As homeowners spend more time at home, working and living in their kitchens with their families, the desire for streamlined functionality and a cleaner appearance has only continued to grow. Sought-after details for organizing pantry items, charging electronics and putting everything in its place are just some of the requested details for kitchen accessories and cabinet interiors.
Ease of use is a must for these elements, but aesthetics and beautiful finishes are also part of the mix. Manufacturers have proven to be up to the task, however, as cabinet pullouts don’t just offer function, but do it in style; and accessories deliver the best in function while blending in and even enhancing their surroundings.
Following are some of the hottest trends in interior fittings and kitchen accessories right now.
–Storage accessories are increasingly becoming customized for how homeowners use their space, with removable caddies, utensil storage, adjustable drawer inserts and movable pegs being used.
— Power sources for charging electronics are being hidden away, with customized spaces being created in drawers and nooks for convenient powering up.
–Pullouts now include very specific functional accessories, such as knife blocks and bins that keep items close at hand.
–Reaching into dark cabinets, corner spaces and high storage is becoming a thing of the past, as interior storage units now easily bring the items to the user.
–Using every inch of space is a must in today’s organized kitchens, and spices, sheet pans and cooking utensils find their own spaces in carved-out storage.
–Shelving continues to grow and evolved in the kitchen, with styles ranging from live edge wood to industrial metal.
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If you’ve been hesitant to begin your kitchen remodeling project, you’re going to want to read this article. Yes, it’s no secret that a remodeling project is not merely a simple task. A kitchen remodel can be an intricate project which requires careful details and planning. This fact alone can lead homeowners to push off their much-needed house projects. However, don’t let this deter you from creating the kitchen of your dreams. With the right consultation and team, your kitchen project will be planned out and ready to begin in no time.
The first step in your remodeling journey is consulting with your renovating professionals. The consultation lays out the groundwork and introduces you to the wide variety of kitchen possibilities offered for you. After you schedule your consultation, you can even spend some time perusing the internet for some kitchen images you like. This will give your designer an idea of your style. Call your nearest Kitchen Solvers today for your kitchen consultation!
Design and Selection
On your next consultation, you will choose your kitchen design and layout. There are many to choose from and based on your wants, needs, and functionality we will help you to narrow down those decisions to find the perfect fit for your home. This process normally takes 2-8 weeks depending on availability and scheduling. It’s an important choice and we want to ensure you are not rushed through your decision-making process.
After you choose which designs to be implemented into your home, we can fully get the ball rolling on beginning the project planning. This step is where we fully introduce you to your project manager. Your project manager will facilitate and organize all the steps which need to be taken to complete you newly remodeled home. They’ll keep you updated on each step as the process begins to take way. When the project planning is complete, you’ll have a good idea of when to expect the installation crew to come.
New Kitchen Installation
New kitchen installation takes around 2 to 3 weeks. This final step involves the demolition of your kitchen by tearing out all the existing cabinetries. Then implementing your electrical and plumbing wires and pipes to work with your new appliances and light fixtures. Once the plumbing and electricity is configured, flooring and cabinet installation can begin. Typically, these installations each take around 3 days to complete.
The lengthiest part of your new kitchen is the completion and installation of your countertops. This process takes the longest because a custom template must be created using the exact measurements from your home. Once the countertops are in place, plumbing and appliances can be fully installed. The finalization of this step means your new kitchen is almost ready! Lastly, a backsplash and tile are incorporated into your design scheme giving more character and personalization to your home.
At Kitchen Solvers, we want to ensure that you, the homeowner, protect and preserve your beautiful kitchen. The most important factor in how to make a kitchen remodel easy is getting help from professionals. At Kitchen Solvers, our expert design team can help you create the ultimate kitchen that fits your budget and offers some of the best features and styles available.
And be sure to read our helpful articles: How to Make a Kitchen Remodel Easy and Confused about Cabinet? A Guide to a Cabinet Reface or Replace!
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WASHINGTON, DC — The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), the trade organization representing many of the industry’s leading appliance suppliers, has lent its voice to a four-member coalition of trade associations urging immediate action by the Biden administration and Congress to address ongoing global supply chain challenges.
The Washington, DC-based AHAM yesterday joined the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) in releasing a white paper outlining how supply chain disruptions, which are being compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, “are hurting the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers, stalling the U.S. economic recovery (and resulting in) unprecedented damage to the global product supply chain.”
The call for action comes one day after a coalition of workers from across the supply chain warned world leaders that global trade is facing a potential “global transport system collapse” if governments do not restore freedom of movement to transport workers and give them priority to receive COVID vaccines that have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).
“The ability to produce and deliver home appliances to consumers has been dramatically hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic and other supply-related issues, creating hardships for consumers and for businesses at every step in the supply chain,” said Joseph McGuire, president and CEO of AHAM. “The result is ongoing shortages of products, materials, components and labor, leading to delays and increased costs,” McGuire said, adding that, in some cases, the supply chain timeline has doubled or tripled.
“This is at a time when consumers are spending more time in their homes and more dependent than ever on home appliances to keep their families healthy and their homes clean,” he said.
The request by AHAM followed a series of meetings between association members and Biden administration staff, centered around issues important to AHAM-member companies, such as the Section 301 China tariffs, Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs, labor shortages, increased costs for shipping containers and increased shipping times, and semiconductor shortages, AHAM said.
“Combined with increased demand for appliances and equipment, supply chain bottlenecks have negative consequences, including increased costs, lost sales, delayed deliveries of critical products to consumers in the face of supply chain backlogs, and even shutting down manufacturing plants,” the association contended.
AHAM acknowledged that many supply chain issues will require long-term solutions, but the coalition also requested immediate relief from policymakers through tariff removal and fair allocation of semiconductors to all industries.
“Quick implementation of these and other policy solutions may help prevent a continued worsening of the availability of manufactured products in the U.S., while increasing productivity and stemming product cost inflation,” AHAM said.
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