25 Super Sleek Minimalist Minimalist Kitchen Design Ideas You’ll Want to Steal

Sleek minimalism has been described as design at its most basic, stripped of decorative and ornamental elements, colours, textures and patterns.

Its purpose is to make the function stand out and be the focal point. From a visual standpoint, minimalist design is meant to be calming and to bring the mind down to the basics.

A good minimalist kitchen design maximizes the space available, as evidenced in these simple sleek white kitchens. Check out these 25 Gorgeous Minimalist Kitchen Design Ideas You’ll Want to Steal


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HOW SUSTAINABLE SOURCED PLYWOOD IS CHANGING THE WAY WE DESIGN KITCHENS

Plywood Kitchen Cabinets

Plywood is a wood material manufactured from thin layers of wood veneer that are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another. It is an engineered wood from the family of manufactured boards which include medium-density fibreboard (MDF) and particle board (chipboard).

Plywood is used in many interior applications that need a high-quality, high-strength sheet material. Quality in this context means resistance to cracking, breaking, shrinkage, twisting and warping (all important when building a kitchen). For a decorative surface, our plywood cabinets are faced with hardwood, including the popular birch, as well as oak, maple, ash, mahogany, teak and a large number of other hardwoods.

Plywood for kitchen use generally uses marine-grade plywood designed to withstand moisture, and use a water-resistant phenol-formaldehyde glue to prevent delamination and to retain strength in high humidity.

Cabinet-grade plywood is generally made from hardwood with the inherent properties of the source wood providing the colour and pattern. Birch or ash wood are often used and have a beautiful light colour. The options for cabinet doors are endless: from plain contemporary and cottage panels to decorative designs. Choose to keep the wood aesthetic or add a paint finish to suit your kitchen style.

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The adhesives used in plywood have become a point of concern for home owners and environmentally conscious buildings. As a result, many manufacturers are turning to low formaldehyde-emitting glue systems, denoted by an “E” rating. Plywood produced to “E0” has effectively zero formaldehyde emissions.

In addition to the glues being brought to the forefront, the wood resources themselves are becoming the focus of manufacturers, due in part to energy conservation, as well as concern for natural resources.

The sustainability of plywood is determined not only by how the wood is being sourced but also by the manufacturing process. The wood wastage of the plywood manufacturing process is significantly less when compared with traditional lumber practices and choose to work with Canadian FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified plywood to guarantee ethical manufacturing and ensure that the plywood is formaldehyde-free.

One of the many great aspects of plywood is that it is affordable, which not only makes it an ethical option but a budget-friendly one too.

There are several certifications available to manufacturers who participate in these programs. Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and Greenguard are all certification programs that ensure that production and construction practices are sustainable. Many of these programs offer tax benefits to both the manufacturer and the end user.


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100 Ways to Add Colour to Your Kitchen Where You Least Expect It

Nothing invigorates a room faster than a little colour — and some of the most fun spots to add colour is in the room you’d least expect. These kitchen cabinet and renovation projects will definitely make you rethink the most popular room in your home, and they just might even put a smile on your face, too.



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A Joyfully Vibrant Kitchen by Office S&M Echoes the Infamous Style of the Memphis Group

In the early 80s, Italian designer and architect Ettore Sottsass founded Memphis, a group of artists and designers who became known for their bright and bold furniture design. It was active from 1980 to 1987. The group designed postmodern furniture, lighting, fabrics, carpets, ceramics, glass and metal objects. Although many people ridiculed their work, the […]

A Super Secret Hidden Kitchen by Studio Bazi

This 355-square-foot apartment in Moscow has ingenious storage allowing entire rooms to unfold behind a series of doors.  The apartment is home to a bachelor, who wanted to maximize the space and efficiency of his tiny flat in a historic building in the center of Moscow. The solution? Plenty of built-ins and ingenious hidden storage, […]

The Great Gold Kitchenette

Gold kitchens aren’t for everyone, but if you are looking for a luxurious and modern glistening place to do your food preparation and cooking, then you’re going to love this gold kitchenette designed for a small waterfront condo in downtown Toronto. Our fabrication and installation team did a fabulous job in creating this golden kitchen […]

25 Super Sleek Minimalist Minimalist Kitchen Design Ideas You’ll Want to Steal

Sleek minimalism has been described as design at its most basic, stripped of decorative and ornamental elements, colours, textures and patterns. Its purpose is to make the function stand out and be the focal point. From a visual standpoint, minimalist design is meant to be calming and to bring the mind down to the basics. A good minimalist kitchen design maximizes the […]


One of a Kind Gold Kitchens

Whether you’re looking for a traditional kitchen or a one of a kind design, renovating the most popular spaces in your home needs the best ideas and complete understanding of design process. Our mission is to educate and guide clients through the dynamic, complex and demanding process of the kitchen modernization industry while ensuring they have access […]

30 Dining Room Moments That Will Give Life to Your Home

Wallpaper is having a major moment in the design world. See how interior designers are styling dining rooms with wallpapers and bespoke wall coverings to give a fresh spin on the classic home decor icon.

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25 Gorgeous Exposed Brick Wall Kitchen Designs You’ll Love

Our kitchen experts have gathered 25 of the best exposed brick feature walls in one place Who doesn’t dream about having a gorgeous exposed brick wall in their home? Exposed brick brings a sense of warmth, character, and texture to a space. In our opinion a brick wall is one of the most versatile interior design […]

25 Gorgeous Exposed Brick Wall Kitchen Designs You’ll Love

Our kitchen experts have gathered 25 of the best exposed brick feature walls in one place

Who doesn’t dream about having a gorgeous exposed brick wall in their home? Exposed brick brings a sense of warmth, character, and texture to a space. In our opinion a brick wall is one of the most versatile interior design features that works well in any space and with many decorating themes. Incorporating exposed brick brings character and raw charm into any interior space from your kitchen, living room or master bedroom.

READ MORE: The most realistic rustic brick effect wallpaper makers in the Toronto.

With so many different decorating themes, be it modern, traditional, eclectic or industrial – exposed brick is a timeless design trend and one that we can’t get enough of. From natural exposed brick walls to affordable design solutions like the growing popularity of exposed brick wallpaper, we’ve placed exposed brick kitchens at the top of our list of most loved home renovation ideas for this year.

Take a look at the latest exposed brick interior designs and find inspiration for your next home renovation.

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Maintaining exposed brick walls

Country Living has listed three steps on how to best protect your feature wall before it’s too late.

1) First to help protect against humidity make sure you apply a sealant or acrylic-based paint to the exposed brick and mortar.

2) When dusting be sure to use only microfiber cloths or better yet your vacuum’s brush attachment.

3) For a truly deep clean, they recommend mixing just a little water with equal parts salt and mild dishwashing or castile soap. Scrub the paste onto the wall with a stiff brush and let sit for ten minutes. To finish, use a wet sponge and bucket of water to rinse the homemade solution off the wall.


Designed by Abimis, The Ego Kitchen is a 100% Ultra Luxury all in one Stainless Steel Kitchen Unit

Stainless Steel Kitchen

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Mirrored Stainless Steel

The whole set is made of AISI 304 steel, a biologically neutral metal that does not give off odor or release any substances into food


Hot Red Kitchens You’ll Hate You Love So much

Colour has a huge impact on our emotions, our perceptions of space, and even our spiritual and physical well being. When choosing the colour for your kitchen cabinets, envision a material palette that will best represent you, your lifestyle, and the message you want to send to your guests as well to yourself each and every day.

When selecting a colour, understanding the meaning behind colour is important. When you understand the meaning and power a colour holds you can leverage that to help you better communicate your message and connect with your home.

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The colour red is an intense colour that is packed with emotion ranging from passionate, intense love to ferocity and even anger — representing both cupid and the devil. It is one of the most stimulating colour and represents a lot of energy.

The colour of your kitchen cabinets paints a story about your home and the people who live there. Here are the ultimate red kitchen colour schemes to stimulate your emotions and shock your neighbours.

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10 Birch Plywood Kitchens that made us obsessed with Plywood.

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15 Dreamy Blue Kitchen Designs for your Next Interior Renovation

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One of a Kind Gold Kitchens

Whether you’re looking for a traditional kitchen or a one of a kind design, renovating the most popular spaces in your home needs the best ideas and complete understanding of design process.

Our mission is to educate and guide clients through the dynamic, complex and demanding process of the kitchen modernization industry while ensuring they have access to the best materials, contractors, and hardware. Have a look at these fantastic modern and luxury kitchen renovation ideas for your home.

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The kitchen is the one room with lots of potential. Check out our design journal for more kitchen design ideas and kitchen cabinet colour options.

 

5 Metallic Finishes for Your Kitchen

Metallics as a colour that appears to be metal, be it stainless steel, brass, bronze, gold and the emerging trend of rose gold. The visual sensation usually associated metallics is the shiny surface coupled with either a polished or brushed finish. The metallic effect cannot be produced by the simple use of any solid colour because […]

HOW SUSTAINABLE SOURCED PLYWOOD IS CHANGING THE WAY WE DESIGN KITCHENS

Plywood is a wood material manufactured from thin layers of wood veneer that are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another. It is an engineered wood from the family of manufactured boards which include medium-density fibreboard (MDF) and particle board (chipboard). Plywood is used in many interior applications that need a high-quality, high-strength sheet material. Quality […]

The First 10 Things You Should Buy When Decorating Your Kitchen

Whether you have a compact condo apartment or large suburban home, one thing is for certain: we all have kitchens. The kitchen is the most important room in our home. It is the centre of our day-to-day ritual, our social space, we prepare our meals and host large dinners. For many people, whether you’re a full blown home chef […]