Category : Kitchen Featured

Bright, cheerful kitchens

It is spring, moving on towards summer here in Whatcom County, so the days are nice and long, with plenty of sunshine. However, we know that as Pacific Northwesterners, we have to be prepared for the read more...
Bright, cheerful kitchens

Kitchen remodel ideas

Kitchens are a hard-working space in the home! The countertops take a beating from spills, dropped pans, and the occasional nick of a misplaced knife. Not to mention water and grease - not that read more...
Kitchen remodel ideas

Clutter-free kitchens

Do you have a "thing" about clutter? You don't have to be OCD to appreciate a pristine countertop. Whether your kitchen is large or small, that countertop clutter can sneak up on you. Small read more...
Clutter-free kitchens

Is your kitchen user-friendly?

You have probably heard the term "functional" thrown around a lot if you are researching ideas for your kitchen remodel. What it really means is just this; are the elements that make up the kitchen read more...
Is your kitchen user-friendly?

Kitchen backsplash tile ideas

It's no fun to scrub bits of food off the painted wall behind the kitchen faucet. Sometimes when you work a bit too enthusiastically on that, the paint even comes off in bits! Then what can be read more...
Kitchen backsplash tile ideas

There’s something about spring . . .

Maybe it's all that sunshine coming through the windows, pointing out any flaws in the walls, floor or counters. It tells us it's time to paint, refinish and maybe . . . just maybe, have that kitchen read more...
There’s something about spring . . .

Every home deserves a beautiful, functional kitchen!

I had family visiting last fall, and I assumed they would want to sit on the comfy chairs and couch in the living room; but no, they all gravitated to the kitchen (which is tiny) and the dining room, read more...
Every home deserves a beautiful, functional kitchen!

Kitchen upgrades to spruce up your home

Crown molding on upper cabinets add style to a kitchen, and backsplash tile are not only a great focal point, but are easier to clean than painted walls, and keep the drywall, well, dry! If a read more...
Kitchen upgrades to spruce up your home

Is your kitchen ready for Prime-Time holiday entertaining?

Uh-oh, Thanksgiving is not far away, and right on it's heels is Christmas! If you've been putting off the kitchen remodel you need, and now it's too late for the full-meal deal. But what can you do? read more...
Is your kitchen ready for Prime-Time holiday entertaining?

What about kitchen faucets?

If you like the look of something different, then you may be on the front of the trend to oil-rubbed bronze and yes, even black kitchen faucets. Why are so many faucets chrome? Well, they just are; read more...
What about kitchen faucets?

Increase efficiency in a small kitchen

If you can reorganize and equip your kitchen for it's maximum utility, you may not need to expand the square footage. You can start by having the shelves replaced with cabinet height pullout drawers read more...
Increase efficiency in a small kitchen

Should you open up your kitchen?

After reading numerous articles on the joys of removing a wall or portion therof, to make a kitchen brighter and open to family, along comes an article telling us the opposite. Isn't that just like read more...
Should you open up your kitchen?

Countertops for kitchen and bath

Ah, there's nothing like a beautiful countertop to set off a new kitchen or bath! They don't have to be expensive, but the upside of paying more for a more durable (and let's face it - gorgeous) read more...
Countertops for kitchen and bath

Upgrades for the parts of your home you will appreciate the most

Painting the bedroom is nice, but you mostly sleep there. The room that gets the most time-spent points is the kitchen. The largest areas you see when walking into the kitchen is the floor, read more...
Upgrades for the parts of your home you will appreciate the most

How to select the best kitchen cabinets for your new kitchen

The basic types are Stock cabinets, Semi-custom, and custom cabinets. Stock are the basic cabinets that every major hardware store carries. These cannot be customized and must be purchased to fit the read more...
How to select the best kitchen cabinets for your new kitchen

How to get more counterspace in your kitchen

You know that old saying "You can never be too rich or too thin"? OK, you can be too thin, but it's just a saying, don't analyze it. The analogy for your home is, you can't have too much counter read more...
How to get more counterspace in your kitchen

What kitchen design elements can improve space & efficiency?

Moving a doorway or removing a wall to improve layout is always a better investment than splurging on high end appliances or even custom cabinets. While your kitchen serves various purposes, it's read more...
What kitchen design elements can improve space & efficiency?

Smart kitchen renovations

Any room can get old, and although it's parts and pieces may not be worn out, so you don't feel justified to really renovate the space, here are some things you can have your contrator do in the read more...
Smart kitchen renovations

Kitchen remodel ideas

The kitchen is one of the most used spaces in your home. Sooner or later, depending on usage, your kitchen will need a refresh or remodel for repairs and to keep it up to date. Even in if you are read more...
Kitchen remodel ideas

Kitchen storage solutions

The transition from fixed to adjustable, and then to roll-out cabinet shelves has forever changed the way homeowners view storage in their kitchens. Whether you utilize roll-outs, pull-outs, or blind read more...
Kitchen storage solutions

Kitchen lighting fixtures – do it right!

When updating your kitchen, you probably want new lighting fixtures - maybe even a complete change in the way the room is lighted. Older kitchens often only have a ceiling light, which too often read more...
Kitchen lighting fixtures – do it right!

Specialized storage space in your kitchen

Pull out drawers in the kitchen island. Islands are for more than prepping dinner; be sure that your contractor builds in plenty of storage under that counter. Wine storage in the pantry. Keep read more...
Specialized storage space in your kitchen

Fall kitchen remodel inspiration

Here are some great ideas to consider while planning your Fall kitchen remodel: Use patterns in your kitchen backsplash tile. This can be prominent, or subtle, as in using subway tiles. They are read more...
Fall kitchen remodel inspiration

Solutions to kitchen storage, the modern day problem!

A few hundred years ago, homeowners had less "stuff" to store, but no one seems to want to go back to those "good old days", so we need to tackle the storage problem. Kitchens are notorious for read more...
Solutions to kitchen storage, the modern day problem!

A kitchen for entertaining

If your kitchen just doesn't work for hosting dinner guests, maybe it's time to renovate; if your kitchen layout, appliances and even the faucet are so unappealing that the thought of planning and read more...
A kitchen for entertaining