Designing an Entertainment Center

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Do you want to upgrade the way you watch movies or play video games in your home? Well, with an entertainment center, you can. At the same time, you’re adding unique storage solutions for a variety of different electronics, accessories, and other belongings. Read on to find out more about entertainment centers and how The Kitchen Center can help you design the perfect one. What is an entertainment center? An entertainment center is essentially a shelving unit that is designed to house your television plus a variety of other entertainment equipment and accessories. This may include: TV box or receiver (as required to watch cable, for example)DVD or Blu-Ray playerDVDs and Blu-RaysOne or more video game consolesVideo gamesBoard games or tabletop gamesAccessories such as remotes, controllers, and HDMI cables Entertainment…
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Designing the Perfect Kitchen Island

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When remodeling a kitchen, adding an island in the center of the room is a popular design choice. Kitchen islands can serve as a great visual focal point for the room as well as being a practical addition. If you’d like to add an island to your kitchen remodel, then here are some things to think about when designing it. The countertop The surface of your kitchen island will likely be the first thing that people notice about it when they enter the room, so it needs to suit the style of the room while also standing out. You could use the exact same style of countertop as the rest of your kitchen to create a uniform look, or you could choose something contrasting to make it stand out. For…
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Pairing Your Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops

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Selecting your kitchen cabinets and countertops are big decisions when it comes to remodeling your kitchen. If these two elements clash with each other, then it could throw off the design of the whole room. So, you should always bear the other one in mind when choosing one of these design elements. It might be that you decide what you want your cabinets to look like, for example, and then use that as a reference point when selecting your countertops. Read on for some tips on how to pair your kitchen cabinets and countertops… Decide what your focal point will be You should always design a room with a focal point in mind. When done right, this will be the element that someone’s eye is naturally drawn to when they…
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A Guide to Adding An Additional Bathroom

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Adding an extra bathroom to your home can have lots of advantages. You’re less likely to have to wait for someone else to finish showering or getting ready before you can use the bathroom, especially helping to save time in the morning. It can also be an added attraction for house hunters, helping you to sell your home quicker and improve your home value if you decide to move house. But how do you go about planning and adding an additional bathroom? The Kitchen Center can help you design custom bathroom cabinets and more to give you your dream bathroom. Here are some considerations to take when adding an extra bathroom… Choose the location The first thing you’ll need to decide is where your extra bathroom is going to go.…
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Remodeling Your Home for Resale

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A popular investment is to buy a house that needs a lot of work, fix it up, and then sell it for a profit. But even if your house is in good condition, some simple remodeling can help you get a higher price on the market when you decide to sell. If you’re planning on selling your house, then read on for some tips on how to remodel it to increase your resale value and attract more buyers. Improve your curb appeal First impressions matter when it comes to buying and selling houses. If the front of your home is unattractive, then this could influence the opinion of potential buyers before they’ve even stepped foot inside your home. Simple things like tidying up the front yard or applying a fresh…
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Mixing and Matching Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

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There are lots of different styles to choose from when it comes to your kitchen cabinet handles. Do you want long pull bars, which can offer a contemporary aesthetic, or small cup pulls for a more rustic, farmhouse appeal? The hardware you choose is important for both style and functionality. They must look good while also feeling comfortable to use. Different types of cabinet hardware First, let’s look at some of your options when it comes to choosing the hardware for your kitchen cabinets. Here are some of the most popular styles: Round knobsSquare knobsBar pullsCup pullsBin pullsLatch pullsFinger pulls Should you mix and match your cabinet hardware? If you’re looking to add some variety to your kitchen’s design, then you don’t just have to settle for a single style…
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The Best Materials for Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

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Are you looking to upgrade your kitchen cabinets? Whether you’re doing an entire kitchen remodel or are looking for low-cost ways to enhance the style of the room, new cabinet hardware is an important purchase. Which material should you go for? Here are some of the most popular choices to consider. Chrome Chrome is a stand-out hardware material that can be suited to either modern or traditional kitchen styles. The metal core is coated with a chromium veneer, typically with either a polished or brushed finish. Polished chrome hardware has a shiny, reflective finish that can look really nice, although it is more likely to show up smudges and fingerprints, so may require more frequent cleaning. Brushed chrome, on the other hand, has more of a matte finish so can…
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Reach-In vs. Walk-In Closets

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Do you want to upgrade the closet space in your home? Or perhaps you’re designing your dream home and are wondering what kind of closet system is right for you. Walk-in closets and reach-in closets are the two most popular styles of closets for you to choose from. We’ll provide a quick guide on the differences between walk-in and reach-in closets, and the benefits of each. What’s the difference? The names of these two types of closets are pretty self-explanatory. A walk-in closet is essentially a small room, so you can literally walk into your closet and have all your clothes, shoes, and other stored belongings around you. A reach-in closet, on the other hand, has less space and is usually made up of a mixture of shelves, drawers, and…
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What Kind of Door Should Your Closet Have?

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The great thing about custom closet systems is that they can be completely personalized to suit your needs, preferences, and the space you have available. But it’s not just the space inside the closet that matters; the door to your closet also deserves some consideration. Here are a few of the most popular doorway options when it comes to designing your custom closet. Hinge doors The most common closet door is a regular hinge or swing door, just like most of the doors in your home. Depending on the size of your closet, you could either have single or double swinging doors. Since doors typically swing outward from your closet, you need to make sure that you have plenty of space to open the door and that nothing is placed…
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Hands-Free Technology for Your Kitchen and Bathroom

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The kitchen and the bathroom are the two rooms in any house where hygiene is of the utmost importance. If your hands are dirty and covered in harmful bacteria, after handling raw meat or scrubbing the toilet, for example, then the last thing you want to do is touch a load of surfaces and spread the bacteria. This is where smart, hands-free technology can really help you out. Let’s look at some of the different types of hands-free tech you could add to your kitchen or bathroom. Hands-free faucets You’ve probably used these in public places like restaurants, airports, or shopping malls, for example. Hands-free faucets have a sensor that detects movement. This allows them to automatically start running water when they detect someone’s hands being placed underneath the faucet.…
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