Design Ideas for the Social Kitchen

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The kitchen is the chameleon of the home, it transforms into whatever homeowners and families need it to be. It’s got many uses for the family but one thing’s for sure, it’s the hub of activity. Some congregate in the kitchen for a celebratory party or friendly gathering, they use it for completing home business or education-related tasks, or simply for dinning. Whatever the many uses of your kitchen, you’ll want a design that accommodates everyone’s social needs.

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Preventing Food Poisoning in Your Home

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September is National Food Safety Education Month and according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “an estimated 1 in 6 Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die from eating contaminated food.” Don’t be another number in the statistic! Practice preventative measures for safely handling food in your kitchen. Take care of your loved ones with these tips for preventing food poisoning at home.

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Get Exposed with the Industrial Kitchen Design

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Have you ever roamed a yard sale or flee market searching for a hidden treasure? Better yet, have you ever re-purposed anything you’ve found into something new and useful for your home? If you’re a fan of refurbishing items for different means, then you may be a fan of the industrial kitchen design. Embrace the combination of old and new with an affordable style you can incorporate in your kitchen.

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Yes, You Can Have a Modern Kitchen Without Sacrificing Functionality

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If you’re a modernist, you know “modern” is almost synonymous with “minimal.” That can be a conundrum when you’re designing a kitchen. Minimal or not, there’s a pretty standard list of must-have kitchen features:

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Inspiring Kitchen Design Ideas From This Is Us

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We have been waiting with bated breath since last spring’s season finale cliffhanger of NBC’s This is Us. While Randall and Beth Pearson’s relationship has fans riveted, it’s their contemporary kitchen that really has us swooning here at Kitchen Magic.

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Your Essential Guide to Conquering a Home Show

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Home show guide

Are you planning to make the home show pilgrimage each year? If you are a homeowner considering a remodeling project, these expos are for you. They are designed to connect homeowners with the latest trends, technology and products around. And if you are a service provider, being a vendor lets you showcase the quality and craftsmanship you deliver to thousands of people who are interested in remodeling. It’s like a UN summit, only with less foreign dignitaries and more free refrigerator magnets.

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As you might have guessed, we love home show season. We, as you might have guessed, are all about kitchens. And beyond adding beauty and functionality to the heart of your home, kitchen renovations tend to be the highest recouping interior home project, generally returning over 80% on the investment. That may be why the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University’s Improving America’s Housing 2019, there were roughly 2 million kitchens remodeled in 2017.

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It’s All About Being Open

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Integrated living space is just another way of saying, ‘open floor plan.’ Households have historically been compartmentalized, in part due to heating and cooling efficiencies. Today, the lines often have been blurred between traditional rooms in the home. Now, a vast expanse of strategically placed furniture and lighting fixtures can be all that separates one area from the next. Homeowners enjoy the openness of integrated living because it creates a warm, welcoming environment for parties and guests. If you’re interested in incorporating integrated living spaces, we suggest using your kitchen as the epicenter of activity.integrated kitchen floor plan

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Kitchen Magic’s 2019 Fall Trends Report

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It’s that time of year again. Time for our annual fall trends report, where we give you the latest and greatest in kitchen design, functionality and style. And oh boy, have we got a lot of great trends to cover! So many, in fact, we have enlisted the assistance of our very own design specialist, JT Norman. As someone with his finger on the pulse of all things kitchen design, his top eight trends for this season make up the very informative and fun list below.Fall Trends_Hero

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Our 16 Most Popular Knobs and Pulls for Kitchens [UPDATED]

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So, you’ve selected your cabinet door style, and your finish and/or colors are nailed down. Aaaaaah. Now, you can sit back, relax and…wait! Don’t put your feet up just yet. You still have some very important decisions to make about cabinet hardware—the knobs and pulls that put the finishing touch on your kitchen remodeling project.Owens Kitchen-11

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