Tag Archives: contemporary

Avoiding the Biggest Mistake

What is the single biggest mistake made in kitchen design? From my point of view, it isn’t going too trendy with the choice of materials or color. It isn’t using too big or too small of an island or mis-calculating the storage space or … Continue reading

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A Guest Appearance

Recently I was asked if I would write a guest post for Riggs Distribution [the regional distributor for Sub-Zero and Wolf for Northern California] that discussed the Urban Connoisseur design that I have recently been reviewing. Being a huge fan … Continue reading

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Dissecting the Design: Urban Connoisseur – The Surface Schedule

Let’s take a look at the surfaces in use in the urban kitchen that we have been dissecting over the past few weeks. In past installments, we have already reviewed the cabinets, fixtures and appliances. Take a close look at … Continue reading

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Dissecting the Design: Urban Connoisseur – The Appliance Schedule

As I have previously discussed, the key to a successful contemporary design is clean lines and simplicity. Let’s take a look at how that was accomplished with the appliances in this kitchen. At first glance, you may only notice the … Continue reading

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Dissecting the Design: Urban Connoisseur – The Fixture Schedule

One of the things that you see over and over again in contemporary design is the lack of ornamentation. There are no corbels, no carvings, no turned posts or anything fussy for that matter. In this design, the sinks were … Continue reading

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Dissecting the Design: Urban Connoisseur – The Cabinet Schedule

For the past several weeks, I have been too busy with design work to have time to keep up with writing for the blog. Last month, I even made a trip to Chicago to work on a couple of projects … Continue reading

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