Kitchen Trends 2021

Remodeling continues the story of your home and adds a fresh perspective for the next chapter.  While 2020 gave us some heavy plot twists, 2021 is shining the light on a brighter path forward in our homes. With that, it’s no surprise that Google trends show kitchen renovations have topped the search list.  Here, we’ve…

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Are High-End Appliances Worth The Investment?

As time goes by, our tastes, needs, and priorities in the kitchen shift. What may have been a perfect fit 10 or 20 years ago might be creating a thorn in your side today. It could be that your family has outgrown your current capacity or configuration, or perhaps your culinary skills have blossomed during…

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Health, Harmony, And Home Cooking

No matter which direction you look, 2020 has been a challenging year to navigate. Staying healthy, mentally and physically, is more of a priority than ever.    On average, Americans eat out 5.9 times per week, spending $2,547 in Missouri and $2,784 in Illinois during a single year per person. In a family of 4, that’s…

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Cook Out in Style

Most of us are spending a lot of time at home and opting for more intimate gatherings of friends and family. Have you considered creating new ways to enjoy the space you love? How about opening up to the possibilities in your own back yard? Outdoor kitchens are a fantastic way to expand your options!…

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How Much Should I Expect to Invest

The kitchen reigns as the most popular room in the home to remodel, followed closely by the bathroom. It’s also one of the most important to potential buyers. Whether you are considering a remodel to enhance your time spent in it, or for the potential resale value, updating the heart of your home is a…

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Remodeling to Mature Gracefully at Home

As we and our homes age, remodeling considerations may shift toward thoughts of safety, and independence as well as beauty.  Studies show that more of us want to remain in our homes rather than assisted or long-term care facilities.  If staying home for the long haul is what you or loved ones have in mind,…

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How Smart is Your Kitchen?

In life and the kitchen, we’re always looking for new ways to work smarter, not harder.  Luckily, technology is right there with us, and a few steps ahead.  Over the years we’ve been introduced to machines that wash our clothes, have a fresh pot of coffee waiting in the morning, cook a meal in minutes,…

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Integrated Appliances: Why You Should Hide Your Kitchen Appliances in Plain Sight

You’ve seen your share of different kitchen styles. Some look sleek and modern with straight lines and monochromatic schemes. Others have a more traditional appearance with Victorian interlacing patterns and round shapes. You may have even seen rustic, neoclassical, or even nerdy kitchens. But you may not have seen integrated kitchens. Integrated kitchens can come…

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8 Innovative Renovations to Make Your Kitchen More Convenient

As you prepare to renovate your kitchen, you may start with plans for your color scheme or materials. But your final kitchen design should create a space that’s more convenient to use than the floorplan you started with. Don’t be afraid to think innovatively to solve current issues in your kitchen. In this blog, we list eight…

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6 Inspiring Alternative Uses for Common Kitchen Appliances

When guests walk into your home, they expect a typical picture. This picture includes kitchen appliances that are exclusively assigned to the kitchen space. But what your guests don’t realize is that you are not the typical homeowner. As you look at your kitchen appliances, you don’t just see function you see possibility. Have you…

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