Kitchen / January 29, 2018 / Ailani Hawley.
Take a lesson from your grandmother if you want to know how a kitchen design can be both functional and attractive. Imagine 1141 Pure White countertops set off by gorgeous vintage blue cabinets, with dark metallic knobs and handles. Add some mesh behind the glass of the cabinet doors, and you have yourself a beautiful, vintage kitchen. And of course, vintage design is a hot trend this year.
Minimalist and innovative the b2 is inspired by the golden rule of craftsmanship: “Tools and materials must always be kept tidy and close at hand.” Viewing the kitchen premise as an experimental factory the functional organization principal of the design reduces the kitchen to three sculptural elements: The kitchen tool cabinet, the workbench, and the kitchen appliance cabinet. The flexibility, elegant silhouette and innovative charm of these features mean that bulthaup b2 can also adapt to new spatial circumstances and multiple design variations.
While white kitchens will never go out of style, we’re seeing a move towards warmer materials and a less utilitarian or expected approach. Consider the new kitchen an extension of the living and dining spaces, especially those in an open concept arrangement. The thought process is a “not so kitchen, kitchen”. Working with a cohesive colour palette and materials to achieve a sense of unity with adjacent spaces provides a connection with interior elements such as furniture, lighting and decorative details, leaving the kitchen with all the importance of function yet all the style to go along with the rest of your home.
Concrete or stone floors is a great way to put an industrial spin on your modern rustic kitchen. The texture and the style are all about living simply but still beautifully. This type of floor is all the rage in the high-tech world of open floor spaces. Or how about the truly classic style of hardwood floors? These floors give the appearance of a rustic lifestyle but can certainly be updated in a cool rustic modern kitchen by adding a sheen or gloss.