Or you can let the surfaces celebrate their synthetic-ness by choosing bold patterns or bright colors. Either way, your floors and countertops will cost a fraction of what they would if you choose pricey granite and solid wood. See our countertop and flooring reports for more details. Stick to the plan. This last tip may be the most essential.
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In the kitchen at El Ideas, the night before Michelin
KITCHEN TRENDS: Take a stroll through some design trends as they pertain to kitchens from Home Design Find: “There have been some big changes in kitchen design. In fact, you can take pretty much every major trend of the last few years and turn it on its head if you want to know what’s new and hot in 2012.” STUNNING REMODEL: Speaking of kitchens, this before/after is stunning from Design Sponge: “Photographer Jayme Lang and her husband just bought their first home in Vancouver. Fearlessly, they decided to gut the kitchen in order to rebuild their dream space. The newly designed kitchen is beautiful — so open and bright, with a gorgeous band of charcoal gray above a clean combination of open shelving and simple white cabinetry. The dining room is an equally successful mix of crisp white, mid-century touches and beautiful wood floors. If these two rooms are any indication, the whole home will be stunning in no time.” ADD A CHAIR: The slipper chair, with its armless design, slips sorry into any room with ease as seen over at Houzz: “One of my very favorite ways to infuse personality and pattern into a room is with a slipper chair.
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Interior design: Kitchen trends; before/after kitchen; and slipper chairs
After all, he isn’t likely to settle for anything less than perfection and probably has an exceptionally specific idea of what he – and also, in this case, his wife- wants. Howard Robbins took on his own home and, after 9 months and $162,000, walked away with a National Association of the Remodeling Industry Award in his region for the “best residential kitchen over $100,000.” His kitchen was “outdated, inefficient and oppressive” (picture after the jump), but simple aesthetics aside, there were a few major changes that had to be made, something to take into consideration if you are looking to remodel. The ceiling was raised by 3 feet, eliminating dropped, panel lights,and one wall was pushed out, providing a roomier area to start with. Once the room was opened up, new appliances, flooring and, of course, accessories were added.
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Before and After a $162,000 Kitchen Remodel
It came up a couple of times, and at least once Foss looked wistful about getting the recognition, but he was pretty clear about what he expected: that Elizabeth , which has a similar open-kitchen layout and tasting-menu format, likely would win a star, and he would not. And then he did. This is significant because if any restaurant subverts Michelin’s upholding of fine dining tradition, it’s not Next , the chameleon whose colors supposedly changed too often for Michelin to judge by its consistency-prizing criteria, but El Ideas, which simply kept the parts of fine dining Foss liked and threw out the parts he didn’t. Foss, if you haven’t followed his frequently food-news-making career, started in Chicago as chef of the Palmer House’s Lockwood , clashed with the hotel’s ways and got fired for a bong joke on Twitter, started a food truck back when that was the hot thing . . . and then discovered that he was less interested in making $8 sandwiches in plastic wrap than in serving fine food in his food truck prep kitchen located in a near-south-side middle of nowhere.
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