New Cooking Technologies to Promote Health Benefits

You probably wash your hands as much as you can, socially distance yourself from large gatherings at the wake of the current Covid-19 outbreak.  And one of the things we also can do to improve our odds of beating Covid-19 or any disease  is to maximize our health now.  Both exercises and food we eat can help us achieve our health goals.  And how we cook our fresh food we just got from grocery stores to guarantee the great tastes and retain most of nutrients are one of our main concerns.    So today, we are going to talk about new cooking technologies that might promote health benefits.

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Dacor Kitchen Theater Irvine Grand Opening

 

We were invited to Dacor home Theater Irvine grand opening last week.  Dacor offers high-end kitchen appliances and is the leader in stylish and innovative products including ranges, refrigerators, and wall ovens. Founded in 1965 by Stanley M. Joseph, the company had been continuously owned and operated by three generations of the Joseph family until it was sold to Samsung in August 2016.   The company’s headquarters and 325,000 square-foot manufacturing facility are based in City of Industry, California. It distributes its products throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, selling directly to over 1,300 dealer showrooms.

Irvine’s showroom is Dacor’s second Kitchen Theater. The first one is located in Chicago.

Irvine’s Kitchen Theatre is located at The Boardwalk.

 

There was a big crowd for Dacor’s IRVINE SHOWROOM GRAND OPENING.

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Dacor has collaborated with different brands in its showroom in Irvine

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Inside  Dacor’s transitional line of ref:

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Dacor has partnered  with Zip Hydrotap.

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Dacor’s famous wine station. The first automated, temperature controlled, four-bottle wine dispensing and preservation system for the home. Choose the right wine and just the right amount —a taste, half glass or full glass—with the touch of a finger. Maintains the freshness of your favorite wine selections for up to 60 days without the loss of flavor or natural aroma.

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New Dacor wine columns.

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3 independent cooling zones  allow you to simultaneously maintain temperature from 39° to 64° in the section you need: red wine, white wine and campaign.

Dacor’s fully integrated, full sized wine column easily holds up to 100 bottles of wine in three independently cooled zones, perfectly stored behind a triple layer of glass filled with argon gas to protect your wine collection from UV and IR rays. With a sleek design, the wine cellar comes panel-ready for graphite, stainless steel, or custom panels, with the option for a handle-free, push-to-open door. The column has four humidity sensors (one each per zone and one outside) to perfectly control the humidity level between 50%-80%, while Dacor’s own Precise Cooling Technology keeps temperature fluctuations within ±.3°F.  Receive notifications and real-time status of your collection through the IQ Connect WIFI system and SmartThings app.

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Dacor’s transitional line offers Dacor Color Match.

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Dacor’s top-notch design.

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The above is Dacor’s 42″ Four-Door French Door

Blends perfectly with surrounding cabinetry thanks to counter height vertical bottom freezer doors. The FreshZone Plus compartment is the most flexible way to make more freezer or refrigerator space whenever you need it. With revolutionary innovations like seamless 3DLighting, stunning stainless steel-wrapped interiors and Dual Icemakers with Cocktail Ice, Dacor brings beauty and performance to life like never before.

 

 

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So, what is your favorite color? Ours is navy blue + gold.

 

Artist Devon Walz  demonstrated  the concept of Dacor Color Match through her art.

 

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A great artwork by artist Alex Turco:

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And we did a good time.

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Happy Wednesday

 

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12 Ideas to Spice Up All-White Kitchens

Do you think white-on-white-on-white kitchens are out of date after the trend has stayed strong so many years. The answer is no. As matter of the fact, all-white kitchen style is getting evolved through years thanks to new tile designs, innovative grout products, advanced digital printing technologies, large-format porcelain slabs, design-oriented appliances, jewel-like light fixtures, adorable bar stools …etc.   today we are going to talk about  12 ways to spice up a all-white kitchen in the year of 2020.

1. Bring in wood materials to warm up a minimalism white kitchen.

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The wood-beams in this white kitchen add warmth and character to this all-white kitchen, making it so livable and grounded.
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The wood bar stools, a wood display bowel and hardwood flooring all contribute to making this all-white kitchen warm, inviting and livable.

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2. Glam up a all-white kitchen with upscale pro-appliances.

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A pro vintage French range elevate this cottage-like white kitchen with a dose of glam.

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3.  A touch of gold to add warmth and elevate a white space with a chic modern feel.

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The brushed-gold finish on this kitchen island is a star in this white kitchen and the use of natural fiber rug avoids too flashy feel.
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Brass hardwares on white kitchen cabinets give this all-white kitchen a contour feel.
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Brass hard-wares on all-white  cabinet create a big style in this small kitchen.

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4.  Have a  cluster of  modernized pendants spreading out in the kitchen ceiling to create a fun moment.

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A cluster of modern pendants in this all-white kitchen not only draw your eye up but also create a bistro feel. We also love this white-plate display ideas in the central island.

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From Buildings to Home Collections—Breathtaking Works by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Mohammad Hadid  (31 October 1950 – 31 March 2016) was an Iraqi–British architect.  Known as  the “Queen of the curve”, She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in 2004.  Her major works include the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympics, Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum in the US, the MAXXI Museum in Rome, the Guangzhou Opera House in China, and the Beijing Daxing International Airport in China.  Please click here to learn more about Zara Hadid

Zaha Hadid’s Legacy

Zaha Hadid in Heydar Aliyev Cultural center in Baku nov 2013

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Guangzhou Opera House resonates with its riverside location.

Aren’t those breath-taking design?  And besides buildings, she also designed a series of home collections. One of them is Cove Kitchen she designed for Boffi Kitchen.

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The Cove by Boffi and Zaha Hadid Design.
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We were invited toBoffi Los Angeles re-grand opening last night and able to see this cove kitchen island in person.

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Boffi is a luxurious contemporary Italian kitchen company with more than 50 years of history.

Zara Architects  based the curvaceous Boffi Cove kitchen on the forms of its famous MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome and the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku.

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We had a panel discussion to pay tribute to Zara Hadid.   Over the panel discussion, we were trilled to know that  there are a series of Zaha Hadid home collections too and they are as fabulous as Zaha Hadid-designed buildings. We handpicked some of  Zara Hadid’s home collections here and believe they will definitely uplift your home.

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Alessi Niche Table Centrepiece By Zaha Hadid

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Alessi Niche Centerpiece with Interposable Elements by Zaha Hadid

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Alessi Crevasse Vase By Zaha Hadid in Steel by Alessi

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Need design consulting service to finish your home projects, look for original designer pieces,  custom-made product or need the whole interior design service, please contact us at info@khkdesignsinteriors.com . We are here to help.

Happy Wednesday

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6 New Innovations by Kohler in the Year of 2020

 

We couldn’t make to KBIS2020 this year but we were invited to Kohler Signature Store Irvine Grand Opening last night and were able to see some new products Kohler showcased at KBIS2020 which include Intelligent toilets, digital showering and an all-new lighting collection , bath accessories…

  1. Kohler Lighting—KOHLER Lighting made its official debut at KBIS 2020, with six new collections that offer a range of choices for creative interior lighting solutions.  The designs – from edgy industrial chic to classic understated form.  And last night we were able to view some of its new lighting collections. IMG_1702IMG_1710 Each of these lighting fixtures were designed by Kohler with the focus on bathroom and kitchen applications yet has the versatility and flair that can easily carry into other areas of the home, from entrance way chandeliers to dining room pendants.

 

2. Kohler Konnect :  Based on our research, what’s new in Kohler’s  Konnect concept is that  its new Moxie showerhead and wireless smart speaker blends the sophistication and design excellence of Kohler Performance Showering with a powerful range of impactful sound designed by Harman Kardon.  The showerhead features a full coverage spray and delivers the benefits of connected bathroom technology through its portable smart speaker with Amazon Alexa and the KOHLER Konnect App.

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3. Kitchen Sinks and Faucets: the Graze and Crue Collection of kitchen faucets embrace design and innovation to provide products that deliver superior performance.  Each collection offers a model with voice capability through KOHLER Konnect, allowing homeowners to use simple commands to turn the water on and off and dispense measured amounts of water.

 

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4.Kohler’s all new bath accessories.

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5.KALLISTA’s new   Argile™ Freestanding Bathtub, the first design represented in its fixtures’ collaboration with New York-based Workshop/APD.  The tub’s unique half-moon shape is decorated with a textural raised pattern that cascades over the exterior in decorative relief offering an uncommon design not typically available within today’s mainstream marketplace.

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6. ROBERN’s Vesper Vertical Lighting Collection . Boasting the same Robern technology, quality craftsmanship, and ease of installation its clientele has come to expect, the Vesper Vertical Lighting designs feature a modern, understated aesthetic and chic, barely there profile with three designs to fit myriad space configurations.

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Other things we love about last night’s grand opening:

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Need design consulting service to finish your home projects, look for original designer pieces,  custom-made product or need the whole interior design service, please contact us at info@khkdesignsinteriors.com . We are here to help.

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5 Principles to Re-paint your Kitchen Cabinets

How do you like painted kitchen cabinets?

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In case you just want to have a quick make-over of your kitchen, re-painting your kitchen cabinets might be one of the fastest ways to achieve this goal.  However, there are some principles you can follow to make the result of your painting job  look good. Here are 5 principles in the aspects of prep, tools, kinds of paints, paint finishes, coatings…

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Trend Altert—eat-in kitchen with built-in banquette

Wouldn’t be nice to have a cozy and intimate eat-in area in your kitchen.   The built-in banquette solution, for sure, help achieve this kitchen goal while often providing neat looking and  extra storage.  Here are some of or favorites.

 

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A sunny day with a comfy seating.
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Buit-in bench with artwork above creates such a neat, open and clean looking.
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7 Kitchen Remodeling Trends

If you are planning a kitchen  remodeling this year, you probably would like to know what’s in at the current moment.  Who doesn’t want to have the newest and best materials, products and design options for their home remodeling projects.  Plus, to get to know the trends always help you a lot on how to decide to invest your money wisely in terms of the resale values.  Here are 7 most popular trends in kitchen & bath modeling projects:

 

  1.  The most popular feature to upgrade in a renovated kitchen was the countertop, followed by the sink and backsplash, according to the survey. Faucets, wall finishes, lighting fixtures and cabinets were next on the upgrade list. kitchentrends1quartz-stone-kitchen-countertops-worktops-bench-tops-solid-surface-stone-for-kitchen-countertops
  2. The most popular kitchen countertop material is engineered quartz. White and multicolored countertops top the list.
  3. Wood floors are the top choice for kitchen flooring replacement. and wood tone is the most popular color.       kitchentrends2beautiful-white-kitchen-design-ideas-grey-metal-pendant-lighting-stainless-steel-double-door-refrigerator-freezer-brown-wooden-laminate-flooring-tile-ceramic-backsplash
  4. Shaker is the most popular cabinet style by far. The most popular cabinet style among those upgrading their cabinets was Shaker, followed by flat-panel (also known as slab).  kitchentrends3nice-white-shaker-style-cabinet-doors-best-25-white-shaker-kitchen-cabinets-ideas-on-pinterest-shaker.jpg
  5. White cabinets continue to rule kitchen cabinet upgrading followed by wood cabinets.  kitchen24.jpg
  6. The most popular kitchen backsplash is white.
  7. The most popular wall color is gray.

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Hot Kitchen Design Trends in 2017

We all agree that kitchen is the heart of home.   Today, people treat kitchen more like a new living room, where, besides cooking, they lounge, entertain and host get- together parties.   Therefore, kitchen design has shifted from traditional triangle focus to creating multi-functional zones.

Summer is coming.  A lot of people start to plan kitchen remodeling.  According to NKBA’s 2017 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Report, here are 10 kitchen trends to watch for.

1. Clean lines, built-ins and simple door styles dominate kitchen designs. Contemporary- styled kitchens will overtake traditional to be the second most popular design after transitional. Emerging: industrial and mid century modern. Mountain modern and coastal are variations on contemporary.

 

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 Credits: Designer: Nar Bustamante. NAR Fine Carpentry Inc., Carmichael, CA. Photo: Fred Donha

2. White and gray painted cabinets dominate kitchen color schemes and show no signs of slowing down, especially gray. Blue painted and high gloss cabinets are emerging. For overall color schemes, blue as well as black are emerging.

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Credits: Designer: Cheryl Kees Clendenon. In Detail Interiors, Pensacola, FL. Photo: Greg Riegler

3. Two-toned kitchens are gaining in popularity. Also mixing it up: materials and metals, across surfaces and as accents.

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Credits: Designer: Leslie Lamarre, CKD, CID. Co-Designer: J. Michael McGinn, CID. TRG Architecture + Interior Design, San Mateo, CA. Photo: Bernard Andre

4.While wood cabinets dominate kitchen designs, metal – currently a small segment of the cabinet market – appears to be emerging. Metal cabinets are most frequently specified by younger and male designers.

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Credits: Designer: Sandra Gjesdahl. Co-Designer: Scott Gjesdahl. Bristol Design and Construction, Seattle, WA. Photo: Cory Holland

5.Furniture-look pieces, rollouts, pullouts and under cabinet lighting (LED) are among the most popular kitchen cabinet features. Crown molding is declining. Rustic and reclaimed woods were mentioned.

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Credits: Designer: Gina Bon, CMKBD. Airoom LLC, Lincolnwood, IL. Photo: Cherie Cevantes

 

6.Quartz is the most popular kitchen countertop material, and trending up. Granite, the second most popular countertop material, is trending down.

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Credits: Designer: Dedra Hinano Nahinu, CKD. Co-Designer: J.R. Ludlow, AKBD. Inspiration Interiors, Honolulu, HI. Photo: Augie Salbosa

7. Induction cooktops and convection ovens are trending higher, and microwave drawers are outpacing freestanding or built-in microwaves.

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Credits: Designer: Gladys Schanstra, CKD, CBD. Schanstra Interior Design, Melrose Park, IL. Photo: Eric Hausman

8. Technology in the kitchen is increasing. About one-third of NKBA professionals included wiring and pathways for future tech integration. Also trending: internet connected appliances and docking stations.

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9.Interior barn and pocket doors are trending up.

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10. Accessible and/or universal design features continue to trend up for kitchens.

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Credits:Designer: Cassandra Nordell-MacLean. William Standen Co., Sarnia, ON. Photo: Gerald Mabee

For more NKBA studies on this topic, please click here

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Kitchen to Relax

After a long and busy week day, we want to come back  home that provides refuge, and comfort.  It’s a place that we can  chill out and relax  in a style.   One of The kitchen trends today is to create live-in feeling in the kitchen, which often incorporates built-in banquette seating to make a kitchen a secondary living room.   The kitchen we designed in the video features with Moroccan tiles, antique Louis XVI chairs, custom built-in banquette, a mid-century wood table and modern brass chandelier… etc.  Mixing and matching of different styles infuses playful yet elegant vibes to this urban kitchen.

 

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