Author: Bentwood Luxury Kitchens

What to Consider When Selecting Hardware for Custom Made Cabinets

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Decorative Hardware for custom made cabinets has a big impact on the total appearance of a room, and speaks to the overall design and aesthetic. This is an opportunity to ‘go bold' and let the hardware become a star component, or ‘blend in’ and complement the overall design. Most importantly hardware must function well for the homeowner and their lifestyle—from a busy family kitchen to a downtown city loft. We say it should feel comfortable in your hand and easily open your cabinetry and appliances. So, as you are defining your preferences for custom cabinetry, the same should be done for decorative hardware. This component is part of your budget and most likely will take some time to fulfill the order. At Bentwood, we are here to make some suggestions from excellent industry resources.

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May 27, 2020
Exclusively Bentwood, Home Remodeling, Worthy of Consideration

A Modern Farmhouse with a Historic Past

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At Bentwood Luxury Kitchens, we are very excited to share a special Dealer project as well as highlight exceptional people in the business. Since becoming a dealer in 2001, Joy and Jerry Wilkins of Custom Kitchens from Oakland, California have always had a wonderful relationship with Bentwood. Joy says it best here: “Bentwood and Harmoni are our number one cabinet supplier because we’ve built a great relationship and have complete trust in their product and service”. And this is what it's all about for us here at Bentwood. Owner Randy Pittard takes great pride in relationships like these. We feel the same joy and mutual respect when working with the successful industry professionals who embrace our products and execute beautiful projects year after year. See how we collaborated on this stunning modern farmhouse.

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May 13, 2020
Exclusively Bentwood, Personal Design Stories

Have Your Own Fiesta with Favorite Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Book of Cinco de mayo Recipes | Bentwood Luxury Kitchens

At Bentwood Luxury Kitchens, we love to cook and entertain as much as our clients and industry friends. With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching, we are inspired by the beautiful foods, flavors, and passion of Mexican cooking.

When we think of Mexican food, Rick Bayless is the shining star chef we love! He's an all-around foodie giant in the world culinary scene. Driven by his passion for tasty Mexican food, his recipes are ‘best in class’. If you have had the pleasure of dining in one of his restaurants, you understand. Here are some classic recipes that you can put ‘your own riff on’ as Chef Bayless would say.

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April 29, 2020
Exclusively Bentwood

Custom Hoods and Kitchen Ventilation Basics

Custom Hoods & Kitchen Ventilation Options - Bentwood Luxury Kitchens

Finding the right hood with proper ventilation is a necessary key to the success of any kitchen project, and particularly important in today’s open concept environments. Kitchen ventilation options may not seem all that luxurious, but keeping your beautiful home free from odors, smoke, and grease doesn't have to be drab. Here at Bentwood Luxury Kitchens we can explore the best options for your project, making sure both function and aesthetic work together in your kitchen design.

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April 22, 2020
Exclusively Bentwood, Kitchen remodeling, Worthy of Consideration

Luxury Appliance 101

Luxury Appliances

An important component of your kitchen project is the appliance package. If you are a home cook and love to entertain, this is key, and doing your homework is essential. If you order out more than you cook, or this is a vacation home, you will still need to assess how you use your space and make selections that support your lifestyle. At Bentwood Luxury Kitchens, we understand there are many great appliance options available and want to share how we assist our clients in picking the best options for their home projects.

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April 15, 2020
Products for Modern Living, Worthy of Consideration

Organic Modern Design in Natural Walnut

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When a Colorado interior design firm needed to connect with a local custom cabinetry resource, introductions were made to Bentwood of Houston. The team from Associates lll Interior Design felt confident Bentwood of Houston could accommodate their special client project where premium walnut was the material of choice! Not only was this material specified throughout the entire residence, but attention to natural finishes and custom furniture grade details were key for executing this Modern design Houston high-rise project.

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April 8, 2020
Personal Design Stories

Ultimate Entertaining Space for Empty Nesters

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We wanted to share a timely project that celebrates entertaining at home that will have you thinking about updating your own recreational space in the future. When Interior Designer Debra Moore stopped by the Bentwood of Chicago showroom at the Merchandise Mart and met Senior Kitchen Designer Steve Karp, she was impressed and quickly set up a client introduction meeting. Debra's special client project involved taking an existing penthouse located on the beautiful shores of Michigan and transforming it into an Empty Nester Sanctuary. After a successful design collaboration like this, all we can say is ‘WOW’.

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March 31, 2020
Personal Design Stories

Hunkering Down at Home – Cook from Your Pantry and Feel Good!

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This time, we're excited to have Stephanie Karp with Ingrid Baltasi, both from Bentwood of Chicago share their knowledge of cooking and experience in making great home-cooked meals. Let's dig in: Like many of you now, I am working from home today and for the foreseeable future. And since we have gained a couple of extra hours by not commuting, how could we spend that time? For me, the answer is always cooking. It’s my happy time. Making a homemade meal is very satisfying, and right now, this is something positive I can offer up. Best of all, pantry items are a great go-to for the home cook to get dinner on the table with ease!

So, whether you did a big shop to fill the pantry or have a plan to shop by need, there are some wonderful staples that most of us have in the pantry, freezer, or fridge. Soups, stews, and pasta dishes are the ultimate comfort food, and although Spring is on the way, there is still a little chill in the air. Here are a few of our favorites we would like to share with you!

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March 25, 2020
Exclusively Bentwood

A Fresh Start with New Contemporary Kitchen

A Fresh Start with New Contemporary Kitchen

When a house fire destroyed a Dallas family home, a new opportunity emerged to change things up with a new contemporary style and to gain the function and storage they were missing, especially in the kitchen. Interior Designer Traci Connell, of Traci Connell Design, brought her clients to Bentwood of Dallas. There, they met with Kitchen Designer Emily Martin, who showed them the possibilities for a new Contemporary Kitchen. A combination of white and natural walnut cabinetry came together for a fresh new Kitchen design.  Upper glass fronts on the perimeter white cabinetry add to the contemporary design highlighting the warmth of premium walnut for a stunning combination.

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March 10, 2020
Personal Design Stories

Valentine’s Day Sweets for Your Sweet

Valentine's day

We've talked about our love of entertaining before, here at Bentwood Luxury Kitchens. This time, our passion for cooking leads us into Valentine’s Day and sharing some decadent recipes for those special someone’s in our lives. Whether you're hosting a gathering or just having an intimate dinner with your loved one, the time shared in your beautiful kitchen is personal and special. We are often inspired by the stellar chefs on Food Network, and they continue to "bring it" to the table around this time of year. From chocolate-dipped strawberries to a romantic French-inspired champagne cocktail, we think your sweetheart will love these recipes.

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February 13, 2020
Exclusively Bentwood

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