Kitchen Style September 20, 2017. In the current era, modern kitchen design is part of a larger trend which has embraced midcentury modern design and furniture, which introduced bold angles and curves to the design landscape. Midcentury modern design—generally recognized as originating in the Nordic countries in the mid 20th century—has now been incorporated into many modern kitchen designs.
Cabinets & Drawer September 20, 2017. Knobs and Pulls. These handy features are more than a means to open cabinetry. Along with hinges, they're integral decorative elements. The primary consideration when selecting knobs and pulls is determining whether these elements will serve as an accent or blend in with surrounding cabinetry. An extensive range of knobs and pulls is available from wood and plastic to metal and ceramic. Knobs are generally round, egg-shaped, organic or square and mounted with a single screw. Pulls are typically mounted with two screws. Personal taste and price point are the only guiding factors.
Kitchen Style September 19, 2017. These classic sink types offer a great combination of style and function, making them a popular choice among homeowners looking to create a striking focal point for their farmhouse kitchen design. For seating and dining options in farmhouse kitchens, high-quality woods are often the first choice. Tables are often classic "farm tables"—long planks of oak or other high-quality woods fitted closed and sturdily together.
Kitchen Floor September 19, 2017. "Most of your activity in the kitchen is done while standing. So, I would look for something that's easy on your legs," says Sara Ann Busby, vice president of the National Kitchen and Bath Association and owner of Sara Busby Designs, a kitchen remodeling company in Elk Rapids, Mich.
Kitchen Style September 19, 2017. In terms of wall design, vertical, cottage-style boards can be used to hint at an "always on vacation" theme. Backsplashes might feature tiled murals with beach themes, tiles in the shape of seashells or sea life; they can even be made entirely from real seashells.
Kitchen Island October 07, 2017. Though the end result of a kitchen island-table combo may look simple enough, it requires a degree of finesse to pull off the look. First, determine just how much extra storage and countertop space is needed to make the island itself as efficient as possible.
Sinks September 20, 2017. With her New England practicality, Sue Adams cringes at the sight of giant sprayers and huge faucets in a home kitchen. "They're a little excessive and the giant sprayers may be what the pros use but they're not as easy to get in and out of the holder as a smaller, more user-friendly model."
Kitchen Style September 20, 2017. Tile floors or backsplashes of slate or granite in geometric patterns are common, as are subway tiles used for simple, elegant backsplashes. Finally, furniture choices can contribute greatly to any modern kitchen design.