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Tips for making the wisest decision It’s not easy. You’re working with a kitchen and serious questions arise. It doesn’t matter if it’s a new home or a remodel, the issues you face are the same. You’ve probably already learned that it is the cabinets that consume the majority of a kitchen budget. You’re looking at making an investment in something that should be able to last for years, if not decades. Obviously, you’re not going to rush into this – this is something that needs to be done right. So before you carelessly spend time and money, weigh the factors that...

Explore the elements of the Modern Kitchen Style What makes a Modern kitchen? Elements such as frameless cabinets, horizontal lines and lack of ornamentation are all popular hallmarks of it, but it can be a challenge to determine what sets it apart from the Contemporary style. The two are in fact, similar yet profoundly different. When one is speaking of up-to-the-moment as in right now, they are referring to the Contemporary style. Modern, on the other hand, is of a specific design scheme from the early to mid-20th century that actually broke off from the standard styles of the days before the...

You have options when it comes to Kitchen Cabinets These days, there is no shortage of reasons for preferring to use household materials that are made of substances other than wood. For one thing, there are all those recent concerns of outgassing from formaldehyde-treated woods. Or maybe you just prefer to be ‘Green” and opt for sustainable materials only. Or, perhaps, you simply have no desire to employ any wood for your home or kitchen at all, it’s just not you. Whatever your rationale, you’re not alone. That’s why there are plenty of options available to those who either seek wood...

When you are buying new kitchen cabinets you have to decide if you want custom/semi-custom cabinets, RTA cabinets, or pre-assembled cabinets from a big box store. There are reasons to go with any of these three options but RTA cabinets are the best choice. Custom and semi-custom cabinets are thought of as the high end cabinets. They tend to offer quality products with a lot of variety for a premium price. On the other end of the spectrum, the stock cabinets that you would buy from a big box store cost less to make each cabinet because they are pre-assembled...

When they’re necessary & when they’re not You’re planning a remodel. You know what you want, but you aren’t entirely sure how to get it. Understanding that you may need one or more permits gives you an advantage over many others with similar aspirations. Going into a project aggressively and blind can lead to very serious consequences. And, no, naiveté is not a valid excuse. Below is a general overview that may help you understand the logic behind why building permits are so often necessary. Check it out and see if some of your questions have been answered or at least narrowed down....

Not every idea makes sense Remodels take on lives of their own, some you can control, and others you can’t. Sometimes a late-in-the-game decision will veer a project off course, or unexpected circumstances arise to throw a wrench in the machine. This is why we always urge our clients to be prepared. Give yourself a safety net. You have a budget that everyone needs to respect, including yourself. But ultimately you’ll have to ask yourself, “was the remodel worth it? Did it add to the resale value?” The answer may not be what you hoped for. Let’s look at examples of...

Let out-of-the-box thinking turn your backsplash into a unique work of art “Is this all there is?” you ask, when shopping for backsplash tile. You’re discouraged by the generic look of white porcelain squares or the gaudiness of the large colorfully designed tiles “isn’t there anything better?” Of course, the concept of “better” may be entirely subjective, but there are tiles that are not only considered as such, they tend to be more personally fulfilling as well. Look no further than the realm of DIY (Do It Yourself) for a world of options designed to capitalize on your very own imagination and...

5 cost-saving tips for choosing cabinets You never really thought twice about your kitchen ‘till someone mentioned that it looked, “vintage”. That could be cool, if it were intentional. The fact is, it’s just old. The kitchen cabinets are chipped, dirty, and there’s that one in particular you always have to slam to make sure it stays shut… what if you replace the cabinets only? You’ve got a little extra cash right now and it’s probably a good investment, why don’t you check online to see? Yup, just as you thought, new cabinets can make the kitchen look all-new and increase the...

Regardless of kitchen style, there’s a cabinet that’s perfect You can’t just throw caution to the wind, cabinet doors are too important to make an uneducated choice about. They can be the identifying factor of your kitchen’s design. They are certainly considered the most visible. If you’re not careful, they may also be the most expensive. Whether you have the budget for the elaborate, or simply prefer the simple route, there is a door designed to be the right fit in any scenario. Among the most well-known cabinet styles is the Shaker-style door. It is in fact, the most common in use...

Understanding the benefits of that thing above the oven It seems like there’s not much talk about range hoods. In homes that feature one, it’s just sort of there. Not much thought is given to it or the function it serves. But when it comes to designing or remodeling a home, the question of range hoods inevitably pop up. That’s when it’s necessary to know a thing or two about them. You’re about to learn that they are, in fact, among the more important appliances in your home. {Picture reference to Homebunch} Also known as an extractor or ventilation hood, the range hood’s...