By Patti Roth
City & Shore Magazine
These simple switch-outs and extravagant enhancements can freshen your dining spaces – indoors & out.
The humble light switch often occupies a prominent place on a wall – sometimes too prominent. For a subtler effect, Forbes & Lomax offers The Invisible Lightswitch, a transparent acrylic plate that can showcase your wallpaper or paint almost seamlessly. forbesandlomax.com.
Let the range hood entertain you. (Yes, the range hood.) Roma Groove kitchen range hoods from Zephyr feature built-in Bluetooth speakers for your listen-while-you-cook pleasure. Coral Springs Appliance Center, 3500 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, 954-752-3880, http://csappliances.com/.
French doors often swing open into spectacular spaces. Zephyr Presrv 24-inch Dual Wine & Beverage Cooler opens onto two temperature zones, full extension wood racks and interior lighting that glows in white, blue or amber hues. Coral Springs Appliance Center, 3500 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, 954-752-3880, csappliances.com.
Extending 72 inches, Charleroi Linear Chandelier from Restoration Hardware is a decorative scene stealer. Available in polished nickel and other finishes. restorationhardware.com.
Powder-coated stainless-steel cabinetry from Danver provides the aesthetics, functionality and customizability of an indoor kitchen without roughing it outdoors. Selections include solid colors or surfaces resembling wood, marble, concrete and rusted metal. Zimmerman Kitchen Design, 4400 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-340-2743, zimmermankd.com; danver.com.
THINSCAPE Performance Tops are only 1/2-inch thick, with a sleek, slim profile and European-inspired style. Wilsonart engineered countertops, made of paper and resins, include replicas of Italian marble, wood planks and metal. Delorie Countertops & Doors, 2140 NW 18th St., Pompano Beach, 954-970-7661, deloriectd.com.
For dazzling kitchen islands, tabletops and other surfaces, ThinkGlass offers luminous and unique designs. Glass is heated in kilns and artfully molded into exciting patterns, textures and shapes. Allied Kitchen & Bath, 616 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-564-1611, alliedkitchenandbath.com