Tag Archives : kitchen

Upgrade your home for a mood changer

We all crave the creature comforts of a cozy, well-designed home. What changes would  make your home into your favorite place to be? For many, it is opening up the home by perhaps removing a  read more...
Upgrade your home for a mood changer

Here are 5 excellent reasons to take the plunge with the kitchen makeover

The kitchen is as much a family area as the dining or living room. Or even more so, depending on your family habits! Hence, you might as well make it as modern, well equipped and updated as you read more...
Here are 5 excellent reasons to take the plunge with the kitchen makeover

Ideas to improve small kitchens

Regardless of the size of the kitchen, the most important factor in renovating or creating new space is to determine how the space will be used. Ask yourself, how often do you prepare meals, read more...
Ideas to improve small kitchens

Is your home adequately ventilated?

Covid has dramatically intensified our daily cleaning routines, and when we clean, we often use chemicals that will kill the virus on surfaces, and these can impact air quality due to the volatility read more...
Is your home adequately ventilated?

Kitchen pantries

So many homes come with inadequate storage in the kitchen. Which is odd, considering our penchant for shopping at Costco, and we are all advised to keep supplies on hand for who-knows-what read more...
Kitchen pantries

What do you need to know for that kitchen remodel?

Here is an outline of the tasks you need to prioritize for your kitchen remodel: Determine what your kitchen needs and what you want but can do without. This will allow you to create your basic read more...
What do you need to know for that kitchen remodel?

Kitchen lighting ideas

Here is something to get you excited! Kitchen lighting is not the old-fashioned-straight forward method of installing a couple of florescent tube lights in the ceiling. That is so 70's! To do it read more...
Kitchen lighting ideas

Smart kitchen remodeling ideas

Color is very important to the whole appearance of your kitchen. If you are drawn to dramatic colors, it would be wise to resist the urge to go all out with that fav color, but to use it as an accent read more...
Smart kitchen remodeling ideas

What to do with all those awesome kitchen appliances?

Did you add to your kitchen appliance collection yesterday? There are so many amazing small appliances that can add to your cooking repertoire. Some of those appliances are not all that small! So read more...
What to do with all those awesome kitchen appliances?

Kitchen in desperate need of some work?

Every kitchen needs a make-over from time to time. Nothing lasts forever, and the way you use your kitchen may be totally different from the previous homeowner. Here are some ideas for a read more...
Kitchen in desperate need of some work?

Kitchen countertops – what works best for you?

OK, here are some of the options out there for you to peruse: Engineered or natural stone Thin or thick slabs Solid or patterned Don't get me started on selecting a color - that is so read more...
Kitchen countertops – what works best for you?

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!