Published at Sunday, November 26th 2017. by Emmeline in Kitchen.
There has always been a clear distinction between kitchen furniture that is basic, cheap and purely functional and that which costs an extortionate amount of money with all the top end design features, superior materials and luxurious trimmings such as marble or granite worktops and state of the art technological innovations including integrated cooker, microwave oven, electro- mechanical waste disposal unit, video/audio systems, online integrated computer station facilities and integrated TV, to mention but a few. In fact, extravagant kitchen furniture is the realm of the very wealthy whose budget can buy the most expensive available whilst we would associate austere furniture with budget kitchens that are functional and of inferior quality comparatively speaking.
The gleaming or smooth matte appliances of the modern kitchen demand the companionship of similar modern kitchen furniture. It would be a mistake to pair these "futuristic" objects with cheap kitchen furniture or even country kitchen furniture. To be modern calls for something more, and this can be a somewhat tough order to fill when it comes to the right contemporary kitchen furniture. You are likely to find plenty of more traditional offerings at typical kitchen furniture stores, but it is possible to get something that is cutting edge and sophisticated. So what kind of furniture are we talking about here, exactly? We are talking none less than the sleek and modular surfaces that define the truly modern designer kitchen. Countertops and even the surfaces of cabinets and cupboards are sleek, and thus so should your furniture be.
Kitchen islands can also be considered in the class of furniture because many people use the island to double as a breakfast bar. If you have the opportunity to design your island, then try to get the counter top to extend out farther than the cabinet underneath so the counter is comfortable to sit at. In addition, try to have the outer edge of the counter sit higher than the rest of the island surface. This is to make sure that there is no cross contamination between prepared and unprepared foods. The seating at a breakfast bar will most likely be stools. Stools with backs are more comfortable, but heavier so you need to weigh those options before selecting. Another helpful hint is to make sure there is enough room between the top of the stool seat and the bottom of the counter so that people are not squished in between.
When you think of kitchen furniture, why is it that a mere set of table and chairs and a basic kitchen set comes to mind? Your kitchen, whether small or big, can be converted into one of the most elegant corners of the house. Yes, just a few pieces of creatively arranged furniture can make your kitchen a chic place to be. The furniture for kitchen comprises kitchen islands, cabinets for pantry and other items, counter tops, and others. Wood furniture, glass and marble tops never go out of style. They can completely transform the look of your "home food factory" (read kitchen). With cabinets, you can do more than you think. You can paint them in contrasting colours to make them stand out in the entire kitchen paraphernalia. Or you can merge them with the other furniture pieces by a complementing colour. You can add patterns or designs to them to give a dramatic look or funky look, depending on your taste. Shopping for kitchen furniture is more exciting and easier today, thanks to the internet and the huge collection by manufacturers.
If you need a power supply for appliances, you can run it up through a pipe or conduit up to the ceiling, or even better, run a line below the floorboards up into the kitchen island. Make sure your installation conforms to local and national regulations. You are advised to employ a qualified electrician to do this. Many islands are fitted with burners and sinks with a hot and cold water supply, but this is not essential if you already have a traditional sink and stove. There are many different designs of pot hooks or racks that can be used on or above your island. Many people fit hooks to the ceiling to hold cooking pans of different types, but that will depend on the height of your ceiling.
At times when you look at your kitchen, you may desire to change the interiors and furniture. Well, though it is easy to desire, its not that easy to buy expensive furniture. Replacing your old furniture with new ones is definitely going to be useful for you. Impatience and the urge to buy expensive as well as unwanted things are two destructing attributes of most shoppers. Never be in a hurry to buy things, especially expensive ones such as furnishings for your kitchen. The desire to replace your old and dull looking kitchen furniture may drive you impatient, ultimately making you disappointed with your decision later on. Ensure that you invest your money wisely by choosing furniture that lasts long.