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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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Designing a Guest Bathroom – The Must Haves

The Kitchen Master | April 3, 2017

Think of the best hotel experience you’ve ever had: Sparkling marble, a basket of sample grooming aids, fluffy robe and complimentary shower scuffs. If you’ve had that kind of memorable experience, why not cater to guests in your own home the same way? It’s easy to provide for those quality extras if you think about ideas […]

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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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Designing a Master Bathroom for Two

The Kitchen Master | March 20, 2017

If you hold a vision in your mind of the perfect bathroom, chances are it includes some luxury features as well as the standard grooming necessities. But if you’re designing a bathroom to share with another person, you might have varying needs to consider. Privacy as well as storage, visual appeal in addition to function can […]

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9 Upgrades You Need to Consider for Your Bath Remodel

The Kitchen Master | March 13, 2017

There are so many wonderful options when you plan a bathroom renovation that it’s sometimes hard to choose, right? Whether you’re planning to update your master bath, renovate a family bath or add a new bathroom in your home, you might want to consider some of the most popular options with homeowners across the country. […]

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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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Bathroom Remodeling: Tub vs. Shower

The Kitchen Master | February 27, 2017

It’s not a philosophical question. Rather, it may be a question of space or of cost. Or it might just be personal preference that dictates the choice of tub or shower. Common wisdom for decades has been that a tub-shower combination was the best way to satisfy everyone. Now that many homes have more than […]

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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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Bathroom Remodeling: All About Tubs

The Kitchen Master | February 6, 2017

It used to be that a tub in the home was a luxury. Those now seem like long ago times. Between the days of the “family tub” and the modern era, bathing styles seem to have come full circle. Still, the old standby of a tub-shower combination is the most common for homes with a […]

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