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 Island & Carts May 19, 2017. In every kitchen there is the potential for great storage, display, and functionality. The sad fact is all kitchens don’t have enough of any of these. A kitchen island solves these problems and looks beautiful doing it. From mobile islands to seating area kitchen islands, the amenity of having one or two in your kitchen is an added bonus. If you are fortunate to design or choose a home with a kitchen island you’re in for a treat. For those that are on the fence as to whether to have one, look at these 6 benefits of having a great kitchen island.
Design May 18, 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.
Design May 18, 2017. Some kitchen peninsula designs are more storage-friendly than others. Most of them come with cabinets, but you can choose drawers, cubbies, or shelves instead. It is especially useful in open layouts, where it would benefit from display storage. For instance, a dining peninsula can look all the more impressive with glass tableware cabinets.
Kitchen Island & Carts May 19, 2017. Modern pendant lights are quickly becoming fascinating works of art. Apart from offering ample illumination, they seem to bring along with them beautiful balance and contemporary style. With an amazing array of pendant light designs now on offer, the lighting above your kitchen island need not look dull and boring anymore. While there are several lighting options available for every kitchen, elegant pendant lights that offer much needed ‘task lighting’ clearly steal the show.
Appliances May 19, 2017. Still, these stoves are slower to cook food when turned down so it will take longer for you to cook something on an electric stove than on a gas one. Add to that the increased cost of electricity and the bills get bigger and bigger.
Sinks Faucets May 19, 2017. For an architectural open-plan space, choose a single-lever mixer with refined lines to echo the purity of the room. For a traditional kitchen select a two-handle mixer. Keen cooks will appreciate pull-out rinsing sprays and mousseurs – both make light work of rinsing out pots.
Design May 18, 2017. Custom renovation – This is the ‘full throttle’ version of things and you will get the entire thing here as you can change pretty much every aspect of your kitchen and even bring down a wall or two (if your home permits that) to add more space as well.