Designing your new kitchen or bathroom can be frightening and exciting at the same time. The entire process can seem extremely overwhelming before you even know where to start. It is natural to want to jump in and start picking out fixtures, pour over cabinet designs and compare color swatches that will eventually fulfill your design vision – but try to resist that temptation. There are several key necessary steps you should always do for any big design project first that will shape the overall outcome. Continue reading →
Maximizing space in your kitchen is one of the most important chores we face, but it’s also one of the more difficult! Let’s face it, we have way to much stuff! Of course, we need all of it! So, we need to find ways to store all of it. There are several ways to estimate your storage needs when designing your new or remodeled kitchen. With a little bit of creativity, you can follow an easy set of guidelines to add some necessary space to your kitchen! Continue reading →
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Ready to update your kitchen or bathroom? Adding some new cabinets is a great place to start. You will be amazed at what a new set of cabinets can do to freshen up the vibe in your home!
1. Remove Everything from Kitchen. Begin the remodeling process by removing all existing appliances, cabinets, countertops, and moldings from the space where the cabinets are to be installed. Moving these out of the way will allow for easier access to install the new cabinets. Also make sure to shut off the water, power, and utility lines before beginning to remodel as these may present a hazard during the remodeling stage. Continue reading →
Are you looking for a way to brighten your kitchen? Bored with your color or theme of your kitchen? Then update to blue! The new trend for a bright kitchen is the use of using different shades blue. You can go traditional with blue and white, or vibrant with other primary colors like yellow and red as accents with your blue kitchen. There are many styles you can choose to upgrade your new blue kitchen too. Continue reading →
Kitchen countertops are the pride and joy of any great kitchen, which means picking the right countertop material, is an important task. Asking yourself (or the cook of the family) some important questions will help in the search for the perfect countertop. What is the priority in the kitchen; style, durability, usability, green factor or maintenance. All of these items should go into choosing the correct countertop for your new kitchen. Continue reading →
Need a casual and easy going eating experience? An eat-in kitchen might be the answer to all of your problems. In today’s fast pace and busy families, an eat-in kitchen can allow for a busy family to still eat together without the need for formal dining. There are really three options for an eat-in kitchen; counter dining, breakfast nooks or a tradition eat in kitchen with table. Convenience is a driving factor for most families who are looking for a more modern take on the family dinner concept.
This is the most popular option of the three and can accommodate almost all families. If there is already a bar or peninsula in your kitchen, simply adding stools or chairs to the area will turn it into an instant eat-in kitchen. However, this is not always convenient or safe with families with young children or older members of the family, due to the bar stools that usually needs to accommodate a bar setting. This kitchen is a great example of how easy it is to convert an island into an eat at counter. Most people are looking for space in the kitchen and may not relish giving up space for eating; however, unless someone is currently sitting at the island, you lose no space. This is a great compromise of using the space for more than one purpose; it is house multi-tasking at its best! Continue reading →
For a homeowner, there is nothing more satisfying then to walk in to a room, and see a beautiful finished home improvement project. A project, that you, the homeowner, completed yourself.
Fed up with looking at that same old tired paint on the wall? Want something beautiful; elegant that’s also easy to clean? Install a tile backsplash, a backsplash that makes your kitchen or bathroom look fresh and new.
Having a galley kitchen does not mean that you need to sacrifice style, efficiency or dreams of gourmet bliss. While a galley kitchen can be short on space, when laid out correctly it can meet all of your needs and exceed expectations. Because a galley kitchen is small on space, using high end products can be accomplished at a smaller price than a larger kitchen. Always dreamt of a farm style sink but never thought it was something you could fit into your budget?? Having a galley kitchen with a smaller space to update might be the key to your dream sink, backsplash and tiles.
USING THE TRIANGLE
The triangle (fridge, sink and range) is the most important factor in any kitchen, but more so in the galley style. To maximize space a great trick is to use a microwave on top of the range instead of the typical hood which can be aesthetically pleasing but not a necessity when a microwave can double as a hood. The ideal triangle will place the range and fridge on one wall with the sink being on the opposite wall. Another way to “add” space is to choose a full range instead of a cooktop and wall ovens. Continue reading →
Who hasn’t been there, the dilemma of a small kitchen and how to utilize the little space that is available? Whether it’s your first apartment or you are buying in a city where space comes at a higher price, here are some great ideas to transform the small space into a kitchen that you will love and have great pride in.