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How to Save Money on Your Remodel (and Love the Results!)   March 10th, 2014

So, you want your kitchen remodeled, but you don’t want to break the bank doing it. You’ve come to the right place.
Saving money on your project doesn’t mean settling for a new kitchen you can’t be proud of. Purchasing poor materials, agreeing to shoddy work, or curtailing your unique ideas in favor of cheap, cookie-cutter designs is worse than not having your kitchen remod…

What to consider when choosing kitchen appliances   March 3rd, 2014

When buying appliances, most homeowners begin their search by thinking of which styles and finishes are most appealing to them. But while the look of your appliances is certainly important, it’s more helpful to think of how you will use your appliances and how they will fit into your lifestyle. By choosing appliances based on functionality first and style second, you’ll ensu…

How to Light your Kitchen   February 24th, 2014

Effective kitchen lighting not only ensures a functional work environment, but creates a warm and inviting atmosphere which makes the space usable and enjoyable.
One common mistake is to use only one main lighting fixture, placed squarely in the center of the kitchen. The end result is often a kitchen that is either too dark or unevenly lit — casting shadows in some areas while be…

Beautiful Kitchen Cabinet Finishes and Glazes Ideas   February 17th, 2014

A cabinet’s finish is an instantly recognizable marker of its quality, and a testament to its craftsmanship. The finish can have as much of an impact on the look and feel of your kitchen as the design of your cabinet doors, or the species of the wood itself.
That’s why Marsh Kitchens offers only the highest quality finishes, stains, and glazes for our handcrafted cabinetry. We gi…

How to Select a Wood Type for Kitchen Cabinets   February 3rd, 2014

The average kitchen will contain between 10 and 20 cabinets — so it’s no wonder that cabinet doors are the most visible surface in your kitchen. Placed squarely at eye-level, cabinets are immediately visible, and contribute the most to the overall look and feel of your kitchen.
There are a multitude of options when considering materials for cabinet doors. Metal, laminate, an…

“Just Say No” — Outdated Features to Avoid in Your Kitchen Remodel   January 28th, 2014

Written by Carol Van Zile, CKD, CAPS

When it comes to kitchens, most homeowners hope to have a finished product that looks “new” as long as possible. Since kitchens are an investment, it’s important to be aware of features that may be “here today, and gone tomorrow”. While no one can say for sure which kitchen features will stand the test of time, here are ­­­­­­­­…

How Much Does A Kitchen Remodel Cost?   January 27th, 2014

Calculating the cost of a kitchen remodel can be confusing. The price of materials and installation can increase or decrease depending on the scope of your project, your customizations, and even your geographic area.
It’s enough to give you a budgeting headache!
But don’t fret. There’s a smart way to figure out what your kitchen remodel will cost, despite the endless varia…

October is National Kitchen & Bath Month (What does that mean?)   October 22nd, 2013

Written by Carol Van Zile, CKD, CAPS
Marsh Kitchens is a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). To celebrate this month long event, the NKBA is offering free downloadable Kitchen Planner. For consumers looking to update their homes, the planners are a great step to get your project started.
They include:

  • A step-by-step guide of the remodel process from star

Everything About the Kitchen Sink   October 5th, 2012

Written by Carol Van Zile, CKD, CAPS
What is the hardest working appliance in your kitchen . . . without a cord? It’s the kitchen sink! Every corded appliance in your kitchen is somehow connected to the sink. You need water from the sink to take to the range to boil spaghetti. You need water from the sink to clean the vegetables you get from the refrigerator. You need the sink to clean up …

Should You Hire A Professional to Install Your Cabinetry Project?   July 13th, 2012

Written by Carol Van Zile, CKD, CAPS

Congratulations!  You have just purchased the kitchen of your dreams.  Now comes the next big decision . . . how are you going to get it installed?  It seems like most people have a relative, a friend of a friend, or even know how to use a few of the tools in their own tool box.  Does that make them qualified to install your project?  Maybe.  Or may…