Category: Modern Kitchen

COUNTRY KITCHENS: IT’S THE DETAIL THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

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I very much hope that the subject I will be discussing in the article may be interesting in your eyes and can excite you.

I have been exploring the whole ” kitchen ” universe with images and considerations. I wrote about styles, components, tips to furnish with taste … but always keeping an eye on practicality.

As I think you have guessed, styles for furnishing are often contaminated by similar ones.

The minimalist one or the urban one can have details that push towards the industrial style; the Proven—Āal one may contain details that come from shabby chic or vice versa.

The same is true for country style, perfect for home country furniture.

The rustic and country chic style has many features in common; however, the differentiating parameter for me concerns the way of approaching this way of furnishing. It refers to a domestic philosophy that makes the kitchen live in a simple, practical way, and there are objects that recall it clearly and precisely.

I have identified five. Do you want to add more?

1.Use of solid chestnut wood in country kitchens

This style is often synonymous with “informal” and warmth.

The main element can, therefore, only be solid chestnut wood, used to make almost all the furniture belonging to this mood.

I can’t imagine a country kitchen without wood as the protagonist.

2. The presence of the stove is decisive in an environment furnished in this style

If I had to imagine details that embellish a kitchen furnished in this style and of which I would never do without, I think of the old-style stove.

I see it used in all possible uses: from the oven to the hotplate … or simply to dispense that pleasant warmth that melts and warms body and soul. It is inevitable, for example, in country houses, but also in that purely country chic. To make it all unique, it is sufficient to cover the walls with bricks or faux masonry solutions.

3. Country kitchens and decorated sinks

Another detail that makes the difference for me is the sink.

I have seen some beautiful ones made to measure with rich decorations.

The decorated washbasin gives a lot of class to a country setting, which may appear in some cases too simple and approximate.

Being an informal style, coordinating accessories with a touch of refinement such as a washbasin with embossed decorations is an excellent option for me.

4. Decorative hoods in country kitchens

Being able to indulge in special decorative hoods is a must, given the many possibilities of combinations that this style grants.

In this way, this room in your home will never be banal, with a decorative hood that emphasizes its originality.

5. Country kitchens and their taps

Another detail that I like to note is the taps. Like the washbasin, a refined faucet gives elegance and a touch of sophisticated research to your kitchen.

I love them, but, as you have seen from my examples, I never appreciate dull details that express elegance and style.

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CORNER KITCHENS: FIVE TRICKS TO MAKE IT SPECIAL

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To complete the overview of articles dedicated to the most varied forms of cuisine, only one is missing: the corner kitchen.

This type of cuisine is certainly the most widespread.

It allows for designing appliances and works surfaces in two directions.

It is practical to be included in every project and, according to the dimensions of the abscissa and ordered, it can be more cumbersome on one side and less on the other.

In short, this is the kitchen par excellence, the one that is more present in modern homes.

Its main characteristic, from the architectural point of view, is to be well integrated with the rest of the house.

The open spaces favor this solution precisely because of the greater breathing that the open corner brings to all kitchens.

Reading so much about furnishing and with some direct experience in furnishing houses, I realize that there are five concepts on which I reflect each time in front of a corner kitchen project.

And every time I wonder … why not share my experience with those who read me?

1. Corner kitchen with an element that recalls the context

Look carefully at the example below.

A bookcase is mounted on the end of one side of the kitchen.

It is a way to facilitate the integration between the living room and kitchen area and to harmonize the relationship between spaces.

2. The two-colored corner kitchens are beautiful

As mentioned above, corner kitchens are often the only alternative for small rooms.

Council, just to give life and movement to small environments, to consider the possibility of choosing a bi-color kitchen.

3. Kitchens with a well-equipped corner

The corner is a precious reservoir of space.

I suggest designing well where the two sides of the kitchen converge.

Provide in an adequate manner to provide you with shelves, fitted furniture, storage compartments.

4. Light colors: in my opinion the best for a corner kitchen

By now you know my tastes very well, and most likely you will know that, where there is little space, I prefer the brightness of white.

The light colors soften the sense of closure and perpendicularity that the right angle recalls.

4. Are corner kitchens the most ordinary? Choose the details with imagination

We make the difference with particular materials, with detailed functional research and not-so-acclaimed accessories. We will make our kitchen special corner in essence, even if it has a classic layout.

A stone sink, for example, can give an extremely personal touch to your corner kitchen.

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TOP FOR KITCHENS: THREE EXTRAORDINARY TYPES

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The topic we face today is about the kitchen: it is an element that is always renewed and needs to be constantly examined.

Let’s talk about tops for special and beautiful kitchens, each with well-defined characteristics.

The top of the kitchen is the element that is always before your eyes as you cook.

It is the component with which you are most in contact, what you touch several times during the day and where your food is prepared.

This is why most futuristic designers and architects invest time and resources in order to develop tops for increasingly beautiful, resistant, and hygienic kitchens.

In fact, these are the three pillars on levering to choose whether or not a material or a color.

But what if a kitchen top also solved space problems? Are you multiplying the possibilities of living in smaller kitchens with many more options?

The design of spaces is always in evolution, and alongside increasingly resistant and practical materials we also find this type of elaboration, devoted to the amplification of space,

I wanted to tell you about top for kitchens because I saw three of them that caught my attention, and which, in my opinion, deserve to be told.

Top for glass kitchens

Glass is a ductile material par excellence and manages to express itself with color, shape, brightness, and much more.

If you want a kitchen that amazes and brightens your day, a glass top is the one for you.

The only advice I can give is that not all glasses are the same.

Make sure that the glass in your kitchen is laminated and tempered.

This last adjective refers to a heat treatment which, through a very abrupt cooling, gives the glass strength and resistance characteristics that make it more suitable for use in the kitchen. Furthermore, if it breaks, it would break into smooth, non-cutting pieces and is therefore safer.

I was very impressed by the backlight option that I find very elegant.

Stone top

Stone is another extremely fascinating material that embodies practicality, beauty, and strength.

Whether it’s called perlite, quartzite, or all the names that span the laminated stoneware family, we can count on resistance to heat, bacteria, and scratches.

Go ahead also to place hot pots and dishes: the stone, whether natural or sintered, is resistant to high temperatures.

Sliding and removable tops to save space

It is pleasant to see that technology is always on the side of liveability and the sharing of precious moments of everyday life.

There are precious space solutions proposed by the design of kitchens tops with extractable or sliding systems.

So here are three types of tops that have stunned me!

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MODULAR KITCHENS: DESIGN THAT NEVER SETS

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Today I share with you an article full of news and curiosity. Let’s talk about kitchens, and I want to tell you some interesting details about the history of modular kitchens.

Modular kitchens: how many curiosities

Do you know which is the first Italian modular kitchen?

It’s called E5, it was born in 1966 and is a modular system designed for the Elam company by a famous designer of our country: Marco Zanuso.

The realization of a livable environment that grants color and aesthetic value to the kitchen area is an authentic revolution in the world of design and industrial products.

Before then, the kitchen was simply the place where food was prepared, without so many aesthetic concerns, functional or linked to mass reproducibility.

The most astonishing consideration regards the great topicality of this product: since then, in 1966, the same kitchen model is still in production.

The E5 has the appearance of a unique piece of furniture. However, it is the result of a modular system made to measure.

It perfectly aligns with modern aesthetic standards.

One of its salient features, in fact, is the stainless steel top with the washbasins in continuity, the absence of handles and the concave ergonomic grip that allowed (and allows even now) to open the doors mechanically.

The E5 kitchen has even been exhibited on the occasion of the “Le Fabbriche di sogni” exhibition at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.

News that honors the revolutionary and innovative character of this project alive, well and still beautiful today.

Modular kitchens: the evolutions

Since 1966 the world of cooking has evolved a lot. And yet, lines and features that belong to the historic E5 return and seem truly timeless.

Linear volumes, well-designed interiors aimed at diligently containing the material needed for cooking and eating: it seems that Marco Zanuso anticipated extremely current trends that may never decline.

Modular kitchen with “Elle”

The most numerous modular kitchens often have an “Elle” shape.

You can play with the differentiated style between the upper and lower apparatus, as in this photo.

The wall units have a color in contrast with the white lacquer of drawers and lower shelves.

Modular U-shaped kitchen

Another type of kitchen that is very frequent is the U-shaped model.

It is a real shortcut to optimize spaces and compose modules in the most performing way possible.

Modular kitchens with sophisticated design

We cannot conclude an article that talks about modular kitchens without mentioning some virtuosities that have renewed shapes and lines.

Below are two examples from the exceptional concept, which combines the freshest and most vigorous innovation with the most solid tradition born, in fact, way back in 1966.

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