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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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Traditional Kitchen Remodel: Powell, Ohio

The owners of this Powell, OH kitchen remodel were interested in maximizing their kitchen storage, updating their appliances and keeping a traditional design style.  They met a kitchen designer at the Central Ohio Remodeling Expo who helped them see storage opportunities, select appliances, and keep the style they wanted.

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First the designer showed them that by removing their soffit they could use a taller wall cabinet which would give them extra storage.  He also suggested removing the small office area off the kitchen and replacing it…

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3 Small Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen Without Breaking the Bank

Upgrading your kitchen should be an enjoyable experience, but it can easily be a frustrating and costly experience.  With a little bit of research and these tips, you can find ways to avoid costly upgrades while adding functionality and flow to your everyday life.

Stock Cabinets:  When it comes to kitchen cabinets, stock does not mean available in the back warehouse.  Stock cabinets mean that the size of the box will not be altered by the manufacturer.  This is one way the manufacturer keeps their cost down, which in turn…

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Flooring Surfaces for Your Heated Flooring

Heated flooring has been rising in popularity the last few years.  A heated flooring system is very difficult to install once the floor has been installed.  The best time to install a heated flooring system is during a remodel.  Once you have chosen between an electrical or hydronic system you will need to select your flooring material. Here is a review of flooring options and how they work with a heated flooring system.

Tile – Tile is a great choice because is conducts and transfers heat.  Tile also maintains heat…

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Laundry Room Remodeling Tips

One trend we have noticed in our many years of experience is that homeowners are opting to remodel their homes rather than moving. With these remodels comes a need for more accessible features. This kind of remodeling is called “age-in-place remodeling”. Here are some tips for those interested in this type of remodeling.

Cabinets and counters should be near the washer and dryer for ease of transfer with wet or dry clothes.  Remember that this laundry room remodel is for your convenience, and the cabinet and counter layout will need…

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Kitchen Remodeling Tips – Kitchen Kraft

Kitchen remodeling is the most common remodeling task because kitchen designs tend to go in and out of style. An older home probably has a kitchen that was in vogue at the time, but now seems inefficient. A kitchen remodel can seem like a large task, but with some patience and help, it doesn’t have to be extremely difficult. We’ll break down some of the most important things to keep in mind when remodeling your kitchen to make it a little easier on you.

The first step is planning. Have…

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Dublin Ohio Mudroom Remodel

Dublin Mudroom Remodel

This Dublin, Ohio client worked with Senior Designer Trish Takacs of Kitchen Kraft to redesign her laundry room into a mudroom.  The client’s family had grown and the current laundry room was short on storage and did not meet her family’s needs.  There was a need for much more storage for coats, shoes and cleaning supplies.  The current space also housed a doggy shower that the client also needed to have incorporated into the space.

Takacs knew this design would be challenging, but was also intrigued by…

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Utilizing Grabill Cabinets in a Westerville, Ohio Home

Kitchen design and custom cabinets require trust between the client and the designer.  This Westerville, Ohio client owned several other homes and knew that better cabinets existed.  He also knew he wanted kitchen cabinets that were “furniture quality” and more storage.  Jim Deen of Kitchen Kraft worked on this client’s kitchen remodel.  Deen recalled that, “The current space had potential to be amazing.”  Deen earned the client’s trust by showing him the potential with Grabill Cabinets.

The current kitchen cabinets were stained wood and featured an angled island with…

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Columbus Kitchen Remodel

Columbus Kitchen Remodel 2

The owners of this Columbus, OH home loved the location of their home, but wanted an open floor plan and a more functional kitchen.  They knew once they remodeled the kitchen that they would want to continue remodeling other areas including their master bath.  The couple asked friends and neighbors for referrals for a kitchen and bath designer and met with Jim Deen of Kitchen Kraft.  Deen remembered that in addition to wanting an open floor plan they also wanted a simple and elegant design with…

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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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