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8 Kitchen Backsplash Trends for the Coming Year

The Kitchen Master | January 5, 2016

Here’s what’s just around the corner and destined to become popular for the next bright new looks in kitchen renovation: Reach for the Ceiling: Savvy designers are taking fabulous new tile walls all the way to the ceiling, making upper cabinets look as if they’re floating in a sea of color. Turn Up the Temperature: […]

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Bathroom Countertop Trends

The Kitchen Master | December 29, 2015

If you were asked to choose three words to describe bathroom countertop trends, how would you respond? According to all the experts, you would be right in step with the times if you said: Light Easy care Dramatic Bathrooms of the future will be every bit as stylish as any other room in the home, […]

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Common Kitchen Layout Problems and How to Overcome Them

The Kitchen Master | December 22, 2015

The size and existing floor plan of your kitchen do not necessarily dictate what it can become. In the hands of a creative kitchen designer, all sorts of possibilities can be considered, from purely cosmetic kitchen renovations to a complete overhaul that includes new cabinets, countertops, flooring and appliances. Whether you choose to remove walls […]

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Incorporating Simply White Into Your Home Remodel

The Kitchen Master | December 15, 2015

If you think of white as the absence of color, it may surprise you to realize that paint companies — all of them — have hundreds, if not thousands, of shades for you to choose from. It is not possible to simply ask for a can of white paint and be guaranteed to be happy […]

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3 Latest Kitchen Trends for 2016

The Kitchen Master | December 8, 2015

In December 2015, we detailed what we believed to be the most important trends in kitchen remodeling at the dawn of the new year. For the most part, we think our forecast was spot on, and that the same design preferences will continue to influence kitchen renovation projects in Chicago and elsewhere for the foreseeable […]

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How to Get the Master Bathroom of Your Dreams

The Kitchen Master | December 1, 2015

Master bathrooms should be equal parts efficiency and comforting spa. If your existing space doesn’t meet your expectations in terms of efficiency as well as self-indulgent retreat, is it time to revamp it? Planning a perfect master bath remodel can present a dilemma in terms of achieving the proper balance. Especially in older homes, the […]

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How Cabinet Refacing Can Change Your Entire Kitchen

The Kitchen Master | November 24, 2015

Some times all you need to revamp an entire wardrobe is a new jacket. Not only can it give you a warm feeling, but it will change the way you face the world, be easy on the budget, and let you keep favorite outfits you have come to love. The analogy may be just a […]

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Rustic Kitchens: Rooted in Tradition with a Modern Twist

The Kitchen Master | November 17, 2015

Do you dream of having a rustic kitchen that evokes the outdoors and offers comfort in a space filled with modern convenience? It’s possible, with just a bit of planning and forethought. Just What Constitutes Rustic? Rustic, in modern terms, doesn’t have to equate to a cabin in the woods, but reclaimed timbers, distressed wood […]

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How to Pick the Perfect Faucet for Your Kitchen Sink

The Kitchen Master | November 10, 2015

They all deliver water, but kitchen faucets come in many shapes and sizes, designed to work hard and look good under some demanding circumstances. Faucets also come in a wide range of prices, but even moderately priced kitchen faucets can be stylish and efficient. Modern faucets are the workhorses of the kitchen and, ideally, they […]

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Updating the Home: Trends Point to Personalization

The Kitchen Master | October 27, 2015

Trends in home design and kitchen and bath remodeling projects come and go, just as popular colors wax and wane and new labor-saving devices and gadgets become must-have additions to the room. It is as important to be aware of emerging trends as it is to suit yourself when planning a home renovation. What are […]

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