Top Trends for Kitchen Design

Remodeling your kitchen typically yields one of the highest returns on investment for home improvement projects. This is great news if your kitchen is ready for a facelift or a major overhaul. If you’re ready to update your kitchen but aren’t quite sure where to start, here are some current kitchen trends. Open design – As the kitchen has evolved … Read More

Give Your Kitchen a Modern, Streamlined Look by Concealing Your Appliances

Kitchen appliances have come a long way aesthetically since the bulky avocado green refrigerators of the past. But even today’s sleek, stylish appliances can disrupt and distract from the design of the kitchen. In response, the use of concealed appliances has emerged as a hot trend in luxury kitchen design. Concealed appliances, sometimes also called hidden appliances, are a great … Read More

Use Layered Lighting to Improve the Functionality and Design of Your Kitchen

You’ve remodeled your kitchen, making it worthy of a gourmet chef, but without the right lighting, much of your efforts may go unnoticed. Inadequate lighting in the kitchen is a common mistake many people make. But how a kitchen is lit affects the functionality of the room. In addition, proper lighting can help avoid eye strain and save on energy … Read More

Bringing 1950s Kitchens and Baths into the 21st Century

Al Felman’s company, Mission Kitchen & Bath, helps homeowners with their remodeling projects Article by: Heather Swan   Are you tired of your olive green kitchen or pink-tiled bathroom? While Mission residents love their circa 1950s and 1960s homes, sometimes it’s time to say good-bye to the harvest gold kitchen motif or the leaky shower. That’s when you may be … Read More

Select the Perfect Sink for Your Kitchen

Whether you’re replacing your current sink or adding a new sink as part of a kitchen renovation, there are more options than ever before. But all of these options can make it a challenge to figure out which one is the best sink for your kitchen. The sink is typically the most heavily used fixture in your kitchen and serves … Read More

Design Your Kitchen to be the Social Hub of Your Home

Over the years the kitchen has evolved from a purely functional space to being the heart and soul of the home. At social gatherings, the kitchen has a tendency to draw guests in like a magnet. Everyone migrates to congregate in the kitchen. Depending on the layout of your kitchen, this could make it difficult to cook and entertain successfully. … Read More

Create the Perfect Kitchen Pantry

Pantry storage is a must-have in any kitchen. But not all pantries are the same. If you’re remodeling your kitchen or just looking to maximize storage space, creating the right pantry is essential. There are a few universal rules for the perfect pantry. Ideally, your kitchen pantry should be able to store at least a week’s worth of groceries. Everything … Read More

Give Your Kitchen an Easy, Inexpensive Upgrade with New Backsplash

Backsplash is a kitchen element that has often been overlooked or treated as an afterthought in the past. Historically, kitchen backsplash has been used to keep the kitchen walls clean and dry and protect them from splashes and splatters that could cause stains or mold. Recently, those plain, functional, 4”x4” tiles of the past have been replaced by an endless … Read More

Customize Your Kitchen with the Right Features

You spend a lot of time in your kitchen. It’s not just the room where you cook. It’s also the room where you enjoy meals together, entertain, relax, and possibly even work. In the past, the kitchen offered standard features found in virtually every kitchen. Today, the list of custom features and amazing options you can include in a kitchen … Read More

Make Your Kitchen More Functional With Better Organization

The kitchen is often the most used room in the house. Whether your kitchen is small or spacious, proper organization will go a long way toward making it more efficient and functional. Start out by clearing everything out of all of your cabinets, drawers, and pantry and place them onto the countertops and table. Take this opportunity to give everything … Read More