Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Concept Kitchen

Today’s kitchen is a multi-functional haven, blending an über-functional layout with eco-friendliness and style. Activity zones flow seamlessly, allowing a busy family to spend time together. Central is the cooking zone: where a traditional work triangle is updated by secondary appliances and fixtures, and miles of work surfaces. Drawers provide hidden trash, recycling and composting bins. A walk-through pantry serves even the most prolific big-box shopper. Nearby, the study zone enables parents to monitor homework and internet time, while also providing a station for the ubiquitous cell phone chargers and Ipod docks. Dining and lounging intermingle in their own zone. The sofa, upholstered in outdoor fabric, is the perfect companion for the flat-screen tv. Whether hosting the Girl Scout troupe, or a wine tasting, the duel entertainment zones will oblige. Pass-through bar tops connect the adjacent family room and the patio, where the awning window swings up to create an open air bar.

Style mixes with function creating the perfect recipe. Here, traditional meets mod, and eco goes glam. Warm bamboo cabinets, bright quartz countertops, sleek stainless appliances, sparkling recycled glass mosaic and earthy cork floors compliment and contrast each other. Natural light is fully utilized with sky-lights. The color palette is a play of light and dark, and neutral and day-glow, tied together by a circle theme that pops all around the room. This bright mix creates a fresh, inviting atmosphere to which family and friends will gravitate for years to come.


  1. Excellent! There is a pleasant range of colours that create a peace of mind

  2. Hi Annilee,
    What a beautiful name, Annilee.

    We really love this kitchen. Its fun, functional, funky, and fabulous all at the same time. We also are partial to cork oak flooring...we hope you visit our blog which has lots of great information on our new cork oak products for 2009. We hope you visit and let us know what you think. If you need samples of our new Cork Plank with MicroBevel for your ABR Interior Design, just let us know.
    Team Wicanders