Sunday, December 4, 2011

Kitchen Cabinet Design Malaysia - Kitchen Design Tips

Kitchen Design Tips from Kitchen Cabinet Design Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

1. Streamline surfaces

Think smooth and seamless. Cupboards should reach the ceiling or run flush with a bulkhead, doing away with dustcatching wasted space. Benchtops should be streamlined with few visible joins. Go for under-bench sinks that sit below the benchtop so you can't see the edges.

2. Integrate applicances

In a quest for open-plan bliss, kitchen appliances are making themselves scarce, hiding behind closed doors for a clean look that blends with the living area. For fridges, it's a matter of fitting a door in the same material as the cupboards. Disguise your dishwasher with an integrated front panel.

3. Get a smart splashback

Want to show off some flair with colour or texture? As the design focus of modern kitchens, the splashback is the best place to do it. Natural, clear glass splashbacks are still high in the style stakes, as are mosaics, or choose the same material as your benchtop for a seamless look.

4. Flaunt benchtops

For a modern benchtop, choose natural textures like marble or matt granite. Stone composites, polished timber and poured concrete are also beautiful. Design-wise, it's all about chunky slabs with deep edges. For a price-smart option, apply a thick edge to a thin slab.

5. Opt for an island

A well-designed island bench is essential for entertaining. Fit with a sink, cooktop or chopping boards, so the cook can face family and guests. A benchtop overhang makes it comfortable for people to sit. Or if you prefer to keep mess out of sight, a raised edge will hide the lot.

6. Clue up on colour

Create calm by choosing neutral colours. All-white, cream or pale grey are foolproof design classics. Dark tones make an impact, but can overwhelm small spaces, so use on the bottom row of cabinetry. Keep bursts of colour to feature spots, like splashbacks or the front panel of island benches.

7. Choose the right layout

No matter what your style, budget or space, every kitchen layout should be designed around what experts call the 'Golden Triangle'. This involves placing the main work areas - fridge, sink and oven/cooktop - close to each other, positioned at three sides of a triangle. Regardless of kitchen size, these activity zones should be no more than three metres apart, so you can move easily between them.

8. Switch to clever lighting

Light up your kitchen with pendants or halogens, plus over-bench lights for brighter work spaces. For extra atmosphere while relaxing, fit ceiling lights with dimmers, or just leave on the over-bench lights.

9. Look, no handles

Cupboard handles are best kept low key. Choose invisible angled 'finger pulls' cut into the top or side of the cupboards. Or, if you want handles, go for no-fuss designs in matt chrome or stainless steel.

10. Maximise storage

Drawers maximise storage space, making it easy to access your kitchen's darkest corners. Extra-deep options are perfect for pots and pans. Shallow, extra-wide varieties are great for storing cutlery.

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2011 NKBA Design Award: Best Of Budget-Friendly

Professional and Affordable Kitchen

Linn’s Prestige Kitchens & Baths
Destin, FL
Designer: Allison McCowan

Design Notes: A small kitchen gets a big makeover for a budget under $40,000. Selecting a 30-inch Viking range that had slight damage gave these aspiring chefs a professional-grade appliance at an affordable price. The homeowners installed the tile and sewed the banquette cushion themselves for additional cost savings. Cutting back in these areas allowed them to spend on cabinet organizers, the slate floors, LG stainless steel appliances and Corian countertops.

Products and Materials:
Schrock maple cabinetry in Dover finish, Corian countertops in Medea, Corian sink in Glacier White, Kohler faucets, Viking range and ventilation, LG dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator.


2011 NKBA Design Award: Sustainable– Best of Kitchen Views

h2 style="text-align: center;">An Energy-Saving Kitchen

Newton, MA
Designer: Jessica Williamson, AKBD

Design Notes: When this family of five moved from the city to the suburbs, they wanted to build an eco-friendly new home with an open-plan living space featuring a green kitchen. Environmentally conscientious products fill the kitchen, including LEED-certified cabinetry with a no-VOC finish and no added formaldehyde, a recycled glass backsplash, and a recycled redwood counter. A whole-house lighting system makes saving energy easier, and a PEX plumbing system allowed for the installation of a gray-water recover system. An island dining spot lets the kids snack while Mom and Dad cook on the Energy Star appliances.

Products and Materials:
GE Monogram appliances, Caesarstone quartz countertops, GreenQuest by Crystal cabinets.


2011 NKBA Design Award: Open Plan Kitchens – First Place / First Place Overall

Updated Cabin Kitchen

brooksBerry Kitchens & Baths
St. Louis, MO
Designer: Chris Novak Berry
Co-Designer: Emily Castle

Design Notes: Perched on a ridge, this 1820 cabin home boasts unspoiled views of the woods and river with a resplendent kitchen to match its surroundings. What was once a rough cabin interior now features handcrafted mahogany cabinetry, green granite countertops and natural limestone and fumed wide plank pine flooring. With a walk-in pantry and two refrigerator/freezers, this light-filled and spacious kitchen also boasts plenty of food storage.

Products and Materials:
Mahogany cabinets, Typhoon Green honed granite countertops, Kohler and KWC faucets; natural limestone tile, Lacanche Cluny range, Kohler and Franke sinks, RangeCraft ventilation.


2011 NKBA Design Award: Open Plan Kitchens – Second Place

A Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Kitchen

Dream Kitchens, Inc.
Delafield, WI
Designer: Terri Schmidt
Co-Designers: Linda Eberle, CKD, CBD, and Keven Schmidt

Design Notes:
A Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home takes cues from the great architect’s use of horizontal lines and natural materials to inspire a large kitchen suitable for entertaining. Double sliding doors next to the wrap-around wet bar and built-in coffee maker conceal a walk-in pantry and associated clutter. Multiple seating areas provide plenty of options for hosting guests. Varying cabinet heights offer movement and visual interest.

Products and Materials:
Corsi custom cabinetry in mahogany, Wolf cooktop and oven, Wolf ventilation system, Sharp microwave drawer, Silver Spark granite countertops, Margaritelli iroko wood flooring, Kohler sinks and faucets, Walls and ceilings in ledgestone and mahogany, Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine refrigerator, Oceanside Glasstile glass tiles from Muse collection on vertical column.


2011 NKBA Design Award: Open Plan Kitchens – Third Place

Clean and Open Kitchen

bulthaup by Kitchen Distributors, Inc.
Denver, CO
Designer: William Landeros, CKD
Co-Designer: Jed MacKenzie, CKD

Design Notes: Clean, horizontal lines and a neutral palette give this kitchen a minimal, sleek look. A mix of materials—from stainless steel appliances to anodized aluminum cabinets, black oak flooring to a warm alder countertop bar—creates variation in neutral color schemes and texture. The horizontal theme echoes across the room from wide horizontal cabinet pulls to the cabinetry’s horizontal veneer. A 9-centimeter thick alder countertop offers a casual dining space while accenting the horizontal design.

Products and Materials:
bulthaup cabinets in grey anodized aluminum with an alder veneer, Gaggenau cooktop and oven, Sharp microwave, Sub-Zero refrigerator, bulthaup ventilation, natural quartzite countertops, Dornbracht faucet, wenge flooring in ebony, Franke sink.


2011 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens – Second Place

A Charming Period Kitchen

Kitchens by Rose
Ramsey, NJ
Designer: Rose Marie Carr

Design Notes: A turn-of-the-century kitchen features modern standards while maintaining its original period charm. A vertical beadboard backsplash, distressed cabinetry and a hammered copper sink embody the style of the era, while the kitchen’s original Carolina pine flooring, brass spring hinges and push plates bring true authenticity to the room.

Products and Materials: Christiana painted and distressed maple and hickory cabinets and maple beadboard backsplash, honed Black Ash granite countertops, LaToscana Ducale faucet, oak and yellow North Carolina pine flooring, Bertazzoni range.


2011 NKBA Design Award: Small Kitchens – Third Place

A Japanese-Inspired Kitchen

The Kitchen Consultant
Long Beach, CA
Designer: Dana Jones, CKD

Design Notes: Once a dim and cramped galley kitchen, this remodeled space takes cues from Japanese design in its achievement of horizontal flow, airy feel and improved use of space. Bamboo cabinetry with a horizontal grain complements the horizontal glass tile backsplash. High windows and a light, neutral color scheme offer a fresh look.

Products and Materials:
Wright custom cabinetry made from Plyboo edge grain and natural, stained alder; DCS cooktop and oven, Cambrian Black granite countertop with leather finish, Blanco sink and faucet, Oak flooring, Kozo Lighting oil-rubbed bronze pendant, glass mosaic backsplash tile by Imperial Tile & Stone in non-iridescent Lime-olicious Gigis Groovy Stiix, Zephyr ventilation hood.


2011 NKBA Design Award: Medium Kitchens – First Place

A Social Contemporary Kitchen

Andros Kitchen & Bath Designs

Mississauga, Ontario
Designer: Anastasia Rentzos, CKD, CBD

Design Notes: With entertainment in mind, this kitchen allows the homeowners to prepare and serve food while visiting with guests. A full-length Thermador wine refrigerator couples with a Thermador French-door refrigerator. An elevated boomerang-shaped glass bar top offers a spot to park a wine glass and chat with someone working at the prep sink, while the island’s honed marble counter with a wraparound corner adds stand-out style to this mingling spot.

Products and Materials: Acorn Kitchens maple cabinets with custom dark chocolate color; Caeserstone perimeter counters, Blanco Diva faucet and Alta bar faucet, porcelain tile floor, Dainolite pendant lighting, Thermador dual-fuel range and ventilation, Kindred double apron sink, mixed glass backsplash.


2011 NKBA Design Award: Medium Kitchens – Second Place

Colorful and Open Kitchen

Glen Alspaugh Co., LLP
St. Louis, MO
Designer: James E. Howard, CKD, CBD

Design Notes:
Bright, tropical-colored cabinetry in finishes of oranges, blues and greens enliven this open plan kitchen. The homeowners selected the vibrant palette for the cabinets, which were hand-painted and distressed on site by a local artisan and designed to match the yellow-orange walls. Spanish Mediterranean-inspired tile graces the backsplash and a tall plaster hood stretches up the length of the 13-foot ceiling. Topping off this colorful pool-house kitchen is a 48-inch cobalt blue Viking range.

Products and Materials: Signature Custom Cabinetry cabinets, Caesarstone quartz perimeter countertops, Blue Boquira quartzite island countertop, Imperial Tempora travertine flooring, Viking range, Wolf ventilation, Sub-Zero refrigeration.

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2011 NKBA Design Award: Medium Kitchens – Third Place

Feng Shui and Modern Kitchen

DeWitt Designer Kitchens
Pasadena, CA
Designer: Elina Katsioula-Beall, CKD

Design Notes: Contemporary and Asian, this kitchen combines feng shui principles with modern materials. Red-stained maple cabinetry complements the homeowner’s selected cherry blossom theme. A custom mosaic tile backsplash over the cooktop features a blossoming branch profiled against a rising sun. Another custom detail, wooden cabinet doors carved with the Chinese symbol for prosperity, graces the kitchen’s baking wall.

Products and Materials:
Columbia Cabinets maple cabinetry, Empire marble and Absolute Noire granite countertops, Liton lighting, Thermador microwave and oven, Miele cooktop, refrigerator and ventilation, Francois and Co. tile, cooktop backsplash design by Elina Katsioula-Beall.

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2011 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – First Place

Sprawling French Country Kitchen

Glen Alspaugh Co., LLP
St. Louis, MO
Designer: James E. Howard, CKD, CBD

Design Notes: With a soaring truss ceiling and two islands, this large French country style kitchen swathes its space in shades of butter yellow and blue. The cabinets reach 10 feet high, taking advantage of the room’s lofty height and adding extra storage options. Two sinks, dishwashers and refrigerators make plenty of extra storage, prep and clean-up for these homeowners to entertain.
Products and Materials: Premier Custom Built, Inc. cabinetry in Mt. Rainier Blue and Hale's Navy Blue, Wolf cooking appliances, Giallo Napolean polished granite counters and distressed black walnut island countertop, Kohler Vinnata faucets in oil-rubbed bronze, distressed wide plank black walnut flooring, Angelica honed travertine backsplash w/ imperial black basket weave tile insert over the cooktop, Best by Broan ventilation, Stone Age Designs Marie Antoinette hood made of Scagliola limestone and copper-finished concave stack

2011 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Second Place : People's Pick Kitchen

A Large Hacienda Kitchen

Hamilton-Gray Design, Inc.
Carlsbad, CA
Designer: Cheryl Hamilton-Gray, CKD

Design Notes: Warm yellow walls and terra cotta floors set a welcoming and sunny tone for this large hacienda kitchen. With custom carved cabinets, hand-painted tile and reclaimed wood ceiling beams, the kitchen is filled with authentic details. Functional design—multiple prep areas and a layout planned with the homeowners’ children in mind—gives the room an efficient flow.
Products and Materials: Landco Architectural Millworks custom cabinetry in rift-cut white oak; Countertops: Calypso Gold granite, Statuary White marble on baking area, maple butcher block on prep area; Herbeau faucets; Parefeuille reclaimed French terra cotta flooring; Steven Handelman Studios lighting fixtures; La Cornue CornuFĂ© range; Stone Forest copper sink, Best ventilation with custom shroud

2011 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Third Place

Contemporary Vintage Kitchen

2011 NKBA Design Award: Large Kitchens – Third Place

Jane Lockhart Interior Design

Toronto, ON

Designer: Jane Lockhart

Design Notes: The combination of contemporary and vintage pieces gives this kitchen a fresh look. Classic white Shaker-style maple cabinets, complemented by Super White granite islandcountertops and light gray quartz perimeter counters, keep the look light. Contrasting elements like the globe pendants and the stainless steel range hood offer period and contemporary style to this 1910 Edwardian home.

Products and Materials: Brice's Fine Furniture custom cabinetry, Super White granite island countertop, Stone Grey Caesarstone perimeter countertops, Ginger’s Bath Hicks pendant lighting, Miele dishwasher, red oak flooring, Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Cercan Tile Bianco Hizhou marble backsplash, Vent-A-Hood Euroline Pro Series ventilation.