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shaker style kitchen with dove-gray painted island and multiple hutches - David T Smith via Atticmag

Dove Gray Shaker Kitchen II

This unfitted kitchen is an exquisite expression of a historic “furniture look.” Join me for a tour. For many years I’ve had the pleasure of showing this highly unique unfitted kitchen, one tastefully based on historic American Shaker furniture adapted for a modern home [top]. Now I discovered additional photos so I’m reposting this traditional […]

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kitchen cabinet pilaster spice pull out - homebunch via atticmag

Kitchen Cabinet Pull-Out Ideas

A dozen different ways specialty pull-outs upgrade and customize kitchens. When you’re redoing a kitchen there can never be too many options. That’s why we continue to hunt for clever kitchen cabinets features like specialized pull outs and other storage and utility ideas. Three in the same kitchen is a bit of a bonanza, starting […]

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Dark Kitchen Drama

From deep blue to black, kitchens go ultra-dark. More and more often I’m seeing kitchens that are very dark – so dark they seem designed for people with reverse lives — like rock musicians whose days begin at 4 or 5 p.m. But the high contrast and dramatic effect of extra-dark kitchens is upstaging the […]

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modern Dutch kitchen with weathered wood cabinet doors in the island - Elle Interiors-Norway via Atticmag

Weathered Wood Kitchen Islands

Why weathered wood has become so fashionable as a special kitchen surface. Age = character. So when wide-plank wood boards age naturally (which happens on flooring or barn siding) subtle variations in color including amber and gray tones appear. Those coordinate especially well with stone and metals so one logical place to showcase reclaimed wood […]

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kitchen concept with sculptural marble range guard - Design Galleria via Atticmag

Sculptural Marble Range Guard

Protecting the wall behind a high-powered stove with some type of fireproof material is the idea behind a range guard. In a restaurant kitchen that’s usually a sheet of stainless steel although some pro-style ranges also come with a stainless range-guard option extending from the top of the stove to below the vent hood. But […]

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