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Selecting Natural Stone for Your Kitchen and Bath Projects

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Natural stone is a beautiful choice for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, and backsplashes. Stone slabs showcase Mother Nature’s artistry, as every rock quarried from the earth has its unique color, veining, and pattern. Plus, natural stone has manageable maintenance, exceptional durability and is the gold standard in a luxury kitchen or bath. At Bentwood Luxury Kitchens, we want to share our experience designing with natural stone, as this is an important component of a project, which includes overall aesthetic and cost.

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August 26, 2020
Exclusively Bentwood, Worthy of Consideration

Kitchen Design Collaboration with Moll Anderson for Her Tennessee Home

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While in Dallas exploring the best resources for her Knoxville home addition project, Moll Anderson was referred to the Bentwood of Dallas showroom. There, Moll met Senior Kitchen Designer Bill Algier, who shared the same passion for: fine home and kitchen design, luxury living, cooking, entertaining, and enjoying life! As a successful author, TV personality, lifestyle influencer, and overall creative talent, Moll Anderson knew Bill was the right talent to collaborate with for her own special project.

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July 29, 2020
Personal Design Stories

Happy 4th of July Gatherings with Star Power Recipes

4th of July Recipes | Bentwood Luxury Kitchens

At Bentwood Luxury Kitchens, we love to cook and entertain. And right now we are feeling extra grateful this Summer as we gather again with family and friends for Summer Festivities! With 4th of July celebrations this week, we are inspired by seasonal foods, outdoor entertaining, and those closest to us, things that Summer memories are made of. So, sharing some of our favorite recipes seems like a great way to kick off the week! From the Food Network™, we are highlighting 4th of July recipes perfect for the holiday weekend from 3 super star chefs: Ree Drummond, Bobby Flay, and Ina Garten.

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July 1, 2020
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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
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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

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