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Winter Warmth and the Bright Future of the New Year Reflected in Kitchen Design

It is FINALLY 2022 after a long two years of the pandemic, changes in how our industry does business, supply chain issues, varying business schedules, and trying hard to meet deadlines to keep all your clients very happy. It’s been a long slog, hasn’t it? As they say, life is a marathon, not a sprint.

Winter has come hard in several geographical regions of the country. We thought now was the perfect time to think about the ideal, warming yet bright, kitchen design. SEN Vendor Partners have the products to make this happen!


Let’s start with an integral part of any kitchen design – choosing cabinets that will ground the entire design plan. We would like to pick a warming color and wood choice that will go well with light colors as well as modern touches in the kitchen.

SEN Vendor DuraSupreme has an abundance of choices. Words that come to mind as we make the cabinet selections are warm, comfortable, functional, artistic, and inviting. It’s the place people will gather, which is often the case when homeowners have guests in their home. It’s a place where memories are made every day with family.


Let’s “make a splash” with the backsplash. This is where we plan to make an impact with some lightness in the design. This brightness in the design complements the warm tones and feel of the cabinetry.

SEN Vendor Daltile’s Lavaliere product line gives us several excellent choices. The backsplash can attract the eye before many other kitchen elements when a person walks into a kitchen.

Carrara Wh/Thassos W LV25, Shape: Byzantine

Carrar/Thasso/BLK Ant Mi LV21, Shape: Petal

Calacatta Gold/ Brass LV32, Shape: Shapestry

Carrara White/Ant Mirror LV13, Shape: Harlequin

There are many other Daltile product lines to choose from for the backsplash in a kitchen design. Check them out!


Many elements of a kitchen design can be the focal point. The right choice can make a kitchen look elegant, modern, warm, or innovative. The wrong choice can make a kitchen look dated. SEN Vendors give designers so many great options as they create the dream kitchen for your clients.

The theme today is warm kitchens with lightness, brightness, and modern edges. SEN Vendor Warmly Yours helps to provide the warmth…literally. Countertop heaters are an element of the design that homeowners will wonder how they ever lived without heated countertops!

Check out the product lines that Warmly Yours offers. They are not limited to only countertops.

Countertop Heaters

Floor Heating

Beyond kitchen design, Warmly Yours provides other innovative products.

Towel Warmers

Snow Melting Systems

With marble trending this year, we go back to Daltile for the countertop.

Calacatta Gold – Marble


We chose a very modern, innovative sink by SEN Vendor Fotile. Have you seen their 3-in-1 sink?

3-IN-1 In-Sink Dishwasher SD2F-P1X


This is our chance to pair warm with clean and modern. And it works so well with SEN Vendor Hardware Resources and the products they offer. These are our choices – clean, modern, artistic, with several excellent options for the finish.

Roman Arched Cabinet Pull

1-1/4″ Overall Length Roman Cabinet Knob


Sticking with some modern elements in this kitchen design, we rely on SEN Vendor Amana for this stainless-steel side-by-side refrigerator. Ice and water dispenser, electronic temperature controls, and gallon door storage bins are just some of the features included.

ASI2575GRS: 36-Inch Side-By-Side Refrigerator With Dual Pad External Ice and Water Dispenser

For a dream appliance in a dream kitchen, we turn to SEN Vendor Café Appliances. A wine and beverage center is the perfect addition to our warm yet modern kitchen. Multiple choices for the base and hardware make it easy to fit in with the rest of the kitchen design.

CCP06BP2PS1: Café™ Beverage Center


Last but certainly not least is choosing the perfect flooring for our warm, comfortable, inviting, modern kitchen. Daltile offers many patterns, materials, and colors with their design tool.

Mosaic Design Tool

Enjoy taking the opportunity to work with SEN Vendors and create the dream kitchen your clients desire. And enjoy our warm winter kitchen with touches of modern features. The purchasing power within our vendors is powerful. It is “the power of one, the power of many” and a great benefit of SEN Membership.


To match your perfect winter kitchen, here are some warming, delicious recipes to cook and bake:

Appetizer: Baked Stuffed Brie with Cranberries & Walnuts

Salad: Ultimate Winter Salad

Meal: Cauliflower Carbonara

Easy Meal: 10-Minute Sausage Skillet with Cherry Tomatoes and Broccolini

One-Pot Meal: Three-Chile Beef Chili

Winter Comfort Meal: Pineapple Pork Adobo

Winter Soup: Fresh Corn and Potato Soup with Sauteed Shrimp

A Classic Soup: Classic French Onion Soup

Dessert: Winning Apple Crisp

Fun Dessert for Kids: Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Hot Drink: Cinnamon White Hot Chocolate

Cocktail: Naughty and Nice Cinnamon Toddy


Bon Appetit and Enjoy!