Kitchens are undeniably the heart of today’s home, so you want your kitchen to look its best. Even if you aren’t in the market for a total re-do, one or two trendy updates will bring your kitchen into the 21st century.
Gray is the New White
White kitchen cabinets continue to be the top selection; but gray is certainly working its way into the cabinet color mix. Soft soft gray cabinets with other items in stained wood may be a very attractive combination—combining cabinet colors is a trendy look that’s holding strong.
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Functional Kitchen Design
Hardware manufacturers are making a contribution to the way cabinet doors and drawers function. You can design your kitchen cabinets to have hydraulic, easy-close doors that fold up and out of the way with the touch of a button. This maintains functionality and is perfect for small apartments or any kitchen where storage is an issue and the need to maximize space is crucial.
Classic Black and White Palette
The appeal of a black-and-white kitchen is a classic and also a modern trend. Black and white in the kitchen is a look that works. Contrast works! Consider white lacquer cabinets with black granite countertops. You can even bring in more contrast by using warm and rustic hardwood floors, which would be an effective counterpoint to a sleek high-tech cabinet look.
Bold & Brilliant Fixtures
Fixtures play an important role in the look and function of a kitchen. This ranges from plumbing to lighting and everywhere in between. There are a wide selection of kitchen fixtures to consider. The right combination is a matter of defining your ideas and then working with one of our design consultants to integrate your look and feel into a powerful and winning combination.
Kitchen storage can be an issue for an apartment kitchen or for any homeowner whose kitchen is short on space. To remedy this, cabinet manufacturers offer designs that increase storage capacity with clever multi-tiered drawers.
KBC can help you design your kitchen of the future today! The modern kitchen can have sensor-activated lights that illuminate the kitchen only when it’s in use, to meat thermometers that alert your smartphone when dinner is done. We can show you kitchen technology that will make your life easier. If you’re new to kitchen automation, a great introductory product is a hands-free faucet. They are perfect for small children who can’t yet reach the handle and also perfect for your sticky hands as you create a wonderful meal.
Save Money with Granite Look-Alike Countertops
Countertops continue to define a kitchen’s style—but they don’t have to be a budget-buster. Modern granite look-alike countertops have a more realistic, larger stone pattern, and also rounded edges for a high-end granite look at a fraction of the price. Feel free to discuss the option of granite-look-alike kitchen countertops with your KBC designer.
A new trend in kitchen design is a countertop design that mixes together multiple materials. For example, wood countertops that use marble or granite are different, attractive, and functional. A wood-marble countertop can provide warmth and durability for the best of both worlds.
Marry the Kitchen to Your Home’s Style
A great way to design your new kitchen is to integrate its look and feel into the look and feel of adjacent rooms. Your kitchen is an integral part of your home. Today, a kitchen is a place to entertain, not just a place to cook.
Your kitchen can be designed and decorated just like any other room in your home. If the rooms adjacent to your kitchen have a French style, then your kitchen can blend and enhance this look. We can help you select cabinets and appliances for a seamless look and combine light fixtures with different styles and finishes to create the look of having been acquired over time rather than purchased all at once. This enables a look and feel for your new kitchen that makes it another cool room in your home.
The galley kitchen gets its name from its resemblance to the kitchen aboard a vessel—called the “galley.” The biggest hallmark of galley kitchen design is its layout: cabinet units, counters, and appliances connect together in straight lines and face each other. Galley kitchens are popular in apartments and small homes where space is at a premium. When designed properly, they are a very effective use of space.
Kitchen Zone Design
Break up the different areas of your new kitchen. Consider a zone design. Design your kitchen with distinct areas for prep, cooking, eating, and even cleaning. This makes for an efficient and pleasing kitchen as it allows space for several helpers all at once.