Our eyes naturally follow lines. In a kitchen, those lines come from a variety of sources such as a countertops, walls, rows of cabinetry, and molding details. A focal point is simply where our eyes take us as the lines of a room converge. In luxury kitchens, special attention is paid to focal points to ensure that when the eyes travel and land at their destination, something magnificent is waiting for them. Typically, that "something" will not only be magnificent but, also vertical.
Probably the most recognized and classic focal point is the kitchen hearth with a wonderfully powerful range, an amazing hood, surrounded by beautiful woodwork. Somewhat newer but, equally grand, is a custom armoire with a single (or double) built-in refrigerator. Of course, everyone's sentimental favorite: the fireplace, makes a comforting focal point as well. And, don't forget the outside; a beautiful wall of windows can become the visual resting place your guests won't be able to take their eyes off of.
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