Sinks September 27, 2017. Homeowners still hand wash large pots, pans and baking sheets, so Isley advocates for at least one oversized sink bowl. If space is an issue and double bowls are a must, an oversized bowl and a small bowl combination should be adequate. If space isn't an issue, Isley recommends one oversized and one standard sized bowl.
Kitchen Island September 26, 2017. It's a good way to acquire heirloom pieces that can be passed down in your family for generations to come. These pieces have stood the test of time, are sturdy and make beautiful—as well as useful—investment pieces. Antique kitchen chairs are most often constructed of solid wood and are unpainted, although you may find some antique chairs made of wrought iron.
Sinks September 27, 2017. If you won't be rinsing produce and filling pots to cook for 120-plus patrons every night — or be cleaning up afterwards — focus on selecting sinks and faucets with quality materials and ergonomic design to enhance your pro-style kitchen, says Adams. She and other top kitchen designers share these tips for picking long-lasting fixtures that won't overwhelm the kitchen design.
Kitchen Style October 07, 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.
Countertops September 26, 2017. Concrete. Manufacturing concrete countertops requires a lot of energy, and cement production pollutes more than most processes. Some redeeming environmental qualities of concrete, however, are that recycled materials such as fly ash and glass can be included in the concrete mix for texture and variety, and concrete can be recycled into aggregate at the end of its usable life. When coloring concrete for countertops, be sure nontoxic, natural pigments are mixed into the concrete rather than applying surface stains. Concrete looks exotic and unusual, it’s heat- and scratch-resistant, and new treatments help eliminate cracking and diminish porosity.
Cabinets & Drawer September 27, 2017. Your cabinet doors can be multifunctional, as well. Add a memo or chalk drawing board to one, and keep a household calendar or let the kids (and adults!) express their artistic side. Lastly, to contrast the look of sleek, stainless steel appliances, consider gently distressing your cabinets or adding a textured paint or stain to connote history and create a cozy, welcoming kitchen.
Kitchen Style September 27, 2017. Finally, consider raising cabinets or appliances off the floor—if they're flush, the entire space will seem shorter, but raising them slightly will give the appearance of a space with more height. You can also consider hiding appliances entirely, behind cabinets or with paneling that mimics the look of your cabinet design. Clean lines give the impression of a larger space, whereas multiple appliances arrayed throughout the space can make it seem cluttered. The note about clean lines can apply to cabinets as well—you'll want to keep these as simple and unadorned as possible, since any intricate designs may serve to crowd the space.
Kitchen Style September 27, 2017. Finally, ancillary design touches like artwork or antique farm equipment may be used to add visual interest to a farmhouse kitchen design, artfully hung from walls or integrated into the design next to more contemporary cooking implements.