Kitchen design has become more dramatic and interesting, with artfully curated nonkitchen-y living spaces. Today, kitchen islands resemble works of art; cabinets look more like those found in the library and kitchen furniture is more tailored.
THE ISLAND IS THE NEW SOFA
As the focal point for prep, gathering and dining, the island is the place to congregate. For decor, consider an Industrial-style free-standing work table on casters topped with a thick marble slab, or a worn French oak farm table with shelving. Both options pair nicely with sleek stainless-steel appliances and den-style walnut or dark green-painted cabinets.
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THE REFRIGERATOR IS THE NEW COCKTAIL TABLE
As entertaining has become more relaxed, guests help themselves to what?s in the refrigerator. This hero appliance has to look as good on the inside as the outside, plus maintain food freshness. With its clean, modern lines, Signature Kitchen Suite?s new French door refrigerator becomes a coveted design objet in the kitchen.
THE OVEN IS THE NEW FIREPLACE
Sure, roasting s?mores over an open re can be charming, but the sticky aftermath is less than romantic. If you?re craving something sweet, opt for a s?mores casserole instead and then let Signature Kitchen Suite?s Speed-CleanTM oven make fast work of the cleanup in just 10 minutes, using only water. With all of the Pro Range?s bells and whistles, though, dessert is, ironically, just the beginning.
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