The look of the kitchen cabinetry continues into the adjoining butler’s pantry, which serves as a transition space for the formal dining room. Counter space here is ideal for serving a meal or as a spot for additional helpers during meal prep. There’s just enough room in the narrow space for a bistro table, where two can enjoy coffee and a snack.
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An all-white kitchen goes country by simply adding a blue beaded-board backsplash, displaying mismatched cabinetry hardware, and showcasing beloved collections.
You always wanted an island in your kitchen. It seems like the obvious missing piece. Modern kitchens have them, and yours doesn’t. But before you draft this independent structure into your design—and incur the expense associated with cabinetry, fixtures, surface and other bells and whistles—review this kitchen island checklist and determine if your kitchen can truly support an island. There are alternatives: the peninsula and a moveable island that rolls out of the way of foot-traffic and slides in place for entertaining.
Located in the mountains of North Carolina, this kitchen uses cabinets made from aged gray barn wood to create the look and feel of an old cabin. The upper cabinets have chicken-wire inserts backed with a checked fabric that matches the curtains.
Smaller kitchens can be a challenge; the interior design of this kitchen provides lots of counter space and at the same time keeping things organized with the sink, cooks top and oven in close proximity.
A lift-up door tracks back into the cabinetry, revealing the microwave. Concealing countertop appliances in this way preserves the clean lines of this contemporary kitchen.
Serra explains that people have different reasons for wanting to redo their kitchens, but that for the post part peope are looking for convenience as the motivating factor. Home cooks are looking for appliances that have convenient features, and “cabinet access and storage should also be convenient, and the kitchen design overall should be convenient to use and move around in.” It is important, according to Serra, that “the kitchen needs to perform as effortlessly as possible under various types of pressure – multiple cooks, entertaining, extended cooking sessions, social cooking and more. Homeowners seek to express themselves in a personal way in terms of aesthetics and function and have the confidence to do so more than ever.” Of course, she adds that homeowners are also looking to find “that sweet spot between good value and stylish products of good quality.”
An editor’s tiny apartment still manages big style. The original outmoded cabinetry is turned modern: The cabinet doors were removed and then painted white. The backs of the shelves were painted the same blue as the walls. Removing the doors made the kitchen feel more open. Food is stored in the white canisters on the shelves and the large storage boxes above hold platters and holiday decorations.
To achieve a feeling of openness, the owner of this Chicago townhouse washed the kitchen in a clean, pale palette.
Why Invest in a Kitchen & Bath Design Plan?
Investing in a set of design plans is probably the most important decision one can make before hiring someone to remodel any part of their home. Whether it’s a kitchen, bathroom, or a complete home renovation, having a set of detailed design plans is like having a road map to get you started in the right direction. Without a set of proper plans, you really do not know exactly what you are getting for the money that you are paying. At Allied Kitchen and Bath, not only do we provide you with a complete set of architectural/design plans, but we also provide detailed specifications of exactly what is and is not part of your project. Along with the plans and specifications, we also provide a set of three-dimensional drawings so that you are able to visualize exactly what is being done, and in a way that we guarantee you will understand.
The cost for a set of design plans is minimal, and if contracted with us, is always applied to the actual cost of your project. So rather than giving a firm a large deposit, and not really knowing exactly what you are getting, doesn’t it make sense to just give a small pre-deposit, and be 100% clear of not only what you are getting, but also what the project will look like too? Once you retain Allied to design your project, we will work with you, with the assistance of our entire design team, and come up with the best solution for your project, all within the budget that agreed upon.
The complete process of kitchen and bath planning, along with design and installation requires a tremendous amount of expertise. In addition to space planning, plumbing, electrical, lighting and construction issues must also be addressed. Ultimately, the kitchen and bath must be aesthetically pleasing, functional and safe. It should do more than just reflect your personal taste, it should suit the needs of all users throughout their life cycle. We provide you with design ideas and options that exceed your expectations in order to create a kitchen and bath that is truly your own. We take your family’s needs, likes and dislikes, lifestyle and habits into the drawing room and come to you with the very best options.
Kitchen with a Coffered Ceiling
This kitchen has it all: great color and materials (such as the marble backsplashes), many built-in details (such as the shapely hood over the cooktop), and a nice mix of cabinet styles. However, it’s the coffered ceiling that really caps the space, making it the heart of this traditional home. Overscale grid ceilings help define classic kitchens.