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Apr

10

A Charming Touch

By Bathroom Designer

A Charming Touch

A simple palette of black and white, accented with just a hint of color, helps to create a country-traditional kitchen with a shade of glamour. Sleek white-painted flat-panel cabinets contrast the jet-black, T-shape island. The unique shape of that focal point provides space for cooking and meal preparation as well as seating on the perpendicular element. The mint-green bead board paneling adds a soft touch to the room, as do accents such as the wire-wrap pendants, open shelves, and glass-front cabinets.

 

Aug

29

Use a Low-Contrast Color Scheme

By Bathroom Designer

Use a Low-Contrast Color Scheme

When there’s little difference between the colors of the walls, the countertops, the cabinetry, and the woodwork, your eye glides over the surfaces looking for a place to rest, and that movement tricks you into thinking the space is larger than it really is. Here, the cabinets, backsplash, and flooring are close in color value — a soft gray-green — so the eye doesn’t trip over sudden shifts from dark to light. The effect is serene and expansive.

Jan

9

X-Ray Kitchen: Custom Cabinets with Built-In Back-Lighting

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

New to a kitchen and not sure where to locate which dishes? No worries: this clever custom kitchen cabinet system will light your way to the right serving bowls, plates, utensils and gadgets, showing their forms as shadows directly on the doors of these cabinets.

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Ever the hybrid architect, artist and minimalist designer, Jean Nouvelhas accomplished a great deal with this design idea – the find-anything functionality of see-through cabinetry, the animated and ever-changing artistry of light and dark shapes and the naturally and of course the built-in lighting itself that can illuminate the kitchen background while you cook. Read more »

Sep

3

Wood kitchen cabinets

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Having strong reliable kitchen cabinets are very important to have in a kitchen. Wood kitchen cabinets are an example of a reliable type of cabinet. This is because wood kitchen cabinets are very solid making the cabinet door extremely well-built. Upgrading to wood kitchen cabinets is a positive choice because they are used daily and you will not have to worry about breakage from this excessive use. Purchasing big items for your home can be quite pricey therefore it is a good idea to get wood kitchen cabinets so that once you upgrade you’ll never have to upgrade again.

Why Plywood vs. Particle board?

Cabinets made out of plywood hold great strength. Plywood consists of sheets of wood that are glued together in an odd number of layers. This creates symmetry in the wood and causes the wood to be less prone to warping. Cabinets made out of particleboard are a composite material. It consists of wood chips, sawmill shavings and saw dust with a synthetic resin used for binding. Particleboard is prone to expansion and discoloration due to moisture. Although particleboard may be a less pricey form of cabinet, plywood will be a material that you will never have to replace due to its strong reliable construction.

Aug

10

Kitchen Decorating Ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Kitchen decorating is area best home decorator’s alpha back decorating their homes. The kitchen is area we absorb a acceptable bulk of our ancestors time creating and adequate meals, accomplishing homework, and alive out life’s problems. Use these abundant account to actualize a dream kitchen for your family. Find your kitchen style, and accomplish your kitchen decorating fit your pocketbook by accomplishing it with The Budget Decorator!

Small changes can accept a big aftereffect on how your kitchen looks. Below are 11 decorating account that you can do yourself in a day or less. Not alone are these simple changes accessible to do, but they are bargain too!

1. Afraid of alteration your arid white kitchen walls? Instead of allotment rich, abysmal colors for your aboriginal project, you will acceptable feel added adequate with a aloof like biscuit or gray. These colors won’t date the allowance and will anticipate you from possibly accepting bound annoyed of a added desperate blush palette.

2. Brighten up the kitchen. Use mirrors to abduction the sunlight and animation it around. Try putting a mirror beyond from a window or on a bank that corners adjoin the window bank for the best ablaze distribution.

3. Accomplish melancholia changes. Moving the kitchen appliance into a ’summer arrangement’ can optimize your amplitude and accord it a added aerial feel. Accomplish it ablaze and airy – anticipate about removing some of the appliance and decorations for a lighter feel. Open those curtains and let the sun flash in!

4. Use slipcovers. Slipcovers over your chairs can abate the allowance and add to your decor. For the holidays, try application appropriate covers in anniversary patters or colors. For a nice summertime change, use white affection or canvas slipcovers on the chairs.

5. Get account from the pros. Look in magazines, books, television or the internet to get a acidity of the accessories and designs you would like to see in your kitchen. If you see a kitchen busy in a way that you like, anticipate about how you can alike the aforementioned adornment in your home.

6. Decorate with cookbooks. You can accomplish a nice affectation with your cookbooks. Try alignment them in absorbing configurations with some lying bottom ward and some standing. Don’t put baby books abutting to alpine books but adjust them in admission sizes.

For many redecorating your kitchen can be an expensive and time consuming project. But in this article we provide you with some kitchen decorating ideas which you may wish to consider when you finally decide that your kitchen needs updating.

Unless you have high quality wooden cabinets in your kitchen the chances are that the ones you have could do with rejuvenating. The best way to do this is by repainting them which is the hottest trend at the moment. There are many techniques around which you can easily learn and will provide your kitchen cabinets with an expensive designer look to them. You can either use crackling, faux finishing or glazing as some of the more simple and cost effective ways to spruce up those tired and outdated cabinets in your kitchen. If you are unsure what to do then try the internet for some guidance as most of the major paint manufacturers have sites where they will provide you with information and instructions on how to paint kitchen cabinets.

Jun

16

Laminate Kitchen Cabinets

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Plastic laminate is a popular choice for kitchen cabinets because it is durable, stain resistant and available in an array of colors, patterns, and textures. It is also easy to clean, but just because it easy to clean doesn’t mean that you can neglect to give it maintenance.

Unfortunately, there are two common problems with plastic laminate countertops which include chipping and torn edges. However, due to advances in technology; you can repair a small chip for less than $20. Edge repairs cost about the same. The process for repairing a small chip in a counter top is exactly the same as filling the seam when repairing a torn edge.
Plastic laminate is nothing more than Kraft paper, resins bonded together under heat and pressure, and a plastic coating. You will notice with plastic laminates that the Kraft paper that it is constructed of leaves a brown edge. However, this brown edge can be covered and decorated with a stainless steel, brass, or wood trim. If you decide to go with a more expensive solid-color laminate, you will notice plastic sheets of the same color throughout so that no dark edges are revealed.

Laminate cabinets have several benefits that cannot be found with other cabinet materials. For one,they’re stain resistant. Due to their incredible
resilience, maintenance is a cinch. So when the next food fight breaks out in your kitchen, you can rest easy. Because they are man-made items,they are not limited to tones/patterns, and they come in a varied palette of colors. Additionally,laminate cabinets do not warp and are very strong,which means that you can store heavy items with confidence, knowing that there will be no structural damage to your cabinets.

Even if your kitchen layout is just what you want and the cabinets are in good condition, you can still give your kitchen a fantastic facelift by refacing the cabinet doors. If your doors are laminate, you can make your cabinets look brand new by following these simple ideas.

Refacing laminate kitchen cabinet doors need not be a difficult job and the results can transform your kitchen from a room that looks tired and worn-out to one that is bursting with style and color.Here are two ideas for refacing your laminate kitchen cabinet doors that should be relatively easy to carry out and will not cost a fortune.

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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.

Jun

6

Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

If you accept an alfresco kitchen but abridgement accumulator space, alfresco kitchen cabinets are your answer. Beyond aloof ‘storage boxes’ however, they can additionally ascertain the appearance and attending of your alfresco kitchen, aloof as calm cabinets do for your calm kitchen.

Outdoor kitchen cabinets appear in a array of abstracts and styles, so you’re not bound as far choices go. They’re additionally fabricated to angle up to the elements so there’s no charge to be anxious about how they’ll book in the sun, rain or snow.
Convenience is a benefaction too. Being able to abundance aggregate you charge appropriate there in the alfresco kitchen is a lot easier than consistently accepting to run aback to the “inside kitchen” for supplies.

Kitchens are the undisputed heart of the home, where everyone gathers, mingles, and lingers during parties. But to achieve that kind of appeal outside means expanding your outdoor living space. To draw a crowd—and keep them entertained—requires a bit more than plopping down a table and a few plastic chairs.
With an outdoor kitchen you can prepare meals and be around your guests with minimal time spent running back inside for plates, beverages, or tongs. Although you could spend tens of thousands of dollars for a custom outdoor kitchen, a basic island is an efficient design that leaves out the complexity of curves and angles. Not only that, with an island guests can relax on one side while you’re cooking on the other, so you feel as though you’re part of the gathering.

Outdoor kitchen and exterior cabinets will not crack, split, or rot when exposed to weather. Custom outdoor kitchen and outdoor kitchen design add beauty and function to any outdoor patio kitchen.

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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

Mar

27

Choosing Your Kitchen Benchtop

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

When it comes to buying a new kitchen, choosing the right benchtop is probably the biggest decision you’ll make. Not only does it need to perform well with the rigours of cooking, but it should harmonise with your kitchen cabinetry and have an enduring style that will last at least several years. The most popular choices include natural and engineered stone, Corian, laminate and stainless steel, each with its pros and cons.

What Are The Main Benchtop Choices?

Engineered Stone

Materials such as Vstone and CaesarStone are made with around 95% natural quartz, giving you the look of natural stone, but with added durability. Engineered stone is scratch, stain and chip resistant, and will give your kitchen a sophisticated, modern look. It’s less costly than granite and marble, and requires no special maintenance.

Granite

Natural granite will give your kitchen the wow factor, but it’s expensive and does require sealing. Choose between a glossy polished finish, and a more contemporary, honed finish. Liquid spills should be mopped up immediately to prevent staining.

Corian

Corian is an acrylic material and can be formed into just about shape, making it possible to create a curved benchtop or an integrated benchtop and sink. It’s non porous, stain and scratch resistant, and has a chic, modern look.

Laminate

You can recreate the look of just about any material you like with laminate, including stone, concrete and timber, at a fraction of the cost. Look for quality laminates that are specially withstand the rigours of a busy kitchen – it will have a tougher, more scratch resistant surface than standard laminates. Can be installed by a competent DIYer.

Stainless Steel

The benchtop material of choice in professional kitchens, stainless steel will give you a professional look at home and blends in well with both contemporary and traditional kitchen styles. It tends to scratch and show fingerprints, so probably not the best choice for families.