A complete kitchen by Porcelanosa.
Aristocrat, a porcelain tile from Architectural Ceramics.
Zinfandel Tigerwood, an engineered wood floor by BR-111.
Country Floors' Crossings Collection.
Boffi's Xila ST kitchen.
A stainless-steel sink from Houzer.
The Vertical Double hood, from Best's Sorpresa Collection.
The U-3036RR under-counter refrigerator.
SieMatic's BeauxArts.02 Collection of cabinetry.
The Flamberge Rotisserie from La Cornue.

Kitchen Karma

The latest products adds practicality and pizazz to mealtime

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2012

Complete Kitchen 
Porcelanosa embodies one-stop shopping with a product line that includes all the necessary components. In this sleek kitchen, cabinets are made with high-density, water-resistant particleboard covered in a decorative laminate and coated with Antracita Brillo and Nogal Tenue gloss paint. Ceilan Marfil porcelain tile covers the floor while cabinets are topped with Granito Star counters.  For other complete kitchen possibilities, check out Porcelanosa’s new 12,000 square-foot Rockville showroom, which boasts vignettes and products from cabinetry to flooring. 

Smooth Surface
Aristocrat is a porcelain tile with an elegant natural stone look that comes in five colors and three finishes, and in a range of sizes that includes large-size formats. Available through any of Architectural Ceramics’ five area locations; architecturalceramics.com

Totally Floored
Exotic hardwood flooring company BR-111 is adding a new, engineered wood floor to its mix. Zinfandel Tigerwood offers the strong, irregular grain of traditional tigerwood, but has been lightly scraped to create a slightly distressed look. This durable floor imparts a classic look in the kitchen. br111.com

Cool Collection
The Crossings Collection from Country Floors is a line of decorative ceramic tile that’s produced by using a centuries-old encaustic process. Tiles come in a variety of patterns, inlay colors and styles. Suitable for walls and floors, the collection is available through Marble Systems Design. countryfloors.com; marblesystems.com

A Seamless Look
Designed by Luigi Massoni and CRS Boffi, the sleek Xila ST kitchen system is made up of modular bases—wall units and taller cabinets with angular, squared doors. Units, which come in a range of finishes, are fitted with push-to-open mechanisms for a seamless look. boffigeorgetown.com

Dish Duty
Houzer’s new stainless-steel sinks are designed to complement today’s modern laminate countertops. Part of the Bellus collection, they are available in single, large single and double formats with special insulation to make them some of the quietest on the market. houzersink.com

Inspired by Italy
Best’s Sorpresa Collection of range hoods includes nine unique designs inspired by Italian designs. The designs are available in three categories: island, chimney and ceiling hoods; pictured here, the chimney Lipstick hood or the island Vertigo Double hood. bestsorpresa.com

Flexible Fridge
The U-3036RR side-by-side under-counter refrigerator is intended to maximize food preservation with four temperature zone settings. It also boasts a digitally controlled, dual zone convection cooling system and an integrated OLED display with user interface ergonomically located on top of its door. u-line.com

A New Interpretation
SieMatic’s BeauxArts Collection, a collaboration with designer Mick De Giulio, first debuted in 2006. Now, SieMatic is introducing BeauxArts.02, a lighter, more linear collection that includes new design elements and proportions, materials, colors and door styles. konstsiematic.com

French Roast
The Flamberge Rotisserie from La Cornue roasts meats, poultry, fish and whole fruits using a streamlined design based on heat circulation. With no ventilation constraints, the Flamberge is easy to install and comes in 28 colors. Available through Appliance Distributors Unlimited in Chantilly, Virginia. adu.com 

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