New company Plykea launched a series of birch ply doors and worktops that can be attached to IKEA‘s ‘Metod‘ kitchen cupboards. Digital product designer Tim Diacon wanted a speedy way in which to create a handsome kitchen on a finite budget. Already possessing an IKEA kitchen, Tim searched for a company that could make a set of birch ply fronts. Unsuccessful in his quest, Tim turned to his friend Adam Vergette for help—Adam is a furniture designer and a one-time production worker with Vitsœ. The two men hatched a plan to create an online service that would provide reasonably priced bespoke plywood doors, drawer fronts, worktops and cover panels for IKEA kitchen cabinets: and so Plykea was born.
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.
While it is easy to add pops of yellow, red or green to a kitchen in white and gray, colorful accents definitely seem like a thing of the past. Instead of color, think of other ways in which you can create contrast without altering the overall appeal of the lovely kitchen draped in neutral hues. Wood is undoubtedly a fine choice as it is both hip and brings a hint of natural effervescence to a contemporary setting dominated by man-made materials. Wooden cabinets and breakfast bars seem to be the popular option here followed by bar stools and floating shelves.
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.
Adding wood and marble to the kitchen is easier than it sounds. While many of these kitchens do require a touch more care and maintenance, their aesthetic charm and uniqueness is well worth the additional time and effort. Smart, functional and at times simply sensational, it is time to bring home both marble and wood!
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