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Tips for Kitchens

October 20, 2015

Getting ready to update or overhaul your kitchen? Here are some tips I shared with everyone who attended my "Kitchen Trends" seminar at the Lake Bluff Library recently.

Getting ready to update or overhaul your kitchen? Here are some tips I shared with everyone who attended my "Kitchen Trends" seminar at the Lake Bluff Library recently.

1.       White kitchens have never and will never go out of style.

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2.       Choose a simple door style for cabinets, nothing too ornate or detailed as they will date your kitchen in years to come

3.       If you choose two different finishes for your cabinets, all your counters should be the same material

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4.       If you choose two different types of slabs for your counters, your cabinet finish needs to be the same

5.       If you love to cook, do yourself a favor and include a cook’s seat so you can rest while you slice and dice!

6.       Don’t put a cook top in an island or peninsula with seating if you have kids – too easy for them to get burned

7.       If you have a large island or peninsula, upscale your light fixtures accordingly

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8.  Mix metals! Appliances and accents don't need to be stainless steel only. We love copper and gold and matte black.

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Perhaps the most important advice we give to clients is this - You don’t have to completely gut your kitchen to update it. You can achieve a new look with a few key changes. If you want to chat about this further just call us at 847.816.1296.

Susan Brunstrum
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