From Dean Dowd on December 10, 2009 in Kitchen Remodel
They say, if you cant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Well, my friend, you have been warned! This collection of killer concept kitchens are so piping hot, youll have to wear oven mitts to keep reading. From modern kitchens that make your lovely abode look like a primitive swamp hole to downright bizarre designs thatll make you wonder whats in those brownies, anyway, these 10 concept kitchens are sure to blow your mind. So lets get cookin! #1 - The Sheer Bubble is a hand- and custom-made glowing wonder-orb of a kitchen. Measuring in at only five feet in diameter, this space-saving unit includes a double sink, cook top with four infrared burners and a pull-out table made from steel and aluminum. #2 - You might need a helmet if you want to take this sleek little number out for a test drive. A modernist take on retro style, this kitchen shines like a new fire truck. The exposed chrome piping, rails and hardware tell you to hang on - doesnt stop for red lights. #3 - The Poggenpohl Company is famous for its modern kitchen designs, but when they collaborated with the elite car company, Porsche, on their Porsche Design P 7340 modern kitchen collection, they came up with the 911 GT3 of kitchens. Along with the modern aluminum cabinetry and cool, black glass and granite countertops, the kitchen also includes an optional audio/video system with multimedia modules that bring images and sound to the glass surfaces. So put the top down, crank up the tunes and take this kitchen out for a spin on the Autobahn. #4 - For the discriminating conspiracy wing nut on your Christmas list, may we suggest The Glen Beck Armageddon Kitchen Collection from Altera Design Studios. This kitchen was designed to ration food and water in case of a global shortage of clean water, food, material resources and habitable areas in the future. It makes the perfect addition to any fashionable fallout shelter and will ensure youre not stuck outside with the other survivors grilling contaminated gopher on a stick over a campfire. #5 Wow! London-based Dufour Designs and Second Nature Kitchens came up with this modern beauty featuring mahogany cabinets and floors accented by stainless steel fixtures and simple, elegant lines. The bottle-colored glass on the shelving and range hood create a space thats as comfortable as it is stylish. #6 - The sleek, semi-circular kitchen island is the highlight of this contemporary design from Artistic Kitchen Designs of Brooklyn, New York. Another cool feature of the Maxima line is the handle-free cabinetry, which create the impression of a smooth wall rather than the busy doors and handles of typical cabinet varieties. #7 Cant afford your own private island? The next best thing is your own private kitchen island from the innovative folks at Ernestomeda. The standalone design includes dual sinks, cook top, overhead lighting, serving bar and drawers accented by stainless steel and durable Corian countertops. #8 - Stripped to its barest essentials without sacrificing style, this monochromatic minimalist creation from Italian kitchen design company Valcucine isnt just black and white - its green. The lightweight aluminum is designed to last for years but can eventually be recycled. This year, the company took the green idea one step further by replacing stainless steel and wood with glass, while maintaining the idea that you (and your kids, and maybe even your grandkids) wont have to buy another kitchen. Ever. # 9 - The Jetsons robot maid, Rosie, would be right at home in this space-age kitchen from Smaidero USA. Highly advanced automotive engineering technology was utilized in the materials, including lightweight sandwiched aluminum, which can be easily shaped and weighs 40 percent less than conventional single-plate aluminum. I hear Rosie makes the best aluminum sandwiches in Orbit City. #10 - Winner of CearserStones National Dream Kitchen Design Contest, this remodeled home in san diego by Jackson Design and Remodeling kitchen features dark mahogany cabinets, vivid textured metallic tiles, and of course, organic white countertops from CeaserStone. The unique fixtures and hardware, especially the faucet and abstract range hood, take this kitchen to a whole new level of coolness.