Design Trends From The Modern Kitchen.

2013 has seen a number of new kitchen design trends, many influenced by natural wood, exciting texture and spacious, elegant, materials. Every household needs a bold and stated kitchen, and there’s no other area of the house that demands such importance and attention. There’s a reason why the kitchen is the heart of the home, and every food enthusiast should be able to refine their skills while making excellent meals for their family.

Men as well as women are focusing on the design of their kitchen these days, and thankfully there are a number of trends to match most desires. Here are some of the best kitchen designs and architecture trends we’ve seen this year.

Multimedia Kitchen Opera – Oikos

This innovative and high-tech kitchen is designed by Massimo Colombo, and comes from the famous Italian design company Oikos. Not only does this marvellous kitchen benefit from a double screen that complements living and working areas, but the screen can be used for a number of different things. From watching television to listening to music, and even surfing the internet, the Multimedia Kitchen Opera features beautiful wood craft, LED lighting and many other glamorous design features, making this one of the luxurious kitchen of 2013.

Ultra-Modern Glossy Kitchen – Judy by Futura Cucine

This stunning black and red kitchen has ‘chic’ written all over it, and it also gives the impression of increased space because it’s made of lacquered glass! The working area leaves nothing to the imagination, and is split into three parts (cooking, washing and eating) for increased efficiency.

Yin Yang Kitchen – Stefan Price

Elegant yet simple, the Yin Yang kitchen by Stefan Price provides balance and grace to any home. Taking inspiration from the iconic Chinese symbol, the kitchen is made up of two striking areas – black and white. Not only do these areas represent different personalities of the kitchen, but they can also be used to prepare different types of food.

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Appliances

Stainless steel appliances have also made an appearance in 2013 kitchen design trends, and the big brands have been taking all the limelight. Companies like Range Cookers, have produced a wonderful variety of stainless steel cooker,
and it’s the value as well as the design of these appliances that’s causing all
the fuss. Integrated appliances have made a comeback too, and there are a variety of options with 2013 kitchen design trends that will allow you to free up space with fitted appliances.

Cabinetry

Gone are the days of overwrought and detailed cabinets, and thanks to simple colours and natural woods (mahogany and walnut), the old kitchen cupboard designs have been replaced drawer fronts, panel doors and smooth surfaces.

Counter Tops

When it comes to counter tops, the latest trends have combined gold marble and light coloured Quartz. Architects have reduced the amount of heavy granite they use, and instead opted for a simplistic but elegant approach to our kitchen surfaces. Some designs even come with appliances built into the counter tops! 

This article was contributed by Range Cookers – Specialists in making your kitchen look great and work even better. 

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Household Blues

I look around my house and think about how much money I would need to put into this place to make it look the way I want it to look. Keeping up with three kids, working from home and school stuff for my oldest is certainly a challenge. I enjoy a challenge and that is why when I look around my home I think of how pretty stainless steel kitchen sinks would make my home shine. Only problem is I haven’t mopped since moving back in this place and it is much needed.

Why have a shiny stainless steel kitchen sink when the floor isn’t shiny? I know that in time things will come along to work out the way I want them to. I know that in time when the children are all in school I will have more hours in the day to work thus increasing income and opportunity to remodel the home and maybe add on another bedroom.

My dream is to have all new appliances and when I do go that route i will certainly go online to look at prices because sometimes it is cheaper to order online and have shipped than go local when you live in a small town. When I go online to search out kitchen sinks I will look for style, pricing, and quality. I think customer service will also play a key role in my purchasing habits when it comes to remodeling.

What do you look for when purchasing new items for your home?

Some Cute Christmas Gift Ideas For Home

Today I am thinking about some home gift ideas for that special someone on your gift giving list that could benefit from having such items as a blomus stainless steel teaset to enjoy a nice cup of tea with guests. I can picture this now, my Grena {great Grandmother} sitting down with guests enjoying a nice cup of tea, discussing whatever it is that generation of ladies discuss. A bunch of sweet woman sitting down to tea, what a lovely idea!

My next idea would come into play for myself, as we have a nice fireplace here, of course we are not using it, but it’s still a wonderful idea to get something like the blomus stainless steel fireplace set because it would at least be really cute set up near the fireplace. This would be something I would want when my sons get a bit older, for at their age they would think it a setup for a new toy!

I certainly know what would be on my wish list and something I could give my father and his wife for Christmas this year; a blomus stainless steel firepit that is small enough to give off a little bit of heat you may wish for during a cool Summer night outside. I love the idea of stainless steel products most anytime as they have long lasting qualities!

So what would you get out of the three items I referenced? Would it be for a certain someone?

The Bathroom Project

This weekend my bathroom was painted and it looks so sweet, a light yellow that isn’t flat paint but not a high glossy paint to kill your eyes either. There will need to be a second coat of paint applied next weekend but for now I am extremely happy with the way the yellow matches my bathroom curtain and the ugly blue sink and shower. I was thinking that once the painting job is done I would love to move onto the kitchen area. I am bad I know, but there are some awesome stainless steel sinks I would just love to replace my current kitchen one with. I would also love to paint my kitchen a different color than the plain old white it is now. I am excited to be seeing changes in the house, like simply painting one room in the house just makes me smile every time I walk in there!

Questions for Thought: Are you working on any changes in your home or have plans to do some remodeling anytime soon?

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MR Direct Brand Sinks

As most of you know I am always looking for new remodeling products for my home because there are so many things at my house I would just love to do. Give me a budget to work with and I would replace nearly everything in this house as well as add another two bedrooms if possible! Today I want to talk a bit about the stainless steel sinks found on MR Direct’s website.

I am looking at some of the sinks on the site and finding that I would love to have their 3121L stainless steel sink for my kitchen as I would love to have a small side and a larger side. I currently have an older sink that is stained and ugly. The current sink does have two sides but both are the same size, for some reason I have always loved the looks of a smaller side and larger side when it comes to a kitchen sink.

The bathroom sink could use a replacement one as well and for the bathroom I am thinking MR Direct’s 465 circular stainless steel bar sink, although it may be a little too small I love the circular style! My current sink in the bathroom is a blue color and I believe it’s porcelain material, yuck! I can’t wait to someday be able to remodel my home interior to include some new stainless steel sinks!

Question for thought: What items are you interested in using in your home remodeling efforts? Did you see anything on MR Direct that reminded you of a sink you need to replace or want to replace?

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