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What is Transitional Kitchen Design?

Anyone who's been thinking about remodeling or creating a kitchen for more than 10 minutes has come across the term "transitional." It's a popular term in design circles, but what does it really mean? Transitional designs are somewhere in between traditional and modern styles; they bridge the gap between the two, borrowing from each aesthetic. What it yields is an environment that is warm and welcoming, unfussy but incorporating classic components . Most of my designs would be described as transitional: some read very modern, others more traditional -- and yet they are all wildly different from each other. So while almost everything is up for negotiation when designing a transitional kitchen, here are some of the style's hallmarks, as [...]

March 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Celebrity Kitchens: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Kim and Kanye's new $20 million Hidden Hills mansion comes complete with eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, two swimming pools, two spas, and a vineyard. The large kitchen has French-country style details and beamed ceilings. This is a huge space with many different features and amenities. Most of us probably can not afford the same kitchen and Kim and Kanye, but we can take some inspiration from it!

January 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Kitchen Trend: The Square Faucet

Kitchen faucets play a huge role in the functionality of a kitchen. You have decided it’s time for a new kitchen faucet. Maybe it’s part of a massive kitchen renovation, maybe you’ve inherited a dilapidated, leaky faucet, or perhaps you’re just looking for an inexpensive way to update. Whatever the case, you might feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices you face. If you last contemplated kitchen faucets in 1978 — or, for that matter, 1998 — you’ve probably realized that it’s a whole new world out there. In this design inspiration, keep it square! Square faucets are interesting, inspirational as well as cutting edge, and can take any kitchen sink to the next level. Here are a few [...]

January 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Know Your Style: The Formal Kitchen

Formal kitchens often display sophisticated, yet stunning details in which beauty is key. Although the detail may be small, it does not go without notice and forms a timeless environment of high societal living. A vast range of cabinetry door styles can be seen in formal kitchen design because the style is distinguished by the architectural elements such as coffered ceilings, columns and molding details. Glass cabinet doors can be found in formal kitchens to add to the elegance of the environment. The arrangement of over-the-top elements and accessories is essential to creating a formal kitchen.

January 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Celebrity Kitchens: Giada De Laurentiis

If you are any type of Foodie or watch the Food Network at all, then you have heard of the lovely Giada de Laurentiis. Her focus on Italian family style dining and warm smile make her hard to forget.It’s no wonder that her kitchen is fit for a chef. The steel appliances and accents give this room a modern and clean feel. Giada has become a household name and host of hit cooking shows has two identical kitchens. One is in her Malibu home, the other on the set of her show. Her kitchens at both locations are professional yet glamorous. Enormous work and storage space, professional-grade appliance, and sleek good looks characterize both spaces. Dark brown wenge-wood [...]

January 20th, 2015|0 Comments

How to make your kitchen more social .

Isn't it ironic how a “great social space” is important to us when we move into a house, but we rarely get around to making it happen? It can be difficult to find the time for home improvements when there are so many other aspects of your life that are full on, but it can end up being worth it in the long run if you have patience and make the leap. Reorganize your kitchen layout If you are adamant that you want to completely change your kitchen as it currently stands, you may want to look into reworking the layout. There are a number of possible benefits for this, the most significant being that you can create more [...]

January 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Copper accents add rustic charm to your kitchen.

Copper accents are stylish remodeling trends that bring out the golden hue in your kitchen. From hammered copper countertops to custom kitchen backsplash tiles, copper is the answer to bring warmth to your kitchen remodel. Many people are going for this rustic look and may not to think to add copper accents to their kitchen.

January 7th, 2015|0 Comments

DIY Bed frame ideas

Some of the best design ideas in your home can come from DIY projects! There are so many ways to implement DIY into various rooms in your home. Today we'll focus on the bedroom with some DIY bed frame ideas. Swinging Bed This is almost like a permanent hammock. You can use various items for the base, just make sure you have a professional see how much weight your ceiling can support.

January 2nd, 2015|0 Comments