Kitchen furniture provides both practical and aesthetic value to the heart of your home. From cabinets to islands and bar stools, this comprehensive set of fixed and moveable pieces makes cooking and dining effortless and stylish.
White cabinetry can feel monotonous, so adding visual interest with thoughtful paint choices and hardware choices can bring personality. Karen Swanson went for an eye-catching design feature by mixing knobs and pulls that highlight shapes while playing up details.
Tables are at the heart of every kitchen, providing everyday dining spaces as well as being an impressive canvas for decorative accents and decorations. From colorful rugs to stunning light fixtures, there are endless ways to spruce up your table!
Kitchen tables can serve a versatile purpose by providing additional storage space. For instance, this small table features an ingenious storage design featuring an integral base to hold placemats and tableware – helping reduce clutter while making better use of floorspace.
Though round kitchen tables tend to lean more toward farmhouse than contemporary styles, this Saarinen-inspired tulip design adds plenty of modern appeal. Build it using a table frame kit with Kee Klamp fittings and black powder coating, as well as 90deg elbows for creating its unique legs. Once completed, finish it off by adding wood or quartz tabletop as well as wheels for mobility if necessary!
Kitchen islands provide extra counter space for food preparation, and when combined with stools they create a dining area in the center of any room. Kitchen islands can help maximize workspace without taking away floor space; you can add lazy Susans, spice racks or wine cabinets to further customize them for storage solutions.
Kitchen islands can also provide families with children the space they need for homework, drawing and reading – or having snacks after school – in a dedicated spot. Open floor plans make these islands particularly useful in gathering place situations as the kitchen becomes an open room that serves both guests and family members who aren’t cooking!
Many homeowners today are opting for movable kitchen islands as they provide maximum flexibility. You can easily move it around the room depending on your needs at any given moment – an especially great feature if you plan to sell or relocate soon.
Cabinets help keep kitchen supplies organized, hidden, and within reach. Their boxes, known as carcasses, may be constructed of solid wood (usually hardwood species), medium density fiberboard (MDF), plywood or combination materials with surface coatings applied; their doors and drawer fronts typically use hardwood frames, although laminated or molded options are also possible; their hardware includes handles, knobs or pulls.
Consider cabinets with glass-front doors when displaying your collection of crystal vases, unique plates or international beer mugs. Not only can this style of cabinet display them beautifully but it will also protect them from dust and other potential threats.
Look for hinges and hardware with soft-close functions, which reduce slamming drawers and doors. Purchase dovetailed drawer boxes instead of ones made with staples or presses; dovetailing ensures greater longevity than either pressing or stapleing, minimizing back strain or bending or squatting for the user. Lastly, choose a cabinetmaker who can produce quality products quickly.
Kitchen bar stools first became fashionable as part of high counter seating systems. Available in an array of colours, materials and designs – from contemporary minimalism to traditional country chic – kitchen bar stools are now an integral part of everyday kitchen life.
Consider both aesthetic and comfort needs when selecting kitchen stools, as well as durability and maintenance considerations when selecting a material for them. Stains, dents, and spills will occur over time so select an unbreakable material which can withstand daily wear-and-tear.
Black stools offer a timeless and stylish design element while hiding dirt better than their lighter counterparts. When selecting spacing guidelines, try to leave 10-12 inches between each stool seat and the counter – this ensures everyone has enough legroom and provides for more comfortable sitting experiences.