- Concealed kitchens - Concealing appliances enhances the kitchen’s ability to be a primary living and entertainment venue. Clean lines and sleek colors create a unique identity without overpowering nearby rooms.
- Beverage stations - This area usually includes an undercounter refrigerator, wine cooler and coffee maker.
- Scaling of elements - Shapes, textures and fixtures are used to create scale. Whether it’s a marbled surface in tile, a tin ceiling or metallic material, it can be used to direct the eye around the room and create a balanced space.
- Bold colors - Look for splashes of bold color—particularly rich blues, purples, greens and yellows.
- Soft geometry - Rounded shapes on countertops, light fixtures and soffits help smooth traffic patterns and soften features.
- New use of space - Fixtures such as floating vanities and wall-mounted toilets remove obstructions and make baths feel spacious.
- Framing - A simple detail such as a soffit along the ceiling or blank wall space surrounding inset cabinets can set off and emphasize elements while creating a focal point.
- Varying heights - Islands, countertops and walls are being customized to homeowner needs. Varying heights are not only functional but also create balance.
- Japanese influences - Look for clean lines, open spaces and neutral colors with bold splashes of color. Japanese artwork and antiques are becoming popular as well.
- Art integration - Kitchens and baths are being personalized with paintings and sculptures.
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Monday, September 12, 2011
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