Sunday, December 28, 2008

Kitchen Island

A good kitchen island creates additional space for appliances like microwaves and dishwashers and become the hub of several overlapping workstation. We can equip our island with appliances or cabinetry to suit our needs. An island can serve as a center for entertaining by including a built-in television, a bar sink, wine icemaker and microwave. It might be a new home for a cooktop.

Following kitchen island pictures present many different styles and ideas for islands that will help us to create the perfect kitchen island for our layout. You'll see a variety of materials used for cabinetry and countertop surfaces, including stainless, granite, marble and wood, that help tie the design with function. The many features of kitchen islands are also shown, including wine racks, storage cabinets, sinks, cooktops, eating areas and cooking areas.

Layout Plan for Single Line Kitchen with Island


Kitchen Island Picture

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Contemporary kitchens


Picture from kitchens.com

Contemporary kitchens tend to be described as modern, minimalist and geometric. The characteristics include horizontal lines, asymmetry and a lack of molding and other ornamentation. Materials often are man-made rather than natural: stainless steel, laminate, glass, concrete, chrome and lacquer. Contemporary style is taking a softer turn, even I the kitchen, a place where hard edges, cool reflection surfaces and cutting-edge technology abound. When selecting cabinets for your contemporary kitchen, pair a frameless door with wood finish. Laminate cabinetry is still compatible with this style.

Expect to see to for Contemporary Kitchens:

  • Cabinet material: stainless steel, white or bold-colored laminate, or subtly grained woods such as birch, ash or maple;
  • Frameless cabinets with oversized hardware;
  • Cabinet door style: slab or horizontal lift-up;
  • Stainless steel and other metallic accents;
  • Frosted glass inserts;
  • Curved cabinets and counters.

Visit following for more pictures for Traditional Kitchens;

  1. Contemporary Kitchens Photo Gallery at Cambridge Kitchens.

  2. Contemporary Kitchens Photo Gallery at kitchens.com.

  3. Kitchen Styles at Kitchen Cabinet Malaysia.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Country Kitchens

“Country” implies a deeper connection to the outdoors and the simple life than other styles and uses an abundance of natural element. Country kitchens are cheery and welcoming, with light and/or bright colors, painted and glazed cabinets, woven baskets, floral motifs, and decorative shelving and molding. Cabinet door styles are typically framed, sometimes with raised panel.


Expect to see for Country Kitchens:

  1. Floral, checked, striped, gingham and plaid patterns;
  2. Painted, glazed and distressed cabinet finishes;
  3. Window and wall treatments in fabrics such as chintz and calico;
  4. Beadboard wainscoting and paneling;
  5. Handmade, hand-forged, homespun look;
  6. Chicken wire or metal cabinet inserts;
  7. Antiques and flea-market finds.


Visit following for more pictures of Country Styles;


  1. Country Kitchens Photo Gallery at kitchens.com.
  2. Country Kitchens Photo and Design Ideas at RemodelingMySpace.
  3. Kitchen Styles at kitchen-cabinet.96network.com.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kitchen Renovation / Kitchen Remodeling Kuala Lumpur Malaysia


  1. The “work triangle’ is the underlying principle of good kitchen design. It simply means that you should be able to move freely an easily between the cooker, fridge and sink. Bear this in mind when planning your layout.
  2. A truly functional kitchen contain all the appliances you need, together with plenty of storage and work surface areas. In a small room, it may be tricky to find the space for everything, but remember that you can always look for combine appliances, or you may be able to find alternative housing for a freezer or a washing machine in nearly room.
  3. Design kitchen lighting so that your work areas are clearly illuminated, either with wall down lights or lights mounted beneath wall units. For general lighting, track system are useful and inexpensive, while inset ceiling spotlights are smart and unobtrusive. Install a dimmer to create a more relaxing ambience if you are going to eat in the kitchen. In a separate dining room, a low pendant over the table creates a sense of drama.
  4. Flooring in the kitchen should be hard-wearing, long-lasting and able to withstand splashes, drip and frequent cleaning.
  5. Don’t feel obliged to go for a conventional fitted kitchen – unfitted version can look fantastic, and you can take them with you when you move. Or you could opt for a combination of the two, with a few built-in cupboards plus dresser and some other free-standing furniture.
  6. Kitchen wall coverings should be easy to clean, tough and impervious to steam, with waterproof, wipe able splash back behind the hob and sink.
  7. When it comes to choosing a work surface, remember that, while style is important, it should be easy to clean, hard-wearing and resistant to knife marks, heat, steam and water. Buy the thickest you can afford, and in most cases budget for it to be fitted by a professional.
  8. In any eating area, whether it’s separate dining room, one end of the kitchen or living room, or even on a balcony or patio, try to provide comfortable seating, a spacious table and gentle but adequate lighting, so that the space is conducive to relaxed enjoyment of a good meal.
  9. Even an ordinary kitchen can be made look special with clever displays of attractive crockery, glassware, gadgets or other kitchenalia.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Defining Your Kitchen Needs


Kitchen Needs Assessment
  1. How many hours a week is the kitchen in use? Weekdays? Weekends?
  2. How much storage space is needed?
  3. How many people are preparing food at one time?
  4. Do you have a table in the kitchen? If so, how many people are typically seated at one time? Is there a separate dining room area?
  5. Do you entertain formally or informally in your kitchen? What other activities take place in the kitchen - family doing homework?
  6. What characteristics do you like about your kitchen and want to keep?
  7. What do you not like and want to change about your kitchen?
  8. Is the kitchen layout efficient?
  9. Do you need more storage space? More counter space?

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Traditional kitchens



Traditional kitchens have a formal, elegant look characteristic of American and European homes of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Marked by symmetry and balance and enhanced by the look of fine-crafted details, it is dignified, rich and formal. Choose wood cabinetry (kitchen cabinet) finished with cherry or mahogany stain or painted white, with details like fluted panels, bull’s-eye corner blocks and dentil and crown molding. For the door style, a raised cathedral panel (top slightly arched) is typical. An elegant marble countertop or a laminate faux version fit well here, as do hand-painted tiles. Polished brass hardware and fittings add an Old Wood touch.

Expect to see for Traditional Kitchens:
  1. Cabinets in cherry, walnut and mahogany;
  2. Antique fixtures and appliances;
  3. Raised panel cabinet door styles;
  4. Crown and rope molding, fluting, corbels and other ornamentation and trim;
  5. Wood, stone or other natural materials.

Visit following for more pictures for Traditional Kitchens;
  1. Traditional Kitchens Photo Gallery at Cambridge Kitchens.
  2. Traditional Kitchens Photo Gallery at kitchens.com.
  3. Kitchen Styles at kitchen-cabinet.96network.com

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Tips to Get a Good Kitchen


1. Work with a professional ie Kitchen Designer / Kitchen Cabinet Designer

First, we meed to look for an experience professional kitchen cabinet designer. A professional kitchen cabinet designer can answer your questions and offer good ideas to you , you may not have thought about, they will help you find the best solutions with your budget.

2. Look for a balance of kitchen cabinet design and functionality.

We need to ensure your kitchen functions well with the way you live. Kitchen cabinets with your most frequently used items should be located and arranged most convenient to you and family. The design and style of your kitchen cabinet should also fulgfill your own personal taste and style.

3. Understand your style.

Identification of your own personal decorative style is key to select the right design for your kitchen cabinets. By doing a little bit of style research at internet/magazine, you insure a final design that fits with your personal tastes and preferences.

4. Consider the surrounding area.

Look for a type of wood and finish that will complement your other furnishings, for example, if your kitchen opens directly into a dining or living area, choose kitchen cabinets that enhances the items in that room.


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The Kitchen Cabinet Design Process (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)


Three Important Steps to Get a Good Kitchen

Step 1: Look for Kitchen Cabinet Designer

Please call kitchen cabinet designer to discuss your kitchen cabinet. This is an information session, you need to explain your needs, expectations and budget. The Kitchen Cabinet Designer will visit your site to assist to do the floor measurement and draw a floor plan. Base on all your information and floor plan, we begin the process of selecting your custom cabinets. Each piece is carefully chosen to make full use of your space.

Step 2: Kitchen Cabinet Design and Free Quotation

You will then receive a written quote for the entire project along with the specifications for each kitchen cabinet. The kitchen cabinet designer will provide you a drawing for our proposed design of your cabinets. You must check over the proposed pieces and let us know of any changes you would like made and the quote will be adjusted accordingly.

Once you are satisfied with the draft of each cabinet, normally you need to pay a 50% deposit on the order.

Step 3. Kitchen Cabinet Construction and Installation

After your approval of the final renderings, they will send them to their factory and begin construction. They will send their installer to do the installation of your kitchen cabinet. You need to check your cabinets together with the kicthen cabinet designer to ensure the cabinets met your requirement and quality as per our promise. After installation, you need to pay for the balance.

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