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Eastern Kitchens – Timeless and Tasteful

While modern kitchens are often the choice for upscale city loft dwellers, traditional kitchens still dominate in the East, but with a decidedly different look, according to Glen Lumia, Owner of Creative Design Construction and Remodeling. “Customers in the east love to use accent color in their cabinets, especially the combination of white or cream cabinets, and with an island with black, red, or even deep cherry cabinets. When they are going for the all-wood look in cabinets, most customers are still using lighter woods with light glazes,” he says.

Lumia also notes the eastern customers love the look of bead board, wainscoting, and columns, to give the kitchen a timeless feel. “Kitchens in the East also tend to put their emphasis on the kitchen hood or hearth, where all the cooking takes place, as opposed to the island. Wood floors, and stone tiles in very traditional patterns are big for flooring too” Lumia adds.

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