Stainless steel appliances can be an extremely aesthetic part of any kitchen. Their shining appearance can really pull together an entire kitchen. But how do you keep them sparkling like new? While most people prefer the style to black or white appliance, stainless steel is commonly known for attracting fingerprints and other various streaks. Read below to find tips on how to keep your stainless steel appliances looking brand new!
Before starting their design work for kitchen remodeling projects, the Design Build Planners team has their clients fill out "profile checklists". The lists give the DBP team insight into how a client plans on using the space as a family unit. One thing that has been decreasing in recent years in the desire for a family dining area.
Most families are operating on very different schedules and finding an agreeable time for a sit down meal is often a difficult task. However is it an endeavor that requires more effort?
Good Morning DBP. Hope all is well. I was wondering if you can guide me. We are doing our kitchen over and I’m just confused as to where to place the island. Two kitchen people say one way one says the other. If I sent you my floor plan and a picture of the two designs can you give me your honest opinion. I’m so nervous to make the wrong decision as it’s a lot of money.
DBP: Yes, send us floor plan and pix. We will be glad to offer suggestions and advice!
Homeowner: Hi DBP Team, I totally appreciate you taking a quick look for me. Below is my floor plan as well as pictures of my current kitchen. I am confused whether I should go with the Island facing the family room or facing the kitchen table area. It's an odd layout. I really wanted an updated look and most contractors or telling me to go with an rectangular island. I currently have a U-shape very small. So, I have three plans. Island facing living room, island facing kitchen table area or L shape. Can you please give me your honest opinion.
Do YOU like the look of copper accents in a kitchen? Cooper can be used in sinks, range hoods, lights and more!
Copper light fixtures and copper pendants make a great choice to make your kitchen POP! Copper metal accents excellently compliment stainless steel appliances, brass fittings, and bronze fittings.
Virginia Remodeling Project by Leo Lantz Construction
Leo Lantz Construction
, located in Glen Allen, Virginia is a Design Build Planners Preferred Remodeler.
This project was a kitchen remodel in North Chesterfield, Virginia.
Everyone does cooking in their kitchen; unfortunately everyone is not a gourmet chef
! Having the heat on too high or leaving food on too long can result in some of your food getting burnt on to your pots and pans. While cleaning the burnt on food may seems like a daunting task, below you will find some effective tips for tackling the challenge!
Chicken soup will never go out of style. Chicken soup serves as an amazing "get well" component when under the weather. However, it can also be a simple and effective meal option. It is a staple of Neil Parsons
' weekly food regimen in the Fall and Winter months. Chicken soup
is healthy, yet satiating and tasty--perfect for those watching their food choices!
Below are the ingredients and recipe
directions for Neil's Simple, Lazy, Chicken Soup.
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.