Never underestimate the importance of lighting for your kitchen. Whether you’re cooking, eating, cleaning, or organizing, you will need plenty of light in the right places. Otherwise, you risk misplacing key items or leaving crumbs and liquids lying on the counter, where they can attract bugs and germs.

It’s not hard to see why lighting matters. But if you’re like most homeowners, you probably do not fully understand how to illuminate your kitchen effectively. You can only do this if you have three layers of lighting.

Categories: Kitchens, Design Ideas, Trends

Looking to remodel or rebuild your kitchen? Projects like these can make your life easier and add value to your home, but only if you plan them out carefully. Make sure not to get caught in the common pitfalls of kitchen design, or you’ll end up wasting space, managing trash and recycling poorly, or blocking access to key parts of the room! With the following tips, you can avoid the most common design mistakes and create a kitchen that meets all your needs for the long haul.

Categories: Kitchens, Design Ideas

Kids. We love ‘em! But leave them unchecked and things can quickly escalate. Adding a kitchen island can help! When starting the thought process for kitchen remodeling and a new kitchen design, a kitchen island might just be the difference between a happy life and constant strife. Not sure what we mean? Here are 3 simple ways a kitchen island “works” to keep (or restore) the sanity in your home.

Categories: Kitchens, Design Ideas

I am going to let you in on a little secret. Kitchens are the Unicorn Frappuccino of remodeling. I know what you are thinking. The timing of this revelation seems suspicious. However, in terms of kitchen remodeling it is true. Kitchens are the Unicorn Frappuccino of remodeling projects. Any project can transform a house, but kitchen remodeling changes a home. Goodbye black coffee kitchen, hello Unicorn Frappuccino kitchen!

Categories: Kitchens, Design Ideas, Trends

Education plays a key role throughout our entire lives. It begins in early childhood and if we embrace it, it stays with us our entire lives. College affords the opportunity to develop a real focus around what we hope to do, want to do and sometimes are even a little afraid to do.

We believe the training pipeline starts early, so we have worked to grow this partnership with Virginia Tech and other schools offering housing and other accredited programs. We can’t hire every intern, and we know that not every intern will come to work for us. Nevertheless, and most importantly, we recognize the greater good and importance of teaching them.

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