April 18th, 2008
Contemporary – simple in design, uncluttered. Smooth, sleek surfaces such as marble, glass and stainless steel. Backgrounds are neutral or light, with strongly colored accessories and accents. Lighting is usually hidden and window treatments minimalist. Contemporary kitchens are the most common kitchen in the country today. Contemporary kitchens are warm and often considered the “second family room”. Many contemporary kitchens have Corian or laminate countertop and/or vinyl flooring as well as ample storage space with cabinets and a pantry. They are designed for the family-on-the-go and often times have a sizeable dining area right off of the cooking area.
Country – simple designs hearkening back to old times. Earthy colors, subtle hues with plenty of wood and brick exposed. Wood beams and pine panels. Rustic. Country kitchens are characterized by their wide-beamed wood flooring as well as white-washed wood trim and cabinets. Country kitchens also have a lot of natural light either from large picture windows or skylights. Lots of countertop space and storage make these kitchens beautiful and functional.
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April 16th, 2008
m-ch is a micro compact home project. The m-ch has a timber frame structure with anodised aluminium external cladding, insulated with polyurethane and fitted with aluminium frame double glazed windows and front door with security double lock; graphics can be applied for sponsors, exhibition and business use. The m-ch measures 266cm x 266cm x 266cm. The ceiling height is 198cm and the door width is 60cm. The unit weighs 2.2 tonnes.
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April 1st, 2008
Online store for kitchen magazines and books, kitchen furniture, kitchen cabinets, kitchen appliances, cookware, gift ideas.
March 13th, 2008
Kitchens & Baths for Today & Tomorrow: Ideas for Fabulous New Kitchens and Baths
This inspirational book allows readers to dream about their ideal bathroom and kitchen, but it doesn’t stop there: Kitchens & Baths for Today & Tomorrow also helps readers transform their dreams into reality. From simply practical to fabulously luxurious, this book is written specifically for do-it-yourselfers. Photographs of beautiful rooms are right alongside insider tips, detailed instructions on how to plan and design kitchens and bathrooms, as well as money-saving ideas that can be adapted to personal plans, clever do-it-yourself projects for each topic, hints and tips from professional designers, a glossary of terms, and a valuable resource guide for DIYers.
The book gives bathrooms and kitchens equal attention in their own sections. Both sections open with an introductory planning and design chapter specific to the room, and then move into detailed chapters discussing key elements of the room, including: walls, floors, ceilings, storage and display, lighting, fixtures and fittings, and ventilation. The kitchen sections also offers ideas to aid in food preparation and cleanup, and dining and hospitality. The photos, descriptions, facts, and details from Kitchens & Baths for Today & Tomorrow will help readers plan kitchen and bathroom projects wisely.
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Creative Publishing international (March 1, 2008)
February 20th, 2008
Take a look at those amazing storing solution – designers are using stairs as storage space.
First, is a great storage idea for linen, winter woollies, books and papers, anything small in fact.
Next one is bookshelf!
From [Apartment Therapy]