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…
The timeless appeal of a beautiful kitchen in white and trendy panache of gray at its brilliant best – it is a combination that is bound to turn heads even while exuding understated elegance. Gray and white kitchens are set to top trends charts for a while now and if you already have a kitchen in white, then adding a dash of gray to it is all you need to jump in on this cool bandwagon. Easily adapting to different diverse styles, a gray and white color scheme brings an air of modernity to even farmhouse and rustic kitchens!
Danish company Reform specialises in hacking and redesigning IKEA kitchens. Offering a number of smart designs, Reform collaborates with Danish and internationally acclaimed architects and designers, to ‘reform‘ the fronts and countertops of IKEA‘s various kitchen models. Architect and design studios include BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), Norm, Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm and Henning Larsen. Reform‘s focus on minimalism, aesthetic presentation, functionality and longevity, works to ensure its IKEA kitchen hacks will endure.
The window seat is not all about functionality alone and you can use one to elevate the style quotient of your kitchen as well. Since most contemporary kitchens seem to be draped in neutral hues along with plenty of white, the window seat can usher in bright seasonal colors with ease. Everything from the seat cover and cushions to lighting above the window seat can be easily changed with changing seasons and trends to give your kitchen a fresh overhaul. Cost-effective and convenient, this kitchen redecorating idea is definitely one of the easiest to work with!
Beautiful blue and that iconic ‘Retro red‘ are the staple colors of this series and silhouettes that bring back the swinging 60‘s add to their enduring charisma. Dashing ranges that make cooking easy even while delivering retro flair and bright backsplashes complete your modern retro kitchen.
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