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Oct

9

Kitchen Sink

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Kitchen Sink

When you’re designing or renovating a kitchen, make it a priority to put a window over the sink. It vastly improves your outlook on washing dishes. “Looking at the farm is a pleasure,” Martha says.

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“Use a plastic bin for soaking or soaping to save water,” Martha says. The plastic is also more forgiving than a hard sink should you drop a dish. When you’re washing a lot of very fragile items by hand, such as crystal stemware, lining the sink with a terry towel also does the trick. Keep dish soap in a clear plastic pump bottle by the sink. (Martha uses Martha Stewart Clean Dish and Hand Soap, of course.) PP Basket.

Apr

19

Small Kitchen Designers

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Do you know what food in your kitchen can actually double as a natural heartburn remedy? A kitchen must have the proper devices if cooking in it is to grow a joy. Not me! Or maybe you want to watch your favorite cooking channel while trying your hand at a new dish. Then again we can’ t live in the past forever and a little bit of the modern mixed in with the old small kitchen designers is good and can design your own kitchen layout yield surprising results.

This is a place that brings families together and where quality time is spent talking and eating. The essential element that conjures up the shabby chic look is a timeless elegance where furniture does not have to match, just so long as all your pieces have an inviting, slightly worn look, and are closely related in colour or tone. In fact, there are plain, no- wax vinyl tiles that look like expensive tiles.

Counter top space should be placed along the sides of the triangle, as this is where most of the food handling and preparation will take place, as well as small kitchen designers handling dishes and clean- up tasks. A modern kitchen is now pottery barn kids catalogue quite different to early kitchens thanks to the development of electricity, water pipes and other materials. A tart- up with a pretty paint finish or some floral material can give new life to many a neglected treasure. Learn how to work with a tight budget and how to manage your kitchen renovation costs in the best manner possible too: all from the Kitchen Renovation Tips website. What elements go into kitchen renovation design? While pictures of traditional kitchens difficult, experts estimate the national average cost for a full kitchen remodel to be somewhere in the $ 50, 000 range though in some places within the United States this amount buys a lot more than just a kitchen.

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Dec

28

Inspiration Decorating Modern Kitchen Interior With Bright Blue Light

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

The bright kitchen? Who doesn’t like it? Inspiration decorating modern kitchen interior with paint bright colors like bright blue light, there would be very excited. Moreover, many people liked the bright blue color to a favorite color in one of several rooms. Who would like to cook or serve food in the dark kitchen? Of course, certainly not many who like to like that. Homes result this time will share the inspiration decorating modern kitchen interior with a combination of bright blue light. Hopefully it will be interesting for your inspiration.

The combination of bright blue light and white colors for interior decorating modern kitchen makes the kitchen a bright atmosphere, coupled with the maximum sunlight into the room, making the kitchen more bright charm. Bright blue paint colors that dominate the room in the kitchen is one way that light for the modern kitchen interior decoration. Please try it, for your modern kitchen renovation is so fascinating.

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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.

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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.

Jul

1

Kitchen Planning Basics

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Kitchen Planning Basics

The most important part of buying a new kitchen is the planning. What shape will the kitchen have, how big is the family that will use the kitchen and how often will the kitchen be used? In this part of the site we will take you through all the steps of planning your kitchen so that you can make the best decisions in buying your new kitchen.kitchen-planning-basics.gif

First it is important to choose whether you want a fitted kitchen or a freestanding kitchen. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. If you choose for a fitted kitchen, you will make the most of your space, as all the difficult corners can be hidden and used for storage. You can choose for flat pack, rigid or custom built to suit your needs and budget. A fitted kitchen will also add value to your home, but you can’t take it with you when you move.

 A freestanding or non-fitted kitchen however, gives that individual and informal look you maybe want to give to your kitchen. You can use all kinds of furniture to create the ambiance you prefer. When you move, you can take your furniture with you without a problem and use it again. You have to choose your furniture well though to create as much storage space as in a fitted kitchen.oak-kitchen.gif

On this website, we will mostly take the fitted kitchen as a starting point, but a lot of our storage and design tips will be equally as useful for a freestanding kitchen. And the planning of your new kitchen is of course important whichever style you prefer!

Who will use your kitchen?

 Different people have different lifestyles and since the kitchen is the centre in the house in which the food to live will be prepared, lifestyle is the key to planning a kitchen that works for you. It is obvious that a single person or a couple will have different expectations from their kitchen than families with growing up children. For example, if you’re a single person that eats out a lot, your kitchen will look completely different from a family that takes their evening meals together. Assess your kitchen area accordingly. Plan how much storage space you need for your groceries, cutlery and crockery, which equipment you will use (oven, grill, hob and time saving electrical appliances) and how much seating area you need.

In a small kitchen it is obvious that a large seating area is out of the question, but a small breakfast table might just fit in. In a big kitchen, the seating area will take a big part of the space. Decide which part of the kitchen area you want to commit to seating and work your kitchen around it. There are a lot of handy storage solutions to maximize your space in the storage section.

Jul

1

Kitchen Design – No Need to Do It Alone

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

You can’t opt out of the process altogether, though, because you need to decide what equipment you want in the kitchen, the type of units, fitted or freestanding, the flooring, lighting ? the list goes on.

The size and shape of your kitchen will, to some extent, dictate the equipment you have and where you put it. Remember not to overfill small kitchens – these should have a simple, uncluttered look unless you want permanent claustrophobia.

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First decide where to site your sink, drainer and dishwasher – remembering to retain the position of existing service points if possible, since re-wiring and re-plumbing can cut a swathe through your budget. Bear in mind, though, that track lighting above the worksurfaces is a real boon – alterations to existing wiring to incorporate this shouldn’t break the bank.

Remember, too, the ‘magic triangle’ of sink, cooker and fridge. Some (male) designers pour scorn on this formula but these three pieces of equipemnt should always be kept close together for maximum efficiency, with your food preparation area nearby.

If your kitchen is large enough to dine in, work out where to site the table or breakfast bar and stools/chairs. Read more »

Mar

13

Elegant Kitchen Countertops

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Elegant Kitchen Countertops

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Three considerations to remember:

  • When you choose your countertop, select a color and texture that compliments your cabinetry, floor or paint selection.
  • Don’t be afraid to combine two or more countertop materials in one kitchen. Complimentary colors or textures on adjacent surfaces can create visual interest.
  • Remember also that it pays to select a material that will withstand years of use without extraordinary maintenance requirements and is easily repairable should an accident occur.

Your options:

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Granite Countertops

Granite is…well…hard as a rock. Though costly, when buffed to a shine it creates a smashing look for kitchen counters. It is also riding a crest of popular style that began over 10 years ago. With granite tops, the experience and expertise of the fabricator is vitally important.

Marbel Countertops

Granite, marble, and limestone, all popular for countertops, are beautiful natural materials. In most areas, you’ll find a great selection of colors and figures.

Wood Countertops

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The quality of the countertop edge treatment is important. As an example, a solid surface counter is easy to clean and repair and will take years of use. It might look terrific with a wood edge to match the cabinets, but the wood will not withstand constant exposure to water and household chemicals like the solid surface material. Restrict the wood edge to an area such as a freestanding hutch and use matching or contrasting solid surface material for the front edge.

Consider combining quality decorative materials such as tile, granite or marble with solid surface. Many fabricators can create custom designs for a spectacular visual effect without compromising durability and easy maintenance.

When there are budget constraints, it makes sense to use the highest quality material for the counter areas that will sustain the greatest amount of use, specifying other materials to less often used areas.

Stainless Steel Countertops

Stainless steel countertops are not very elegant and look “cold”. They do not absorb stains oils or odors, but it will scratch easily and scratches cannot be repaired. You can view stainless steel countertops on this page

Other Resources

Kitchen ebook from TapDirect. A time and money-saving reference guide for KITCHEN REMODELING to add value to your home.

Subscribe to Mr. Skinner’s Remodeling & Home Improvement Newsletter with hundreds of money saving tips and tricks (scroll down the page for the subscription form).

Mar

13

SEN Kitchen Design Gallery

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

SEN is a professional Kitchen Design association. We partnered with them to bring you some of the best kitchens that their designers worked on. From old-style to contempary, you should be able to find the style that fits your need. Simply click on the thumbnails below to start our Flash Gallery system. You can also view another selection of 15 beautiful kitchen designs here.

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Mar

13

Kitchen Design Ideas ~ A Gallery of Inspiration

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Hunting for the perfect kitchen design can be exciting and yet frustrating. We understand this and have put together pictures of several beautiful kitchens to help encourage people in their quest to find what’s best for their homes. At the end of this page there are links where you can go on to find the kinds of quality kitchen items we show pictured here. Happy hunting and good luck!

Remember to note the elements you like best about these kitchen pictures to help you figure out what it is you like best. Kitchens are like fingerprints, each one is unique!

If you need to see something a little more concrete or you are overwhelmed with options; remember you can always check out some kitchen design centers in your area. Bring in a few pictures of what you like from below and they will work with you to figure out how to get it.

Traditional Kitchens

These kitchens have very traditional wood cabinetry and stone and/or wood counters. This is often the first thing people think of when they think “kitchen.” It is a classic way to redesign a kitchen and it has a long lifespan. Often if you go with a more traditional look it will stay stylish longer and does not need quite as much done to freshen its look later.

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Nov

19

Kitchen Storage Tips

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Providing convenient and suitable storage for small, large and variously-shaped kitchen tools and equipment is one of the most important aspects of kitchen planning.

Whether you choose to have enclosed cupboards, or open shelves , the important thing is that everything should be easily seen, accessible and in the most convenient place.

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Shelving

Open shelving

is cheap and easy to install, and suits people who like the look of their kitchen equipment and use it often. Shelves can be fitted where cupboards cannot, (for example, in front of windows, on the backs of cupboard doors, under sloping ceilings and in small recesses). An up-and-over shelf can also be fitted so that a heavy piece of equipment, such as a food processor, can sit in a cupboard and swing out, when required. Shelves can also be of different depths. Wider shelves are good for large plates, jugs and bowls, but it is useful to have some narrow shelves. One narrow shelf, running along the wall about 12 inches above the worktop and above any electric sockets, is indispensable for jars of herbs and spices and any other small items, which would get lost on deep shelves.

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Cupboards

Enclosed cupboards can be very dominant in a kitchen and will usually set the style for the whole room. You can choose the simplest wooden, Shaker-style design and paint it, or you can have an elaborate, molded wooden kitchen in a dark stain and in between these, there are many variations of wooden, veneered or plastic-finished kitchens to choose from. If you plan carefully, you should not have to cover every wall with cupboards. It is often more pleasant to have some open wall space to hang a picture on, or to act as your home office. Having too many cupboards simply means you can shove things into them, which you don’t need and never even glance at. For a narrow kitchen where cupboard doors may open straight into your face, you can get cupboards with sliding doors, but these can be irritating to use and small things can often get hidden behind them.

Plan the interiors of cupboards carefully. A narrower shelf fitted inside a cupboard will mean that you have room to hang a set of shelves on the back of the cupboard door, which can be a more convenient way of storing small items. Low cupboards are easier to use if the shelves pull out on runners, so you can see what’s on them. Wire basket shelves will prevent things from rolling off. If the kitchen is next to the eating area, equipment for eating and table laying can be kept in a double-sided peninsula unit, to make more efficient use of the area.

Drawers

Drawers are among the most useful forms of storage. They can be any depth and size: shallow for linen, table mats and cutlery, square for dry foods and smaller items such as string and labels, and deep for upright bottles, saucepans, a basket or waste bin.

You can buy standard drawers and design the interior for a specific purpose (for example, fill them with wire baskets for vegetable storage, bottles and jars or laundry). Very narrow drawers, fitted with wire shelves, are available as part of some ranges of kitchen units, which can store nearly all your tins and dry foods in a very compact space. Such units can be short in height to fit next to an under-the-worktop refrigerator, or tall to fit next to a large refrigerator-freezer or indeed into any spare, narrow space in the kitchen.