CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio has been providing customers with their dream kitchens, baths, closets and more since 1992. CSI is a licensed and insured contractor in the state of Georgia. We are your total remodeling solution. We have one of the largest showrooms in the Atlanta area it is easily accessible from I 85, I 285 and GA 400.
Modern and Contemporary designs are growing more popular
these days. Both styles have their own unique characteristics. However, many
times, it is tricky to distinguish between a modern interior and a contemporary
interior. It is difficult to differentiate because they are so similar and we
assume they are the same.
Let’s talk about Modern design. Modern design denotes a
period in time during the 1920s-1950s. This was a time of new inventions and
machination. Modernists were forward thinkers and challenged traditional views.
Technology and social norms were reflected through art and design, thus, new
artistic forms emerged. Some of the common characteristics of a modern design
would include materials of the time, geometric shapes, and artistic trends
including minimalism, surrealism, cubism, etc.
Materials that are common in this style includes: natural
woods, plywood, plastic, linen, and leather. Furniture is made simplistic with
elegant shapes. A modern space will look and feel simple, airy, and clean with
colors that are monochromatic and neutral.
While Modern design is about the 20th century era,
Contemporary design integrates Modernism with today’s trends and movements. This
means that Contemporary design is always changing. Today’s contemporary
materials will be in lacquer, glass, stone, steel, cork, etc. Currently, sustainability
is in demand, so there will be a lot of materials that are eco-friendly and
designs will have the indoor-outdoor feel.
Contemporary interiors are also minimalistic, simple, and clean-lined.
Check out more designs from the Leicht website!
You are remodeling
your new bath room and you’re not sure how you want your bathroom to look. First
of all, pick an inspirational piece and use your design ideas around that
inspirational item. Look at several elements such as texture, material, and
texture, you should think about scale, light, and visual weight. These features determine how something feels,
whether it’s tactile or visually. Rough textures usually add weight to an
object, making the item feel more dense and cozy. While softer textures create a
lightweight, smooth impression.
A key component to
consider is material. A material can mimic some of the special characteristics
of another. A good example is the wooden-like tile floor in the image which is
actually made of porcelain made to look like wood. You can say you have wood for
your bathroom floor!
Lastly, choose the perfect
color scheme. Anticipate how you’d like to feel towards the space or object. Choosing
color temperature is choosing warm or cool colors. Darker tones such as grays
and blues tend to feel cool, fresh, and relaxing. While red, orange and yellow are
professed as warm, vibrant and energetic.
Look at the image
of the tile back-splash. There are a lot of fun patterns and textures, different
materials, and complementary colors all in harmony. The rough surface of the porcelain
represents sand on a beach, while the reflective glass is perceived as the
ocean. The tile has subtle hues of cool colors consisting of greens, blues,
greys, and white.
You have an awesome
tile, but what are you to do with it? Make sure to pair it with something
complementary. The hues of the tile are quite subtle, so my next step is to
match it with a contrasting and bold finish. For instance, metal, oil-rubbed bronze faucet
would warm up the space a little bit.
As 2016 comes to an end, we look forward to an exciting and prosperous 2017. If you have been holding off on that kitchen or bath renovation, now is a great time to go forward and make it happen. We at CSI are seeing some very interesting and innovative developments in our industry that makes us very excited about kitchen and bath design possibilities for the coming year.
One trend we love is the use of textured woods for cabinets. Yes, oak is back, and in a big way; but not your grandpa's oak! today's oak utilizes different sawing techniques like quarter-sawn and rift-cut to change the appearance of the graining pattern. We are seeing rougher textures that include the natural knots and blemishes in wood to create an interesting surface. The wood may also be wire-brushed to give it a weathered, old barn wood look, and combined with stains and glazes to further enhance the texture. The other big trend we see in cabinets is in painted finishes. Grays, whites, and creams are hot, and the combinations of painted finishes with the textured woods are very appealing. We also see a surge in other colors, like blues and greens, to put a personal stamp on a kitchen or bath. Lighting is the other major trend we see in kitchens now. Lighted cabinet interiors are being requested more and more. Glass-fronted cabinets can be lit traditionally with halogens in the ceiling, but advances in LED technology also allows unobtrusive narrow strip lighting down the sides. There are even glass shelves that can include LED lighting. And how about lighted drawers and base cabinets to make it easier to find items? Pendants, chandeliers, and ceiling fixtures have also become major design statements in the kitchen with the bold new designs that are available now. So, we are very excited about about the new looks and trends that are coming on the market, and we invite you to visit our showroom to see what the future has in store for your next project!