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Sustainable and Green Building Practices for Kitchen Remodels1

Sustainable and Green Building Practices for Kitchen Remodels

A kitchen can use a lot of energy and resources. If you’re concerned about sustainability and want to make your home greener here are a few remodeling ideas can help.

Sustainable Cabinets and Furniture

Cabinets and kitchen furniture contribute a lot to the appearance of the kitchen, but these pieces aren’t always green. Kitchen remodels can be accomplished easily through the selection of the right furniture.
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Increase the value of your home with a Kitchen Remodel

Increase the Value of your Home with a Kitchen Remodel

Remodeling your kitchen is one way to substantially increase the value of your home. What’s more you get all the benefits of a superb kitchen for the rest of the time you live in the property.

In 2011, a total 3.7 million kitchen remodels took place across the United States. You can expect your kitchen remodel to return at least 80% of the cost when you sell your home.

If you have a small kitchen with an inefficient layout, your kitchen remodel will transform the room to use the space efficiently.

Here are some tips to help you carry out your dream kitchen remodel:

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Five Kitchen Renovation Tips

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Kitchens are nurturing spaces for the body and soul, and even the smallest improvements in your cooking and gathering space can have a profound impact on your lifestyle. Whether it is rebuilding the island, purchasing new kitchen appliances or simply adding fresh cabinet knobs, renovating your kitchen will give you peace of mind, and add value to your home.

While kitchen renovations can be a great way to offer comfort, efficiency, functionality, and beauty to your cooking and gathering space, they can also be expensive, time-consuming and often very demanding. Knowing where to begin and adopting a thoughtful plan of action can make the entire renovating process enjoyable. Here are some tips that will help you achieve a stress-free kitchen renovation.
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Custom Touches for Small Kitchens

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Small kitchens can be challenging, but your kitchen is a powerful statement about who you are. You’ll need to make tons of choices that will impact how you live your daily life when you remodel. Here are some items you may want to look at which will give your small kitchen a deeply customized look and have all your guests drooling.

Faucets

The great thing about a faucet is that no matter that kind you chose, it would take up basically the same amount of space. So even the smallest of kitchens can use the same beautiful faucets as large kitchens. There are so many different styles to choose from industrial/restaurant chic to downhome farmhouse. You can have a single handle, 2 handles or go handleless. The finish can give your faucet a total custom look, such as an oiled rubbed bronze or brushed nickel.
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Kitchen Counter and Backsplash Ideas

 

Kitchen Counter and Backsplash Ideas

One of the major decisions in a kitchen remodel is the counter material and style. There are so many different materials, and styles that are available for renovating a kitchen countertop and backsplash. We now have the option of selecting granite, marble, butcher block, stainless steel, polished concrete and a myriad of other materials. Different styles exist to cater for differing personal tastes and kitchen environments.
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Trends in Kitchen Renovations

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Here are some trends in kitchen renovations that are not only popular but appreciated by consumers and manufacturers alike.

Invisible Appliances – These appliances are not necessarily invisible, but they are hidden away behind cabinetry. A microwave can be placed above the counter and by adding on a faux cabinet door it blends in perfectly and is still functional. Other appliances that can be hidden are the dishwasher and the refrigerator. These appliances can be camouflaged perfectly with faux cabinetry.
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Kitchen Renovations: What You Should Know Before Starting

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The kitchen is where family memories are made. Think of the joy, laughter, tears, and life lessons that take place in this little corner of your home. You want it to be as comfortable, efficient, and charming as possible with the best kitchen remodel ideas.

Big or small, simple or sophisticated, your dream kitchen is yours to style. But where do you start?
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New Laws Will Change the Way You Light Your Home

As always, Master’s Craft wants to be a source of new and valuable information on items related to your home.

New energy efficiency laws that took effect on Jan 1, are aimed at making lighting in your home more energy efficient.  Starting in California as of January 1, 2011, the traditional 100-watt and 150-watt A19 incandescent light bulbs are no longer being sold in California.  Next January 2012, these bulbs will be off the shelves nationwide.

The law also calls for the sale of 75-watt incandescent bulbs to be halted in 2013. (California will remove them from store shelves one year earlier.) And in 2014, Americans will no longer be able to purchase 60-watt and 40-watt A-shaped incandescents. Continue reading

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Hello Friends!

We want to take a moment during this busy time of year to reflect and give thanks.  First of all,  thank you to all of you, our loyal customers, for making 2010 a successful year for Master’s Craft.  While the recession has been challenging and things have not been easy, we are thankful that we are still here, and we are grateful to each and every one of you who entrusted your home to us.  We are quite busy now and look forward to the projects we have scheduled for the New Year.

Brian & Cheryl Martin Family, Owners

Brian & Cheryl Martin Family, Owners

Through the support and loyalty of our employees, clients, families, and friends, we are becoming one of  the premier kitchen and bath remodeling companies in Montgomery County and Bucks County, PA.  Over the last two years, approximately 70% of our business has come from repeat clients or from direct referrals of previous clients.  We are very proud and yet humbled by that.  We recognize that you, our friends and clients,  are an integral part of our success.

We also want to give thanks for the gift of Christmas and the reason we celebrate the holiday–our Lord Jesus Christ.  Without his grace, who knows where we would be.

If a new kitchen, bathroom or addition is on your wish-list this year, contact us and we’ll be honored to help you design and create the room of your dreams.

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year from our family to yours!!!