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Dream Kitchen with GOLD!

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Kitchen Design Trends With Staying Power This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. “The most important aspect for remodeling your home is to have the look and feel that works best for you.” – Kathi Fleck, Renovate, Remodel… Relax! Continue reading

Induction Cooking in Your Kitchen

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Induction cooking ~ Design Build ProsInduction cooking is a two-part system. The first is a coil of copper wire and when the electric current flows through the coil it creates energy. The second part is the pan itself. Not all pans will work on an induction cooktop. Pans that consist of 100% copper, 100% aluminum, or 100% non-magnetic stainless steel will not work.  The bottom of the pan must have an iron base in order to work, easiest way of checking is to hold a magnet to the bottom of the pan. With a traditional radiant cooktop, the entire element would heat with the surface glowing red. But not with the induction cooktop, all the electromagnetic energy passes through the cooktop and into the pan which causes the iron molecules to vibrate creating the friction that heats the pan. Continue reading

Gray is Here to Stay

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Luxury Basement Remodel in Warren, New Jersey COMPLETED (8)-Design Build ProsKitchen Design Trends With Staying Power This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. You can read an interview she had previously done with Design Build Pros here. “The most important aspect for remodeling your home is to have the look and feel that works best for you.” – Kathi Fleck, Renovate, Remodel… Relax! Continue reading

How to Design Your Kitchen Like a Professional

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Kitchen Design Trends With Staying Power This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. You can read an interview she had previously done with Design Build Pros here. “The most important aspect for remodeling your home is to have the look and feel that works best for you.” – Kathi Fleck, Renovate, Remodel… Relax! The modern home is always evolving. It’s easy to get inspiration, but most homeowners don’t know how to start. When I speak to LSPS clients, most want to incorporate trending designs into their remodel. However, once we start visiting showrooms for materials, they sway from one concept to another. It’s easy to do so with a variety of possibilities in front of you. I always advise them to have a design in mind, whether it be traditional, transitional or contemporary. From there, it’s easy to mix and match materials for your room. For example, a contemporary design often consists of clean lines, a traditional design often features ornate details and a transitional design combines both worlds.  With a design in mind, one can move forward with design trends, such as... Continue reading

Kitchen Design Trends With Staying Power

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Kitchen Design Trends With Staying Power Kitchen Remodel and Renconfiguration in Warren NJ (12)-Design Build ProsThis is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. You can read an interview she had previously done with Design Build Pros here. “The most important aspect for remodeling your home is to have the look and feel that works best for you.” – Kathi Fleck, Renovate, Remodel… Relax! Design trends are always shifting gears, as the market changes. This can be expected, as new ideas and materials are formed. However, some trends seem to stay around, no matter what else is going on. Here are 5 kitchen design trends with staying power, along with some of the reasons why they’re great options. Continue reading

Preparing a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

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Preparing a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving dinner - Design Build ProsThanksgiving time is when we gather with family and friends to give thanks for all the blessings in our lives. Giving thanks for many of us also means preparing and enjoying a feast. The kitchen turns into an erupting volcano of aromas, as Thanksgiving dinner is prepared. If it is your turn to host dinner, then the tasks could be daunting as you plan your menu and settings to suite the occasion. Here are some tips to help you host the ultimate celebration. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Warming Drawers for Your Kitchen

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warming drawer ~ Design Build Pros (4)Warming Drawers for Your Kitchen Warming drawers are best described as a cook’s best friend. A warming drawer is a must-have for cooks who entertain often and need to keep meals warm before serving. Warming drawers can also be used when you have run out of countertop space and need to place food that is ready to serve. Warming drawers have other benefits besides warming food. Warming drawers can also keep food crispy and the right texture until the food is ready to serve. Continue reading

Celebrating the First Meal in a New Kitchen

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Kitchen Remodel and Renconfiguration in Warren NJ (2b)-Design Build ProsAfter all the work is done, there is nothing that you want to do more than enjoy a great meal cooked in your new kitchen. Chances are your meals have consisted of fast food, frozen meals and several restaurant visits during the duration of the remodel. At this point nothing will satisfy your taste buds more than a home cooked meal. The first meal in your new kitchen should be a celebration. Since celebration is in order the meal should be something truly special. Here are two first meal main courses to consider. Continue reading

Grilling and Entertaining in Your Outdoor Kitchen

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Outdoor Kitchen (13)This has to be the best thing that’s ever happened to your outdoor entertaining, a fantastic outdoor kitchen of your very own. So what’s first in your new space?   Grilling can be such a fun form of cooking, because it allows you to cook while entertaining, instead of being isolated in the kitchen while your friends socialize. It also lets your friends see and smell what you’re making, so they can appreciate, first hand, all the hard work that goes into your entertaining, and so they’re ready to taste what terrific dishes you have grilled for them. Continue reading