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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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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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Kitchen Design Trends 2017: A Mixed Bag of Delights

The Kitchen Master | January 9, 2017

New colors and a mix of styles and materials will influence the kitchen trends to watch for 2017. Go with your favorites! For 2017, you can go “back to the future” or embrace the best of the past — either way, you’ll be right in tune with the trends and capture the right vibe for […]

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Black and White Inspired Bathroom Ideas

The Kitchen Master | January 2, 2017

Although it’s a timeless combination, black and white bathroom decor is a new trend! The Kitchen Master can help you get it right for your remodel with some original black and white bathroom ideas. The graphic appeal of black and white can be a trendy and dramatic statement for a modern bathroom. By using traditional […]

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Cabinet Updates for a Glam Look

The Kitchen Master | December 28, 2016

If your kitchen cabinets are looking a little tired, why not restyle them to look younger and more glamorous? It’s easy, and it doesn’t have to involve a total kitchen redo. Be creative and think about the effects! Here are a handful of ways to brighten the look, create drama, and go easy on the […]

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Floor It: Best Choices for Your Home’s Bathroom

The Kitchen Master | December 19, 2016

Today, bathroom flooring is not limited to a choice between ceramic tile or linoleum. Seamless vinyl is still popular, cost-effective and functional. Porcelain or ceramic tile are classic choices, and the look can vary from Victorian to Euro-tech. But you are by no means limited to one or the other. If you’re planning a bathroom […]

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