Lyonette Tessier Kitchen November 09, 2017 21:46:24
The most noticeable and iconic feature of this new kitchen series is the ‘frame door’ that combines a dash of Shaker furniture style and traditional kitchen door design with contemporary refinement and minimal modernity. The fusion is simply spectacular as these understated additions give the kitchen an entirely new look and set it apart from other contemporary compositions. Even in a crowd Carattere is instantly recognizable thanks to this signature feature that is available with two different variants. Whether it is with fixed handles or with grip integrated into the cabinet door these frame doors definitely make an immediate impact.
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 Halstrom and Henning Larsen. Reform’s focus on minimalism aesthetic presentation functionality and longevity works to ensure its IKEA kitchen hacks will endure.
While most people tend to believe that the living space is the most popular hangout in any home facts suggest that the honor well and truly goes to the kitchen. The reasons are pretty obvious thanks to the presence of sumptuous delights tantalizing your taste buds but this also means you need to put in far more thought into what kind of vibe your kitchen exudes.
It’s possible to have a bright kitchen filled with light and also lots of storage. Consider windows instead of the standard backsplash and clerestory windows just above the wall-mounted cabinets. It’s the strategy employed by Berghuis Construction when putting together this modern black and white kitchen.
In some cases a window backsplash is preferred because of a lack of natural light. An interesting example is the summer house designed by BAK Arquitectos where concrete was used for countertop. Even though it has a very open layout there’s not really an abundance of natural light inside the house. In order to have a kitchen that’s both bright and functional in terms of storage space they chose the window backsplash strategy.
Increasingly white marble countertops are the surfaces of choice in most kitchens and these work beautifully when combined with an island in blue. Islands in darker shades of blue steal the spotlight in traditional and coastal kitchens while those clad in lighter chic bluish-gray shades feel at home in modern and refined spaces. Combine these with kitchen cabinets in white and you have a dashing cheerful kitchen.