Find Kitchen Remodel Inspiration from Germany & Ballerina Kitchens
My visit to KBIS with Design Hounds was a great place to find kitchen remodel inspiration. Next week we will share a peek at a project, but I think I have a few more blogs about KBIS because there was so much to get inspired by. We visited Ballerina Kitchens which was a new brand to me, and I was intrigued by their thoughtful design details that work with today’s lifestyle and the level of quality.
A Beautiful Vignette to Find Kitchen Remodel Inspiration
The team at Ballerina Kitchen put together a beautiful vignette for KBIS. It hit some key trends I saw this year. The mix of finishes combining a subtle blue lacquer with white oak is a trend that I think has legs. I started mixing finishes in kitchens over 15 years ago and it is still a popular look. Rift-cut white oak is gaining popularity and I like the warmth it adds to a kitchen. The addition of tinted glass cabinet fronts was a brilliant modern touch. All of this, on a budget for ready-made cabinets?
They had so many very beautiful finishes for designers and architects to choose from and combine for a custom and high-end look.
Ballerina Kitchens have focused on using durable finishes in all their options. Their lacquer is a system of 7 layers of lacquer that is scratch resistant, fade-resistant and fingerprint-proof. The smooth finish was pleasant to interact with and came in a variety of colors as well as both matt and glossy options.
I was also impressed by the use of smart glass in their kitchens again it is fingerprint-proof. This is high on my list of attributes because I hate wiping fingerprints off cabinets. In addition, you can write on the glass fronts which is perfect for a family like ours who uses a quick list in the kitchen to let someone know what to add to the grocery list!
Ballerina Kitchens is a great place to find kitchen remodel inspiration for a low-maintenance but high-tech kitchen.
Flexibility In Kitchens
I was also intrigued by some of the flexible options they offer to incorporate into a kitchen design. I loved the free bridge which allows you to move spices to a location where you are prepping your food and has a slot for your iPad that we all are using for recipes today.
They also have a cart that allows you to load it up with utensils, spices, and food to move it to a new prep area within the kitchen or out to an adjacent grill area outside. What a convenient tool and the fact that it matches the aesthetics of your kitchen is a huge bonus to my design eye.
The pullout veggie bins were also a feature I liked. We cook dinner from scratch almost every day in our home. So we buy large amounts of onions, shallots, yams, and potatoes and the idea of being able to have air circulate around them would be fantastic. And the ability to pull a bin of veggies to be prepped while someone else is working on the counter would speed up meal prep immensely.
Visiting Ballerina Kitchens helped me find kitchen remodel inspiration and opened my eyes to new possibilities. Learn more about how we approach kitchen design in this post, Kitchen Design with Wellness in Mind.