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Jun

16

Lacquered Kitchen Cabinets

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

all the kitchen chiffonier finishes, bark is still amid the best accepted options. Along with actuality an accomplished finish, it is awful damp resistant.

Lacquered kitchen cabinets accept been broadly acclimated in the United States back Apple War II, but accept a best history of over 2,000 years throughout the world. Bark finishes on kitchen cabinetry can be matte or appearance authoritative them a absolute best for abounding altered autogenous designs.

Lacquer is a actual abiding aspect and resists yellowing over time. If you are in the bazaar for fresh kitchen cabinets, bark cabinets ability be aloof the absolute best for your fresh design. Available in abounding colors, lacquered kitchen cabinets are abiding to fit not alone with your appearance but your account as well.

Revamping your kitchen cabinets is one of the best bargain techniques you can use to accord your kitchen a face lift. Previously lacquered kitchen cabinets charge be advised hardly abnormally than those that haven’t been lacquered, as stain will not attach to a lacquered surface. It is important to bethink that staining kitchen cabinets is not a quick process; apprehend it to booty about two days.

Beautiful and sensual, that’s the attending of avant-garde kitchen chiffonier adjustment below, with a acceptable adjustment and the alternative of accustomed colors accommodate a avant-garde kitchen concepts of accord and luxury. Brown and white blush and bark into a beauteous blush aggregate for this kitchen vanity. Avant-garde kitchen was advised by Giancarlo Fabro for Ged Cucine, they created the abstraction of a beautiful avant-garde kitchen, looks apple-pie and amazing. Advised chiffonier adjoin the bank with an absolute design, accumulated with the island kitchen with a allegory color.

Besides a mix of amber and white, absorbing mix and abounding are like the avant-garde kitchen with atramentous and white lacquered, the aggregate of the adverse amid the two creates a adequate feel of the room. Faucet designs are fabricated from stainless steel, giving the consequence that created the avant-garde with the most recent technology, as able-bodied as cabinets that accept bottle doors or a aggregate of white lacquer. To accommodate best beam in the adornment of your kitchen space, washbasin or the chiffonier is able with lights that accommodate best illumination, and gives a altered dash in the kitchen.

Mar

27

Contemporary Kitchen Design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Kitchens have transformed from rather poky rooms where food came out of, into spaces that incorporate the dining and sitting rooms into an integrated whole. Kitchen design has had to catch up with this evolution as all the various elements are now in full view for all to see, with kitchen cabinetry increasingly resembling fine furniture, with kitchen islands and counters replacing dining tables. The design ethos of the contemporary kitchen is firmly in the direction of clean uncluttered lines and enhanced functionality.  

Modern Kitchen Trends

There have been some key kitchen trends over the last decade which have transformed our kitchens into the functional and convenient locations they are:

  • The modern trend in kitchen cabinetry has been toward lighter shades with white dominating. The two major advantages of this are that any colour palette can be matched to white, as well as fitting in with practically any theme or style of kitchen
  • Integration is another key trend, with appliances now hidden behind cabinetry and panels for a more sleek, cohesive look
  • Stainless steel is the other big trend for appliances, with practically every type available in this sleek looking material
  • Technology has made its mark felt in practically very room of the house, and the kitchen is no exception, with integrated ‘intelligent’ fridges and appliances that use significantly less energy
  • Lighting is now better planned with coverage for workstations and cooking areas prioritised

Versatile Kitchen Design

With a heritage that goes back to the 1930’s Galvin Design Gallery are passionate about the style and product quality of their range, and are determined to source the finest architectural plumbing and hardware for their clients. They specialise in kitchen and bathroom fit outs – including everything from the taps to the plumbing.  They are perfectly placed to track trends in the sector and identified the following demand from their customer base:

  • Ceasar Stone is definitely the kitchen benchtop material of choice currently
  • Feature panels, splash backs and vertical feature walls are an emerging trend in homes, with customers opting for versatile products like their Marblo range that can easily be changed
  • Euro inspired design is perennially hot with a range of Danish designed handles on the horizon

Sep

8

Black ‘can be a great colour for kitchen design’

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Black could be a good colour to use when fitting and decorating a new kitchen, according to one expert.

Writing for the Deseret News, interior decorator and HGTV host Candice Olson notes that many people tend not to think of black when considering new kitchens.

“Used properly, however, it can provide a great anchor in a large room and bring a sense of sophistication and style to any space,” she remarks.

Ms Olson gives the example of one property where she fitted black kitchen worktops to begin with, creating an “immediate” change.

She then set off the contemporary feel created by the black worktops with an aluminium backsplash and a black and burnt cream area rug in the dining part of the kitchen.

Last month, Helen Green of the Terry’s Fabrics blog claimed that black kitchens are proving particularly popular at the moment and may be “here to stay”.

She recommended using black high gloss kitchen units and balancing the dark colour with shades of white and grey to create the perfect black kitchen.

Aug

13

Making the most of a small kitchen

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Making the most of a small kitchen

Less is more, right? And even though it may seem like an obstacle at first, a small kitchen can be a cute, fully functioning, intensive workspace rather than a cluttered and pokey hole. Follow our tips and your kitchen will be transformed in no time.

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Sliding doors

Consider whether you want to keep your small kitchen intact or knock through an interconnecting wall to open it up to the living area. This doesn’t mean being permanently committed to open–plan living. You can divide any large opening with sliding doors and wooden floor–to–ceiling door systems will look traditional and warm without being too domineering.

Open doors

Don’t obsess about the traditional kitchen rule of sink, oven and hob in a user–friendly triangle formation. Position them in a way that suits your kitchen and the way you cook. However, you mustn’t forget about doors; your oven (preferably a double oven or with built–in microwave) door should be able to open fully without hitting anything else. Experiment before you install or use sliding doors on cupboards to avoid this. Read more »

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

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

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.
Kitchen Designs provides detailed information on Kitchen Design, Kitchen Cabinet Design, Kitchen Design Ideas, Kitchen Design Software and more. Kitchen Designs is affiliated with Small Kitchen Remodeling Ideas.

Jul

5

A Guide To Kitchen Remodelers

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Kitchen Remodelers. If you’re thinking about spicing up your kitchen or adding some new amenities to make life simpler then you may be looking for some kitchen remodeling tips. A good remodeling tip will either save you money, or save you time or both. This article will look at a couple of ways you may save money and time on your next kitchen remodeling project.

Best Times to Shop, If you are looking to save money on your kitchen remodeling project – One of the best ways to do this is either buying at the right time of year or finding the right source. Again you may be able to save 50 to 75% on many of the products you’re looking to use for your kitchen remodeling project.

Saving Time with Plans, Some other great kitchen remodeling tips are ways to save time on your next project.

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How To Create A Designer Kitchen

How do you create an attention-grabbing, designer kitchen on a reasonable budget? How do builders and remodelers design kitchens that sizzle? They’ve figured out the secret to creating kitchens that sell. They hire a kitchen designer! So, if builders think kitchen design is a smart idea, do you think it might be worth the investment? Read more »

Jul

5

Refacing Kitchen Cabinets to Enhance the Look of Your Room

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Refacing kitchen cabinets is worth due to the return on investment that you get out of it. But what is kitchen cabinet refacing anyway? It is one way to give your kitchen a new look and feel, a new style, basically it is remodeling it when you can’t afford to buy a whole new kitchen furniture altogether.

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When you are refacing your kitchen cabinets you will replace or veneer the parts of the existing cabinet that are visible to all. Also you replace completely drawer fronts and all the cabinet doors. Having your kitchen refaced can give an entire new look to your kitchen while saving lots of money in the process when you can’t afford something new entirely. Who said that only women can get a face lift? Kitchen can get one too! Read more »