Kitchen Island & Carts May 16, 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.
Kitchen Backsplash April 29, 2017. In the kitchen, marble is often used on countertops and backsplashes. A marble backsplash can look very elegant and stylish but, given the characteristics of the material, requires constant maintenance. Still, cleaning a marble backsplash is easy. Just use warm water and dish soap and, for stubborn stains, a mixture of baking soda and water. Marble backsplashes and countertop need to be sealed regularly and this can either be done by a professional or can be treated as a DIY project.
Design May 15, 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.
Design May 16, 2017. An all-white kitchen has been a kitchen sought after in recent years; the crisp, clean appearance and light airiness of a white kitchen certainly has its appeal! But there are many color options for a contemporary kitchen that still look fresh, with more than a pinch of personality thrown in.
Kitchen Island & Carts May 16, 2017. Modern pendant lights are quickly becoming fascinating works of art. Apart from offering ample illumination, they seem to bring along with them beautiful balance and contemporary style. With an amazing array of pendant light designs now on offer, the lighting above your kitchen island need not look dull and boring anymore. While there are several lighting options available for every kitchen, elegant pendant lights that offer much needed ‘task lighting’ clearly steal the show.
Kitchen Bar May 15, 2017. A nook is a cozy space designed to provide an intimate meal space for just two or four people. Generally a breakfast nook is tucked away in the corner of a kitchen or within a bay window. If possible, start by adding a padded window seat. This provides you with a great opportunity to show some personality and add some color to your space with an interesting fabric pattern and a few charming pillows.
Kitchen Bar May 16, 2017. Sometimes a kitchen bar has seating so memorable, it’s hard to imagine it with any other chair or stool set. The cool metallic tones and contemporary forms of the barstools below are the perfect complement to the neutral shades of the breakfast bar.
Design May 16, 2017. This rich, color-infused combination is warm, cozy, and welcoming. It works best with a natural light source, because the colors themselves lean toward the darker end of the spectrum. This updated kitchen is from the slightly post-mid-century modern era (70s), but it couldn’t be more relevant to today’s popular aesthetic.
Kitchen Backsplash May 12, 2017. If you are the proud owner of a small apartment with a very small kitchen space, fear not because there are incredible simple solutions which will make the area look good while keeping it functional. The biggest issue with small kitchen spaces can be a claustrophobic feeling, but there are a few tricks you can use to make it look bigger and brighter. As the image shows, adding a mirror backsplash over this stove caused the light to double by reflecting the window from across the room.