Category Archives: Kitchen Design

5 Unconventional Ways to Modernize Your Kitchen

5 Unconventional Ways to Modernize Your Kitchen   The kitchen is probably the most utilized space in the house after the living area. Kitchens are the bread basket and often the soul of any household. Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes, from a kitchen nook to an old farm-style kitchen with an enormous table as its focal point. Cool, but what if you want to modernise your kitchen? You want something completely different, something that gives your kitchen a distinct

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New Classic Style Range Hoods – “Manchester”, “Medford”, and “Meriden”

The Classic Collection line of designer range hoods from Futuro Futuro includes over a dozen distinctive designs suitable for traditional, transition, and country-style kitchens. Whether New England or Old World, your custom kitchen should be finished with a unique range hood that will draw attention to the cooking area as the focal point of the room. Introducing the 3 latest additions to the Classic Collection lineup – the “Manchester”, “Medford”, and “Meriden” models. Inspired by the architecture of New England, these classic

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What To Add To Your Kitchen To Stand Out

Are you sick of your boring, drab kitchen? Even if you don’t have a huge budget to remodel, you can still give your kitchen a complete makeover, without emptying your wallet for hi-tech refregerators and decorative range hoods. If you’re looking to take back your kitchen space from cluttered countertops and dull colors, here are some ideas to get you started. Giving Your Kitchen a Makeover   Save Space: The best place to start when you’re trying to redo your

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Ultra-modern glass “Luxor” range hood – extensions now available

Due to popular demand, we’re now offering a chimney extension for the all-glass “Luxor” wall range hood. The vertical chimney of Futuro Futuro range hoods is height-adjustable, with 2 sections that telescope out in order to accommodate a variety of ceiling heights. The extension accessory is 38″ high, and replaces the original 20″ high upper portion of the chimney, adding 18″ to the maximum height of the range hood. With the extension, the Luxor Wall model can accommodate ceiling heights

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Family-Friendly Kitchens

The kitchen isn’t just for cooking. Family members go in and out of the kitchen throughout the day. It’s a place where everyone can talk, relax, read, work, and play. With that in mind, here are some tips for making your kitchen family-friendly. Kitchen safety is always important, and this is especially true if you have young children. Children can  get hurt on kitchen tables with sharp, pointed corners, so opt for round tables or tables with rounded corners instead. Store

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Kitchen Lighting – Ambient, Task, and Accent

While good lighting can enhance any room, it’s particularly helpful in the kitchen. Poor lighting can make it difficult to navigate or work in your kitchen. It can also be dangerous, especially if you’re using sharp utensils, handling portable appliances, or working near flames or hot surfaces. If you’re eating or entertaining in your kitchen, the right lighting can enhance the mood and make the experience even more enjoyable. There are three main types of lighting to consider: ambient lighting,

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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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Futuro Futuro “Streamline W” Island Range Hood

The “Streamline” model range hood offers an ultra-sleek design with a unique “accent light” feature. Turning on the work light also illuminates the “accent light” strip on the side, making the hood look even thinner, and adding a cool visual effect. Check out this designer hood installed in a customer’s kitchen:   Image courtesy of Appliance World. With locations in Huntington and Oyster Bay, Appliance World is the premier source for Long Islanders looking to update their kitchen with modern

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5 Things to Consider Before Starting to Remodel Your Kitchen

A kitchen remodeling project is definitely a plus, by giving you the most return on your investment, right? Let’s face it, when you bring your friends over, you usually get the high-fives on the nice TV and couch set up but it’s like a dramatic event when they enter the kitchen area. You get judged from appliances to how the space usage was utilized and even down to your faucets, utensils and decorative range hoods. I’ve been there, so before you think about remodeling,

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