Kitchen Island & Carts May 10, 2017. They not only give you the right illumination that allows you to get the work done on the kitchen countertop, but also act as great décor additions even during daytime. When natural ventilation takes over, pendant lights still seem to retain their enigmatic charm. Here are some interesting and exception design ideas and inspirations that will hopefully spur you to add pendant lighting above your kitchen island as well.
Design May 10, 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.
Cabinets & Storages May 10, 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.
Kitchen Island & Carts May 11, 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.
Kitchen Island & Carts May 16, 2017. Metal Kitchen Countertop Ideas, While stainless steel is a good and classic metal option, two other metals are seeing a surge in kitchen countertop popularity.
Design May 30, 2017. Apart from its interior architecture, the kitchen makes a more interesting part of the interior design. Consisting of three units, made of stainless steel, it looks positively industrial yet polished and even sophisticated. Regardless of size, the room seems to be very storage-friendly and capacious. Completely disconnected, it lays out perfectly and even connects visually with the adjoined dining area whose table also features a stainless steel tabletop.
Sinks Faucets May 10, 2017. Beautiful and functional in equal measures, their professional-level features will bring added functionality to your kitchen sink.
Kitchen Island & Carts May 10, 2017. Sleek and stylish pendant lights can complement your kitchen’s Shaker Cabinets which disappear into the walls. There are others that match the metallic tinges of aluminum surfaces and shiny kitchen countertops to offer a sense of continuity. An essential thing to remember is that there is no ‘one solution that fits all’.
Design May 10, 2017. The beauty of adding wooden surfaces to the modern kitchen goes beyond mere textural contrast. It allows you to blend two different styles and add a hint of rustic, farmhouse, traditional or even industrial panache to the stylish, contemporary kitchen. While wood does a great job of lending that natural, rustic appeal, marble acts as a balancing element by elevating the ‘sophistication’ of the kitchen with its polished finish.
Kitchen Island & Carts May 10, 2017. Metal Kitchen Countertop Ideas, While stainless steel is a good and classic metal option, two other metals are seeing a surge in kitchen countertop popularity.