Kitchen designers are talking about the hottest trends in kitchens, and they’ve turned up some surprising finds.
While you may never have a butler like Downton Abbey’s Mr. Carson, a butler’s pantry can make life considerably easier. Think of this as your final stage for prepping a meal before making a grand entrance to your formal dining room. The butler’s pantry is also an ideal place to store serving dishes, or from which to serve beverages and appetizers at a party. Any out of the way space will do: under the stairs, a short hall, or even an alcove. With the proper cabinetry and counters, this lonely little space can become a showstopper.
A white cabinet is just a white cabinet – until you add some oil rubbed bronze hardware and crown molding. Don’t be afraid to mix and match materials and colors. For instance, paint one set of cabinets in a contrasting color from the rest and knock out a portion of the upper doors, replacing them with textured glass.
Go a little crazy with your backsplash, adding glass tiles in your favorite colors, or personalize your kitchen with tiles collected during your travels.
A Place For Everything
Concentrate on the things you use most in your kitchen, and create a space just for them. An appliance garage is a must-have to keep clutter out of site. Add counter space when you need it with pull-out trays that store easily under your counter, and ask your designer for the types of drawers you really need – not just those that come standard. Do you have large kitchen tools you love? Make sure you have an extra-deep drawer to stash them away!
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Speaking of kitchen designers, be sure to go with an expert. KSI Kitchen Design and Bath has seven locations to serve you, all staffed with professional designers with years of experience. They’ll help you with your up-to-date kitchen, as well as helping you infuse your personality into the most important room of your home.
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