Orlina Metais Kitchen Accessories September 25, 2017 06:45:18
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.“
In a kitchen with simple style and a mostly white color palette a splash of pattern can add personality. “Help frame a beautiful view with a valance mounted above the window. This ikat-patterned fabric Bansuri in Slate has a rich neutral that adds interest to the solid white cabinets“ says the manufacturer.
When choosing your kitchen gadgets pick more stylish items that you won t be embarrassed to keep out on the counter. Opt for a bright KitchenAid mixer to display or choose a retro-inspired toaster like in this loft kitchen by Caitlin McCarthy Designs.
Forget about the “vertical metal handles versus wooden knobs“ decision of decades past. Designers today are vying to create innovative kitchen drawer and cabinet pulls and consumers looking for an affordable kitchen update are the beneficiaries. Adrienne Morea for example translated America s fascination with leather furnishings into Paradigm pulls in black leather black crocodile leather and cocoa brown washable suede with polished chrome and brushed nickel accents.
Larger pulls are “in“ these days too particularly among urban kitchen owners who follow the latest trends. “Those customers are gravitating towards larger drawers and horizontal cabinets and so we re designing oversize pulls that look good in proportion“ says Atlas Homewares Morea. “One of my favorites is the more modern matte black pulls that give that Asian feel and make a simple stylish statement.“
For the ultimate in flexibility consider shades that can be raised and lowered from the top or bottom as needed. “These simple and sleek shades by Kirsch can drop down from the top or raised up from the bottom to allow you to control the view or the sunlight as needed“ says the retailer.