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Bathroom Layouts that Really Work

The Kitchen Master | November 7, 2016

There are few rules for bathroom layouts. But there are some principles to keep in mind. The bathroom is the most used room in your home. Whether it’s pint-sized or fit for a king, you should be concerned about function as well as aesthetics. Sensible Bathroom Plans Modern bathroom floor plans often incorporate “zones” in […]

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Kitchen Cabinet Ideas to Reshape Your Space

The Kitchen Master | October 31, 2016

If your kitchen cabinets prompt you to yawn or, worse yet, hang your head in shame, there’s no need to despair. With just a little planning, a pinch of creativity, and a direction to guide your remodel efforts, you can have a trendy new space with minimal effort. Your budget plays a part, but your shopping […]

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Our Favorite Bathroom Makeovers Have Different Personalities

The Kitchen Master | October 24, 2016

Today’s best bathroom makeovers follow no formulas. In fact, today’s best designers are as apt to break a few rules as they are to subscribe to old familiar strains when it comes to “acceptable” style. There are, of course, considerations of function, budget and good taste. But, beyond that, this is a time — and […]

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Kitchen and Bath Trends Offer a ‘Garden of Delights’

The Kitchen Master | October 17, 2016

Walking through the landscape of kitchen and bath design trends today is like following a winding path through a garden, with many wonderful options to tempt you. Feel free to pick from what appeals to you — and you alone: Color Color preferences are personal. That’s why some people have closets filled with red, while others […]

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Avoid Sticker Shock With Your Kitchen or Bath Renovation

The Kitchen Master | October 11, 2016

The primary factors influencing a budget for a kitchen or bath renovation are: Size of the space Choices that you make Scope of the project Our experience in designing thousands of projects finds that the most common reason why projects go over budget is that our clients select finishes and products that are at the […]

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Go Green: Think Sustainable for your Kitchen Remodeling Project

The Kitchen Master | October 4, 2016

These days, no one questions your desire to find good-looking, economical, sustainable, energy-saving fixtures and materials for your home. Despite what Kermit the Frog may say, it’s not so hard to be “green” these days! If you’re planning a kitchen remodel for your Chicago suburban home, what are some of the best ways to incorporate […]

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25 Great Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

The Kitchen Master | October 3, 2016

If you’re like most of us, planning a kitchen remodel can prompt a lot of “I want that” items. That’s okay. Why not spend some time creating your wish list; include the practical as well as the trendy. Then add some things purely for fun! If you work with a professional designer, chances are you can […]

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Luxury Kitchen Designs to Love

The Kitchen Master | September 29, 2016

If a gourmet helping of heart of the home style and convenience is what sets your heart aflutter, then you might want to layer on the luxury in your kitchen. You’ll find plenty of available options in appliances, cabinetry, materials and design, whether you want a contemporary dazzler or a traditionally detailed show stopper. Here’s […]

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Why the “during” is as important at “before” or “after” the remodel

The Kitchen Master | September 22, 2016

When you are looking to hire a remodeler, you’re usually drawn in by the before-and-after pictures and by the potential of your new space. While those photos are attractive and grab your attention, BEWARE — they don’t tell the whole story. What happens in the time between those before-and-after photos is just as important as […]

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5 Favorite Kitchen Designs from Our Photo Gallery

The Kitchen Master | September 15, 2016

Even though we don’t play favorites, we do have some favorites among the hundreds of kitchen remodels and installations we have completed for Chicago area homeowners. We at The Kitchen Master wanted to share some of our recent projects with you, and thought you might be interested in knowing just why some kitchen renovations seem […]

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