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What Matters Most in the Kitchen

Contemporary designers agree that the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home—not only for your family today, but also for future resale. As you consider updating your kitchen, completing a full-scale remodel, or simply wish to know what to keep in mind as you consider your next residence, these key elements should be your priority.

Efficient, attractive storage

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When you walk into a beautiful kitchen, you never specifically notice the storage first…and that’s the way it should be. Your eye should be drawn to the beautiful cabinetry and countertops, crafted from natural materials, or possibly the high-tech, gourmet-worthy appliances. But thoughtful, efficient storage is an absolute must in a well-designed kitchen, and it’s a critical feature for all NOLI kitchens.

One of the most enduring features of modern Italian design is visual silence, or a space that isn’t cluttered or chaotic. The best way to achieve that kind of open, serene and streamlined space is to have storage that allows you to tuck items out of sight…but still close at hand, such as the whisper-quiet drawers offered by the storied custom cabinet maker MAISTRI, one of our most exclusive Italian fabricators.

Open, natural light

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On the subject of lighting, the ideal kitchen has large, airy windows that let in plenty of sunlight. But what if your current kitchen design doesn’t allow for this? The solution is as easy as imagining where you most need (and want!) the warm glow of light, then uniquely tailoring your lighting fixtures for your specific kitchen tasks.

Whether its under-cabinet lighting to bring your stove or sink into bright focus, recessed lights beaming down from the ceiling to illuminate an island or table, intentionally directed project lighting for workspaces, or hidden lights that activate when you open a pantry door or kitchen cabinet, a well-lit kitchen and open living room is one you will want to cook in, work in, and enjoy all day long.

An island that fits your entertaining style

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The island has become one of the most sought-after design features in modern kitchens, a centerpiece that draws the eye and (ideally!) delights the senses. Yours should reflect your needs as a cook, the number of family members or friends who will likely be joining you in the kitchen, and the flexibility to serve as a location for both food preparation and celebration.

One of the most beloved island features we have at NOLI is a sliding, cantilevered countertop that doubles your island’s space with the gentlest push—a touch of practical luxury that you’ll value more every time you use it.

Appliances that fit your cooking style

No kitchen would be complete without the appliances that meet your needs as a cook—whether you’re preparing family-friendly meals for the week or creating celebratory masterpieces for you and your friends. By working with the experts at NOLI, you can determine the best possible configuration for your sink, ovens and cooktops, refrigerators or other cooling units, and so much more. Watching the kitchen of your dreams come to life is as easy as scheduling a personalized appointment at our showroom and design center. To see what is truly possible, contact NOLI, today.

Looking for more ideas?

NOLI has recently completed a full showroom renovation to bring the latest in kitchen and architectural interiors to life. For a private appointment to discuss your next redesign project.

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