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IT-IS Kitchens from Euromobil

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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Yellow Kitchens

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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Innovative Kitchen Sinks

Whether it is washing your hands or washing your dishes, the humble sink is thought of as utilitarian rather than attractive, eye catching or even innovative! Sinks have reinvented themselves and the materials, shapes, and even the way water flows in and out of them now could even enhance your room.

If you are trying to add interest to your home, look what eye catching sinks will do for yours.

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Futuristic kitchen from Electrolux

Futuristic kitchen

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 →

Kitchen remodeling in a down economy – part 2.

In the next part of the series, I show you four more ideas to refresh your kitchen on a budget.

Replace the kitchen floor

Besides the countertop and the cabinets, the floor is the third element which determines the look of your kitchen. You need to be careful on floor choice though – kitchen floors need to be durable to resist to the tear and wear you will subject it to. If you don’t have a ton of money to spend, you can choose stone (again, local sourcing will help you), tiles or vinyl, for which you can use ondek vinyl worx for your waterproof vinyl decking. If you like wood better, get laminate or engineered hardwood floor. Probably hardwood is  better or you might even like carpet flooring, as laminate does not really like water that much.

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A fantastic kitchen hood

Are you bored with the standard, run-of-the-mill hoods you can find in every store? No designer could yet create something you _really_ like?

Here is the answer: create one for yourself! At least one homeowner in Brussels, Belgium had done so, to make her kitchen look original and appealing. This great-looking (and not really-hood-like, which is I think the best part) range hood was developed by architects Lhoas & Lhoas as part of an interior redesign.

The common but practical kitchen object was transformed into a beautiful abstract sculpture with an elegant, minimalist but still bold shape and a white finish. The design contrasts nicely with the rest of the of the kitchen furniture and manages to draw attention.

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The six new kitchen trends of 2011

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 →

Unique Kitchen Cabinet Styles

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

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‘Shabby chic’ is an up-and coming trend, DIY cabinets are for the creative ones (you can check them at this website). 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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Fabulous Kitchen Designs

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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Solid wood kitchens

Solid wood is a natural and long-lasting material. Contrary to other materials (probably except steel…) wood becomes more and more beautiful with time. It always radiates warmth and a sense of quality.

For today I’ve found two solid wood kitchen furniture series with similar design, but from two different companies and different countries.  Both are handcrafted to provide you with a piece of wicker furniture you will want to pass down to your children. Most of the items are available in Oak, Pine, or Walnut to best suit your needs. Each wood has its own special graining and coloring.  Each individual company has their own finishes and names.

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