Design Features of a Contemporary Kitchen Remodel

Ron Nanberg | Tue, Oct 8, 2019 | Kitchen Remodeling

Contemporary Kitchen DesignDuring the first phase of a Chicago kitchen design, you’ll define – or identify – your style preference. For some, this is a no-brainer. For others, we recommend reading, Finding Your Kitchen Design Style, which has tips on how to determine whether you have a preferred style or whether you tend to be more eclectic and like to mix it up a bit.

If you determine you prefer contemporary design features, begin focusing on the features that create the contemporary look you’re drawn to.

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Tips on Choosing Your Kitchen Appliances

Ron Nanberg | Tue, Oct 1, 2019 | Kitchen Remodeling

Choosing kitchen appliancesAvid cooks may get super excited about the opportunity to purchase a new Wolf range or that top-tier convection oven. However, most clients aren't as excited because appliances typically fall into the “middle priority” range of kitchen design selections; they aren’t as exciting or showy as cabinets, countertops, and new paint colors.

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Finding Your Kitchen Design Style

Ron Nanberg | Mon, Sep 23, 2019 | Kitchen Remodeling

Finding Your Kitchen Design StyleAre you one of those people who alternates between wanting a highly modern design, all sleek and streamlined, and a traditional design that reminds you of your favorite grandma’s kitchen? Welcome to the majority.

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Common Mistakes When Designing the Layout of a Kitchen

Ron Nanberg | Wed, Sep 18, 2019 | Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen Design Layout MistakesImagine completing a beautiful kitchen remodel, one that cost you tens of thousands of dollars, only to find the layout and flow doesn’t work.

Don't let that happen to you!

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Reasons You Might Want to Choose a Freestanding Island

Ron Nanberg | Tue, Sep 10, 2019 | Kitchen Remodeling

There’s no doubt that kitchen islands improve functionality in most Chicago kitchen designs, but that doesn’t mean a permanent installation is your best bet. There are plenty of scenarios where it makes more sense to use a freestanding island.

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Kitchen and Bath Remodeling: Finding From the 2019 Houzz & Home Survey

Houzz Survey and Home RemodelingAs professional Chicago kitchen and bath remodelers, we keep our fingers on the pulse of the latest home renovation statistics. As such, we thought we’d share some of the results from Houzz’s annual Houzz & Home Study.

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What's Trending in Wet Bar Design?

Ron Nanberg | Tue, Jul 30, 2019 | Kitchen Remodeling

Wet Bar DesignAdding a wet bar into your Chicago kitchen or home remodel is a smart move for those who enjoy the ritual of happy hour or who entertain on a regular basis. While some have enough kitchen- or living space square footage to go the full Monty, it’s amazing what a few of the following wet bar trends can do for smaller nooks or recessed home bar designs.

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Thing's You'll Want to Do After the Kitchen Remodel

Ron Nanberg | Tue, Jul 16, 2019 | Kitchen Remodeling

Transitional Kitchen RenovationWe’ve covered what to do before starting a Chicago kitchen remodel – in terms of planning and preparation. We’ve also offered valuable tips on how to survive the remodel itself, since it can take upwards of two or more months to complete a total renovation or kitchen design overhaul.

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Pros & Cons of Adding a Warming Drawer to Your New Kitchen Design

Ron Nanberg | Mon, Jul 8, 2019 | Kitchen Remodeling

Warming drawer for new kitchenAppliance drawers, including warming drawers, can add tremendous benefit in a Chicago kitchen remodel. At the same time, the best kitchen design is one that prioritizes functional efficiency – meaning no wasted space. In addition to wasted money, installing warming drawers could use valuable cabinet and storage space that is better tailored to your household's everyday kitchen use.

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Advantages & Disadvantages of Dishwasher Drawers

Ron Nanberg | Mon, Jul 1, 2019 | Kitchen Remodeling

Dishwasher DrawersDishwasher drawers are an appealing option for Chicago kitchen remodels because they're versatile, attractive and help busy families – or singletons – maintain more efficient, customized dishwashing rhythms.

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