Kitchen Bar April 20, 2017. For quick seating and brisk eating, bar stools are the most comfortable seating arrangement in the kitchen. These high-rise, individualistic stools not only give the dining area a cleaner appearance, but they are also extremely versatile. Move them to the living room for your guests when you have a small gathering, place them on the back porch for any barbecue occasion, or use them as a prop for the bags of groceries you just bought.
Kitchen Backsplash April 21, 2017. This second project is another easy to do project for a kitchen wall. The awesome idea uses wine corks standing on their ends to make a beautiful contemporary and natural-looking warm toned backsplash. There are many ways to make a DIY backsplash from wine corks, but the simplest one is to glue the corks on a board and then attach the board to your kitchen wall.
Kitchen Island & Carts April 20, 2017. Add another dynamic by creating variation in the height of your island. Using the island for multiple purposes, like eating and food prep, will both maximize the utility and make it feel like two totally different spaces. For example, add an appliance to one level (like a sink or stovetop) and create a breakfast bar on a higher tier.
Appliances April 19, 2017. Gas stoves allow you to cook food faster. They heat both the bottom and the sides of the pan so it gets hotter faster and the heat is distributed in a way that lets food cook faster than when you use an electric stove.
Kitchen Island & Carts April 21, 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.
Cabinets & Storages April 18, 2017. The kitchen island often features a sizable slab of countertop so this can be used strategically to brighten up the space, or add detail that complements pure white features elsewhere in the room. Add contrast by choosing a different material than you used for the countertops. It’s pretty likely that the island will be where a lot of food prep and entertaining takes place, so depending on how you plan to use the kitchen island itself think about the material and how high maintenance it is.
Appliances April 19, 2017. Induction cooktops are the modern version of traditional stoves. They are very different for several reasons. First of all, they don’t use direct heat of open flames like gas stoves. They use induction and this means that heat is transferred from one vessel to another. This helps food cook evenly and makes the stove safer. But, as in the case of any other type of cooktop, this one has both advantages and disadvantages. Let’s take a look at some of the pros.
Kitchen Island & Carts April 20, 2017. Using pendant lights is all about getting the right balance between the various elements that one uses and the texture of different surfaces in the kitchen. A kitchen employs wide variety of surfaces, shelf designs and metallic tinges. This is something unique and exclusive to this part of the home. The right pendant lights are those that simply blend into the existing setting.