Kitchen Bar May 15, 2017. Determine the desired height – First of all, you need to determine the height of the bar chair or stool you wish to introduce to the space. Generally, the height varies between 24 inches and 30 inches. According to the experts, the ideal height of a stool or chair should be 10 inches lower than the height of the counter or the table. Consider comfort and style – Try and select chairs and stools with a design that matches your comfort and style. The options you may choose from includes chairs with high back, low back, without or with arms, 360 rotating capacity or those with partial swivel. In addition, also ensure that the stool you choose also matches well with the furniture, upholstery and look of the room.
Kitchen Bar May 16, 2017. Don’t have a bar and not planning on remodeling anytime soon? Get the look with the Soda Fountain Barstool from Restoration Hardware, inspired by 19th-century soda fountain stools. Pair them with a wooden table, add some industrial pendant lighting overhead, and you’re set. Plus, these seats are nice and padded for a cushy touch!
Design May 16, 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 15, 2017. Customization that is centered around minimal form is the defining aspect of Look and every little detail inside this kitchen and each modular element has been crafted to fit into this larger, refined picture. With kitchens increasingly becoming a part of the living room visual, Look is crafted to blend in perfectly with the sophisticated contemporary living space ever so effortlessly. Yet, even as a standalone design, the handleless panel doors and recessed finger pulls, smart islands with ample storage space, open shelving units and bespoke wooden worktops combine to create a captivating and relaxing kitchen.
Kitchen Island & Carts May 16, 2017. Whether it is homework time or they pitch in to help make dinner, a kitchen island is a great place for kids to feel part of the action and be in close eye view. Another option for kitchen islands is to place kid’s height amenities like a microwave and refrigerated drawer in reach. For after school snacks and Saturday morning early breakfasts, amenities that the kids can feel independent using are a good idea for some households.
Design May 16, 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 May 16, 2017. Storage Always on the look-out for good kitchen storage ideas, Defrez found this drawer design from Crown Point Cabinetry. Not only does it feature angled spice storage with ample-sized containers, it has a divided section and both parts are illuminated with LED lights that come on when you open it. No more digging in dark drawers or straining to read spice jar labels.
Kitchen Island & Carts May 15, 2017. Kitchen islands with open shelves come in a diverse range of styles, forms and finishes, and if you do not find what you are looking for in the market, there are always bespoke solutions that one can turn to. These 50 exquisite kitchen islands with open shelving should inspire you to reconsider your kitchen design as well!