On going trend in contemporary style cabinets
Contemporary kitchens are hot these days. Designing kitchens in the minimalist style is especially popular. Clients are asking to leave wall space, to use floating shelves in lieu of wall cabinets or to exclude wall cabinets all together. Having more wall space allows the homeowner to display artwork or photographs, using directional lights or picture lights to enhance the focal point. Other materials are being used to create accents, like translucent panels made out of resin and acrylic which may contain grasses, ferns, other organic or recycled materials and other items that add color and texture. When these panels are back lit, they add a glowing accent that will enhance the space. Check out www.lumicor.com or www.3-form.com to see some examples of what is available and their applications.
Translucent panels with recycled material used for insert adds color and texture.
Floating shelves open up the space
Bamboo insert with lights at the back add a glowing accent that enhances the space.
Cantilevered countertop defies gravity
Space for 5 guests to gather around the island
Gray striations in the marble backsplash extend onto the countertop
Wall-mounted, shallow cabinets hold pantry items and seem to float above the floor
Glossy gray cabinets alternate with red wall units in this contemporary kitchen
Back painted glass forms the backsplash and reflects light