DEFINE YOUR REMODEL

A kitchen remodel can fall into one of two broad categories: a remove and replace, or a complete remodel. Understanding which remodel your planning for your home will help you determine your project objectives, develop your kitchen plan, and create your budget. Remove and replace The remove and replace is the most common type of […] Read more

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ESTABLISHING A BUDGET

Budgeting the Kitchen When planning a remodel, the kitchen usually consumes more attention, energy, finances and complex decision making than any other room. Because this room is often the busiest in the house, it is important to budget enough finances, as well as mental attention to the planning process. With proper financial support, a renovated […] Read more

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CREATING AN IDEA FILE

To ensure that your new kitchen is exactly what you want, take some time to envision the kind of space you would love to live, work, and eat in. Is it light and airy? Is it dramatic with high contrast? Also, think about what features you would like your kitchen to have. Do you like […] Read more

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COLORS, TEXTURE, & MATERIALS

Choosing the perfect color for your home is a very big challenge for most individuals. The issue can get even more complicated when all opinions from family members come into play. To help simplify the problem and to achieve a look, feel, and style for your home that is a reflection of your own personality, […] Read more

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THE WORK TRIANGLE

What is the Work Triangle? The work triangle is an important element of kitchen design and functionality because it relates to the efficiency of movement within the kitchen. The triangle’s three points connect at the center of the sink refrigerator, and range or cooktop. The system is designed to keep all the major workstations near […] Read more

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UNDERSTANDING NEEDS & LIFESTYLE

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home. It can be command central: the gathering space often referred to as “the heart of the home.” So when a kitchen remodel is considered, the layout and functionality must realistically reflect your needs, personality, and lifestyle. To accomplish this goal, the layout must […] Read more

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KITCHEN LAYOUTS & THE WORK TRIANGLE

When redesigning your kitchen, one of the first things to consider is the layout. The kitchen’s layout is determined by the arrangement of the countertop, major appliances and storage areas. The goal is to design an arrangement that fits your space requirements and is a highly functional, efficient, and physically comfortable. Today, kitchens are generally […] Read more

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DESIGN ELEMENTS

Understanding basic rules of interior design will help you create a space that looks and functions well. The elements of design are the basic tools used for designing an interior space, and the design principles act as rules to make effective use of the tools. First, knowledge of the basic elements is needed to understand the principles. […] Read more

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DESIGN PRINCIPLES

A basic understanding of the elements and principles of interior design will allow you to create the best solution for a space in need. The elements and principles are the building blocks for creating a beautiful and inspired room. The elements are the basic components or tools that you work with and the principles guide […] Read more

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