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Jan

8

Functional & Elegant Kitchenware Design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

automatic-sushi-rolling-device

This is one of those clever kitchenware designs that looks great on the shelf, but really: how often do you make sushi? If the answer is: not too often, you might want to take a pass on this particular item – but if you are a rollaholic like some of us this simple sushi roller is a must-have kitchen gadget. Who knows, you may even find other creative cooking uses for it.

Everyone knows that properly preparing and rolling sushi is an art and not easily accomplished by the amateur chef. Well, as the Western World becomes increasingly interested in taking this traditionally Japanese dish home with them there is a growing market for easy ways to roll your own sushi. Read more »

Oct

9

Kitchen Hub

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Kitchen Hub

The owners of this Westchester, New York, ranch home updated the kitchen to include a marble-topped island and three Thonet bentwood stools. It now makes a comfortable hub for quick meals or homework.

Handy Outlets

Electrical outlets near the top of the island allow you to use small appliances easily, without the cord getting in the way.

May

13

Modern and Minimalist Kitchen Design Ideas Kitchen Culture

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

This is the sample and pictures of modern minimalist black and white kitchen design ideas. In this year, many people like to decorate their kitchen layout with ultra modern kitchen design. This is the new trends in kitchen design 2009.

Here are two set of contemporary kitchen design pictures works done via kitchen culture, a Singapore prestige kitchen design company. I had listened regarding the company at times back and what I know is that they produce high quality kitchen cabinet design suitable to the design trends and lifestyles of the modern living.

It is an observe aperture knowledge when you want to visit their showroom. Perhaps, you are looking for fresh and original kitchen design ideas for your kitchen interior design.

Jan

15

Bamboo Kitchen Cabinetry

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Bamboo is beginning to be seen as an attractive alternative for cabinet, floor and furniture construction. For a long time these the traditional hardwood choices of Oak, Maple and Poplar were to be considered for these uses. Although bamboo is being used extensively in the home for flooring, kitchen designers today are using this material all over the house, for just about any use from kitchen cabinets to countertops, cutting boards to serving bowls, shower curtains to dining room chairs.

Bamboo kitchen cabinetry is quite beautiful, but it has many other advantages as well over hardwood too. For instance, bamboo is environmentally-friendly. Bamboo is considered the most Environmentally friendly product in the world. Bamboo is actually a grass and not a wood, and is one of the fastest growing plants in the world, since it grows in only a few short years, usually 5 or 6 years. Hardwood can take as long a 50 years to mature. This means that Bamboo is more quickly and easily renewable.

In fact, many homeowners are probably already aware of this bamboo and its benefits, but more importantly today they know that it is being used to create many numerous practical and stylish products, such as in kitchen flooring and kitchen cabinetry. Bamboo kitchen cabinetry is considerably more durable than hardwood. In fact, bamboo is very tough with a hardness of 15% greater than Maple and 25% harder than Oak.

Bamboo is available in several colors in its natural state, including yellow, light and dark green, black and gray. The most popular colors for bamboo kitchen cabinets are blond, bamboo’s natural color, or the slightly darker amber.

Other reasons that can explain bamboo becoming a more attractive building material for bamboo kitchen cabinetry is due to the fact that it is a dimensionally stable material. What causes bamboo to be so strong is that each strand of the grain is perfectly straight. No other tree on earth grows as straight as the bamboo tree. Even though bamboo is a light material is has less contraction and expansion than wood.

With bamboo kitchen cabinets you can bring the beauty of the outdoor indoors and create an exotic look for your kitchen space with bamboo cabinetry. Since this highly renewable and environmentally-friendly product is very comparable to hardwood in style, feel and strength making bamboo can be considered yet another great building material to be considered in your kitchen.

The look of bamboo cabinetry is very beautiful because it is so unique with its light-colored edge grain. It can give a clean and sophisticated look to kitchen cabinets.

Bamboo kitchen cabinets can have the rich warm tone that is found in the carbonized caramel color or the light, natural hues of neutral blond color. Edge or vertical grain provides a smooth look with long lines.

Bamboo is a product that enhances the environment and value of any kitchen design.

Aug

13

How to create soft geometry in your kitchen by Johnny Grey

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

How to create soft geometry in your kitchen by Johnny Grey

It is important to create an easy flow of movement in your kitchen, for both practical and aesthetic reasons. In his book, Kitchen Culture, design expert Johnny Grey shows you how with his expert tips on soft geometry in your kitchen.

how-to-create-soft-kitchen-geometry-by-johnny-greyKey aspects of planning

Create an easy flow of movement throughout the space so that obstacles feel they belong rather than impose. Imagine that a river has been flowing through the space and over time the water has ground away all protrusions. The river makes its pathway easy flowing.

Design central pieces with rounded edges, particularly central islands and peninsulas. This makes for easier use of the work surfaces too.

At pinch points where distances between the cabinetry is tight create soft shapes that allow for smaller corridors, allowing one to make bigger work surfaces when space is limited.

Avoid always using the walls to position the cabinetry. Think of the focus as being the centre of the space with people using the kitchen being able to look around the room, not just the walls. This is more sociable and makes better use of the room.

As a design exercise imagine yourself moving around as if you were partially sighted. This helps you decide how easy it is to perambulate around the furniture without being injured or disrupted.

Be aware of the role of peripheral vision; what happens at the corner of our vision uses up a lot of mental activity surprisingly. The lack of sharp edges makes for more relaxed movement.

Use curves which add a soft, sensual quality to the design but don’t employ them everywhere. They work best when there is a functional basis to their deployment.

All extracts were taken from the book – Kitchen Culture by Johnny Grey.