5 Striking Kitchen Lighting Combinations

If you’ve been working towards remodeling your kitchen, you might’ve heard time and again that lighting is key. More specifically, the combination of strategically placed ambient, task and accent lighting can really breathe life into your kitchen space. Without much prior knowledge or experience, it may sound somewhat complicated, but with a little bit of research, you’ll find that implementing all three lighting sources in your kitchen is much simpler than you’ve imagined. The Three Lighting Sources Ambient lighting is the main light source for your kitchen. This is most often […]

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What You Need To Know When Designing A Galley Kitchen

Named for the long corridor-style cooking quarters of Navy ships, galley kitchens are characterized by their efficient use of space. Galley kitchens feature a central workspace, positioned between two parallel runs of cabinetry and appliances. This configuration is popular in professional kitchens, ships, planes and other places that tend to be short on space because it enhances both efficiency and safety by reducing the amount of movement necessary between work stations. Movements are limited to short steps side-to-side or making partial turns to move between the kitchen’s main areas: the sink, the cooktop, […]

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The Pros & Cons of Composite Paper Countertops

In a time when the looming threat of climate change is a hot topic, more and more concerned individuals are looking for ways to live more environmentally-friendly lifestyles. For many, the easiest way to act upon their concerns is to leverage their buying power and seek out certified eco-friendly products. When it comes to home renovations, the often large amounts of materials required poses a great opportunity to utilize environmentally-friendly materials and sustainable remodeling practices. In response to the growing demand, a variety of eco-friendly products such as composite countertops and […]

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5 Ways To Style White Kitchen Cabinets

If there’s one thing that’s clear, the popularity of white kitchen cabinets won’t die down anytime soon, and understandably so. When it comes to designing your perfect kitchen, white cabinetry serves as the ultimate blank canvas. No matter what your style preference, you can create a kitchen that speaks to your personality using white kitchen cabinets. All it takes is choosing the door style that is most appropriate for your chosen style, and accessorizing and decorating your kitchen to your liking. Here are 5 distinct kitchen design styles featuring white […]

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How To Create An Old World Kitchen With Stock Cabinets

Today’s most popular kitchen interiors are characterized by the sleek simplicity of modern and contemporary design. These mostly unadorned kitchens feature flat-paneled or shaker-style cabinetry, usually painted white, cool metals such as chrome and stainless steel, and simple hardware. Homeowners today seem to be enamored with open layouts, and clean, straight lines. Adding personality to the space usually means incorporating strategic pops of bright, bold color and unique patterning. While these design elements fit nicely in today’s streamlined technological world, there’s something beautifully nostalgic about spaces that embrace the more formal designs of centuries ago. […]

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How To Choose A Wood Countertop For Your Kitchen

While most homeowners are likely to turn to granite, marble or engineered stone for their countertop materials, there are a wide variety of countertop materials to choose from, each of which have their own aesthetic and functional benefits and drawbacks. One such material, wood, is commonly featured as a flooring or cabinetry material, so using it as a countertop material can create a space that is admittedly monotonous and boring. However, it’s possible to utilize wood countertops in a way that works well with your particular kitchen space and design preferences. Why […]

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