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Our inspiration for this blog is to create a hub of ideas and resources for our clients, friends and remodeling enthusiasts. The blog content will include our work, as well as other unique and clever solutions that we feel worthy of sharing. Our blog is organized by key words, and is easily searchable. Please enjoy, interact, and give us your feedback.

-Jef Forward


Jan 23, 2012

Add color to your kitchen

Homeowners tend to shy away from high-impact colors when designing or renovating kitchens, since it's best to have a timeless design and not intimidate potential buyers when selling. The results are kitchens that have neutral colors and materials that are quite forgettable. Don't be afraid to add color to your kitchen. Look at other areas of your house for inspiration. Perhaps there are colors in your favorite painting or fabric that inspire you. Below are some examples of eye-catching kitchens.

highland park contemporary kitchen
contemporary kitchen design by chicago architect Powell/Kleinschmidt, Inc.

1. Countertop. This rich royal blue color is known as "Sodalite". The blue gives an unexpected touch to the overall design.

Jan 10, 2012

Latest Kitchen Remodel

Our clients for this project wanted to transform their cramped kitchen into a space that would be as comfortable for two people as it would be for twenty.  Our design build solution achieves this goal by demolishing two small walls to create a more open space. Views through the kitchen and to the outside add to the feeling of openness. A new cabinet layout provides more storage and abundant counter seating. See more here.
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