Category: Kitchen Guides

Kitchen of the Week: the Polished and Modern Kitchen of Paola

Kitchen of the Week: the Polished and Modern Kitchen of Paola

A modern, spacious, beautiful and practical kitchen was on top of Paola DeValdenbro and Juan Carlos Hernandez’s remodel want list. Figuring out all the details was a bit more challenging, but after navigating hundreds of photos, she found herself gravitating to kitchens in a specific fashion and with specific features. “We said, if there is ever a time to have those special details, today can it be,” she says. As you will see, DeValdenbro did make her dream kitchen by integrating her favorite details — many of these found here on Houzz — and paying careful attention to layout and storage.

Location: Dallas, Texas
Duration of redesign: 4 weeks; completed January 2011

The island is DeValdenbro’s favorite feature in the new kitchen. Three levels (pub, cooking space and kitchen table) are connected, and 3-inch counters flush with the cabinets make a smooth appearance. Overhead and under-counter cabinets offer lots of storage, and the two seating areas have ample room for entertaining, cooking and eating.

Top cabinets: IKEA white acrylic kitchen cabinets with frosted glass
Bottom cabinets: Custom cabinets created with maple wood in a dark chocolate stain
Cabinetry hardware: IKEA
Countertops: Caesarstone in Pure White

The built-in butcher’s block on the rear counter, wine cupboard under the island, and built in spice cabinet were custom touches.

Range: Bosch 36″ gas range
Hood: Akdy 36″ Euro Style
Sink: HJUVIK faucet and stainless steel sink from IKEA

DeValdenbro gathered images in ideabooks and shared them with her architect. Photos that inspired her must-have listing comprise:
• Engineered concrete flooring
• Different finishes around the top and bottom cabinets
• 3-inch countertop border, flush with the cabinets
• Breakfast area built in to the island
• Subway tile for the backsplashBacksplash: Subway tile in grey and dark gray with white grout
Barstools: Lima feces in brown from Cantoni

“It was just after looking at so many inspiring photos I realized there were certain things I kept coming back to,” DeValdenbro says. “At the end of the day, you can always give up on certain things, but if your fundamental design did not account for those things to begin with, it is harder to put them in on the rear end.”

Pendant: Kartell FL/Y
Kitchen chairs: TOBIAS from IKEA

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A Rainbow of Vibrant Kitchen Accessories

A Rainbow of Vibrant Kitchen Accessories

Need to include colour in the kitchen? You contemplate a fresh counter can break out the paint rollers and dropcloths or spend money on high-priced appliances in spectral range of of colors. Alternatively, you can reach as part of your closet. In the event that you have got devices or several pots in interesting tones, why don’t you leave them outside for all to respect? Not only do you want to save on the price of a restoration, keeping those magnificent cooking accouterments in basic sight may indeed motivate you to prepare more (a tender reminder I really could consistently use).

Here, we have compiled a few of our favourite kitchen add-ons in every colour of the rainbow. Not only do they seem fantastic, they function fairly nicely also.

Capoferro Designbuild Team

A few Le Creuset pots behave such as the cherry along with this vanilla ice-cream- kitchen.

DeForest Architects

It is astonishing what an impact a number of brilliant pots and pans can make against a neutral- backdrop of whites and woods.


Le Creuset Classic Round Dutch Oven | Williams Sonoma – $140

I’ve some of the pots in crimson, although the colour is quite fine (and there is a an entire spectrum of them available now), what I love most is exactly what a work-horse they’re. Make use of them on the range top or in the oven, reduced or comparatively high heat, plus they last get the task finished attractively.

Claudia Martin, ASID

This espresso machine in brilliant orange behaves just like a light house to caffeinated ecstasy when you are still trapped in a morning fog.

Michael Fullen Layout Team

I enjoy how this home-owner has just a little fun with all the colours of add-ons inside their kitchen, branching out having a couple of brilliant colours.


KitchenAid Artisan Sequence Mixer – $299.99

KitchenAid stand mixers are seri ous classics than I ‘ve on my fingers and toes, and come in mo Re colours. The sole question is, which one to pick?

Beckwith Interiors

A buddy is found by this glowing yellow countertop not far away for the reason that brilliant pot on the range.

Jennifer Weiss Architecture

If coloured counters are not your point, stick to yellow in the add-ons, as done in this kitchen that is joyful.

The single thing that is constantly in addition to my range is the pot. Finest to work it in the decor in a colour that complements the remaining space, as the green does here.

Narrative & Area – Inside Style as well as Colour Guidance

A strong blue stand-mixer requires them up a notch and picks on the great tones in the back-splash.

Buckminster Green LLC

These pots take a mo-Re immediate path, getting their precise colour inspiration from your patterned back-splash behind them.

Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab

Staub 1 2-Piece Cookware Established – $899.95

Actual chefs are enthusiastic in regards to the characteristic of the large pots of Staub. I am no professional there, but I certainly do enjoy the colours that are vibrant they come in.

Momoko Morton

Oh sacred rainbow! See add-ons and exactly how many brilliant gadgets it is possible to count upwards in the kitchen of this school’s.

CapeRace Cultural Adventures

There are lots of affordable means to add colour in the kitchen if mixers and high-priced pots are not in the quick potential, no anxiety. Here, some mixing bowls ordered on an open ledge really helps to improve the the room.


Latte Bowls – $20

I love to keep a bunch of the latte bowls of Anthropologie within an array of colours in plain view. They are just to fairly to hide-away in the cupboard

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7 Big Ideas for Little Kitchens and Bathrooms

7 Big Ideas for Little Kitchens and Bathrooms

What adjectives come time head when you consider a little space — crowded, claustrophobic, difficult? What comes to mind when you consider a little kitchen or toilet — inconvenient, inaccessible, intolerable? The descriptions appear to worsen, do not they? This ideabook plans to reverse the negative connotations related to little spaces to make the finest of each square-foot by providing 7 bright ideas. Whether you’re residing in 700 or 7,000 square-feet, each trick is equally powerful:

Stonebreaker Contractors & Re-Modelers

Lift some eyebrows as well as the ceiling using a stripe that is graphic. A straightforward scheme of black and white provides enormous play to the little bathroom. The stripes provide the chimera while the characteristic wall provides design and interest.

Leslie Saul & Associates

Allow the sun in. A light, airy kitchen makes cooking sense less of a task. When it’s possible to do so forgo draperies that are fussy and enable the emphasis to be about the outside view. Venting is additionally provided by window accessibility when in cooking restricted quarters.

Harmonique Style

Select toilet furniture that conveys your fashion. For a person who favors the zen way of layout, this abundant wood dressing table paired using a white bowl sink suits the bill.

Mali Craig

Believe large even in a tiny space. A complete bathroom utilizes a room that otherwise would have been utilized for storage.

Mahoney Architects & Insides

Duplicate contours for continuity. An easy, though powerful arched mirror echoes the form of the dressing table and provides ladies’ room a cohesive appearance.

Scheer & Co.

Outfit your kitchen with cookware that is appealing. Proving to be as practical as the next, this tiny kitchen lets regular things to eventually become a part of the decor. Set and a reddish tea kettle of cookware provides this small kitchen and spice. An easy spice rack over the range top causes it to be suitable to prepare a meal that is flavorful.

Adeeni Layout Team

Take benefit of each and every nook and cranny. Trim and beautiful, mosaic tile along with a sculptural sink require this bathtub from useful to polished.

Adeeni Layout Team

Here is the identical toilet from a different angle. A curved walkin shower is a nice and surprising inclusion with storage to boot

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