A Case for Two-Toned Cabinetry

A modern twist on cabinetry design is here: the selection of two-toned kitchen cabinets. Long gone is the assumption that all your cabinets need to be the same color or wood. You can a lot of visual interest with different cabinet colors and styles, all within the same kitchen remodel! Here’s how…

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  1. Select a darker painted or wood cabinet for below the countertops.

  2. Go with a bold color choice for your kitchen island cabinetry.

  3. Choose a feature wall or space to go with a different color, such as around a large appliance.

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Not only will these designs add visual interest to your new kitchen, it also can be a nice compromise between home owners who cannot agree on one type!  

When you’re ready for new cabinets, or an entire kitchen remodel, be sure to talk to the talented team at The JAE Company! We’re ready to make your next dream kitchen a reality, and we’ve got all the beautiful KitchenCraft cabinets you see in this blog post! Contact us today!

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Top 5 Kitchen Remodeling Features

There’s a lot consider when planning for a kitchen remodel. To help make the important decisions, here’s a list of the Top 5 features of any kitchen remodeling project!

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  1. Appliances. Appliances will arguably be the most utilized feature of your kitchen remodel, so choosing the right ones for your home is critical- not just for the look and feel of your kitchen, but also for your budget! Make sure you look for energy-saving models, and those that are well-built, especially if you have a lot of kitchen traffic from friends and family.

  2. Counters. Countertop style and color typically drive the look of your kitchen remodel. Whether you choose granite or quartz, you’re going to want a material that lasts. Flexibility may also be important to you. A neutral countertop can coexist with a number of different colors- so in a couple years when your spouse decides that a “red” kitchen is no longer the answer, you can refresh your kitchen colors without paying for new countertops again.

  3. Cabinetry. Storage is a big concern in kitchens, and making sure your storage is beautiful is just as important! Your cabinetry must make sense for your remodel, both in form and function. Today’s cabinetry manufacturers offer more custom features than ever before, so it’s important to know what’s best for you and your family. For example: don’t have a Keurig coffee machine? Then you can probably pass on the custom K-Cup drawer.

  4. Tile & Backsplash. Choosing the right tile means not just flooring, but also the backsplash around your countertops. The backsplash area can range from inexpensive options like paint & wallpaper, to more expensive choices such as glass and porcelain tile. Like most aspects of a remodel, the more you spend, the higher quality of material you will get, and the longer it will last.  

  5. Hardware. From larger hardware choices such as lighting and faucets, down to the smallest of cabinet handles, beautiful hardware can add the finishing touch that really makes a new kitchen shine. You’ll want hardware that is easy to clean, and tough enough to withstand the hands, heat, steam, and water of a busy kitchen. You’ll also want to make sure that the hardware you want is available in the finish you desire, whether that be brass, copper, stainless, or oiled bronze. There’s a lot to choose from!

Get the best advice on these Top 5 kitchen remodeling features by calling The JAE Company! We have the staff and experience needed to make your kitchen remodel dreams a reality. Contact us today!

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Top 5 Appliances To Include In Your New Kitchen Island

Kitchen Islands are known for adding additional counter space and storage to your home. But often overlooked is how an island can give you new space for the convenience of appliances! Here’s a list of some great appliance options when designing your new kitchen island.

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  1. Stove Top. We do most of our hosting in the kitchen, so why not put your stove in the middle of the action? Moving the stove may help with the flow of your kitchen and free up counter space under cabinetry around the outside of the room.

  2. Sink / Wet Bar. If you’ve got a busy kitchen, moving the sink to the kitchen island can give everyone access to it. The added counter space of the island may also give you the choice of a larger sink, if that’s important to you.  Another option is to add a “wet bar” sink for additional convenience when hosting.

  3. Dishwasher. If you currently lack under-the-counter space for a dishwasher, a new kitchen island may provide the room you were looking for. And if you’ve got an especially large family, even two dishwashers can be an option in your island.

  4. Wine cooler. You may not have room for that wine cellar you’ve always dreamed about, but adding a wine cooler to your kitchen island is a welcome addition for any wine aficionado. Small beverage refrigerators such as these can be great for hosting too.

  5. Trash compactor. Nothing can ruin the beauty of a kitchen faster than a trash can, especially if you’ve got a big family. A trash compactor gives you a tidy and discreet place for waste, while helping to minimize the amount of trash you have to take to the curb on trash day.

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If you don’t have space for these types of amenities in your current kitchen, a kitchen island might just be the answer you were looking for. Appliances in your kitchen island are not only convenient, but can increase the resale value of your home. Contact the JAE Company today to get started on your own kitchen island! We have the staff and expertise to help. Call today!