By Cynthia_M. Kitchen. Published at Sunday, April 15th, 2018 - 10:10:01 AM.
You may have already heard about the age-old kitchen design rule known as the “Golden Triangle.” The simple concept here is that the three appliances you use the most (typically the refrigerator, stove, and sink) should be aligned to form the three points of a triangle if you saw the kitchen from a birdseye view.
Engineering and technology have made a wide variety of design choices and finishes possible. While most of the following kitchen countertop ideas are durable, it’s a good idea to always work with cutting boards and silicone trivets for hot pots. Keep countertop surfaces clean with a non-abrasive, soft towel and follow manufacturer or installation guidelines on what products to use to clean and maintain the beauty of your countertops for years.
Wood will always be a highly sought after kitchen cabinet material. For a fresh update to wood cabinets, consider exotic woods that have striped grain to them. The stripes will add texture and visual interest to your cabinetry.
The secret to getting a warm contemporary kitchen is building a foundation of shapes that embodies contemporary style. From there, you can add features — in the form of color or material — that bring warmth to a kitchen. “Achieving a contemporary look that is also warm requires attention to balance, proportion and combinations of finishes, colors, textures that bring the space to life,” says Megan Padilla, senior designer at , in Silver Springs, Maryland. To get started, let’s look at the basic shapes and elements that set the stage.
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