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Kitchen and Bath remodel budgets - When is it too much?

Kitchen and Bath remodel budgets - When is it too much? | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

Jennifer asks Kitchen and Bath Designer, Shylo Preston, "when is it too much?"

 

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Kitchens and Baths: Deconstructed - 10 Tips Everyone Should Know, by Carla Aston

Kitchens and Baths: Deconstructed - 10 Tips Everyone Should Know, by Carla Aston | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it
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10 Tips Everyone Should Know Before Remodeling
by Carla Aston of Aston Design Studio

Came across this post on Pinterest (are you noticing a theme?).  I've read so many of these types of articles over the years, that I usually just skip right past them.  Most are filled with the same vague, "no-kidding sherlock" information.  This was one of the best I've read.

The tips are not rocket science, but simple (and important) things that most people just don't think of.

Worth a read.


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12 Design Features That Bring Spanish Flavor to a Kitchen

12 Design Features That Bring Spanish Flavor to a Kitchen | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

Iron, rustic wood, stone pavers - Spanish style is a great choice for those who love rustic distressed materials, still with some traditional ornamentation - Shylo

 

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Madly in love with this Toronto, Canada kitchen.

Madly in love with this Toronto, Canada kitchen. | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

Toronto-based studio Cecconi Simone has designed the interior for a new townhouse development in Toronto, Canada

 

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Two kitchens in one by Australian Designer Darren James

Two kitchens in one by Australian Designer Darren James | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

If you've been following my posts, you know that recently I have been intrigued by Australian design.  Particularly Australian kitchen designs (like this one by Designer Darren James).  Not only are these kitchens gorgeous, I am also seeing a definte trend towards seperating the kitchen into two distinct areas.

 

The larger showier area is filled with beautiful materials, stunning design details, and seating so that guests can enjoy your culinary prowess.  The smaller, slightly concealed area is more utilitarian and houses the refrigerator and that countertop clutter, (toasters, mixers, etc...) that we are loathe to put away.  

 

In other examples that I've seen of this concept, the outer kitchen becomes a true show space with very limited cabinetry, and often just the cooking appliance and a prep sink, and even the main sink and dishwasher have been moved into the secondary space.  I mean who really wants to stare at that sink & dirty dishes while you are eating, right?

 

As kitchens become more and more the heart of the home, the center of entertaining and being in each others company, it's a trend enjoy and I hope to see more of! - Shylo

 

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Concrete Wallpaper by Piet Boon

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"Dutch designer Piet Boon has designed a new series of Concrete Wallpaper in cooperation with NLXL that will launch at this year's ICFF in New York." - designmilk

 

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KISS - I Love Architecture

KISS - I Love Architecture | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

How do you say, "I am digging this kitchen!" in Dutch? - Shylo

 

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Infuse Your Kitchen With Art by Lawrence Karol on Houzz

Infuse Your Kitchen With Art by Lawrence Karol on Houzz | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

I love, love, love when the most used room in the home features treasured art and collections.  Give it a place of prominence, maybe even some special lighting, and you'll enjoy being in that space even more. - Shylo

 

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On Trend: Wood Tiles

On Trend:  Wood Tiles | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

I am loving wood tiles these days... Lily Gahagan (author of the Houzz article) mentions Jamie Beckwith.  The Jamie Beckwith Collection offers so many really interesting styles it's worth clicking here to check them out directly!  www.jamiebeckwithcollection.com - Shylo

 

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COCOCOZY: SLAB IT UP - KITCHEN MARBLE!

COCOCOZY: SLAB IT UP - KITCHEN MARBLE! | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

Wow, my heart literally skipped a beat when I saw the third kitchen photo in this great article by COCOCOZY about using slab marble for backsplashes. - Shylo

 

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CleanTech Antimicrobial Hardware

CleanTech Antimicrobial Hardware | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

CleanTech Antimicrobial Hardware by Berenson Hardware - actually kills bacteria.  Not excited to hear that the antimicrobial layer wears off to reveal a red layer meaning that the hardware needs to be replaced - but still a very cool idea. - Shylo

 

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Interlocking Wood Floor Tiles for Parquet by Jamie Beckwith | Trendir

Interlocking Wood Floor Tiles for Parquet by Jamie Beckwith | Trendir | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

I am in love with this wood tile from Jamie Beckwith.  I've had the brochure sitting on my desk for months just waiting for the right project! - Shylo

 

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Rutledge Street Residence by Schwartz and Architecture

Rutledge Street Residence by Schwartz and Architecture | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

Two tone kitchens are turning up all over right now.  The darker vertical grained wood on the bottom adds drama, while the painted white cabinets on top keep the space open and airy.  Keeping the door style and hardware the same unites the two. - Shylo

 

"Schwartz and Architecture designed the remodeling of this 1950's house in the San Francisco neighborhood of Bernal Heights." - DesignMilk

 

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The Architect Is In: The Twice-Designed New York Loft: Remodelista

The Architect Is In: The Twice-Designed New York Loft: Remodelista | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it
This week, Jeff Murphy and Mary Burnham of New York firm Murphy Burnham and Buttrick Architects talk about upgrading a loft that they converted for the same clients 11 years ago. They're available for the next 48 hours to answer your questions, so ask away!
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As Kitchen Designers we can often be inspired by unexpected things... in photos we don't only see the room but an idea that has many different applications.  

 

Sometimes I feel clients looking at me strangely after I show them a particular photo which on the surface appears to have nothing to do with their space... but within is a nugget of an idea that is the key to the whole design.

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Kitchens and Baths: Deconstructed

Kitchens and Baths: Deconstructed | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it
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Check out this chic Parisian Boutique meets Modern New York apartment kitchen by homeowner & Canadian blogger Christine Dovey, and her Designer, Meridith Heron. - Shylo

 

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Sometimes the original design is the best...

Sometimes the original design is the best... | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

I love this simple design on this plate rack... best with mix and match dishes collected over time.

 

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seriously?? in Sarginesco, Italy

seriously?? in Sarginesco, Italy | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

I was preparing to share this post and talk about how much I LOVED this island kitchen.... until I saw the refrigerator.  Seriously?

 

Oh well, I love the concept of the "un-kitchen". - Shylo

 

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Block Townhouse Interior by Cecconi Simone

Block Townhouse Interior by Cecconi Simone | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

Gorgeous townhouse kitchen in Toronto, Canada - Contemporist

 

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COCOCOZY: TREND ALERT: DODECAHEDRON!

COCOCOZY: TREND ALERT: DODECAHEDRON! | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

"Dodecahedron. Hmmmm. For some reason this multifaceted shape seems to be popping up everywhere in design. You might ask...what is a dodecahedron? I asked that myself a few months ago when the word came up during a conversation..." Cococozy

 

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Contemporary [Kitchen] in Dallas on Cultivate.com

Contemporary [Kitchen] in Dallas on Cultivate.com | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

A friend, and extremely talented Interior Designer, Tonia Coleman of Le Belle Maison Interiors, did the furnishings, lighting & accessories for almost this entire home.  It was a thrill to work on this project with her! - Shylo

 

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Several Types of Calacatta for Marble Countertops

Several Types of Calacatta for Marble Countertops | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

Types of marble, and particularly types of Calacatta... very informational quick article. - Shylo

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Egyptian Inspired Lamp Collection by Zenza | Trendir

Egyptian Inspired Lamp Collection by Zenza | Trendir | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

Gorgeous oversized pendants with perforated designs.  Hanging over a kitchen island - yes please. - Shylo

 

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California Dreaming / Bild Architecture

California Dreaming / Bild Architecture | Kitchen and Bath Materials | Scoop.it

I was scrolling through this ArchDailly article and literally thought I heard angels sing when I hit the kitchen.  I'm in love with the way the Designer(s) used the contrasting color to completely frame a simple all white kitchen.  Gorgeous with the exotic wood floors.

 

Architects: Bild Architecture

Location: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Project Team: Ben Milbourne, Haslet Grounds, Alison Stout

Builder: Max Newman Building

 

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