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My Favorite Kitchen Appliance

While there are many great appliances in our most loved room in the home, my favorite kitchen appliance has to be the induction cooktop. It has immediate heat control (unlike electric) and is faster and more energy efficient than either electric or gas. But, perhaps, one of the coolest things about induction is that it heats the pot or pan, not the cooktop, so its safety factor is extremely high.

Getting Ready to Remodel? (Part II)

I wrote previously about two tools we use in our process of a kitchen (or bath) design and remodel (see Getting Ready to Remodel? Part I) and I wanted to continue exploring the process. Once your kitchen remodel is underway, a key step is setting up your temporary kitchen.

Getting Ready to Remodel? (Part I)

As a general rule, a person may remodel his or her kitchen (or other rooms in the house) only once in her lifetime. It’s not hard to understand that the process of designing and remodeling a space may be a daunting task and the questions are many.

New Trends in and Kitchen and Bathroom Design

KBIS was great and, as promised, here are a few trends that I spied while walking the trade show floor. The thing that makes me marvel is that design continues to evolve along with technology so that we, as remodelers, can now offer so many great products that fit our criteria of being both functional and beautiful.

Off to KBIS

This week is THE trade show dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry – KBIS (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show). I’ve attended the show for years and it is a marvelous opportunity to see the latest products being released, gain insight into what industry-leading companies see for the future and where they will be spending their research and development monies.

Mixing Materials in Your Kitchen Design

We love to mix a variety of materials – from natural stone and glass tiles to reclaimed wood and cork flooring. Many of the materials we work with are eco-friendly, but all are both functional and beautiful.

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