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,…
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, 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.
There was a day not too long ago when brushed and satin finishes were all-the-rage. People were steering well clear of polished finishes. But, not any more! Check out these examples of how beautiful polished nickel finishes can be in the latest hardware.
I wanted to share a few more photos of the recent remodel of our kitchen showroom located in the Lakewood area of Dallas, Texas. The address is 6322 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75214 – please stop by if you are in the area!
Our remodeling expertise is usually applied to our clients’ kitchens, bathrooms and other household spaces. For the past several weeks, we’ve had an additional crew busy working on the complete design and remodel of our very own kitchen showroom in the Lakewood area of Dallas. We gutted the showroom, which was originally built in the 1980s, and have begun installation of seven beautiful vignettes showing a variety of styles, cabinet manufacturers, tile selections, countertops, appliances and flooring materials. If you are in the Dallas area, we hope you will stop by…
At Kitchen Design Concepts, we believe that an advantage we have over many remodelers, designers and contractors in the area is our bricks-and-mortar showrooms. They allow our Clients to get a feel for us and our work. Our showrooms allows clients to explore the possibilities in terms of materials, photos, storyboards, vignettes and, of course, conversation. With two showrooms in the Dallas area, one in Carrollton and one in Lakewood, we are convenient for our clients whether they live to the northwest or the southeast of Dallas.