May/June 2019 Cover

Contemporary kitchens feature flush cabinetry, stylized tile, and modern lines such as those found in this small kitchen. Subway tile is branching out to embrace more colors, finishes, and profiles such as the beveled edges shown here.

Kitchen Design Trends

Most industry experts agree that they continue to see white shaker-style cabinets more than other choices, and that hardwood flooring in a variety of shades remains a popular kitchen floor. Beyond these findings, however, there are discrepancies about views of colors, appliances, and kitchen design itself. Regarding kitchen design, Louise Frost of The Design Studio reports she’s seeing a growing interest in kitchen layouts and taking cabinets to the ceiling to maximize storage and expand the space. “”Our clients are cutting down raised bars and extending countertops into the living space, often adding bar stools,” says Frost. Gail Adkins of …

VESTA® Fine Hardware launches the PALAZZO Collection

Classically inspired by decorative hardware with on-trend geographic facets Refined, rich, and eternally romantic VESTA™ Fine Hardware introduces Palazzo, a collection of elegant decorative hardware with an influence of octagonal elements. Available in nine cabinet pull and knob shapes, the classically inspired collection blends emotion and creativity with exceptional craftsmanship and artisanal European design. The Palazzo collection radiates effortless elegance, states Christine Zimmer, Product Manager of VESTA. “It has the rare ability to both inspire designers and transform spaces. A symbol of passion and dedication, Palazzo is a work of handcrafted art.” Composed of solid brass, the Palazzo collection is …

3 Ways to Throwback Style

When it’s time for a bathroom or kitchen upgrade, some of the greatest inspiration may come from another time entirely. Some of the most on-trend styles of today are actually throwbacks to bygone eras. Learn how to make your updated spaces pay tribute to re-emerging trends and add your own modern touches with these three new-again looks. Retro-Modern A retro-modern design is unique in every way, with elements transitioning from the historically unfitted 1920s to 1950s charm and eccentricity. The result is a space that represents many eras and design styles, and the kitchen is the perfect space to bring …

HANSGROHE METRIS SELECT & TALIS SELECT FAUCET COLLECTIONS

PRODUCT FEATURES: Select Technology – turn the water off and on by pushing the Select button. Especially useful with soapy or messy hands: a light touch of the back of the hand, elbow or forearm easily stops and starts the flow of water Modern Design – personalize your kitchen & bathroom with unparalleled innovation, quality and aesthetic appeal QuickClean Innovation – instantly wipe away lime-scale deposits from silicone-covered spray channels Multiple heights and profiles fit most kitchen and bath spaces Easy Installation – includes flexible connection hoses for turnkey installation Low Flow Compliant within 1.2 – 1.75 GPM Hansgrohe limited …

Tricks of the trade: How to maximize your kitchen renovation

Considering a kitchen renovation but not sure how to get the most out of your space and budget? Expert tips can help you focus your plans so you get the kitchen of your dreams for less money and less stress. “Redesigning your kitchen is a big investment,” says A-list designer Nate Berkus, Artistic Advisor of LG STUDIO line. “It’s not just about the money; you’re also investing a lot of time and emotion. There are so many decisions to make, and you want them to be the right ones. You also want to create a space that reflects the people …

Outdoor Kitchen Trends

Outdoor living invariably brings to mind outdoor kitchens, according to industry experts. “They are now ‘must-have’ addition to any home,” says Crystal Watson of Embers Grill and Fireplace Store. Carol Sullivan of The Hearth & Grill Shop says, “What better way to celebrate Middle Tennessee’s weather—even in December last year—than to enjoy outdoor dining?” She adds that with an outdoor kitchen a homeowner can eliminate running in and out of the house with food for guests. “Your outdoor kitchen can be anything you want it to be,” she adds. Watson says, “Some homeowners may add an outdoor kitchen/outdoor bar for …

Kitchen Design Trends

Beauty and function is not an oxymoron. The fact is, great kitchens combine both in a splendor that was once deemed impossible, according to Dan Zimmerle of Cabinet Makeovers. Kitchens are the heart and the soul of the home, Zimmerle says. The kitchen “is where we spend quality time giving our friends and families the best we have,” he says. “From preparing a simple sandwich to cooking a gourmet meal, a properly designed kitchen can change your life.  When kitchens become part of the flow of the home, friends and family can all be a part of the experience. How you …

kitchen pantries

Today’s homeowners view walk-in pantries as a big plus and thus a new trend is emerging—the pantry is becoming more luxurious and more integral to kitchen design. Designers are reporting that clients are requesting a separate but visible open pantry space adjoining the kitchen. Sometimes these pantry spaces include high-end appliances such as beverage centers, icemakers, and refrigerators. Floor to ceiling cabinetry matches that of the kitchen, and countertops are installed to house counter-type appliances. Another trend is the rebirth of the butler’s pantry to house smaller appliances, store glassware, and China, or to organize other kitchen essentials.     …

May/June 2016 cover

About the Cover This kitchen reflects several of the current design trends including white cabinetry, accent colored island, brass light fixtures, brick accents, industrial elements, and hardwood floors. Image courtesy of Hermitage Kitchen Design Center/Hermitage Lighting.  For more information visit www.hermitagelighting.com.