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This kitchen/family room redesign was a tall order

 

This kitchen/family room redesign was a tall order

POSTED BY administrator on Jan 28 under kitchen

This kitchen/family room redesign was a tall order
News from Gainesville Sun:

The perfect recipe for this space called for a smidge of uptown urban, a dash of rustic retro and a pinch of factory functional. (Scripps Howard News Service)

Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 11:15 a.m.

Sue Jean and Dave are hip, young urbanites who work long hours in IT and banking. At the end of the day, they escape to their own private retreat: a swank, factory-turned-loft in the city’s trendiest neighborhood. In their downtime, they love to entertain, but their open-concept kitchen/family room was definitely more factory than functional.

The ingredients in this space created a recipe for disaster. Dated, condo-sized appliances, a mishmash of student-type furniture a…………… continues on Gainesville Sun

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News from U-T San Diego:

Kitchen remodeling is a big-ticket home improvement that involves a lot of decision-making, both financial and aesthetic. And since design trends are always changing, it’s important to stay abreast of those trends if you are contemplating a remodeling project. n We asked a trio of San Diego designers to fill us in on the latest in kitchen design. Many of their ideas marry practicality with high style.

Kathleen Kita-Palmer • K. Kita Design

Mix it up: There’s a wonderful saying, “It’s the mix, not the match!” that makes a great design work. “Matchy-matchy” spaces tends be monotonous and boring. How do you “mix it up” in your kitchen décor without making a mess? Use the Pareto Principle or the 80/20 rule. Your kitchen, or for that matter any given space, should be about 80 percent one style or theme and 20 percent another, for a successfully “mixed up” look. For example, if you’re designing a new kitchen in a traditional style, try upping the drama by adding some contemporary elements like a glass mosaic tile backsplash or a sleek stainless-steel range hood and a brushed stainless-steel cabinet.

Cabinetry gets simplified: For the past several years, traditional overglazed cabinetry with lots of detail has been extremely popular, but not anymore. Gone are the multi-stepped crown moldings and ornate beaded and paneled doors. The trend in k…………… continues on U-T San Diego

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