Getting Ready for a Remodel: Part 2

    Part 2 to our tips, tricks, and great ideas we have borrowed, collected and learned over the years to help your remodel go as smoothly as possible.... Start Preparing! Sort Your Things Use clear containers or label your boxes very VERY well and try to keep items you absolutely won't need separate from items you might.  This way, if you do need to find something during the construction, it will be easy to find.  Also, make sure to use tight lids to keep dust out.  Thanks to modern day duct work, dust tends to get everywhere--even in rooms not near the remodeling project. Protect Your Floors Lay down some protection on top of you flooring where there will [...]

Getting Ready for a Remodel: Part 1

    Any remodel, whether it is a kitchen, bathroom, or even a bedroom, is no small task.  So, it is always good to think ahead, plan, and be prepared for the process. Over the years we have picked up a few tips, tricks, and great ideas from our customers, as well as learned from some struggles along the way. In this post we would like to share all of these things with you to help your remodel go as smoothly as possible. So, here we go! Get Dreaming! Gather Your Ideas Save photos! Pictures can be a great communicator to show and describe exactly what you want in your remodel.  Use magazines, Pinterest, Houzz, or anything you can find [...]

Concepts in Kitchen Layouts and Designs

When trying to configure a layout for a new kitchen, the most common concept is called the “work triangle.”  Many of you have probably heard of it: using a triangle shape to place your sink, stove, and refrigerator within your layout and then filling in the gaps with cabinets and countertop.  And this concept is a great place to start.  In configuring your triangle, the key is to make sure when you work in your kitchen, you would work around the edges of that triangle, not having to cut through it to get to those major components: the fridge, the stove, and the sink.  See the image below as an example.   Another recommendation for your work triangle is to [...]

5 Questions to Answer Before Your Kitchen Remodel Project

  A kitchen remodel can turn out to be a rather extensive process if you get down to every piece of the room. Obviously there are the cabinets, but there are also appliances, and countertops. Sometimes changes are even made in the flooring, lighting, and plumbing as well. But before diving into all of those pieces, there are some “big picture” questions that should be answered first to help make sure your new kitchen is absolutely perfect for you. Here are 5 things to think about as you start to dream and design your kitchen: 1) How do you use your kitchen? Do you like to bake? Do you preserve vegetables from your garden? Entertain or have a large family [...]