Month: January 2011

Clever Kitchen Banquettes

When I think of banquettes, the word clever comes to mind due to their functionality. First, they are super nifty for making great use of space. When you don’t have a lot of room in your kitchen, banquettes are nice because you don’t have to allow for extra room that you need when using chairs that are going to be pulled out only to go back in. Another great advantage is that you can often squeeze in an extra person with a banquette because you don’t need the side space required of chairs and, because there is no seam, people can sit continuously along the banquette without discomfort.

Farm Sinks with Flair

Farm sinks, also called apron-front sinks, date back to the nineteenth century but are perfectly great in the modern kitchens of today. They are typically made of fireclay, which offers a smooth, non-porous surface that won’t rust or dis-color. They are about the size of a double sink, but without the divider, making them popular for cooks who use a lot of large pots. It is also a great solution for those who bake, like our client whose kitchen is featured here. She is a professional baker and this sink allows plenty of room for large baking sheets and bowls. With so many choices in sinks these days, make sure you look around before settling on the same old thing.

The Buzz about Bamboo

Bamboo has made its way into all rooms of the home and that is certainly true for kitchens. This super-sustainable construction material is popular with our clients for a long list of reasons…and at Kitchen Design Concepts, we’re using it in both cabinetry and flooring.

Everyone Needs a Pot Filler

There are many things I love about smart kitchens and a pot filler is toward the top of my long list. Yes, that handy little spout that prevents you from having to make the trek from sink to stove with a heavy urn of water. Those who have them rave, and those who don’t, well–here’s my list of reasons why you should!

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