Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Sitch in the Kitch

As the famous Frank Lloyd Wright always said, the kitchen is the heart of the home. I know this is true of anywhere I live because I love cooking. Not only do I love cooking, but when we have a home cooked meal in my house, it brings everyone together. The only downfall is that I live in an apartment. The appliances do not function to their fullest. There is nothing innovative. My kitchen provides me with the basics to get meals cooks.

Therefore, I dream of living in a house one day with innovations that aide me in cooking. This is why I am interested in Kitchen Distributors, Inc. They are located here in Fayetteville. I have had numerous exposures to their name, products, and even their showroom. My mother uses Kitchen Distributors, Inc. in the high end residential projects of the contractor she works for. One of my teachers this semester has worked as a designer for them. Plus, we toured their showroom for one of my classes last year.

This begs me to consider them as an option for my internship this summer. Since I have a strong draw to residential interior design, this would build my skills in built-in kitchen cabinetry design. Even if I do not work for them this summer, I still think that they are great at designing kitchens. They are at least one business that hold kitchen design to a high standard to make the work of cooking simple, easy, and enjoyable.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sink Into Something More Innovative

I am on a search to archive products and ideas that will make my designs more modern, innovative, and unique. When I came across the Elkay sinks and products, I fell for their designs. The best part about it is their vast array of selections and versatility. For materials, you can get copper, granite, fine fireclay, and stainless steel. For shapes, you can get the traditional ovals and rectangles, or you can get more unique shapes such as a footprint, martini glass, spiral shells, an island in the center, or the Mystic curvilinear sink. In fact the Mystic was voted "Best Sink of the Year" in 2007 Interior Design Magazine. The sinks can be top mounted, under-mounted, or custom built. One of their motto's is "You imagine it, we build it." As long the design is less than 80 inches, the size, shape, finish and overall design is up to you. I love it! Another neat addition to their options the collegiate licensing sinks. For those of you who know me know that I attend University of Arkansas, and Elkay has a Razorback logo sink. So for all of you Hogs fans, you can have a lovely sink in your kitchen that will display your devotion. There is also an entire section with links for Design Professional in the residential and commercial fields. Everyone should check out the interesting designs on their website below. I know I'm going to try and find every excuse to use one these sinks in my next design.