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Remodeling and Home Design

Custom Islands for Kitchen

KitchensetSpecialist.com

By Kevin

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If you are considering building an outdoor kitchen one of the things that you may want to include is an outdoor kitchen island. Outdoor kitchen islands are very convenient because they can include many different things. Such as a refrigerator, a sink, a grill or a dishwasher.

One of the more popular types of outdoor kitchen islands is the type that includes a grill and these are called grill islands. The reason they are very popular is because they can be installed right in the cabinetry or masonry depending on what materials you are using for your outdoor kitchen. So the area can serve as a work surface for meal preparation and also an area to serve your food from.

When choosing a grill for your island you will not have any lack of choice. There are many different grills available from very plain and…

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Trending Kitchen Upgrades for 2015

Luxury Lighting Direct

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The kitchen party is back and it’s not just centered on gourmet meals. We are sharing a few of our favorite trends for the heart of your home. Whether you add one or all of them, we will help you take your kitchen from standard to stunning. Focusing on efficiency, personality and functionality.

What to add…

Make your kitchen the statement piece of your home with bold colors and off-setting neutrals. Make your kitchen the statement piece of your home with bold colors and off-setting neutrals.

High-Tech Color – This contrasting additive will draw the eye and add visual life to this multi-purpose space. Painting cabinets with rich colors ranging from either bold and bright to dark and rich. Remember to keep things balanced, pairing neutrals with those spot-light-hogging colors will help keep the room design stay tastefully modern.

Hudson Valley Lighting- Altamont 1 Light Pendant for industrial kitchen design. Hudson Valley Lighting- Altamont 1 Light Pendant for industrial kitchen design.

Industrial Lighting– Lighting is EVERYTHING! If you have a beautifully decorated kitchen…

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2015 Kitchen Trends

Periwinkle Porte

My husband and I are in the process of updating/remodeling our Kitchen, so I have been taking advantage of this opportunity to educate myself on current and upcoming Kitchen design trends. As residential interior designers, we select and specify many of the fixed finishes, appliances, and plumbing selections that go into a home, but we usually aren’t as involved in the design of the Kitchen. It is such an involved and specialized area of expertise that most of our clients choose to work with separate Kitchen designers to determine the cabinetry layout and overall design. I was recently involved on a project where we were able to meet with the Kitchen designers and review the shop drawings; it was a fun and educational experience! It also made me aware of how many design possibilities and creative ideas are involved in Kitchen design. From TVs that lift up from underneath the countertop…

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