We remember the retro styles of the sixties, the cupboards with their formica/ melamine finish and doors with translucent glass centres. They were sparse in comparison to the average kitchen furniture of today and had little if any integrated appliances. They were however functional as regards providing food storage space and work top area and represented satisfaction in meeting the requirements of the average family. Strangely we see similar shape kitchens in minimalist styles today with smaller eye level cupboards and base units finished in glossy paint colours. The worktops are however can be in granite or marble and the kitchens themselves can be extremely expensive as they are now the cutting edge of latest kitchen designs and represent innovation. These kitchens are at the top end of the market as regards kitchen furniture and bear only a fleeting similarity to its predecessors of some fifty years ago.
What is the most recent selection is the bamboo type of kitchen cabinet. Opting for the bamboo cabinet instead of the conventional hardwood has a lot of benefits. One benefit is it is more durable in contrast to other kinds. A good illustration is that bamboo is more solid by 15% than maple and 25% solid than oak. Bamboo also has greater stability considering that it has lesser contraction and spreading out than wood kind. As the swiftest developing plant, bamboo can be renewed and is friendly environmentally. There are many designs that are famous in the kitchen furniture. One can also opt for a display cabinet wherein a section or two has glass to exhibit beautiful kitchen collections.
Fabric gets loose, and light colored chairs stain easily. Thats a blemish that wont be easy to get rid of, though it will stick out like a sore thumb in an otherwise immaculate kitchen. Consider putting an island in the middle of the kitchen. This creates visual interest and expands the work space considerably. If designing from scratch, consider locating the stove, oven, and sink in the island. This is a somewhat radical departure from the ubiquitous design of traditional kitchens that puts the stove up against the wall. It is also quite functional, allowing the cook to look out into the room as opposed to gazing at the wall.
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