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Kitchen Design: What Does “Modern” Mean to You?

Kitchen Design: What Does “Modern” Mean to You?

Did you know the term “modern” as it relates to kitchen design is used/interpreted differently by design professionals and homeowners? According to RICKI, an industry research group dedicated to uncovering trends that enable better decisions and smarter product development by leading kitchen brands, when interior designers use the word “modern,” they are typically referring to a particular style, but when consumers use the word “modern” to describe their dream kitchens, they are usually talking about an up-to-date space, regardless of their preferred style. Whatever the design style, there are elements that homeowners prioritize for the modern, updated kitchens of their...

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What Could You Do With a Few More Inches of Kitchen Countertop Space?

What Could You Do With a Few More Inches of Kitchen Countertop Space?

A countertop overhang provides a lip that extends beyond the front of your cabinets. The purpose of a standard overhang (usually about 1 1/2 inches) is to prevent liquid spills from dribbling down the face of your cabinets and to keep crumbs from finding their way into the drawers and cupboards below. When the overhang extends slightly past the cabinet and drawer fronts, spills will drip straight to the floor were they are easier to wipe clean. If you have even just a little extra space, you can increase your overhangs and add more functionality. Even just a few inches...

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What’s the Big Deal About Our Steel?

What’s the Big Deal About Our Steel?

A Look at What Makes The Original Granite Bracket®’s American Steel Construction Better for Your Projects When it comes to countertop support, the quality of the brackets is a big deal. We use only American-made steel to make our innovative brackets. This standard is important for many reasons that matter you—whether you’re an installer, homeowner, or a designer looking for lasting solutions. Here’s a look at why our steel is a big deal for you. Our American Steel Brackets and Countertop Braces Are Strong. Not all steel is created equal. We know this firsthand because we were in the kitchen...

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6 Home Upgrades Under $1,000 That Give You The Most Bang For Your Buck

6 Home Upgrades Under $1,000 That Give You The Most Bang For Your Buck

 Photo: Pinterest When it’s time to sell, a few key improvements, such as adding a granite countertop, can really increase your listing price. These strategic home improvement ideas can help add value to your home. Pop quiz: Would you rather buy a home with 1990s laminate countertops or pristine marble? It seems like an easy “A,” yet many home sellers are so immune to pre-existing (read: old) features in their homes that they can’t understand why buyers can’t see past them too. But even if you aren’t ready to list your home just yet, a few smart changes can make...

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