Kitchen Island & Carts April 21, 2017. The kitchen island remains the center of the kitchen, but thanks in part to these television shows, the island has shifted. Mobile kitchen islands are all the rage and there’s clear reason for their rise in popularity. Built with function and efficiency in mind a mobile island gives you the benefit of extra counter space, without restrictions on your kitchen floor plan.
Design April 21, 2017. Before we dive deep into the world of marvellous dining peninsulas, let’s take a look at their more practical versions. A peninsula can really just be an alternative to the kitchen island, where you would usually install a sink and a cook top. Some of these designs have additional features like drawers, built-in ovens, or shelves, if you will.
Kitchen Island & Carts April 20, 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.
Appliances April 19, 2017. Storage Always on the look-out for good kitchen storage ideas, Defrez found this drawer design from Crown Point Cabinetry. Not only does it feature angled spice storage with ample-sized containers, it has a divided section and both parts are illuminated with LED lights that come on when you open it. No more digging in dark drawers or straining to read spice jar labels.
Cabinets & Storages April 18, 2017. Modern amenities: If your cabinetry is going to be state of the art and modern, opt for amenities that compliment it as well. Glass or frosted panels that allow light and vision through cabinet doors is contemporary and adds a break of all the paneled cabinet fronts. Choose minimalist hardware to open up cabinet doors and drawers. For modern cabinetry, a spring action closer is required instead on hardware. This gives a seamless visual front that makes your space look like a continuous wall of beautiful material. Choose sinks and appliances that match the sleekness of your cabinets to bring the entire space together seamlessly.
Kitchen Bar April 20, 2017. When it comes to styling up your kitchen, incorporating some noticeable color can be difficult to do if most of the cabinetry and walls are pretty neutral or colorless — and it’s especially troublesome if a big revamp isn’t in the budget (or your schedule). But if you have great countertops or an island that can fit some bar stools, then you might as well take advantage of that as a way to brighten things up a little! Have a look at some of the following kitchens to see how much of a difference can be made by using brightly colored bar stools.
Kitchen Island & Carts April 20, 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.
Kitchen Backsplash April 21, 2017. Natural stone backsplashes have a distinctly different texture than tiles, and offer a contrast to smooth counters and cabinets. Stone is porous, however, which makes it harder to clean and more prone to chipping. An alternative to using smaller, stacked stones is to continue the same granite or marble used for the countertops all the way up the wall.