Archive for the ‘Kitchen’ Category

Kitchen Remodel Featuring An Interesting Mix Of Concrete And Reclaimed Wood

We’re going to take a look at a very nice kitchen remodel from Amsterdam. It has a beautiful industrial vibe and it features an interesting combination of materials. The current look and design of the space were the creation of designer James van der Velden of Bricks Amsterdam. The task was to remodel the kitchen, not just the whole space.

The combination of wood and concrete is a very interesting choice for the kitchen. Both materials have beautiful textures when analyzed separately and they contrast with each other when put together. It’s this contrast that makes the choice of materials so interesting in this case.

The designer chose them for both functional and aesthetical reasons. Concrete is a nice material to use in a kitchen because it’s durable and strong. Wood, on the other hand, is a softer material with a warm look and a texture and color that makes it look cozy.

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A Look at Traditional Contemporary Kitchens

Kitchens are a unique space in our homes, and they play a unique (and prominent) role in our lives. By definition and tradition, the space is function-centered – food is prepared and cooked in the kitchen. But modern kitchens are so much more than a food prep zone. They are the heart of the home, full of life and warmth and interaction.

Traditional kitchens are work-focused and incorporate basic materials in their designs. Contemporary kitchens tend to be sleek and refined and stylish. It’s a lovely kitchen that incorporates the best of both worlds within its proverbial walls.

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Hangin’ Up The Pots: Fun and Functional Ways

There are two problems that plague almost everyone with a kitchen; too many pots or not enough cabinet space. Either way, you have to start getting creative with your pots and pans when it’s time to organize. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of unique, fun and functional ways to hang them all up! Let’s take a peek!

1. Simple Set-up.

Take your most used pots and pans and hang them up right at the stove for easy access. Keep things clean, contemporary and uncluttered for a flattering, fashionable and functional look.

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10 Smart (and Affordable) Space-Savers for the Kitchen

Most of us probably don’t have as large of kitchens as we would like. It seems like there is always plenty – and then some – of stuff to fill the cupboards and drawers and spill into overflow storage areas. While we might need to take a step back and look at this as an Accumulation of Stuff problem (as opposed to a square footage problem), it’s also nice to know that there are some great, affordable space-saving options for our kitchens. Here are ten such smart kitchen ideas:


Stick your sink in the corner and install a wall-mounted faucet. This is especially beneficial to tiny kitchens with very little counter space, because the sink doesn’t “chop up” what little counter space there is. As an added bonus, wall shelves above the faucet provide a great place to store cheerful décor or useful kitchen items.

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Steps to Create a Cosy Kitchen

For many years the kitchen has been a place where contemporary, sleek, sophisticated and simplistic designs have come to the fore. But as we are now fully ingrained in 2013 it would seem that cosy kitchens have found a place in the heart of home owners everywhere. And why wouldn’t you want to go down this route?

The kitchen should be a place filled with fun, warmth, creativity, comfort and joy. And these are exactly the qualities provided when using the following tips to style your very own cosy kitchen.

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23 Fun And Playful Salt & Pepper Shaker Designs

I can’t say that I’m a passionate collector of salt and pepper shakers but I definitely prefer a more fun and unusual design to a traditional one. These little things can add a fun touch to your kitchen and dining table and all it takes is a funny shape or a suggestive design. Given the fact that they usually come as a duo, there are plenty of great ideas.

The angel and devil duo never gets old and it’s nicely displayed here

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Scandinavian Tables Bring Simplicity To The Dining Room – 15 Beautiful Ideas

Scandinavian designers are famous for their minimalism and appreciation of simplicity and functionality. They strip the designs to their basics and they manage to capture style in a very pure form. When it comes to furniture, Nordic designs are easy to distinguish. For example, if you see a table without any unnecessary details or purely ornamental elements you can be almost certain it’s a creation of Scandinavian designers.

The white tables and the matching chairs look very elegant on the striped carpet

And if there’s any room where simplicity is most appreciated that would be the dining room. It’s a space meant to feel inviting and where functionality is key. Ornaments are being ignored in favor of pure simplicity. There’s no need to use intricate furniture designs to make this space more inviting or beautiful.

The table matches the cabinets and thus contributes to an overall simple and cohesive décor

It’s a lovely space by definition, where family members get together and where guests are welcomed for dinner. The following examples couldn’t express that in a better way. The style may vary but the designs are all simple, chic and more sophisticated than they let us see.

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