Category Archives: Kitchens

History of Subway Tile

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Subway tile for kitchen and bathroom remodeling - Design Build prosYou wouldn’t imagine something taken from a New York City subway design as a major kitchen and bathroom remodeling trend, but that’s exactly what’s going on today. Gleaming 3×6 inch tiles covered the walls of kitchens and bathrooms alike seems to be one of the more popular design features, and this look dates back to the unveiling of the NYC subway system.

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Kitchen Accessories for Cooking

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Kitchen Accessories

Accessories used for cooking have evolved over the years. As people learn different ways to cook, companies create accessories to make the process of cooking easier.There are accessories to make every aspect of the process much easier. These accessories range in price. The price depends on the type of accessory and the company that manufactured it.

Panini Press

Roast beef and swiss cheese panini

The Panini has been around since 1956. It wasn’t until around the 1970’s and 1980’s that they gained popularity in the United States. A Panini press is an accessory for cooking sandwiches. There are heated plates on the top and bottom. You place the sandwich on the bottom plate and close it. It presses the sandwich as it cooks. People put whatever they want in the sandwich such as meats, cheese, and vegetables. Some people use Panini presses to cook meats as well. They are used to cook meats such as boneless chicken. Continue reading

Cook Tops in Kitchen Islands

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cooktop in kitchen island - Design Build Pros (2)One of the most popular requests in any kitchen remodel is for a gorgeous, central kitchen island. Kitchen islands come with a lot of different choices, from countertop material, one tier vs two tier, color scheme, etc. However, another important choice that many homeowners opt for is having a cook top in their kitchen island. Continue reading

Removing a Wall in Kitchen Remodeling

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Removing a Wall in Kitchen Remodeling (2)-Design Build ProsRemoving a Wall in Kitchen Remodeling

“Remove a wall to make the kitchen two feet deeper” sounds a lot easier than it is. For this kitchen remodeling project in Warren, NJ the design plan included removing the main, bearing wall in a colonial home to re-frame a new wall and opening two feet into the dining room.

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Kitchen Cabinet Construction Options

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Kitchen Cabinet Construction Options

wooden cupboard with opened empty drawerWhen remodeling kitchens, one of the most complicated decisions that you will make comes with the cabinets. There are so many options in materials, construction styles, design and staining options. All these options can be very confusing as well as overwhelming for the average person who is just looking to update their kitchen.

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Kitchen Charging Station

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Kitchen Charging Station for Electronic Devices

kitchen charging stationHouseholds have so many power cords hanging around. They have one or two for each smartphone in the house, since you need to have easy access to them at all times because we cannot live without them. Then there are charging cables for the tablets, portable gaming devices, and mp3 players. Let’s face it; we need our technology.

Unfortunately with all the cables lying around, it can be quite unsightly as well as leaving a tangled mess for you to deal with. The kitchen is the most central area in your home, and often times a place where you visit often during the day or even sometimes spending most of your day in there, especially around the holidays.

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Soapstone Countertops for Kitchen Remodeling

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Soapstone Countertops for Kitchen Remodeling

soapstone countertop ~ Design Build ProsThe latest trend in high end counter tops for kitchen remodeling is soapstone. Soapstone is a natural stone that comes from the quarry. It is referred to as “soapstone” because of its soft and soapy feeling surface. There are two different varieties of soapstone: artistic and architectural. The architectural variety is the option you would use for your kitchen counter top, as it is the harder variety.

Soapstone comes in smaller slabs than granite and marble, so if you have a larger kitchen you will need to get more than one slap, which will cause visible seams. Unlike other natural stone options, soapstone is nonporous, which makes it easier to clean and maintain. It also does not stain as a result. You are also able to put hot pans on it without worrying about cracks or other damage to your countertop as soapstone is very heat resistance.

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White Quartzite Instead of Marble for Countertops

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White Quartzite Instead of Marble for Countertops

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White quartzite is becoming a popular choice for kitchen remodeling. Quartzite is a stone that is made of quartz grains, which come from sandstone and chert. Marble is made of carbonate materials like calcite or dolomite. That makes them completely different types of stone; however, they can look very similar.

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Hanging Pot Rack for Your Kitchen

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Hanging Pot Rack for Your Kitchen

hanging pot rack ~ Design Build Pros (1)Hanging pot racks are a great idea for kitchens, especially those kitchens that may not have a lot of cabinet space, or for people who want to reduce the clutter in those cabinets. It can also clear out space in your cabinets to place appliances and specialty items that you use for entertaining. Additionally, it can provide a very aesthetically pleasing focal point in your kitchen. You may see it on televisions in fancy kitchens, the hanging pots that seem incredibly shiny, and you may have been inspired to add one into your kitchen.

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U Shaped Kitchen Design Ideas for Your Remodeling Project

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U Shaped Kitchen Design Ideas for Your Remodeling Project

U-shaped kitchen ~ Design Build Pros (3)U shaped kitchen design ideas are the most attractive solution for houses with a large kitchen space, filled with natural light for most of the day, and where at least one person enjoys spending a lot of time in the kitchen. They’re ideal for traditional households, as the space is organized so as to encourage family meetings, long dinners together, and conversations over a cup of coffee in the morning, or wine in the evenings.

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