George J. Bush Kitchen Center
08.12.

Schaub and Company

Schaub and Company is a new hardware company for Bush Kitchens.  It brings a new dimension  to decorative hardware with multiple collections including, Symphony Designs, Arcadia, Montcalm, Versailles, Versailles Lion Head, Corinthian, Ovale, Vinci, Willow, Artifex, Chemin de Fer, Firenza, Concord, Northport, Italian Designs- Mosaic-Wave-Bistro-Tenor-Profile-Classico, Stainless Steel, Michigan Naturals, Charlevoix, Empire, Manistique, Frankfort, Rustica, Ice, Fire, French Farm, Sienna, Breckenridge, Perla, Kelmscott, Cast Bronze Mountain, Italian Contemporary, Traditional, Bella Forma, and Casual Elegance. There is a broad range of finishes that are sure to please the selective customer. Please feel free to stop in and see the Schaub and Companys new display boards in our show room.

07.20.

Top 10 Kitchen Remodeling Considerations

MISSION, KS–(Marketwire – Jul 18, 2011) – (Family Features) Remodeling your kitchen can seem like a daunting task at first glance. You want your new space to function well for your needs, accommodate your lifestyle, and reflect your personal design style. But how to get started? Sarah Reep, KraftMaid director of designer relations and education, recommends considering the following before you begin a kitchen remodel.

  1. Determine the remodel scope. Projects can range from replacing the kitchen countertops to completely reconfiguring the kitchen’s floor plan.
  2. Identify ways your kitchen remodel can complement your lifestyle. Do you want an open floor plan with room for entertaining? Do you enjoy cooking? To make your kitchen functional, all of these elements should play a part in the layout of a room.
  3. Choose your involvement. Is this a do-it-yourself project or do you need to call in the pros? If you plan on doing it yourself, seek guidance from designers.
  4. Find the remodeler or design firm right for you. When looking for a remodeler, seek recommendations from your friends, neighbors and local home builders association. Ask your remodeler for references from previous customers and a copy of his or her license.
  5. Set your budget. When setting a budget, be flexible and don’t forget to add a buffer for the unexpected. Tools like KraftMaid Cabinetry’s Budget Calculator can help you estimate costs and stay on budget.
  6. Consider your timeline. A kitchen remodel isn’t a weekend project. Don’t forget to take into consideration any events that could interfere with your timeline, such as a family vacation.
  7. Consider your design style. Do you consider yourself a traditional person? Or do you prefer a sleek, modern look? Narrowing down a design style in the beginning will make the process of choosing colors, appliances and finishes easier. Design tools like KraftMaid’s Inspiration Board can help you transfer your ideas to paper. The design tool allows you to create collages with images, colors and textures that can be shared with your designer. The KraftMyStyle app from KraftMaid allows iPhone, iPod and iPad users to create and share Inspiration Boards on the go.
  8. Browse showrooms, magazines and websites for ideas. When it comes to decorating and remodeling, the options are endless. Page through your favorite magazines and visit a local showroom to gather design ideas. KraftMaid offers a kitchen idea gallery to get the dreaming started.
  9. Choose your appliances. When choosing appliances, consider the size of your household and kitchen. Collect images of the appliances you like from magazines and brochures. Identify what you like about each appliance and consider how the appliance will contribute to the overall look and function of the kitchen.
  10. Create a kitchen contingency plan. During the remodeling process, there will be times you won’t be able to use your kitchen. Ask your remodeler or designer to help you create a plan to allow you to use your kitchen at least partially during different points in the remodeling process.

Though remodeling can seem stressful at first, the right amount of planning and research will simplify the process and result in the kitchen of your dreams. For more design and remodeling tips from Sarah Reep, visit www.KraftMaid.com.

07.20.

Kitchen Islands

Kitchen islands are a highlight of many homes and the focal point of the kitchen. A kitchen island is the center of activity, where friends and family often gather, an additional dining spot, and a great place to spread out food preparation. Here are some points to think about if you’re considering the addition of an island to your kitchen.

As a general rule, you need at least 100 sq. feet of kitchen floor space to install a fully functional kitchen island. More specifically, the size of a kitchen island is a function of the space that must be left open around each side of the island. While different designers can work with different dimensions, about 3 feet safe distance to allow between the edges of the island and any adjacent wall, cabinet or appliance.

If you’re thinking about installing a kitchen island, you may be looking to expand your kitchen’s functional space. After all, at the most basic level a kitchen island gives you a boost in kitchen counter space. a A second kitchen sink is a great idea for improving a kitchen’s functionality. You’ll be amazed at how much a second sink comes in handy. Putting a specialty range or cooktop in your kitchen island will give you a new culinary experience in the kitchen. If you don’t already have a dishwasher or are looking to upgrade your existing appliance, a kitchen island gives you the perfect opportunity to install a brand new dishwasher. Extra electrical outlets are another great perk of installing a kitchen island. Additional outlets will give you greater flexibility when lots cooking is going on or when you’re hosting a party or get-together. Bookshelves and accent cabinets are a popular option for adding more storage space, while providing a decorative touch.

07.20.

Trend of Stainless Steel

Stainless steel cabinets are becoming increasingly popular in modern kitchens. While they’re commonly associated with outdoor kitchens, you can find them in more and more indoor kitchens as home owners learn more about the benefits of stainless steel.

Durability of Stainless Steel Cabinets

Stainless steel is an easy-to-clean surface, making it ideal in both indoor and outdoor kitchens. It’s a long-lasting material in addition to being a recyclable material, which is an important consideration for many homeowners. As the name implies, stainless steel is stain and corrosion-resistant. Stainless kitchen cabinets can also be clear-coated, making it a maintenance free surface that can take a lot of abuse.

The Look of Stainless Steel in the Kitchen

Stainless steel cabinets create a distinctive look in your home. The material is sleek and modern-looking and can be brushed with different finishes. Many people associate stainless steel with professional kitchens, and it’s often regarded as the mark of a “serious” kitchen. Whether you’re accenting with stainless steel or going all-out, stainless steel is a great choice for giving a kitchen a modern look.

Offering both style and functionality, it’s no wonder that stainless steel cabinets are becoming a popular choice in kitchens today.

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