Kitchen Ideas / March 15, 2018 / .
There is a constant battle for storage over style and vice versa in kitchens. Designers have tried to address this by coming up with ideas which utilise every space available. The addition of under-cupboard plinth storage and ceiling-high cupboards helps enormously with storage, so take full advantage of every design trick on offer. Even large kitchens need all the storage space they can cram in. Large kitchens often double up as dining areas, so consider using a kitchen island as it offers a work surface, storage space and dining area in one.
As we have mentioned before – marble is synonymous with luxury and style, and it becomes a classic choice for any elegant setting. It is functional and stable material, has a great aesthetical and color selection, it responds well to temperature and mechanical damage; only with stains, one should be careful. And of course for the ones that prefer more natural and stylish appearance wood is always a beautiful and aesthetic choice. Lately, the Reclaimed wood countertop becomes a hot choice for kitchen design – it is sustainable and Nature-friendly, so it is a conscious choice. It’s well known that using wood, unlike natural stones such as marble and granite, is an environmentally more sustainable resource because wood is renewable and using reclaimed wood is even more so, because of is double use. So reclaimed wood countertop is not only carrying irresistible charm and personality into your kitchen design but is also the right choice for the planet.
Essential for the final outlook of the space is also the material for the surface of the island countertop. It may vary from a classical, rustic, wooden style to ultra-modern stainless steel appearance. When choosing the design and material for the countertop you should keep in mind some particularities of the different surfaces. The marble is always gorgeous but can be easily stained. If intensive cooking and chopping is planned- reconsider wood- it can be easily harmed. Solid material that can withstand any cooking activity is granite –it’s dark with specific appearance but always can be balanced with appropriate design solutions. Stainless steel and aluminum are always apt choice for contemporary kitchen islands designs.
Another novelty that evokes the tradition of Italian master craftsmen is this playfully arranged worktop a part of the Minà kitchen project. Combining traditions, retro hints, and cutting-edge technology the designer composed multifunctional island with an artistic and dynamic pattern. Minà features a pewter-plated steel worktop combined with a breakfast bar tiled in lava stone. The exquisite artisanal surfaces of the island is made by laying Sicilian glazed volcanic stone tiles over a water-repellent support: innovative, artistic and brings back the rich textural and colorful effect into the kitchen.