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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
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15 Kitchen Design Trends We'll See in 2016

January 25, 2016 1:06 am

A smartly-designed kitchen—one that caters to both the current and long-term—will serve the needs of your household for years to come. But what does “smartly-designed” mean?

“Designing a kitchen is 50 percent science; it's about making the space efficient and functional right down to the placement of the sinks and the height of the appliances,” says Matthew Quinn of Atlanta-based Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio. “The other half is about making the space something that fits with the emotional needs of the homeowners and the aesthetic they are hoping to achieve.”

Quinn, along with other award-winning designers, recently forecasted trends in kitchen design at the Sub-Zero and Wolf “Design Pros Call It” event. The forecast included:

• Concealed Sinks
• Convection Steam Ovens
• Child-Friendly Sinks, Refrigerators
• Induction Cooktops
• Islands
• New Neutrals (Black, Blue, Gray)
• Off-Kitchen Dining Areas
• Open Floor Plan
• Outdoor Kitchen
• Panel Overlays for Appliances
• Recycling Center
• Quartz
• Stainless Steel
• Salvaged Wood Accents
• Vertical Gardens

The forecast also settles the “timeless” versus “classic” design debate.

“Truly timeless kitchen design is quite difficult, is very limiting and depends heavily on its surrounding architecture,” Quinn says. “White cabinets, white marble and wood floors most commonly stand the test of time. Like the Barcelona chair, classic kitchen design is incorporating great design elements of that moment that reflect that era. A metal range hood, a pro-style faucet and some decorative hardware are examples.”

Source: Sub-Zero and Wolf

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To Do This Weekend: Partake in America's Favorite Dessert

January 22, 2016 1:03 am

Did you know January 23 is National Pie Day? Pie is the preferred dessert for special occasions throughout the year, over and above major holidays, according to the American Pie Council® (APC). Whether shared between spouses, friends, parents and children, or grandparents and grandchildren, pie embodies “the simple life”—and that’s just what the holiday is all about.

On National Pie Day, take a moment to appreciate the simplicities in life. Bake a family-favorite, try a new recipe or purchase a pie from your local baker. And make sure to celebrate the day with loved ones.

After all…pie is meant to be shared!

Source: APC

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