Replacing vs. Refinishing Your Cabinets

Kitchens
Are your kitchen cabinets looking a little old and worn? Or are you just ready for a new and updated style? Whatever your motivation for getting new cabinets, stop for a moment and consider your options. You could replace your kitchen or bathroom cabinets entirely, or you could simply have them refinished. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each of these options to help you decide which is right for you. Refinishing cabinets The main reasons why people choose to refinish or reface their kitchen cabinets over replacing them is because it is cheaper and involves less hassle. But it won’t be the best choice for everyone. If your cabinets are high quality and not too old or damaged, then a fresh stain or coat of paint could…
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Kitchen Design Trends for 2022

Kitchens
Are you planning a kitchen remodel in 2022? There are lots of design aspects to consider when remodeling your kitchen, and it can be hard making your mind up on them all. To help guide your design plans and give you some new ideas, here are some of the up and coming kitchen design trends for 2022. Ditch the cabinetry hardware Those looking for a sleeker and perhaps more minimalist design will like this one. People are ditching bulky and obtrusive hardware for recessed handles or push-open cabinet doors. These are still easy to operate and create a smooth, streamline look across your whole kitchen. Bigger and better islands Islands are great focal points for kitchens, both stylish and functional. They’re continuing to grow in popularity as people are opting…
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Why choose an open plan kitchen?

Kitchens
What tends to be the central hub of your home when you’re relaxing with family or entertaining guests? Is it the kitchen? The living room? The dining room? Well, you don’t have to choose just one if you opt for an open plan kitchen in your home. Open plan living is an increasingly popular trend, allowing you to have one larger space that consists of the kitchen and dining room, for example, without a wall in between. The kitchen, living room, and dining room are all popular spaces to open up and merge together. Let’s look at some advantages and design tips to help you decide on your open plan kitchen. Why choose an open plan kitchen? There are lots of great benefits an open plan kitchen offers in your…
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Keep Mold Out of Your Bathroom Cabinets

Kitchens
Mold and the spores that cause it love warm and damp conditions. That makes your bathroom the ideal environment, especially in those small, dark corners that get little-to-no ventilation. Unfortunately, that leaves your bathroom cabinets especially at risk of developing mold and mildew. To help you avoid this potentially stinky situation, here are some tips to help you keep mold out of your bathroom cabinets. Preventing mold from growing in your bathroom cabinets It helps to consider the risk of mold from the beginning when remodeling your bathroom. Look for materials, paints, and finishes for your custom bathroom cabinets that help to resist moisture and mold growth. The next step is ventilating your bathroom and cabinets. Leaving a window open or running a fan during and after a shower will…
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Designing A Minimalist Kitchen

Kitchens
Trends come and go in home design. One current trend that embodies contemporary design is minimalism. This is characterized by simplicity, a lack of clutter, and clean lines. If you think minimalism is the way to go for your kitchen remodel, then read on for some ideas on how to create a minimalist kitchen. Plain colors For the most part, solid colors are used in the design of minimalist kitchens over patterned stone and other materials. There may be a single exception in the room, used as the key focal point that grabs the eye. A kitchen island with patterned granite may be used, for example. Other than this, solid colors like black, white, and gray are common. Clean, sharp lines The lines of each element in a minimalist kitchen…
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