With kitchen and bath trends always changing, many of my clients ask, “If I install this, will my kitchen look out of style in five years?” I get this question most frequently when discussing hardware for their kitchen cabinets. Four years ago, I was using satin nickel or oil rubbed bronze in most of my kitchen remodels, two years ago clients were asking for polished nickel, now, gold and copper have hit the market and are becoming more and more popular. This being said, satin nickel, oil rubbed bronze, and polished nickel aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. A great solution to picking out a metal finish for your kitchen is, don’t. Instead of committing to just one finish, mix them!
We started this series with A Kitchen For: Kids and now we bring you a kitchen for man’s best friend. That’s right, we designed this kitchen with our four-legged friends in mind. This kitchen had to withstand the constant wear and tear of the home-owners four dogs. This dog-friendly and easy to clean kitchen has details and finishes that coordinate with the remainder of the house. The simple, clean look uses contemporary materials while maintaining a soft look.
Pet-friendly materials were used to endure playful canine paws and wagging tails. We used hardwood floors with a wax finish, washable flat paint, and buffed stainless steal legs on the island. White subway tiles were used for the backsplash and a stainless steel range backsplash with a sunrise pattern.
A large corner cabinet with a lazy susan houses the dog food and medications. All of the dog related items are out of view but still close at hand.
The gorgeous organic color palette and thoughtful design is sure to make this home-owner and their furry friends happy. For more information on this wonderful kitchen check out our article in House and Home and People + Places!
Your backyard can be an extension of your living space. If you enjoy spending time outside, then you’ll love what we’ve done with this outdoor kitchen! This summer, this space can be perfect for entertaining or act as your own personal retreat. This kitchen is set up with amazing tile, materials, and state-of-the-art appliances to complement this beautiful Spanish Mediterranean home.
This space is comfortable and inviting, extending the style and feel of the indoor living space. The continuity of the design makes using this space easy and convenient. The detail in the tile gives the look of luxury and accents the natural materials used throughout.
For more inspiration and images of some fabulous spaces outside the kitchen, check out our image gallery!