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What’s Hot and What’s Not in 2017 Kitchen Trends

Tuxedo cabinets. Hidden appliances. Sleek wood paneling. These are the recommendations from Zillow Digs’ latest Home Trends Forecast for 2017. “Homeowners today want an open thoughtfully designed kitchen that blends seamlessly with the rest of the home’s design aesthetic,” said Kerrie Kelly, Zillow Digs home expert, in a press release. “From hidden appliances to beautifully painted cabinets in complementing colors, homeowners want their kitchen to be stylish enough for entertaining, yet welcoming and functional for everyday use.” The following trends are expected to be big in 2017, so consider adding them to your kitchen, especially if you’re interested in...
Posted: November 7, 2016

Creating the Luxury Kitchen of your Dreams

How many people dream about that coveted 12-burner that their neighbor is firing up to cook that soufflé? Or that marble waterfall that your friend insists is the piece-de-resistance of her kitchen? Well, wait no more. It is time for you to enjoy a luxury kitchen that you too can croon to your friends about. Let’s get started. Elements First, pick your design theme. Remember, luxury doesn’t always mean gold, marble, and leather. Sometimes understatement can achieve more than flash (and reflect well on your taste). Either way, get a clear sense of your design aesthetic, as it will be an important component of designing your kitchen. Functionality It can be ...

A Telecommuter’s Dream: A Professional Home Office

You’ve already made it this far in your career: you can skip traffic, formal attire, and early-mornings in general – you work at home! Whether you are a career veteran with an established role, or a newly inspired entrepreneur getting ready to get to work, having a fully supplied home office is the way to go. A Home Office Gives You Space to Create One of the most important aspects of a workspace is having sufficient space to work in. If your office frequents guests, then you’ll need space for meetings and impromptu gatherings. Our custom-designed home offices can bring the ultimate in form and function to your office. Separate desks and detached tables are one great way to...
Posted: October 18, 2016

Guide to Selecting Bathroom Cabinets

Bathroom cabinets are widely considered to have the most impact in a bathroom renovation, but choosing from a long list of options can be overwhelming. You’ll find yourself pondering unassembled versus finished cabinets, stock versus custom, contemporary versus country and maple versus cherry, to name a couple. “Cabinets create the aesthetic of an entire room,” says Dov Grushka of DnG Cabinetry and Millwork, of Aventura, Fla. “They set the tone of your bathroom renovation.” The days of simply selecting a medicine cabinet and being done with it are long over. So, how and where do you start? Do your homework: “The first step is to understand how you use your space,”...
Posted: October 10, 2016

9 Luxury Details for your Kitchen Cabinets and Island

When it comes to kitchen cabinets, most of us crave custom design. Whether it’s posh crown moldings or ingenious storage solutions, custom design is all about the details. Add a personal touch to your kitchen cabinets with these 12 ideas that bring designer style to the heart of your home. Crown molding. Few things leave designer fingerprints like crown molding does. It can bridge the gap between you wall cabinets and the ceiling, allowing for a seamless transition. In traditional kitchens, it can give one last flourish of detail. Photo by Dreammaker Bath & Kitchen - Discover traditional kitchen design inspiration Matching ends. Go with matching panels for your cabinet ends,...
Posted: September 27, 2016

Get your Kitchen Ready for a Labor Day Bash

The pressure of entertaining guests can be overwhelming, especially around the holidays. We’ve created a simple list to get you ready for the big day – so start planning! Create Menu / Shopping List Ahead of Time You know when you have 30 minutes till go time and you realize you’ve forgotten something crucial from the grocery store. To avoid these situations, start by planning a menu and assembling an organized shopping list at least a week before your Labor Day get together. This ensures that you’ll have no unnecessary anxiety on the day of the party. Consider choosing dishes that are easy to prepare such as non-cook salads made of fresh veggies and/or fruits. Clear out...
Posted: August 29, 2016

9 Great Kitchen Styles – Which One’s for You?

Style is easier to recognize with eyes than with words: You know it when you see it, and the photo that inspires you most can often surprise you. Think you know your kitchen style? Check out these styles and let us know which one works best for you. Farmhouse kitchens. Warm and homey farmhouses create a welcoming entrance to life lived closely to the land. With open shelving, wide sinks, classic wood flooring, and big kitchen table make them easy to work in and easy to love. Photo by Hill Farm Furniture Ltd - Look for farmhouse kitchen pictures Modern kitchens. Definitions of “modern” vary widely, but when we think of modern kitchen designs, we often think of frameless...
Posted: August 15, 2016

9 Popular Kitchen Storage Ideas

Kitchens are considered one the most important parts of a home and are often deemed as a selling point for any home. With so many items to store, it can also be the most difficult to organize. These popular kitchen storage solutions can help you keep your kitchen organized all year round: 1. Custom Pantry: Photo by Marie Newton, Closets Redefined - More traditional kitchen ideas Having a well-organized pantry where all stored items can be seen at a glance is important for homeowners. This makes things much easier when it comes time for grocery shopping. Having a custom pantry with different compartments for food, appliances, Tupper Ware, etc. can help save time and make organization...
Posted: August 8, 2016

Avoiding Trends in Luxury Kitchen Design

It seems to be always in fashion to constantly join the bandwagon of another renovation trend. But there should be more caution when you could run the risk of “time-stamping” your kitchen. For example, take the famous designer Clive Christian – his kitchens regularly retail for over $100,000. Although the current trend for all-white kitchens is making a splash all over the country, Clive Christian still designs for ultra-luxury, knowing that the timelessness of his designs will stand out in the long-haul. Your kitchen will likely be the single biggest expenditure of your home and you should not need to overhaul it every ten years or you have simply done something wrong. Although ...
Posted: August 1, 2016

Shaker Cabinets and Other Kitchen Elements That Sell Homes

From 2014 to 2016, statistics from millions of for-sale listings indicate that homes with certain features sold quickly and for the most money – sometimes up to 15 percent more than the expected selling value and over two months faster. What are these features you ask? Some of them include heated floors, subway tiles, frameless showers, and quartz countertops. What Do Buyers Look for in a Kitchen? Having a well-designed kitchen greatly increases the value of any property, making it a great place to start investing your money. Typically, the qualities that homebuyers look for in a kitchen include quality of cabinetry, symmetry of kitchen components, color, and layout....

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