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Creating Classic Kitchen Style That Lasts

Posted by Laura Webster on Tue, Jul 30, 2019

This kitchen in Williamsburg showcases many of the key elements of the classic kitchen style.

What makes a kitchen "classic"?

Classic style is generally more transitional in nature, which is a balance between the highly decorative details of traditional design and the minimalist lines of contemporary style. Classic style is often heavily influenced by the design movements between the turn of the 19th Century through to the pre-war era, which includes both the Arts & Crafts style and Art Deco.

A classically-styled, transitional kitchen, in today's era, is also casual-leaning. While the space can feel grand, with luxurious details and high-end materials, comfort is at the core. This may come through in cabinet choices that look like pieces of furniture, or in the use of inviting seating at the island. However it's achieved, a classic kitchen remains timeless because it's welcoming and comfortable for everyone.

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Ideas for Open Shelving in the Kitchen

Posted by Laura Webster on Tue, Apr 30, 2019

For some homeowners, a kitchen full of nothing but closed cabinets feels a bit off. Enter open shelving. While not new in kitchen design, the use of open shelving (sometimes also called open storage) has gotten more trending exposure for its prevalence in many pin-worthy kitchens, and for newer concepts on where and how to install it. In the past several years, we’ve tackled our own share of open storage solutions, so here are some of our best tips for including open shelving in your kitchen.

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