We are incorporating desks and built-in TVs along with casual dining tables and soft seating. Kitchens have always been one of the most important rooms of a house but now they blur the lines of what is traditionally found in other areas of the home.
With the last few kitchen renovations I have done, we have opted for a concealed hood. There are a couple of functional reasons why. The projection and angle on a lot of hoods bump into taller family members while cooking, and keeping the hood clean is another consideration.
They are embracing the idea of a space that’s inviting and durable by choosing leather bench seating or Sunbrella-upholstered benches and opting for freestanding furniture instead of built-in banquettes. I think of it as this: My clients should have the best table at the restaurant in their own home.
Decide where you want your guests to look by choosing a focal point and illuminating it. Don't direct the eye toward a sink area, for instance, where visitors might get a view of your dirty dishes. Here, the Heirloom Pendant is used to light a charming prep area to the side of the kitchen.