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Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen Remodel, Summer Make-Over

It’s the peak of summer, and with this fun filled season we see new trends emerge, especially with kitchens. If you are considering a kitchen remodel to better accommodate your needs and enjoy time spent there, we would like to share a few tips that can make a huge difference. The kitchen with an open floor plan is often the place everyone hangs out when there are family gatherings or parties with friends in the summer. An open kitchen area opens towards the living room...

NKBA 2013 Kitchen and Bath Design Trends

Kitchen and Bath Design Trends The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) released 2013 kitchen and bath design trends observed starting in 2010.  Color Schemes The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) revealed that gray color schemes in both kitchens and baths have witnessed a dramatic escalation since 2010, particularly over the past year. Designers reported that more than half of kitchens (55%) and bathrooms (56%) use shades of gray to create chic,...

Choosing the Right Countertop

One of the easiest ways to change the entire look of your kitchen is by bringing in new kitchen countertops. The material, color and style can make your kitchen go from bland to grand. Tempting though it is to choose a countertop based on looks alone, a material’s durability, maintenance and, of course, cost are also important factors to consider when making a selection for your kitchen. Homeowners should assess the way they live before settling on a countertop...

Kitchen Lighting Basics

The most effective lighting for the kitchen involves layering, which means mingling different kinds of fixtures together. Combine task, ambient, and accent lighting.  In the kitchen, this typically translates into ceiling lights (ambient), under-cabinet lighting (task), and in-cabinet or above-cabinet lighting (accent). The end result: a warm and inviting environment that works with your other design elements to create a practical workspace and lively entertainment area....

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