KBB - January 2015 - (Page 42)

FAVORITES Movie Set Kitchen - with Edge The desire for the classic white, open kitchen may have originated from a popular rom-com In 2003, the movie Something's Gotta Give was released, giving viewers a fresh, classic kitchen to drool over. Natural white with black detailing, spacious in design and featuring open shelving with nothing to hide, the famous movie kitchen won people over with its look and functionality. More than a decade later, it is still one of the most sought-after designs for an elegant, timeless kitchen space. The appeal comes from the contemporary, classic and functional design, and with just a few simple adjustments to any of the following 10 tips, the most "googled" kitchen in the world can be brought into this decade and become a reality with almost any budget. 1. A Huge Island. Whether for parties, homework, cooking - everyone hangs out in the kitchen around the island. It's where the action happens and, most importantly, where the food goes when it's finished being prepared. Cool, industrial stools are a must. Make sure to check the seat height (not overall height) when purchasing. Barstools typically have a 30in. seat height, while counter stools are 24 inches. Adjustable swivel stools are a great option if you want to take island seating to the next level, as they offer flexibility and convenience for the expected high kitchen traffic. 2. Maximum Storage. Functionality is important and essential to the Something's Gotta Give design theme. A kitchen that is well planned from the start should be beautiful and efficient. Start by removing the upper cabinets and replacing them with a full wall of storage to maximize space. Extra-deep cabinets over the refrigerator are convenient for storing appliances that are rarely used or even holiday items that are only needed a few times a year. This kitchen I designed features a neutral color palette and simple, practical lighting solutions. To achieve the look of the blockbuster kitchen, Raizin suggests adjustable swivel barstools and a massive island where people can gather, as well as classic materials like marble, wood and steel. 42 + K BB January 2015 / www.kbbonline.com / The Official Sponsor of KBIS www.kbis.com http://www.kbbonline.com http://www.kbis.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - January 2015

Contents
Online Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
People & Places
Dealer Dish
Tech Savvy
Business Practice
Sustainable Design
Universal Design
Solutions
Favorites
Before and After
Industry Outlook
KBIS 2015 and Design & Construction Week
Trends
Products
Design
Living Joyfully
Bittersweet Symphony
The Glamorous Life
New Lines, New Look
Learning Corner
Last Word

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