Category Archives: Kitchens

Selecting a Coffee Maker for Your Kitchen

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For many people, the first task performed every morning is the act of making coffee.

versare il caffè caldo nella tazzina biancaEven if you are personally not a coffee drinker, chances are your partner (or, at minimum) someone you know is! And, if straight black coffee is not your thing, then perhaps espresso or French Press is more to your liking? It’s clear that choosing the right coffee maker for your newly remodeled kitchen is a big decision.

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Kitchen Cabinet Wood Species

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Understanding Wood Species for Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Wood Species (1)-Design Build ProsWhen it comes to building a new home, there are many factors that you must consider before getting started. For example, you must finalize a location of your home and get the proper documentation and permission to start building. You must know your floor plan, the number of rooms and bathrooms, the floor and ceiling types, and what your kitchen will look like. And on the terms of kitchen features, you must also decide what type of wood to use for your cabinets. There is so many to choose from, like cherry cabinets, mahogany cabinets, maple cabinets, hickory cabinets, and oak cabinets. But, which do you choose? Keep reading for more information on the different wood species for cabinets.

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Green Cabinetry for Your Kitchen Remodel

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Green Cabinetry for Your Kitchen Remodel

Green Cabinetry for Your Kitchen Remodel (1)-Design Build ProsGreen remodeling with green kitchen cabinetry is an option most people are choosing as they become aware of the hazards of formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is used as an adhesive to bond boards made from various materials. Green cabinets are available in a variety of styles in various materials, besides bamboo, which at one time was the only green material available for kitchen cabinets. There is a whole range of green cabinets now available with formaldehyde free and low-VOC alternatives. These cabinets are durable and as other stylish as stock cabinets. FSC certified plywood, bamboo plywood and agricultural byproduct agrifier boards are some of the eco-friendly options that you can use to make green kitchen cabinets.

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Case Study – Kim’s Gourmet Kitchen Remodel

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“Cooking is now more of a hobby than a chore.”

Join Design Build Pros on our journey of transforming a 20-year old kitchen into a homeowner’s dream.

Morris County Kitchen Remodeling - After

This Morris County, New Jersey home, built in 1992, had a kitchen with lacquer cabinets and laminate countertops which was a modern look at the time. Twenty years later, Kim, the new owner, wanted her current vision of a modern, spacious gourmet chef’s kitchen with professional grade appliances. A large dine-at island was high on her priority list as was extra cabinetry storage. She also requested that we incorporate a wet bar as part of the overall kitchen remodel. Continue reading

First Dinner in Your Newly Remodeled Kitchen

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kitchen design build remodeling in New Jersey (7)Your brand-new kitchen is the perfect setting to take charge and cook a meal of your dreams. With stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and an efficient exhaust hood, cooking can just become a pleasure. But what should your first meal for dinner be? How about something unique and creative that will have your family and guests wondering how you do just what you do? Here are some tips for cooking your first meal for dinner that will help you to cook many delicious meals in the future. Continue reading

Martha Maldonado of Wholesale Kitchen Cabinet Distributors

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Wholesale Kitchen Cabinets in New Jersey (1)Design Build Pros recently had the opportunity to interview Martha Maldonado of Wholesale Kitchen Cabinet Distributors, a highly respected kitchen designer.

Q: What is your favorite home improvement TV show?

A: I love “Flip or Flop” on HGTV. It’s a great show about transforming damaged, distressed and auctioned properties into gorgeous homes. It reminds me of what I do, transforming outdated kitchens into beautiful, efficient ones. Continue reading

Cooking Tips for Your New Kitchen

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bill & kim party-50You’ve just designed, remodeled, and created the kitchen of your dreams. What comes next? The best part! Actually getting to use your new kitchen. Here are some helpful tips for making the most out of your new kitchen on a daily basis. Let’s get cooking! Continue reading

Trends and Options for Kitchen Appliances

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When it comes time to remodel your kitchen you will want to use state of the art appliances and accessories for the kitchen. There are so many new features out today that you might have trouble picking exactly which new feature you want to place in your kitchen.

You will want to decide to have a French Door Refrigerator because there will be more space in the unit to hold more food for you. Not only will the French door refrigerator hold more food but they look more appealing to the eye than the regular refrigerator does. Remodeling the kitchen is all about up grading your models and becoming more appealing to you. Continue reading

Island Design Trends for Kitchen Remodeling

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Design Build Pros typically creates three distinct design options for homeowners’ planned remodeling project. They generally show a wide range of potential budget investments. DBP titles the three design build remodeling plans as Modest, Robust, and the WOW package. Deciding what the individual plans will depict is a highly customized and interactive process. Family needs and desires are assessed through Design Build Pros project profile checklists, Houzz ideabooks, and a face to face consultation with all those involved.

Kitchen island design ideas (1)Regarding kitchen remodeling, almost without fail, people want an island. Ideally an island set up to accommodate seating and eating. When asked what size, most answer, “As large as you can make it.” When designing a kitchen island for size and placement, Design Build Pros always considers dining tables in the kitchen, adjoining rooms, and the dining room for both family meals and entertaining. Continue reading