Callier & Thompson Blogs

C&T Appliance Division vs. Big Box Stores

There are a lot of decisions to make when updating your appliances. Chief among them should be who you entrust with your investment. If you’ve tried Googling “appliances,” you were probably faced with about 1,070,000,000 results, which left you with far more questions than answers. Whether you’re replacing a simple cooktop or an entire kitchen…

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Thermador and the One-Two-Free Program 

Luxury appliances don’t just look incredible; they offer an elevated culinary experience. Whether it’s the feel of a soft-glide rack, the advanced noise control in your island hood, or the theater-style diffused lighting in your refrigerator, every sense is delighted. From its visionary beginnings in 1916, Thermador has been at the forefront of technological advancements…

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Things to Consider When Buying New Appliances

Does the thought of buying new appliances fill you with excitement or dread? Maybe a little of both? Whether you’re replacing an aging oven or revamping the entire kitchen, there are oodles of exciting options! Before you plunge into everything shiny and new, take a little time to reflect on your daily usage and ask…

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How to Plan for Kitchen Appliance Lead Times

Renovating your home creates an exciting new chapter in its story, and it’s crucial to step into this process with clear and realistic expectations.  Unlike the fun and fast-paced home improvement shows we all love, remodeling doesn’t begin with a sledgehammer. It starts with copious amounts of very detailed planning. Sprinkle in post-pandemic global supply chain…

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When to Say Goodbye to Dated Kitchen Appliances

The kitchen remodel of your dreams likely does not include your dated appliances. Did you know that they’re also driving up your energy bills? Replacing old appliances improves your home’s energy efficiency, saving you money each month. How do you know when it’s time? Keep reading to learn when to say goodbye to your old…

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Top Ways to Update Your Kitchen This Year

Remodeling your kitchen can help your home feel personalized, updated, and modern. It is also an opportunity to upgrade your appliances for efficiency and elevate to a sleeker design. Keep reading to find out kitchen remodeling ideas that will look great in your home.  Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for a New Look This Year Bold Accent…

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Induction vs. Gas Cooktops

Few things transform your kitchen experience, like a new cooktop. Over time, our taste, talent, and culinary style evolve, and what you cook on is as important as what you cook with. Induction cooktops have been blazing a trail in the remodeling industry and rivaling gas appliances for star status. If you’re considering an upgrade but unsure if…

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Which Element Affects the Cost of a Kitchen Remodel Most?

Breathing new life into the heart of your home brings value to your largest investment and joy to all who enter. While there are rules of thumb regarding the overall cost as a percentage of the home’s value, estimating the breakdown of a kitchen remodel can be a little complex. Of course, there are several…

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How to Avoid Common Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes

We’ve written a lot about remodeling trends, custom cabinetry, appliances, and how much you should expect to invest. Diving into a sea of colors and finishes with infinite possibility is exhilarating and a big part of why we love what we do! But, it’s crucial not to be so distracted by pretty things that you…

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Custom Cabinetry – Why Do Some Cost More Than Others?

One of the most important decisions you’ll make during a renovation will be your cabinetry selection. Beyond function, cabinetry is a critical part of the structural foundation of your kitchen or bath. On average, about one-third of your kitchen remodeling budget will go toward cabinetry, and that cost is determined by factors such as wood…

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