5 Benefits Of A Microwave Drawer

A microwave drawer is a microwave that is installed as a drawer rather than placed on the countertop or mounted under a cabinet. It is designed to fit perfectly under a counter, placed into a lower cabinet or kitchen island. This allows for cleaner counter-space, improved functionality, and a more modern overall ascetic. These drawer-style microwaves typically have more available features than a countertop or over-the-range microwave oven and add a modern sleek statement to your kitchen. 

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7 Top Kitchen Sink Trends We Love

There are a range of colorful options for today’s kitchen sinks to make a statement or elevate the overall design. Theese kitchen sinks also function as the workhorses of the space, often accommodating a range of accessories to make food prep and entertaining a breeze. Current sink designs deliver various of looks, from sleek stainless undermounts to adorned and curved apron fronts. Metallic finishes are also statement makers, whether fused onto acrylic designs or handcrafted from copper and brass. Here are top 7 trends in kitchen sinks:

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5 Home Improvements On The Top List of Return To The Investment

Whether you’re renovating a single room or considering a larger-scale layout transformation, it’s important to focus on the spaces that you (and future homebuyers) spend the most time in. Updating the spaces you see and touch daily, such as kitchens and bathrooms as spaces that you interact with every day will not only increase the quality of the experience, but they are at the top of the list for the return on the investment. Today we are going to share about 5 home improvements that are proved to worth the time and effort.

  1. Update an old-fashioned bathroom.

Updating an outdated bath is probably an easy yet high-impact renovation that will make your home more appealing. As we know, bathrooms add value because they’re the first room you go to in the morning, and the last room you go to at night. If the budged is limited, you can just focus on the areas that are subject to the most wear-and-tear such as floor tile and fixtures you love.

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9 Top Kitchen Trends in 2021

We have spent much more time in our kitchen than ever before since 2020. It is always such a pleasure to start our day here with a cup of coffee and bask in soft morning glow. We believe a kitchen has being became more important to all of us. A kitchen may not need all of the razzle-dazzle in the market. But a kitchen with a free flow, abundant nature light, good lighting design, enough counter space and functional appliances will always make life easier and prettier. In case you are planning your kitchen remodeling this year, here are our favorite top 9 kitchen trends in 2021. Read on to check them out.

  1. A all -marble kitchen with graceful veins.

People still love airy and light kitchen. That is why an all-marble kitchen has dominated the market for many years. But in the year of 2021, everybody wants to have those white or creamy marbles with bold and elegant veins , the more the better because they show the character and personalize the space.

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Pops of Color in Your Kitchen Appliances

One of the secrets to make a happy kitchen besides natural light is to bring pops of color to kitchen.  When designing a kitchen or contemplating a color palette, most people’s first thoughts go to the cabinets, countertops and backsplashes. And not without good reason, as these elements can dominate the space and will likely stay in it for many years.

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We love this blush, green and brass combo.

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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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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

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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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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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