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Making your Kitchen Eco-Friendly

It is actually quite easy to go green in the kitchen and create an eco-friendly kitchen. There are many elements you can control that helps to reduce your carbon footprint. A simple way to start will be to use kitchen utensils made from recycled or biodegradable materials. Look at the cleaning products you use, there are many products which contain toxins so it is vital that you read the labels and be conscious of the products you buy. Go for eco-friendly items that are good for the environment and your home. Look at your kitchen flooring, the recommended option would always be recyclable materials. One of the best options would be wooden flooring made from bamboo – it is green and it there are cost effective options available. Your kitchen appliances consume so much of energy. So consider replacing existing appliances or if it is a new build then be aware of the appliances you buy.  Look for appliances with the energy star label as these are eco-friendly appliances and have an energy star certification, it may be more expensive but you will save in the long run. Your kitchen countertops, typically recycled wood would be your first choice but recycled glass countertops are also a suitable alternative to quartz. And they look stunning – you don’t have to sacrifice aesthetics to be eco-friendly.  Waste reduction in the kitchen – eco-friendly kitchens are recycling every day. It’s one of the simplest steps you can take toward sustainability.  A simple item like a pull-out recycling bin makes it easier to recycle even consider starting a compost pile in your yard. Creating an eco-friendly kitchen is a lot easier than you think and small steps go a long way and changing your habits will make a huge impact.

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Pros & Cons of Country Style Kitchen Sinks

The country style or farmhouse kitchen is a favorite for many home owners and it is a style which does not suite every personality. Some designs can take on a very ornate and detailed approach whereas others are subtle and simple. When looking at this style of kitchen, many contemplate the idea a country style kitchen sink but there are many pros and cons to consider before doing so. Understand exactly what a farmhouse style sink is being a very large and deep sink. Unlike other sinks it takes up the area where a cupboard would be and sits flush with the countertop. The farmhouse sink material varies from fireclay white, copper, stainless, black slate and granite. Pros It is a popular feature, draws the eye and becomes a great focal point. Due to its size it makes cooking and cleaning easier. Ergonomically sound due to its shape and size it takes less strain on your back and supports a healthier posture. It is a timeless look that is here to stay Cons Cost implications, generally farmhouse sinks are more expensive and is also dependent on the choice of material. Installation would require a professional and cannot be done on a DIY project. Its weight and size needs to be considered during installation so as not to damage the cupboards or countertops. Maintenance, it has to be well maintained so that no water damaged occurs to the cupboards. There are pros and cons to a country style sink, most of the time the pros out-weigh the cons. ultimately, the choice and decision is yours to make. It will be a beautiful addition to your kitchen. 

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Kitchen Island Design Ideas

Many kitchen spaces are quite large and this allows for endless design opportunities. One aspect many home owners request in the kitchen area is sufficient gathering space for friends and family as well as extra worktop space. A kitchen island is the perfect tool in providing both. The island design should be based on form and function. Ultimately the size, shape and style of the kitchen influence the type of island to be designed for the space. A few modern island designs to inspire you:

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Minimalist Kitchen

Interior design trends come and go but one that seems to be here to stay is that of beauty in simplicity. This can be very difficult to achieve in ones kitchen but there are a few simple tricks which can help in creating a minimal kitchen. Do not duplicate - in the kitchen we find ourselves having the need for more, more kitchen accessories, more dishware, more utensils, and more cutlery. This becomes unnecessary; keep everything inside of the kitchen to a bare minimum only keep what you use and what is necessary.
Clear off the countertop – keep your countertops clean. When you not busy cooking up a storm do not storage any items on the counters. Keep it simple a beautiful vase or candle stand. One or two items “decorate” and reflect the minimal look.
Placement of appliances – appliances take up a lot of space due to its size and can appear to create clutter. Integrated appliances in the design help to counter act this or even under-counter appliances which ensure the appliances are out of sight are quite a nice addition.
Clean neutral colour scheme – your colour scheme should appeal to your personality but a neutral, white or lighter colour scheme creates a more minimal look. It is open free and relates perfectly to a minimal kitchen design.
Less is more – the less you throw into the kitchen space the better. Less is always more. Keep it simple and a minimal kitchen design with subtle nuances will add style and sophistication to your home.
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Modern kitchen design for a studio apartment

This stunning studio apartment with Sandton City as its backdrop required a simplistic, beautiful and modern kitchen for our client a young couple. Being a studio apartment there wasn’t much space to work with hence a single wall design was required. Therefore, the couple opted for a handless tipmatic door system, integrated fridge/ freezer and a statement island with just enough storage space for them. A very modern simple design highlighted by the interior design and finishes. White matt cupboards contrast the neutral light and dark grey tones. The simple modern design and ample seating space allows them to appreciate the stunning views of the city.

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Ideas for your Bedroom

Your Bedroom is the ultimate and most private space in your home. It is the place of peace, calm and relaxation. Its aesthetics need only appeal to you. The look and feel of your bedroom should reflect your style, personality and what you find comforting. When you design your bedroom you want beauty, function and every item that is essential to suit you. You should always pay attention to detail, with your choice of materials and finishes as the canvas from which you start. Essential aspects such as your bed, bedside tables, curtains or blinds, furniture, a place to sit, dressing table, mirrors; and the list goes on forever. These items are all user specific and cannot be dictated. When selecting every item make sure you consider its function and aesthetic appeal hand in hand. Select a colour palette and stick with it as a reflection of you. Ultimately the decisions are your and the options are endless so have a little fun. Have a look at these great bedroom ideas: 

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Splashback ideas for an all White Kitchen

White kitchens will always and forever be a popular choice for your kitchen space and white will never go out of style. It is a simple go to colour that can be accented in various beautiful ways from your wall finishes, to floor finishes, decor and accessories. A nice aesthetic feature to be added to any white kitchen is the choice of splashback. Where you can play around with colour, texture, and different materials which each bring its own unique characteristics. All white everything - Not many people stick to an all white colour scheme; as it can appear sterile. But an all white kitchen accompanied with a white splashback is quite stunning. A white tile can be laid in various patterns – herringbone – to break the straight lines or even a darker grout to make the white tiles stand out. Stone and Quartz - Another effective material to use when adding a splashback is stone/quartz. Matching the countertops used; it can be light or dark. It creates a sense of sophistication and is a modern sleek look within the kitchen. Pop of colour - Add a pop of colour to bring your kitchen to life. Complimentary bright colours light up the room or a colour choice that matches another accent in the kitchen – cushions, vases or decor will work well. Wallpapers are simple and an easy way to add a pop of colour to the splashback. The colour choice should also be a reflection of the families taste and personality. Opposites attract - The contrast between black and white will always be a timeless classic and never fails. Sharp and eye catching, this combination adds the ultimate sophistication. It’s bold and makes a strong statement piece in the kitchen. A black tile, marble, texture or wallpaper splashback will make compliment the all white kitchen perfectly. 

White kitchens are a timeless beauty which can be easily accented and brought to life through your choice of splashback.

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Modern Bar Design Inspiration

Almost every home has a bar area or entertainment area. And whether you are designing a brand new home or redesigning an existing home, the bar area is often a place to consider. It is a perfect space to entertain family and friends. It can be kept simple or luxurious. Some unique design inspiration:

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Simple Interior Design for your Kitchen

Interior design can be quite daunting, especially in the kitchen; finding a look which fits your style and your family can also be quite difficult. Most people want their homes to be appealing to their visitors, to look stunning and be up to date with current trends. And they seek the advice or assistance of interior designers or kitchen designers but you can also do it yourself. Some simple and useful tips to bear in mind when you decide to redesign your kitchen: 
 
A simple kitchen can be brought to life with an eye-catching wall; it will bring lots of interest to kitchen and is extremely inviting. Sleek tiles, exposed bricks, marble or even stone can be used to create an impact. For a more budget conscious approach; you can make use of wallpaper which is reasonably cheap, easy and beautiful. It brings in texture and immediate warmth to the space.
 
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An ideal addition of furniture pieces in your kitchen add a space to gather and mingle – bringing the family together. This makes the kitchen more inviting and homely. More importantly it creates a smooth integration between the kitchen and the rest of the house.
 
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Texture is another important aspect in any kitchen and evokes the sense of touch and feel; breaking from a sterile look. Think of all the various surfaces that can be used to entice visitors to touch and feel. Rough, smooth, soft, hard, etc. and the list goes on. Wood, concrete, stone or fabrics can all work together to create wonderful feel for the space.
 
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Adding shelves to your kitchen area is so simple and so easy. Traditionally display areas and few and far between; hiding everything inside a cupboard or behind a door. Displaying personal items like cook books, notes, sentimental ornaments make the kitchen space personal. So don’t be afraid to add shelves.
 
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Various metal surfaces have always been a feature in the kitchen. Although we usually see chrome, stainless steel and silver; now copper, brass, gold, bronze and rose gold have taken over. These metals bring lovely warmth within the kitchen. Used in a subtle manner or even more obvious creates a unique feature in the kitchen.
 
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Combining both modern and traditional aspects within a kitchen is much easier than it seems. When done in a subtle manner it creates balance and the most memorable kitchen experience.
Anything is possible Be inspired!
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Kosher-Friendly Kitchen Design

Every client has specific needs when it comes to designing their kitchens; some require a certain aesthetic appeal, others want only high tech modern appliances, some want comfort and ease and others follow certain religious beliefs and dietary requirements. As designers we need to be well informed and educated to accommodate the varying needs of our clientele. Families who keep kosher follow the Jewish dietary law of Kashrut whereby foods are prepared in accordance; hence the need for kosher-friendly kitchen designs. Kosher-friendly kitchen design requires a certain preparation and storage of foods. Meat and dairy products cannot be eaten or stored together. Utensils, cutlery, pots, cutting boards, and countertops that have come into contact with meat or used with meat cannot be used with dairy products and vice versa. Any utensil, pots, etc that come into contact with non-kosher foods cannot be used with kosher foods while the food is hot. Hence all cooking and storage is kept separately. Ideally one should think in 2’s. Two sets of appliances, two sets of cooking utensils, two sets of dishes and two sets of storage. Basically designing two kitchens in one space and providing for every possible necessity. However, designing 2 kitchens in one space that still looks like one kitchen can be a bit of a challenge. The perfect solution would be differentiating between appliances and cooking areas but still having one gathering point. This particular modern kitchen design is kosher-friendly but reads as one kitchen design catering for the needs of the family. Allowing for a coffee station, under-counter fridge, eyelevel ovens, hob, free standing gas oven, various concealed extractor fans, built in microwave, built in dishwasher, freestanding dishwasher, double sink, prep sink, free standing fridge, herb garden, various inserts and double storage areas. All following modern trends of matt grey finishes with marble tops and most importantly ample seating and gathering space for the family which brings the entire design together. 
 
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Lighting can make a great kitchen look even greater

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary”- Aaron Rose
Lighting is one of the best tools within any interior space, used to bring out the finer details. The kitchen is not only a place to prep, cook and eat but also a place to gather and enjoy the company of family and friends; whether it is casual or formal occurrence. Hence lighting in the kitchen should be a perfect balance of task lighting and ambient lighting to create various moods desired. One should avoid the use of bright harsh lighting but rather make use of dimmable light fixtures as this allows the users to control the type of lighting within the kitchen and the ambiance created. There are 3 main sources of lighting to be use in the kitchen: down lights, under-cabinet lights and pendant lights. This will create an adequate balance of light in the kitchen.
 
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Recessed lights or down lights are suitable to provide general lighting. It is also great for tough to light areas or transitional areas like circulation spaces or walkways; it also combats glare and shadows and is great for task lighting. Under-cabinet lighting is not just an embellishment but can serve as both task and ambient lighting. It can be mounted behind the front fascia or recessed under the wall cupboard so it is not visible. Pendant lighting should be hung at roughly 1m above the counter and ideally over the island as hanging too many lights from the ceiling in other areas is not ideal. Pendant lights add a lower level of lighting creating a balance and an aesthetic appeal.
 
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A great feature which adds a modern appeal in the kitchen is lighting inside the cupboards itself. Another great source of lighting is natural lighting through windows, opening and skylights. This is the easiest form of lighting that can make any space feel homely and obviously bringing nature into the home is always a plus.
 
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Eat-in Kitchen

The kitchen is the centre of any household; so the statement “the kitchen is the heart of the home...” and with this kitchens are designed to be at the very centre of the home. Formal dining areas are a great addition but are only in use when one has guests or formal dinners. Eat in kitchens have always been popular and with larger kitchens the design choices are endless. Family or friends can gather, cook, eat and enjoy each other’s company at ease and in comfort. Here are a few great design ideas that may be a bit more obvious than one may think.


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Modern kitchen design with matt finishes

A simplistic kitchen design for an upcoming house in Waterfall Estate.

Design brief: Keep it simple!

With the large space and endless design opportunities the client opted for a more simplistic design with plenty of seating space. Lots of natural lighting and stunning views are embraced through the full wall to wall window. The finished are a combination of matt white, matt charcoal grey and timber with a stunning marble top and timber breakfast area. A feature wall is kept simple with a modern arrangement of floating shelves.

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Elegant Modern Country Style Kitchen

Client Brief: An elegant kitchen design that is not over the top!

Hence the setting and architecture suggested the style of kitchen to be placed within this beautiful home. Allowing the exposed timber beams to dictate more of a modern country kitchen design. A design that is simple has subtle detail and is elegant. Neutral tones, simple shaker profile, subtle scotia details and dark contrasting handles. Not only does the space look great it’s designed with specific attention to the work flow/ zones of the kitchen. Coffee station, Pantry & Storage, prep area, cooking area, seating space, etc. The eye is lead with the arrangements of the cupboards along the walls towards the bay window, seating area and beautiful view.

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Black Beauty

Sophistication, Mystery and Power!

Black Beauty? No I’m not referring to the horse but rather your kitchen. The colour black has taken the kitchen by storm, literally. Opposing the typical all white kitchen design, and from the other end of the spectrum it simply brings a unique beauty to any space.

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With its inherent sophistication and modern appeal, the colour black is a new trend that is dominating the entire kitchen.

From the cupboards doors, countertops, taps, sinks, handles and appliances including decor and accents; designers are going for all black everything look. The colour itself creates an elegant atmosphere yet still strong and masculine.

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So don’t be afraid to make this bold statement.

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Built-in Cupboards On Sale!

Built-in Cupboards On Sale! 

Please call Klarissa on 011 823 1719

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Kitchen On Sale!

Kitchen Special! Kitchennete - design as is. Includes cupboards, worktops, appliances, handles, tap and all fittings - is available in a wide variety of colours, all for only R25 000!

Call Klarrissa at 011 823-1719.

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Kitchen Blues

Colours come and go with the season. Is choosing the right colour for your kitchen giving you the kitchen blues?

A hot colour for 2019 is in actual fact every shade of blue; from dark to light and everything in between. Blue may not be your typical choice for the kitchen but this colour used correctly can create absolutely stunning kitchens whether it is a modern, contemporary or country style.

 

Light shades of blue can be combined with darker almost grey blues.

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Lighter blues accented with brass handles or two-tome kitchens with as your primary choice of material wood.

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Marble and copper fittings compliment the bright blue well.

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Bold choices of blue with stark white countertops are contrasted perfectly.

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A subtle hint of blue in a unique fish tank island application.

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Dark almost black shades of blue; complimented with light pale blue and gold accents.

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Sleek and modern kitchen design

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A conceptual design of a modern kitchen for a proposed luxury penthouse; this sleek design is brought to life through one of the very best design software on the market. This enables us at Weizter to create near photorealistic renders and panoramic views for every client to visualize the end result of their kitchen. 
 
Interior design is making the best possible use of the available space. And successful design creates liveable spaces which are focused around the client’s needs and wants. The look and feel as well as its functionality is balanced equally in order to create a harmonious design.
 
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This design was created with that in mind; derived from a client’s needs list for a modern yet functional kitchen. Specific attention is placed on the work flow of the space, whilst still creating a sleek modern design. Two floor-to-ceiling glass windows which frame the kitchen beautifully determined its shape and position. The large island; where preparation and cooking can take place define the space with a coffee station and additional working area behind. Appliances which appear to be floating are zoned adjacent to the integrated fridge and pantry unit. A unique display area sits next to this and the island shape allows for ample seating space. The colour scheme of earthy tones and variations of grey was selected to have a subtle masculine appeal; matt finishes with stone tops.
 
Minimalist cabinetry, a neutral colour palette and metal accents created a sophisticated design where the beauty lies in its unique simplicity.
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Ultra modern kitchen perfection

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Vision by definition is the ability to think about or plan the future with our imagination. Acknowledging fellow designers and their designs give us the opportunity to learn, grow and gain inspiration to be implemented in designs for our clients. Vision designed to be showcased at Eurocucina 2018. A simple gesture creates a beautiful feeling. The fluid lines evoke user centred ergonomics and pure motion which lends itself to the movements of the user within the kitchen. The soft-lines contrasted with the vertical and horizontal lines appeals to eye, catching it at first glance. The concept encapsulates the necessity for a fluid dynamic space. Surfaces flow into each other and materials are kept simple and sleek. This immediately expresses a sense of clarity and sensuousness. Vision is simply a stunning kitchen masterpiece.
 
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