Tag Archives : 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This homeowner wanted to modernize their outdated kitchen cabinets and countertops.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 Either it is seriously outdated, or designed in a period style you just can't live with  .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

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

How to get a clutter-free kitchen

Shelves and cabinets are the ultimate answer to clearing up your countertops, but then you probably knew that already, right? The solution really is to know how and where to implement storage read more...
How to get a clutter-free kitchen

Opening up the kitchen to the dining and living spaces

Create an open floor plan with good flow by opening up the kitchen to the dining and living areas. This not only makes moving from one area to another easier, but makes the rooms feel much larger - read more...
Opening up the kitchen to the dining and living spaces

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!

Countertop materials and styles

So, you love the look of marble or stone, but your bank account loves laminate. Are you doomed to have countertops you hate? Definitely not! Modern laminate colors and patterns come in an infinite read more...
Countertop materials and styles

Kitchen faucets are where it’s at

Kitchen faucets are a stylish and functional focal point in for the kitchen. With the many stylish options available today, they can draw the eye. With a wide range of finish options and accessories, read more...
Kitchen faucets are where it’s at

What you wish you knew about kitchen sinks and faucets

The faucet should be tall enough to fit everything you need it to! It's aggravating to have to fill a small container and pour into the tall container. Make sure your faucet is tall enough for your read more...
What you wish you knew about kitchen sinks and faucets

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

Kitchen pantry ideas

If you are a well-organized type of person, you must have a pantry in your kitchen! The ability to find just the right ingredients and utensils you want, when you want them, will work wonders for read more...
Kitchen pantry ideas

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!

What defines a great kitchen?

Indeed. What is the difference between a nice kitchen and a great kitchen? Two things, basically; a great kitchen is one that works for the way you use it, and it will be both practical and read more...
What defines a great kitchen?

Pantry ideas for difficult kitchens

Not every home has an ideal spot to plop a kitchen pantry in; however with some thought, there are many clever ways to create pantry space.  Reclaim room from a hall closet that is next to the read more...
Pantry ideas for difficult kitchens

Are you a gourmet cook?

If you are serious about how your food is prepared, then you are no doubt meticulous in selecting your kitchen layout and appliances. An epicurean's kitchen is usually equipped with read more...
Are you a gourmet cook?

Small house, great solutions!

If your house suffers from small house syndrome, be assured that it can be remodeled to be the house of your dreams. Kitchen cupboards can be designed to go all the way to the ceiling; even if the read more...
Small house, great solutions!

Great kitchen remodeling ideas

There are so many ways to customize a kitchen, it might seem overwhelming at first. Here are some ideas to help narrow down those cabinet options: Kitchen cabinets can have a contrasting color in read more...
Great kitchen remodeling ideas

Kitchen backsplash ideas

Have you sometimes felt that kitchens are almost as wet as bathrooms? Maybe, if you require the kids to take turns washing the dishes, and just maybe they'd rather not. The area around the sink read more...
Kitchen backsplash ideas

Kitchen storage ideas

First off, use the space you have; just because the standard cabinets from the store stop 6 inches below the ceiling, doesn't mean that has to be lost space. How about having custom cabinets built read more...
Kitchen storage ideas