Part of the 10,000-sq.-ft. the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) 2007 Design Idea Center (DIC), Traditional Home’s Natural Inspirations was a kitchen inspired by the sea. It served as a comfortable entertainment space, as well as a high-tech cooking space. Evoking the casual lifestyle of coastal living, the efficiently designed kitchen used soft, earthy finishes and glass mosaic tile to bring the Pacific Northwest environment home. Bringing the party into the kitchen, this space encouraged guests to participate in preparing meals. A large island and four distinct cooking stations made the kitchen very functional, whether one person was cooking or an entire crowd was.
It was one of five distinct, calming and soothing kitchen and bath vignettes by five of Meredith Corp.’s consumer magazines: Kitchen and Bath Ideas, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Home, Traditional Home and Midwest Living. Each space evoked the feeling of getting away without leaving home by reflecting a specific theme based on the individual magazine’s core readership. For the second consecutive year, the “Everyday Getaways” DIC marked the collaboration between Meredith Corp. and the NKBA at the 2007 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference (K/BIS) in Las Vegas.
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