Smart Home Part 1

Did you ever think you could look inside your refrigerator with an app on your phone? Or preheat your oven when you are a couple of miles away? These are just a few examples of the ways technology has re-shaped the way we live in our homes. From appliances to HVAC and...

Outdoor Kitchens

With warmer weather upon us, and stay-at-home family dining becoming more of the norm, what better way to spend that time together than outdoors. Enjoying this summer season can be perfectly paired with an outdoor kitchen, dining, or lounge space. The design industry...
Clean & Simplify

Clean & Simplify

No matter where you live, spring looks a bit different this year. For the majority of us, we are home now more than ever; balancing the many roles our sanctuary has become. Our homes have become our children’s classroom, a gym, an art studio, our office space and so...
Sink Selection

Sink Selection

Today’s market is flooded with options to choose from when making selections for your remodel project. It can, very quickly, become an overwhelming process that often leads to quick regretful decisions. Allow us to take some of the guesswork out of this process for...
Mudroom Tips

Mudroom Tips

According to Merriam – Webster a mudroom is considered a room off the kitchen or basement “designed specifically for shedding dirty or wet footwear and clothing.”  Historically mudrooms were common in homes located in regions that experienced all four seasons,...
Appliances That Work for You

Appliances That Work for You

‘Tis the season for celebrating the holidays with friends and family! Are you hosting this year? Or maybe it’s your turn to bring a side dish. Whatever it is, we want to make sure you are prepared. Here at KbE we interact with all kinds of clients with various cooking...
Lighting in Kitchens

Lighting in Kitchens

“To see beauty is to see light.” – Victor Hugo We could not say it any better. Here at KbE we often hear our clients mention that their current space lacks lighting, often making it hard to work in. As problem solvers and design advocates we present various ways to...
Bathroom Budget

Bathroom Budget

If you have ever bought or sold a home, you are probably familiar with the reality that updated kitchens and bathrooms add value to your home and typically will help your home sell much more quickly. Embarking on a remodel of any kind can be very daunting, especially...
Budgeting For Your Kitchen Remodel

Budgeting For Your Kitchen Remodel

Between the dozens of Pinterest Boards and Houzz inspiration photos you have complied your version of the perfect kitchen. You have found the ideal countertop with the complimentary backsplash; the right tone of cabinetry and the most beautiful cabinet hardware but to...
Pantry Organization

Pantry Organization

As designers, we commonly hear our clients refer to their kitchens as the heart of their homes. We couldn’t agree more! Like the ventricles pump blood to our hearts to keep it going, pantries supply the needs to run a functioning kitchen. It’s true! No matter how...