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.
What to Consider When Selecting Hardware for Custom Made Cabinets
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.
Custom Hoods and Kitchen Ventilation Basics
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.
Luxury Appliance 101
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.
Project Checklist for your Kitchen Remodel
At Bentwood Luxury Kitchens, we often talk to homeowners who are ready to begin a remodeling project, but not sure who to engage and how this process ‘all works.’ The size of the project—just the kitchen or the entire first floor- will lend itself to the level of assistance needed and materials/services to procure.
Modern Ranges, Ovens, and Cooktops Worthy of Consideration
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!
Pizza Makeovers from Your Home Oven
Pizza is always a crowd-pleaser. Yet, do you usually rely on delivery to bring this family favorite to the table? Then it’s time to expand your pizza horizons! Making pizza in your own home oven is a tastier, healthier, and a more innovative alternative to the traditional take-out. It is also an elevated way to satisfy a pizza craving while flexing your creative chef muscles.
Not sure if you have the culinary skills or know-how required to switch from frozen or pre-prepared pizza to a true original? Making your own pizza is actually a lot easier than you think!
Let’s uncover all you need to know about making the best pizza in town, right in your own kitchen.