Design May 20, 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.
Design May 17, 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.
Appliances April 28, 2017. Impressive backsplash design – No matter what type of material is chosen for the countertop and flooring, backsplash should always be made the showstopper.
Cabinets & Storages April 29, 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.
Kitchen Backsplash April 29, 2017. Do you really need a one? Not really. But you’ll inevitably get that wall dirty while cooking or washing dishes, and an easy-to-clean surface can make messes easier to wipe up, especially if your stove doesn’t have a one built in. And almost any type of material can work–from bamboo to corkboard–as long as it’s properly sealed.
Kitchen Island & Carts April 28, 2017. Adding marble to the kitchen can be an expensive affair and requires plenty of care. Not every kitchen is ready for a marble upgrade, and if your home sees plenty of traffic with kids and pets constantly around, then you might want to reconsider choosing marble for the kitchen island. Marble both stains and etches easily, and anything acidic can quickly leave behind permanent damage. All it takes is one spill that is not instantly cleaned and your marble countertop can start losing both its sheen and visual appeal.
Design May 01, 2017. Regardless of the lack of exposed brick, the loft gets its New York flair from iron-framed windows. These extend across the entire main room, opening it up to the city views much like it is done in the New York lofts. The white walls, columns, and staircase, however, give it a classic Scandinavian look. There aren’t many decorations or design elements, so the frosty minimal atmosphere very much translates into the Nordic aesthetic.
Appliances April 28, 2017. Since induction cooktops are a relatively new creation, lots of people seem to be concerned about all sorts of things. For example, there’s the issue related to power. Induction cooktops are much more powerful than gas stoves so there’s really nothing to worry about it in this sector. Also, there’s the problem of radiations. However, there are no radiation-associated hazards that come with using an induction cooktop so this is just another myth.
Kitchen Backsplash April 29, 2017. Tired of the same old tiled backsplashes? Try something different like a herringbone shim backsplash. Cut the shims to size and then create the middle section starting at the center line. Glue down the section and let it sit for several hours. Then, once you apply it onto the wall, you can start adding all the filler pieces. It’s important to measure correctly.
Cabinets & Storages May 15, 2017. Carefully Choose Your Shelves: If you have metal shelves, try laying a cutting board or tray to allow storing of smaller items like flatware, food or salt and pepper shakers. Save drawer space for less attractive items like aluminum foil and plastic wrap, and keep pretty things at eye level.