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Jan

4

Walk In Bathtub Installation

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

If you’re looking to add a walk in bathtub to your home in USA, KBC Bath Solutions has the expansive selection and outstanding customer service you need. All of our walk in tubs make it easier to enter and exit the bath because they have lower thresholds. Compared to a traditional raised tub, this bathtub style helps reduce the risk of slipping and falling when bathing – an especially important benefit for people with accessibility concerns.

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Safety isn’t the only reason to consider installing a walk in bathtub. Our inventory includes products from Jacuzzi, Rane, American Standard, and other industry-leading companies, so you’ll also be able to bathe in luxury. Imagine entering your bathtub with no trouble, sitting on a comfortable raised seat, then relaxing in a warm bath complete with massaging hydrotherapy jets. KBC can help make that dream a reality as we help you choose the best tub to fit your needs and the dimensions of your bathroom. After you make your decision, we’ll install the tub with the professionalism and expertise.

In addition to our wonderful walk in bathtub options, we offer a range of other products designed to enhance your bathroom, including:

  • Tub liners
  • Shower liners
  • Accessibility items
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • And more

Jul

1

Kitchen Layout

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

It is already said in ‘The shape of your kitchen‘ that sink, preparation area and hob should never be too far apart and that the fridge should be near the entrance of the kitchen. This all will have effect on where you will plan to put your basic equipment (fridge, hob, microwave and sink) and where the service points for water, electricity and gas (if needed) will be. Keep the existing service points in mind when planning your new kitchen as rewiring and re-plumbing your kitchen will take a lot of time and money.kitchen-layout.gif

When you draw up a plan for your new kitchen, try to place the sink, preparation area and hob first. Then draw 3 lines to connect the three areas (see figure, right). This will usually result in a triangular shape. The smaller the triangle, the shorter the walking distance will be between the three main working areas in your kitchen. If this walking distance looks too big, try to put the three areas closer together.

Another important point of consideration is that sinks will often be placed against an outside wall under the window. This will make the plumbing easier, but also gives daylight where you need it most. You also have to think of existing ventilation points when planning your new wall-cupboards, as you don’t want to cover them by a new cupboard. Ventilation will be of the utmost importance in kitchens that are also used as dining area, as you will want to get rid of greasy steam and odours before it reaches your furniture and your guests.

Tips

1 When measuring the size of the kitchen, make sure that the exact shape of the walls is known. If there is an inwards corner in the room it will influence the shape of the worktop and the place of the wall-cupboards.
2 Mark the service points in your plan, as this will define where the main working areas will be placed.
3 The longest unit will consist of the sink, drainer and maybe a dishwasher, so it is best to place this area in your plan first.
4 If you like to cook with a lot of fresh vegetables or you need a big freezer, consider a big fridge/freezer at the end of your worktop for loads of storage and easy access.

May

19

Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

Many people, when decorating their homes or rebuilding a certain part of their house, prefer a more traditional or vintage design. Others want to demonstrate that style can be achieved by using contemporary design. Maybe, the most modified and experimented space or room in a house from this point of view is the kitchen. Contemporary kitchens have a very refreshing appearance. Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas They are very beautiful, functional and welcoming.

With contemporary design in the kitchen, minimalism, based on simplicity, style and geometry may be a good idea. Asymmetrical designs are also in fashion these days. Redesigning your kitchen in a contemporary style does not mean only choosing cold colors, adequate materials or the right position of each item. It also includes very little detail in the kitchen, contemporary-kitchen-design-ideas.jpgincluding all fixtures. A contemporary kitchen will never have old, rusty faucets, duct-taped pipes or fixtures and so on.Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

When it comes to the materials used, ideas are based on man-made materials originating in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Materials may include chrome, steel, molded plywood, acrylic, glass, concrete or plastic. If you don’t want a rather industrial design for your kitchen, there is always the option of using natural materials. These materials include granite, wood, stone or slate. Natural materials cast away the industrial touch in the design and also add some color and a more welcoming feel to the kitchen.Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

If some lines were drawn around the style which defines a contemporary kitchen, the following elements could be identified:Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

  • geometric lines and angles

  • adjustable and luxurious lighting systems

  • door inserts, horizontal lift or basic slab door styles and frosted glass

  • cabinets with no frames

  • bold or white laminate surfaces

  • metal items

  • grained woods

  • sweeping curves on cabinets and countertops

Another trend regarding contemporary kitchen designs has to do with eco-friendly materials and universal design. These provide flexibility, safety measures, and an intuitive way of using the kitchen. Green design is about energy saving, health and using ecological materials for the kitchen.Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

Redesigning or building a kitchen is not really as simple as it seems. There are a lot of things one needs to know. It is not recommended to start such a project on your own if you have no experience in carpentry or plumbing. Of course, it is your responsibility to choose the design for your kitchen. However, if you are specialized in this field, you should not lose yourself among plumbing supplies to try to determine the construction base for your new project.

Given all these details, contemporary kitchens fall into a very generous category. Many designs are available. It is all about imagining the right environment for your home.Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

Apr

28

12 Ideas For Small Bathroom Design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Every person that has a small bathroom is interested in ways of making their bathroom appear larger.  Remodeling the bathroom is not always an option and in many cases, remodeling the bathroom would be very expensive.  There are a number of ways that a person can use to make their small bathroom seem larger without having to undertake any heavy construction.

12 Ideas For Small Bathroom Design

1. Soft Color for Walls
One of the easiest ways that a person can alter their small bathroom design to make it appear larger is to choose light soft colors for the décor of the bathroom.  

2. Accent with Color
Bright, bold colors can be used in small bathrooms, assuming you reserve them for accents only. Going overboard with bold or dark colorstend to make the bathroom appear tighter and more intimate.  

3. Visual Accents
If your bathroom has wallpaper, avoid using large prints or busy pattern. Instead, choose very subtle wallpaper patterns. Better yet, keep one wall free from any pattern at all. Consider making the largest wall in the small bathroom into a mural of an open space.  

4. Light Tones of Bathroom Flooring
Just like light colors on the walls, light colors on the flooring of the small bathroom will help make the bathroom appear roomier and more open.  The most popular colors for a light bathroom floor are tans, light grays, and light blues.  By incorporating these colors into the flooring of your small bathroom design, you will have the basis for a light colored decorating scheme that will make your bathroom appear more open.

5. Pedestal Sink
Another small bathroom design that can be used to make a bathroom appear larger is to replace a large vanity or countertop with a slimmer, pedestal sink.  A pedestal sink can be found in many different styles, colors, and materials, allowing them to be matched to any décor.  By placing a pedestal sink in the small bathroom, you can open up the bathroom space by another ten percent.

6. Classic Fixtures
When selecting fixtures for your bathroom, keep in mind they are going into a small space. Choose simple designs made from smooth surfaces, such as ceramic and marble, and opt for light, neutral tones.

7. Additional Lighting Fixtures
Additional lighting in a small bathroom can make a world of difference in the way the space in the bathroom is perceived.  Consider adding additional light fixtures or using higher wattage bulbs, as appropriate. By making the bathroom brighter and more inviting, it seems that the space has opened up and the walls are farther apart.  

8. Increase Natural Light
There are a variety of ways that additional lighting can be added to the small bathroom without taking up more space than is already used, including installing a new window, or even putting in a skylight.

9. Limit Items in Bathroom
Many people choose to open up the amount of space available in their small bathroom by greatly reducing the amount of items that they place into the bathroom.  Items such as storage shelves, hampers, and decorative items all take up valuable space in a small bathroom and the bathroom will appear much larger if these items are removed and the things that they hold are stored somewhere else.  

10. Consider Storage Outside the Bathroom
Some people choose to place a small storage cabinet in their hallway near the bathroom as a place to put all of the things that they would normally keep in their bathrooms. It’s also a good idea to consider putting laundry hampers in the bedrooms instead of in the bathroom. Extra supplies and paper products can even be stored in the pantry.

11. Adding Mirrors
Adding additional mirrors to the bathroom will also help the bathroom appear bigger than it really is.  Placing additional mirrors in the bathroom will help to capture all of the available light and reflect it back into the room to make it brighter.  Adding extra mirrors to the room will also add depth to the room, as the mirrors reflect each other and make the walls appear farther away.  

12. De-Clutter
Other ways you can use to make a small bathroom design appear larger include removing clutter and extra items. Instead of storing all of your beauty items on the counter, place them in a cabinet or in the medicine chest when not in use. The more items are visible in a small bathroom, the more cramped the space will look and feel.

Using these subtle design changes to modify the look of your small bathroom is easy, inexpensive, and most of these design changes can be completed in a few hours.  By changing your small bathroom design, you can make your small bathroom appear larger within the space of a day.

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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Oct

11

The Future Modular Kitchen For Men by Porsche Design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

KBC is a luxury kitchen maker and is know for the bold, clean aesthetics, top-quality materials and innovation.A new showroom was opened in Texas which has become the largest showroom in the country.The showroom boasts of some of the best and finest hi-tech gizmos for kitchen.I like very much the black chrome fixtures, integrated sound system and sleek aluminum and textured-wood frame just scream luxury and class .

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Sep

20

Orange Kitchens

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

To continue with our series on kitchens by color, we bring you Orange kitchens today. Orange radiates fun, flamboyance and energy. Orange is considered to be an extreme colour and sometimes tend to evoke a ‘love it’ or ‘hate it’ attitude from people. Orange, like red, is also said to be appetizing. Scroll down to see orange colored kitchens from some of Europe’s top kitchen makers.

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Sep

10

Latest interior designs and Kitchen Design Ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

 Latest interior designs and Kitchen Design Ideas

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The kitchen was the last part of the house to be completed when we were building our house. Designing your kitchen means thinking about style, color scheme, lighting, fixtures, flooring, backsplashes, countertops and even the furniture. One of the newest and most exciting kitchen design trends is the double island. This is a functional and attractive addition to the modern kitchen.

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Kitchen design, like decorating the rest of your home, is a matter of personal style and taste. It should be about what you find attractive and beautiful in both form and function. Modern kitchens are known for sleek clean lines and clutter-free space. White, black, and stainless steel appliances can all fit the modern kitchen style. Black appliances can appear sophisticated while stainless steel adds a modern, high-tech look.

Sep

10

New kitchen remodeling ideas to contempory or retro design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

 New kitchen remodeling ideas to contempory or retro design

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Kitchen makeovers are one of the most serious home renovations a homeowner can undertake. The kitchen needs to fit the way meals are prepared, food is stored, and how items are shelved as well as have the theme or design desired.  Good kitchen design ideas can take time to develop. You need to consider just what you are looking for in a new kitchen design that will also hopefully add to the value of your home.

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Kitchens today are still the most important room in your home, serving as the main point of activity of your family. Here are kitchen design pictures you can look at to get ideas for your kitchen renovation. The American Society of Interior Designers released REGREEN, its set of guidelines for home remodeling with a shade of green.

Sep

10

Retro red and white modern kitchen design ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

 Retro red and white modern kitchen design ideas

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Modern kitchen design with a minimalist kitchen set is a good idea for your home improvement. Kitchen decorating ideas are largely dependent on the size and shape of your kitchen. Some kitchens, such as my own, are narrow galley-style kitchens with insufficient room to swing a cat. Some styles can be overpowering in such a small kitchen but other styles look just right. The bright cherry-red cabinets set along the original wall will be the accent wall, providing the focal point for the whole kitchen. The rest of the kitchen will be black, high-gloss and will tone down the cherry-red, with the overall effect very elegant.

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