Kitchen Island & Carts May 16, 2017. But if you are fine with the ‘high maintenance’ that marble brings along with it, consider using the stone for both the kitchen backsplash and the island countertop to give the space a more curated and refined look. If the backsplash seems like a risky place, then repeat it elsewhere with an accent feature or even add it to the dining room next to the kitchen to create a sense of continuity.
Kitchen Island & Carts May 16, 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.
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.
Appliances May 16, 2017. If your goal is to create a contemporary kitchen space, one of the most important design elements is minimalist, uncluttered kitchen counters. This not only looks modern, but it increases counter area, making it easier to prep and cook. The first step is to put away all small appliances and countertop items.
Kitchen Bar April 20, 2017. Yellow is often regarded as a color that’s happy and playful, and you can bet that your bar stools will stand out when you choose them in this color. Check out the stools in the first example below from Decoholic. Clever to add some lemons too! Whether you go light green or dark green, yellowish-green or bluish-green, the color just looks fantastic in so many situations. Tiny Me featured some very lovely bright green bar stools in a white kitchen, while Home DSGN shows a modern loft with a touch slightly lighter green for the bar stools at the kitchen island.
Design May 16, 2017. You can find all kinds of unique on the market – from the retro-futuristic Sant Louis to the freestanding Tivali. If you want to feel like a designer, Lago may be a good choice. And, no, that’s not a typo.
Appliances May 16, 2017. While most small kitchens don’t have the space required for large, rectangular pot racks, there are options for smaller spaces. Pot racks don’t have to hang from the ceiling; some can be wall-mounted, like the pegboard wall above.
Design May 17, 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.