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Ultimate Entertaining Space for Empty Nesters

entertaining space

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!

cook from pantry

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

Beautiful Meal Presentations for Easy Holiday Entertaining

easy holiday entertaining

At Bentwood luxury kitchens, we love to cook and entertain as much as our clients and often talk ‘food’ with those who share our passion. Going into the holiday season, we thought it was only fitting to share some of our easy fall meal favorites and go-to recipes for entertaining. Enjoying time with loved ones is what it is really about, not preparing a 5-course meal with perfect wine pairings and being too exhausted to enjoy your guests!

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November 22, 2019
Exclusively Bentwood

Houston High Rise Showcases Transitional Custom Millwork

Houston High Rise Showcases Transitional Custom Millwork

Builder and remodeler, Patrick Price of PE Price Builders, contacted Bentwood of Houston to discuss a high rise project in the process of a remodel. His client had purchased two units with the intention to open them up into one large unit. Hence, our project called for a very detailed set of drawings for a sizable kitchen and breakfast room. And for these two spaces, every vertical surface was to either be covered in cabinetry, custom millwork, or tile backsplash. It is clear to see why this Bentwood of Houston project won the ‘ASID Ruby Award’ for ‘Best Use of Material’.

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November 5, 2019
Personal Design Stories

Modern Ranges, Ovens, and Cooktops Worthy of Consideration

modern ranges ovens and cooktops

The luxury appliance industry has exploded with modern ranges, ovens, and cooktops, offering many configuration and finish options for today’s residential buyers. So, when selecting what’s right for your kitchen project, we have highlighted a few favorites we feel are worthy of consideration from today’s top appliance manufacturers. Whether you have a small city loft, spacious family home, or a vacation get away, there is a winning combination of modern kitchen cooking appliances for how you live!

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October 22, 2019
Products for Modern Living, Worthy of Consideration

Premium Wood Cabinetry Adds Warmth & Beauty – Just Feels like Home

Premium Wood Cabinetry

There are many material choices when it comes to custom cabinetry for your home project. The most popular choice is white painted cabinetry and featured on almost every home improvement reality show, but there is so much more to explore! At Bentwood Luxury Kitchens, we offer a wide range of premium choices for natural wood cabinetry with stain and finish options that are luxurious, designer approved, and will enhance the value of your home.

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October 8, 2019
Design Inspiration, Exclusively Bentwood

Casual Elegance for Everyday Living and Entertaining

Casual Elegance in Dallas Family Kitchen | Bentwood of Dallas

Discover one of our newest Dallas projects that masters the combination of elegance and everyday family-friendly living. This new construction project began with a strong and detailed vision by designer Tiffany McKinzie and her client to create a functional space that was brimming with style. When Emily Martin, Bentwood of Dallas Kitchen Designer, met with Tiffany and her client, she knew how to transform this vision into a livable and timelessly attractive space for this active Dallas family.

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September 25, 2019
Personal Design Stories

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