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Dec

12

What is a 10×10 Kitchen?

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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A 10×10 kitchen is a sample kitchen layout designed for simple price comparisons of our various cabinet lines. This 10′x10′ sample kitchen is based on the 11 cabinets listed below and shown to the right. It does not include moulding, hardware, countertops, sink, faucet or appliances. The drawing shown is an example of what you can expect to receive when taking advantage of our FREE professional design services.It is comprised of one Base cabinets18″, one Lazy Susan cabinets 36″, one Sink Base cabinets 36″, one Base cabinets 24″, one Wall cabinets 36×15″, one Wall cabinets 18×30″, one Wall cabinets 30×15″, one Wall cabinets 12×30″, one Wall Diagonal Corner cabinets 24×30″, one Wall cabinets 36×30″, and one Wall cabinets 24×30″.

Sep

26

Free 3D Kitchen & Bathroom Cabinet Designs

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Attach Your Measurements or Layout  – Kitchen Measurement Guide

KBC Kitchen & Bathroom representative will design a layout for you that is well thought out and functional. If you select a door style that you are interested in, we will also provide you with a quote for your items. If you already have a layout, you will be able to attach this layout to our form on the next page and we will provide you with quote for the items listed.

We’ll Help You Design The Kitchen Or Bathroom Of Your Dreams

Whether you are looking for a kitchen design or a bathroom layout, at KBC Kitchen & Bathroom, a representative can design a layout that is both stylish and functional. We pride ourselves on offering our customers free kitchen design services, accompanied by 3d kitchen design renderings. With our impeccable customer service and close relationships between design specialists and consumers, you can work with us to create your dream kitchen.

We can provide a design and a price quote no matter what stage you are at in the renovation process. You may be at the very beginning stages with just your measurements and a door style in mind, we can work with you to produce a kitchen layout, item list, and price quote based off the information you provide us with. Or if you are further along in the process and you already have a kitchen or bathroom layout, you can simply attach this layout to our form on the next page and we will provide you with a quote for the items listed.

At KBC Kitchen & Bathroom we are dedicated to providing you with the most affordable, efficient, and aesthetic designs possible.

Jul

12

Design beautiful bathrooms with Autokitchen 11

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

New textures and bathroom fixtures
 
We just released the Summer Catalog Update for Autokitchen 11. The update really expands your choices in almost all relevant categories, including cabinetry, appliances, textures and bathroom fixtures. 

We are very excited about some of the new wall textures, including the new micro tiles shown in the above image and the wavy tiles shown in the image below.

Several new bathroom over-the-counter vessels are also included, completing an already rich collection of bathroom fixtures.  As always, the dimensions in these new fixtures can be altered via a quick right-click, so that you can portray them as you want them to look.

Aug

22

Kitchen Design Trends: Whats Hot for Your Kitchen?

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Kitchen Design Trends: Whats Hot for Your Kitchen?

So, you have just made the decision to remodel the kitchen! No decision about your home environment is more important because of the key activities that take place in the kitchen. Now is the time to do a little personal research and find out what your options are.
Exploring Space in Your Kitchen
The larger the space, the easier it is to outfit your kitchen for a modern multi-tasking family. But, not all kitchens are large enough to blend task areas. A qualified and experienced kitchen planning specialist may be able to help you “find” additional square footage you didn’t realize you have by removing a wall, opening a closet or raising the ceiling.
Add critical space to your kitchen by carefully planning your cabinets to include features that store the kinds of items you have. Many and varied special cabinets or cabinet inserts are available for every imaginable storage need.
Universal Kitchen Design
The emphasis on ease-of-use in public buildings prompted by the Americans with Disabilities Act is prompting a growing trend in the housing market, too. Whether you have a disabled person in your family or not, everyone can benefit by keeping Universal Design principles in mind when planning a new kitchen. Innovations like those in KraftMaid’s Passport Cabinetry make it simple to be sure all functions in the kitchen can be easily performed by any family member regardless of stature or physical capabilities.

 

Five Tips for Universal Design in Your Kitchen

  1. Universal Design means planning the spaces that everyone finds easy to use
  2. One of the most basic principles of kitchen design is offering a variety of work top heights
  3. Beauty does not need to be sacrificed for functionality. Both are important and can work together to create an ambient environment
  4. Place kitchen appliances where they can be easily reached and allow use by a seated person
  5. Be sure kitchen cabinet doors and pull-outs increase access rather than impede it, if there is a wheelchair user in your family

Aug

9

Black kitchens

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Most people who take the daring step of designing a black kitchen have a clear picture in their head of what they want to achieve, which is just as well.

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Black kitchen designs don’t have to be dark.

Using black as the primary colour for any room in the house is a brave decision, not least the kitchen. Most people want their kitchen to be a bright and airy space, two things not immediately associated with black. However, with the right touches, a stylish and inviting kitchen can still be achieved.

Start by thinking about what things specifically you want to have in black. Do you want a black sink, units, table? Unfortunately, if you have absolutely everything black, you will create a very cold, uninviting atmosphere. The key is balance.

Creating a black kitchen that works involves picking the right materials and tones to compliment the dark elements you introduce into your design. A popular choice is to use dark wooden cupboards and doors and then have black work tops. Other people prefer black cupboards and then have white surface tops and appliances. Picking the right scheme and applying it properly will determine how successful your design is.

For a contemporary design, using the colour with metallic accents is a great way to achieve the look. For instance, black cupboards and draws with metallic handles always looks very sleek. Black surfaces and metallic cooker hoods will also achieve a similar effect.

A black kitchen design is a brave decision but don’t let people tell you it’s the wrong decision. It can take that little bit extra work to achieve the right balance, but with time and effort you’ll be rewarded with a stunning kitchen.

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

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.
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