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Jul

30

7 Kitchen Design Ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Authors Note: When either redesigning an existing kitchen or you are creating a new kitchen for a new home, some design ideas need to be examined. These kitchen design ideas can include whether it is a good ideas to include an island, a kitchen canopy, color of cabinets to set the tone of the kitchen, selecting the right lighting design, and the type or material used for the countertops.

Kitchens have evolved a lot over the years. Once found only in the rear of the house, today’s kitchen design takes the kitchen out the background. The challenge for kitchen design is in creating a more open-faced kitchen, that is part of a dining area, a family room or a great room.

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In deciding on how to design your kitchen, you must take into consideration such things as: will your kitchen have an island? Will it be of a modern or traditional design? What kinds of appliances will you need for your new kitchen design? What kind of lighting design?

1. Kitchen as ‘Great Room’

Whether you are redesigning an existing kitchen or planning a new kitchen in a new home there are some design considerations to keep in mind, such as including in an island or peninsula as part of the kitchen design. These can be used to connect the kitchen to a nearby dining area or family room thereby creating a ‘great room’. A kitchen island or peninsula will allow the cook to keep in visual and conversational contact with family members or guests in the adjoining family or dining room.

2. Create a Kitchen Canopy

To give the kitchen some visible borders without blocking views create a kitchen canopy. Also a high ceiling in the kitchen can create the perception of spaciousness.

3. Using Kitchen Cabinet Color to Set Tone of Kitchen Design

Kitchen cabinets will help set the tone for the whole room. The choice of wood will influence the overall look of your cabinets. To create a light look, use a light wood such as ash, beech, birch, oak, maple, or chestnut. For medium range, select cherry. To darker kitchens, choose wood that has some color to it.

4. Plan Out Use of Cabinets and Drawers in The New Kitchen Design

Plan out in the kitchen design blueprint just how your cabinets and drawers will be used and how much space and storage you will need before you start your new kitchen design. The first thing to examine is the counter surface area. Look at where you put everything in your existing kitchen and where in your new kitchen design will these things will go in the new space. Will there be more than one person cooking at a time. If so, will there be enough room for two cooks in the kitchen to work together?

5. Use The Galley-Type Kitchen Design

As for counter arrangements, many kitchen designers agree the galley-type design to be the best in terms of efficiency with it’s single aisle and counters to either side, making it easy to turn around to go from sink to cooking range.

6. Under-Cabinet Kitchen Lighting

kitchen lighting can be an overlooked area of kitchen design. Even if the kitchen has generally good lighting, the counter areas can be somewhat dark. For these areas under-cabinet lighting can help provide more light to work in. By using simple spots or fluorescent lights a smaller kitchen can be made to look larger.

7. Looking at Countertops

Granite, marble, and limestone are all popular natural materials for use in countertops are available in many colors. Ceramic tile kitchen countertops are versatile, practical, and also available in many colors, as well as many shapes, patterns, and finishes. Solid surface countertops provide seamless acrylic faces. Solid surfaces also come in almost limitless colors, patterns, and styles, and are stain and heat resistant. Laminate countertops are more affordable but not built to last. Concrete countertops are known for versatility, as well as strength. Wood countertops are long lasting and easy to clean and repair but the wood will not withstand exposure to water and household chemicals. Stainless steel countertops lack the elegance of granite or tile. These countertops do not absorb stains, but tends to scratch easily.

Jul

30

Luxury Kitchen Designs from Comprex

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Luxury Kitchen Designs from Comprex

Take a look at these luxury kitchen designs from Italian kitchen maker Comprex and KBC from China. Incredibly spacious and furnished with designer furniture and decor, you immediately get the feeling that these posh kitchens are meant for a high end audience. They are unique in their layout, sophisticated in design and manufactured with meticulous attention to detail.

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Jul

20

Kitchen Islands

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

A kitchen island design can be as simple or as complicated as you like and tailored to suit your specific needs.

You can design a kitchen island for any purpose. If you want to simply use it as a table for sitting around to eat or have a sink plumbed in to do the dishes in, it can be done. The first thing you have to decide therefore, is what you want from a kitchen island design.

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Once you know exactly what your kitchen island is going to be used for you can think about how you want it to look. You can get flat kitchen islands or multi-level kitchen islands. If you’re using your island to sit around then a flat level will be much better. However, for working and ease of use a multi-level kitchen island is the better design.

The kitchen island is often the focal point of a design, therefore special attention has to be given to it’s appearence. People often choose to have their kitchen island custom built to ensure it fits in perfectly with their design. Either way, it’s worth making sure the island will look right in the space before making any decisions.

The amount of space you have in your kitchen will also be a factor when deciding what to use your island for. If you have room for a bigger island then you can have things like a second fridge or dishwasher as well as a sink and space to sit at. Small kitchens will only be able to incorporate a smaller island with smaller features. However much space you have to work in, think about what you can realistically include in your island.

A new idea is to use multiple islands in a kitchen design. For instance, some people choose to have an island to sit around and eat and another for food preparation and the washing up. If you have the space, then a multi island kitchen can be both practical and original.

We have more information on kitchen design and can also divert you to some great suppliers of islands and other kitchen furniture.

Jul

20

IKEA kitchens

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

IKEA kitchen design is both stylish and affordable which is a combination you won’t find in too many other places.

IKEA offer a variety of furniture, appliances and storage solutions to help people create ac completely coordinated design. So if you’re desperate for a kitchen where everything looks sleek, modern and slots together perfectly, then IKEA might be the place to look for your new kitchen.

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IKEA aim to deliver kitchen design that not only looks brilliant but also delivers on functionality and has a number of smart and practical solutions. One thing that IKEA nevel fail to offer is cutting edge design techniques that make the most of any space.

Unfortunately, there are some accussations levelled at IKEA regarding the qaulity of their kitchen products. Some consumers have had problems with their fitted appliances and claimed design flaws haven’t been properly ironed out. The problem is that the kitchen is the one place where you don’t want to be having problems as one thing can quickly lead to another. However, by carefully examining your IKEA kitchen before buyinh, you’ll sidestep these issues.

Clever storage solutions are IKEA kitchen’s forte. The group have come up with many ideas to save room in any kitchen, so if space is at a premium in your design, IKEA will probably be at the very least, a good source of inspiration.

IKEA kitchens are particularly targeted towards young families and couples even though the company might not freely admit that. That being said, everyone will appreciate the flexibility and options that an IKEA kitchen offers.

We have more information on IKEA kitchen design listed in the articles below and can also divert you directly to the store or to other kitchen suppliers with equally sleek designs.

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Jul

12

Free Standing Kitchen

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Free Standing Kitchen

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A free standing kitchen (non-fitted kitchen) allows the owner to build their kitchen using not just obvious kitchen cupboards / accessories but allows for the inclusion of various furniture that the owner would like to see within the kitchen room.
For instance there might be particular pieces of furniture not usually associated with a kitchen that can be included; this can be done to add specific ambient themes by the owner.
A free standing kitchen also allows the owner to take the furniture with him/her if they should move.

Jul

12

American Walnut and Mocha Urban Chic Kitchen

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

American Walnut and Mocha

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Coffee and Cream. Lush American Walnut meets casual Mocha, and for those who like cream with their coffee, there is even a coffee maker built into the studio units shown in the background to complete the mood of contemporary living.

These kitchens are brought to you to via http://www.china-kitchen-cabinets.cn and our recommended kitchen providers. Our partners provide the highest quality fitted kitchens at low prices, our designers can help you choose the best style for your kitchen and their fitted kitchens service can install your new kitchen without aggravation and the high cost associated with some high street firms.

Now has never been a better time to buy your dream Kitchen, because our partners have started the biggest Sale, all sale Kitchens upto 50% off.

Jul

12

Chelsea Cafe & Latte Urban Chic Kitchens

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Chelsea Cafe & Latte Urban Chic Kitchens

 Chelsea Cafe & Latte Urban Chic Kitchens

This is Space Kitchens most contemporary of high gloss fitted kitchens, it is available in either Caf ?or Latt ?finishes or a combination of both exciting colours (as shown). Also featured as an option are Cladded base infills. The kitchen shown, features Latt ?infills between Caf ?base units to add further detail.

These kitchens are brought to you to via china-kitchen-cabinets.cn and our recommended kitchen providers. Our partners provide the highest quality fitted kitchens at low prices, our designers can help you choose the best style for your kitchen and their fitted kitchens service can install your new kitchen without aggravation and the high cost associated with some high street firms.

Now has never been a better time to buy your dream Kitchen, because our partners have started the biggest Sale, all sale Kitchens upto 50% off.

Jul

10

Kitchen Design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

A home is never complete without a kitchen, and nothing is more important than a well-kept, fully equipped and strategically designed kitchen cook delicious meals and let a family sit and share their day?s activities. The elaborate designs and modern kitchen utensils and appliances show us how much the kitchen environment has evolved throughout the years. Modern kitchen these days do not look anything like how we used to see in our grandmothers home.
The design of a kitchen, the settings and the appliances vary from one person or family to another. The design will depend on how large the family is, the size of the kitchen, the lifestyle of the family and how much time is spent in the kitchen. Another important thing to consider when designing your kitchen is how much walking or moving space is needed.
Gone are the days when all that mattered about a kitchen was whether a decent meal could be prepared. Today?s modern kitchen demands everything be in sync and up to date. The kitchen floor tiles and color need to match those of the cabinets and other built-ins. The colors of the kitchen cabinets need to match the furniture, and all appliances should preferably be of same color, or at least of the same look and feel, so that they will look as ?one?.
All appliances and built-ins should be given due consideration before purchasing. These include cabinets, walls, refrigerators, hoods and vents, countertops, ovens, sinks and faucets, ranges, dishwashers and other accessories. Kitchen cabinets and fittings can either be custom-made, or you can get one of those that are readily available in the market where they bring it in and fix it in your kitchen.
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Jul

10

Kitchen Cabinets ? A Growing Market for the Perfect Kitchen?

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

The kitchen cabinet is simply a box with a door, usually made of wood that is affixed to the wall of the kitchen. They are prevalent in the kitchen due to the need for storage space and the fact that they can also be stood on the floor and the top affixed with a work surface, maximising storage efficiency.
Kitchen cabinets are produced by a massive variety of companies. Famous companies exist in Canada and Sweden but shopping for kitchen utilities can be done anywhere, so long as you take caution to shop around for a good price. It is becoming prevalent for people to buy things like cabinets in kit form and construct them at home, making transport easier, and simply requiring a little DIY skill. Cabinets of a huge variety of designs and sizes can be found in this form or ready made.
You can find base cabinets, built for the floor, with drawers fixed above the cabinet, two cabinets side by side, tall thin cabinets for kitchens with low floor space, and of course wall mounted cabinets of various shapes. Triangular cabinets that fit snugly into a corner make maximum use of the space and give the shape of the kitchen a smoother look. Some companies make two cabinets one above the other, with a space in between making a small shelf.
To make your kitchen fit your ideals, many cabinet companies produce a variety of special moulding strips for the corners of your cabinets, and panel covers in a different colours. If you can?t find the cabinet you want in a certain colour, you can just customise one with these new covers, or new feet, handles, and plinths, also meaning that the height from the floor is changeable. When buying any cabinets or covers make sure that they are made from durable woods and will be easy to wipe down. Some companies even allow you to order samples, so that you can envision the perfect kitchen without any risk.

Jul

10

Organizing Your Kitchen Cabinets

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Kitchen cabinets are top candidates for the messiest part of the house. Having disorganized kitchen cabinets wastes time when you are trying to prepare meals. With a little planning you can have organized kitchen cabinets where everything you need is at your fingertips.
The first step in organizing your kitchen is to remove everything from the kitchen cabinets. Match lids with their receptacle and get rid of any stray pieces that lost their match long ago. Sort your kitchenware into sections based on function. Throw away or donate items that are just taking up space in your kitchen cabinets. Before you start putting items back in your kitchen cabinets clean the shelves with a hot water and soap solution. If you want to apply shelf paper, wait for the kitchen cabinet shelves to dry and then you can adhere the paper to the shelves.
After you?ve sorted your kitchenware and prepared the shelves, its time to do some creative thinking. The problem with most kitchen cabinets is that they are filled carelessly and without consideration of saving space. To keep your pots and pans both accessible and organized you can get them out of your kitchen cabinets and use a decorative rack hung on the wall. Not only will this keep your cookware handy, but it will give your kitchen a professional look. You can store the lids for your pots and pans in shallow bins in the back of your kitchen cabinet doors. Other specialty organizers that can help your kitchen cabinets are lazy susans, step shelving, and wire baskets on sliders.
The thing to keep in mind when organizing your kitchen cabinets is that there are three basic areas to every kitchen: the preparation area, the cook and serve area and the sink area. Each of your kitchen pieces should fit into one of these three categories. Group like items together and place them in kitchen cabinets near the work area, the stove, or the sink depending on their function. Kitchen cabinet organizing does not have to be overwhelming, and in the long run it will save you time when making meals.
KBC Cookgroup Marketing LLC – All Rights Reserved. This article brought to you by http://www.china-kitchen-cabinets.cn You may freely reprint this article on your website or in your newsletter provided this courtesy notice, author name, and URL remain intact. Jason Albright is a contributing editor at Cookgroup Marketing LLC. His background is with lifestyle topics including: Gardening, Outdoor Living, Home Decor & Travel Destinations.