Kitchen & Bath Design News

AUG 2017

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Creative countertop designs enhance the kitchen with function and flair, adding dramatic design appeal through the use of color, texture and personalized pizzazz. BY KIM BERNDTSON Beyond Basic LIBBY PALMIERI House of L Interior Design, Solon, OH There are a number of details in this modern, 'edgy' kitchen that contribute to its interesting and unique look, especially as they relate to texture, says designer Libby Palmieri. For start- ers, glossy Macassar ebony cabinets contrast with lacquered white cabinets around the kitchen's perimeter as well as with cabinets sheathed in stainless steel and polished nickel accents t its most basic, a countertop is simply a flat surface that sits atop base cabinets to support food prep. That can be where its role ends. However, in the hands of a creative and skilled kitchen designer, coupled with the vast ar- ray of materials available today, they needn't ever be ordinary. And, in fact, they can often be extraordinary. This month, KBDN asked several designers to share some creative countertop designs that inspire the designs they reside in. A 80 Kitchen & Bath Design News • August 2017

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