Denice Mallet Kitchen Design November 01, 2017 16:36:13
The modern kitchen island is much more than just a place to prep your food and that is precisely what many of these wonder designs offer. Acting as the central piece to your revamped family and social zone in the open plan living area the elegant island needs to hold everything ranging from basic kitchenware and extra utensils to a few game boards and party decorations that would come in handy on a fun weekend. With built-in cabinets that offer ample storage space and custom units crafted by the likes of Leicht Team7 and Toncelli your kitchen island is set to be transformed forever!
Even though it is currently the season for warm metallic finishes that include everything ranging from brass and copper to those that mimic the allure of gold do not discard the cooler more silvery finishes all too soon. If you are thinking about an inimitable stainless steel backsplash or kitchen island then do go ahead as they might well outlast the current trends and could serve you well for years to come. Nickel hardware and those with a polished chrome finish never fade away from the limelight and adapt to the existing style of your kitchen with ease.
Polished-nickel faucets have always been popular in the kitchen as they proudly sit next to the sink and stainless steel is definitely no stranger to the kitchen thanks to its sturdy and easy-to-clean reputation. But the last few seasons have seen the warm glow of copper finding its way back into the modern kitchen that seems to draw inspiration from an era gone by. A revival of styles such as vintage rustic farmhouse and industrial have seen homeowners opt for copper cooking ranges and finishes that play into the overall ‘modern-meets-classic’ theme.
Copper worktops and islands are also starting to make a bigger impact in the modern kitchen and a smart epoxy resin finish ensures that they are both beautifully preserved and easier to maintain. Copper naturally ages with time and unsealed copper would gradually oxidize and give your kitchen a more timeless look. Surprisingly easy to clean versatile and much more eco-friendly than modern synthetic alternatives copper kitchen countertops offer much more than you would expect.
Embracing a dash of darkness before you take a bigger plunge is a smart choice when it comes to altering your kitchen’s color scheme. Instead of a full-fledged paint job or even a retiling of the backsplash start off small by trying out black accents a gray cabinet door or two or even dark pendant lights above the kitchen counter. Combine the light and dark elements to paint a picture of contrasting synergy that leaves friends and family captivated. White countertops coupled with dark island base gray bar stools or even just a few black vases on the floating shelves – think small before you settle on the final look.
Don’t forget about the value of open base cabinetry. Even if your open shelving isn’t mounted on the wall it’s handy on any level. Easy access is the key. Grouping stainless steel items creates a clean look and provides another layer of organization to your kitchen.