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Youll love these designer tips from Kitchen Art Design.
Designing or renovating the kitchen can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. The experts at Kitchen Art Design have a very simple process they use to walk you through all of the steps. Experienced designers meet with you, discuss your needs, wants and lifestyle, and then present you with the latest options, trends and ideaselements and finishes you can even come see and touch in person at their showroom. They can help you think about the little things to create the perfect space for you, such as the width of isles, the height of appliances and clever storage solutions. A dedicated designer will also manage your entire project and follows it from start to finish, so that you never feel like you've on your own.
Everyone deserves their dream kitchen, It's the heart of the home. From key life milestones to everyday moments, these rooms are filled with laughter and cherished memories. And so to inspire your exciting new dream design or renovation, here are top design tips and looks from a few of Kitchen Art Design's recent projects to get you started.
This look is a warmer, more contemporary evolution of the modern white kitchen. The perimeter is painted in a cool light-toned grey and the whole kitchen has been outfitted with modern chrome ladder-style handles on the upper cabinetry, and a unique chrome handle on the lower cabinetry. We were also able to add the same handles to the appliances for consistency in the look and feel.
By designing room for seating in this centre island, the family now has both a great prep area and a place to eat dinner, do homework and crafts. Complete with a mini fridge, this bar has endless uses and functionalities.
We were able to free up the space next to the sink by adding in some custom floating shelving instead of a block of upper cabinetry. This creates a more open space in one of the busiest areas of the kitchen.
Because this kitchen is narrower than usual, and we wanted to create continuity throughout the design, we built custom panels for the fridge and freezer. This streamlined look adds a high-end touch to a relatively clean and simple design.
With open-concept spaces, It's important your kitchen visually flows with the rest of your home. Using the same wood that we used on the kitchen island, we created a simple and modern entertainment area to bring the style of the kitchen into the new living space.
There are a lot of historic and valley homes in the Lower Mainland where an ultra-modern interior would just feel out of sync. To stay true to the home's design, while updating the look for contemporary tastes, we opted for three-inch shaker perimeter doors painted with a soft Benjamin Moore Sea Pearl finish. The final look is relaxed, yet sophisticated.
The simple lines and open-corner shelving make for a stunning presentation with lots of room for a busy kitchen. The cabinets are accompanied by accent lighting and glass panels to add to its clean aesthetics.
This large island includes three-inch shaker doors, painted in Benjamin Moore After Midnight. The darker island creates a unique contrast against the bright white perimeter of this kitchen.
White is a great choice for small modern kitchens, but it can sometimes look too austere. We added natural walnut elements with a defined horizontal grain throughout to add texture and warmth against the modern white.
The slab-style door is the best choice for a modern kitchen design. These clean lines keep the look contemporary and minimalist. The thicker handle gives the slab door character, and anchors each face nicely, while highlighting the kitchen's horizontal elements. Note the handle placement is close to the top or bottom edge of the doors to keep the lines tight and clean.
The design transforms the narrow space by using it entirely and having it flow into the back wall window. This brings the exterior light onto the countertop surfaces and the light floods the space nicely.
This is just the tip of the kitchen design iceberg! Visit Kitchen Art Design to view more project ideas, for your kitchen, bathrooms and more.