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It’s our way of “giving back” for making us one of the best kitchen & bath dealers in the country. Our blog teaches you everything you need to know about kitchens and how to get the best results possible. Play the video to the right, and read articles below…

What to do With the Extra Wall in Your Kitchen

What to do With the Extra Wall in Your Kitchen

Your kitchen may be one of those where theres a wall thats too far away to be part of your kitchen work zones, but close enough you need to do something with it. Theres always something that can be done that youll love. Here are some ideas to help you. A Hutch A hutch...

Using Mirrors in Your Kitchen

Using Mirrors in Your Kitchen

If there is one thing that can make a huge difference in the feel of a space, its a mirror. Mirrors in your kitchen can reflect light and space in a way that can sometimes make it feel like your room is twice as large as it is. Not to mention how the light in the room...

17 Kitchen Design Tips to Consider

17 Kitchen Design Tips to Consider

A great kitchen is all about the details. The little things come together to create the perfect environment. Here are some great kitchen design tips for your project that help to make your new kitchen just what you need: Color-Coordinate Your Power Outlets wherever...

15 Most Popular Storage Ideas

15 Most Popular Storage Ideas

The verdict is in. These are the most popular kitchen storage ideas from all people that browse options for their kitchens on Houzz.com. Take a look and see if youve considered them to improve your kitchen. Custom Pantry Corner Drawers Utensil Drawer Under-sink Drawer...

7 Color Palettes to Make a Relaxing Laundry Room

7 Color Palettes to Make a Relaxing Laundry Room

Laundry can feel like a grueling chore sometimes. One way you can lighten your load is to create a relaxing laundry room environment. Color can give a soothing and relaxing feel where you can feel more serene when doing the chores. These are 7 color palettes that will...

Your Disappearing Range Hood

Your Disappearing Range Hood

Youve seen in so many kitchens stainless steel or other popular materials for appliances. They stand out, look nice and professional, and make a statement. A new trend seeks to make less of a statement and streamline your kitchen by hiding some of those appliances....

7 Remodel Questions You Didn’t Know You’d Ask

7 Remodel Questions You Didn’t Know You’d Ask

When remodeling a kitchen, there are obvious questions, and questions that you wouldnt know to ask until youre in the middle of it. The following questions are ones you may not know youll be asking, but ones that are great for you to know in advance to think about....

What is the Kitchen of the Future?

What is the Kitchen of the Future?

A group of students from 2 universities have put together what they project to be the attributes of the kitchen of the future. Projected for 2025, the characteristics below describe what the study projects our kitchens will be like. Ikea took these ideas and created a...

5 Common Kitchen Remodel Trade-Offs

5 Common Kitchen Remodel Trade-Offs

When remodeling your kitchen, you may have to decide between two competing things even if you want them both. It could be because of budget, or just because those competing things you want cant coexist. Here are 5 common trade-offs people sometimes make when doing a...

Great Options for Your Kitchen Island

Great Options for Your Kitchen Island

There are many flavors of kitchen island configurations. When considering the best way to design your kitchen island, it helps to look at all the options to determine which ones will fit your needs the most. Weve compiled some popular and useful ideas for your kitchen...

Planning a Kitchen for a Growing Family

Planning a Kitchen for a Growing Family

As our families grow and change so does the way we utilize and use our kitchen. It is no secret that kitchens are used for more than just cooking. They are where we entertain, socialize, our children do homework, and so much more. If you are feeling that crunch and...

Surprising Things You Can Fit into a Small Kitchen

Surprising Things You Can Fit into a Small Kitchen

Too often we limit ourselves when it comes to a small kitchen. We are often used to seeing larger kitchens and dont think about how to incorporate nooks and other kitchen features into a small kitchen. With the help of a kitchen designer you will be amazed at what you...

Ideas for Above Cabinet Décor

Ideas for Above Cabinet Décor

Sometimes you walk into someones kitchen and there is just something about how nice it looks. Something feels different than what youre used to seeing. Well that something might be the above-cabinet dcor. Its something that few kitchens have mastered, because it takes...

A History of Kitchens

A History of Kitchens

Sometimes its interesting to see where weve come from when we look at todays hub-of-the-home kitchens. Today the kitchen is where we gather, where we eat, where we entertain, where we plan, where we socialize, and where we coordinate. Even where we work! It wasnt...

Using More than One Cabinet Color in Your Kitchen

Using More than One Cabinet Color in Your Kitchen

Are you having a difficult time deciding on one cabinet color for your kitchen? Good news! You dont have to use just one. Homeowners today are taking advantage of current kitchen trends. There are many ways you can mix and match cabinet colors. Using more than one...

The Process of a Kitchen Remodel

The Process of a Kitchen Remodel

Have you thought about doing a kitchen remodel? Youve probably heard that its a complicated process and there a million things to think about and do before you even begin. Well, its like anything else. Understanding the process makes you better able to do it right and...

Benefits of a Second Kitchen Sink

Benefits of a Second Kitchen Sink

You may be shockingly surprised at how different your life could be with a second kitchen sink in the kitchen. Its something many think is a nice-to-have option, but after trying it you may wonder how you ever lived without it. The key questions to consider are these:...