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The Evolution of the Kitchen Backsplash

The kitchen backsplash started with a functional purpose, to protect the wall from splatters and stained food.  Tile backsplashes have become common and glass tile backsplashes are one of the hottest kitchen trends today.  Like most functional items the backsplash has evolved into a unifying element in kitchen design.  Glass tile is surprisingly universal and can be used in transitional, classical and modern design.  What started out as a protective wall covering is becoming a design statement.  Check out the use of glass tiles in these three kitchens.

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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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Everything You Need to Know About Microwave Drawers

There are many reasons to remodel a kitchen.  Here at Kitchen Kraft we often hear homeowners say they need more counter space or storage.   The microwave drawer is a great way to save on counter space and can be a great addition to any kitchen remodel.

Where to install a microwave drawer?  Some homeowners like to have them tucked away in the island while others prefer to have them installed along the perimeter cabinets.  Remember the kitchen triangle and think about how it would work in your everyday kitchen…

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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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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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Mudroom Must-Haves

 

Mudrooms are areas where we transition from outside to inside and have been gaining popularity in home remodeling the last few years. Many people consider the mudroom to be a hallway next to or off of the kitchen or laundry. A good mudroom location is near an entry to the outside that connects to the rest of the home. The perfect mudroom ultimately depends on the needs of the family. Not every homeowner wants their mudroom next to their laundry, but there are some options that every homeowner should…

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Kitchen Kraft: More Than a Kitchen Designer

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…

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