How to Mix Kitchen Design Styles

The Kitchen Master | July 17, 2017

Just as home decor is more interesting when owners choose to add a treasured family antique to a contemporary living room, hang a piece of modern art in a traditional dining room, or balance sleek chrome and leather chairs with a rustic reclaimed French farmhouse table, a kitchen with a mix of styles is a hot trend. […]

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Is Grey the New Black for Kitchen Designs?

The Kitchen Master | May 29, 2017

We don’t believe that the “little black dress” or the string of pearls will ever disappear from stylish women’s wardrobes. Nor would we ever suggest that stainless steel and black granite (or black appliances) are going to disappear from modern kitchens. But we do acknowledge a new trend. Grey — from barely there cloudy pale to dark […]

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What’s the Obsession Behind Farmhouse Sinks?

The Kitchen Master | May 15, 2017

There’s a totally modern reason to love farmhouse sinks and it has little to do with nostalgia, although good looks are a part of their appeal. It’s a matter of practicality, plain and simple. Farmhouse sinks, also known as apron-front sinks, are usually designed to be larger and deeper than a standard single or double […]

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Remodeling with an Open Floor Plan Kitchen in Mind

The Kitchen Master | April 24, 2017

Open plan kitchens can be “Oh, so stylish” today and still offer all the charm and convenience of Grandma’s kitchen, including space for your whole family and lots of friends to gather. It takes a bit of planning, but if you’re planning a kitchen renovation, why not get in touch with your inner social animal […]

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Planning a Streamlined Kitchen Design for Your Upcoming Renovation

The Kitchen Master | April 10, 2017

Streamlined kitchens can also be termed “purpose-built” spaces — they are designed to function well and look attractive, whether in use or at rest. These modern kitchen spaces are perfectly attuned to the needs of one chef or a multitude of cooks and cleanup helpers. They are uniquely suited to specific situations and to owner preferences. […]

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How to Choose Your Kitchen Countertop Material

The Kitchen Master | March 27, 2017

There’s no doubt about it. Kitchen countertops must withstand a lot of use and some occasional abuse. There aren’t a lot of materials that can do that day after day and year after year without showing it. The good news is that kitchen counters are more durable — and more beautiful — than they have […]

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Selecting Finishes for Your Kitchen Remodel Project

The Kitchen Master | March 6, 2017

There was a time when kitchen design was not even a consideration. But that was a long time ago. Today, many kitchens are integrated with living space and are apt to be more gathering spot than serious work center. Even in homes where the kitchen occupies a room of its own, it is used for many different […]

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Kitchen Remodeling for Older Homes

The Kitchen Master | February 20, 2017

When there are a lot of functions that must be packed into a single space, it can be challenging, no matter what size space there is to work with. Kitchen remodeling can be especially difficult in older homes, not only because of space considerations, but also because older electrical wiring, heating and plumbing may be inadequate […]

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Budgeting for a Kitchen Remodel

The Kitchen Master | February 13, 2017

If you’re planning a kitchen update for your suburban Chicago home, you might be wondering if 2017 is your year. A survey undertaken by Houzz, the popular online design site, tracked cost trends for remodel projects. More than 120,000 Houzzers responded voluntarily, including 70,000 who completed a project in 2015. The results were enlightening, but maybe […]

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Adapt Different Kitchen Design Styles to Your Lifestyle

The Kitchen Master | January 23, 2017

Taking on a kitchen remodeling project can be a bit daunting on your own. You might have some anxiety about your project looking like an amateur attempt. However, today’s blog post is here to tell you to put those fears away! Just because you’re a bit unsure of where to start doesn’t mean you’re not […]

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