Before you shop for appliances, before you hire a contractor—in fact, before any other part of your kitchen remodel, you want to estimate the cost of your project and develop a budget. The pie chart above shows how one remodel budget was distributed.
In this traditional kitchen, black appliances and a hand-wiped glazed maple finish enhance the graceful profile of the raised-panel door cabinets. Design by Karla Reck
Beyond stainless – exploring alternative appliance finishes
A majority of cooks use tablets or smart phones to help in food preparation. (NextMarket Insights, 2014) Until recently, uses were limited to looking up recipes, ordering groceries and learning about nutrition. Today, however, innovators and major manufacturers are ready to help you communicate directly with kitchen appliances and devices via smart phone or computer.…
Whether you hire a general contractor or a plumber, electrician, cabinet installer or other subcontractor, your choice will affect the quality of the final kitchen as well as your budget, timeline and stress level. The following tips will help you navigate the process smoothly.
Every home can use an extra dose of joy and optimism. That is why Pantone named its newest fashion color Minion Yellow in honor of the well-meaning yet bumbling animated characters.
In the kitchen pictured above, reduced-depth black Shaker-style cabinets are used to create a shallow pantry wall. Topped with crown molding, the pantry reflects the style of the original buffet in the adjacent dining space.
Today’s lifestyle calls for an open floor plan. When the walls come down, however, a designer is challenged to create graceful transitions across food prep, dining and living areas. The answer? Built-in furniture-style cabinet features.
A graceful transition between cooking and living areas, this furniture-style kitchen island includes a bookcase. The island is built with maple semi-custom cabinets in a traditional raised-panel door style.…