Tag Archives : kitchen

Kitchen exhaust hoods

Have you had the experience of cooking a delicious meal, only to have the cooking odors linger long after the food has been enjoyed? That means you need an upgrade on the exhaust fan. Don't settle read more...
Kitchen exhaust hoods

Is it time to update your kitchen cabinets?

Things to consider when it is "that time" for those cabinets to gracefully go. Number one is, do you like the layout, but want more storage options, such as pull out shelves in the lower cabinets, read more...
Is it time to update your kitchen cabinets?

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?

Five things to consider when planning your kitchen remodel

We all love our homes, but deep down inside, we know that someday it will be sold. So when planning the next remodel, think about what appeals to your friends and visitors; you don't want to remodel read more...
Five things to consider when planning your kitchen remodel

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?

Happy kitchens!

An open, airy kitchen provides a cheery space for family and guests to congregate before and after meals. Generally, kitchens are becoming less formal and much simpler than in years past. Clean read more...
Happy kitchens!

If you’d rather cook at home than eat out . . .

Studies are showing that more and more Americans are opting to eat at home instead of dining out. This means that the kitchen is taking on a more important role for the family. Convenient read more...
If you’d rather cook at home than eat out . . .

Every kitchen can use updated cabinets!

Unless, of course, you just had yours done! Color, style and built-in conveniences are what make the cabinets, and with constant use, they can begin to show their wear. New cabinets will read more...
Every kitchen can use updated cabinets!

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 make kitchen cabinets functional

Every kitchen has cabinets, but not every kitchen has useful cabinets. Think about it; how many pans do you have to sort through to get the one you want? Is the bowl you need to make cookies in the read more...
How to make kitchen cabinets functional

Outdoor kitchens are popular for summer entertaining

Whatever your budget, an outdoor kitchen can be built to fit. Sometimes, it's a simple deck with a roof and portable barbecue; for others, it can be nearly as elaborate as the indoor kitchen, read more...
Outdoor kitchens are popular for summer entertaining

What every dining room needs

Easy access to the kitchen! And a great dining set, of course. Because of the fast-paced lifestyle of so many families, dining rooms have become a virtual extension of the kitchen. This allows the read more...
What every dining room needs

Before and after photos of a Bellingham kitchen remodel

This homeowner wanted to modernize their outdated kitchen cabinets and countertops. The orginal cabinet doors were a plain white with the method of opening consisted of hooking the fingers under the read more...
Before and after photos of a Bellingham kitchen remodel

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?

Improving the kitchen with new tile backsplash

Sometimes you just have to have a room gutted to the walls and completely re-done. Either it is seriously outdated, or designed in a period style you just can't live with  . . . or the layout just read more...
Improving the kitchen with new tile backsplash