4 Things to Understand About Stoves

Ron Nanberg | Tue, Mar 3, 2020 | Kitchen Remodeling

Choosing the right stove for your kitchenStoves, cooktops, ranges – aka those things you use to cook food on top of your countertop instead of an oven – are kitchen essentials. Equally essential is knowing that you’ve chosen the best stove for your kitchen, that it’s placed for maximum kitchen efficiency, and that it’s vented properly to get smoke, grease, and odors out and away from your living spaces.

Over the years, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners do all of the above for their Chicago kitchen remodels. By distilling their cumulative needs, questions, and concerns, we’ve consolidated them into the four basic things worth understanding about stoves.

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Choosing an Oven (and Cooktop) for Your Chicago Kitchen

Ron Nanberg | Wed, Feb 19, 2020 | Kitchen Remodeling

Choosing an Oven and CooktopRemember when choosing an oven was more about looks and budget than fancy functions? Today, homeowners have some big decisions to make because oven and stovetop options are prolific.

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The Ultimate Guide to Quartz Countertops

Ron Nanberg | Wed, Feb 5, 2020 | Kitchen Remodeling

Quartz CountertopsQuartz is one of the most popular countertop options for a reason. In addition to its durability and eco-friendly properties, quartz is stunning - and it requires virtually zero maintenance to keep it looking that way.

We’ve posted multiple articles about quartz over the years, and so it was high-time to take all that information and consolidate it into a single, “Ultimate Guide” format that puts the most important information about quartz at your fingertips.

It’s important to note that quartz countertops continue to lead as the #1 countertop choice in consumer reports.

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How to Design a Kosher Kitchen

Ron Nanberg | Tue, Jan 21, 2020 | Kitchen Remodeling

Kosher Kitchen DesignMaintaining a functional kosher kitchen requires forward-thinking and planning. Not only will you require specific storage needs, you also want to do all you can to prevent cross-contamination between dairy and meat products.

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Inset, Framed, or Frameless Cabinets: Choosing the Right Style

Inset, Framed or FramelessSome of the most important decisions you’ll make when remodeling your kitchen involve cabinet design and style - and that includes whether the cabinets will be inset, framed, or frameless.

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How to Identify Quality Cabinets for Your Chicago Kitchen Renovation

Ron Nanberg | Tue, Dec 17, 2019 | Kitchen Remodeling

Quality CabinetsAaaah, the kitchen cabinets. Unarguably the recipients for “The Most Visual Square Footage in the Kitchen” award, cabinet selection is one of the most important choices you’ll make when planning a Chicago kitchen design.

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Everything You Need to Know About Microwaves

Ron Nanberg | Tue, Nov 19, 2019 | Kitchen Remodeling

Choosing the right microwaveThe microwave is one of the most revolutionary and life-altering appliances to hit the kitchen in more than 100 years. It was well-timed in terms of women’s launch into the workplace, allowing busy couples and non-cooks in the family to put nutritious and tasty dinners on the table in exponentially less time than most home-cooked meals.

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What Are the Most Popular Kitchen Design Layouts?

Ron Nanberg | Mon, Nov 11, 2019 | Kitchen Remodeling

First and foremost, the most popular kitchen design layout for your Chicago kitchen remodel is one that optimizes efficiency. There’s a fine line between not enough space - and too much space. The goal is to make your kitchen footprint as functional as possible

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What is a Traditional Chicago Kitchen Design?

Ron Nanberg | Tue, Oct 29, 2019 | Kitchen Remodeling

Traditional Kitchen DesignAre you on the fence about whether a traditional kitchen is right for you? While some clients are 100% confident about their personal design style, others need more time perusing photographs and learning about different design tenets before arriving at a conclusion.

This post is the final in a series we’ve created to explore different kitchen design styles, including contemporary, transitional and – now – traditional kitchen designs.

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Design Features of a Transitional Kitchen

Ron Nanberg | Mon, Oct 21, 2019 | Kitchen Remodeling

Transitional kitchen designAre you in the process of figuring out what your kitchen design style happens to be? If so, your first stop should be out post, Finding Your Kitchen Design Style. There, you can begin categorizing personal preferences, and checking them against your kitchen’s day-to-day lifestyle.

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