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Kitchen projects done by Weizter

Some kitchen projects done by Weizter during Winter and Spring 2021.

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5 Kitchen Design Styles Explained

Just as there is wide variety in clothing and furniture styles, there are also many types of kitchen styles. You may have heard heritage names like county, contemporary, industrial, eclectic etc; these are just a few of many kitchen designs styles.
 
Having a basic idea on the different designs styles will help steer you in the right direction as you put your room together.
As you determine your kitchen style, consider your personal preferences as well as the architectural style of your home for instance, if you live in a brand-new contemporary loft? A more modern, urban style will be more appropriate than a country look.
 
TRADITIONAL
Traditional kitchens typically include elaborate trim and lots of decorative touches like moldings and raised panel doors and ornate glass doors. This design works well in a large space and is right at home with other traditional features like a separate dining room or a china cabinet. Traditional kitchens often showcase warm colored wood species such as maple, cherry and oak finished with wood stains to showcase the natural beauty of the wood cabinetry.
 
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MODERN 
In the design world, “modern” refers to a style movement that began in the 1950s. Modern kitchens have a simple, even minimalist, design featuring straight lines and right angles.
The modern kitchen’s efficient use of space works at any size. A small modern kitchen is uncluttered and fuss-free. A large modern kitchen feels open and uses negative space in a way that can elevate a home to the level of art.
When thinking of modern interior design, Scandinavian design often comes to mind: clean palettes (monochrome or pastel), natural materials, sleek horizontal lines, and a focus on functionality. Modern kitchen styles can often be recognized by the simple slab-style cabinet door.
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CONTEMPORARY
Contemporary styles simply refer to “the current time” it is simply the kitchen of today, which means smart appliances, state of the art lighting, and a blend of shapes, colors, and textures. Unlike modernism, it is not rooted in any historical period but is oriented toward the present and future. Contemporary design does not necessarily follow any particular stylistic strain or school of architecture, but deals with the "in-thing"; however it happens to be changing.
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In 2019, a contemporary kitchen design might incorporate new trends such as bold splashes of color, open shelving, smart appliances, mixed metals (especially brass) and a multi-user layout. Contemporary styles look very trendy, but before you start buying a ton of contemporary fixtures, keep in mind that different trends come and go
 
INDUSTRIAL
The industrial kitchen is a place work gets done. The materials are rugged: zinc, stainless steel, and wood–the kind you chop things on. The tools are on display and sometimes so are the ducts, pipes, and brickwork. Form follows function in this design.  
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Edison light bulbs are a popular choice in an industrial kitchen. New LEDs in that style are a cost-saving and green option.
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If an industrial kitchen sounds like your thing, it’s an excellent choice in a kitchen with brick walls, beams, or other structural features that might have to be covered up if you were going with a different style
 
RUSTIC
A rustic kitchen takes its inspiration from the countryside. It can be anything from a vaguely distressed farmhouse look with lots of wood and wrought iron to a full-on log cabin vibe with reclaimed lumber or even a wood burning stove.
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To pull this one off, you need to keep it simple and aim for a weathered, old fashioned look. While rustic style in its most traditional sense might appear heavy and dark today, a contemporary rustic style has emerged over the past few years that feels both fresh and real, light and grounded.{Weizter} {Kitchens}
 
 
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How To Bring Out The Best Features In a One Wall Kitchen

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For some, a one-wall kitchen is nothing special, for others the concept is unusual. One-wall kitchens are generally encountered in small homes or apartments where floor space is very limited. By containing the kitchen space to a single wall section more space remains for other functions and features. This is very common when the kitchen is open and shares the room with the living or dining spaces.

Of course, a one-wall kitchen can also be a valid option for large volumes too where this type of layout can maintain an open and spacious feel throughout the home.

One wall kitchen designs often require us to get even more creative with our space to ensure that every culinary need is met in an arrangement that suits our personal style. The one wall kitchens in this collection each bring a unique flavour to the table and explore different layouts. Yes we did say layouts, because even though these kitchen ideas follow a straight run, there are multiple ways in which to situate appliances and accessories, plus accompanying kitchen islands and dining areas.

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Mirror fronted  appliances are intergrated into the cabinets in this single wall kitchen. Their reflective surface helps the large items to blend with the dark wooden finishes used. The hob and sink are concealed to keep the look open and airy.

 

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If your one available kitchen wall just isn’t long enough, look up. Make use of high ceilings by installing a double run of wall units to increase your storage space. The highest, less accessible units can be used for storing seasonal and occasional items.

 

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Add a border of matching colour. The wall behind this yellow kitchen is painted the same shade, and the side panels extend along the sides to line up with the depth of the units taller units.

 

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Unique kitchen pendant lights add glamour and curve to a straight design. This one wall kitchen with island has the pendants suspended in the centre of the room, but you could use them in a similar way over a kitchen sink and prep area.

 

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 Add a little life. A white kitchen always looks clean and fresh but can be a little boring. Although this is technicaly not a single wall kitchen, a few indoor plants and some wooden textures and finishes could liven things up if luminous colours and patterns is not your thing.

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An outer framework holds a kitchen as a separate entity from the rest of the room.

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If it wasn’t for the integrated oven, you could pass this row of cabinets and not know there was a kitchen there at all. Bifold doors retract to reveal a concealed grey kitchen complete with sink and hob.

Not everything about one-wall kitchens is bad. In fact, this is a pretty well-balanced layout, one which makes the most of small or open spaces, sometimes requiring very few compromises. An aspect that actually makes these kitchens very convenient is the fact that you can do all the prep work, cooking and cleaning in a single space without having to constantly move or turn around.

 

 

 

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Lighting in the kitchen

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Far too many people overlook a crucial factor  when designing a kitchen: the lighting, and it often comes as an afterthought in a kitchen remodeling project.

Installing the right lighting in your kitchen will bring out the best in your kitchen design, the food you prepare, and the way you feel when you are in this space.There’s no such thing as a “catch-all light fixture” that does it all: illuminates under cabinets, provides light over the island and gives cabinets a glow. Some fixtures will multi-task their lighting duties, but in order to choose wisely, the first step is to understand the three types of lighting.

1. Ambient lighting

2. Task lighting

3.Accent lighting 

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Ambient Lighting

This will be your main source of light, that point of illumination that serves to light up the entire space.

The main aim of ambient lighting is to provide a comfortable level of brightness without being too glaring or gloomy.Examples of ambient lighting include ceiling lights, pendant fixtures and recessed downlighters, and all of these can be used successfully for ambient kitchen lighting.

Task Lighting

The aim of task lighting is to highlight a specific space where a task can be completed, such as the counter,stove, sink, etc. Spotlights, either in the ceiling or against the wall, are one of the easiest ways to add task lighting to a kitchen, allowing you to adjust and direct them to provide all the light you need. Under-cabinet lighting is another example of task lighting, adding more illumination to worktop spaces and counter areas.

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Accent Lighting 

Accent lighting can also be used to highlight decorative elements, as glass-front cabinets, shelving and the undersides of worktops can be styled up with simple LED strip lights. The result? A glowing spot that draws attention to it without making it too bright.

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Regardless of which lighting sources you decide on for your kitchen, remember that precaution must always be taken with anything related to electricity, especially for areas like the sink. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you make use of expert lighting professionals and/or electricians when giving your kitchen (or any other room) a lighting makeover.

 

 

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Kitchen Storage Solutions

Are you tired of having knives randomly thrown into drawers, plastic containers crashing down on you every time you open the cabinet door or struggling to find the what you’re looking for? Here are some tips that might help turn your kitchen from messy to meticulous! 

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Organization and storage is more than just putting specific items in certain drawers or cabinets. It’s about affordable, modern solutions that can reduce health risks, improve food prep and make cooking and cleaning more efficient.

 

Pull Out Organizers

Pull-outs are perfect because all it takes is a pull of the knob or handle and you've got everything at your fingertips. You won’t ever have to experience the discomfort of bending or hunching to dig into a small, dark space only to pull out the wrong item. This organizer puts everything on display, adding these to your home will make your life so much easier.

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Drawer Inserts

Drawer inserts are amazing! You’ll be able to find one for whatever purpose: cutlery, utility, spices and even cups. If you want it organized, you can make it happen with an insert. No longer will you struggle to open a drawer because there is a place for everything, and everything has its place with inserts! An insert brings a certain peace of mind, knowing that everything you need is exactly where it should be.

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Tray Dividers

To ensure that your cabinet has a design for the most efficient use of space, think about the tray divider option as well. These are for your larger hard to store items like a glass pan, or the circular pizza tray.

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Blue Kitchens

For some, using blue for your kitchen may sound strange. Sometimes, it’s hard to see a kitchen done in blue. Blue is more often used as the color of the wall. But, with the right way, you can even breathe life into your kitchen with blue accents.
{Weizter} {Kitchens}The color of blue actually has many things that it could deliver. Blue prompts the feeling of peace, relaxation, expansiveness, grandness and quite. You can take a look at the blue sky and ocean which provide a great feeling to your soul.
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{Weizter} {Kitchens}When used inside the house, blue also triggers the feeling of tranquility, luxury and space. The colour blue is also known to be a stress reliever colour and helps lower blood pressure and slow down your heartbeat.
{Weizter} {Kitchens}With so many hues to choose from, there's a shade of blue out there for every style, mood, and paint preference. Here you'll find the best ideas to use colours like turquoise, teal, cobalt, navy, sapphire, and light blue in your kitchen.
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Dramatic Black Kitchens - Make a Bold Statement!

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We see sparkling white kitchens everywhere and they do look beautiful, however have you considered a dramatic and chic black kitchen instead that can be just as functional and just as aesthetically pleasing! A space dressed in black is very timeless and sophisticated, not to mention it can create a cozy living environment with a lot of added warmth. This would be ideal for cooking family meals and entertaining guests! Whats even better, is that you do not have design your kitchen in straight out black to make a strong visual impact. Since black is a neutral hue, it can be incorporated in so many ways, from all black to adding accents of white, brass, gold, even pink! 
 
Black can be used in any space from modern to country style. So whether you go with a monochromatic color scheme or infuse another color into your kitchen design, you will be amazed at just how stunning this aesthetic can be.
 
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Splash Backs - Adding Depth to your Kitchen

A splashback is important in a kitchen as it helps protect the walls from greasy cooking splashes and other grime. It also adds to the overall look of the kitchen. Mostly located above the stove, you can also have one above the sink and above counter spaces where you do your cooking prep.
{Weizter} {Kitchens}You should keep two key things in mind when choosing a splashback: cost and maintenance. Some materials are more expensive than others, while some require more care and cleaning than others. Will you need a standard-size splashback or require a custom-made one? What about plug point cut-outs and installation – all of this will add to the total cost. Most popular materials
{Weizter} {Kitchens}Stainless steel – Modern and sleek, stainless steel is low maintenance and easy to install and keep clean. It’s unaffected by grease and steam, but acidic spills (like tomato juice) can cause discolouration. It also tends to show up fingerprints, smudges, scratches, dents and water marks easily. Choose from polished and brushed to powder-coated in a range of colours and shades, including metallic, sparkle and mirror effects.
{Weizter} {Kitchens}Glass – A popular choice for its reflective qualities, streamlined look and flexibility, glass is also easy to maintain. Choose from plain glass to textured glass, matte, gloss, frosted, back-painted glass, or a panel with a digitally printed image copied onto the glass. Back lighting for your glass splashback can also be installed to highlight certain areas, create moods or draw attention to an image. Stained or fused glass designs can be made and installed by hand to produce a stunning effect – albeit quite pricey.
{Weizter} {Kitchens}Tiles – Most tile types are cost-effective and easy to install. Choose from ceramic and porcelain, to mosaic, glass, metal or stone materials in many different shapes, colours, patterns and textures. They hold up well to heat and most are easy maintain. On the downside, keeping grout clean can be a bother and there’s always the risk of cracks and chips over time.
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Home offices in small apartments

The number of people working from home has increased and the need for a dedicated home office space is slowly becoming a necessity. While some will have the luxury of an extra bedroom or basement that they can transform into an office, others will have to work with a much more restricted floor plan.

Is it even possible to have a home office when you live in a tiny apartment, loft, or house? The answer is yes  ... but you must be more creative. Think about whether any of the following ideas would work:

 

Kitchen Island

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Many of today’s kitchen islands come with  two-tier surfaces, underneath storage, built-in power outlets, and comfortable seating that make them ideal for a improvised office that can be quickly set up and efficiently broken down. In some cases, a permanent setup may even be possible.

 

Bedroom Nook

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If you have an additional nook in your bedroom or extra space,  a bedroom can be the perfect place for an office when you have limited space to work with. It’s a little more private and you don’t have to worry about setting up and tearing down when you have visitors or guests over. Try to intergrate your office desk with your cubboards to create a slick, modern unified look.

 

Closets and Tall Cupboards

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Closets or tall cupboards and closets can work as a great office space. Depending on the size, you may be able to fit the entire office there, or you might have to use the closet as a “pop-up” office. You can make this work by building deskspace  inside the closet and then opening the door to reveal the workspace when you need to use it.

Would any of these suggestions help you to establish a home office? Whatever your situation, there is always a way around your space restrictions and limitations. It may not be the ideal office you’ve always dreamt about, but it should work for the time being.

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Tips to turn your kitchen into a cosy corner of home

While kitchens were once considered the domain of moms and grandmothers reserved solely for cooking and baking, more people are starting to realise that kitchens are a space where families and friends can gather together to spend quality time.
Turn your kitchen into a warm and welcoming space that everyone wants to spend time in.
 
Open it up
For kitchens that are separated from the rest of the house by walls and doors, consider removing a wall or two to create a more open space that’s easier for the family to access. Creating an open-plan kitchen provides a more flowing and brighter space that the whole family can enjoy.
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Add comfortable seating
The key to turning a kitchen into a family space is ensuring there’s enough room for everyone to sit comfortably, and that it’s spacious enough for everyone to be in there at the same time. If space allows, add a round breakfast table with cushioned chairs, which doubles as a place to eat, do homework, chat and work if need be. You can also make better use of your kitchen island or breakfast nook if you have one, by adding comfortable bar stools for extra seating.
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Keep the decor simple
A family room should be a space where everyone can relax. The last thing you want to do, particularly if you have small kids, is decorate the space with items that are highly valuable and breakable. Instead, why not frame any painting or pieces of art that the kids have done and put those up on the wall – this gives kids a feeling of pride and sense of belonging.
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Create schoolbag stations and homework nooks
Make room for the kids to complete their homework while you prepare dinner, by creating a homework area where the kids can sit, as well as a station where they can leave their completed work for you to check once they’re done. This is a great way to encourage the family to spend more time together – even if it’s just completing the day’s responsibilities – not to mention keep an eye on their progress in school work. 
You can even put up a white board or paint one of the walls with black chalk paint available from your local hardware store, to help with maths problems or even just drawing out spider diagrams.
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Enhance the lighting and colour
Rooms that are bright and filled with natural light are instantly more inviting. Change up the fluorescent bar lights and replace them with stylish down lights that can be positioned according to your needs. Open the blind or curtains during the day to let the sunlight in, or if your kitchen doesn’t get that much light, add a few lamps that bring warm shades of light into the space. 
If your kitchen is on the smaller side, opt for lighter colours in natural shades to make the space seem bigger, and add a few mirrors to reflect light across the room.
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KITCHEN DESIGN MISTAKES THAT MAKE CLEANING DIFFICULT

Make sure your dream isn’t a nightmare to tidy
The kitchen is the most used room in the home, so it’s no wonder it gets untidy the quickest. Unless dust, stains and clutter are kept in check, they can easily take over. That’s why it’s important to consider cleanliness when designing a kitchen. It’s an overlooked area and there are common design mistakes that make cleaning a challenge.
 
To keep your kitchen clean, however, you don’t have to resort to a stainless steel space with a drain in the floor. Simplicity and streamlining are often enough to keep kitchen life tidy and organised. Here are some of the most common design mistakes that make cleaning a kitchen difficult. Heed them and keep your kitchen spotless long term.
 
 
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Mistake 1: You installed lots of shiny surfaces
High-gloss kitchens look great on design blogs and in architectural magazines. They are, however, a challenge to maintain in real life. Aside from being easy to wipe down, stainless steel, mirrors and lacquered finishes show off smudges and fingerprints. Consider going matte with large surfaces, or opt for burnished and brushed finishes.
 
If you have already outfitted your kitchen with high-shine materials, keep surfaces clean with a streak-free glass cleaner, or simple soap and warm water.
 
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Mistake 2: Your commitment to open storage is waning
Open cabinets and storage have been trending for a while now, but they’re not for everyone. Families and busy workers in particular. If you are considering open storage and cabinets think about your lifestyle first. Do you like everything in its place? Are you vigilant about putting away ingredients as soon as you use them? If you answer “no” to either think twice about open storage.
 
When open storage is in place, you can keep them in good order with minimal effort. First, store packaged products outside of eye-level or in the periphery. Put dry goods in matching glass jars. Pack loose items in sleek boxes. Finally, use your open storage for decorative dishes and keep more practical items stowed away.
 
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Mistake 3: So many seams and gaps
Once upon a time, traditional cabinets and tile countertops may have seemed like lovely design choices. Now, they’re a horror story. Stained or filled with inaccessible dirt and dust. The more seams and gaps a kitchen has, the more opportunity dust has to make itself at home.
 
To minimize the chance of seams and gaps gaining grit, select frameless cabinets and have a professional install stone or laminate countertops. Use an under mount kitchen sink with an edgeless drain to allow water and food to slip by. Gaps may be unavoidable with tile, but a darker grout hides stains.
 
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Mistake 4: Your kitchen is stocked with ornate details and knick-knacks
Even if minimalism isn’t your thing, you have to admit, the kitchens are easy to keep clean. Ornate details on dining furniture, textured surfaces and lots of accessories and textiles attract dust and even grease. They require much more than a wipe down to keep clean. If your kitchen is multipurpose – with a computer station or child’s play area, it’s even more difficult to maintain a tidy appearance.
 
To avoid a dust trap, keep the design simple. You don’t have to go minimalist. Mid-century modern and Shaker kitchens are both traditional, yet simple, design styles. If your space is multipurpose, keep items that create clutter in creative storage solutions. Or, you could consider a clear out. Minimal living is more pervasive than ever. Have a friend help you figure out which items are keepers and which can be passed onto someone else.
 
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Mistake 5: Your cleaning supplies are a world away
In this busy day and age, maintaining a kitchen’s cleanliness is harder than ever before. Storing your cleaning supplies in another area of your home doesn’t make life any easier. Let’s face it; if your broom is in the basement you’re not going to be super eager to sweep up after dinner.
 
If you’re in the midst of a kitchen redesign, create ample storage space with cleaning supplies in mind. A storage closet or pantry with space for a broom and cleaning products is the ideal. Though, a drawer will suffice in a smaller kitchen. If your space is small, keep a few products at hand. A multi-surface spray, sponge, and hand broom with a dustpan are a great start. Having them within reach makes maintenance cleaning much more appealing.
 
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CHOOSING YOUR COUNTERTOP EDGE STYLE

Small details like countertop edges can make a huge difference in your kitchen. It’s no secret that planning and building a new kitchen is quite a process. The amount of thought that needs to go into this process is enough to make anybody’s head spin. Choosing cabinetry, deciding on a colour palette, and choosing the right tiles for your kitchen floor are just some of the decisions to be made. Yet, one element that is often overlooked when planning a kitchen renovation, is what countertop edge style to choose. Most people will spend a lot of time and energy in choosing the perfect countertops. What many people don’t realise though, is that there’s more to it than simply selecting the right material and colour. You have to consider the edge as well. It might not seem so at first, but getting the edges right will make a world of difference to the look of your countertops. There are some that believe kitchen countertop edges don’t matter and that edges are merely a personal preference. What these people overlook, however, is how highly decorative edges can create an illusion of making the space look smaller. The eye is naturally drawn to these edges, creating a focal point that ignores the overall kitchen look. In a small kitchen, getting your countertop edges right is a crucial design consideration.
 
Naturally, there are many things to consider when selecting an edge profile for your countertops. The most obvious first consideration is style. The edge you choose should match naturally with the rest of your project, or you run the risk of having a kitchen that’s visually unbalanced.
 
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So what are the options when it comes to choosing the perfect kitchen countertop edge? Below are 3 main options: 
 
Single Bevel
A single-bevelled countertop edge is a square edge cut along the top at approximately a 45-degree angle. This is a very popular edge because its sleek straight lines can add a touch of sophistication to a small kitchen without overwhelming the rest of the elements in the space. Countertop edges should complement the overall look, never dominate it. The single bevel edge often also looks like more expensive and exclusive than it actually is, depending on what countertop material you choose.
 
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Bullnose
Bullnose is a slightly more refined countertop edge. It’s a smooth, rounded edge that is an understated option that suits most material choices. Generally, there are two types of bullnose edges: full and half bullnose. Both options give a soft touch to any countertop and are known as timeless choices that often surfaces in traditional kitchen design. A full bullnose edge makes the counter edge appear slimmer, and in some ways, more modern. These edges are also more child-friendly – as straight edges may cause injury.
 
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Eased Edge
An eased edge style is characterised by a subtle softened square that soothes the hard, sharp edges that you’ll commonly find on laminate countertop options. The eased edge style is another great option for small kitchens. When used in combination with a complementary surface material, this style will create a sophisticated, modern look. It’s also an ideal edge choice for kitchens with oddly shaped counters and strange angles.
 
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Whats Hot & Whats Not

Between cooking weeknight dinners, Sunday meal prep, and hosting friends and family, we tend to spend a lot of time in our kitchens. It's also one of the first rooms guests see, basically, the kitchen compared to other rooms in the house, is the life of the party! For all of these reasons, keeping our kitchens trendy, snazzy, and functional is perhaps more important than any other room in the house. But kitchen design trends move fast. To keep up, check out of the top 5 hottest trends in 2019 as well as what’s outdated. 

1.Hotty: Bold & Tall 

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Kitchen backsplashes will make an even bigger statement in 2019, as designers are extending the tile all the way up to the ceiling. Rather than a pop of tile above the counter, stylish kitchen are featuring an entire wall of tile. This look adds texture and visual interest to any kitchen, as demonstrated in the flawless kitchen above.

 

2.Hotty: Less is More

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We will continue to see integrated appliances. We have hoods that are slim and turn on automatically that are stronger than some of the industrial ones we have seen in the past and without a doubt look almost a thousand times more appealing. You no longer need to see appliances sticking out everywhere anymore, the new face of luxury is almost invisible.

 

3. Hotty: Darksome is the new Handsome

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Matte black will continue to be a ruling finish for kitchens; however, other dark colors are making a big comeback in 2019. Clients are starting to lean away from the trending grey of the past years and into the navy palette, especially paired with gold hardware and fixtures In addition to navy, black and forest green will also be trendy kitchen paint colors in 2019. Check out the beautiful kitchen above.


4. Notty: All White Everything

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As designers move toward moodier hues and pops of colour in the kitchen, the all-white-everything trend will become less popular in 2019."Kitchens are leaning toward a warmer feel, and people aren't afraid of color right now so white is tending to lose its moment. But I think white still works if you add warm elements to it, like wood hardware.

 

5. Notty: Keeping it Open

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Open Shelving Open shelving in the kitchen is out! It has finally been around long enough to convince everyone of its aesthetic appeals and its life-practicality fail. While open shelving will continue to look picture-perfect in 2019, this impractical design will become less popular in the year to come, 2019 will be the year of "Being Real," design trends that look good but don't function well won't make the cut this year.

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Colour Blocking in the Kitchen

Colour blocking, the trend of using bold blocks of colour, has been in popular culture since the 1940’s. After losing some prominence for a few decades, colour blocking is back, and it looks like it’s here to stay. Because of its inherently linear design, the kitchen is one of the rooms in the home where the trend can easily be incorporated. Whether you choose to bring colour blocks into the interior design of your kitchen through the cabinetry, floors, walls or accessories, it’s a great way to add vibrancy and personality to your kitchen. Here are seven ways to successfully incorporate colour blocking.
 
 
COLOUR BLOCKING FOR THE MINIMALIST KITCHEN
Liven up a very minimalist kitchen with colour blocking. Use a vintage palette of dusty pink, mustard, bright orange, light blue and sea green to provide a fresh take on bringing colour into the kitchen without cluttering it. 
 
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CONTRASTING COLOURS 
Contrasting colours are often used in colour blocking. Two colours that are equal in intensity are applied in equal measure to provide a harmonious interior. Choose one colour as a background colour and add the contrasting colour sprinkled on different surfaces throughout the room. 
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FOCAL FLOORING IN BRIGHT COLOURS
Give your kitchen a completely modern make-over with brightly coloured epoxy floors. Use the same colour on a few cabinets randomly placed around the room. The success of the design lies in the stark contrast provided by the colours.
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SUBTLE COLOUR BLOCKING TOUCHES
Colour blocking doesn’t necessarily have to be bold and bright: any light colour can be introduced to a room with equal success.
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A COLOUR BLOCK ISLAND
There is no better way to give centre-stage to colour in the kitchen than with a centrally-placed kitchen island. The island is allowed to be the main focus in this room, with no other features detracting from its prominence. 
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UPPER CABINETS IN MULTIPLE COLOURS
Take colour blocking to a new level and provide a strong focal point. Working with several different shades of colours. Use black painted splashback to strengthen the intensity of the colours further.
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COLOUR BLOCKING ON ALL SURFACES
There are no rules when it comes to colour blocking. Use a different colour treatment on different surfaces. Using brightly coloured bar stools provide a fresh pop of colour against a neutral island unit. Takes the trend further by extending the coloured wall cladding into the adjacent living areas.
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Kitchens with Two Islands

The kitchen is the heart of the home and is the place where food is being prepared. Because of that, we could say that it is the busiest part of the house since we consume food every day. But in order to work well, the kitchen should be well-designed and should fit the needs of the one who use it. It should fit the cook’s flow of work as well as cooking processes. Good traffic flow needs to be observed in the kitchen so that it will be useful and functional and be ready to serve its purpose.
{Weizter} {Kitchens}Some homes require more than one kitchen island and would also need to come in different layouts. That all depends on the preferences of the owner. When it comes to kitchen layout, the owner has to be consulted because he is the one who use the area. For some, two kitchen islands are needed in order to perform their cooking tasks well.
{Weizter} {Kitchens}If you love to cook and to prepare food, you need to make work area which will be big enough to provide you unobstructed and easy work. The working area in the kitchen have big impact to the functionality of the kitchen as the other elements. If you have enough space in your kitchen you can install kitchen island. It is the most functional solutions for small kitchens, where you don’t have enough working space and storage space.
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It will make your everyday work easier, your kitchen will always be neatly organized. There are so many creative designs of the kitchen island, you can find it in every style, shape and form. If your free space allows, you can set a couple of chairs and make area for hanging out with a glass of wine with your friends. Kitchen island is the most practical and multifunctional piece of furniture which will make your everyday work easier.

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Birthday Special

We opened our business in March/April 1993 and now, whilst we celebrate our birthday, we share an amazing deal with you. You can now purchase a Wusthoff CLASSIC 12 piece Knife Block Set at cost price. Yes, absolute COST price and ZERO profit - we do not make a single cent profit! For you, this means you can obtain a world class knive set for a fraction of the price you would normally pay. Instead of paying the normal retail price of R11,789.00 (or there abouts) - with this deal, you only pay R8,400.00!

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Kitchen Faucets

To find the perfect kitchen faucet, tap into the details
 
Though their most practical application is to provide hot and cold water, kitchen faucets play a large role in a kitchen’s design. There are so many to choose from. The styles and costs vary wildly. Simply put, one faucet does not fit all!
 Though investing in a kitchen faucet may seem overwhelming. The right information makes it much easier. Here are some practical how-to's for you to consider while buying a new kitchen faucet.
 
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Looking for a new kitchen faucet is lots of fun, but there are a few functional considerations:
 
1. Mounting style
The most typical kitchen faucet mounting styles are: countertop mounted, sink mounted and wall mounted.
 
2. The internal parts
Are they individually replaceable? If so, you won’t have to replace the entire kitchen faucet if a part breaks.
 
3. Valve type
Ceramic disk valves are the latest faucet technology. Two ceramic disks control the water flow and form a seal when locked together. They are the most expensive valve type, but the most reliable. Compression valve faucets are the cheapest, but most prone to leaks. Ball valve faucets have a rotating ball that regulates water flow. Cartridge valve faucets use a rubber O-ring to control water flow.
 
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Brass is by far the best material to invest in. Ideally, both the body and the controls of the faucet should be made of brass.
In terms of finish, brushed nickel is exceptionally robust. An additional coating with a material like titanium prevents scratches and tarnishing. Chrome is the least robust, but the least expensive.
Brass, nickel and pewter most readily hide fingerprints and smudges. Chrome is the most difficult to keep visibly clean.
 
There are currently 3 distinct kitchen faucet handle styles. Each has its pros and cons. One will be right for you.
 
A single handle faucet enables flow and temperature control in a fluid motion. Though the temperature control is not as precise as a two-handle faucet, they are popular because they are very convenient.
With its separate hot and cold handles, a two-handle faucet enables more precise temperature control. They are the most traditional faucet, but managing two temperatures separately can be an inconvenience.
Hands-free kitchen faucets are a fairly recent innovation with a range of benefits. They minimize mess. Children and those with mobility issues can access water much easier than with a traditional faucet. The only con? Temperature control is still done by hand.
 
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Consider all of the details brought up thus far. Determining the correct faucet for you and your kitchen relies on a combination of function and style.
Functionally, consider your lifestyle. If you have young children, a durable and easy to clean finish is ideal. If accessibility is an issue, then handle-free may be a good option. Pullout handles are great for cleaning up the sink after heavy food preparation.
 
Stylistically, think about your current kitchen design. It should be well established by the time you are ready to purchase a faucet. If your kitchen is sleek and contemporary, a simple faucet design with clean lines is best. On the other hand, if you have a farmhouse-style kitchen, a wall-mounted kitchen faucet with a patina finish and two-handled control would suit. A chef’s kitchen demands a high-arc stainless steel model with pullout nozzle.
 
Modern, unadorned and angular designs are on-trend. Ninety-degree angles are making a comeback. Pullout nozzles remain highly desirable. In terms of finish, gold and warm metals are trendy and timeless options. Matte black is thoroughly ahead of the curve.
A faucet with a high arc, however, is always hot stuff.
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Family Friendly Kitchen's

A place where meals are prepped, homework is reviewed and family and friends gather. Having a family-friendly kitchen is doable with the right vision and planning. If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen to accommodate a growing family, here are ideas to help you design and organize.
{Weizter} {Kitchens}Develop an open floor concept An open floor layout allows you to keep an eye on kids while working in the kitchen, is great for entertaining and increases natural light in the space. Having a small home doesn’t mean an open floor concept isn’t possible; in fact, these floor plans usually work well in homes with less square footage, making the space feel much larger. Plan for storage and appliance arrangement. Be sure to think about including ample storage space, extra drawers and appliance locations. Consider where you might want to place an island, bar stool seating, cabinets, pantries, doorways, sinks and electrical outlets based on how your family will use the space. If you’re having a hard time envisioning how all of those pieces will work together, our skilled space experts and interior designers can help you figure out the best possible layout for your new kitchen.
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Choose materials for your floors and counters that make cleaning up spills and messes easier for you by choosing the right materials for your lifestyle. Pick a laminate flooring that cleans up with a damp mop or rag or wood floors with a matte, nonskid finish that will withstand heavy wear and tear. Laminate countertops or natural stone with a strong sealant will provide good durability and are easy to clean. Make your appliances kid-friendly Having your appliances in kid-friendly locations are a great way to make your kitchen more functional. Consider placing the microwave on a lower shelf instead of above the range—this way, kids won’t be trying to reach above the hot stove and allows them easy access to use the microwave to reheat snacks. Refrigerator drawers are a popular feature in homes today; keep kids’ snacks in there for convenient access. If you have very young kids, look for appliance models with child lock settings or extra safety features. Include an activity zone Having a space designated to homework or hanging out in your kitchen allows for the family to be together in one room without being too crowded. A low counter or bar on the side of the kitchen creates a great space to have your family hang out in the kitchen while doing more than just cooking or eating.

Be mindful of where to place electrical outlets and shelving to ensure that there is space for kids to work on their activities or homework. Feature a meal-mapping center To help keep the family organized, dedicating a corner or wall for a meal-mapping or notes center is a great feature to include in your kitchen. Consider hanging a chalkboard, bulletin board or large calendar in that area to help keep the grocery checklist, coupons and recipes organized. Equipping your home with a family-friendly kitchen is an investment that will benefit your family for years.
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Aquariums as a centre piece for your kitchen

Aquariums have always been a beautiful centre piece of any room. Why not add one to your kitchen to create a space of peace and tranquility. Aquariums add colour, light and beauty to any space therefore in a kitchen it would make the space stand out.

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 Whether you go for a tropical or a marine tank, either will give a focal point to your kitchen that will make your space stand out compared to other kitchens.  When planning the kitchen around an aquarium it is important to go with a monochromatic space that will allow the aquarium to stand out.

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At Weizter we can plan your kitchen around your aquarium. Enquire today for a kitchen that stands out.

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