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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3 Ways Trending Kitchen Designs Are Using Cherry Cabinets and Other Dark Woods

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A lot of attention gets paid to lighter, brighter color trends in kitchen designs today, but there are also some really inspiring styles using wood cabinets in darker hues—even in traditional cherry—which many people now associate with a dated look. We’ve gathered some great examples here, and explain how to incorporate darker wood, even cherry cabinets, into fresh, new designs. 

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