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.
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.
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…
This Westerville, OH kitchen remodel was for a couple who love to cook and entertain. The couple hoped to remove a wall and combine their kitchen and living room for a more open layout. They also wanted to install an island that had a prep space and seating. The couple had a long list of appliances they wanted in their dream kitchen. A kitchen designer from Kitchen Kraft helped them create a design that incorporated all of their appliance needs and create the open floor plan they desired.
The kitchen backsplash can sometimes be an overlooked aspect of the kitchen design. Here's how to choose the best backsplash based on your kitchen design.
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…
The Kitchen Designers at Kitchen Kraft reviewed their last year of kitchen remodels and created a list of the top kitchen remodeling trends for 2015.
Transitional Design – This type of kitchen is on the rise. Many homeowners want some elements of classical design, but mixed with modern conveniences. An apron-front sink with a dishwasher is one example of transitional design.
Painted Kitchen Cabinets – These are still popular. White and gray kitchen cabinets with white and gray countertops are a top trend for 2015. Also a hot trend…
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…
The kitchen sink is an integral part of the functionality of any kitchen. There are many types of sinks to choose from and stainless steel is a popular choice. Many homeowners love the longevity and durability of a stainless steel sink. If you are thinking of replacing your sink in a full scale kitchen remodel or even updating your countertop, here are some things to consider about stainless steel sinks.
Material – Stainless steel is a steel that has been combined with other elements to create properties it would…
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…
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…