The look for the last decade has been singular: seamless cooking centers where drawer handles, exposed refrigerators and pretty much all visible signs of life (spice racks, bulletin boards and counter clutter) were verboten. Now, as consumer spending rebounds and home remodeling ramps back up, we're seeing a split: Some designers of luxury kitchens are melting that Ice Age of design with warmer finishes and decorative hardware, while others are taking that perfectly polished look even further with advanced materials that make for super-streamlined, high-gloss hangouts.
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Porcelanosa is big on cabinet doors that shift up instead of out, so the lines of the cabinet fronts remain consistent, even when in use. Other introductions: new aluminum-backed glass fronts for cabinets and drawers, a new take on high-shine design.
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