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December 18th, 2011 — color, design
As kitchens more and more the central place in the home (just as it was for hundreds of years, before the television), they’re taking on more vibrant, energetic colors.
The kitchen is absolutely a key place for color,
says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, one of the premier color forecasters in the country. “It’s the place where people gather, so it’s apt to have some mixing and matching of colors to create high energy.”
2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango
Since most appliances are basic black, white or silver, you need bursts of color on other places. “Most kitchens have minimal wall space, so it’s a good place to splash some bold color and make a statement without overpowering the room,” says designer Jamie Drake, author of New American Glamour, whose clients include Madonna and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
We’re seeing bolder colors that complement stainless steel, as well as the darker cabinet colors that are in style,
explains Becky Ralich Spak, senior designer at Sherwin Williams. “Aztec clay colors — such as copper, henna and ginger — as well as gold tones, are popular options.” Continue reading →
December 3rd, 2011 — cabinets, color, design, steel, Uncategorized
As the new approaches, I have put together a list of a few kitchen remodeling trends that are in store for 2012. Let’s see the design, appliances, colors and lighting I think will be popular next year!
Design – A recent survey done by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has shown that what clients really are looking for is “a multi-functional space, which reflects their individual style. One component of this trend is the integration and concealment of appliances, which opens the kitchen floor plan, embracing adjoining areas of the home, rather than becoming an intrusion into them. The economy continues to encourage homeowners to consider products and designs that are affordable and deliver long-term value.” Continue reading →
October 21st, 2011 — cabinets, color, design, kitchen
Here are more than just a few (more than 30, to be exact) kitchen designs – very different in style and size, but all are gorgeous and well-designed. All of them are deservedly the heart of these homes.
Probably your kitchen is far from many of the ones here (mine is, for sure!), but you can get plenty of inspiration from these photos. I’ve grouped them into 4: The Rustics show you the perfect countryside kitchen. The Farm kitchens have less bling, they are more sane but nonetheless lovely. Traditionally Elegant is just that: timeless elegance, subtlety and lots of great details. Finally, the Modernos: sleek, clean lines and glossy surfaces for you modern-lovers.
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June 6th, 2011 — budget, cabinets, color, design, kitchen, layout, lighting
This gorgeous cottage kitchen wasn’t always this stylish and functional. With no room to cook, cramped counter space, its owners knew they needed to renovate the kitchen of their 1935 cottage in upstate New York.
So where did they start? From scratch! Since any upgrades would be a waste of money unless the quite bad layout was replanned, they began discussing the kitchen layout. The first step was to alter the floor plan in the 8×10-foot galley kitchen to add the space they needed. Continue reading →
May 29th, 2011 — cabinets, color, design, kitchen
Euromobil’s new IT-IS kitchen furniture line embodies the urban kitchen for the modern home. Made in Italy, the kitchens come in different colors and configurations to suit any scheme from the playful to the elegant or even sharp.
The look is quite unique and very urban. What they all have in common are confident, flowing lines, exquisitely rounded corners finely crafted details and state of the art technologies. (however, I’m a bit worried about cleaning those rounded parts…) The drawer fronts have an oblique edge for easy grip, patented by Euromobil themselves. They are built functionally and strongly and they look amazing. What a joy it would be to work in such a kitchen. Learn more at Euromobil.
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May 8th, 2011 — accessories, cabinets, color, design
Yellow might be an unusual color for a kitchen, but if you want something punchy and vibrant, there are few other colors that stand out like it. Below are just a few examples for your inspiration.
Italian kitchen manufacturer Snaidero has recently released their striking new kitchen concept Venus that will give your kitchen a bold, modern look. Based on the Yellow Venus installation in Long Island, this kitchen offers several vibrant hues that are very alive and eye catching.
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March 18th, 2011 — cabinets, color, design
Kitchen is a place where you spend many hours cooking different, tasty meals. The design of the kitchen becomes important if you want to save time and be comfortable yet efficient at the same time. Marcello Zuffo designed a futuristic kitchen for the 2008 Electrolux Design Awards. Although the furniture and the kitchen equipment seem to have their own place normally, in this design you will find all them in one place. It’s not entirely obvious at the first sight, but this kitchen is quite compact too – You do not need to move yourself away while you are cooking, so you will save more time for your own personal interest and move faster. Continue reading →
January 11th, 2011 — cabinets, color, design, kitchen, kitchen island, lighting, planning
Are you considering building a new kitchen or remodeling your existing one? If so, it makes sense to keep up with the latest trends, if for nothing else, to check what you’re likely to find in the stores this year.
Here is a list of kitchen trends for 2011
1 Curved shapes become the ‘new minimal’
Kitchen designers starting to introduce curved shapes to the kitchen, just like other parts of the house. Gone are the days of sharp and straight and blocks look, as it’s now being replaced by soft appearance. The easiest way to add curved shapes and bump up your kitchen with a contemporary look is through the introduction of rounded sinks, maybe bowed cabinet, curved faucets. If you can afford a bit more, think about adding a curved kitchen island (be careful though, it better harmonizes with your kitchen still). Continue reading →
January 8th, 2011 — cabinets, color, compact, design, glass, kitchen, kitchen island, remodeling
The best kitchen cabinets are ones with their own stories: inspiring, making us dream up a creative spaces for our homes. I’d like to show some really unique kitchen cabinet styles I’ve seen lately
‘Shabby chic’ is an up-and coming trend, DIY cabinets are for the creative ones. Shabby chic is a form of design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their age and signs of wear and tear (sometimes the older the better) or new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. At the same time, a soft, minimalistic, and feminine feel is emphasized to differentiate it from regular vintage decor; hence the “chic” in the name.
Materials are as varied as you can imagine, from shipping crates to thrift-shop finds to old metal filing cabinets. Best of all, it’s dirt cheap!
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January 4th, 2011 — color, design, kitchen, kitchen island
I’ve been to a friend the other day for a small get-together and we found that just about everyone just gravitated toward the kitchen – and we stayed there! If you think about it, the kitchen is probably the most used room in the house. And you don’t just stay there like that. (in most cases, anyway.)
Kitchens today have to do a lot more, as for most families the kitchen is now the pivotal room within the home. The boundaries for kitchen designs have widened so much that most ranges will include options for dining, working and relaxing. Which can make your options endless and sometimes complex. However, this is also a good thing – while you’re in the kitchen, you’re no longer in a confined space – you can stay with your family and so they can be with you.
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