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Efficient Galley Kitchens

 

Bigger isn’t always better; these U-shaped layouts offer supreme style and functionality for small spaces

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingGalley Kitchens

 

For maximum efficiency when short on space, this layout excels. Its two parallel counters make all points of the work triangle equally accessible. Important things to keep in mind during your design are: aisle space, light, and storage. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Remodeling Tips and Ideas

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingKitchen is a cooking area so it should be light and pretty spacious so if you have a small kitchen opt for space-conscious equipment and furniture. If you decided to remodel your kitchen think about the style that will suit it. To make your kitchen a warm nice place with an eating area or joint dining room go with warm tones of country or traditional style. If you don’t mind futuristic atmosphere and glossy surfaces of kitchen equipment and appliances then high-tech and modern style is exactly what you need. Read more

 

 

 

 

Design Your Dream Kitchen

 

The kitchen can be the most difficult room to redesign — it’s easy to underestimate how much renovations will cost, and even easier to get frustrated by unforeseen complications. Enter the DIY Network’s hit show Kitchen Impossible, where expert carpenter and electrician Marc Bartolomeo helps homeowners create the kitchen of their dreams. Bartolomeo teamed up with Good Housekeeping to help newlyweds Eric and Kathryn Hollenbeck update their kitchen for their growing family. Use their simple tricks from this video episodeto transform your space and add resale value to your home.

 

by Stefania Sainato

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingBefore Shot: Dismal Dining Space

 

With wallpaper in a haphazard print, an old-fashioned floor, and a ho-hum dining area, the Hollenbecks’ sparse kitchen looks far from homey. The only positive attribute of this space is the abundant light from the two windows. Read more

 

 

 

How to Design a Kitchen

 

by Mary Wynn Ryan

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingHiring a Professional to Design a Kitchen

The most important step in a successful kitchen project is selecting the right people to work on the job. Because much kitchen work is structural, it’s essential — for legal and insurance reasons — that the work be performed according to the building codes of your area. And to be sure all work is done appropriately, you’ll want to hire professionals for every aspect of the job in which you are not personally an expert. Read more

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Kitchen Design Tips

Remodeling and design experts offer advice for do-it-yourselfers.

from Fresh Home

 

San Antonio Design Remodeling1. Think ahead.

 

When redesigning a kitchen, put function first, says interior designer Jacqui Hargrove. “There’s no ideal kitchen shape,” she says. “Whether it’s a galley or U- or L-shaped, plan for the sink, fridge and cooktop to form a triangle, with no more than 6 feet between each for ease of movement.” Read more

 

 

 

 

Ten Top Secret Kitchen Design Tips

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingIt’s all in the details! Who knows why, but I just started thinking of how small, pesky, planning details, if overlooked, can cause pain and heartbreak if not addressed. OK, “top secret” may be just a little stretch, but not by much!

 

I came up with these planning secrets, largely unknown to the typical consumer, off the top of my head, and trust me, there are MANY more that I must be aware of as I slowly and carefully go about editing a kitchen plan for the last time before putting the order “to bed” as I call it, at which time there is no more time for changes. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

How to Design a Kitchen

 

by Mary Wynn Ryan

 

New Versus Remodeled Kitchen

Kitchen design and construction fall under four major categories. In your pursuit of the ultimate kitchen, be sure to find the one that works for you.

San Antonio Design RemodelingNew Construction

 

“New construction” refers to work done on a house that’s being entirely built from the ground up. Normally, the decision to build a new home rests on more than just the need for a new kitchen. But the decision to build from scratch often provides the most leeway for creating the kitchen configuration you want. If, for example, you’d love the formal dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, and family room to all flow into one another, with the kitchen as the hub, new construction can make that happen for you with the stroke of a pen. If you want the washer and dryer right off the kitchen, you can have it — and a mudroom, too! If you want to watch the sunrise from your breakfast room and the sunset from your dining room, your wish is the architect’s command. Read more

 

 

 

 

6 Biggest Faux Pas in Kitchen Design

 

by Susan Hall

 

Dodging Design Don’ts

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingWith the countless things that can go right in a kitchen—smooth work flow, just-right lighting, and a warm and welcoming vibe—just as many things can go wrong. From the floor to the ceiling to the materials in between, there’s plenty of opportunity to fall into some all-too-common design pitfalls, like this “before” photo shown to the left. Read more

 

 

 

Before and After: Kitchens

 

Transform your kitchen with fresh ideas for color, counters, cabinets, lighting, and more

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingRetro ranch: The kitchen after

 

Being on a tight budget, the owners of this retro ranch house did most of the rehab work themselves—redoing floors, fixtures, walls, and ceilings—and then decorated with a mix of new and secondhand pieces. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

60 Kitchen Design Ideas

 

Time for an update? Pick your favorite style from our gallery of beautiful kitchen designs

 

San Antonio Design RemodelerInspiring kitchen designs

 

Cottage kitchen

 

Oversize windows and skylights invite in the sunshine. Walls are painted a light-bouncing white, while white ceramic subway tiles brighten the kitchen and baths. Read more