Kitchens

7 04, 2014

The Most Popular Cabinet Door Styles for Your Kitchen

By |April 7th, 2014|Design, Kitchens|0 Comments|

Cabinet doors are the statement pieces of your kitchen decor.  They set the tone for your overall style and vibe, so it’s important to know your options.  Here are a few of the most popular cabinet door styles and the decorating themes they embody:

Shaker

This style is the most common one found in kitchens today, both for its utility and eclectic style.  Its simple, clean lines send itself to both contemporary and traitional decor.  It consists of 5 pieces, with 4 pieces on the frame and one center flat panel as the fifth.  It can come in a variety of woods and finishes and can  fit a variety of budgets.

Flat

Like the slab doors, these also have […]

29 03, 2014

How to Clean Granite Countertops

By |March 29th, 2014|Bathrooms, Kitchens|0 Comments|

If you’ve spent the time and money to put in immaculate granite countertops, then keeping them looking sparkling clean is probably a top priority. There are several simple ways you can maintain your granite countertops to keep them gleaming for years to come. Here are some of our favorite tips to clean granite countertops:

1. Protective Maintenance for your Granite Countertops

To make cleaning easier and to keep stains from setting into the porous stone, your granite countertops should be properly sealed. Make sure to use a spray bottle to apply your countertop sealant.

Before applying the sealant, clean the entire surface of the countertop with a warm, wet cloth using a granite cleaner or the homemade cleaning mixture listed below. Wipe the […]

28 03, 2014

Custom Cabinets vs. Stock: Which is Better?

By |March 28th, 2014|Design, Kitchens|0 Comments|

Spring is in the air, and with that comes spring cleaning and home improvement projects. Your kitchen is at the top of the list this year, starting with cabinetry. The list of options when it comes to cabinetry can be overwhelming, so a great first decision is whether to purchase custom or stock cabinets.

What Type of Cabinetry Do I Need?

Before you choose which type, it is important to first know what you want in your cabinetry.

  • What features are important to you?
  • What kind of detailing do you want on the face of your cabinets?
  • Is there a particular color hue or wood type that you want to coordinate with other fixtures, crown molding, or existing cabinetry?
  • Is there a particular size or shape you envision when picturing your updated kitchen?

If you […]

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    Kitchen Remodeling: Critical Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Remodeling Contractor

12 03, 2014

Kitchen Remodeling: Critical Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Remodeling Contractor

By |March 12th, 2014|Kitchens|0 Comments|

Upgrading your kitchen is one of the best remodeling projects you can do, as it both increases your home value and enhances a room that you and your family spend the most time utilizing. If you’ve made the wise choice to remodel your kitchen, then the next step is to choose a contractor who will do professional work in a timely manner.  

Since this is such a key decision, it’s important to research more than one contractor in order to compare and choose the best fit for you. There are 3 critical questions you should ask when choosing your kitchen remodeling contractor:

  1. What references does the company have?
    First-hand referrals from friends and relatives are usually the way to […]