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Design Secrets for a Clean Kitchen

March 09, 2023

Achieving a Clean Kitchen: Revealing Design Secrets to Keep it Clean & Organized

Most people want their spaces to be clean and sanitary, but this has come even more to the forefront in the past few years. With this increasing concern, more materials and products have become available to make keeping ...

March 02, 2023

The Top 4 Problems With Poor Kitchen Cooking Ventilation and How to Solve Them

Inadequate kitchen cooking ventilation is more common than many people realize, even in recently built homes. Generally, the hoods are not sufficient for the stove size, or they are improperly vented. The accumulation ...

February 23, 2023

The Top Appliances Technologies and Trends That Will Make Your Kitchen Fun

From intuitive design to wirelessly connected appliances, a “smart” kitchen is often a priority in a modern home. Blending efficiency and a fun cooking experience, tech-savvy kitchens are more popular than ever. Below ...

Eat-in kitchen dining table

February 16, 2023

How Much Space is Needed for an Eat-In Kitchen? Creative Ways to Dine In Style

The modern-day eat-in kitchen is a more intentional alternative in place of pulling out the folding card table and placing the ‘kids' table’ in the middle of the living room during holiday dinners. Eat-in kitchens can ...

February 09, 2023

How Much Space is Needed for a Kitchen Island? Top Things to Know About Space Requirements

Kitchen islands provide many benefits including additional storage, prep space, design appeal, and possible addition to your home’s dollar value. Significant value is added if the island includes seating for a more ...

Capitol Hill Kitchen Storage

February 02, 2023

How to Design the Perfect Pantry for Your Kitchen

Gone are the days of limited food storage options. Modern technology has eliminated the need for traditional food cellars with newer storage, like under-cabinet beverage centers and chilled refrigerator produce drawers. ...

January 26, 2023

Are Open Kitchen Shelves a Good Idea? Here's a list of 12 Pros and Cons.

The average kitchen remodel will have homeowners making between 60 - 150 decisions. Open shelving vs. traditional cabinetry is just one of these choices, and unbeknownst to most people, there’s a lot to consider when ...


January 19, 2023

Top 6 Design Ideas for a Timeless Kitchen that Won't Go Out of Style

If you're starting to think about a kitchen remodel, often one of the first steps is finding inspiration. We're here to share timeless ideas to help you create a space that won’t go out of style.

kitchen layout design

January 12, 2023

What is the Best Layout for a More Functional Kitchen Design?

Answering the question, “how do you use your kitchen” is where to start. Is it a gathering place connected to the rest of your home? Is it separate from the other living space? Is the kitchen a place to entertain or ...

kitchen countertop material

January 05, 2023

Countertop Materials Pros and Cons: How to Choose the Best Material for Your Kitchen

When working through selections for a new kitchen remodel, you eventually find yourself asking, “What is the best countertop material to use in the kitchen?” While there are many materials to choose from, all countertop ...

dark wood kitchen cabinets

December 15, 2022

The Top 6 Kitchen Storage Ideas for Culinary Bliss

When it comes to kitchen storage, it seems like there can never be enough. While upper and lower cabinets are obvious choices, what hides behind the cabinets and drawer faces can be an entirely different story. Avoid ...

Roosevelt Historic Kitchen

December 08, 2022

What is the Best Flooring for a Kitchen? 4 Things to Consider for a Kitchen Remodel

Choosing the right flooring is one of many decisions you’ll face in a kitchen remodel. There are so many options and so little time to research what will look and feel the best while standing the test of time. Choosing ...

August 27, 2021

Common Kitchen Design Selections

When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, there are tons of kitchen design selections to make. Many people underestimate just how many decisions are involved in a kitchen remodel. If you are looking for a complete ...

June 04, 2021

2021 Kitchen Cabinet Crazes

When it comes to planning for a kitchen remodel, kitchen cabinet selection is often one of the biggest decisions. Cabinets are a big chunk of the investment in a kitchen remodel and there are seemingly endless selection ...

March 26, 2021

5 Kitchen Design Trends for 2021

Coming to the end of our first quarter, we have noticed some strong kitchen design trends for 2021. If you're starting to think about a kitchen remodel, often one of the first steps is finding inspiration. We're here to ...

March 12, 2021

Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Remodel

Choosing the right flooring for your remodel can be challenging. There are so many options, and so little time to research what will look and feel the best while standing the test of time. Here we’ve shared some do’s ...

January 29, 2021

Do You Need a Permit for a Kitchen Remodel?

One of the most common questions from homeowners when wanting to remodel the kitchen is: do I need a permit?


January 29, 2021

How to Design the Perfect Kitchenette in Your Basement

Basement remodels are more popular than ever. And the basement kitchenette is growing in popularity as more cold unfinished basements are being transformed into cozy living areas. Whether you are turning your basement ...


October 09, 2020

Steering Clear of Kitchen Countertop Confusion: Quartz or Granite?

When remodeling a kitchen, you have dozens of decisions to make. From major picks like cabinetry and appliances to little details like knobs or pulls, there’s a lot to think about. One of the biggest design choices ...