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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Better using the corner space while add a touch of chic style in the kitchen.  Love those pillow throws and cute chairs!
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While the kitchen still keeps its traditional vibes, a eat-in area with marble dining table lend a hand of modern flair. 
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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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Elegant
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Cozy and intimate

Happy Thursday

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From KBIS 2018

 

KBIS has been always such a exciting event for the design industry.  Once a year, it shows what’s new in kitchen & bath industry. We found some  interesting products and design concepts by following  blogs and Instagram.  Matte black, copper, brass , geometric design, large metal farm sinks, colors and technologies seemed dominated KBIS2018. Here are some of our top picks. Enjoy!

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Above 8 of  photos are from Quintessence blog.  Please read details here

 

Here are some top picks from Instagram.

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Happy Tuesday

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

9.Interior barn and pocket doors are trending up.

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Credits: Designer: Robin R. Fisher, CMKBD, CAPS. Robin Rigby Fisher Design, Portland, OR. Photo: Dale Lang

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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2017 Kitchen Trends I

Thinking about remodeling your kitchen in 2017?  From today, we are going to blog kitchen trends in 2017:

 

Yes, white will remain as popular as ever.  However, it will be more  fun to make it interesting like adding an elegant chandelier, eat-in breakfast table, gold hardwares…

 

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7 Steps to Create a Timeless Kitchen

#TBTThursday !  Here is the kitchen we renovated 5 years ago.  I am still in love with it deeply today. We totally changed the overal layout.

 

  1. the minimalism warm cherry cabinetry style with long pulls.
  2. The black trims on the top and bottom of the cabinets lend a hand of a cool feeling in this kitchen while balancing off the warm tone on the cabinetry.
  3. Modern multi-color glass tiles add a touch of playfulness and bring life to this kitchen.
  4. The metal-framed glass doors are another cool element in the space.
  5. Black leather granite countertop is a practical choice yet looks very classic.
  6. Under and over-cabinet lighting for task and mood.
  7. The curved island makes access to the kitchen much easier and serves as a large prep station and bar.

Kitchen Island

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It’s always more fun when you have a big island in your kitchen.  It can be both an awesome workstation and a bar where friends and guests hang out.  To make your kitchen more stylish, it is always a big plus to choose some good-quality and functional bar stools.  It took us a while to find the right bar stools for the client.  So we just designed and customized the chairs for her.  The bar stools are swivel with embodied silk in the back and blue tufted velvet in the front.  When the family  is sitting by the island,  they are able to turn around to watch TV or join the conversations in the family room.  They are so happy with this design concept.

Breakfast Nook Makeover

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We did this house several years ago and just made some fresh-up recently.  The big change is the drapery.  This green silky drapery with Chinoiserie cornice is actually talking to the current silk area rug and the main color scheme in the dining room and living room.   I am never a big fan for a cookie-cutter brownish kitchen.  By installing this long elegant drapery and some chinoiserie decor and a modern oversized chandelier over the breakfast dining table, we really make the space brighter, much bigger, airy and organized with a touch of elegance.  Although it is still traditional, it is very chic and fresh.

A Bespoke English Kitchen

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Design & Installation by KHK Designs

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Neutral Color Palette

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When the weekend is coming, it will be nice to just sit in this bespoke kitchen filled with natural lights. The neutral color palette will, for sure, brings out the colors of food. The mix of gold & silver, the  modern classic furniture and creamy-shaded British pendants add a touch of luxury in this low-tone and relaxing space.  Maybe, you are in the mood for a small get-together with some Chardonnay.  A bespoke kitchen, a kitchen that is custom-made only for you and will stay timeless. What do you think?