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Jan

8

Single-Handed Kitchware Design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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While this all-in-one kitchen prep tool is a helpful innovation for folks with a fracture, partial paralysis other other disability it is also a brilliant multipurpose kitchenware design for anyone who has ever tried preparing and cooking food while on the phone or using both hands for different tasks at the same time.

Something as seemingly simple as slicing and buttering bread can be difficult with nothing to hold the loaf or pieces in place, hence the traps and corners built in to make these everyday processes easy even single-handed. Read more »

Jan

7

Box Kitchen: Clever Portable Counter, Cabinets & Cooker

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Who says you can’t take it with you? This innovative portable kitchen from Targa Italia lets you pack up and transport your entire kitchen: fixtures, storage and all. Designed by Piero Esposito, this unique kitchen-in-a-box is appropriately dubbed Opening.

When closed, Opening’s clever design lets it fit neatly into two wooden boxes. In this handy transport mode, you can move your entire kitchen to a new location. Upon arriving at your new place, simply remove four screws and say hello to instant cooking, storage and eating space. Read more »

May

16

kitchen entertainment design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

1. kitchen  island platform to the program table

The center of the kitchen island of the ordinary, just a little below the island of Taiwan, design, and you can put two chairs. In addition, one of the cabinet on the wall cupboard converted into shelves, used to place the book to study or work day. Thus, an island platform and two shelves in the kitchen area to form easily achieved.

2. kitchen cabinets turned book desk

In the whole cabinet, the use of wall cabinets and floor cabinets to open up a free space between the small table, a desk notebook and flowers, and then install the sockets, cable and telephone lines. Container handling at the top of the table, but also no longer display cupboards and other kitchen supplies, books and information but are replaced, cabinets are replaced the drawer. Who says this is not a small study it?

3 . kitchen cabinets turned worktops

Although the kitchen space is limited, you can still set up a desk at the table opposite. Although the adjacent cabinets and tables, but are arranged neatly in the corner of the window, do not take up too much space. A computer, a number of commonly used stationery and simple shelves to help you easily enrich the writing desk. Even if occasionally busy, and you can dine with the family, even if it is sitting next to it!

Nov

24

Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

This innovative SieMatic S1 Kitchen is an award winning contemporary kitchen design with the most beautiful style for the kitchen. Designed with stylish, minimalist aesthetics look with highly multifunctional storage spaces and filled with high end appliances and high quality materials, this kitchen ideas surely will be the best furniture choice for your lofts, apartments and homes interior. The kitchen should not be seen as just being functional, but as an opportunity to express ones lifestyle by creating an environment that reflects personality. Designed with a spacious floor plan, workability is at its highest level in this kitchen.

SieMatic S1 Kitchen is a kitchen that will enhance your life at home – with “integrated design”: a design that respects the desire for formal clarity while it impresses with its many new and useful options and concealed features. The kitchen is available in truffle grey, velvet oak and sukupira graphite.

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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.

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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Aug

23

How to Design a Summer Kitchen

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Summer kitchens, also called outdoor kitchens, are becoming a popular luxury today. Just a simple barbecue pit in the backyard is not enough for some homeowners. This article will list steps for designing a summer outdoor kitchen that will be the envy of all your neighbors.

Step 1

Decide what type of grills and appliances you want in your outdoor summer kitchen. Do you want a gas and/or charcoal grill? What about a pizza oven, warming drawer, or a side burner for warming liquids? A smoker and rotisserie are also nice. Refrigerators and ice makers are also popular. You can even get a dishwasher and a sink.

  • Step 2

    Decide what recreation amenities you want in your outdoor summer kitchen. Would you like a TV or a mosquito fogger? How about a pool or hot tub? Will you sit in a hammock, living room type seating, or dining room type seating? A wood burning fireplace would be nice to sit around.

  • Step 3

    What type of comfort amenities would you like? Do you want a covered patio, one that has an open pergola or arbor, or one that is open to the sky? How about a ceiling fan or outdoor heater? Do you want lush landscaping or a large umbrella to block the sun?

  • Step 4

    What materials would you like to use for your kitchen floor – slate, brick, concrete, or something else? What about the cabinets – concrete and metal are popular. Countertops can be tile, granite, or other surfaces.

  • Step 5

    Once you have decided what you want in your outdoor summer kitchen, draw out the space to scale using the actual dimensions of the items you have selected. You may find out that you do not have enough room to accommodate everything you want and that outdoor rated amenities cost much more than indoor amenities.

  • Step 6

    Make sure you hire a licensed general contractor to do the work on your outdoor summer kitchen so that all building codes are followed and all permits are pulled prior to starting construction. Also make sure you get all of the necessary utilities run to your outdoor summer kitchen such as electricity, gas, and water for your project.

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  • Aug

    9

    Family-functional Kitchen

    By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

    •See eco-friendly design incorporated into the kitchen.
    •Discover ways to keep your space clean and organized.

    Of all the rooms in the home, the kitchen has got to be the busiest. While the kids do their homework at the table, Dad makes dinner and Mom surfs the Web. It’s the hub for gathering the family together on holidays–or, simply grabbing a snack on the run. The prime spot for rainy-day games and cups of

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    cocoa also has to be the perfect place to pay bills and spread out an array of hors d’ouevres. And it all has to be no-fuss and clutter-free.

    Our busy, fast-paced lives are quickly turning the traditional kitchen into a multi-purpose room. Better Homes & Gardens senior designer Joseph Boehm cut through the clutter and congestion to create his well-organized, eco-friendly kitchen for the Meredith Corporation’s Design Idea Center at K/BIS 2008.

    “We identified our kitchen with a small subtitle called ‘everyday easy’” says Boehm. “Everyday easy means that it becomes sort of zoned out, so that certain areas of the kitchen can be worked on or…used by one member of the family as another member of the family is using it somplace else.”

    The Banquette

     At the center of the kitchen is a large, circular banquette with comfy seating for everyone and storage to boot. Cubbies and drawers on either side of the banquette hold wine and miscellaneous items, such as paperwork and board games that are used often at the table. Storing these items near the place they are used ensures both smooth functionality and reduced clutter.

       
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    When it comes time to serving food, the expensive island countertop provides enough space for an entire buffet. A second, lower tier tucks behind the high countertop, providing a work surface and small entertainment sink that hides the dishes and prep work when guests come over. The additional sink and pullout faucet make clean-up quick and easy.

    Design-wise, the banquette sets up soft, natural tones that give the space a warm and earthy feel, reminiscent of a beach house or summer cottage. The green damask upholstery, pebble-beige countertops and dark woods blend the colors of an organic garden, all surrounding a clear glass table that provides a reflective surface that mirrors the surrounding hues and shapes like a pond or a puddle.

    Hidden help

    Just like the banquette, the kitchen holds its own little secrets to make cooking, storing, and cleaning just a little bit easier.

    A pull on each drawer reveals a functional surprise, with the dishwasher in one drawer, the freezer in another, and allotted spaces for utensils like a pizza cutter and poultry shears. Extra-deep cabinets and drawers are perfect for large appliances and those awkward items that don’t seem to fit anywhere else.

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    Small modifications can make a big difference. The slightly raised oven sits at a more comfortable height, reducing back strain and opening up a storage drawer below. Next to the oven is a removable bamboo cutting board set into the countertop. When removed, an opening in the countertop gives access to the bin for non-recyclable trash. Features like these, typically found in professional kitchens, are making their way into homes to help simplify the daily routine.

    Large pots and pans fit comfortably in the double-basin sink, and can be washed, rinsed, and dried all at once without leaving water running or filling multiple tubs. The pullout faucet aims water at those hard-to-scrub stains and can be maneuvered to the surrounding countertop.

       
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    “One of my favorite areas of the kitchen is the cooktop area,” says Boehm. “On either side of the cooktop, one side has a unit for hanging utensils, like your balloon whisk and spatulas, and the other side has a component that holds spices, olive oils and vinegars for cooking.”

    Above the cooktop is the wall-mounted pot filler, an instant and convenient source of water for filling pots and pans.

    Enjoying the greenery

    Green goes beyond what meets the eye, as many of the products in the kitchen are made from recycled materials. Energy efficient appliances, natural lighting, and an area dedicated to recycling make it easy to stay eco-friendly on a daily basis.

    The linoleum flooring blends natural ingredients like wood and cork powder, ground limestone, linseed oil, and resin with jute backing. The result is a stunning, striped floor that’s three shades of green: light, dark, and eco-friendly. The colorful, circular-patterned backsplash serves as a decorative centerpiece of the kitchen. The 100 percent recycled glass mural, made mostly from wine and beer bottles, arranges a natural palette of green and brown hues that continue throughout the space.

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    “Green was a color that was chosen on purpose” says Boehm. “We knew that we wanted to reflect the green aspects of the kitchen, things like the recycled materials that were used in countertops and backsplashes, but we also felt like green was a color of its time. It’s fun, it’s very fresh, and it’s lively.”

    Energy efficiency was another area Boehm tackled when considering the kitchen’s appliances. The induction cooktop uses electromagnetic energy to heat pots and pans while keeping its surface cool, reducing wasted heat. The dishwasher drawer also has an eco option that keeps excess dishwater to a minimum.

    Room for more…

    Attached to the kitchen are three more rooms to help maintain the clutter and lend a hand to those other household activities.

    The pantry area is great for kitchen items that may not be used regularly. Two refrigerator drawers organize non-essential perishables. Large glass jars, magazine holders, and wicker baskets house the cookbooks, dry food items, and linens.

    “Our pantry is delineated by the fact that even the cabinetry is a different color” says Boehm. ”

       
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    It was designed to hold bulk items: pounds of flour and sugar, those other items that you don’t use every day. We also have an appliance armoire in there.”

    While the kitchen continues to serve as the meeting place for most families, the mudroom is storage central. Tall, pullout cabinets hold everything from sporting equipment and garden tools to dog treats and cleaning supplies. A single-basin sink keeps flower cuttings and dirty soccer shoes out of the same sink as the dishes.

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    mudroom is the powder room, a convenient vanity area complete with a vessel sink and water-saving toilet. Its close proximity to the mudroom makes it easy to change out of wet clothes or wash up after working outside–and, as many families know, you can never have too many bathrooms.

    Aug

    9

    Kitchen – The Center of the Home

    By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

    Design a multi-functional kitchen.
    •Get tips on how to blend the kitchen into the rest of the home.

    Walk into any American home on Saturday night, and chances are the hub of activity isn’t the living room or dining room but the kitchen. Formerly the cordoned-off space where the home’s cook toiled in solitude, the kitchen has become an informal, friendly place to eat, chat, cook and lounge. Whether it’s day-to-day family life or weekend entertaining, it’s all happening in and around the kitchen, the new center of our homes and lives.

    Moving beyond the traditional workspace of sink-oven-countertop, people increasingly want their kitchens to match the way they really use the space. This could mean making dinner while catching the latest DVD release, helping kids with homework at the kitchen table, or centering the party around a kitchen island. “The days of the kitchen being closed off from the rest of the house are gone,” says Brian Gluckstein of Toronto’s Gluckstein Design Planning. “We’re seeing seating in the kitchen: big comfy chairs in front of a kitchen fireplace. We’re seeing the dining room table right in the kitchen.”

    As our socializing and family life shift to the kitchen, it’s only natural that the room reflects the personality of the people who live in it. Whether your taste runs toward the chef-chic gleam of stainless steel, the old-world warmth of a Tuscan-style kitchen or the distinct lines of Art Deco, the choices are nearly limitless.

       
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    New shapes, styles and colors make it easy to create a kitchen that blends seamlessly with the rest of the home. Classic neutral tones are still strong, but they’ve been updated. The KOHLER Black ‘n Tan sink, for example, uses a hot enameling process to mix blacks, browns and tans for a look that complements a variety of other colors and textures. Cashmere™ and Sandbar are two more KOHLER sink colors that are neutral yet rich. These colors will never go out of style, and details like pulldown faucets, marble countertops and undermount sink designs keep the overall look fresh and current.

    “Whether it’s appliances, sinks or cabinetry, clients are becoming very conservative with color in any permanent fixture fittings,” Gluckstein says. “But they’re interested in being adventurous when it comes to the decorative details. I always recommend to my clients: stay classic with the things that are expensive to change.”

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    Whether you use your kitchen most often for cooking elaborate meals, sipping a hot cup of morning coffee or catching up on e-mail, it’s more likely than ever to be the focal point of your home. The party always used to end up in the kitchen. Now it starts there.