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On Trend for the New Year

 

What’s trending in the world of Kitchen renos? Spring has sprung, and our experts are elaborating on what patterns we have been seeing this year! 

 

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Go Bold 

2015 is the year to give your kitchen a bold upgrade. This means not being afraid to add a little color to your décor where you might not have expected it before. Sometimes it takes the creation of contrast to get the aesthetic look you’re looking for.

Go for a bold coloured sink to add a conversation piece. If you’re feeling a little more reserved, you can simply spruce up your cabinets with a fresh coat of paint.

Balancing bold colors with lighter neutral tones throughout will achieve a very upgraded and modern feel.

 

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Industrial

Industrial-style lighting is very on-trend for 2015. Your kitchen needs to be well-lit in order to keep up with your culinary adventures, but also provide the perfect place for conversation and mingling to happen at get-togethers.

What does this style look like? Well, it varies, but here are some key elements to look for:

  • black steel
  • stainless steel
  • wire caging in place of sconces
  • clear glass and old-fashioned style lightbulbs
  • copper or brass
  • rivets and other industrial hardware

 

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Back in Brass

Speaking of Brass… Sometimes the best décor trends are seen in the details. Your kitchen is no exception to this rule. The gleam of brass details from brass pendants, brass knobs, handles and brass faucets can turn your kitchen into a very elegant space.

If the shine it too much for your tastes, copper details are a toned-down finish that deliver the same elegance. Whatever your style is, gold-hued metals are on-trend and popping up everywhere.

By focusing on efficiency, functionality and personal style, these upgrades can go a long way towards making your kitchen the sanctuary you've always wanted. Make 2015 the year to celebrate, entertain, relax, and enjoy in a fresh, functional kitchen.

 

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Single vs. Double: Sink about it

Improving functionality in the kitchen is the product of many small choices that combine to be much greater than the sum of their parts. A well designed kitchen allows for easier meal preparations, as well as ease of mobility. Often, sink options are given very little consideration in the design of the kitchen.

Choosing the type, shape, or functionality of a kitchen sink is one tricky area to tackle, as there are a lot of differences that rely on personal opinion. This month, our experts tackle the pros and cons of both styles.

Double Bowl Sinks
Double bowl sinks are rectangular with two side-by-side bowls or basins separated by a partition. The bowls may be the same size or one may be smaller than the other, (usually split 60/40.)

This style of sink enables multi-tasking, with one side often used for food preparation and clean up while the other is used for washing and rinsing dishes.


Double bowl sinks often have standard-to-shallow depth but are (obviously) wider than single-bowl sinks, so installation may require some custom fitting.


Single Bowl Sinks

Also usually rectangular, the single bowl is just how it sounds – one large basin. This style tends to take up less counter space as its dual-bowled counterpart.

The larger work area makes the single bowl ideal for small kitchens, as well as making it easier to wash large pots and pans.


This style usually fits standard counter holes without hassle. However, as with any installation, proper measurement is key to have a hassle-free fit.

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