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Today’s Kitchen: Inviting & Functional

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Kitchen and Bath

Every element in this kitchen was carefully selected to complement the complete design. The floor’s stone-like pattern echoes the lighter tones in the granite. The cabinets with their warm cream finish and light glaze also present those gold tones that warm the room. This is an increasingly popular look for today – simple style that still pays attention to details.

The most popular appliance finish choice is still stainless. Its ease of use – particularly with the range – combines with the look of a professional kitchen and has a strong appeal for serious cooks. Some are choosing to use doors that match the cabinets for larger elements in the room such as the refrigerator/freezer. Stainless refrigerator doors also often collect fingerprints from the family.

Granite countertops are still popular. They demonstrate a versatility and beauty that still works today. But take the time to investigate the other manmade solid surface options. These often combine a beauty of design with an easily-maintained style.

A relatively recent trend replaces lower cabinets with banks of drawers. With movable dividers, these drawers can handle anything from your big soup pot to your favorite set of dishes. Everything is easily visible and accessible, and most cooks find this option much more space-efficient.

Are you ready for a new kitchen? Before you make your final decisions, take the time to explore some of the many improvements in kitchen design and options over the last few years. You may be amazed at the potential for your kitchen in terms of both style and functionality.

Sink and Faucet Color Combos: Reader Question

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Care and Maintenance, Hints and Advice, Reader Question

Reader Question:

Can I put a black granite sink w/ a oil rubbed bronze faucet?
Thank You,

Carla

Answer:

Dear Carla,

Great question! You most certainly can put an oil rubbed bronze faucet with a black granite sink. These two will compliment each other very well. Things to keep in mind are colors of other metal elements in the room such as appliances, cabinet hardware and decorative accessories. You want to make sure that there is at least one other oil rubbed bronze element in the room.

For example, you might want to reconsider if all of your appliances, backsplash accents and cabinet hardware are stainless and the oil rubbed bronze faucet is the only item that doesn’t coordinate. Everything doesn’t have to “match”, but it does have to look planned.

We hope this helps!