble on the other hand is already etched and hence far safer, but the downside is that it stains easily!
Design May 18, 2017. Of course, if you love the look of a white kitchen but wanted to stray juuuust a little from the trending all-white kitchen, there are ways to do that with subtle color. Maintain the white feel with unadorned windows, marble countertop and backsplash, and a white farmhouse sink. Throw a pale grey-green color onto the cabinets, then accent with metallic hardware, fixtures, and accessories. The result is a kitchen that feels almost ethereal…without being completely white.
Cabinets & Storages May 19, 2017. Organize Beautifully: Consider the things you use most often and keep them on the lower, easier-to-reach shelves. Plates, bowls and cups/mugs typically fall into this category. You’ll be so much happier with your beautiful kitchen if it’s more functional.
Sinks Faucets May 19, 2017. Easy switching between regular spray and wide spray On kitchen faucets with a large rinsing spray, a rocker switch enables you to alternate between the wide spray and the regular mousseur spray. On smaller sprays, simply turn the faucet off to revert back to the regular flow. Increase your work area, GROHE pull-out sprays have a reach of 40 - 50 cm depending on which faucet design you choose.
Design May 20, 2017. We’re starting with the basics. When it comes to kitchens, organization is key. The more clutter on display, the more claustrophobic the space will feel. We know that kitchens are fun to decorate. But resist the temptation to fill the counter tops with purely decorative items. Instead, have your decor pull double duty. Pick a few small containers that you love, and fill them with practical tools and utensils. Or let a modern tea kettle make a statement, as shown in the image below.