Wednesday, November 14, 2018

2019 Trends!

With 2019 fast approaching - let's talk about what the popular trends for 2019 are looking like!

Color!  While white kitchens are cool, clean and classic, color cabinetry is what's trending in 2019.

Grays, Blues, even Greens are popular but your color choices are endless and can be customized to match your heart's desire.  Be daring and go two-toned, mixing two different colored cabinets for an oh so gorgeous effect.  Even mix a combination of wood and painted cabinets.



2 tone Kitchen Cabinets Photos Lovely Two tone Houston Archives Home Ideas Awesome Two tone Kitchen


Open Shelving.  Looking to break up your kitchen cabinetry?  Add a little....or a lot...of open shelving. Open shelving can take the place of one or more cabinets.  "Floating" shelving is popular and trending.  Floating shelving makes a gorgeous display area for your dishes, glassware, and personal decorating touches.  Made from many different materials including wood, glass, stainless steel, they will beautifully compliment your d├ęcor.

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Pendant Lighting.  Pendant lighting will also be trending in 2019.  Gone are the ceiling hugging fixtures of yesteryear, in are spectacular pendant lights! Strategically placed over your kitchen island or throughout your kitchen, pendant lighting adds personality, charm and charisma to your living space along with functionality. Pendant lights come in all shapes, sizes, and styles that can be hung at different lengths to suit your needs.  Hook them up to dimmer switches so lighting can be adjusted to your work area or set a mood.

 Home Decorators Collection 6-Light Polished Chrome and Crystal Drum Shape Pendant




Thursday, July 26, 2018

Cambria quartz, is it right for your kitchen or bathroom remodel?

We have quartz counter tops by Cambria. They come in so many gorgeous styles and colors! The debate has raged about which is better, Granite or Quartz. So let's talk about why Quartz may or may not be right for your kitchen or bathroom remodel. While quartz is technically fabricated into slabs for use, it is 97% real quartz, the rest is made up of binder and pigment.


Lets go over the Pro's of Cambria quartz:
Color selection, quartz has an incredible color and design selection, here are some of the 140+ colors and styles Cambria offers












  1. Replication, quartz can be made over and over in the same pattern.
  2. Non porous, never needs to be sealed.
  3. Stain resistant, while Granite is also stain resistant, quartz is more so.
  4. Sparkle! Quartz has natural sparkle in it.
  5. Natural, 97% real quartz.
  6. Made in the U.S.A. family owned and operated.
  7. Because it's non porous, it won't harbor dangerous bacteria.
  8. Cambria Quartz is a family owned and operated business and has the latest technology to create exclusive colors and designs. Cambria has over 140 designs and styles of counter tops. 
  9. Cambria exclusively makes larger slabs than competitors to you get 1 piece seamless finish for large kitchen islands in most cases.






















Why would you not want quartz? Cons:
  1. Can be damaged by rapid temperature changes
  2. Heat damage, not suggested to put hot pots directly on it.
  3. Price, most quartz will be more expensive than the cheaper granite's.
However given all the pro's you get from buying Cambria quartz, it far out weighs the few cons.


We have so many beautiful colors and styles of Granite in stock it may be difficult for you to choose which one you want for your kitchen or bathroom remodel!


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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Bathroom Vanity Ideas for 2018

Welcome the new year... with a new bathroom! We've been getting a lot of customers lately who have been looking to replace their outdated vanities with new sleek, modern, and functional counter spaces! Below are some vanity options we offer that are always in stock, so you don't have to go through the process of shopping around for remnants!

New Venetian Gold Granite


This New Venetian Gold granite is a bathroom vanity classic. Its cream color is attractive and conventional, and the range of browns it offers pair well with both dark and light cabinetry, as well as a myriad of floor and backsplash options.

Rococo Quartz by Viatera


Rococo quartz, sold by Viatera, is the perfect cost-effective alternative to marble. It's light color and subtle, yet distinctive pattern makes it an ideal candidate for clean, white, and luxurious bathroom spaces.

Berwyn Quartz by Cambria


If you are looking for a more intense pattern for your bathroom space, Berwyn sold by Cambria is a great quartz option. Though its pattern is distinct, it remains light in color, which means it easily pairs with many cabinet and floor colors and styles. Place it on top of dark cabinets, as shown in the picture above, or add it to an all-white bathroom to bring attention to its unique pattern and sparkle. Berwyn also pairs nicely with orange-stained maple cabinets for a modern, yet classic bathroom look.

Parys Quartz by Cambria


For those who are interested in installing a darker vanity, Parys sold by Cambria is a great quartz option. Despite its dark shade, its unique pattern and reflective sparkle keeps any bathroom feeling light and open. Pair it with white cabinets, as shown above, to truly make it pop!

We hope you enjoyed this sneak preview of different vanity options for your bathroom remodel! Stay tuned for next month's post where we'll dive into a new kitchen or bathroom remodel topic. Until then!!






Sunday, November 19, 2017

Customer Closeup: Grey Full Kitchen Remodel

Back in the spring we had the pleasure of working with a client and turn her somewhat dysfunctional kitchen space into a calm, functional, and attractive room in her home. Lucky for us, we were able to help her transform her kitchen into the custom kitchen of her dreams!

We replaced the outdated natural oak cabinets with new light grey painted Woodland cabinetry in the Hill door style. We also swapped out the appliances, and painted the walls and trim.

We installed Berwyn Cambria quartz counter tops and replaced the outdated natural oak cabinets with light grey painted Woodland cabinets in the traditional Hill door style.



We brought the cabinets all the way up to the ceiling to make the ceiling feel taller and the room more spacious.




A subway tile back splash was installed with herringbone detailing, which nicely complimented the new stainless steel appliances that were installed in the kitchen.




One of the client's requests was to add more functional counter space to the kitchen. We installed permanent cabinetry to the side of the kitchen entryway to offer more counter space, storage, and an aesthetically pleasing place to put the microwave. We hope our client was as pleased with the transformation as we were - we think it looks beautiful!!




Finally, the old yellow floor tiles were removed and replaced with beautiful new grey slabs in a contemporary color, texture, and shape.

We are so glad we had the opportunity to work with this client and we hope she enjoys her kitchen for many years to come!!




Thanks for reading this Customer Close-up. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below!

Make sure to check back every month for more kitchen remodeling ideas, information, and more. Until then!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mysteries of Online Reviews



We have been finding that while online reviews are beneficial, as business owners we have to PAY sites to host our reviews (yelp, houzz, etc.). This poses its own set of challenges, and sometimes we wonder how important online reviews are to our customers.

Research shows that 80-90% of consumers rely on online reviews before making a purchase decision. And this percentage keeps increasing!

To keep up with current trends, we want reviews about our company to be accessible and prevalent on the internet so you can find the answers you desire when choosing a company for your kitchen remodel. Many consider social media and online review sites such as Yelp, Google Maps, and Houzz.com to be the new “word-of-mouth” in today's digital era. Conventional word-of-mouth marketing, such as recommendations from friends and family, has long been considered the most effective form of marketing, particularly for local small businesses like Kitchen Concepts! But are online reviews reducing the strength of word-of-mouth marketing? We want to hear from you – how important is word-of-mouth to you? How does word-of-mouth compare to online reviews? Which do you trust more? How do you shop for a kitchen remodeler?

Let us know in the comments below!!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Oak, Maple, and Cherry Cabinet Appearances

Compare the appearances of oak, maple, and cherry cabinets!

This blog post showcases the varied appearances of maple, cherry and oak cabinets. We’ve covered the pros and cons of maple, cherry, and oak cabinets, as well as the pros and cons of pine, hickory and alder. So now let’s talk about what’s really important… The differences in their aesthetic appearance!

Oak

Natural and Light Stained Oak


This San Francisco home showcases natural oak in all its beauty, bringing together different variations of natural oak throughout the floors, cabinets, and ceiling. The prominent grain pattern and orange and yellow shades of the hardwood make the space feel calm, cozy, and warm.

Dark Stained Oak


The course texture of these dark-stained oak cabinets adds a unique twist to a fairly contemporary kitchen.

Maple

Natural and Light-Stained Maple


The light color and subtle grain pattern of these natural oak cabinets give this kitchen a peaceful and luxurious feel.

Dark Stained Maple



Go from classic to contemporary with just a little change in staining! Maple's soft grain pattern and smooth surface makes the wood type a great option for any design aesthetic!

Cherry

Natural and Light Stained Cherry


Luxurious natural cherry cabinets offer a sleek, elegant and modern feel.

Dark Stained Cherry


Dark-stained cherry looks high-end and pairs well with grey counter tops!


Thanks for reading! Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!




Sunday, August 13, 2017

Galley Kitchen Remodel Tips

Welcome!
If you want to know how to get the most out of your galley kitchen remodel, you've come to the right place! Below are some tips to help you improve your galley kitchen and make the most out of the space you have available.


Keep it light. We all know how pleasing a white kitchen is in any home, but it’s a particularly great choice for a galley kitchen. Keeping the cabinets and counter tops light-colored will help make your kitchen feel spacious and airy.



Create a work triangle. Due to the small amount of space in a galley kitchen, it's especially important to make sure the layout is functional and suits your needs. Keep in mind the work triangle when remodeling your kitchen. The work triangle consists of the top three most utilized spaces in your kitchen, namely the refrigerator, sink, and stove. If you were to draw straight lines connecting these three areas in your kitchen, the resulting shape should resemble a triangle.


Smart cabinet storage. Maximizing efficiency is the name of the game in a small kitchen space. Consider ordering custom cabinets for your space so that you can decide exactly what goes where and tailor every inch of your kitchen storage to fit your needs.


Tall cabinets. Choosing tall cabinets that go all the way up to the ceiling is a great way to utilize every inch of your kitchen! When your cabinets touch the ceiling they can make the kitchen appear larger and ceilings appear taller, which is an added bonus!


Above-cabinet storage. If installing cabinetry that touches the ceiling is not an option, or if you do not like the look of tall cabinetry in your space, you can still utilize the space between the top of the cabinets and ceiling for storage. Consider putting attractive things that are rarely used above your cabinets, such as big wooden salad bowls, or other decorative items. You can also put decorative storage bins above the cabinets if the items you would like to store are not particularly attractive on their own. Don't be afraid to try a few different ideas and see what you like!


Let the light in. If you don’t already have windows, consider adding windows (that go to the outside) or a pass-through window, or both! While adding windows does require a bit more renovation and is an added expense, if it is doable, it can be very worth it in the end!


Runner. Laying down a runner is a great way to add comfort and color to your galley kitchen. There are beautiful indoor/outdoor rug options available on the market today that are water resistant and perfect for high-use kitchen areas. There are other rug options as well that are machine washable and easy to clean so you don’t have to worry about spilling on your kitchen rug (because let’s face it – it’s bound to happen)!

If you'd like to see more kitchen storage ideas, check out our Storage Solutions ideabook on houzz.com. For galley kitchen remodeling ideas, take a look at our Galley Kitchens ideabook on houzz.com.

We really hope you enjoyed reading this! We look forward to hearing from you in the comments below! :)

Wish you the best with your galley kitchen remodel!