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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.

 

Jul

15

Kitchen Layouts design

By Bathroom Designer

Kitchen Layouts design

The traditional work triangle that separates the sink, range and refrigerator has evolved into a more practical “work zone” concept.

“We have gone from the traditional kitchen, where one person prepared meals to a multi-purpose room and a multiple-cook room, and this evolution has changed us from looking at one work triangle to multiple triangles, or ‘zones,’” says Mary Jo Peterson, principal, Mary Jo Peterson Inc. “With that in mind, we have to increase clearances and look at adding comfortable spaces in the kitchen.”

Still, these tried-and-true kitchen layouts still apply to today’s lifestyles—with modifications.

Jul

11

Kitchen Cabinet Ideas,Traditional Elegance

By Bathroom Designer

Traditional Elegance

Cabinets accented with classic molding and furniture-style details lend timeless traditional style to this elegant kitchen. A dark glaze layered over the creamy white perimeter cabinets conveys a sense of formality by enhancing the cabinetry’s fine fluting, shapely legs, and intricate crown molding. A black-matte finish on the generous island compliments the scene with striking contrast. To prevent today’s traditional style from feeling stodgy and unlivable, add a thoughtful dose of casual embellishments, such as the beaded-board panels and wire-mesh door fronts that hint towards English country ambiance in this kitchen.

 

Jul

9

Traditional Kitchens plans

By Bathroom Designer

Traditional Kitchens plans

A chimney-style island ventilation hood adds a contemporary touch to this traditional white kitchen. The “window” behind the primary sink is actually a pass-through into the adjoining room.

Jul

4

Old World Kitchens ideas

By Bathroom Designer

Old World Kitchens

Casement windows flank the custom stone and pewter hood, allowing it to take center stage in this kitchen. Wall sconces on either side of the hood help transform the kitchen into a living space, not just a cooking space.

Dec

12

Shaker Style Kitchen Cabinets – Shaker Kitchens Design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Shaker Style Kitchen Cabinets – Shaker Kitchens Design – Classic And Functional Cabinets

The shaker kitchen design originated from a religious and social movement that started in the American Colonies during 1770′s. Shakers maintained a way of living that was simple, efficient, and sustainable. Thus, they constructed their homes following the principles of functionality as well as simplicity. Today, the focus on cleanliness, streamlined designs, as well as functionality makes the shaker style kitchen cabinets popular even in contemporary homes.

Materials

The shaker style puts emphasis on the value of craftsmanship. Firm, well-designed cabinetry with dovetail carpentry in the interior surfaces can endure wear and tear and maintain a shaker-themed kitchen that looks and functions like new for the years at a time. The most common materials for these cabinets are maple and cherry. The cabinet doors, most of the time, showcase recessed panels created from a slab of wood with plain framing surrounding the edges. The drawer fronts as well as the recessed panel doors present sleek and smooth straight lines across the shaker style cabinet frame faces.

Storage

These shaker style cabinets are also popular because of their very organized look. Shaker style kitchen cabinets have orderly cabinet spaces with sufficient room almost for everything, so you can avoid clutter. You can select from the options for built-in features like spice drawers, plate racks, pull-out drawers, knife drawers, sliding racks for your small appliances, and even Lazy Susans made for pans and pots so you can prepare food in a kitchen that is clean, organized, and very functional.

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Layout

The shaker style cabinets made in shaker style are known for their efficiency. They are more serviceable when set in a layout that makes traffic simpler in the kitchen and arranged in a work triangle as delineated by the National Kitchen & Bath Association. There is a certain number of feet that lie between your sink and stove, from your stove to your refrigerator, and from your refrigerator back to your sink.

Finishes

Shaker kitchen cabinets can be painted or have a natural wood finish depending on your style and taste. Often, they are constructed without molding, beading, or other embellishments; but they are frequently painted in cream colors or at times with vibrant deep red or dark blue.

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Final Note

Make sure that the hardware of your shaker style kitchen cabinets is functional, instead of just flashy. Simple drawer pulls, as well as knobs created from matte-finished metal like brushed nickel or from turned wood, complement shaker style very well. This establishes a simple and clean look, which will is sure to never go out of fashion when it comes to kitchen styles and designs.

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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May

13

Traditional Kitchen in Colorful Concept Design

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

This kitchen concept presents and impressed traditional but colorful design. The lay out of the kitchen is not very traditional classic look, because the colors that adorn the brightly as contemporary design. Traditional kitchen with a floor made of slabs, such as wood, cupboard or shelf stick to the wall is still traditional. Choice white stripes are a touch of classic color indeed impressive, but combined with bright red color that changed more contrast and look good. The concept of color selection also makes traditional kitchen become comfortable and enjoyable. Red chair with a red carpet and red decorative flowers give colorful in each side of the kitchen.

Jan

21

Transitional Kitchens

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

The transitional style brings together a tasteful blend of traditional and modern design. While elaborate decorations may be liberally found throughout, there is a conscious effort to introduce simplicity in both form and function.It’s a contemporary concept that can be found in urban as well as suburban areas.

Jan

17

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

For a kitchen remodel, the greatest constraint to your creativity is the layout of your kitchen. If you are so fortunate to do a tear down and rebuild, then you have a lot of flexibility in this area.

Kitchen Functionality

In any kitchen design, the most important aspect is functionality. Even the show piece kitchens nowadays still retain the basic form and function of traditional kitchens. The best way to define functionality is to consider the kitchen work triangle. The kitchen work triangle is made up of three main stations of the kitchen – the refrigerator, sink, and range.

Kitchen Work Triangle

The idea of the kitchen work triangle is to have good separation between the three stations so that there is no cross-traffic which may interfere with the chef. Also, the triangle is the most efficient shape, allowing the shortest distance traveled between these stations. While keeping the kitchen work triangle in mind, there are a few basic layouts from which other layouts can be derived.

In a small kitchen, sometimes you have to sacrifice the kitchen work triangle due to lack of space. You see the “wall layout” style in lofts and small studio apartments. This is where all three stations are lined up against the wall. This is only workable if there is the kitchen is in an open area unobstructed by walls or furniture.