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Monday, January 21, 2013

Modern Kitchen

Here you can see some great ways you can use our appliances to make a gorgeous kitchen.
American Range 48" double oven, commercial racks can fit in both the ovens(even the small one)
Faber Range Hood
Blomberg Fridge, and dishwasher
Bosch built in microwave

If you want to use us on your next kitchen project we will even lend over our in house interior designer! We have built up a network to make us your one stop kitchen shop. We have counters, lighting, cabinets, flooring and tile all at the tip of your fingers.

Fulgor Milano Black Wall Oven
Blomberg 2-24" columns, freezer on bottom
Blomberg Dishwasher
Fulgor Milano Induction Cooktop
Faber Matrix Range Hood

Tile by Marazzi Tile
Floor Plan by Stark Gold Design
Counters by Klein's Custom Counters
Additional Elements from 3form

Friday, January 18, 2013

Cheap VS. Steep, Kitchen Countertops

Whether your remodeling budget is $1,000 or $100,000, there's a kitchen countertop that fits your price range. Browse these photos for ideas...

Cheap: Laminate Countertops
Laminate countertops are an inexpensive, low-maintenance alternative to pricey stone and solid-surface countertops, and they are available in many styles that mimic expensive surfaces such as granite or marble. Laminate countertops are not resistant to heat and can scratch.

Cheap: Tile Countertops
Save money without sacrificing style with tile countertops. Available in many styles, patterns and colors, tile is a low-cost alternative to expensive countertop surfaces such as natural stone.

Mid-Range: Engineered Stone Countertops
Resilient and aesthetically pleasing, quartz composite countertops offer the natural look of stone with enhanced durability. Unlike natural stone, engineered stone products often come with a warranty. 

Mid-Range: Solid-Surface Countertops
Solid-surface countertops are available in many styles and colors to complement any kitchen design. While solid-surface countertops are not resistant to heat and can scratch, these imperfections can be sanded out. 

Steep: Granite Countertops
For homeowners willing to spend extra money, granite offers elegance and durability, and it's currently one of the most-popular options in kitchen countertops. 
***Granite isn't too pricey in the state of UT

Steep: Marble Countertops
One of the priciest options in kitchen countertops, luxurious marble provides an elegant workspace for preparing meals. Marble countertops can stain and scratch if not sealed properly.
***These counters can always stain if it is with something acidic such as wine

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cork Flooring

Add style and comfort to your kitchen's design with unique, customizable cork flooring...

Luxurious Cork Tile
Cork tiles installed in a checkerboard pattern add pizzazz to the kitchen. The cushioned surface is comfortable to stand on for long periods.

Contemporary Styling
Unique and contemporary, this cork flooring is available in tiles or planks in a range of colors. The floor locks together for easy glueless installation. Shown: Baroque Sienna.

Stylish Flair
Three colors of Baltico cork flooring define the dining and kitchen spaces in an open-plan ranch home. The resilient floor option is gaining popularity for its style and comfort.

Customizable Patterns
Cork tiles can be arranged in various patterns for a custom look. The resilient surface muffles sound and helps reduce energy bills.

Bold Customizable Patterns
High drama meets cushioned comfort: White, brown and black cork tiles are arranged in a basketweave pattern for a one-of-a-kind floor. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Speciality Kitchen Appliances

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, a specialty appliance or two can be a great investment. From warming drawers to wine refrigerators, take a look at kitchen appliances that are both fun and functional...

Fast and Ferrous
An induction cooker uses electricity to heat ferrous cooking vessels as opposed to generating heat in the burner itself. The result is a process that is fast, precise and energy efficient. Product shown: Fagor  12" Induction Cooktop

Full Steam Ahead
Relying upon only super-heated steam to cook foods, steam ovens require no additional fats, oils or other unhealthy additions for meal preparation. About the size of a microwave, these flexible appliances can steam fish and veggies, keep cooked foods warm and moist and even proof bread dough. Product shown: Miele DG4082 Convection Steam Oven
***Fagor will be out with one soon this year I am expecting

Slide-Out Convenience
With temperature settings that range from 90 to 250 degrees, warming drawers can be used to keep cooked foods warm, proof bread dough and warm plates and coffee cups. These appliances are priceless when entertaining a crowd, as they free up valuable space in the kitchen's main oven. Product shown: American Range Villa Series Warming Drawer

Vino, Vidi, Vici
With zones for both red and white wine, a dedicated wine fridge is designed to store your prized bottles at optimal conditions. Options run the gamut from freestanding units that hold a single case on up to built-in appliances capable of stowing 150 bottles and more. Product shown: Marvel Wine Refrigerator

Cold, Convenient Quenching
Unlike a wine fridge, a beverage center is a more family-friendly appliance, chilling cans and bottles of juice, soda, water and beer to desired drinking temps. Homeowners typically install these appliances close to -- or even inside -- the living room for convenience. Product shown: Marvel Beverage Center

Built-In Barista
Installed in a cabinet wall, built-in coffee makers grind, brew and serve hot coffee or espresso with the touch of a button. Most also feature frothing systems for cappuccinos and dispense hot water for tea. Product shown: Bosch Benvenuto Built-in Coffee Machine

Fast Food
By combining convection and microwave technology in one appliance, speed ovens can drastically reduce cooking times and home energy consumption. While they may look like a conventional built-in microwave oven, they are far more versatile, able to bake, brown, grill and roast a meal to perfection. Product shown: GE Advantium Speedcooking Wall Oven

***Fagor will be out with one soon this year I am expecting

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Creative Kitchen Storage Ideas For Cabinetry

When choosing kitchen cabinetry, consider features that make it easier to reach your items...

The Latest in Storage Options

The keyword with storage is: access. Here are some ways to make more room for your stuff in your existing kitchen space:
Pull-outs. Access, along with ergonomics, is the reason for the move from doors to drawers in base cabinets, says John O’Meara of Hafele America Co. “The issue with doors is when you open a cabinet with a door on it, you have shelving, and you can reach the first thing but everything behind it is impossible to get at,” he relates. “For the sake of storage and access, movement from a door to a pull-out gives you the ability to bring the content of the cabinet out into the room.”
Specialty hardware. The pull-out spice drawers and nifty utensil drawers that were once offered only by custom cabinet makers are now available in mid-priced fixtures
Base cabinets. Designers today aren’t married to the idea of wall cabinets. Base cabinet drawers can organize dishes, pots, pans, utensils, basically anything. Pull-outs allow you to access everything stored in the drawer without straining your back.
Floating shelves. Viually pleasing open shelves break up the monotony of standard cabinets and serve as a place to display beautiful vases, store cookbooks and keep ingredients in pretty jars.
Extended wall cabinets. Say no to soffits if you want to expand storage. Extend wall cabinets to the ceiling and improve accessibility of those higher shelves with lift-up doors. Or, dedicating an entire wall to storage and building cabinets floor to ceiling creates a focal point and makes room on other walls for aesthetic features, such as a mosaic backsplash, windows, artwork or functional appliances.
Fully-extended drawers. Full extension runners on drawers allow pull-outs to extend completely rather than just three-quarters of the way, Poteat says. This once high-end feature is now common to most drawers, but it’s a good idea to ask the supplier or designer about it.

***photos courtesy of hgtv remodel

Monday, January 14, 2013

Kitchen Layouts

One-wall. Originally called the "Pullman kitchen," the one-wall kitchen layout is generally found in studio or loft spaces because it’s the ultimate space saver. Cabinets and appliances are fixed on a single wall. Most modern designs also include an island, which evolves the space into a sort of Galley style with a walk-through corridor.

Galley. This efficient, “lean” layout is ideal for smaller spaces and one-cook kitchens. The galley kitchen, also called a walk-through kitchen, is characterized by two walls opposite of each other—or two parallel countertops with a walkway in between them. Galleys make the best use of every square inch of space, and there are no troublesome corner cabinets to configure, which can add to a cabinetry budget.

L-Shape. An L-shaped kitchen solves the problem of maximizing corner space, and it’s a smart design for small and medium sized kitchens. The versatile L-shaped kitchen consists of countertops on two adjoining walls that are perpendicular, forming an L. The “legs” of the L can be as long as you want, though keeping them less than 12 to 15 feet will allow you to efficiently use the space.
With an L-shaped layout, you’ll eliminate traffic: The kitchen will not become a thoroughfare because it’s just not logistically possible. Plus, you can easily add a dining space and multiple work zones to this layout. However, avoid this layout if your kitchen is large and can support other configurations, such as adding an island, or if multiple cooks will be using the space. 

Horseshoe. The horseshoe, or U-shape, kitchen layout has three walls of cabinets/appliances. Today, this design has evolved from three walls to an L-shaped kitchen with an island forming the third “wall.” “This design works well because it allows for traffic flow and workflow around the island,” says Mary Jo Peterson, principal, Mary Jo Peterson Inc. “You can get more cooks into the kitchen.”

Island. A working kitchen island may include appliances and cabinetry for storage—and it always adds additional work surface to a kitchen. It can provide a place to eat (with stools), to prepare food (with a sink) and to store beverages (with a wine cooler). The island can turn a one-wall kitchen into a galley style, and an L-shaped layout into a horseshoe.
Kitchen islands are incredibly functional, but the No. 1 misperception about islands is that everyone ought to have one. The reality is, many kitchens simply don’t have enough clearance to include this feature.

Peninsula. A peninsula kitchen is basically a connected island, converting an L-shaped layout into a horseshoe, or turning a horseshoe kitchen into a G-shaped design. Peninsulas function much like islands but offer more clearance in kitchens that do not allow appropriate square footage for a true island.

***courtesy of hgtv remodel