Kitchen Remodel Ideas

To help you take on your next remodeling project, we have created ten tips for a kitchen remodel. Let’s get started!

Kitchen Remodel Ideas:

  1. Wide Walkways.
    Narrow walkways can cause unexpected accidents and frustration for the homeowner. Instead, homeowners should discuss with their contractor about adding wide walkways into their kitchen. The wide walkways will give you more room to move around and work throughout the kitchen.

  2. The Right Height.
    A lot of times, homeowners will place their appliances wherever it looks best rather than measuring the appropriate height for themselves. To ensure you have the best kitchen, you want to place your microwave and oven at the right height for you. If you are shorter or taller, this will adjust depending on your preferences.

  3. Do Not Cut Corners.
    Corner cabinets can be a frustrating topic, because they tend to have difficulties opening when another cabinet is open. Instead, discuss with your contractor the different solutions you can have for this corner cabinet.

  4. A Purpose-Filled Island.
    Islands are terrific place to add a must-needed feature in your home without wasting anymore space. If you are in need of an extra sink or even storage, your island can come in handy. Be sure to incorporate these essential features into your island for maximum functionality.

  5. Count on Counters.
    During a remodel, you want to make sure that you buy a solid countertop. You want to choose one that is easy to maintain and easy on your wallet. Discuss with your contractor the different options before you settle on one.

  6. One Less Trip.
    If you have extra money in your budget, you may want to consider adding a fill-up station near your stovetop. You would have the contractor install a water faucet over the stove to fill up your pots without an extra trip.

  7. Chalk It Up To A Fantastic Idea.
    Chalkboard walls are a stylish and functional option. They are the perfect solution for busy homeowners who need a place to write their grocery list. They also make for a great kid distraction while you are cooking dinner.

  8. Get Plugged In.
    Take a look at the amount of outlets you currently have in your kitchen. If you feel like you could use more, now is the time to get some more added. Extra outlets will come in handy for big meals.

  9. Small Spaces = Soft Shades.
    If you have a small kitchen, expert designers recommend sticking with soft shades. Darker shades tend to make the room feel smaller.

  10. The Main Event.
    Just like in any room, you want to create a focal point. Whatever your point of interest may be, try to make it grand and elaborate.

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Kitchen Appliances 101

From cooking holiday meals to baking cookies for an entire class, your kitchen has gone through a lot over the years. You have decided to take your kitchen to the next level by replacing your current appliances and we want to help you make the best decision for your kitchen remodel.

Kitchen Appliances 101:

Microwave.
Most homeowners buy the most inexpensive microwave that they can find on the market, but we recommend spending a little extra time researching microwaves. If you buy a high-quality microwave, it can eliminate the need to buy two ovens for your home.

Oven.
You can save a lot of money by purchasing a convection oven rather than a tradition oven for your household. Homeowners typically prefer the convention oven because of its speed, heating capabilities, and size. But if you are big on baking, you will want to buy a traditional oven that offers the classic modes like bake, roast or broil.

Refrigerator.
The quality of your refrigerator’s compressor will depend on how long you want to keep your food fresh. People who spend a lot of money on groceries may want to buy a dual-compressor unit to keep their food fresh for a longer time. Dual-compressors are typically more expensive than a single-compressor unit and it is important for homeowners to understand their need before shopping for refrigerators.

Sink.
Sinks have become more personalized to fit different homeowner’s cooking styles. There are cutting board attachments for prepping, deep sinks for extra space, and a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes for whatever your needs may be. Experts recommend buying a high-quality sink if you buy expensive countertops. The reason behind this theory is that low-quality sinks may need to be repaired and taken up. If that happens, you have to take up the countertop around it and could ruin the expensive countertop your splurged on buying. We recommend buying a high-quality sink that meets your cooking preferences.

Stovetop.
Your mind may immediately go to either gas or electric. Each homeowner has a preference depending on the way they cook. But before you choose, we would like to remind you of induction heat cooktops. With induction cooktops, you can keep the most amount of heat on your pan. Experts say that “40% of heat is lost from gas stovetops.” If you are looking for a high-performing stovetop, consider buying an induction heat cooktop.

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Kitchen Organization Tips You Should Know

If you do a lot of cooking, entertaining and working in the kitchen then you’ll need to learn how to ensure that things run smoothly. That’s why implementing key organization tips can make completing tasks in your kitchen much easier. Here are some tips from the experts.

Keep Tools Within Reach
When setting up your kitchen make sure you keep your pots, pans and other cooking tools within reach. You can store your pots and pans in a drawer beneath the stove. Additional tools should be in a drawer adjacent. Frequently used food seasoning can be held in the cabinet over the stove so that you can easily grab them while you’re cooking.

Keep the Pantry Stock
There’s nothing worse than going into the pantry for something you need to complete a recipe and you don’t have it. Keep an backup of every item you tend to use frequently in the pantry and once you use it put it on your grocery list to place when you go food shopping for the week.

Label Everything
Having a well organized pantry is essential so that you’ll be able to find things when you need it. Use glass jars to hold some of your food items and apply a label to them.This is especially ideal if you tend to purchase things in bulk. Be sure you put the larger jars towards the back and the short ones in the front so that you can clearly see what you have.

Use All White Dishes
While dishware with bold colors and patterns are fun, all white dishware are versatile. You can use them when entertaining guests because they compliment any color scheme and they’re also ideal for casual use.

Organization is Key
Of course is organization is key when creating an efficient kitchen. Here are tips:
– Organize eating utensils by use
– Hang up mugs on a hanging rack
– Use wicker baskets to store extra items
– Expand cabinet space by using organizers with adjustable dividers within them
– Use double duty containers that can work as function as serving dishes but allow you to also store
food items in the space.

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Kitchen Cabinet Paint Color Ideas

Thinking about giving your kitchen cabinets a new look by painting them a fresh new color? Know that your color choice will set the tone for the entire space. Yes, choosing the right hue is important because it will affect how you feel about your kitchen every time you enter the room.

There are literally hundreds of different colors to choose from. The best way to narrow down your choices is to examine color palettes from different manufacturers. Hues can vary depending on the brand. What color stands out to you? The hue that you like the most should serve as the dominant cabinet color. Next, you can select complementary colors for the trim and accent. Once you’ve narrowed down your color selections you’re nearly halfway through the process of getting your beautiful updated cabinets.

What are some great colors you can dress your cabinetry up with? Well, cool blues and greens creates a relaxed feeling. Which is ideal if you want the color to fade into the background, but still have some interest. Red and orange are intense hues that may leave you on edge. So if you’re interested in a bold and edgy look than you should consider using a palette from this hue. Maybe black cabinets are your style. Although, black is neutral color it contrasts beautifully against white walls. If you decide to go with this look, then you make sure you contrast with other lighter elements so the kitchen doesn’t look dark and overwhelming.

Interested in something light and cheery? Than steer towards sunny oranges and yellows. Of course, white is an ideal choice to go with since it’s simple offering a clean and streamlined look. The great thing about an all white cabinetry pallet is that you can play around with different accent colors.

Do you desire a modest yet modern look? Than stick with neutrals like white, beige and gray. You can spice up neutral palettes with different coloring effects by painting eclectic stripes or creating an unusual trim design. You can also create a two-toned ombre like effect on your cabinets for a unique look.

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First Time Home Buyers

You have taken the plunge, you are officially a first time home buyer. First and foremost, we want to congratulate you on your new adventure. While owning a home, you will learn a lot from experiences. While experiences are great and build character, we want to help inform you before you find yourself in a sticky situation. That is why we have created a list of things all first-time homeowners should know. We want to help you before you find yourself in a troubling situation.

A First-Time Homeowner’s Guide:

If you are still in the process of buying your home, never skip out on an inspection. An inspection can save you from costly unforeseen circumstances in the future.

Do not be late or miss your house payments. This one may seem obvious, but first time homeowners can struggle with managing their new financial situation. Write down your list of monthly expenses and make sure that everything is paid off before you buy anything on your list of “wants.”

Cut down on unnecessary expenses by doing the work yourself. With self-help books and video tutorials online, you can do nearly anything nowadays. Before you spend a couple hundred bucks on a professional, do some research and try to fix the issue yourself.

Do not ignore major issues in your home. The issue could become worse and cause you to spend more money in the long-run.

Buy items to satisfy your needs, not your wants. An expensive cooktop may be something you always dreamed of, but it may not be a financially sound decision for you. You can always upgrade your appliances in the future, but for now, stick to what falls within your budget.

Make sure to keep up with your lawn and yard work. Some cities/townships can actually fine homeowners if their grass grows too long. Take pride in your home’s curb appeal and work hard to maintain it.

We hope that you found this list helpful and informative. Let us know what you think in the comment section below! We look forward to hearing from you.

Five Organization Mistakes You Could Be Making

In the process cleaning your home, do you feel like you’re making a big mess? When you have a lot of stuff it can be challenging to achieve a polished look. While your house may even look clean, common organization mistakes can make it increasingly difficult to keep it that way. Here are some of the biggest organization mistakes that you could be making:

Mistake: Organized and clean are the same thing

Just because you’ve managed to allocate all the clutter to one side of the counter where it’s neatly piled, doesn’t mean that you’ve organized the space. Yes, organized and clean are two different concepts. If the countertops, desktops and other flat surfaces in your home are filled with all kinds of items, it’s time to find a home for each thing. Before you know the pile will have completely disappeared.

Mistake – Full Refrigerator

While a full refrigerator is usually a good thing, in this case it isn’t. From sticky notes, magnets, report cards and photographs; when you have to many things tacked to your fridge doors it can look like a cluttered mess. Professional organizers suggest using a clipboard to hold your reminders, shopping lists and other important things that you tend to attach to your refrigerator.

Mistake: Disheveled Kitchen Shelving

Whether you have an open shelving concept or traditional closed in cabinetry scheme you should make sure that the dishes are neatly piled. Avoid piling dishes at random. For instance, a plates and bowls should not be stacked on top of each other.

Mistake: Not Organizing the Closet to be Functional
Of course, we desire a chic closet space that is organized with our most elegant or trendiest pieces at the forefront. However, the things that you wear should be accessible, which means that they should be arranged towards the front of the closet. Be realistic about the items that you’ll be using the most. Keep things neat and you’re guaranteed to have a functional, yet stylish closet space.

Mistake: Out of Order Drawers and Containers

You know that drawer or container that you tend to use to store all kinds of odds and ends? Try using additional containers with different compartments within a storage space so that you can allocate like things in the same area.