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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…

Make Your Small Kitchen Look Tidy

Make Your Small Kitchen Look Tidy

Making a small kitchen look tidy and clean can sometimes be tricky. It doesnt take much clutter or stuff to make it look unkempt or untidy. Following these few simple design tricks will help you to have a clean and attractive small kitchen. Small kitchens can be a...

Best Place to Start and Stop Your Backsplash

Best Place to Start and Stop Your Backsplash

Getting the perfect finished look in your kitchen has a lot to do with where to start and stop your backsplash. With windows, walls, and doors it can be a difficult decision to know where the best places are, especially when you are using a beautiful material that...

What’s Great About Shaker Doors

What’s Great About Shaker Doors

Shaker style kitchen cabinet doors are becoming one of the most popular door styles of choice. They are versatile and will work with any kitchen style. They are both simple and practical for several reasons. Easy To Maintain Shaker doors are low maintenance and easy...

What Kitchen Design Certifications Mean to You

What Kitchen Design Certifications Mean to You

When it comes to getting your kitchen designed, there are some acronyms you may hear that could be confusing. What do they mean and are they important? Were here to explain them. Some of the acronyms in the Kitchen and Bath Industry have to do with whether a designer...

Kitchen Design for Empty Nesters

Kitchen Design for Empty Nesters

The kids are gone and the kitchen that was once bustling is no longer used in the way it was. For many of us there is more time to entertain and it is the perfect time for a kitchen renovation. Its time to have a kitchen that fits your new lifestyle. So what is it...

Making Your Own Coffee Station

Making Your Own Coffee Station

Are you an avid coffee drinker? Well, the money you spend at the coffee shop may pay for your own coffee station in your home over time. Consider making your own coffee shop and theme it however you want in your kitchen. Here are some good ideas to get you stated. You...

Waste Less Food in Your Kitchen

Waste Less Food in Your Kitchen

How do you compare with the average American who throws away 20 pounds of food per month? That adds up in so many ways of waste, from money to trash space. Not to mention fridge space that didnt need to be taken, which amplifies the problem further. The national...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...