5 Clever Bathroom Storage Ideas for Your Remodel

Whether your family bathroom has to cater for everyone or you have a small bathroom to yourself, storage is everything. Here are some tips from our team, the specialists in Formica countertop edging, to help you get the most out of your space while keeping it organized and easy to clean.

  1. Wall cabinets: If you have an open wall, it’s the perfect spot for a cabinet. Try to get the biggest one you can comfortably fit into the space. It’s great for storing toiletries, towels, accessories and more within easy reach.
  2. Storage ladder: This is a free-standing storage option that is ideal for people who don’t want to make permanent changes to their space. Make sure it goes as high as possible, so you can fit everything you need onto it at easy reaching height.
  3. Crate shelving: If you don’t have the budget or space for a wall cabinet, crates are the perfect option. Simply pick them up at a craft store, paint them to fit in with your décor and fix to the wall. They are small enough to fit into tiny spaces and make great storage for toiletries, toilet rolls and more.
  4. Towel ladder: If you share a bathroom and don’t have enough hanging space, the best thing to do is go vertical. Towel ladders let you hang multiple towels to dry without taking up much floor space.
  5. Maximize your vanity space: Bathroom vanities are wonderful storage, but you can increase their capacity easily by creating hidden storage on the back of the doors themselves. You can attach a rack easily and add space for essentials like hairdryers, hot irons, brushes and more.

Affordable, Lasting Style with Custom Formica Countertop Edging 

Designing your dream bathroom? Make your space truly yours with customizable Formica countertop edging available in a wide range of designs. At Kuehn Bevel, we use over 20 years of experience and the latest manufacturing technology to ensure that you get highly durable and stylish results at an affordable price. We also work with all the top laminate countertop brands, making us a leading provider of laminate countertop edging options, including beveled edge laminate countertops, Wilsonart and Formica edges.

For more information about our products or to speak to the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/

 

Tips for Creating a Functional Workshop

For DIY enthusiasts, hobbyists and hands-on home businesses, an on-site workshop is a must-have addition to their home. Here are some tips on how to create a functional workshop space in your garage or outbuilding, from our team specializing in laminate countertop edges.

  • Your workbench comes first: This is the heart of the workshop and needs to be easily accessible on all sides, and big enough that you can work comfortably on a number of projects at the same time. It’s worthwhile spending extra time on making sure that your workbench is big and sturdy enough before moving on to other aspects of your workshop.
  • Tools and equipment: Decide what tools and equipment are essential to your workspace and measure out and designate spaces for larger items. Hand tools and smaller items can be displayed on pegboard leaves – a cost-effective way of adding vertical storage as well as ensuring that tools can be easily seen and accessed.
  • Storage and countertops: Vertical storage and open countertops are always going to be useful in a workshop, so plan to have spaces where you can install shelves and counter space in a way that is easily accessible while you work. The goal here is to take up as little floor space as possible while getting the most storage and workspace.
  • Electrical outlets: These should be convenient and plentiful, so you don’t end up with power cords and extensions running over your floor and workbench, causing a safety hazard. It’s also good to have electrical outlets at countertop level as well as floor level, so your charging tools can be out of the way and not compete with your other power tools.

Hardwearing, Durable Laminate Countertop Edges for Workshops, Bathrooms and Kitchens 

At Kuehn Bevel, we use over 20 years of experience and the latest countertop edge profile manufacturing technology to ensure that you get highly durable results at an affordable price. We also work with all the top laminate countertop brands, making us a leading provider of game rooms, workshops, bathrooms and kitchen countertop edge options, including Wilsonart and Formica edges.

For more information about our products or to speak to the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/

 

4 Challenges Every Kitchen Remodel Faces

Remodeling a kitchen adds considerable value to your home and quality of life, but it does come with its own challenges. Here are some insights from our team of specialists in countertop edge options.

  1. Plumbing: It’s only when the remodel is well under way that many people come across damaged or rusted water pipes that they were unaware of. Of course, it’s a good thing you find them and can get them replaced, as these can lead to leaks and mold in your home, but it’s often an unexpected additional cost. Another challenge occurs when you want your plumbing appliances moved around in your kitchen, as this means new piping and drainage needs to be installed, which can get costly.
  2. Non-compliant wiring: In the decades since many of our homes were built, the demand for electrical supply has skyrocketed. Unless your home has been re-wired to handle this demand, chances are that it no longer complies with regulations and will be unable to safely manage the demands of your household. Old or insufficient electrical wires are a huge safety hazard and can easily cause fires, so it’s a good idea to have a full inspection as you remodel.
  3. Badly fitting cabinets and countertops: As kitchens are remodeled over the years, homeowners choose different cabinet and countertop sizes. When you remodel, chances are that you’re going to see issues like mismatched paint, damage to walls and ceilings from where the cabinets have been removed, and even missing or mismatched wall studs where the new cabinets need to be installed. With a touch of creativity and a good contractor, you can re-plaster, repaint or even hide issues with an eye-catching backsplash.
  4. Walls, floors and ceilings that just aren’t straight: This is an issue that is surprisingly common, especially in older homes. It can affect all your measurements and you may need to refinish your floor or raise/lower your cabinets to ensure you have an even work surface. The best way to face this challenge is to ensure your contractor has plenty of experience with older kitchens and can measure for issues early on and suggest affordable fixes.

Take the Stress Out of Your Kitchen Remodel with Our Countertop Edge Options 

At Kuehn Bevel, we have extensive experience in manufacturing and designing countertop edge options, and with our technology and design process, we can offer a huge range of custom combinations and product styles, letting you have full control over how the finished product will look. In addition to Formica ideal edges and granite like laminate, we also offer custom designed laminate backsplashes for kitchens and bathrooms.

For more information about our products and laminate countertop edge options or to speak to the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/

How Kitchen Colors Can Affect your Mood and Appetite!

If Instagram has proven anything, it’s that eating is as much about visual appetite as anything else! In fact, even the colors you use in your kitchen can have an impact on your mood and appetite and can influence eating habits. Here are some insights from our team, the leaders in kitchen countertop edges.

  • Blue – an appetite suppressant: Whether it’s because of its naturally calming effect or the fact that there just aren’t that many blue foods in nature, this range of colors is noted for decreasing the appetite and helping people avoid mindless snacking.
  • Yellow and orange – the happy place: These colors have an interesting effect on the body, causing increases in serotonin (the feel-good hormone) in people exposed to it. Kitchens in these colors feel welcoming and energetic and tends to make people feel refreshed.
  • Green – nature, naturally: Green is associated with health, plant life and the outdoors, so it can be a great influence on people looking to improve their diets and lifestyle. This encouraging color can help people stay motivated to pick an apple over an apple pie!
  • Red – an appetite for passion: Red kitchens are very popular and it’s not difficult to see why. This is the color of love, passion, warmth and vitality, and it can encourage us to indulge ourselves by exploring our creativity in the kitchen… or the fridge itself.
  • Black and brown – tones to stay away from: Unless you’re using these colors as part of a neutral color palette, the general rule is to stay away from them. Wood or black countertops/cabinets look beautiful and stylish, but too much of these tones can dominate a kitchen and transform it into an unwelcoming and unappetizing space.

All the Kitchen Countertop Edge Options You Need at a Great Price! 

Kuehn Bevel is America’s leading producer of kitchen countertop edge options. With over 20 years of experience, we have the technology and expert skills to produce high-quality decorative countertop edging options in laminate, solid surface and wood. From Formica ideal edges to backsplashes and wall trim, we do it all.

For more information about our laminate countertop edging options or to speak to the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/