Cherise Lefevre Kitchen Accessories November 27, 2017 20:24:56
Mega mixer. I thought I could stand over a bowl with my hand mixer until the cows came home. Then my husband Ace bought me the fabulous big boy of mixers. Egg whites beaten in seconds. Cream whipped so fast I have to watch carefully or I ll have butter. Cookies cakes cheesecakes go together so quickly the oven hardly has time to preheat. If only it d clean up its own splatters.
Gas ranges with their high BTUs are the most sought-after appliances for avid home chefs but if one s out of reach you might want to consider a single gas Bunsen burner with gas propane on the side says Sue Adams an interior designer with a flair for kitchens from Andover Mass. “It s not a fine design element but it can provide the high heat you want if you re a serious cook particularly in an outdoor kitchen“ she says. If you ve got a source of gas heat even from a residential-style range you can cook much more effectively if you invest in really good pots or pans or even just one says Eric Tanaka executive chef for the posh Tom Douglas Restaurant Group in Seattle. “The thinner stainless steel or copper pans have hot spots where a heavy enamel pot like an All-Clad spreads the heat evenly.“
But before investing in any of these designs for your own kitchen remember that a coordinated kitchen look is stylish beyond compare says Morea: “The single most important element to consider is what you decided to do with your plumbing fixtures. If they re pewter stainless or brushed nickel your new pulls should have the same finish. You might also want to consider colors that coordinate or complement your tile and floor or the color or finish on your appliances particularly if you re using the trendy stainless fridges and dishwashers.“
When they remodeled an older family home with French architectural details kitchen designers Marvin Daniel and Brian Pilgrim of KDW Home wanted to give it an open and airy look that still felt in keeping with the style of the home. Roman shades in a French provincial fabric added just the Old World accent the updated space required.
In the battle between style and function function usually wins out when it comes to your kitchen counters. But just because there are some things that you have to keep out that doesn t mean you can t devote some additional space to stylish items that truly help your kitchen feel pulled together and well designed. And just like styling your coffee table styling your kitchen counters is a bit of an art.
Built-in grills whether custom-designed or pre-assembled are a great way to make the most of your outdoor kitchen space. The extra surface area can be used for prep work sinks or burners while the base can be decorative (think stone brick or rock).