We're not sure when it happened, when "the kitchen sink" became synonymous with a full arsenal or the tipping point of having it all. But we all hear and understand without question phrases like "They hit everything we threw at them, including the kitchen sink." There are many kinds of kitchen sinks with undermount stainless steel sinks still holding on to their top ranking. Farmhouse sinks are also popular choices for the kitchen with ceramic and copper being two of the best material choices.
With so many options for sinks, single bowls to multiple bowls of different sizes, shapes and depths, when you're shopping for a sink, or talking to your remodeler, you'll need to consider the size of the room and how you'll use the sink. Large multibasin models, which are popular right now, will overpower a small kitchen.
Read more about selecting a kitchen sink: http://bit.ly/Ot32rH
A dramatic palette in the kitchen can be easily softened using additional neutral elements and accessories once construction is over. Making bold, yet classic selections gives you great "bones" to work with when you add your own tastes and style to your new space. In a dramatic kitchen like this, you wouldn't have to over accessorize to make your new space a stand out!
Opulence, your name is cherry!
At least, that's how this client felt. Before the renovation, the kitchen did not make the most of the space available. After, the cherry Omega cabinetry, fabulous island, additional lighting and many other details created a "gorgeous" "rich looking' space! (At least, that's what our Facebook fans said)
We love this kitchen too, what do you think? Join our discussion here: http://bit.ly/AkAtlFb and find out more about remodeling your kitchen: http://www.akatlanta.com/Atlanta-Kitchen-Renovations-By-AK
Did you know that you could use these to (relatively easily) dramatically change the look of a room? Or maybe two! We recently wrote a great "How To" for hanging pictures - with tips, inspiration and a wall gallery inspiration piece that is sort of like fitting frames into a preset jigsaw puzzle: http://bit.ly/zUa3nt
Have you ever wondered about the process of remodeling your home? What does adding on to your home entail? Many
of our clients can't wait to have the remodeled home of their dreams,
but they have concerns about the process. In this pictorial of AK's work...
Thanks to a Twitter friend, we were turned on to this article with some pretty great, and easily applied design tips for small kitchens. Many of these ideas we apply to AK kitchens of ALL sizes - things such as custom cabinetry (shelving & roll-outs) and playing with color and contrasting elements.
Check out Part One: How to maximize your storage capacity & Part Two: How to make a small kitchen look great - http://bit.ly/g0Folc
( These images will give you the first 3 tips! )
Are you familiar with Universal or Accessible Design?
It is a design focus that describes designing and building a home to accommodate its owner's physical needs for today and into the future. AK's designers are Certified Aging In Place Specialists (CAPS) which means they are professionally trained to design and build to the exacting standards that universal design concepts require.
AK designed a kitchen for an adult with progressive mobility issues. The kitchen was designed specifically to enable her to have access to the areas that she wanted to utilize; all the areas that she had been frustrated that she couldn't do things for herself or had to wait for her husband or son to address. No one wants to feel uncomfortable or incapable in their own home! ...
Here are some before & afters of the Alpharetta Bathroom Remodel by AK appearing on 1/31/12. The bath features an Active Air Tub, Sole Design Maple Custom Cabinetry with Toffee Stain, Typhoon Bordeaux granite countertops, enlarged shower with with bench & gorgeous tile, new Delta plumbing fixtures & more...For those that missed this bathroom remodel unfolding (in real time) on Hometalk, here is the link: http://www.hometalk.com/activity/92276
AK is set to tackle a "blah" bathroom in Kennesaw. We've posted some pictures of the old bath and a lot of the colors & materials that will make-up the new one. Can you picture it? What do you think?
AK is partnering with Delta Faucets for this remodel - and we will be posting more pictures & information of about the all the fixtures they are providing!
Many spaces we design include custom furniture pieces. Whether it's a piece for special storage, or built to suit a unique need - these pieces are not items you can walk into a store and buy! They are custom down to the tiniest detail, and the client can be as specific or as hands-off as they choose in their design.
Which of these is your favorite? What would you change if it was in your home?