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Wood Counter Tops, A Consistent Choice for the Modern Kitchen Design

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Wood countertops are becoming popular again in modern kitchens. We now know that wooden countertops, when properly cared for, are both long lasting and sanitary. The modern adhesives are strong enough to keep the wood staves bonded together even the butcher block is submerged into the water. The finishing oils (mineral oils) are safe in contact with food products and preserve the wood surfaces.

The solid wood, as a material of choice for counter tops, exhibits incontestable advantages such as:


Imparting a warm, relaxing feeling, the wooden top is the natural complement of any solid wood or veneered cabinetry. The wooden tops will wonderfully go together with hardwood floorings, moldings, cornices and mantels, conferring a genuine sense of balance to your kitchen space. (more…)

Modern Kitchen Concept

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Fevzi Karaman, a designer from Ankara, Turkey, won the first prize on Silverline Kitchen Design Competition’06 for this beautiful and smart kitchen design concept. The modular furniture is very advanced with a work plan to be drawn into a table. This kitchen design is very clever, and when is not used as a kitchen it can be a sleek piece of furniture. Everything you need in a kitchen is packed into this small, rectangular counter top. It’s perfect for small living spaces and isn’t going to be very useful for larger families.

Kitchen Design Styles

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Contemporary kitchen style sample Contemporary kitchen style old wood   

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 kitchen style sample French country style kitchen style

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.


Design Idea: Spacious Kitchen

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Jamison Maple KitchenI’ve found this article at HomeCrestCab and put here – articels sometimes disappear from sites…

Jamison Maple Arch in Caramel

The mullion doors have field installed glass and accent lighting to complete the decorative feeling.

The BD30D drawer base cabinet under the cooktop can be finished as an open cabinet for display, or it can retain the full extension drawers as shown on the back side.

With the doors removed and interiors finished, the base cabinets at each end of the counter area can serve as display spaces. Add a frieze valance as a top rail and bead board on the back to finish the interior.

The key to this design is the open feeling created by the open base under the cooktop, the open display units at each end of the base cabinets and the glass mullion doors.

Jamison Maple kitchen floorplan

  1. Jamison Maple kitchenThe staggered height and depth of the WD2736R corner diagonal cabinet creates a focal for this setting.
  2. Use furniture crown to trim the tops of the cabinets and chair rail on the bottom.
  3. Spice drawer cabinets on either side of the cook-top are perfect for cooking utensils.
  4. Dress up the GDF doors of the WH30 range hood with field installed stainless steel hammered tin and repeat the material to line the back splash area.
  5. Finish with satin nickel round knobs (L-18) and satin nickel cup pulls (L-21) from the Luxury Collection.
  6. Display includes custom modified cabinets. Please allow 48 hours for the quoting of modified cabinets prior to placing an order.

Tips For A Modern Kitchen Design

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Is your kitchen really suited to the busy lifestyle that you lead? For many people the kitchen has become the hub of family life not just serving as a dining area but an office and a place where every one can congregate. So when choosing a major kitchen remodel or you just want to rejuvenate the one you have why not think about going for a more modern kitchen design that will easily accommodate all your family’s needs and daily routines. Plus if you do update your kitchen you may find that you will recoup your investment if you decide to sell up and move home.

To ensure that you get a good kitchen design there are three basic elements that need to be thought.

1. Ideas – look and gather some ideas for improving your kitchen.
2. Layout – How you want your kitchen actually laid out.
3. Style – What style do you really want?

1. Ideas
When exploring the possibilities and discovering the options that are available to you for producing a modern kitchen then keep your eyes open for any ideas that you may see. Why not look in magazines, at kitchen showrooms or show houses at new development or even look at your neighbor’s kitchen.

Find what you like:
custom kitchen storage cabinets kitchen furniture design interior kitchen island design sample

2. Layout
When you look at the many courses and guides on kitchen design you will see a lot of it will focus on the kitchen layout. It is during this stage that you will look at various features of the kitchen and choose the location of where appliances are located and what work areas you require. Here is the guide for planning kitchen layout.

3. Style
In this article we are looking at the modern kitchen design and it should include light colored cabinets with clean lines and enough storage that eliminate the clutter normally associated with kitchens. This will then provide your kitchen a new, fresh and modern look to it.
Modern or classical – you decide. Here are some style samples:

classic kitchen design interior kitchen design classic style sample 

modern kitchen design sample modern trends kitchen design sample
modern kitchen cabinet design new kitchen design

Also use dark wood counter tops in order to enhance the lightness of the wood in your kitchen and accent it with stainless steel and chrome accents. Why not make sure that all your appliances are either chrome or stainless steel to further enhance the modern look of your kitchen.

So as you can see choosing the right modern kitchen design for your home can be quite easy and why not just trawl the internet and see what designs are out there and which you may wish to use ideas from in order to design the kitchen of your dreams.

Lee Dobbins writes for A Kitchen Decorating Idea where you can learn more about kitchen decorating styles.
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