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Upper Cabinets for Your Kitchen Remodel

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Many kitchens don’t have upper cabinets occupying the space reaching the ceiling. They provided multiple purposes such as increased storage space and give the opportunity to display items, all while provided a more finished look to the kitchen.  Upper kitchen cabinets, or stacked cabinets are perfect for seasonal cookware or other appliances that get very little use annually. Also ideal for those of you with a collection of cooking utensils or silverware. How often can one complain about having too much storage space?

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Cabinet Hardware Knobs, Pulls and Handles

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Cabinet Hardware Knobs, Pulls and Handles

furniture handlesJust changing your cabinet hardware can instantly change the look of your kitchen. Whether you are thinking of new cabinet hardware, hardware finishes, or cabinet knobs as part of making a new kitchen, renovating an old one, or just adding a few smaller changes to glam up the place, you can achieve a fantastic makeover with just these few things.

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Kitchen Cabinets with a Distressed Finish

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distressed cabinet finish - Design Build Planners (1)Kitchen Cabinets with a Distressed Finish

Kitchen cabinets with a distressed finish are the new trend in kitchen design. The distressed finish is imparted to painted cabinets by distressing and then using antiquing glaze. This immediately gives a fresh, old world charm to any cabinet, of any color, and can significantly alter the look of your kitchen without much time and effort on your part. If you want to have a kitchen renovation without spending too much resources, then kitchen cabinets with a distressed finish could give you just what you are looking for in no time at all!

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Kitchen Cabinet Wood Species

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Understanding Wood Species for Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Wood Species (1)-Design Build PlannersWhen 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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Martha Maldonado of Wholesale Kitchen Cabinet Distributors

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Wholesale Kitchen Cabinets in New Jersey (1)Design Build Planners 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

Under Cabinet Lighting for Your Kitchen

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under cabinet lighting for kitcen cabinets and design build remodeling in NJ (4)It happens every day, and no one really thinks about it until it occurs. People around the world wake up in the middle of the night and need a drink of water, or they come home to a darkened home with no lights on. Turning on the lights means waking up everyone, or perhaps even making things a bit uncomfortable on your eyes. There is a solution that can fix that, and it comes with the opportunity to add lighting in a very discrete area. Continue reading

Lapis Lazuli Stone Countertop for a Wet Bar

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Morris County NJ kitchen design build remodeling from the Design Build Planners (18)Countertops are one of the primary components and a major decision for a new kitchen or a kitchen remodeling project. The material choices and price ranges vary greatly. All information, options, questions and answers about kitchen countertops can certainly fill up a book.

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Take Your Child to Work Day–Remodeling Field Trip!

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Monday, 4/23/12, at about 5:30 PM Connor, my oldest son, asks me to take him to work with him for “Take Your Child to Work Day”. “Sure”, I tell him, “What day is it?” “Thursday”, is his reply. THURSDAY? How am I going to possibly make Thursday work? “Sure Connor, I’ll take you.” “OK, but are we going to sit in front of you computer all day? That’s kind of boring.” That, coming from the kid who could glue himself to a DS, but the thought of watching me design makes school look like the better option.
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