McClurg's Home Remodeling Blog

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Cabinets for Your Remodel

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Aug 9, 2016

If you are planning to remodel your kitchen it’s important to choose the right cabinets. Cabinets are an important element and define a kitchen’s style. They are also the single highest cost item in most kitchen remodeling projects.

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Topics: Kitchen Design, Cabinets

Inspired Ideas for Unifying Kitchen and Dining Room Spaces

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Dining rooms are often underutilized spaces. Many homes, especially those built 30 or more years ago, have a floor plan that separates the kitchen from the dining room. Capes, colonials, split-levels and even ranch style homes were built in this manner.

With today’s busy and more casual lifestyles more homeowners are unifying kitchen and dining room spaces when they undertake a kitchen remodeling project or build a new home.

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design

Project of the Month: Rustic Kitchen Redesign and Remodel

Posted by Melissa Sposato on Tue, Jul 12, 2016

For many homeowners, the architecture of their house and personal design preferences are important factors in their remodeling plans. This month’s featured project is a kitchen remodel that transformed a log home built in 1986 by adding elements reflecting the style of the home and the owner’s design preferences.

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design, Projects of the Month

Our Picks for the Best Kitchen Design Trends for 2016

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Feb 9, 2016

The National Kitchen and Bath Association recently announced the results of its 2016 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Survey1. Over 450 NKBA members nationwide responded to the survey and identified the following design trends:

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Topics: National Kitchen and Bath Association, Kitchen Design, Design Trends and Ideas

6 Design Ideas for Kitchen Cabinets and Cabinet Hardware

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Cabinets are the primary design element in a kitchen remodel. The selection of cabinet style, finish and hardware (i.e., pulls, knobs and hinges) will define the look and functionality of the new kitchen. Other design elements, including countertops, backsplashes and appliances, can be selected to complement the cabinets.

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design, Cabinets

Design Ideas: 8 Types of Kitchen Light Fixtures

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Nov 17, 2015

If you’re planning to update or remodel your kitchen and have been viewing photos online or from magazines for ideas, you’ve probably noticed how lighting enhances the design.

Kitchen light fixtures can be both functional and attractive. They can provide proper illumination for work areas, and accentuate and complement architectural and decorative elements of a kitchen.

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Topics: Lighting, Kitchen Design

8 Exciting Kitchen Update Design Ideas

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Is it time to update your kitchen? Changing a few design elements can give an exciting new look to a kitchen. Here are eight design ideas to help you refresh your kitchen with changes that will make a big impact without having to alter the current configuration.

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design, Design Trends and Ideas

Project of the Month: Kitchen With Two Islands

Posted by Paul Jones on Tue, Jul 7, 2015

The kitchen is the heart of a home. It’s important that the space meets the needs of the people who live there. Our Project of the Month is a 15-by-26 foot kitchen with dark oak cabinets that was redesigned to function more efficiently for an active family of five in Fayetteville, NY.

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design, Projects of the Month

Is the Kitchen Work Triangle Still a Practical Design?

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, May 26, 2015

Have you ever noticed that the sink, refrigerator and stove in many kitchens form a triangle? It's not a coincidence. In the 1950s, the University of Illinois conducted a study to determine the most "sensible" kitchen design for a four person home. Researchers concluded the most efficient way for a cook to work was to organize a kitchen's three dominant food preparation areas into a "work triangle."

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Topics: Kitchens, Kitchen Design

4 Things to Know About Kitchen Tile Design and Installation

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Feb 24, 2015

Tile is one of the most important design elements in a kitchen remodeling project because of its function and the aesthetic appeal it gives to the room. If you are planning to remodel your kitchen, here are four things to know about selecting and installing tile:

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Topics: Kitchen Design, Tile