Here’s a situation where dark countertops are nearly a must. When you’re using a tinted mirror backsplash to subtly open up the space visually, a dark counter will echo the deep, moody surface for a perfect complement.
If you’re going for a dark-on-dark palette, it helps to have lots of light sources, natural or added (or both). This will keep the space feeling cozy and sophisticated instead of just cave-like.
Your open plan kitchen can be a very flexible space. For example, use folding sliding doors and you can have a contemporary open plan space that can be made smaller if required.
Another advantage of an open plan kitchen is that it provides large spaces for entertaining. If you are preparing food you can still be included in the social activities. Friends can be sitting comfortably having a coffee while you are preparing nibbles and yet still part of the conversation.
The first tip for small kitchen cabinets is to build up, not out. You can stack cabinets on top of one another, building all the way to the ceiling, and use every inch of available vertical space.
Because white can sometimes absorb and dampen nearby colors, a rich, dark countertop can actually be the better choice to bring out subtle colors in painted cabinets.
Also consider having clearly defined circulation routes. Clear pedestrian routes allow people to easily flow through the space without having to go round key objects like the dining table. One simple way to achieve this is to see all the way through the open plan kitchen and into the garden...
One of the most common and coveted countertop finishes is a stone or manufactured slab material, such as quartz, in a white or off-white shade with a light multitonal fleck or grain to give it subtle natural richness....
The details of kashrut are extensive, but the laws all derive from a few fairly basic rules that deal with what can and cannot be eaten and how it is prepared. When it comes to kitchen design we are concerned with the separation of meat and dairy....
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