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TREND ALERT: DARK CABINETRY

Everyone has heard and seen the timeless style of an all white kitchen; the cabinetry and countertops a pristine bright color that opens up the room and continues to be a mainstay in traditional and contemporary styles alike. Recently, newer and bolder hues have been dominating designs in the kitchen and bathroom design world. Rich

WHAT ARE RENDERS ANYWAY?

In the early stages of kitchen and bathroom design the term “render” tends to get thrown around quite a bit. But what are these and how are they helpful in helping to create a design vision? Here is where the term will be explained. Renders are computer generated images that are created in a design

SEMI PRECIOUS STONE SURFACES

With quartz all the rage in recent years; and continuing to trend, it’s worthwhile to take a look at another surface option available on the market that creates a statement within a newly designed space. Semi-precious stone surfaces are hand cut and bonded in slab form in order to create a product that can be

TWO TONED COMBINATIONS

While the timelessness of an all white kitchen is still popular in the kitchen design world, a new style has been stealing the spotlight in recent years. Utilizing a two tone combination in various ways to help create a more in depth and rich look for a newly remodeled space has become more in demand.

TREND ALERT: DARK COUNTERTOPS

Every so often countertop brands will create new colors based on the latest trends with a nod to timelessness. Instead of the traditional white, marble like or solid color; dark, rich and dramatic hues are starting to steal the countertop spot light.   These dark colors come with a considerable edge in the world of

CABINETRY 101: WOOD SPECIES

Wood species for cabinetry is one of the most mulled over decisions in the kitchen remodeling process. Rightly so, with all of the different wood species and finish options the right one for a new space can be daunting. Wood species can ultimately affect the final result of the chosen paint or stain. Discussed here

RANGE HOODS

The range hood; an often overlooked appliance once shopping for a kitchen remodel begins. Believe it or not, this appliance has many options available to it’s presentation and versatility in your new kitchen. The point of a range hood is to help circulate the air properly from what emits off of the cooking surface. The

DECORATIVE HARDWARE CHOICES

After weeks of browsing multiple showrooms and deciding what countertop, cabinetry, storage solutions and finishes are essential in creating your dream space; you realize that there’s one more step that has been overlooked. The Decorative hardware! Although it doesn’t seem like an essential thing to keep in mind when picking out various options for your

TREND ALERT: HAND PAINTED GLASS BACKSPLASH

Among the many options of tile and quartz backsplash, there’s a type that’s gaining popularity with kitchen designs as of late; hand painted glass backsplash! Here’s a few reasons to research a little further into this on-going trend. First, hand painted glass backsplash gives you a unique look with a pop of customized color. Glass

LET’S TALK TARIFFS

As of September 24th, 2018 the Chinese import tariffs took place on Chinese Quartz starting at an increase of 10%. As of January 1st, 2019 that will increase to 25%! This information is crucial because we here at AKB do not import Chinese Quartz so there will be no price increase on our quartz countertop