Design May 18, 2017. The kitchen is an odd room. It’s a space originally designed for cooking but, with time, it has also become a social space where friends and families spend time together, where they chat while someone is making dinner or where they simply gather to socialize. But a kitchen needs to be, first of all, functional. It’s a space where style comes second but, nevertheless, doesn’t have to be ignored. It’s a space where everything has to be perfectly balanced.
Design May 18, 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.
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.
Cabinets & Storages May 01, 2017. Your kitchen cabinets are the first part of your kitchen that people focus on when they enter. Whether that is good or bad depends on happy you are with your current kitchen cabinets. If you are trying to choose another type of cabinet style there are plenty of choices to choose from. Although, you will need to make a few key decisions first – cabinet material, color, door style, and decorative accessories are all important. Read on to find out how to choose a dynamic kitchen cabinet style.
Cabinets & Storages May 18, 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.
Kitchen Backsplash May 18, 2017. If you are the proud owner of a small apartment with a very small kitchen space, fear not because there are incredible simple solutions which will make the area look good while keeping it functional. The biggest issue with small kitchen spaces can be a claustrophobic feeling, but there are a few tricks you can use to make it look bigger and brighter. As the image shows, adding a mirror backsplash over this stove caused the light to double by reflecting the window from across the room.
Design May 18, 2017. While maintaining a minimal appeal, Cloe drives away any sense of blandness or monotony by combining different materials that surprise you with their textural variance. Knotted oak cabinets are coupled with eco-cement surfaces to paint a truly exceptional picture. Each knotted oak kitchen is specially treated with vegetable oils and waxes, and you can choose between either an unfinished look or polished lacquered surfaces. The eco-cement obviously brings a certain industrial vibe to this lovely kitchen.
Appliances May 17, 2017. Countertops Sleek cabinetry is still hot and this kitchen island from Bauformat includes the latest must-have: Undercounter LED lighting. While it’s a cool look, the addition of lighting under the edge of the counter also serves an in important functional purpose because it means no more digging around in a dark drawer or cabinet.