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Upper Kitchen Cabinets or Open Shelves?

There are many decisions that go into a great kitchen remodel, and most kitchen planning starts with determining the right kitchen cabinetry. But what kitchen cabinetry style fits you and your home? Do we really have to have upper cabinets? And what about all these open shelves I’ve been seeing lately?  Read More

Grandma’s Perfect Summer Kitchen

White & Black Kitchen in Barrington

Just in time for the country’s Birthday, this Star-Spangled kitchen right in the heart of Barrington produced fireworks for this local family’s celebration.  Check out the full photo portfolio here Read More

What’s Trending NOW in Cabinetry Design?

Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry in Barrington

The past few years have brought some pretty amazing shifts in kitchen and bath cabinetry design. Interior design has really embraced an earthy feel, outdoor materials like real wood, metals, and Read More

Is This a Cool NEW Type of Tile?

Cement Tiles in Lake Zurich

We are fresh off the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Show, the SEN Design Conference, and the Coverings show at McCormick place just last week.  It’s been a busy few weeks!  When attending industry Read More

What Does this Year’s Most Popular Kitchen Design Look Like?

Barrington White Kitchen

What do you get when you combine all the current design trends?  This sophisticated kitchen is the kitchen that everyone wants!  Take a look at this real kitchen transformation in process, and see how Read More

Mixing and Matching Counter Top Materials: Is This OK?

Mixed Countertops in Mt. Prospect

Clients often ask us what is OK to do when contemplating mixing 2 (or 3) different countertop materials. There are so many reasons that this could be a good idea depending on Read More

8 Things to Consider When Choosing Appliances for Your Kitchen

Kitchen Appliances in Naperville

You’re knee deep in thinking about your new kitchen design and you begin to realize how many decisions go into making your new kitchen everything you’ve been dreaming Read More

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