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Nov

24

Futuristic Kitchen Ideas from Italy

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Futuristic Kitchen Ideas from Italy

This Awesome modern and futuristic kitchen ideas was designed by Italian manufacturer Toncelli. The designer was inspired by plain wind and comes in two variants with or without island. The island is 84 centimeters high while the cooking area is 72cm high plus 3cm for working area made of natural stone gray quartzite. The island has an elegant design and built-in dining area, which made of stone and placed at table height.

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Nov

24

Integra U-shaped modern kitchen set

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Integra U-shaped modern kitchen set

The new integra U-shaped modern kitchen design is a perfect choice for every home owner who need a modern contemporary kitchen set for their home interior with stylish looks, luxurious model and unique design from Pedini. This integra kitchen set designed to create an enjoyable cooking space with its clean and simple u-shaped design and produced in white and dark oak and high gloss white lacquer with gray glass worktop. This classy and elegant U-shape Integra from Pedini surely will make you want to spent more time in the kitchen.

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Nov

24

Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

This innovative SieMatic S1 Kitchen is an award winning contemporary kitchen design with the most beautiful style for the kitchen. Designed with stylish, minimalist aesthetics look with highly multifunctional storage spaces and filled with high end appliances and high quality materials, this kitchen ideas surely will be the best furniture choice for your lofts, apartments and homes interior. The kitchen should not be seen as just being functional, but as an opportunity to express ones lifestyle by creating an environment that reflects personality. Designed with a spacious floor plan, workability is at its highest level in this kitchen.

SieMatic S1 Kitchen is a kitchen that will enhance your life at home – with “integrated design”: a design that respects the desire for formal clarity while it impresses with its many new and useful options and concealed features. The kitchen is available in truffle grey, velvet oak and sukupira graphite.

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Nov

19

Kitchen Storage Tips

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Providing convenient and suitable storage for small, large and variously-shaped kitchen tools and equipment is one of the most important aspects of kitchen planning.

Whether you choose to have enclosed cupboards, or open shelves , the important thing is that everything should be easily seen, accessible and in the most convenient place.

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Shelving

Open shelving

is cheap and easy to install, and suits people who like the look of their kitchen equipment and use it often. Shelves can be fitted where cupboards cannot, (for example, in front of windows, on the backs of cupboard doors, under sloping ceilings and in small recesses). An up-and-over shelf can also be fitted so that a heavy piece of equipment, such as a food processor, can sit in a cupboard and swing out, when required. Shelves can also be of different depths. Wider shelves are good for large plates, jugs and bowls, but it is useful to have some narrow shelves. One narrow shelf, running along the wall about 12 inches above the worktop and above any electric sockets, is indispensable for jars of herbs and spices and any other small items, which would get lost on deep shelves.

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Cupboards

Enclosed cupboards can be very dominant in a kitchen and will usually set the style for the whole room. You can choose the simplest wooden, Shaker-style design and paint it, or you can have an elaborate, molded wooden kitchen in a dark stain and in between these, there are many variations of wooden, veneered or plastic-finished kitchens to choose from. If you plan carefully, you should not have to cover every wall with cupboards. It is often more pleasant to have some open wall space to hang a picture on, or to act as your home office. Having too many cupboards simply means you can shove things into them, which you don’t need and never even glance at. For a narrow kitchen where cupboard doors may open straight into your face, you can get cupboards with sliding doors, but these can be irritating to use and small things can often get hidden behind them.

Plan the interiors of cupboards carefully. A narrower shelf fitted inside a cupboard will mean that you have room to hang a set of shelves on the back of the cupboard door, which can be a more convenient way of storing small items. Low cupboards are easier to use if the shelves pull out on runners, so you can see what’s on them. Wire basket shelves will prevent things from rolling off. If the kitchen is next to the eating area, equipment for eating and table laying can be kept in a double-sided peninsula unit, to make more efficient use of the area.

Drawers

Drawers are among the most useful forms of storage. They can be any depth and size: shallow for linen, table mats and cutlery, square for dry foods and smaller items such as string and labels, and deep for upright bottles, saucepans, a basket or waste bin.

You can buy standard drawers and design the interior for a specific purpose (for example, fill them with wire baskets for vegetable storage, bottles and jars or laundry). Very narrow drawers, fitted with wire shelves, are available as part of some ranges of kitchen units, which can store nearly all your tins and dry foods in a very compact space. Such units can be short in height to fit next to an under-the-worktop refrigerator, or tall to fit next to a large refrigerator-freezer or indeed into any spare, narrow space in the kitchen.

Nov

19

Choosing a Good Quality Kitchen Cabinet

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

If you are planning for a kitchen renovation or buying a new kitchen, it is important to properly choose what to go with your new kitchen.

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If you spend much time in the kitchen, not just to be a functional space with all possible comforts it can offer? It should also be resistant to last a long time and resist the intensive use possible.

You will find that most of the kitchen furniture are made of different types of materials, depending on the price tag. These are often made up of particles, plywood, medium density fiber (MDF). Rarely can find kitchen cabinets that are made entirely from solid wood.

Particle is the material most commonly used cabinet. The components of a particle composed of wood chips, sawdust and other derivatives. The pressure is used to glue these materials together. Particles exhibit outstanding screw holding capacity.

Panel of medium density fiberboard, or MDF, is a basic high-quality material. This is done in the finest components of particles. Unlike particleboard, MDF can be shaped into the surface because it is smoother and cleaner than can be painted.

Plywood is a composite material made of layers of layers of wood. Its composition and the shape of each layer is placed to provide this material the same force in all directions. Veneers generally provides a good cabinet material, especially when covered by plywood. A cabinet made of wood covered with veneer is called solid wooden cabinet. Therefore, a solid mahogany wood furniture you can find in your favorite store in the kitchen can certainly not be mahogany, but is probably covered with wood veneer. Note that only can be plywood, but can still be a high quality product. It is often a common misconception that the property sheet as particle board medium density fiberboard and plywood have lower quality when used as building material for kitchen cabinets compared to solid wood. By contrast, property sheet are even better than wood in many ways. Solid wood is more expensive than sheet goods. Solid wood is poorly suited to most of the kitchen cabinet. Absorbs moisture. It is often unstable, as it contracts and dilates in response to changes in humidity. You can warp and crack when used for the sides, down, up and behind cabinets. Experts believe that even the best cabinets are made of plywood. However, the cabinet made up of particles or medium density fiber can sometimes exceed the quality of plywood cabinets facts – according to the manufacturer. Particles are generally used for cabinet interiors to reduce costs, as these are cheaper compared with plywood. Cabinets made from these engineered wood products like particle board medium density fibreboard and plywood considered solid wood, once covered with plywood, or even painting.

Finally, wood finishes also provides an important factor in determining the quality of a kitchen cabinet. Factory finishes that are in the cabinets of the populations are more consistent, smoother and last longer compared with the cabinets finished in the usual shops. This is because large manufacturers kitchen cabinet finish using an automatic process. Automation results in a more consistent finish small cabinetmakers find very expensive to maintain.

Nov

19

Excellent design of modern kitchen furniture

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Oyster by Veneta Cucine is beautiful collection of minimalist kitchens which offer new solutions in functionality requirements. Italian kitchens are well known to come in sleek and simple designs. For this reason, you can expect Italian designs to be more contemporary and modern looking. Kitchens are made in black or white colors, but always in combination with wood. Thanks to such choice of color, kitchen looks contemporary and in the same time natural. The wood has natural and warm colors, that is highlighted by steel handles and appliances, modern striking design and other traits.

This is a unique characteristic of Italian kitchen designs. Voids are built-in deliberately to create the illusion of a bigger kitchen. This is possible because of the minimalist approach that Italian designs adopt.

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Nov

19

Installing Kitchen Cabinets

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

If you are considering replacing your upper kitchen cabinets, you may want to try doing it yourself. Hanging cabinets is really good in the skill set of the average homeowner.

With a little planning and the right tools, you can achieve a professional

look with your cabinet installation.

The easiest way to install the cabinets are pre-assembled and pre-finished cabinets that can be found in any large store home improvement. The benefit to them is that they come in stock sizes and can pick up when it’s convenient for you. They are also much less expensive than custom cabinets. You can also buy them unfinished and paint or stain to really personalize your kitchen.

After removing the old cabinets, take care measures. Since the cabinets come in a wide variety of sizes, you can mix and match to fit your space. If you like the design of its original furniture, but just want the new style, then buy the same size as the old. You also want to buy a stud finder, a level and a couple of pieces of 2×4 lumber.

If you are doing both upper and lower cabinets, always install the upper cabinets first, since it is easier to do without the base cabinets in place! Use the stud finder to locate the studs in the wall. Typically, studs are placed sixteen inches apart. Mark the location of each bolt with a pencil. Now you have to find a point of reference for the cabinets. Normally there are about twenty inches of space between the counter top and the underside of upper cabinets. So the distance measured from the floor (or on your desk) and mark the wall. Now he wants to use their level and trace a line along the wall where the bottom of the cabinets will be. Attach the 2×4 to the wall with screws temporary, with the top right of the wood in pencil line is level to the bottom of the cabinets. This piece of wood will give you a little time resting point of hanging the cabinets and make sure they are the same level. Then, remove all cabinet doors – this will make installation easier.

Installing the offices of the first corner. Place the cabinet against the wall with the bottom edge of the 2×4 and drill a screw into one of the bolts. You must attach the cabinets to the studs to support the weight of your dishes. Make sure not to over tighten the rope, as you may have to shim the cabinets. Make sure the parts are level and shim if necessary.

Now install the next cabinet. This is the hardest part – to ensure that the cabinet fronts are painted with each other. You probably have to shim the second cabinet, or adjust the wedges in the corner cabinet to be of color. Once you download, screw in the second cabinet wall studs and then screw the cabinets to each other with the long screws provided. Clamp the cabinets together.

Follow these steps for subsequent cabinets. If there is more space between the cabinets, or end, you can buy strips of filler in the same material as the cabinets out in these gaps. Simply screw the long screws in adjacent cabinet and clamp.

Once installed the cabinets, tighten all the screws, remove and put the clamps on the doors. Take care to ensure that the doors are level with each other, adjusting as necessary. Remove the 2×4 and patch the screw holes. Now, connect the hardware.

Installing new upper cabinets can be done in a weekend and will add value and beauty to your kitchen.

Nov

19

A Dream Kitchen in Your Budget

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

You may think that beautiful kitchens are always expensive and unaffordable. But there are ways to make your kitchen look elegant well within your budget. Read on to find out how…

is one of the most important spaces in your home that speaks volumes about your taste and personality. But to have your dream elegant kitchen need not mean you have shell out more money.  All you need is the right choice of materials and idea in the right place. Use your own creativity and get the best kitchen in your home.

You may across several programs on the television and advertisements about interior design but only some genuinely focus on giving you innovative ideas to spruce up your kitchen creatively. We all know that kitchen is an essential part of the house. This is the place where you prepare food to feed your family.

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Typically there are three important parts in a kitchen– the working region, the storage section, and the clean up zone. Your gas range, oven and other appliances involved in food preparations are included in the working region. The sink of course comes in the clean up zone. The refrigerator and cabinets compose the storage section where you store items used in food preparation such as kitchen utensils, containers, etc. However, in a relatively large kitchen you can emphasize all of these in an architectural design. But in a small kitchen it is difficult to determine. Nonetheless, kitchen cabinets are truly a blessing in a kitchen.

Kitchen cabinets are cheap compared to other appliances and also have high purpose attached to them. Refrigerators are expensive storage devices used to store frozen food and those that need high temperature while the stoves and ovens cook the food. Kitchen cabinets not only store food but you can also design them to incorporate these appliances as well. It enhances the elegance of your kitchen space. You cannot imagine a kitchen without storage cabinets with all the utensils and food items scattered everywhere on your platform making it look shabby and messy.

These kitchen cabinets are made of different types of material such as aluminum, steel, and even glass. For a modern kitchen with contemporary design, an aluminum cabinet may be the best choice as it goes very with the interiors. Of course, aluminum is costly when compared to wood. But for those with a less budget you can go for the wooden cabinets.  They are durable and easily fit into all kinds of kitchen space. Besides, wooden cabinets are flexible and also ensure easy maintenance.

If your budget is still smaller to afford to custom made wooden cabinets, you can always resort to RTA cabinets. These cabinets are very easy to use and ready-to-assemble as the name implies (RTA).

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Nov

19

Italian modern design kitchens contemporary style from Masec

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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While traditional Italian kitchen designs have always had these attributes, there are also modern touches being added that can give any kitchen the practically of the Italian style along with all the flair of contemporary plans. Modern and minimalist style wrapped perfectly between curves and straight lines, gives dynamic character to this kitchen.  One of the most common and popular designs is a contemporary curved kitchen style. These kitchens will display and possess round and curved cabinets and structures that give easy access to all areas for the cook and guests. Another popular modern design choice when it comes to Italian kitchens is a more futuristic and sleek style. This style usually revolves around a sleek island and commonly white cabinets and features.

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Nov

19

Contemporary european kitchen design – German Kitchens

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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German engineering has always been about attention to detail and the same is true of German kitchens. Modern german kitchen design focus is to delight the senses with beautiful aesthetic eye catching design. The plain elegant materials and innovative techonology are all trademarks of contemporary German kitchen design. Contemporary kitchen design pics from Kutchenhaus & Schueller

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