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Why You Should Stop Putting Off Your Kitchen Remodel   July 7th, 2014

We know the feeling — you wish you could get started on your dream remodel, but there’s something holding you back.

After the kids leave for college…
Maybe after the holidays…
Next year… after tax season…

So maybe it’s truly not the right time. We’ve been there. But while you’re waiting for the stars to align, the best way you can spend your time is by planning for th…

Kitchen Remodel Trends – What’s Next After Stainless?   June 30th, 2014

Enjoying a longer reign of popularity than any of its predecessors, stainless steel has remained unrivaled as America’s favorite kitchen appliance finish for the past three decades. Its ability to blend effortlessly with any cabinet or flooring made it the go-to finish for everything from fridges to French presses.
Stainless first became popular in professional kitch…

How to Talk To Your Spouse About That Kitchen Remodel   June 24th, 2014

Remodeling is stressful. We know! And that stress is compounded when a spouse isn’t exactly ready or willing to make the big leap.
Maybe they’re not comfortable with the cost, maybe they’re worried it’ll upset their routine. Maybe they can’t imagine getting rid of that wonderful starfish wallpaper… whatever the hesitation, the only way to get everyone on the same pa…

What To Do When You Can’t Afford the Kitchen Remodel You Really Want   May 26th, 2014

It’s hard to tell how much a kitchen remodel will cost, but until you set pen to paper, it’s impossible to know. Many homeowners spend years believing they “can’t afford it,” when they really don’t know what they want or what the true cost will be.
The only way to defeat “price paralysis” is to get a good grip on your current finances and see if your dream remodel is …

Will a Kitchen Designer Understand My Unique Personal Style?   May 20th, 2014

Hiring a designer shouldn’t be frightening, but it’s not uncommon to be anxious about letting a stranger into your life, your home, and your mind’s eye — especially if they have professional opinions!
You may worry that you’ll be judged for your taste or they may dismiss your style — but while no two designers are alike, finding one that clicks with you is essential …

Why Granite “Rocks” as a Natural Stone Countertop   May 12th, 2014

When choosing a countertop material for your kitchen, the discussion often begins and ends with granite.
Natural stone, and granite in particular, topped many homeowners’ lists of most desirable countertop material for more than a couple decades — and its popularity doesn’t seem to be waning.
Granite, like stainless steel appliances, is ubiquitous in modern kitchens b…

Afraid You’ll Make A Kitchen Design Mistake and Regret It? Read This.   May 7th, 2014

Thinking about your kitchen remodel can conjure many hopes, and many fears.
On one hand you find yourself passing time by browsing through kitchen photos, and clipping, pinning, and bookmarking the ones that inspire you. You can see your family smiling and talking and enjoying the new kitchen. You can taste the delicious dishes that are get prepared by your modern, new appliances…

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…