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TFL Before and After: Kitchens

TFL in Kitchen Designs

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Kitchens are often described as the hearts of homes. Not only are family meals prepared in these spaces – they often seem to end up as a central gathering place for friends and visitors. Modern kitchens have to support traditional food preparation and storage, but also offer style that accommodates their roles as a hangout. Kitchen design is also a vital component of a home’s resale value, with potential buyers often drawn to these areas before any others. Redesigning or remodeling kitchens for maximum style and substance is a sound investment.

Arclin TFL can be the centerpiece of kitchen design, with its mix of attractive styling and functional attributes. TFL in kitchen designs is beautiful yet practical – a perfect mantra for kitchens themselves.

Beyond Basics

All-white kitchens have enjoyed popularity for several years, but color is making a comeback. In fact, colors that pop are used as the foundation of the room. We’re seeing them in countertops and cabinetry – or as accents, creating eye-catching spaces as notable for their design as for their function. As stainless steel remains the appliance material of choice, homeowners and builders can take liberties with bold color palettes without fear of clashing.

TFL designs are available in an array of colors – whether designers or homeowners are interested in exploring bold reds, sunny yellows, or striking metallics. Designing (or re-designing) a kitchen with TFL allows for colorful expression.

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Kitchen Glamor

Kitchens are traditionally defined (and designed) by their purpose: practical spaces to store and prepare food. But, contemporary kitchens are getting glamorous makeovers, with fixtures and accents that may seem more at home in a living area.

This style also lends itself to a mix of finishes that add visual interest. TFL, with options that include woodgrains, brushed surfaces, and matte looks, is a perfect choice

Unexpected Surfaces

Kitchen materials – especially those used in countertops – are continuing to evolve. As granite’s countertop dominance may be waning, designers and residents are looking for stylish, functional new options. They want a range of decorative choices and the practical qualities necessary for food preparation.

TFL in kitchen designs marry form and function. Its beautiful design is bolstered by its durable, hygienic properties, making it the perfect material for stylish spaces that create and support healthy cooking conditions. TFL in kitchen designs are also a great choice for cabinetry, creating surfaces that are easy to clean and appealing to the eye.

Contact Arclin to see how TFL can best fit into your kitchen design projects.

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What’s Hot in the Kitchen

We’ve highlighted some of our newest kitchen designs to show off the versatility of the trends!

Like a lot of you, we just got back from the Kitchen & Bath Show in Orlando, one of the many places we go to stay on top of design and surface trends. Here are our Top 8 trends we’re seeing in kitchen design. What strikes your fancy?

Kitchen Design Trends - Surface Design
Materials — Mix & Match
Marble with reclaimed or rustic woods, modern mixed with retro, classic designs matched with bold, fresh colors and textures. Wood on wood. Concrete with anything. Kitchen design is more flexible, more eclectic, more dynamic than ever.
Charles Bridge & Skyline Dark - Great for kitchen design
Black & White
This combo never goes out of style. In kitchens, we’re seeing a shift from all white (which we still love, by the way) to white plus…a little drama. Black pops against white cabinets and walls. White counters over black cabinets…stunning.
Cambridge Bronze, Noce Moscato, Kinabalu Teak - Great for kitchen design
Splash of Color
A chartreuse sink? Blue cabinets? Why not! Pantone’s 2017 color of the year, Greenery, is a great example of color bringing energy to warm wood tones or simple whites. We’re also seeing a lot of blue. Which is beautiful matched with gray grains, light warm woods and yes, white.
Skyline Dawn, Stinson Trail, Silver Glance, Platinum Glance - Great for kitchen design
Open Shelving
Above and below, we see more designs dispensing with the cabinet doors. That means more attention paid to shelving materials.

Gray for Days
We saw grays start to take prominence in kitchens several years ago — and it’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be fading anytime fast. Just look at our options — there’s so much to choose from, so many kitchen design directions to go.
Skyline Dusk, Stinson Gray, Jackson Barn, Angkor Stone, Charles Bridge - Great for kitchen design
Industrial Chic - Papa's Loft, Sunrise Impression, Lead Glance, Skyline Dark - Great for kitchen design
Industrial Chic
Some designers are starting to express their weariness with this sustaining trend, which has taken over restaurants, retail, offices and hospitality over the last decade+. But now we’re seeing it take on a new life in kitchens and more. Much as rustic has become more sophisticated, industrial kitchens are featuring more advanced engineered surfaces as a showcase for modern industrialism.


Copper Goes with… Anything

As we’re seeing, frankly… everywhere.
Cerused Wood - Great for kitchen design
Cerused Wood
Once popular during the Art Deco era, “cerusing” — accenting grains for contrast — creates an elegant look in any kitchen style, whether rustic, modern or a combination of the two.