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Aug

29

Italian kitchen design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Italian kitchen design involves creating a work friendly environment that’s equally as welcoming as it is effective. Italian kitchens therefore shouldn’t compromise on style or functionality. Whether you’re creating a modern kitchen design or a country kitchen design, the same set of rules apply for Italian kitchens.\

 

Italian kitchens – style and functionality

A well crafted Italian kitchen design will be everything you’d expect from a nation synonymous with style – sleek surfaces and sharp features, built into a beautifully lit environment. Italian kitchen designs are immediately recognisable because of these features and it’s essential you stay true to them.

Contemporary Italian kitchens are primarily designed to be eye catching and ultra stylish, but that doesn’t mean they compromise on functionality and the basics of kitchen design. More traditional Italian kitchens have a rustic charm and are normally formed with warmer tones and materials but the same rules apply.

If you want a kitchen in your home based on the Italian principles of design, then it’s a good idea to start by thinking about what you use your kitchen for. By doing this you can determine the things you really need and start to eliminate the things you don’t.

Italian kitchen design is all about achieving tasteful lines so getting the right fittings is also essential. Therefore, it’s a good idea to consult with a number of companies to ensure you get the precise look you’re after.

By embracing these two simple ideas you can give yourself the best chance of achieving a bespoke, contemporary, Italian kitchen design.

We have more information on Italian kitchen design in the articles below and can also divert you to a number of the leading suppliers and manufacturers of Italian kitchens.

Torchetti Italian Kitchens UK

Torchetti can design Italian kitchens in whatever style you want to achieve, whether it be contemporary and modern or more traditional and rustic.

Arclinea Italian kitchens

To achieve a bespoke Italian kitchen design, you’ll need some inspiration and Arclinea should provide this.

Panik kitchens

Panik kitchens are top quality Italian kitchen designers, all of Panik’s details are listed below.

Aug

29

Britons given colour scheme advice for kitchen design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

 Homeowners mulling over a colour scheme for their new kitchen should consider three main options, it has been suggested.

In a blog post for Helium, Annalyn Andriyenko claimed that one of the most important aspects of refurbishing a kitchen is giving it a “fresh look” that will stand the test of time.

Despite admitting that white and off-white may be viewed as a “boring” choice, she explained that it can be effective when combined with small additional touches.

“Hanging a beautiful wall decoration against a white wall will make the kitchen look less wide and open and will add a nice homey touch to it,” she wrote.

“You can also add white kitchen pieces and mix them with other kitchen-coloured pieces as well.”

Ms Andriyenko also recommended using red walls and pink undertones, which she noted add “spice” to a kitchen and can be combined with dim stove lighting.

However, she conceded that a traditional selection of yellows and creams is always a safe choice because it creates a feel of softness and warmth for chilly winter mornings.

Earlier this month, Joan DesCombes, president of Architectural Artworks, told the Orlando Sentinel that contemporary kitchens are increasingly being characterised by a super-sleek feel with clean lines. 

Aug

29

Property market woes may encourage new kitchen fittings

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Property market woes may encourage new kitchen fittings

 

Britons weighing up whether to invest in new kitchens may be encouraged to press ahead by new figures relating to the UK housing market.

Santander has revealed that 1.1 million Britons have attempted to sell their homes since June 2009, compared with just 725,000 successful property transactions.

Furthermore, the company noted that over half (53 per cent) of those who tried to relocate cited a failure to find a buyer as the main barrier to their aspirations.

Commenting on the figures, estate agents Savills claimed that the situation is likely to continue for the remainder of 2010.

This may provide the perfect opportunity to improve a property with a contemporary kitchen in preparation for when the market eventually begins to recover.

“The economy is slowing and we expect the housing market to slow down again in the second half of this year,” said Jacqui Daly, director of research at Savills.

“We do expect transaction activity to stay low – where it is now.”

Writing for the Manila Bulletin recently, Carlomar Daoana advised homeowners weighing up how to progress with their new kitchen design that the area is rapidly becoming “the new living room”.

Aug

27

Mirrored Bathroom Cabinets Guide

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

A mirror is an essential part of any bathroom. Without it, people would have a very difficult time getting ready for their day. However, some bathrooms are small and don’t allow much room for large mirrors. A great way to overcome this particular challenge is to install mirrored bathroom cabinets.

Bathroom cabinets that have mirrored doors are a very useful addition to any bathroom. Not only do they provide much-needed storage space for small, cluttered bathrooms but they also provide that mirror that’s crucial to the morning routine. Often called “medicine cabinets,” these handy little storage units provide a place for everyone’s essential personal items. Some even have adjustable shelving to make room for various sized bottles and personal hygiene products.

The mirrored doors are useful since they alleviate the need to find space for traditional mirrors. Just open them up, grab what you need, and close the doors to finish preparing for the day ahead. It’s a no muss, no fuss solution for bathroom organization. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Mirrors are often used to make small rooms appear more open and spacious. In much the same way, mirrored bathroom cabinets can help to make small bathrooms look and feel larger. They’re easy to clean and require very little maintenance so they make a great addition to any bathroom. Many home improvement stores sell these cabinets in many shapes and sizes, so finding one that’s affordable is a snap.

Make sure to choose one that matches your current bathroom decor. Shop around online and visit local retailers to get a good idea of what’s available. Installation is easy and can be done in a short amount of time. It won’t be long before you’re able to enjoy the beautiful new addition to your bathroom!

Aug

27

Medicine Cabinets Guide

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Remodeling a bathroom can be a project that will bring great satisfaction once completed. New fixtures, floor and tub make this room a showpiece in your home. Medicine cabinets, however, are one of the last things on the list, but by no means the least important.

The medicine cabinet in a bathroom is one of the items there that everyone sees, no matter what the reason for entering the room. It sits in plain view above the sink for all to behold. So why not make it as unique as the rest of the room.

These cabinets can be purchased in a wide variety of styles to fit any new bathroom decor. With mirrors that have gold leaf trim and inlays to custom made mosaic tile trim, you are sure to find one that fits your taste. Constructed from materials such as bacteria, mold resistant plastics and coated metals, these will also help keep the contents germ free.

An online search will bring a multitude of manufacturers and suppliers websites right to you in the privacy of your own home. You can then take your time locating the exact one you are looking for and have it delivered directly to your home. This saves on trips from store to store and all that running around to get just what you want at a price that fits within your budget.

Whichever style you are looking for, whether it is swinging doors or sliding, glass or wood trim, you are sure to find it online. Take some time to do a thorough search and look carefully for deals. There are many manufacturers outlets and suppliers online that can bring you much better prices and a larger selection that a local retailer who may have limited room for inventory.

Aug

27

Installing Bathroom Cabinets

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Between the 63 bottles of shampoo and conditioner to the extra clean towels on the top of the toilet, you have finally come to the realization that you need more storage space in the bathroom. Adding shelving is an option but the bathroom ends up looking more like a pharmacy than a room in your home. Installing bathroom cabinets is one way to add that storage space while sprucing up the bathroom at the same time.

First thing that needs to be done is choosing a cabinet that fits the free wall space you have in the bathroom. Take careful measurements of that space, insuring there is room on both sides once the cabinet is mounted.  Looking for one that will serve your needs and not overwhelm the room is a good idea.

There are many types of surface mount cabinets available, from standard hinged doors to sliding style ones. For those bathrooms with limited space, the sliding doors are perfect as you do not need to allow room for door swing when mounting them. If you have the room, the swinging doors style will work just as well.

In regards to the actual mounting of the cabinets, you will need some basic tools to accomplish this. Normally a power drill or battery screw gun will do the trick along with a level, stud finder and a pencil. Most cabinets come with mounting instructions and hardware and are relatively easy to install.

Using the stud finder, locate the wall studs in the area you wish to mount the cabinets and mark them with the pencil. The cabinet may come with a paper template which will show you the proper mounting locations for the hardware, use this rather that guesstimating where it should go. Once the hardware is mounted on the wall and the cabinet hung, make sure to secure the lower portion of the cabinet to the wall with the screws provided.

Aug

27

Corner Bathroom Cabinet – Get Yours Today!

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

The bathroom is the smallest room in the house and the one that gets the most use. With a large family, this can be almost constant during the morning and evening hours. Keeping enough towels and supplies on hand requires some extra storage space and this can be accomplished by adding a corner bathroom cabinet.

Storage space in a bathroom normally is quite limited.  Some shelves or a small chest on the floor helps make up for this, but usually is not enough. The corner of the bathroom tends to have enough room to comfortably add a corner bathroom cabinet without detracting for the overall look of the room. Mounted up, within easy reach for almost every family member, this lets you keep a bit extra of everything close by.

There are many types and styles to choose from when it comes to these types of cabinets. There are single and two door models that have anywhere from two to four shelves built inside and some come with mirrored doors to give the bathroom an even more expanded look. Latching and non latching doors are also available on these.

As far as finishes go, you will have a wide variety to choose from. Wood grain and stained to match the trim or other cabinets that already exist in your home should not be too difficult to find. Along with Formica and easily cleaned surfaces, these cabinets are completely sealed against the possibility of water damage from the steam produced in a bathroom.

A brief search online will let you find a wide range of these cabinets to choose from. Once located, whether it is at a local store or a manufacturer’s outlet, ordering them is a simple matter. Many include free shipping with a substantial order which will cut down on your overall costs.

Aug

27

White Bathroom Cabinet Savings Guide!

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Welcome to our website! You will find many white bathroom cabinet sources throughout this page.

It’s time to remodel that old, worn out bathroom with a look that’s refreshing and new. There are so many choices available so it can be difficult to make a decision. Don’t get stuck with a color scheme that might go out of style in the near future. Install a white cabinet to give that bathroom an exciting new look with a base color that matches everything.

There’s a reason why artists use a white canvass for their creations. Splashes of color stand out against white and give the creator versatility when producing their masterpiece. Anyone can use their bathroom as a blank canvass as well. Start with white and add color through bath towels, shower curtains, bath mats and other bathroom accessories. White bathroom furniture can become that canvass.

For anyone who is worried that a white bathroom cabinet will show the dirt too easily, it is important to know that the right kind of paint can make cleaning even easier than before. If the cabinets are merely being repainted, make sure to use several coats of a paint that’s marketed for easy cleaning. Some provide a barrier against dirt and grime as they dry, so choosing this type of paint will make cleaning chores easier.

If the cabinets are going to be completely replaced, look for new cabinets that have been properly treated with stain-resistant treatments and paint. This is especially important if children will be using the bathroom. Kids often like to draw on white surfaces so making sure those cabinets are coated with a paint that’s easy to clean is important.

Once the cabinets are chosen and installed, there are plenty of great bathroom accessories that will complement the new look. Get them in white to match the new look of the cabinets or get them in contrasting colors for a dramatic and exciting feel. The creative possibilities are endless!

Aug

26

ISOLA Linear Line By Toyo Kitchen

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

ISOLA Linear Line By Toyo Kitchen

but it is a growing phenomena in the A&D design continuum. The striking ISOLA Linear Line by Toyo Kitchen adds drama in this usually cliched field and echoes with an avant-garde sensibility. This contemporary styled kitchen is dominated by edgy motifs, scintillating patterns and a subliminal design approach.

Aug

26

Electrolux Outdoor Kitchen Is Sustainable And Chic

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Electrolux Outdoor Kitchen Is Sustainable And Chic

Cooking may not be my forte but do I get excited when I come across kitchens that break the design norms. Check out the eco-friendly Electrolux Outdoor Kitchen which has been made up of sustainable materials and designed exclusively for outdoor cooking. The kitchen features a burner as well as the mandatory BBQ frill and can be customized to ones palette.