Relaxed Luxury: The Coastal Modern House + kul grilles Vent Covers

Relaxed Luxury: The Coastal Modern House + kul grilles Vent Covers

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The luxurious details of EAG STUDIO’s Coastal Modern House, set on the shores of San Francisco, will ease you into a blissful state of relaxation to soothe the mind, body and soul.

EAG STUDIO | Coastal Modern House

kul grilles is proud to partner with EAG STUDIO. This award-winning San Francisco-based boutique architecture and design firm produces some of the most sought-after homes in California. Their ethos connects creative ideas, space planning and environments into a customized design tailor-made for the builder. Passion. Experience. Collaboration. These pillars have gained the studio recognition in industry-leading publications and television series—SF Architects, Elle Decor, California Home and Design, SF Chronicle/SF Gate, Gentry Design, Robb Report, HGTV, Mansion Global, SF Business Times, Forbes and Kitchen & Bath Ideas.

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The Coastal Modern House is an example of how style and functionality are in the details. Its design infuses crisp modern lines, rich textures and sleek lighting and plumbing fixtures to convey a vibrant yet languid Cali-style. The open plan and floor-to-ceiling windows let the eye flow uninterrupted throughout the space, creating an airy and relaxing feeling. It connects the outdoor environment to the indoor environment.

Integral to the design is the use of kul grilles vent covers, in Glacier Frost finish, throughout the home. The sleek, low-profile air vent covers blend into the walls and modern architecture seamlessly. The unique hand-brushed aluminum finish and linear bar design compliment the linear design lines running through every room—from the kitchen island and lighting fixtures to the staircase and balcony railings.

If you are designing or renovating your home in a similar coastal style, choose the clean, light finishes of Glacier FrostBrushed Chrome or Anodized Clear. These vent covers will complement your walls, moldings and castings for a luxurious and modern finish.

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Shop kul grilles Inspired by the Coastal Modern Home

Whether you are looking for custom or standard-sized vent covers, our selection of finishes and sizes will transform your house into an extraordinary home. Discover our custom grilles, made to fit your unique requirements

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We hope this article inspired you. Remember to keep us in mind for your next project and watch for our next article on another modern masterpiece incorporating kul grilles vent covers!

Modern Ranch Living: kul grilles Vent Covers + The Bonanza Project

Modern Ranch Living: kul grilles Vent Covers + The Bonanza Project

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When family and the great outdoors matter most, the Bonanza Project is a spacious, modern ranch home nestled in Park City, Utah, that checks all the boxes.

Phillips Development | The Bonanza Project | Kul Grilles Vent Covers

kul grilles has worked with Phillips Development on their custom home build and renovation projects over the past few years. Josh Phillips and his team at Phillips Development are passionate about building luxurious homes that reflect the owner’s personal style and needs. He guides every client through the process with creative expertise, impeccable attention to detail and with the finest craftsmanship to ensure each home is built to exacting standards.

And, the numerous testimonials from satisfied customers are proof that the devil is in the detail.

"Our home is beautifully built, and careful attention was paid to every detail. I give Josh and his team at Phillips Development our highest recommendation and is worth every star of the 5-stars we are giving him in this review." — July 2018

The Bonanza Project fuses architectural beauty with the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape for a large family home made for fun yet functional living. The high vaulted ceilings and expansive windows create flexible living spaces for the whole family. And its mahogany floors recall the characteristics of a traditional American ranch-style home but with all the flair of a modern, sleek design built for active lifestyles.

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Photo courtesy of Phillips Development

We make the world's most beautiful vent covers for the most beautiful floors, so there is no mistake that kul grilles are an integral part of the Bonanza Project design. Josh and his team selected both standard-sized and custom-sized vent covers in our rich dark Wenge Brown and clean white Glacier Frost. These finishes compliment the rich tones of the mahogany wood flooring and merge with the clean white walls. This design technique allows the eye to flow uninterrupted, invoking a grande space big enough for the kids to play or a work-from-home office yet inviting enough for family dinners and gatherings.

You might think that floor or wall vent covers are minor details that go unnoticed but investing in well-designed vent covers actually increases the efficiency of the HVAC system airflow and the home's value—both aesthetically and financially.

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Shop kul grilles Inspired by the Modern Ranch Home

Get the finishing touches that make the modern ranch home come to life with standard-sized or custom-sized air vent covers. Our standard selection comes in six finishes and 13 sizes or discover our custom grilles made to fit unique architectural requirements.

To shop for wenge brown floor vent covers: Click here
To shop for glacier frost vent covers: Click here


Remember to keep us in mind for your next project. Watch for our next article on another modern masterpiece incorporating kul grilles!

Project Spotlight: Squaw Valley Project | kul grilles Vent Covers & Sage Modern

Project Spotlight: Squaw Valley Project | kul grilles Vent Covers & Sage Modern

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Photo courtesy of SAGEMODERN

About the Squaw Valley Project

This modern prefab home tucked off-piste in Squaw Valley, Placer County, California, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics, is a lesson in gold-medal alpine architecture.

Imagine yourself building your dream home? Well, that’s precisely what SAGEMODERN does, only better, faster and more sustainably. 

Founded by Paul Warner and Blair Porteous, SAGEMODERN believes in simple, elegant modern design and that prefab is a more efficient and sustainable approach to building a custom home.

Each home is custom designed for your needs using a meticulously planned process from start to finish. And, speaking of finish, or shall we say finishes, that’s where kul grilles’ modern floor grilles come into play.

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Photo courtesy of SAGEMODERN

During the design phase, the homeowner, with the helpful hands of Paul and Blair, chooses all the finishes, systems, electrical, plumbing and heating. kul grilles are the visible finishing touches to your behind-the-wall HVAC system. And, we are proud to say that our metal floor grilles and modern vent covers grace the floors, walls and ceilings of close to 20 SAGEMODERN homes.

The Squaw Valley project uses our Glacier Frost grille in several sizes throughout the modern chalet-style home to match the bright light gleaming in from the vast window panes and the snow-peaked mountain views.

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Get the Modern Alpine Look of the Squaw Valley Project

Use our Glacier Frost vent covers for a clean white finish. They complement light-coloured wooden floors, white mouldings and castings. Our floor vent covers are available in thirteen standard sizes, or if you require a custom size floor register, we can accommodate almost anything!

To shop for glacier frost air vent: Click here


Shop all of our vent covers here and learn more about trade pricing, quotes and grille specifications on our FAQ page.

Curate Your Home's Style with Modern Air Vent Covers

Curate Your Home's Style with Modern Air Vent Covers

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Minimalist modern vent covers can lift any space, whether you are starting a new build or doing a major interior overhaul. But how do you choose the right shape and color to maximize your space and curate your home's interior style?

Go Custom: Make your air vent covers a design feature

When building your dream home from scratch or renovating an existing space, consider incorporating a custom air grille into your wall, ceiling or floor as a featured design element. If you have a contemporary, free-flowing lay-out then a stand-out air vent creates an airy aesthetic that draws your focal point and helps connect the interior spaces.

Custom grilles are your opportunity to go bold and showcase a small or large space. Place them over a kitchen island, in front of a hangar door that leads to a back garden oasis or on a mezzanine loft space. They work by helping to weave together various materials and textures, such as steel beams, exposed brick, marble, hardwood flooring and expansive windows.

Going custom curates your space, making it a personal reflection of your lifestyle and design aesthetic. kul grilles can be manufactured in almost any size to fit unique requirements—from small, sleek, linear grilles to long, spliced sections. Our largest vent cover to date is over 35 feet long!

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Photos courtesy of Steve Gates Architects

Blend your vent covers into the surrounding surface

A surefire way to maximize your home’s modern, minimalist and luxurious state of flow is to blend your floor registers, wall air vents and ceiling return air grilles to their respective surrounding surfaces. Matching your vent cover to the floor or wall that it is going into creates clean lines, symmetry and warmth to the room.

Use this handy guide to select the finish that’s right for you:

Surface Color

Vent Cover Finish

Blonde, light grey, cement, white, off-white, silver

Glacier Frost, Anodized Clear, Brushed Chrome

Medium brown, Walnut, copper, bronze, rose

Anodized Light Bronze, Anodized Clear

Dark brown Mahogany, Ebony

Wenge Brown, Black Monolith

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Our customer, Steve Gates Architects, based in Durango, Colorado, has masterfully implemented our custom and stock grilles in Anodized Clear and Glacier Frost finishes into their residential projects. All the images shown here are from the Twin Buttes and Thomas residence. Each home incorporates the adventurous outdoor environment of southwest Colorado, and every detail is curated to reflect the client’s tastes and lifestyle.

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Discover our full selection of grille finishes or custom grilles that you can use to recreate the look.

To shop for kul grilles glacier frost air vent covers: Click here

To shop for kul grilles anodized clear air vent covers: Click here


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Project Spotlight: Laguna Project | kul grilles Vent Covers & Mark Liddell Design

Project Spotlight: Laguna Project | kul grilles Vent Covers & Mark Liddell Design

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Behind Mark Liddell Design

kul grilles celebrates the Laguna Project by Mark Liddell Design. Mark Liddell is the celebrity photographer and designer behind MLD. Having travelled the world photographing top models and celebrities, his luxury interior design company brings an eclectic look to his work. His expertise in lighting and composition is what sets him apart and why he is designing luxury homes from London to L.A.  

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Photo courtesy of MLD

The Laguna Project

The Laguna Project is a contemporary home nestled in the artist colony of Laguna Beach, California’s premier coastal destination. The architecture and interior design mimic the coves, ocean-side bluffs and sandy beaches of this idyllic beach getaway, creating an airy, intimate and relaxed atmosphere.

The space uses neutral tones of white and sand to contrast with matte black accents. Textures of wood and stone highlight vibrant colours, while the expansive windows capture natural light and blue skies for a cohesive ocean-meets-gallery aesthetic.

Pairing seamlessly with the interior design is our modern floor vent covers. Mark and his team chose the designer floor vent covers in Anodized Light Bronze. This floor register has a soft, matte bronze finish that blends into the natural blond wood floors.

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Photo courtesy of MLD

The modern vent covers used on the walls and ceilings throughout the home are in Glacier Frost. This clean white finish fuses with white surfaces creating a spacious feeling without sacrificing HVAC functionality.

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Photo courtesy of MLD

Get the Laguna Project Look

Loving the look of our modern wall and floor vent covers? Our hand-brushed aluminum finish or durable powder coat paint and anodized finishes come in 13 standard sizes to turn your house into an extraordinary home. And if you need a custom order, we can manufacture just about any size vent cover to meet your unique requirements.

To shop for anodized light bronze floor register: Click here
To shop for glacier frost floor vent covers: Click here


Shop all of our vent covers here and learn more about trade pricing, quotes and grille specifications on our FAQ page.