Remodeling Ideas – How to Design a Luxury Shower

When it comes to adding luxury touches to our homes, bathrooms are making a splash. For many people, luxury showers are just as important as getting the perfect tub – and there are some fantastic options available! Here are some remodeling ideas from the specialists in countertop edge options.

Glass Enclosed Showers 

Throw that shower curtain away and invest in glass panels! This is an update that instantly modernizes your shower, creates a more open feel in your bathroom and – importantly – is easy to keep clean and hygienic. You can even enclose your shower in glass panels on each side for an even more light and airy feel.

Bring in Nature 

While beautiful outdoor showers may not work for your home, you can still update it to bring in plenty of natural light and even a view of the garden. By adding a window or skylight, your bathroom will be instantly brightened, and you’ll feel even more refreshed and revitalized.

Steam Away the Stress 

Steam is incredibly relaxing, and a luxury steam shower can bring this spa experience right into your own home. They’re remote controlled, so you can set it to the perfect temperature with ease. Remember to add a bench to your shower design to give you a space to relax in comfort, and a window to allow for fresh air circulation.

Luxury Materials 

Showers are fairly small spaces, so it’s easier to add touches of luxury without spending too much. Splash out on stone, marble or expensive tiles and you’ll be amazed at the result. Your chosen material should reach all the way to the ceiling for a uniform, high-end look. River stones also make for a beautiful shower floor and really bring that nature-inspired spa look to life.

Compliment Your New Shower with Quality Granite Like Laminate and Stylish Countertop Edge Options

With over 20 years of experience, Kuehn Bevel are the people to see when you want exceptional quality laminate countertop edging options for your laminate countertops. With a wide range of decorative options to suit all the top laminate countertop brands, we’ll deliver a product that is expertly manufactured and designed to your specifications. From beveled edge laminate countertops to Formica ideal edges and more, we can deliver it all.

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How to Remodel a Bathroom for Senior Use

More and more seniors are choosing to continue living at home or with a family member rather than moving into assisted living facilities in order to stay in their communities and maintain their independence. This does mean that homes often need to be adapted to provide that extra amount of support – and the bathroom is one of the most important areas in need of remodeling for this purpose. Here are some tips from our team of experts in countertop edge profiles.

  • Walk-in tubs and showers: These offer safety features that make bathing easier, more comfortable and more accessible for seniors, and are especially important for loved ones who are frail or mobility impaired. They include safety bars and railings, seating and non-slip floors, and the tubs are lower to the ground for easier access. For showers, make sure that the entry is level with the ground and slopes to the drain so that seniors can’t trip over the step in.
  • Non-slip flooring: Falls are the leading cause of injury in seniors, and the bathroom is one of the highest risk areas in the home for this to happen. Non-slip flooring helps reduce this risk, stopping floors from becoming slippery even while wet. It’s best to keep this floor clear of tripping hazards like bath mats and carpets unless they are well secured to the floor.
  • Senior-friendly toilets: This is an often overlooked but very useful addition, especially for people who struggle to get up from a seated position. These toilets are chair height (most regular toilets are lower) and can include a lift chair feature if needed. Another good idea is to install grab bars securely on the wall next to the toilet to give your loved one something to use as leverage.
  • Lighting: Seniors often suffer from impaired vision, including cataracts, which makes seeing in dim light very difficult. Installing bright LED lighting and a good size mirror in the bathroom and ensuring the space gets lots of natural light as well will make it much easier for seniors to utilize safely.

Durable Countertop Edge Profiles Add Style and Safety to Your Senior Bathroom 

Kuehn Bevel is a leader in the manufacture of decorative and protective laminate countertop edging products for Formica, laminate, solid surface and wood countertops. Our products Corian countertop edges, laminate countertop edge options and Formica edges, amongst others. Our aim is to give our clients access to beautiful and stylish products that deliver the best in protective countertop edging and interior design but without the hefty price tag. For senior bathrooms, we recommend a laminate countertop edge profile that is gently rounded to help prevent bumps and bruises.

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

 

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/

 

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/

Tips For Managing Stress During A Big Renovation

Remodeling your home, whether it’s the family bathroom, the kitchen or a whole-house project, is an exciting and creative way to add value to your property and increase your enjoyment of it – but it can be stressful too. Here are some tips for managing stress through your project, from our kitchen countertop edges team.

  • Decide on a project budget: Do some research on what you can afford to spend on your remodel, get quotes in to see how much various projects will cost, and develop a proper budget. To be safe, add 10% on for unplanned expenses. Most arguments around a remodel deal with expenses, so it’s good to have this settled from the start.
  • Work with what you have: Unless you’re very lucky, the home you have simply won’t be able to make that transformation into your dream property. What works in massive kitchen spaces simply won’t work in an apartment, so it’s important to stay realistic. Matching your space with designs suited to it is guaranteed to bring out the best result!
  • Research your contractor: Your contractor can make or break your remodel, so only go with someone you can trust to do a great job. Check for references and get recommendations from friends and family, but don’t leave it there – go visit the properties and see their work yourself. Also, always choose someone who is fully licensed and bonded, for your peace of mind.
  • Know your timeline: From getting permits to ordering cabinets and countertops, it takes time to receive products and install them in your home – and it’s often longer than you may think. For example, cabinetry can take a month if it’s standard, and even longer if it’s custom made, and then it can take days to install. Speak with all suppliers and your contractor, and develop a timeline well in advance of starting your project so that you can co-ordinate different suppliers and jobs to streamline the project.
  • Don’t let the small stuff get to you: The reality is, remodels are dirty and dusty and inconvenient – but the results are more than worth it. Try not to let the smaller things get to you, and try keep the end goals in mind. Try to also put a positive spin on it – it’s not a kitchen renovation, it’s backyard grill time – and remember that it isn’t forever!

Partner with the specialists in kitchen countertop edge options! 

One of the most important tips for making your home remodel a breeze, is that you should always partner with the best! At Keuhn 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 kitchen countertop edge options, including Wilsonart and Formica edges.

 

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

The Top Trends In Kitchen Design For 2018!

  • Commercial kitchen appliances: We all have an endless appetite for reality chef shows, from MasterChef to The Great British Bakeoff, and it’s inspired us to match the pros in our kitchens! Commercial kitchen appliances aren’t just high-performance, precision machines – they look great too.
  • Stainless steel: The perfect match for your commercial appliances is – you guessed it – stainless steel. Whether it’s cabinets, countertops or kitchen islands, stainless steel delivers industrial chic to your kitchen space.
  • Mixed materials: Designers and homeowners are increasingly moving away from using a single material for countertops and cabinets. One of the most effective ways to incorporate this is to have different upper cabinets to your base cabinets, or have a different countertop surface for your kitchen island.
  • Earth-friendly: There’s a strong trend towards greener, more eco-friendly materials for kitchens. This includes recycling old cabinets and countertop surfaces, as well as choosing low-impact wood or granite like laminate countertops over exotic woods and stone.
  • Outdoor kitchens: Homeowners are moving outdoors for their meals, with full-equipped backyard kitchens becoming the focal point of their entertainment space. Creating a beautiful kitchen to suit your state-of-the-art grill is a great way to enjoy the summer months!
  • Clear surfaces: clutter-free countertops are easier to work on, make small kitchens more user-friendly, and are easier to clean, so it’s no surprise that including appliance cupboards in your kitchen is a big design trend. These “appliance garages” keep smaller appliances plugged in, easy to use, but tucked away behind panels.
  • Deep drawers: Also known as pot drawers, these are a must-have item in your kitchen design. They allow you to store pots, pans, dishes and crockery with ease, and allow practical, easy access – no more crouching down to get that pasta pot at the back, or lifting that heavy roaster out from the top of a cupboard!

From granite like laminate to solid surface – We have the custom kitchen countertop edge options for you!

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 edge options or speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/

Design Tips for Remodeling a Small Kitchen

When it comes to having a great kitchen, size is not the most important factor – design is. In fact, with the right design, small kitchens are often far more efficient and enjoyable to use than big ones! Here are some remodeling tips from the specialists in countertop edges to turn your small space into a dream kitchen.

  • Wall-Mounted Pot Racks:

You likely don’t have the space for big, rectangular pot racks hanging from your ceiling, but there are some great alternative storage solutions, including pot racks that mount onto your walls.

  • Wall-Mounted Utensil Storage:

Maximizing counter and cabinet space are essential in small kitchens, so moving those everyday utensils onto the wall near your cooktop keeps them out of the way and handy for when you are cooking. Wall magnets are also a great way of storing your knives, just be sure to mount them out of your kid’s reach.

  • Smart Appliance Storage:

Everyday appliances like toasters, microwaves, mixers, juicers and smoothie makers take up a huge amount of counter space. Instead, install shelving or cabinets where you can access them easily. You can even install plug points inside the cabinets. If you have a kettle, invest in a stovetop option that won’t use a plug point or counter space.

  • Storage, Storage, Storage:

Make the most of the vertical space you have by installing cabinets and shelves all the way to the ceiling. Even if you can’t access the highest shelves without a step ladder, they still make great storage for items you use very infrequently but take up a lot of space.

  • Include A Corner Pantry or Long Cupboard:

It might not sound like a big deal, and you will have to sacrifice some counter space, but this really does add a huge amount of useful space to your kitchen. It is easier for storing your pantry items, additional appliances, and even cleaning equipment. Be sure to put in nice, deep shelves right up to your ceiling.

  • A Breakfast Bar:

If you’re able to knock through and put in a breakfast bar between your kitchen and living space, you won’t regret it. This can have storage on both sides, and with a wide counter you’ll get lots of prep space and your bar stools can slide right underneath it. This is also a fantastic way of adding natural light to your kitchen, and it is more sociable too – you can chat, pour drinks and get help prepping food without tripping over people in the kitchen space itself.

Quality Laminate Countertop Edging Options That Add Durability and Style 

Kuehn Bevel is America’s leading producer of countertop edges. 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 edges to backsplashes and wall trim, we do it all.

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

Black – An Edgy, Sophisticated Color For The Modern Kitchen

Homeowners and interior designers are getting more and more creative with what we can achieve in the kitchen. Bright colors, glossy laminate countertops and molded edge options, thick wooden kitchen islands, and glittering solid surface counters… but what about black? This color is still seen as risky in the kitchen, but it can give your home that eye-catching sophistication you’re looking for if done right!

Inspiration for using black in the kitchen 

  • Black countertops: Glossy and elegant, black countertops come in solid colors as well as with flecks of iridescence and grays. You can go for a similar granite look for less in high resolution granite like laminate. They add a bold touch to your home and pair well with white cabinetry, natural wood and stainless steel.
  • Black cabinets: This can be achieved either by buying in black cabinets or simply repainting your own, as black easily covers other colors. If you have a lot of cabinetry, choose light colors for the rest of your space to create balance.
  • Black accessories and extras: If you just want a touch of drama, black accessories are the perfect way to go. Black shades over lamps, black backsplashes or tiles, or even a black wall would look great. If you are looking at textiles, try choosing a glossy black option to reflect light, and if you are looking at matte options, those that include grays and flecks add texture and depth.

Balance is key to using black in the kitchen 

Adding black to your kitchen is a balancing act that can go wrong if you overdo it, so it’s important to look at all your options and choose where your focal points will be. Also, lighting is very important in dark kitchens, especially natural lighting, so ensure that yours is properly planned and that you have sufficient light-reflecting surfaces (like light-colored cabinetry and ceilings) to keep the space warm and welcoming.

Laminate countertop edge options from top brands in the USA

At Kuehn Bevel, we work with all the major brands, from Formica, Pionite and Wilsonart to Corian and more, giving you access to the most extensive range of laminate patterns, textures and designs. 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.

For more information about our granite like laminate edge options, Formica ideal edges or other laminate countertop edging options, speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/  today.

 

What is the excitement around Formica’s 180FX laminates all about?

Formica’s 180FX range is the talk of the town for anyone looking to remodel their kitchen – and it’s not difficult to see why.

  • It looks great: Laminate countertops have long been considered an unfashionable kitchen countertop choice, especially now in a time where kitchens have become the focal point of your home. But these countertops have to be seen to be believed – most people can’t believe that they’re laminate at all! With designs taken directly from the most desirable natural stones and expertly rendered onto high quality materials, the result is a countertop that is just as attractive as the real thing.
  • It’s easier to care for: While you do need to avoid placing hot pots and pans directly onto the laminate, or cutting onto the laminate with knives, the same can be said of almost any other kitchen countertop surface material, including granite and marble. Beyond that, laminate is incredibly easy to care for compared to other alternatives – simply wipe down with a gentle household cleaner. It’s water resistant, non-porous and highly durable – especially when combined with Formica countertop edges – making it the perfect surface for any kitchen workspace.
  • It has variety on a budget: Kitchens are incredibly expensive to remodel, and when you are choosing natural stones you can be in for a big shock at the price variations. This is because there is limited supply of natural stones, and much of it has to be shipped in from other parts of the country. There’s no such price scare with this laminate however, as although the designs are taken from a huge range of natural stones, they are all manufactured in the same place. So, you can get Carrera marble without having to have yours flown in from Italy!

Complete your look with high-quality custom countertop edge options 

At Kuehn Bevel, we work with Formica, Pionite and Wilsonart to Corian and other leading brands, giving you access to the most extensive range of laminate patterns, textures and designs for your countertop edges. 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. We also offer custom designed laminate backsplashes for kitchens and bathrooms.

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

No more brown line with top-of-the-line laminate countertop edges

For a long time, one of the biggest marks against investing in laminate countertops for your home was the fact that no matter how affordable they were, good they looked or long they lasted, you’d have to live with that brown seam between the countertop and the edging. But not anymore! Here’s more from the specialists in manufacturing top quality laminate countertop edges.

Expertly manufactured laminate edges 

Thanks to advancements in technology, design and manufacturing, specialists have found a way to get rid of that brown line for once and for all, leaving you with a seamless, high quality finish. Not only is the brown line a thing of the past, these new edges are stronger and more durable than before, protecting your countertops from chipping, moisture and damage.

Removing the seam also makes laminate countertops even more hygienic by removing that small gap where moisture, dirt and other materials can collect. This effectively prevents the risk of old, mildew and bacteria growth, which is especially vital in areas where food is prepared.

Add style as well as durability and strength 

Edges are also no longer offered just in the standard styles from the countertop manufacturer. Design specialists can now offer you far more, including single and double beveled edges, ogee, bullnose and eased edges. You can also choose from a wide range of materials, from matching or contrasting laminate, to sustainable wood edges, solid surface edges and combination edges using a range of materials.

Speak to Kuehn Bevel installers today and see how affordable style can be 

With over 20 years of experience, Kuehn Bevel are the people to see when you want exceptional quality edging options for your laminate countertops. With a wide range of decorative options to suit all the top laminate countertop brands, we’ll deliver a product that is expertly manufactured and designed to your specifications. From beveled edge laminate countertops to Formica edges and Corian countertop edges, we can deliver it all.

Please contact us today at kuehnbeve.wpengine.com and speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers for more information on our countertop edge options.