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Kitchen Design Trends 2017

kitchen-design-trends-2016-2017-onda-cayenne What color and color schemes will dominate the scene? Or which will be the most up to date materials, shape or composition solution? All the answers are coming. Here we go!

What are the best colors for kitchen cabinets this season?

Those of you who like fresh colors in their surrounding may easily go for Tawny Color, Equator Yellow or Bali Hai Blue, which we recommend combining with a second monochromatic decor of more neutral palette starting from white, passing through the gray spectrum and up to the end of dark graphite or black. This season the popular kitchen colors will be bright, but with a more mild edge – yet careful – not quite to the point of pastel.

Although the vital color schemes will be sufficiently present during the trend period of 2016-2017 the triumph come back of the dark decor in the interior design altogether will un-doubtfully reflect upon the fashion choices of kitchen color schemes in the future. Characteristic for the next period will be the introduction of colorful combinations between clear and monochrome tones and the decreased usage of wooden decors and claddings that will be only unostentatiously applied.

Black is the new white

A real Wow! Factors are becoming the black kitchen cabinets, which have such an untraditional and unique vision that easily become a focal point of any kitchen design. Actually the unthinkable (until recently) idea of a through and through black kitchen now is becoming a fashion – accomplished, of course with the typical for the contemporary design ingenuity and style.

The multifunctional Kitchen Island – Mina of the Italian brand Minacciolo, is also a metal creation with a characteristic industrial look that is enhanced by the colorful red handles sustained in the stylistic of “water pipe stopcock” and the impressive presence of the aspirators with their unique “retro-techno” style.

The absolutely black stylistic of Schröder Küchen uses the two horizontal lines, of the recently fashionable handleless arrangement, to bring dynamics and elegance into the massive monochromatic volumes.

Some brands like ALNO and BEECK Küchen don’t go the “whole ten yards” into the black dominion and use balancing white elements. In this way, the vision becomes more dramatic with a dynamic intertwinement of light and dark spots. The alternation of antithetical elements is more or less chaotic so that the association with chess board will be avoided.

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If you’re not an admirer neither of dark moody colors or the other extremity – colorful explosion, there always is the Golden middle – the classy gray tonalities. They will never go out of style, and they are quite practical – on a gray backyard even the simplest decoration will stand out and look like “a million bucks.” The gray kitchen is a modern trend that is well combined with a second color or even as a single choice, especially when the texture of the material resembles stone or concrete.

How about the white? Are the white kitchen designs still a trend?

Yes, white will stay on the fashion scene but because of its well explored and entertained nature will not be enough by itself. To increase the attractive appearance of a white kitchen there can be an inclusion of bright additional colors, or geometrical shapes and stripes like in this Contura kitchen from allmilmö, for jazzing up the composition. The modern kitchen needs living plants and fresh greenery

The oval shapes are here once again

dune-kitchen-pediniFor their new kitchen design Onda the designers from Rational create a combination of black and dark wooden decor with oblong angles. After a decade dominated of straight, clear lines the soft shapes and curves are making a huge comeback into the design concept of modern kitchen. It’s worth noticing that this is not a rein of artistic curves and abstract shapes, is more like -clear geometrical volumes with delicate oblong finishing’s. Wonderful example of that is the model Dune from Pedini. Although here the presence of multiple curve and arches is mesmerizing, still the straight lines dominate and somewhat define the composition.

The Kitchen Island as a center of the premise

In contemporary housing, the open plan kitchens are almost a norm. This way of organization of space achieves (amongst its other advantages) adequate social interaction, even during meal preparation process. Often this mobility and interaction are achieved through a contemporary Kitchen Island solution – functional and accessible from all sides.

The cabinet section of the design arrangement is often composed as one visually inseparable group resembling a kitchen wardrobe and at its center is placed the oven section. The Clever solution is to place these cabinets section into a special niche of the kitchen, so everything is to be nice and tidy. The pluses of such an arrangement go for saving space and freeing a movement passage, tidy esthetic look, and functionality; on the other hand, such a niche must be designed and planed at an early stage of the home construction or renovation.

The front-side elements of the Kitchen Island are usually orientated towards the living room premises (when the arrangement is an open –plan kitchen) and often are represented by open shelf and decoration segments. In this way, a natural connection between kitchen fittings and the rest of the design solutions can occur.

More and more often we see kitchens where the practical solution of constructing the dining table as a part of the Kitchen Island is taken as a chance to enhance the design level and attractiveness. If we have to be honest the two zones – of food preparation and consummation – are inseparably linked so this modern approach is not only a field for fashionable design and trend experimentation but is also very practical and reasonable choice when it comes to its functions.

The cantilevered arrangement of kitchen cabinetry is a fashion trend dating back to the 80’s but it hadn’t been explored wildly. The problem is that the architectural construct must be sufficiently strong to withstand the pressure of the cabinet content and the additional weight of fittings and actions. From another side, this arrangement offers an elegant vision, easy maintenance under the cabinetry and unique configurations for the kitchen. So some designers are rediscovering this approach with a new inspiration using, this time, smaller and shallower volumes and dynamic design solutions to optimize weight distribution.

 

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Know What To Do After a House Fire

S&S-construction-restoration-fire-damageExperiencing a house fire is a frightening, sickening, and very upsetting experience. In the aftermath of a fire, it is very important to know what to do to protect yourself and others from any possibility of further harm. This article will help you with key things to do and know after a fire.

Step 1
Ask when it is safe to enter a house or other building on the property after a fire. Do not enter a house or other building that has been affected by a fire until you have listened to the professionals telling you that is okay to do so. Other factors to be aware of include: making sure that the fire is extinguished
knowing that fire authorities have checked out the site and done what they need to do to establish a safety zone
the severity of the fire.

Step 2
Recognize that if a house or building is too badly damaged, you may not be allowed back inside at all.

Step 3
Know who to call after a fire. Contact family members that may not have been with you. Let them know what happened, let them know that everybody is okay (if so) and let them know the information that is necessary. After a house fire, don’t assume that someone is going to contact your insurance. This is the number one thing that you need to do. This will not only enable documentation of the event and set in train the insurance claim but your insurer will be able to talk you through emergency lodging and living expenses. Remember to retain all receipts to make a claim. The insurance company will also assist with clean up options. If you are a tenant, contact the owner/landlord and/or their insurance company. Anyone who you feel that could be helpful to you, not necessarily just an insurance company but it could be other things involved, such as the contents of your home and you need to contact a particular help group or business etc. For example, American Red Cross offers services to those who have lost their home.

Step 4
Understand what happens with a “fire report”. A fire report will discuss what structure the house was in, what area was involved, the time of the incident, the date of the incident and it will have an incident number if it comes through a fire department. This enables the fire department to know all the specifics of who was there and what resources were there, to assist in gathering a lot more information.

Step 5
Know how to get a copy of a fire report. You may be able to call the fire department for a copy. For example, in Los Angeles, you can call the Fire Prevention Bureau, the Fire Marshall or the billing agency of the fire department. If arson is involved, the Arson Unit or equivalent will probably be able to get this information to you.

Step 6
Secure the property. If you have not already being told to do so, it is important to secure your property to prevent possible looting. Talk to emergency services on how best to go about this. Most insurance policies require this.

Step 7
Consider the clean up requirements. If your house has been damaged rather than destroyed, interior clean up will be required. Keep in mind that damage to the property often goes beyond what the eye can see. (Removal of a destroyed house should only be done by professionals.) You should spend a little time assessing whether you think you can perform the clean up or if you’ll need professional cleaners. You will find it useful to discuss this with your insurance house-fire-water-damage-restoration-high-desert-s&s-constructioncompany. Consider such things as: The types of damage including soot, ash, charring, smoke, odor, etc. Damage to a single room – this may be something you can manage yourself. Extensive damage – leave it alone and call in the professionals

Step 8
Know how to handle smoke and soot damage after a fire. If you do make the decision to clean up yourself, be aware that soot and smoke damage might be significant and often creates a film on the walls. There will also be residue from the extinguishers used by the fire crew. Furnishings such as carpets, rugs, curtains etc. are best cleaned professionally if they are even salvageable. Open all doors and windows if possible. Even if it is freezing cold outside, let small bursts of fresh air circulate through. Send the kids to a friend’s house for a bit while this is happening. They should not be around anyway, for fear of the potential for ingestion of chemical particles or other particles that might damage young lungs and immune systems.

Step 9
If water hoses were used to put out your fire, drying your home is very important. It is best to hire professionals to do fire/ water combination clean up. Water damage can lead to more damage or even mold if not dried properly. Insurance companies will often have approved restoration contractors that you can call for board up, structural drying, contents cleaning and structural cleaning and repair.

Step 10
Seek counseling if needed and reassure children. Having your house damaged or destroyed by fire is extremely traumatic and can have lasting impacts on each family member, depending on his or her ability to cope. Common feelings are helplessness, disorientation, pining for belongings, deep sadness, a sense of deprivation, despair and a loss of routine and structure. The depth of feelings and disorientation will depend on the extent of damage – loss of the entire house can leave everyone feeling as if they have to rebuild life all over again; partial loss, however, still carries stress and sadness. Reassure each other and let the emotions happen. Keep a close eye on children and be truthful with them about what has happened and if you do not know what is going to happen next, at least reassure them that you have one another, that things can all be replaced and that the only way is up from here on.