Mood Board Monday #55: Steel the Show

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The best kitchen is one that incorporates a bunch of trends to make one harmonious kitchen. The design featured in this week’s mood board is a stellar example of using three trends to make one seamless space. By combining stainless steel, butcher block counters and an open concept, the end result is a luxurious kitchen worthy of being in a magazine.

One of the best materials to use in your kitchen is stainless steel. The Noah’s Collection from Whitehaus features stainless steel sinks that are stronger than your average sink. With a high gauge (thickness) of steel, they’re nearly indestructible. These sinks also have a high chrome and nickel content, which gives them more luster. They are scratch, stain and chip resistant, as well as resistant to thermal shock. The full undercoat under sound deadening pads on each sink reduce the tinny noise you typically get with standard stainless steel sinks, as well as reducing the banging and clatter you find when doing dishes. There are four diagonal grooves integrated into most of the sinks that channel water directly to the drain, creating easy clean-up for even the toughest messes. The stainless steel finish matches your appliances, creating a cohesive look throughout your entire kitchen. These sinks look like just another appliance.

Having an open concept kitchen creates a functional gathering space. It allows for a lot of breathing room when entertaining, and also makes you feel connected to your family or guests in other rooms+ while cooking. You have a space that allows for more socialization than that of a closed kitchen concept.

Open concept kitchens create more visual space. It’s always a benefit to have a room that seems larger than it is, but it’s extremely beneficial in smaller houses, condos and townhouses. These smaller kitchens become more functional when you diminish the amount of walls separating the kitchen, living and dining area.

Wood has an incredible presence in the kitchen. It’s warm and relaxing, especially when it’s contrasted with a stark white palette. By choosing the right construction method, finish and thickness, you can customize your wood counter to match any décor and style. The durability of your counter is also determined by these properties.

A hefty benefit of a butcher block countertop is its inherent ability to act as a work surface for food preparation. Wood is easier on cutlery than a stone countertop, essentially making it one giant cutting board. It’s also sound absorbing, so it’s perfect for hosting parties. The overwhelming clinks of china and stemware made on a stone counter are non-existent on a wood surface. You also have the option to match the flooring to your wood counter, creating a little more balance in the room.

Get the look with Whitehaus:

  • WHKPFCR3-9550 Vintage III patented wall mount pot filler with cross handles and swivel aerator in Polished Chrome
  • WHUS566 Metrohaus single hole faucet with matching pull-out spray head and lever handle in Polished Chrome
  • WHUS591M Metrohaus single hole faucet with gooseneck swivel spout and curved lever handle in Polished Chrome
  • WHNAP3218 Noah’s Collection single bowl front apron undermount sink
  • WHNCM1920 Noah’s Collection commercial single bowl undermount sink

The base image’s source was created by West Chester, PA based design firm Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. and found through Houzz.com here.

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