Category Archives: Contemporary

Home Design Ideas: “Flying” Designer Shelves

While browsing some cool designer kitchens, we came across this little gem – a simple change to the shape of bookshelves that produces a dynamic effect, making what could have been a boring piece of furniture into a design statement that reminds one of a Formula 1 racecar. The Valcucine Riciclantica kitchen is a design-conscious as well as environmentally-conscious masterpiece of advanced technology and Italian design coming together. Valcucine kitchens are in the $ 30,000 – $ 50,000 neighborhood, but the effect

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Elements Of Design: Contemporary Shelving

In the dining area of this contemporary kitchen built by Greenbelt Homes in Austin, TX, the wine glasses are stored in a wall nook that places them within easy reach – and looks good doing it. A deceptively simple change to the traditional shelf layout results in an exciting, updated look that adds to the modernist appeal of this kitchen design. Instead of running the shelves across the full width of the storage niche, they’re cut off before reaching the

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Modern, creative custom island range hood

Quite simply, the coolest custom range hood enclosure we’ve seen in a while! For a custom kitchen ventilation solution, combine 1 “insert/liner” type range hood (source links below), a large dose of creativity, and a dash of boldness. Result: a completely unique look that transforms a kitchen necessity into a work of art. Photo credit: Tom Hurt Architecture, Austin, TX. Range hood insert/liner options: 22″ Insert/Liner with Perimeter Suction Filter 32″ Insert/Liner with Perimeter Suction Filter 42″ Insert/Liner with Perimeter

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Range Hood Review: “Jupiter” Tubular Range Hood

Sleek and stylish, the “Jupiter” designer range hood from Futuro Futuro offers a powerful kitchen ventilation solution inside a 14″ diameter stainless-steel tube. Made in Italy from the highest-grade AISI 304 stainless steel, the “Jupiter” is equipped with a powerful yet quiet 940-CFM blower. To accommodate a variety of cooking situation, it offers 4 selectable speeds, as well as convenient 15-minute delayed shut-off to clean the kitchen air after you’re done cooking. Dec. 2012: photo gallery update! Check out the hot new

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