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Custom Kitchen Design – Gallery Kitchen

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Projects | 0 comments

Custom Kitchen Design – Gallery Kitchen

Custom Kitchen Design at beautiful Napa Valley, made to  reflect the owners’ style and contemporary tastes. This newly constructed home in Napa required a kitchen that would reflect the owners’ appreciation for beautiful art as well as the natural beauty of the Napa landscape in which their home is set. The kitchen was designed with the intent of reflecting the abundance of natural light in the home, and showcasing the owner’s discerning collection of objects from around the world. The striking Alno high gloss lacquer door style of cabinets in light grey and black, combine highly functional storage with custom, artistically lit display niches. This, in combination with high ceilings, allows the kitchen to take on the scale and scope of a contemporary gallery space. As the day progresses the very appearance of the kitchen changes echoing the shifts in light and shadow. Elegant touches of Alno frosted glass door style, decorative lights by Alno, stainless steel appliances and the use of unique details like concrete tiles, perfectly reflect the owners’ style and contemporary tastes....

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A mix of country style and contemporary style Kitchen in Morgan Hill

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Projects | 0 comments

A mix of country style and contemporary  style Kitchen in Morgan Hill

This Morgan Hill countryside kitchen needed a complete renovation from its previous outdated look. The clients desired an elegant and dramatic kitchen in a mix of country and contemporary styles. Alno Class finished in Birch cognac wood with a dark oak island captures the attention of those who view it. Alno wall cabinets with Frosted glass doors touch on pure contemporary elements. Marble countertops as well as butcher block made by Alno next to the cook top creates a classy feel, while clutter free counters create clean lines. Stainless steel appliances were incorporated to update the kitchen. Additionally, a mosaic backsplash creates a beautiful focal point with splashes of red, orange and blue. Travertine flooring and red accent walls add to the drama of this kitchen. Finally, pendant lighting and natural daylight complete the...

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Cabinetry of Alno

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in Projects | 0 comments

Cabinetry of Alno

Love your kitchen in soft colors but not white? Variations of Beige cabinetry by Alno – a warmer alternative to white. Below Magnolia White, Fango, Cashmere and Champagne door fronts.   Contact us at our ShowRoom in San Carlos – (650) 843-0754...

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Natural Cherry – Contemporary Style Kitchen

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Projects | 0 comments

Natural Cherry – Contemporary Style Kitchen

Alno Contemporary Style Kitchen – functional and creative   This newly constructed home in Cupertino required a kitchen that would capture the client’s contemporary style while being functional and creative. Alno natural cherry wood veneer cabinets were used with clean graphite lines that mimic the adjoining staircase railing in the house. Frosted glass cabinets by Alno at varying wall heights were also used to enhance the originality of the space. The central island creates a sculptured look with a mix of sparkling white quartz and ruby red countertops by Caesar Stone. Stainless steel appliances and an industrial hood and cook top add to the functionality of the kitchen. Also, white walls and light wood flooring accentuate the fresh essence of the space. Finally, fluorescent cove lighting, pendant lights and natural light give the impression of a larger space. We’ll be happy to help you design a contemporary style kitchen with high-quality material from Alno – European Kitchen...

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Personal Kitchen Design – Mint favorite barstools

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Projects | 0 comments

Personal Kitchen Design – Mint favorite barstools

FaceLift To an Outdated Kitchen This outdated 1950’s style kitchen needed a facelift. The wife purchased several mint green barstools and wanted to emulate this look throughout the kitchen.   Mint green & glossy white The problem was that she was unable to find cabinets in this color until she came to Alno San Carlos. The new design by Alno allowed for creation of a fresh and clean feeling by using Alno mint green smooth lacquer and glossy white cabinets to match the client’s favorite barstools.   Contemporary feeling New stainless steel appliances were added to update the space. The bar area was given aluminum legs by Alno to accent the space as well as to add a furniture look that goes with the contemporary feeling of the adjoining dining area.    The following pictures demonstrate the Before and After kitchen design  Caesar Stone, lighting and Kitchen table Additionally producing the clean look is the sparkling white quartz counters by Caesar Stone and tile flooring. Fluorescent lighting by Alno and natural daylight give added spark to this room. Finally, a glass kitchen table and zesty orange chairs create a new element of style.   We’ll be happy to help you design your dream kitchen, with the colors and materials that you...

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Alno Star

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Projects | 0 comments

Alno Star

AlnoStar Pur + AlnoStar Smartline launching 2015. Super-matt lacquer (special touch) combined with Sanremo Oak-effect fronts. You are welcome to visit our showroom in San Carlos, and experience the kitchens design from Alno European Kitchen Design.    ...

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New way of planning kitchens – ALNOART PRO

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Projects | 0 comments

New way of planning kitchens – ALNOART PRO

ALNOART PRO The completely new way of planning kitchens with that extra touch: with superb glass sheen, metallic effects and the seemingly weightless EDITION FLY by ALNO base units. The result is a completely new kitchen architecture – a magnificent combination of tradition and innovation by...

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Alno INOX – Stainless steel kitchen fronts

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Blog, Projects | 0 comments

Alno INOX – Stainless steel kitchen fronts

Alno INOX – The NEW Stainless steel kitchen fronts by Alno Germany. It is water resistant, rust free, durable and elegant. The precision of steel creates an elegant and a robust front design. With the unique quality of the steel surfaces, ALNOINOX not only makes cleaning considerably easier compared to many other kitchens, the electro-galvanized and power-coated steel prevents the absorption of odors and tastes and is uniquely robust – neither steam nor rust can damage the kitchen. This is why ALNOINOX kitchens are a real alternative for people with allergies, food intolerances or particular cleanliness expectations for preparing food...

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The “Clock Tower” Project – Blending a Contemporary style into a Landmark Historical building

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Blog, Projects | 0 comments

The “Clock Tower” Project – Blending a Contemporary style into a Landmark Historical building

What’s special about this project is the building it is in, and how we used its unique aspects to make this contemporary and innovative kitchen, in this amazing historical building. The building is located in the “Clock Tower” of San Francisco, which was built in 1921. It was once the headquarters of the Max Schmidt Lithography Company, and the largest printing company on the west coast. The future of the tower was jeopardized by the building of the Bay Bridge in the 1930s, but ultimately prevailed to stand in its original location until today as a landmark. In 1993 the factory went through a tremendous change when a few architects converted the tower and building into condominiums and commercial space, which still exist today. When I first stepped into the building to get into the elevator, I was amazed from what I saw. The hallways, interior garden patios, and the entire public space interior is designed in a contemporary style. I had driven by the tower many times, and would have never imagined anything like it. And this was all before I stepped into my clients’ apartment. When I came in the first time before the remodeling, I saw that all the parts of the apartment surrounding the kitchen had a contemporary look which reflects my client’s taste. The kitchen area was not yet remodeled, and they were planning on refreshing the look and bringing it up to date. The kitchen space was defined in its limits, and the shape of the walls were a challenge that required very detailed measurements and design to make sure that it all fit well into this usual space.   The tempered glass doors that were selected helped to reflect the style of the overall apartment. Instead of handles, the doors have a recessed grip made from aluminum which presents itself in a clean aesthetic look. The client fell in love with the metallic graphite finish of this door style, which is the perfect fit to work with the concrete tiles on the floor. The counter tops are a color similar to concrete with a touch of a warm brown tone, which blend nicely with the wood floor that spreads throughout the rest of the apartment. Frosted matte glass doors are also used for the wall cabinets above the table and desk area of the kitchen to give it a pleasant feeling for the couple while the have their everyday meals. Looking at the final result made me very happy to realize that the new kitchen was not only the style and look that my clients wanted to have, but also the right fit and style of the rest of the...

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Victorian home at Palo Alto

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Projects | 0 comments

Victorian home at Palo Alto

I was working on this project with architect and licensed contractor, Daren Shu. His intention was that the 3,600 sq.ft. living space would be turned into a modern and cozy area, and would include a spacious contemporary kitchen. Keeping the balance between the Victorian exterior character and the contemporary interior, and still make it work well with each other, was a major challenge.   The house was built in 1895 near the down town of Palo Alto, California. As a Victorian home, it is classified as a historical building, and therefore the original façade has to be maintained as is. But when entering the home, you step into a different world.   The main living area was turned into an open floor plan that incorporates the living room, dining room and kitchen, which was a dramatic change to what it was like before.  I had to combine the use of technology, function, and aesthetic to influence the rest of the house.   Professional style stainless steel appliances were used not only to contribute functionality, but also to add their contemporary appearance to the space. Their modern look was incorporated into cabinetry that I specified with a soft color pallet and a contemporary clean touch of creamy yellow, vanilla and charcoal grey, some frosted tempered glass doors that give a sense of transparency to the space. All of that alongside the ocean blue mosaic backsplash and the limestone counter tops, created a look that blends easily with the rest of the house.   Daren Shu added some varied ceiling heights in different areas of the kitchen and incorporated light fixtures that which gave the kitchen the open feel. Also, a big skylight was added to add natural daylight  into the space. I also added square fluorescent lights fixtures that provide sufficient task lighting and light the counter tops.   When the project was completed, I was amazed with the final result. The old exterior with the new contemporary interior made a jaw dropping combination unlike what you’d expect when looking at the house from the outside....

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