2014 Kitchen Remodeling Trends


Hot Trend in Kitchen Remodeling: Painted Cabinets

Painted cabinets are a hot item in kitchen remodeling. While stained cabinets remain popular, many homeowners are considering all painted cabinets or a mixture of the two. In recent years, the paint color selection has gotten much larger and cabinet manufacturers have taken note.  Our cabinet manufacturers are now offering all of the Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore colors in stock, semi-custom and custom cabinets.

There are many advantages to purchasing painted cabinets.  Cabinet manufacturers have the ability to do what is called a “custom color match”.  This means…

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More Mudroom Must-Haves

Mudrooms offer a transitional space in the home to alleviate clutter and dirt from entering the home. They are becoming more popular and are a great addition to any home. We wrote a blog on this topic, before, but as they increase in popularity we realized we needed to give our readers more tips. Here are a few more mudroom must-haves for your home:

Go Vertical for Storage: Mudrooms are typically a small space with big demands. Storage for a wide range of items is usually needed (such as…

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Transitional Kitchen Design

When it comes to home remodeling, many homeowners like to consult with two or three design remodel firms.  This couple had met with one Columbus design firm, but felt they had not investigated all of their options.  They attended the Central Ohio Remodel Expo and met with a designer at Kitchen Kraft.  They shared their wish list which included new kitchen cabinets, granite counters, tile backsplash, under cabinet lighting, and hardwood flooring.

The designer worked with the couple to learn what kitchen layout would best work with their lifestyle.  After…

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Countertop Edges: The Different Types of Countertop Edges and What You Need to Know

 

Your countertop is one of the most used items in the kitchen.  In comparison to all of the other decisions that are made during home remodeling, choosing your countertop edge may not seem high on the list of functionally important items, but it should be.  In addition to countertop material, the edge will affect daily functionality.  There are numerous countertop edges; we’ve listed the five most common countertop edges below and the pros and cons to each.

Squared:  The boring name of this countertop edge is deceptive since the…

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5 Things to Know About Kitchen Work Triangles

5 Things to Know About Kitchen Work Triangles

1. The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) defines a “work triangle” as an invisible line that runs from the center of the sink to the cook top surface, to the refrigerator, and back to the sink center. The NBKA also suggests that all three sides of the triangle be no longer than 26 feet, or that the distance between any two points be between 4 and 9 feet.  If the distances between points are too small it can feel cramped. However, if the distances are too long, cooking can get exhausting.

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Choosing The Right Kitchen Cabinets

This Columbus, Ohio homeowner envisioned her dream kitchen in a contemporary style. She built an addition to allow enough space for all of the must-haves on her list. One of the items on her list was dark wood cabinets with a contemporary door style. She was referred to designer Jim Deen of Kitchen Kraft, which is located in the Historical German Village area of downtown Columbus.

She met with Deen at the showroom and explained that she wanted dark wood kitchen cabinets. The two looked at stain samples and settled…

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2014 Kitchen Remodeling Trends

The top 5 kitchen remodeling trends for 2014 are pointing towards neutral tones and functional spaces. White and gray cabinets, stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, maximizing existing spaces and a mudroom are a few of the popular kitchen remodeling trends.

Painted cabinets are becoming more popular. Wood stains are still good, but the stains can go in and out of style quickly.  Neutral tones are becoming popular because they can play into many different designs and personalities.  Shades of gray and white are dominating kitchen design in 2014.  Gray and…

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