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.
You no longer have to worry about working around unnecessary design constraints as you plan for your dream kitchen. Everything from the size and burner style of the cooktops to the dashing refrigerators with French doors – Elmira delivers custom-crafted solutions that perfectly fit into the style, theme and floor plan of your kitchen. Additions such as the Model 1895 microwave and the Antique dishwasher panel put the final touches on your revitalized kitchen that showcases your love for all things ‘antique‘.
Most of us tend to stay away from black because we feel it takes away from the visual spaciousness and lightness of the kitchen. Since the kitchen is already an area of the home filled with shelves, cabinets, appliances and a whole lot more, a white backdrop is generally preferred in favor of something deeper and darker. But careful use of black in the kitchen along with right lighting can turn a seemingly ordinary space into a refined setting that is both posh and practical. A dark, tiled backsplash, cabinets clad in black or even a central island in polished black marble can usher in elegance without feeling overwhelming.
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!
A perfect window seat is all about placement, along with the right style and color palette. Today we turn our attention away from the more frequently used spots for a window seat such as the bedroom or the hallway and focus on the contemporary kitchen. With social kitchens becoming the norm, a window seat is the ideal, cozy addition that can complete your dream kitchen which comfortably hosts friends and family. And even on the quieter days, you have a delightful and secluded reading/relaxation nook that also becomes a part of the open plan living. Smart, practical and also space-savvy, here is a look at 10 window seat ideas for the kitchen.
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