That's right. We come to you instead of you coming to us. We will measure your kitchen. Then we ask you questions and start the actual design process with you.
We will use the measurements we took of your kitchen to put together preliminary designs of your new kitchen. Then we discuss and adjust with you at our second meeting.
Once we have the preliminary designs complete, we will begin to put together detailed designs for you, which include specific cabinets, appliances, floors, etc.
It’s that time of year again. Time for our annual fall trends report, where we give you the latest and greatest in kitchen design, functionality and style. And oh boy, have we got a lot of great trends to cover! So many, in fact, we have enlisted the assistance of our very own design specialist, JT Norman. As someone with his finger on the pulse of all things kitchen design, his top eight trends for this season make up the very informative and fun list below.
A lot of attention gets paid to lighter, brighter color trends in kitchen designs today, but there are also some really inspiring styles using wood cabinets in darker hues—even in traditional cherry—which many people now associate with a dated look. We've gathered some great examples here, and explain how to incorporate darker wood, even cherry cabinets, into fresh, new designs.
So, you've selected your cabinet door style, and your finish and/or colors are nailed down. Aaaaaah. Now, you can sit back, relax and…wait! Don't put your feet up just yet. You still have some very important decisions to make about cabinet hardware—the knobs and pulls that put the finishing touch on your kitchen remodeling project.
Integrated living space is just another way of saying, ‘open floor plan.’ Households have historically been compartmentalized, in part due to heating and cooling efficiencies. Today, the lines often have been blurred between traditional rooms in the home. Now, a vast expanse of strategically placed furniture and lighting fixtures can be all that separates one area from the next. Homeowners enjoy the openness of integrated living because it creates a warm, welcoming environment for parties and guests. If you’re interested in incorporating integrated living spaces, we suggest using your kitchen as the epicenter of activity.
Yes, we know it seems way too early to be thinking about Christmas …But the reality is it really isn’t too early if you are contemplating a bespoke new kitchen and want it installed in time for cooking this year’s Christmas Dinner! Is this you? If you think this might apply to you, then here’sWant A New Kitchen in Time For Christmas 2019?…Here’s Why You Need to Come See Us Now! [Read More]
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Are you planning to make the home show pilgrimage each year? If you are a homeowner considering a remodeling project, these expos are for you. They are designed to connect homeowners with the latest trends, technology and products around. And if you are a service provider, being a vendor lets you showcase the quality and craftsmanship you deliver to thousands of people who are interested in remodeling. It’s like a UN summit, only with less foreign dignitaries and more free refrigerator magnets.
As you might have guessed, we love home show season. We, as you might have guessed, are all about kitchens. And beyond adding beauty and functionality to the heart of your home, kitchen renovations tend to be the highest recouping interior home project, generally returning over 80% on the investment. That may be why the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University’s Improving America’s Housing 2019, there were roughly 2 million kitchens remodeled in 2017.
We have been waiting with bated breath since last spring's season finale cliffhanger of NBC's This is Us. While Randall and Beth Pearson’s relationship has fans riveted, it's their contemporary kitchen that really has us swooning here at Kitchen Magic.
If you're a modernist, you know "modern" is almost synonymous with "minimal." That can be a conundrum when you're designing a kitchen. Minimal or not, there's a pretty standard list of must-have kitchen features:
Have you ever roamed a yard sale or flee market searching for a hidden treasure? Better yet, have you ever re-purposed anything you’ve found into something new and useful for your home? If you’re a fan of refurbishing items for different means, then you may be a fan of the industrial kitchen design. Embrace the combination of old and new with an affordable style you can incorporate in your kitchen.
September is National Food Safety Education Month and according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “an estimated 1 in 6 Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from eating contaminated food.” Don’t be another number in the statistic! Practice preventative measures for safely handling food in your kitchen. Take care of your loved ones with these tips for preventing food poisoning at home.
The kitchen is the chameleon of the home, it transforms into whatever homeowners and families need it to be. It’s got many uses for the family but one thing’s for sure, it’s the hub of activity. Some congregate in the kitchen for a celebratory party or friendly gathering, they use it for completing home business or education-related tasks, or simply for dinning. Whatever the many uses of your kitchen, you’ll want a design that accommodates everyone’s social needs.
Are you the lucky owner of a U-shaped kitchen? If it's designed right, you’ve got plenty of storage space, lots of countertop surface for food preparation and ample opportunity to deck it out in style. Your U-shaped kitchen should be all about YOU, designed specifically around how your household uses the kitchen daily. We’ll give you some food for thought on designing the best U-shaped kitchen for your family.
Rustic charm is all the rage now. A step in a decidedly more eclectic direction from “shabby chic,” this design style is about creating vintage elegance for a warm and inviting space. Your kitchen is the hub of activity in your home, and you spend a large portion of time there. It’s natural to want something functional that meets all your needs, but function doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style, personality or comfort. If you like to combine vintage appeal with stylish accents, then rustic designs may be perfect for you.
Going through a kitchen remodel? You’ve chosen the cabinets and countertops and it’s all coming together. But now you’ve got to focus your attention on the smaller, yet still important, accent pieces that seamlessly blend your design together. If you're installing a kitchen island or peninsula bar, you’re also in the market for "the perfect" seating option. It’s not just about aesthetics though, comfort is key. Here are some considerations for finding the right furniture for your home.
So, you want to customize your display cabinets like a pro? Whether it be shelves, cubbies, hooks, glass front cabinets or a compilation of all of these, your display cabinet should have a certain flair. The classic curio cabinet, a home office hub or exposed kitchenware display can and should have a unique look that reflects your personal style. Here we will share three proposed design concepts for a kitchen display cabinet that mimics arrangements done by a kitchen design pro.
Here at Kitchen Magic, we are constantly honing our craft and developing the highest quality products available for kitchen cabinet refacing. It is part of the commitment we make to each and every one of our customers, and a true source of pride.
You can imagine how excited we were to see the virtues of one of our top-selling products, the MDF core of our laminate cabinet doors, getting kudos from The Washington Post recently.
In the excitement of designing a kitchen remodel, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the kitchen is an important work space in the home. In their efforts to create a showroom-worthy design, homeowners may prioritize looks (form) over usefulness (function).
It's that time of year again, the days are longer, your feet are bare and the grill is fired up. That’s right, it’s summertime once again! We’ve been waiting for this kind of weather all year round. You may be spending more time soaking up the sunshine outdoors but think about turning your kitchen into a summer sanctuary. We've got just the tools to help you, it's time for our regular installment of the summer kitchen décor trends for 2019.
Whether you just found out you're pregnant, have a baby ready to crawl or are recent retirees planning to have grandkids over more frequently—childproofing the kitchen is essential. The kitchen is rife with hard surfaces, harsh corners, sharp edges and flammable opportunities - all of which seem to attract the attention of children.
We have 5 recommendations for designing a child-friendly kitchen and then taking extra steps to child-proof it during your children's younger years.
We’re thrilled to announce that we now offer HanStone brand quartz countertops as part of our material selections. With this new brand option comes a slew of color and texture combinations for you to choose from. We know you’ll find a quality choice that’ll look spectacular in your new kitchen.
Home renovations are a great way to upgrade certain rooms or get the feel of new living space without having to buy a different home. So it should be no surprise that the home renovation market in the USA alone is worth billions of dollars.
Finding storage in the kitchen is only half the battle. Keeping those storage areas clean and organized is another task altogether. What good is the pantry or drawer space if you can’t find what you’re looking for right away?!
If you’re struggling with messy and haphazard storage than kitchen drawer inserts are the solution for you. Organize your space and make sure that everything has its place with an insert.
The kitchen island is almost a standard feature in contemporary kitchen designs, emphasizing kitchen island seating and comfortable bar stools. That's wonderful for the three or four people who grab those seats, but what about the rest? The kitchen table remains a tried and true classic. Family and friends gather round, pull up a seat and enjoy a meal. But even the table can sometimes leave much to be desired.
Storage space is always a hot commodity in the kitchen. Whether you’re at the beginning stages of a renovation design or simply wondering about ways to free up space, you’ll want to consider pull-out racks and organizers because they can transform your kitchen into the functional and efficient room you need.
These items can be custom built by a professional cabinetmaker to match existing cabinetry and fit almost any kitchen area including corners and narrow spots around appliances. You’ll be able to find items or peruse with ease when you’ve got a pull-out.
Did you catch the season two premiere of HBO’s hit series Big Little Lies on Sunday? Those feisty and meticulous women of Monterey, California are back and recovering from the effects of last season’s intense finale. While we work through the tangled web they weave, there’s one thing we can all agree on, their homes and kitchens are to die for! If you’ve looked at Madeline Mackenzie’s house (a.k.a. Reese Witherspoon’s character) and thought, I want that kitchen, you’re not alone!
The allure of a wine cellar is compelling but, when it comes right down to it, schlepping back and forth from the basement to the dining area with bottles of wine isn't convenient. Not to mention, only the most diligent of collectors own enough wine bottles to necessitate a full-blown cellar.
For that reason, we recommend storing your favorite wines right in the kitchen. Even those who have a cellar will find this to be a convenient option. You've got choices whether it be for everyday wine consumption, or to load up the coffers before that dinner party or social gathering.
In the design world, when you want to break up continuous space, the best thing to do is throw a pattern into the mix. The mishmash of bright colors in an eye-catching design disrupts monotone schemes inviting guests to sit down and enjoy their stay. Herringbone is a popular design pattern right now. We’ll tell you all you need to know about how to achieve this elegant look in your kitchen.
In this age of ever-progressing convenience we’ve become accustomed to having an abundance of knowledge at our fingertips. And knowledge is power, but so is technology—the driving force behind this thought revolution. It only makes sense that we’ve incorporated technology advancements in our kitchens too. You’ll be amazed at all the ways these high-tech installations revolutionize the functionality of your home.
At LWK Kitchens we know the importance of planning a beautiful looking kitchen, and that equally important is a practical layout which best facilitates use. But we also know that for our clients it’s not always that easy to visualize yourself working and enjoying a space which doesn’t yet exist…Until now! LWK Kitchens are delightedExplore Your New Kitchen Design in Virtual Reality! [Read More]
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Within the last 5 years, kitchen trends have changed significantly. Surfaces characterised with pattern and texture are very much on the rise, as are kitchens with contrasts of tone and material. Such arrangements make kitchens interesting and diverse, but they also enable you to create a stylized but personal look and feel for your home.Kitchen Trends 2019: Design, Style & Innovation [Read More]
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