Saturday, November 27, 2010

Kitchen Remodeling Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen Remodeling


Kitchen Remodeling is a great investment in your home. By remodeling your kitchen you can add value to your home, and at the same time save money with energy efficient kitchen appliances, or by replacing your drafty kitchen windows. Kitchen remodeling is very broad and consists of many smaller areas. Maybe you'd like to improve your current kitchen, make it more user friendly and beautiful.

The areas of a kitchen remodel are:

Kitchen Appliances - Ovens, stoves, cook tops, refrigerators, dishwashers, range, microwaves, hoods, and exhaust fans.

Kitchen Cabinets - Wood cabinets in oak, maple, cherry, hickory, pine, birch, metal and plastic. cabinet refacing, and kitchen storage items and kitchen islands.

Kitchen Countertops - stone, marble, quartz, granite, solid surface, wood, metal, and Formica countertops

Kitchen Flooring - Hardwood flooring, cork, bamboo, laminate, linoleum flooring. Installation, repair and refinishing your floors.

Kitchen Lighting - Light controls, chandeliers, fixtures, lamps, fluorescent lights, recessed and spot lighting.

Kitchen Sinks and Fixtures - Kitchen faucets, stainless steel, brass, plastic and glass handles.

Kitchen Windows - Skylight windows, double hung and single hung windows, casement and garden windows for growing herbs and plants.

Kitchen Remodeling Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contact Information

Telephone : +6019-3379338

Email: isd.designer@gmail.com

Kitchen Cabinet Malaysia - Kitchen Cabinet Remodeling

2009 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – First Place

2009 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens - First Place

French Cook’s Kitchen





Roomscapes Luxury Design Center

Rockland, MA
Designer: Cameron M. Snyder, CKD

Design Notes: To function for a family of seven, one of whom had trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, this kitchen required a gas cooktop with a French burner; a warming drawer, and wall ovens with speed, steam and convection capabilities. Simple horizontal lines keep the design clean and contemporary, with a painted green wall, onyx tile backsplash and reddish quartz countertop for color.

Products and Materials: Wolf rangetop and vent hood; Miele oven and microwave; Wood-Mode cabinetry; bamboo flooring; countertops in bamboo, concrete and CaesarStone quartz.

Source: 2009 NKBA Design Award at kitchens.com

2009 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Second Place

2009 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens - Second Place

Casual Classic Kitchen





Cabinet Concepts, Inc.
Daniel Island, SC
Designer: Bryan Reiss, CKD, CBD
Co-Designer: Theresa Bishop

Design Notes: A glazed tin ceiling, knotty pine floors made of reclaimed barn wood, and painted vertical tongue-and-groove boards on the walls, lend this kitchen a farmhouse feel. Ceiling-height cabinets painted an olive green and a salt-water fish tank add a touch of the ocean.

Products and Materials: Custom Wood Products painted maple cabinetry; Franke sinks and faucets; GE refrigerator, microwave, cooktop and oven; Juperana granite countertops.

2009 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Third Place

2009 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens - Third Place


Urban Design Kitchen





Lori Carroll & Associates
Tucson, AZ
Designer: Lori Carroll
Co-Designers: Mary Roles and Bill Smith, CKD

Design Notes A steel girder visible across the tall ceiling, exposed brick support columns and a polished concrete floor set the tone for this kitchen’s urban, loft-like design. Cooking, cleanup and prep workstations define the border of the kitchen area. A round glass table with vinyl-upholstered banquette seating sits in the center, connected to an arrowhead-shaped island with a prep sink.

Products and Materials: Viking refrigerator, microwave, warming drawer and wall ovens; concrete flooring; cross-cut oak veneer cabinetry.

Source: 2009 NKBA Design Award at kitchens.com



2009 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens - Honorable Mention

2009 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens - Honorable Mention


Mediterranean-Style Kitchen





Kitchens by Design
Indianapolis, IN
Designer: Kristin Ann Okeley, CKD
Co-Designer: Lisa Stites

Design Notes: An ornate balcony railing salvaged from Argentina turns the island into this kitchen’s focal point. Dual peninsulas wrapped around the island offer room for numerous people to work simultaneously. Coffee-colored cabinets with counters and accents in shades of cream and nutmeg create a warm neutral palette.Products and Materials: Rustic German beech cabinets with a coffee stain and distressed paint accents; Thermador microwave, refrigerator, and range; iroko wood island countertops; Durango stone perimeter countertops.

Source: 2009 NKBA Design Award at kitchens.com

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Kitchen Styles

No matter how much space you have available or what budget, it is possible to create the kitchen of your dreams. Here are some of the most popular kitchen styles which you can recreate:

Contemporary


For a great contemporary kitchen, rich wood finishes, high tech appliances and luxury gloss is the look you need to aim for.


Floor to ceiling cupboards give you plenty of storage space, leaving the worktops uncluttered and wraparound surfaces that link the sink, worktop and splashback look great too.




Transitional


A transitional kitchen will have elements of contemporary and traditional design. A transitional kitchen is eclectic and combines manmade and natural materials, textures and finishes.


A mission style kitchen might be made transitional by adding bamboo flooring. A tuscan kitchen might be made transitional by using steel appliances or having some high tech lighting. You could have a cherry style kitchen with contrasting paint colours. The sky is the limit with transitional kitchens.


Transitional fixtures and mouldings are not elaborate but should have some degree of ornamentation.



Traditional


A traditional kitchen has an elegant and formal look like the European and American homes of the 18th to the early 20th centuries.


Features in a traditional kitchen might include natural materials like stone or wood, antique appliances and fixtures, raised panel cabinet door styles, rope and crown moulding, corbels and fluting and cabinets in mahogany, cherry or walnut.


An Italian style traditional kitchen will rely on elegant cabinetry with onlays, rope moulding and custom carved reliefs. These cabinets are usually painted cream and have intricate raised panelling.


A Victorian style traditional kitchen will feature Cathedral arch doors, raised panels and ornate trims and mouldings. Heavy, dark woods are usually used for Victorian style cabinets.


For a Georgian style kitchen walnut, cherry or mahogany woods give a formal finish. Stacked cabinetry to the ceiling, heavy crown moulding and square panel raised doors are common. Black accents are often seen.


Other traditional kitchen styles include Federal, Queen Anne, Early American, Manor, Shaker, Edwardian, Neoclassical, Colonial, Farmhouse, Regency, Cottage, Cape Cod, Bungalow and Plantation.



Rustic


A rustic kitchen will often feature a regional flair. You will see leather pulls, knotty alder, hickory or pine, wood panelling, wooden ceiling beams and rich, warm earthy tones.




Old World


An old world kitchen should hark back to its pre 17th century European style. The raised panel cabinetry is often painted and might have beadboard, cracking, cup and dish racks, bun feet and valence legs.


In an old world kitchen you might see stone floors and walls, furniture-look cabinetry, mosaic tiles, copper or pewter accents, rich deep colours, plaster or brick walls and appliances hidden behind panels.


Tuscan is another old world style. A tuscan kitchen relies on natural materials. The cabinets will often be cream, earthy or yellow. Other old world kitchen styles include French chateau, Italian villa, Dutch cottage, Mediterranean, Castle, Gothic and Normandy cottage.



Country


A country kitchen is often welcoming and bright, featuring woven baskets, painted and glazed cabinets and decorative moulding and shelving.


In a country kitchen, you might see checked, striped, floral, plaid and gingham patterns, antiques, handmade items, metal or chicken wire cabinet inserts, beadboard and calico or chintz window coverings.


In a French country style kitchen you might find oak or cherry cabinetry, framed cabinets in recessed or raised panels, pantry and plate racks and decorative shelving.


In a traditional English country kitchen the cabinet design is normally square and accented by curves. Natural cabinets in oak or pine are popular. A large wooden mantle range hood, intricate moulding and wood cutouts in valances look authentic in an English country kitchen.


For a farmhouse kitchen, use light or dark stained wood and use heirlooms or antiques for authenticity. For a cottage kitchen, you can use driftwood-like finishes for a seaside flavour. For a lake flavour, you can use darker wood but keep it natural looking.


Other country styles include Swedish country, garden country and Tuscan country.



Art and Crafts Kitchen


An arts and crafts kitchen relies on a natural look with good quality craftsmanship. Recessed panel doors with thick frames feature in an arts and crafts kitchen and you can contrast the finish of the door frame against the panels.


In an arts and crafts kitchen you might see natural, neutral colours, clean strong lines, mullioned glass doors, rich woods, stained glass lighting fixtures and windows and recessed or inset panel cabinet doors.


With a Shaker kitchen, which is similar, you might see beech, maple, birch or oak veneered wood. Inset flat panel doors go better with a Shaker kitchen style and you can use wide rails in the cabinet frame.




Modern


With a modern kitchen you should expect slick, polished finishes and modern windows and timber joinery. Stainless steel is widely used in modern kitchens. The lighting is normally recessed into the ceiling or halogen lights can be used.