Category Archives: Contemporary

Home Design Ideas: “Flying” Designer Shelves

While browsing some cool designer kitchens, we came across this little gem – a simple change to the shape of bookshelves that produces a dynamic effect, making what could have been a boring piece of furniture into a design statement that reminds one of a Formula 1 racecar. The Valcucine Riciclantica kitchen is a design-conscious as well as environmentally-conscious masterpiece of advanced technology and Italian design coming together. Valcucine kitchens are in the $ 30,000 – $ 50,000 neighborhood, but the effect

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Elements Of Design: Contemporary Shelving

In the dining area of this contemporary kitchen built by Greenbelt Homes in Austin, TX, the wine glasses are stored in a wall nook that places them within easy reach – and looks good doing it. A deceptively simple change to the traditional shelf layout results in an exciting, updated look that adds to the modernist appeal of this kitchen design. Instead of running the shelves across the full width of the storage niche, they’re cut off before reaching the

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Modern, creative custom island range hood

Quite simply, the coolest custom range hood enclosure we’ve seen in a while! For a custom kitchen ventilation solution, combine 1 “insert/liner” type range hood (source links below), a large dose of creativity, and a dash of boldness. Result: a completely unique look that transforms a kitchen necessity into a work of art. Photo credit: Tom Hurt Architecture, Austin, TX. Range hood insert/liner options: 22″ Insert/Liner with Perimeter Suction Filter 32″ Insert/Liner with Perimeter Suction Filter 42″ Insert/Liner with Perimeter

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Range Hood Review: “Jupiter” Tubular Range Hood

Sleek and stylish, the “Jupiter” designer range hood from Futuro Futuro offers a powerful kitchen ventilation solution inside a 14″ diameter stainless-steel tube. Made in Italy from the highest-grade AISI 304 stainless steel, the “Jupiter” is equipped with a powerful yet quiet 940-CFM blower. To accommodate a variety of cooking situation, it offers 4 selectable speeds, as well as convenient 15-minute delayed shut-off to clean the kitchen air after you’re done cooking. Dec. 2012: photo gallery update! Check out the hot new

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Kitchen Design Case Study: Contemporary Kitchen with Zebra Wood Cabinetry

Project: SV Kitchen – Contemporary Kitchen with Zebra Wood Cabinetry Futuro Futuro Product: 2x 14″ Jupiter Island Range Hood Kitchen Design: Steve Price of Beautiful Remodel LLC Kitchen Fabrication: Cabinetry built by Castle Cabinets, installed by Beautiful Remodel  Location:  Phoenix, AZ Client: SV residence Beautiful Remodel can be contacted at: Steve Price, Designer/General Contractor Beautiful Remodel, LLC PO Box 1762, Gilbert, Arizona, 85299 Tel (480) 276-3107 Fax: (888) 654-1654 www.beautifulremodel.com The kitchen in the contemporary/retro home located in the Phoenix Metro area, Arizona had plenty of space, but

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Photo Gallery Update – In-Cabinet “Shade” Designer Range Hood

When a kitchen remodel calls for a ventilation hood that’s high quality, reliable, quiet, and can be concealed inside a cabinet, the “Shade” range hoods from Italian range hood manufacturer Futuro Futuro definitely fit the bill. The “Shade” range hoods, available in 36″ and 48″ widths, are specifically designed for installation inside cabinetry. With compact dimensions and pre-drilled holes, their installation is a breeze. Powerful yet whisper-quiet blower has 4 selectable speeds, from 150 to 940 CFM, to accommodate a

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New Photos – “Quest Black” Wall – Diagonal Designer Range Hood

The “Quest” series range hoods from Futuro Futuro represent a truly contemporary vision in kitchen ventilation design. With an angled shape, tempered-glass front, advanced perimetric suction filtering, and futuristic optical control panel, the “Quest” range hoods are a perfect finishing touch for the ultra-modern kitchen. Made in Italy from the highest-grade AISI 304 stainless steel and tempered glass, and equipped with a powerful 940-CFM blower, the “Quest” range hoods offer powerful performance as well as robust construction and great looks.

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Kitchen Design Ideas: DIY Painted Shelves

Just found this little design gem – custom painted shelves that look stunning and can be adapted to pretty much any kitchen. One of those ideas that can be done on a weekend with a single trip to Home Depot – yet come out looking like a million bucks. Why limit yourself to monotone shelving when you can have glorious gold accents and bright colors? Or, a subtle color stripe that instantly transforms a utilitarian piece of furniture into a

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Kitchen Design Case Study: Urban Style With Elliptical Range Hood

In this renovation of a historic Gothic mansion, the kitchen designer chose a mix of Gloss Charcoal Oak Veneer wall furniture, Gloss Crystal center island, and Aran White granite for countertop material. A bold central soffit visually connects the wall units to the center island, as well as providing area lighting and a mounting point for the ventilation hood.     The countertops are Aran White natural granite with apex edging. Granite is a great choice for countertops – not only

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Kitchen Design Ideas: Custom Panels for Range Hoods

The “Jupiter” tubular range hood from Futuro Futuro offers a rare feature – the ability to accommodate a custom panel. Simply detach the bottom portion of the hood, insert the glass or metal panel, and re-attach the bottom portion. That’s it! No modifications to the range hood are necessary, and the mounting bolts are adjustable to accommodate panels of various thickness. Here are a few creative ways to customize this sleek tubular range hood. Click on any photo to see

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