By midor1y4. Kitchen Cabinets. At Saturday, June 23rd 2018, 22:20:06 PM.
Nowadays freestanding cabinets are so rarely seen in kitchens that when they do appear they look unusual, unnatural and intriguing. There was a time, however, when everything in the kitchen was free and movable and that included both appliances and furniture, the only exception being the sink. In the 1940s, however, came a period when freestanding kitchen cabinets were considered highly impractical and out of fashion and when the style we now consider conventional was favored. Right now we’re seeing a comeback of freestanding cabinetry and we’re rediscovering all the things that made them so appealing in the first place.
You can still transform one of your kitchen’s corners even if you already have cabinets in place. As long as you can install wall-mounted corner shelves, there’s still a way to make up for the lost space under the counter, if any. These wooden shelves, for example, are attached to the wall-mounted cabinets on one side and continue along the walls, filling the corner in a simple and stylish manner.
Ventilation is another area of kitchen tech that has seen big changes. Not all venting has to come down from the ceiling. New, modern kitchen vents like this one from Jenn-Air are retractable, disappearing into the countertop when you aren’t cooking. This one also has integrated illumination, which improves visibility for working at the cooktop. This style of vent is an excellent kitchen design idea when the goal is a sleek or minimalist space with few protrusions or appliances to break up the sightlines.