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Painted Versus Stained

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When it's time to choose the perfect cabinets for your kitchen, one of the decisions you will have to make is whether to choose painted or stained cabinets. Maybe that decision is one you have already made, and you know exactly which you will choose.  Perhaps you are still debating which option suits you best. If so, this information will hopefully make your choice a little clearer. First, it is important to understand that there is no right or wrong choice. Both painted and stained cabinets are excellent options and provide you with years of satisfaction. It really comes... Read more →
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Microwave Oven Options

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With today's busy lifestyles, microwave ovens are an important and frequently used kitchen appliance. Microwaves come in four basic designs ... portable, microwave/hood combination, built-in, and drawer microwave. Determining the best microwave for your kitchen or remodeling project needs to balance a number of factors, including cost, convenience, usage, and aesthetics. Portable microwaves are very common and are designed to be placed on countertops, portable carts, or on shelves in the kitchen cabinetry. A countertop microwave is typically inexpensive, requires no installation, and can be placed almost anywhere in the kitchen. On the downside, its countertop placement takes... Read more →
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Kitchen Sinks - Beyond the Basics

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We don’t often think about the kitchen sink in terms of anything glamorous. After all, its purpose is almost entirely utilitarian. It washes everything from dirty dishes to dirty hands. You may use your sink for basic things, but that doesn’t mean the sink itself has to be basic. Today’s kitchen sinks are created to not only look appealing but also make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. With options in accessories and sizes, your sink can have its own sense of style. More than just a basin for piling dirty dishes, today’s sinks offer... Read more →
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A Kitchen Remodel Costs How Much?

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If you are considering a kitchen remodel, you are probably giving a lot of thought to how much it will cost and what you can afford to spend. It is crucial to keep the project affordable so that your budget is not depleted before the work is finished. With this in mind, here are ten steps to help you manage spending during a kitchen remodel. 1.   Establish a budget and KEEP it. Determine at the very beginning how much you can afford to spend. If you are working with a design professional or contractor, be upfront with them concerning the... Read more →
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A Look at Universal Design in the Kitchen

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In many areas of life, we tend to think in terms of the here and now. This is often evident in the areas of buying, building, or remodeling a home. We seek out design elements that are representative of our current stage of life. Life, as we know, is fluid and ever changing. Our situation today may not be our situation tomorrow. That is where Universal Design comes in. Popularized by architect Ronald Mace, Universal Design is the idea of taking a space, then designing it in such a way that it is functional and practical for all age groups,... Read more →
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Giving Your Cabinets a Personal Touch

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If you have looked at kitchen cabinets for any amount of time, you’re very much aware of the myriad of options that are available. From wood species to paint, stain, and glaze finishes, your choices can seem endless. Lest you think your decisions are confined only to the cabinet’s exterior, here are just a few examples of what can be done inside your cabinets.    Tilt-Out Sink Trays take the drawer front and transform it into storage that is not only convenient but also out of sight. Small items such as jewelry are kept safe in these trays... Read more →
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Wood is Wood ... Or Is It?

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So much thought is put into the desired cabinet style that it may be easy to overlook the type of wood used for those cabinets. After all, wood is wood, right? Actually, there are quite a few differences between the wood species, including durability, grain variation, and color. Let’s examine some popular wood choices for cabinetry and their specific characteristics. OAK- Strong and very durable.  Oak contains a rich, coarse wood grain which accepts a wide range of stain colors very well. More affordable than other wood options, Oak has stood the test of time and has been a... Read more →
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Dovetail Drawer Benefits

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Cabinet drawers -- they house a variety of items that we use on a daily basis, from kitchen utensils to pens and pencils. Kitchen cabinet drawers are opened regularly, some as much as 5 to 10 times a day. This adds up to more than 3,600 times per year!  We depend not only on the functionality of the drawer, but also on its durability. Joint design is an important aspect of the drawer's durability due to the stress the drawer incurs with each opening and closing. This is what makes a dovetail joint so desireable. Two factors determine the... Read more →
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Maintaining Your Cabinet's Original Beauty

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You put time and careful thought into selecting your kitchen cabinets, so naturally you want to keep them looking their best. The maintenance of your cabinets does not have to be a difficult or time consuming task. With some regular cleaning and care, you can keep your cabinets looking beautiful for years to come. Cleaning your wood cabinets can be as simple as wiping the surface with a clean, damp cloth, then drying immediately. If you feel like you need something more than just water to cut through everyday soil and grease, a product such as Murphy's Oil Soap (... Read more →
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Meridian - Kessler Kitchen Renovation

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We recently completed a kitchen and master bathroom renovation with Glenn Gareis at GMG Architects, Tom Vriesman of Design Studio Vriesman and Randy Green of Green Trade Contracting. The clients purchased a home in Indianapolis' Meridian - Kessler neighborhood and made substantial updates to the home's layout and finishes throughout the house. Overall, the homeowners' objectives were to open up the layout of the living areas and update the look and functionality of the kitchen. Working through the project details, specific appliances, and cabinet accessories, our kitchen designer went through our process to create a final design that best fit... Read more →
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