Tag: kitchen renovation

Types of Glass Cabinetry

When it comes to the kitchen, no stone should go unturned. This is a room equipped to create memories with family, friends and so many gatherings that can last a lifetime. There have been such a large number of  innovative styles applied to the kitchen that it can be hard to think outside of the box in coming up with an entirely new design. Have you considered glass? Imagine all of the beautiful displays that can be derived from using such a clear element as glass. The great thing about adding glass to your kitchen design is that you don’t have to strip all of your cabinets to achieve the right look.

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What to Consider When Choosing The Right Countertops

There are so many options to choose from when it comes to countertops for your kitchen and bathroom. Once you’ve discovered the many types, it is important to determine the best available countertop that fits your home.

Three factors to consider when choosing the right countertops.

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Stoves: What are your best choices?

When choosing a stove you really only have two main types of stoves—gas and electric. Unless you are doing a complete remodel on your kitchen, you are generally bound by what you already have in your home. Most people gravitate towards what they grew up with and what they first learned to cook with. But over time your preferences might change, electric users might want to cook on gas and gas users on electric. The switch isn’t as difficult as you might think, gas to electric only means capping off the line, shutting the gas off to that line and installing a 220 plug. Electric to gas is a bit more difficult, you have to decide what kind you want natural or propane. If you already have a natural line coming into your house you just have to add one to the kitchen, if you do not then you need to install a propane tank and run a line into the house.

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Questions to Ask Before Adding On

You’ve perused showrooms, flipped through home magazines, studied friends’ houses—and perhaps even found design inspiration in your own dreams. You have a clear idea of what your dream kitchen will look like, a budget, and perhaps a scrapbook filled with clippings, brochures and back-of-an-envelope sketches. But you’re not quite ready to start your addition project—until you ask yourself the following questions: Read More

5 Trade-Offs to Consider When Remodeling Your Kitchen

It would be great to have an unlimited budget for a kitchen renovation. But the fact is most of us do not. And that’s OK. Compromises of one form or another are part of the process, even for the rare homeowner who enjoys a bottomless budget and expansive square footage.

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Six Tips to Light Up Your Kitchen

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Want to create an eye-catching kitchen that adds value to your home, too? Let there be light — but not too much, according to kitchen design and lighting experts.

“Since the kitchen is such a draw these days, especially for the gourmet, you want to make sure that you have plenty of task lights to showcase the work spaces. But people tend to over-light, using too much wattage or just one super bright light in the center of the kitchen that leaves you standing in shadows. Read More