Before and After: Couple from Bath, PA Wins Dream Kitchen Makeover

Posted by Sara Cohen (Staff Writer)

Aug 11, 2014 12:05:00 PM

For those of you already living in the beautiful kitchen of your dreams, or those hiding from your ugly kitchen in restaurants every night, we ran our first Scary-Ugly Kitchen Photo Contest, which began in October, 2013. The contest asked all of our Facebook fans, blog readers and other social media followers to send us pictures of their ugly kitchens in the hopes of winning a dream kitchen makeover, featuring cabinet refacing by Kitchen Magic. The contest took place on our official Facebook business page, and consisted of three rounds of judging in which one winner was picked from over 250 contestants.

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Topics: Ugly Kitchens, Cabinet Refinishing

What's the Difference Between Modern and Contemporary Kitchen Styles?

Posted by Sara Cohen (Staff Writer)

Aug 6, 2014 12:16:00 PM

Ah, the age-old, new age question designers are faced with on a daily basis: “So, what’s the real difference between modern and contemporary styles?” If you’ve found yourself asking this question to friends, family members or just anyone willing to listen, I’m guessing that you haven’t been exactly met with a straight answer.

And that’s because distinguishing the differences between modern and contemporary styles is a difficult task, mostly due to the fact that the two terms have been used interchangeably so often over the past few years that they’ve almost become synonymous. It’s true—modern and contemporary styles, especially when it comes to kitchens, have many similarities, which can make it easy to consider the two terms to be one-in-the-same.

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Topics: Kitchen Design Ideas, Kitchen Styles

Romantic Kitchen Design Ideas

Posted by Sara Cohen (Staff Writer)

Aug 4, 2014 12:12:00 PM

We’ve been in business for over 35 years, and after installing over 50,000 kitchens, we’ve learned quite a bit about the different types of homeowners out there looking for new kitchens and just what types of designs each homeowner is looking for in their dream kitchen. One of the most popular types of homeowners looking to remodel their kitchens is sometimes known as “empty nesters.”

While the term empty nesters might mean lonely or even, I dare say, old, to some people, to the Kitchen Magic Family, we see empty nesters as adults ready for a new adventure and more time to enjoy together as a couple. This may mean that the kids have finally gone off to college or started families of their own, that retirement brings the opportunity to complete long-awaited home improvement projects, or that it’s simply time to finally build that dream kitchen. 

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Topics: Kitchen Design Ideas, Lowcountry, Simply Southern

3 Southern Kitchen Designs Made for Any Kitchen Style

Posted by Sara Cohen (Staff Writer)

Jul 9, 2014 1:27:00 PM

It seems everyone has their own take on what it means to have some Southern design in a space, but one thing’s for sure: a Southern kitchen is one that’s filled with food, love and family.

This famous quote hits the nail right on the head,

"A Southern kitchen. The place where…bacon’s sizzlin’, grits are simmerin’, fried chicken’s poppin’, green beans are boilin’, corbread’s bakin’, okra’s steamin’, collards are stewin’, banana pudding’s settin’, and pecan pie’s coolin’ on the windowsill."

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Topics: Kitchen Design Ideas, Lowcountry, Simply Southern

3 Elements of a Rustic Kitchen Design

Posted by Sara Cohen (Staff Writer)

Jun 26, 2014 3:57:00 PM

Nobody wants to cook, clean and eat in an old kitchen, but the old-world style is a coveted one all around the world. New style trends have taught us that combining modern technology with vintage or rustic design can be both beautiful and functional. Reclaiming old pieces of furniture, distressing new pieces and adding vintage touches that remind us of simpler times are very popular trends right now. But go too far into the rustic or craftsman style and you risk ending up with a space that looks like it belongs in the early 1900s. Let us teach you the three most important elements of rustic or craftsman kitchen design, so you can incorporate these styles into your dream kitchen.

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Topics: Kitchen Design Ideas

   

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