U Shaped Kitchen Design Ideas for Your Remodeling Project
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.
Construction-wise, there are different ways to finish above the sink window in a kitchen. Design Build Planners kitchen design clients have this decision to make. There is “standard” option. As always, it comes down to personal preference and style. What are some potential ways to finish above the sink window in a kitchen? A few of your options are: a ceiling crown molding, an arched valance, a wood soffit box, and of course…nothing at all. These options will be explored in the blog below. Continue reading
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New Jersey homeowner Lisa desperately wanted to remodel her kitchen to make it more modern and functional, but she couldn’t find a reliable local contractor she trusted. We are fortunate to have connected with Lisa on Houzz and work with her in designing and facilitating her much-anticipated project. Continue reading
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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Watchung, New Jersey homeowners Ben and Sandie have a great home on a beautiful piece of property, but they were ready to make some changes to the outdated and cramped kitchen and bathroom. Continue reading
Jenn-Air Refrigerator with Obsidian Black Interior
The new Jenn-Air refrigerator with Obsidian black interior is the new luxury kitchen design that will transform the way you keep your food fresh and the way your kitchen looks. In the new Jenn-Air built in refrigerators, you now have the option to complete it with a beautiful Obsidian black interior. Your food will be illuminated with LED lights, making it look both appetizing and dramatic every time you open the door. The refrigerator not only keeps food looking amazing, but tasting great as well. It automatically adjusts the temperature and humidity to create an optimal environment for your edibles, making sure they stay fresh and tasty for as long as possible. This is enabled by the TwinFresh climate controls, which allows you to create two unique climate settings within your fridge. No longer do you have to worry about one piece of produce being too cool while another one is too warm.
Stainless Steel Alternative
If you are looking to redo your kitchen appliances and are all about having the next big thing rather than the tired out stainless steel appliances, luckily for you, there is now an alternative. Slate appliance finish is on the up and up for all your kitchen and bathroom needs, from countertops to stoves and refrigerators. They are made for today’s style, perfectly complementing modern colors and kitchen materials. The rich matte finish is a natural fingerprint disguiser and don’t worry, it’s magnetic too. Right now slate finish is only available from GE.
What is a Pot Filler?
The kitchen is easily one of the most important rooms in your home so it should be remodeled somewhat frequently in order to keep up to date. You want to be sure that you are always getting the best appliances and that everything is up to date, especially if you love to cook. One thing you will want to consider getting in your home is a pot filler. These can also be known as a pasta arm and are very effective for filling large pots that may not fit under the faucet. These are extremely beneficial kitchen additions. Here is some information you may need to know when deciding if you want to install your very own pot filler in your home.
Black Painted Cabinets for a Kitchen Remodel
Your kitchen is a very important room in your home, whether you realize that or not. It is the place you cook a great meal, talk about the events of the day with your kids and ultimately, make memories during the holiday season. Because the kitchen is so important, it is also important that you love the way it looks and that you enjoy spending time in it. One of the best things you can do when you are remodeling your kitchen is to update your cabinets. This is where you will store all of your goods and you always want to be sure your kitchen cabinets look clean and pristine. Sure, plain colored wood cabinets are nice, but if you want to make the kitchen your own and you want to give it some elegant, modern flair, you can paint your cabinets black. Black painted cabinets have many benefits and this is a job you can do yourself with ease.