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…
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…
Here at Kitchen Kraft, we understand that a client needs more than a kitchen designer. Anyone can tell you something looks nice, but if current problems are not solved it doesn’t matter how it looks. We can’t tell you how many times a client has brought us a competitor’s designs without a dishwasher in the plan. This alone is a major problem and though we don’t like to point these things out, we already know there is a problem because they have sought us out, designs in-hand, asking for…
Remodeling your kitchen is an exciting time to plan the kitchen of your dreams. When working with your designer, why not think outside the box? Don’t get stuck on a monochromatic color palette and don’t be afraid to spice things up a little bit. A small touch of differentiation in décor can make a world of difference in the end product. Here are a three simple kitchen designs to consider when you’re planning your kitchen remodel.
Okay, maybe not pink, but think color! The kitchen is the…
With summer coming to an end, it’s time to prepare for fall. Here’s our favorite kitchen recipe for Caramel Apples, a fall favorite!
5 ripe, red apples
1 pound soft, store-bought caramels
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
5 wooden skewers
1. Begin by washing the apples and removing their stems. Stick the wooden skewers securely into the stem end of the apples.
2. Boil some water in the bottom of a double boiler. Unwrap the caramels, and place them in the top of the double boiler…
While kitchen design styles and trends come and go with the seasons, there is one look that has been a crowd pleaser since the mid 1900s: beautiful white wood kitchen cabinets. Depending on other kitchen décor, wood cabinets can often date a room if they are not paired with a modern counter top, backsplash or kitchen accessories. However, white cabinets offer flexibility, ultimately leaving a blank slate for design, which makes them one of the most popular choices for our clients at Kitchen Kraft.
Another benefit of white cabinets is…
We’ve all had that moment when we’re at a friend’s house and they tell us a simple kitchen trick that their grandmother told them long ago. If, at one point or another, you struggled to boil water or couldn’t quite figure out why your chicken always stuck to the frying pan, you probably would have appreciated these simple tricks for a smoother kitchen experience.
While being a top chef may not be on your radar, spare your “Dang, I wish I knew that” moments with these 10 simple steps to…
Kitchen clutter seems to accumulate on its own, and it can make functioning in the kitchen efficiently nearly impossible. Here are some tips to tame the clutter:
Create a zone for all the paper that comes into the home. If there isn’t a desk in the kitchen, assign a small cabinet. Outfit it with baskets to collect keys, mail and schoolwork. Attaching a simple cork or chalkboard surface to the inside of the door creates a convenient place to corral important notes and reminders. Clear the surfaces every night. The…
Thinking of selling your home? A Columbus kitchen remodel, big or small, will deliver the biggest return on your investment. After location, the kitchen is the biggest driver behind buyers’ decisions.
Remodeling your kitchen to sell your home, however, requires some strategic planning and an objective eye for design. This is not the time to build your dream kitchen because you will want your choices to have wide appeal.
When planning a remodel, take into account what other kitchens in the area look like. A home for sale with a…