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We love what we do and we bring enthusiasm and commitment to every project we work on. Our Integrity, quality, workmanship and fair costs, being on time and on budget are all the many reasons we’ve had a long term relationship with the show and continue to do so! Now, that is something to be proud of.
Finishes help to create cohesiveness in a space. They add beauty and definition to our “must have” appliances and fixtures.
Finishes are developed through a rigorous process; extensive research into understanding current trends is required. Next comes engineering and testing, and then creating and deploying the new product into the market.
According to the NKBA, here are four trends in the interior design industry that are showing up in many kitchens across Canada and the United States. Keep reading if you’re in the process of making some decisions to add some polish and personality to your dream kitchen.
Low-gloss, vibration-brushed metals give a much different aesthetic; they look raw and warmer than the traditional stainless steel fixtures that we have grown accustomed to.
Do you see any current trends that you would like to incorporate into your kitchen? Talk to a member of our design team to help you decide the elements that fit your style, schedule and budget.
The importance of lighting cannot be overstated in a kitchen. Think of all of the chopping involved in making your favourite soup or stew…or how you feel when you think you’ve finished all of the dishes in the sink, and release the water with disappointment because you couldn’t see that you have a few more left. For these tasks (and many others), good lighting is a must for a functional kitchen. Here are six tips to help you improve the lighting in your kitchen.
1. Illuminate Your Counters
Time and time again, we see kitchens using lighting on the floors instead of areas that really need it like counters, sinks and stoves. Recessed downlights are often placed in front of or behind the countertops. You’ll certainly see if you’ve spilled coffee on your way out the door, but it may be harder to see how finely you are chopping an onion (due to shadows instead of direct light) if the lighting in your kitchen is set up this way. Instead, place recessed downlights directly above counters, cabinets and open shelving.
2. Eliminate Shadows
While recessed downlights can create harsh shadows, you can work around this by using smaller downlights instead of larger fixtures above counters, cabinets and sinks. Using more smaller lights instead of one or two larger fixtures will reduce glare and improve visibility in your kitchen.
3. Line it Up
Another option you may wish to consider, particularly in a modern kitchen, is using a long line of recessed lights over countertops and cabinets. This contemporary look has the added benefit of providing even lighting across counters and cabinets.
4. Use Under Cabinet Lighting
Lights under open shelving or cabinets illuminate spaces that downlights will struggle to reach. Similar to recessed downlights, under cabinet lighting should be placed above the centre of the cabinets instead of too far back to get the best results.
For the best overall lighting quality in your kitchen, under cabinet lighting needs to be brighter than your recessed downlights. Look for lights with a lumen count of 250 or more per linear foot.
5. Lighting for the Sink and Stove
Imagine you’re in the middle of a busy week eating a simple dinner and cleaning up quickly before an important appointment. When purchasing lighting for your range food, look for high quality lights ranging from 750 to 1,000 lumens; this will make it much easier for you to see what you’re cooking…and get dinner on the table faster.
One pendant light above your sink, a common lighting solution for this area, is not overly effective. However, installing multiple lights over your sink will help you clean your dishes faster because you will be able to see food, crumbs or grease on them a lot easier.
6. Don’t Underestimate Dimmers
Dimmers are not a very expensive addition to your kitchen, but they can help you get the right amount of light on your counters. For example, you may want more light while you’re slicing vegetables for a salad, but less light to create a more relaxed atmosphere while you clean up.
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Source: Tango Design Studio
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