If you’re like most homeowners here in The Fox Valley Area, you spend a great deal of time in your kitchen, and in that time, you’re not just cooking, eating and cleaning up. A compelling study by the Research Institute for Cooking & Kitchen Intelligence reports that nearly 20 percent of homeowners spend an average of three hours per day…
To help you better prepare to renovate your kitchen, reduce your anxiety and familiarize yourself with the remodel process, our showroom typically uses a five-step approach to a kitchen renovation. Step 1 is the initial meeting in our showroom. We want to get to know you, what you like (and what you dislike about your present kitchen),…
Making the Most of Your Kitchen or Bath Investment
A kitchen or Bath remodel is a big deal – it is a significant financial investment and also requires a lot of time and energy. We work very hard to give our clients a continuous return on their investment and recommend capitalizing on the following trends to build value that will stand the test of time.
- White is it. White kitchens could not be hotter right now. Two thirds of National Kitchen and Bath Association members report that white is their number one choice for cabinets. That’s an increase of 20% from two years ago.
- Stainless steel is everywhere. While you can’t go wrong with Stainless appliances, manufacturers are producing black stainless and white glass like appliance panels.
- Once granite counter tops were considered a luxury, now they are commonplace, and we’re seeing counter tops in a variety of other materials that include quartz, soapstone, concrete and glass.
- There’s a revolution going on in lighting. The price of LED lamps continues to fall, providing a perfect combination of form and function.
- Hands free faucets continue to capture client attention. Imagine how great it could be when you hands have been kneading dough and your faucet automatically turns on without have to dirty the handle?
- Transitional designs continue to dominate. This marriage of traditional and contemporary furniture, finishes, materials and fabrics results in a classic and timeless look.
Everyone knows that the kitchen is a central meeting place in the home, but do you have to be limited by size? Absolutely not. Our showroom has designed numerous smaller spaces and showed our customers how they can make the most of the space that they have. Here are several suggestions you can use to make a smaller space appear…