Kitchen Bar May 16, 2017. We begin with wooden bars, a popular choice given the warmth they add to a room. How do you accessorize them? There are countless options… Below we see a special project called the Zero Energy House. Note the streamlined look of the wooden bar, as well as the choice to pair it with white padded seats to create a contrast of dark and light.
Cabinets & Storages April 21, 2017. Dual-Tone To achieve this look, paint your upper cabinets a different color than your lower cabinets. While there are millions of color combinations, some of the more popular include black on bottom and white on top, or bold colors on bottom and neutral on top. You could also contrast colors between wall cabinets and island cabinets.
Kitchen Backsplash April 21, 2017. Uncommon Materials, From pounded copper to bamboo to chalkboard, there’s really no limit to what materials can be used. When choosing a backsplash it’s best to think about what you want in the space. Are you a big cook? You’ll want something that doesn’t stain or require hours of scrubbing to clean up. On a budget? Intersperse a pricier tile you like with a cheaper option. After a high resale value? Skip the focal point and stick to something simple with clean lines. Nervous about color? Pick a bold paint color to use on walls instead.
Cabinets & Storages April 22, 2017. Colors to suit every design style: Is your design style eclectic or ultra edgy that you don’t want to see your interiors in everyone else’s house? Modern styled cabinetry has color choices from cobalt blue to lemon yellow, and every color in the spectrum you can fathom. For those of you that enjoy a kitchen that will represent your personality, cabinetry that exudes color and definition doesn’t require ornamentation and detail. Minimal décor is required, as your cabinetry sets the stage for the entire space!
Kitchen Island & Carts April 21, 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 April 21, 2017. Unique kitchen design elements make realizing dreams easier, simply because they give the cook room such variety. Everything from cooker hoods to cabinet handles comes in a myriad and one designs that can turn the most utilitarian kitchen into a chef’s dream.
Kitchen Bar April 20, 2017. If you aren’t a fan of the whole DIY project theme for bar stools, perhaps selections that feature padded seats in their original design will suit your tastes. Aimed at people who are always looking to create a posh living space, contemporary spinoffs of the classic bar stool design provide both form and function. Especially since the design world is fascinated by all things sustainable and minimalistic, bar stools that are carved out of wood make for interesting accents in the kitchen and dining area. With its husky appearance and sturdy build, these smart options of elevated seating will help bring together the dining scene in a way that’s boasting
Kitchen Backsplash April 21, 2017. A mosaic backsplash can look interesting even without any upper cabinets. Depending on the way it interacts with the rest of the wall and with the countertop, the contrast can be strong or very faint and almost nonexistent.
Cabinets & Storages April 22, 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.