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4 Kitchen Storage Ideas for Families On-the-Go

Posted by Alan Hendy on Tue, Sep 25, 2018

If you have a family that is always on the move, keeping the kitchen organized can be a challenge. With a kitchen being designed as a living and communication space it’s easy for the room to become easily cluttered by snacks, backpacks or coats. Clever storage solutions can help keep your kitchen in order and store the necessities so they can remain at your reach, but out of sight.

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Topics: Kitchens, Storage

Kitchen Range Hood Design

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Sep 11, 2018

There are many pre-made range hoods on the market, and each has the potential to bring a unique style to your space. It may also be the case that a custom solution captures the character and style of the kitchen remodel better than any out-of-the-box option. Working with a designer to find the right kitchen range hood design can be a rewarding decision for your new kitchen, so it's important to understand the various questions that will come up. Here we outline 4 things to consider when looking at kitchen hoods.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens

Selecting Kitchen Appliances for Your Remodel

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Aug 21, 2018

Updated for 2018

Your kitchen is the workhorse of your home. To accommodate all the tasks you need to do there, you'll be in need of a selection of appliances. There are thousands of appliances on the market at a wide range of prices, sizes, styles, and features. Before going into your remodel, it will be helpful to understand some of the basic options you might have for each of the main appliances your kitchen could feature. We've highlighted several key considerations for several popular kitchen appliance categories below.

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Topics: Kitchens, Design Trends and Ideas

High-Impact Design Updates in the Kitchen

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Aug 14, 2018

There are a few design changes that you can do in your kitchen that will easily amp up the character and style, even if you make no other changes. These high-impact updates can be fairly straight-forward swap outs or part of a larger remodel, and will make your kitchen feel like a new space.

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Topics: Kitchens

6 Islands to Inspire Your Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Jul 24, 2018

An island can be one of the greatest assets to the function and style of the kitchen. The island's ability to pull multiple duties, conform to a variety of size, shape and configuration needs, and provide a way to add slightly different design notes from the rest of the kitchen make it something of a kitchen superhero. Here, we highlight 6 islands from some of our recent projects.

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Topics: Kitchens

6 Kitchen & Bathroom Countertop Options

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Your choice of countertop material for your kitchen or bathroom is a key element to creating the design and style of your space. There are many types of counter surfaces to chose from (and many color and style options within each), so it can be a bit of an overwhelming decision. It's helpful to know the popular materials and their properties, so we've outlined the 6 most common options below to get your started.

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Topics: Bathrooms, Kitchens, Countertops

The Basics of Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by Connie Hampton, CKD on Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Selecting the cabinet for your kitchen is one of the most important steps in your kitchen remodeling project. There are many cabinetry products on the market with a wide variety of features and prices. Before choosing, it’s important to understand a bit of how cabinets are made and the general categories of options available to you. Here are four basics to get you started.

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Topics: Kitchens

Built-in Sideboard Design Ideas

Posted by Christina Temple on Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Not every kitchen has the space or need for a sideboard, but those that do can benefit greatly from a built-in option. When a buffet is included in the design scheme, it offers an opportunity to add storage, counter space and additional stylistic details that can be different but compliment the main kitchen design. Here are some ideas for built-in sideboards from our past projects.

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Topics: Kitchens, Storage

Project Spotlight: Charming Kitchen Remodel in Newport

Posted by Mike Hendy on Tue, Jun 5, 2018

Going into the kitchen remodel of this classic row house in Newport, already more than 100 years old, it was clear that the entire space would be completely reworked, and the back of the home’s brick fireplace would be exposed. Using that as a springboard for the remodel, the small kitchen was redesigned with the type of charm and timelessness suitable to the home’s pedigree.

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Topics: Kitchens, Project Spotlight

The 4 Basic Kitchen Floor Plan Designs

Posted by Cyndi Kohler on Tue, May 15, 2018

Most kitchen floor plans take into account the relationship of the sink, cooktop and refrigerator- the three components that make the kitchen a useful space. Designers refer to this as the "working triangle". In order to create a functional kitchen, it's important to understand which triangle configuration works best in the space. What we find is that most kitchens end up fitting into one of four basic floor plan designs. Every home is different, so the details and exact arrangement will always be a bit unique, but starting with the basics is a great way to see the potential for your kitchen remodel. Here, we take a look at each.

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Topics: Design Trends and Ideas, Kitchens

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