Category Archives: Contemporary

5 Unconventional Ways to Modernize Your Kitchen

5 Unconventional Ways to Modernize Your Kitchen   The kitchen is probably the most utilized space in the house after the living area. Kitchens are the bread basket and often the soul of any household. Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes, from a kitchen nook to an old farm-style kitchen with an enormous table as… Read More »

Kitchen Lighting – Ambient, Task, and Accent

While good lighting can enhance any room, it’s particularly helpful in the kitchen. Poor lighting can make it difficult to navigate or work in your kitchen. It can also be dangerous, especially if you’re using sharp utensils, handling portable appliances, or working near flames or hot surfaces. If you’re eating or entertaining in your kitchen,… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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:… Read More »

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… Read More »

Kitchen Design Case Study: Contemporary Kitchen with Zebra Wood Cabinetry

Project: SV Kitchen – Contemporary Kitchen with Zebra Wood Cabinetry Futuro Futuro Product: 2x 14″ Jupiter Island Range Hood Kitchen Design: Steve Price of Beautiful Remodel LLC Kitchen Fabrication: Cabinetry built by Castle Cabinets, installed by Beautiful Remodel  Location:  Phoenix, AZ Client: SV residence Beautiful Remodel can be contacted at: Steve Price, Designer/General Contractor Beautiful Remodel, LLC PO Box… Read More »

Photo Gallery Update – In-Cabinet “Shade” Designer Range Hood

When a kitchen remodel calls for a ventilation hood that’s high quality, reliable, quiet, and can be concealed inside a cabinet, the “Shade” range hoods from Italian range hood manufacturer Futuro Futuro definitely fit the bill. The “Shade” range hoods, available in 36″ and 48″ widths, are specifically designed for installation inside cabinetry. With compact… Read More »

New Photos – “Quest Black” Wall – Diagonal Designer Range Hood

The “Quest” series range hoods from Futuro Futuro represent a truly contemporary vision in kitchen ventilation design. With an angled shape, tempered-glass front, advanced perimetric suction filtering, and futuristic optical control panel, the “Quest” range hoods are a perfect finishing touch for the ultra-modern kitchen. Made in Italy from the highest-grade AISI 304 stainless steel… Read More »

Kitchen Design Ideas: DIY Painted Shelves

Just found this little design gem – custom painted shelves that look stunning and can be adapted to pretty much any kitchen. One of those ideas that can be done on a weekend with a single trip to Home Depot – yet come out looking like a million bucks. Why limit yourself to monotone shelving… Read More »