Not every kitchen can handle a splash of gray and there are times when both local weather and natural lighting of the room demand a lighters and more cheerful backdrop. This is precisely where white can play the protagonist and gray can be used to delineate space, add depth to various features of the kitchen and to give the shelves and cabinets a modern makeover. White and gray kitchens seem visually larger than they really are and in small urban homes, this becomes an invaluable asset.
Adaptive reuse of structures along with smart rear additions for aging homes has meant that the kitchens are increasingly acting as spacious, gathering spots for the entire family which also provide a transition zone between the interior and the outdoors. A large window seat in the corner of the kitchen that overlooks the rear yard or the wooden deck is now a more common sight in contemporary kitchens. From custom wooden window seats to box-style delights that create the illusion of a room within a room, there are plenty of ways in which this can be done. These woodsy wonders sure do bring additional warmth to the already chic kitchen…
Looking for a kitchen that is inviting and yet carries with it a touch of modern minimalism? Marble is undoubtedly the right choice as a countertop material for such sleek kitchen spaces. Whether it is for the island countertop or just the prep and cooking zone, marble gives the modern kitchen a cultured finish even while ensuring that the neutral color scheme is left undisturbed. The natural strains of the stone still manage to create visual interest even as smart cabinet doors and kitchen islands clad in wood complete your dream kitchen.
One of the things that you instantly notice with the wide array of ranges, refrigerators, cooktops and other kitchen appliances in the Antique Series from Elmira Stove Works is the amount of choice and the scope for customization. If you thought antique-styled kitchen appliances were far too basic and bereft of choices, then your preconceived notion is quickly shattered by the brilliant nickel or copper trims, feather touch control panels that are carefully hidden, bright spectrum of colors and state-of-the-art features. Despite its carefully curated vintage aura, Elmira‘s Antique ranges and appliances make life in the kitchen an absolute breeze.
The beauty of adding wooden surfaces to the modern kitchen goes beyond mere textural contrast. It allows you to blend two different styles and add a hint of rustic, farmhouse, traditional or even industrial panache to the stylish, contemporary kitchen. While wood does a great job of lending that natural, rustic appeal, marble acts as a balancing element by elevating the ‘sophistication‘ of the kitchen with its polished finish.
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