Saturday, July 31, 2010
You may have just completed ridding your home of all the 80's and 90's brass harware that lurked near your "ultra-fashionable" bathroom sinks, only to hear this bit of shocking news: brass is back. Here to stay? I don't think so. These trends come in and out of style as time passes; your best bet is to suit your hardware to the style of your home. If you have a lovely Victorian mansion, you never had any business doing a fully modern stark kitchen remodel anyway; if you can learn the era and style of your home, your kitchen (and your hardware) will always be in style regardless of trends that change with the wind.
What do you think? Will you reincorporate brass or gold in your home?
If you'd like us to design a kitchen, bathroom or office to suit your home, let us know!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
call us! Our company, Urban Kitchen and Bath, would love to do a free design and quote for you.
Photo credits: http://www.gremlindog.com/, http://www.architecturaldigest.com/
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Ernestomeda is an Italian based company who's settled in Chicago to inspire Americans with clever range hoods and simple, beautifully designed cabinets.
Can you imagine yourself, tiny espresso in hand, plucking a couple basil leaves from your plants atop your bright red hood (the basil is, of course, for the perfect marinara sauce you have simmering quietly) in your well-appointed, modern, Italian-inspired kitchen?
Monday, July 19, 2010
My current love is a long table. Not a table with removable leaves that are packed away until Thanksgiving, but a permanent long table that says to the world that you love to entertain every day of the week. I love that DC designers Coleprevost used a table here instead of an island. It completes the kitchen and looks totally at ease where another table might feel insignificant in the room.
The blue on the walls, the plants surrounded by the natural rock and the cute hanging swing just make my day; they make an otherwise stark room cozy.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
This kitchen remodel (photos courtesy of Elle Decor) is classic clever design and gorgeous use of space.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Watch the short video below to see three couples who spent $40,000 each in remodeling their kitchens. Not only will they enjoy their new rooms for as long as they live in their house, but they'll also see a nice return on their investment when it comes time to sell their gorgeous homes.
Video courtesy of HGTV show Bang for Your Buck
To see kitchens we've remodeled here in the Tampa Bay area, click here.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Whether your summer nights and days are spent at the beach, grilling on your rooftop deck, sitting on your veranda overlooking the lake, or in your backyard with your family, you know you’re going to have a good time.
Show us your personal outdoor space. We'd love to design a kitchen for you. Click here for details.
Check out these awesome outdoor kitchens to complete the picture:
photo courtesy of: www.beinteriordecorator.com
photo courtesy of www.caesarstoneus.com
photo courtesy of: www.kitchen-remodeling-info.com
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Imagine your upper and lower cabinets hanging on rails. Yes, rails. They can slide up and down and you can adjust them into any configuration you like at any time. You can lower them all down to provide yourself with some display counter space, you can raise the upper cabinets high to reveal your stovetop, sink and counter space atop your lower cabinets. You can stagger them to suit your whim or needs.
Below you can see the upper cabinets have been dropped down. The only vertical piece remaining is the fridge.
Monday, July 5, 2010
I don't know about you, but clutter drives me nuts and I'm always looking for more storage space to tuck away my worldly possessions.
I love a simply decorated house with a couple unique pieces on display and the rest hidden for another day.
Here is a brilliant storage idea for someone living in a two-story. Truth be told, for those of us who don't have stairs, this concept could be applied to so many areas in your house. Look around your living room and I'm sure you'll find the perfect wall to add custom pull-out cabinets like these. You could place them under a counter, flanking a bookshelf or on either side of your TV.
Your new-found storage would make the perfect linen closet or provide a spot to keep your holiday ornaments. Without getting too carried away, I can't help but think, the possibilities are endless!
photo courtesy of www.furniture-for-small-spaces.com
And of course, don't forget that Urban Kitchen and Bath can build it for you! Just click here for a free design and estimate!
Friday, July 2, 2010
The white oak cabinetry stained in "slate grey" is the perfect contrast to the white calcite countertops. We chose these tops because of their gorgeous grey linear movement; they perfectly set off the dark wood and pale glass.
The upper cabinets are fitted with 70 degree sand blasted glass. Each door opens vertically with Blum Aventos lift-up hinges.
The lower cabinets are fitted with stainless steel legs rather than toe kick. This gives the kitchen a modern furniture look and suits the home beautifully.
With a Viking wall-oven/microwave combo, gas range cooktop and hood, the stainless steel hardware completes the look.
Simple, modern, elegant.
Here is a testimonial from Nancy Kipnis:
After much research, we contracted Urban Kitchen and Bath to remodel our kitchen. Jered and his team were amazing to work with. He offered creative ideas, price options, kept on schedule and stuck to our budget. We love our fabulous new kitchen and look forward to spending time in it every day. We are now moving on to bathrooms and closets and look forward to working on yet another project with Urban Kitchen and Bath.
- Nancy Kipnis, Harbor Island Tampa, FL