Last year we saw a lot of innovative kitchen designs where designers and architects got creative with storage solutions and working with smaller footprints. You also saw the kitchen open up into the great room and dining areas to create a more functional gathering space.
When it comes time to designing your new kitchen the first thing you need to decide is what layout you would like for your kitchen floor plan. Keep in mind that a good kitchen layout consists of where you place the three main workstations (or work triangle as it is commonly called) — storage, cooking and cleaning/prepping.
You'll find that designers and architects are thinking outside the traditional kitchen work triangle to satisfy the needs and demands of consumers looking for a place not only to cook and eat, but a comfortable gathering place.
Hide your bulky kitchen essentials in style with the Appliance Garage from Cabinetry by Decora® featuring a heavy-duty lift mechanism that conveniently elevates to access countertop storage.
The Palomino from the Integra Collection by Kitchen Craft Cabinetry® is perfect to create an elegant kitchen design. Shown in a hand-brushed finish on maple accented by a rich cherry island.
Green Living Tips
Although it's not a new trend, going green is here to stay. It's easy to see the impact you can make on the environment and your utility bills by making a few simple changes like using water-saving kitchen fixtures.