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Retro Kitchen Design

Retro Kitchen Design

In the age of minimalism, many people like to have a simple, bright, and airy kitchen. However, there are also those ‘old souls’ that like having an old-fashioned retro kitchen. They are somehow cozier – and done right, they will make your kitchen look timeless. Here are some design moves you can pull to create the perfect retro kitchen.
All retro kitchens have pretty much one thing in common: pastel hues. Whether they use a faded pink or mint, they all feature the freshness of pastel colors. To create a balance, you might want to add modern pieces in there as well, like a modern countertop. Try to compliment the colors when you mix and match them. For instance, white cabinets, wood countertops, and a mint accent wall (along with mint accessories) will create the perfect retro look.

4 days ago

Home Bar Design Ideas

Kitchen Backsplash

Going to a bar with your friends is always fun. Especially at the end of the week, when all you want to do is relax and forget about your job and other responsibilities. But while having fun at a bar with your friends is always a great experience, you can’t get yourself out of the house every single weekend. Sometimes, you wish you could bring the bar to you instead.
Well, this is possible by creating your own home bar. By doing that, you can even have some drinks while you’re in your pajamas, and you can even invite your friends over for some fun. Still, if you don’t know how to design your home bar, here are a few ideas that might help you.

18 days ago

Colorful Bathroom Design Ideas for 2021

Colorful Bathroom Design

Renovating your bathroom is likely one of the most long-standing projects in your home, aside from the kitchen. This is why you need to ensure that your bathroom is as trendy and timeless as possible. If you are out of ideas, here are a few popular combos that will help you splash some color in your bathroom.
If you want your bathroom to look like a place of sunshine in a field of flowers, then you might want to consider mixing yellow walls with colorful tiled floors. This type of bathroom will have a retro vibe that you will surely enjoy.
When creating the painting design, make sure that at least half of the wall is white – or a neutral color. This will make a difference between “loud” and “bold,” adding taste to an otherwise loudly colorful bathroom design.

1 month ago

Kitchen Backsplash Trends 2021

Kitchen Backsplash

Renovating your kitchen requires a lot of effort. Besides the actual physical work you must do, you should also make sure you follow the trends. The backsplash is one of those parts that influence how your entire kitchen looks, and you cannot just go with any design. It needs to be something that you like, but also something that will fit the rest of the décor.
If you don’t know what kitchen backsplash design to go for, we have some 2021 trends that you are likely to fall in love with. Let’s get started!

2 months ago

What You Should Know About Mesh Cabinets

Mesh Cabinets

Over time, we had a lot of cabinet trends coming and going. We’ve seen glass cabinets, we’ve seen open shelves – and now we see mesh cabinets. But what is the deal with this trend, and why do we love it so much? Well, this article will go over the basics.
The material – more commonly used in architectural projects – is made by machine-weaving wire into a flat mesh, which is then cut and edged using a sheet-metal bender. Its flexibility allows for the integration of functional requirements such as the door hinges, which are machined in the same material and embedded into the cabinet's wall,” says German designer Meike Harde, from Studio Meike Harde.
To put it simply, rather than using standard materials such as glass or wood panels, these cabinets use mesh instead. They are a good alternative between closed cabinets and open shelving, giving more texture to the kitchen while increasing visibility.

3 months ago

How to Achieve the Biophilic Design in the Kitchen?

Biophilic Design

The kitchen is the heart of the home, so it’s crucial that you turn it into a place you are comfortable with. Most kitchens are practical and simple – but for those who like to drink their cup of coffee in a relaxing environment, we recommend the biophilic design. This article will present the basics of how to get this look in your kitchen.
In order to get the look, you first need to understand exactly what the biophilic design is. The hypothesis of biophilia suggests that pretty much every human has an inner connection to nature. The biophilic design appeals to our desire of nurturing that link. And recently, biophilia has become more and more noticed in kitchen designs.
“It’s resurfaced in COVID because we are often cooped up and need to find ways to interact with nature—not only with plants but objects. Biophilia was already on the rise, but quarantine gave it a new life,” says Robin Standefer of Roman and Williams.

3 months ago

Luxury Kitchen vs. Mid-Range Kitchens – Comparing the Two

Luxury Kitchen

Should you set up a luxury kitchen, or should you stick to a budget one? What are the costs when you compare the two of them – and are there actually any differences aside from the high price tag? This article will give you a couple of good ideas. Let’s get started!
Luxury kitchens are popular for those who want to get that extra edge in this space. Some people want cozy and cheap, whereas others want functional and expensive. They want more than what the standard kitchen can already provide them with.
“Refrigerators are no longer just about preservation. Today’s homeowner wants personalization allowing them to customize the line-up of cold storage combinations that give them exactly the cold storage solutions they desire,” says Juanita Galliford of Thermador.
A house with a luxury kitchen will also very often sell faster, even if it has a higher asking price. People are looking for modern and futuristic elements – something that is quite common in luxury kitchens.

4 months ago

Top Bathroom Vanity Styles in 2021

Bathroom Vanity Styles

The year 2021 is one where we let our renovation ideas loose – starting with the bathroom. Looking at your old vanity, you realize that it’s the first thing that should go. But what should you put in its stead? Well, here are a couple of ideas.
Double-sink vanities have grown quite popular in the past couple of years. Not only are they a symbol of luxury, but they are also quite convenient for bigger families.
Whether you want to stop your daughters from fighting over who can use the vanity first, or you just want to impress, a double-sink vanity is the way to go. Just make sure that you get a mirror big enough as well so that people aren’t fighting over the mirror next.
Floating vanities are a great choice for those who don’t have a lot of bathroom space to spare. “A wall-hung vanity is clean and airy and doesn’t seem like a big heavy box on the floor,” says Hastings Tile & Bath director, Bob Gifford.

4 months ago

Two-Tone Kitchens – Pros and Cons

Two-Tone Kitchens

When it comes to kitchen designs, the two-tone style seems to be the most popular one. The kitchen is one of the most important places in your home, and you want to make sure that it looks and feels nice. While two-tone styles are becoming more common in every kitchen, perhaps you’re not sure whether this is the right choice for you.
If you’re thinking of remodeling your kitchen, it’s always best to know what design to settle for based on several factors like size and the overall look you want to achieve. So, in this article, you will read about the pros and cons of two-tone kitchens and decide if it’s what you should go for.
Let’s start with the advantages of two-tone kitchens. Two-tone kitchen elements have been the trend for a while now. There are many reasons for that. It seems that people are drawn to the benefits like a magnet.

5 months ago

Kitchen Countertop Surfaces Overview – Your Guide to Renovating

Glass Doors Kitchen Cabinets

When you are renovating your kitchen, there is one thing that you can replace and will change the whole look of this room. We are talking about the countertops, of course. But what are the qualities and drawbacks of the most popular countertop surfaces? Well, this article should serve as your guide.
Granite is often the main choice when cost is not a problem for you. It’s among the most expensive materials, but along with the price comes quality and elegance. Even a modest kitchen will look quite luxurious with granite countertops, and it will serve you very well.
First of all, granite is not only strong and durable but also impervious to heat. When treated with modern sealers, it’s almost free of maintenance too. Plus, it’s available in thousands of types and colors, meaning that your kitchen will look amazing and unique.
The quartz used in countertops is an engineered stone that mixes 93% quartz and other minerals, using resin as a bond to keep it in shape. Plus, more and more people are looking towards quartz as a good alternative for granite.

5 months ago