70 Spectacular Custom Kitchen Island Ideas

Time for some island hopping--right in your kitchen!  From curved marble custom kitchen islands to storage-heavy workhorse islands, we've gathered some impressive custom kitchen island ideas. The kitchen island is the social area of the kitchen. It is a popular gathering point especially for breakfast before everyone runs off to their own busy days. It also adds a lot of functionality to a kitchen, providing additional workspace and storage. Considering its central position in the kitchen, it is worth taking time to consider the best design for your kitchen island. Hopefully by the end of this blog, you’ll have [...]

Sleek Stainless Steel Countertop Ideas Guide

Zone 4 Architects, LLC Go to most restaurants and commercial kitchens and chances are they are using stainless steel countertops. Their harsh and busy working environment requires a surface that can take a beating and still look good. Most importantly, they need a surface that maintains the highest hygiene standards. Stainless steel provides these benefits and much more. You can also enjoy these benefits at home at roughly the same costs you would incur with a granite, marble or quartz countertop. If you are looking for a countertop that is tough, durable and looks good, try a [...]

Learn How to Match your Countertop with the Cabinets and Floor

Picking just the right color scheme for your kitchen can be a difficult task, especially if you enter the remodeling process without a particular theme in mind. A kitchen contractor can help you by providing you with information on the variety of materials to choose from, and a design consultant can offer advice about texture and color pairings. Even with this help, attempting to visualize how each piece of the room will fit together for the final product can still be confusing. Today’s article, brought to you by the official Kitchen Magic blog, will provide you with a foundation [...]

Hanstone Quartz Countertops: The Pros and Cons

A kitchen is not just about aesthetics, it is also about strength and durability. So while it is important to have a tastefully designed kitchen, it is even more important to have one that can withstand the busy and often-rough use of the space. One of the most crucial parts of the kitchen is the countertop. This is where a bulk of kitchen activities take place. For years, granite has been the mainstay of kitchen countertops. It has provided the aesthetics and resilience needed in a kitchen countertop. Now, a new material is edging the beloved granite aside. Engineered Quartz [...]

Easy Steps for Designing the Perfect Kitchen Island

If your kitchen is big enough then you should, without a doubt, have a kitchen island added during your renovation. It’s a great thing that adds storage, place to eat and many other things. It is the ideal place to balance separation and congregation, making sure that hosts can cook and clean while they socialize with their guests. And they can be a great place for kids to do homework under the watchful eyes of their parents. The kitchen is certainly one of the most difficult spaces to design in a home.  Selecting the best kitchen design ideas and [...]

A Fresh Kitchen & Laundry Remodel

When you have a family, you understand the necessity of having a place for the kids to hang their coats and drop their backpacks.  Unfortunately years ago, the average home was not built with this in mind.  A typical mudroom is also the laundry room with a small closet attached.  There is hardly enough space to store all the shoes, let alone to do laundry. If you find yourself with this same cramped space, you need to check out this amazing Naperville mudroom/laundry room transformation!  If you have some extra room in the adjacent room to your mudroom/laundry room, [...]

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Upgrade Your Kitchen Countertops With These New Quartz Colors

High-end kitchen countertops like granite and marble have long hogged the limelight. It's time for them to move over. Why? There is a trendier, more practical and aesthetically-pleasing alternative that is giving the old stalwarts a run for their money. We're talking quartz countertops. Since 2004, its popularity has soared almost 60 percent and it's predicted to continue to rise. So, if you're tired of the same old options and are looking for a countertop facelift that has character, spunk and class, look at quartz choices, especially the new quartz countertop colors of 2016. If you're still on the fence about [...]