How to Create a Farmhouse Kitchen

Farmhouse kitchens are all about creating that classic, rural heart of the home. Here are some design tips on how to create this welcoming style in your home, from our laminate countertop edging team.

  • Open shelving: While very modern kitchens hide everything away, farmhouse kitchens put things on display. Wall-mounted shelves, door-less cabinets, dish racks and ceiling-mounted pot-holders are all classic features of this style of kitchen.
  • Traditional flooring: Flooring plays an important role in creating the ambience of a farmhouse kitchen. Wooden floors are classic (natural or painted), but you can find rustic stone tiles that also look fantastic.
  • Eat-in kitchen: Farmhouse kitchens are traditionally large in size and feature a big table where everyone can gather around to cook, relax, work or eat. They make great prep tables as well as dining tables, and look best in wood.
  • Apron-fronted sink: A big, deep sink is another classic characteristic of these kitchens. It should be able to withstand heavy duty, fit big pots and saucepans, and look great too. While there are plenty of new ones on sale, you could add an authentic touch by sourcing a vintage model from a salvage yard or market.
  • A range: The range is the workhorse of the kitchen, warming the space and cooking up tasty family meals. For the right look and feel, you can go for an AGA, complete with vintage stovepipe.
  • Country details: From old-fashioned handles and faucets to free-standing cabinets, exposed beams and gentle colors, the farmhouse kitchen comes to life through little details. Mix your cabinets with salvaged vintage Welsh dresser or displays, add pretty vintage signs and glassware, or old-fashioned light fixtures to deliver the perfect finishing touches.

Design Your Dream Farmhouse Kitchen with the Laminate Countertop Edging Specialists 

At Kuehn Bevel, we’ve got over 20 years of experience in the laminate countertop edging industry and, with a huge range of profiles, design choices and laminate countertop edging options, we can create the custom detail your farmhouse kitchen deserves. We specialize in all the major laminate brands, including Formica edges, as well as wood and solid surface countertop edge profiles.

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

Make Sure your Kitchen Cabinets are Made to Last

Kitchen cabinets take up a large portion of your space, making their aesthetics as well as their practical features an important part of a kitchen remodel. Quality is key when selecting them, as poor-quality kitchen cabinets can quickly become a frustrating headache and waste of money. Here are some tips from the specialists in countertop edges.

Signs to Look for That Indicate Quality Kitchen Cabinets 

  • Exact, precise edges and detailing
  • Independent drawer fronts (double layer forming the front of the drawer)
  • Great finishes on the interior as well as exterior of the cabinets and drawers
  • Durable materials – hardwood, engineered wood, veneered plywood and medium-density fiberboard. Avoid thin particleboard. Drawers should always be 3/8 to ½ inch thick.
  • Good construction – Joints should be dovetail, tongue-and-groove, dowel, biscuit or dado. Avoid stapled construction.
  • Certified brands – They may cost more, but these brands have been heavily tested and subjected to the hard work your home’s kitchen will typically experience, and have come out with flying colors. These brands are also happy to provide warrantees to guarantee their quality, which is great for your peace of mind and incase anything goes wrong.
  • Variety – Kitchen cabinets should come in a wide range of options that you can choose from to suit your space – and not just in terms of style. From full-extension roll-out shelves and pot drawers to custom cabinetry, wine storage and more, your supplier should be able to offer you much more than just a standard cabinet.

Add Quality Finishing Touches with Kuehn Bevel Countertop Edges 

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 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 http://www.kuehnbevel.com/

 

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/

 

How To Design A Game Room For Your Home

For today’s homeowners, a game room isn’t something that’s just for the kids – it’s entertainment for all ages and an integral part of the home. Here are some tips on how to design a game room, from our specialists in countertop edge profiles.

  • Plan out your space: A great game room isn’t just a space crammed full of activities – it’s a carefully thought-out space. Prioritize your activities and ensure that you have enough room around each activity (keep 3-5 additional space around game tables for easy movement), so you don’t crowd the space for others.
  • Place each activity in a suitable spot: Multiple activities might be happening in the same space, so consider you choices before setting anything in stone. For example, you may want a TV placed where any activity can see it or want more privacy for quieter games while placing more social games by your bar.
  • Lighting: Good lighting needs to be made available to each of your focal points. Once you’ve planned where each table will go, run lighting cables so there is sufficient task lighting for the game. Remember to make ambient lighting separate or adjustable for each section so you can create a great atmosphere without over-lighting the whole space.
  • Soundproofing: Game rooms can get loud, especially when there is more than one activity on the go and the TV is on. Soundproofing can be easily installed and prevents echoing in large spaces, as well as stopping sound from going too far into the rest of your home.
  • Seating: Make sure there is adequate seating for game tables as well as occasional seating for anyone just looking to put their feet up and relax. It’s a good idea to consider furniture that can be moved around easily to accommodate different needs, and extra chairs that can be stacked up out of the way for smaller gatherings.
  • Gathering space and storage: Don’t forget about additional entertainment features like a bar, or storage and countertop space for games and equipment. This makes your space a real center for entertainment as well as making it convenient and easy to use. Go for laminate products if you are looking for something that looks great, that you can get creative with, and care for easily – without breaking the budget.

Countertop Edge Profiles Add Style and Durability To Your Space 

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 and stylish results at an affordable price. We also work with all the top laminate countertop brands, making us a leading provider of game room, workshop, bathroom 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/

How to Create a His and Hers Bathroom that Works

His and hers bathrooms are a big home trend in 2018, and can be a wonderfully functional and attractive space if designed with care. Here are some insights from our team, the specialists in laminate countertop edging options.

Bathroom Vanities 

The vanity is one of the most important features of any bathroom, and a his and hers space needs the right vanity in order to make this space enjoyable to share and use. If you have the space, it’s best to either install a double vanity with separate basins, faucets and storage along a single wall, or install two separate single vanities opposite one another in the space. It’s also a good idea to double up on mirrors, toothbrush holders and other items of daily use. If you have the space and budget, a double shower is a wonderful feature to add as well!

Clear Space and Open Views 

Workable his and hers bathrooms require some doubling up on different items and features, which can make even a bigger bathroom space look crowded, so it’s important to add features that help keep the space open and uncluttered. Glass-enclosed showers with a curbless entry, windows and furnishings with uniform, simple lines help keep great flow in the bathroom.

Colors and Detail 

Again, because these bathrooms tend to have more features than regular bathrooms, it’s going to take smart design choices to keep it looking like a peaceful, relaxing and functional space. Light colors and white reflect light make a space feel larger, so think about light vanity countertops, wall paint and floor tiles.

Lighting 

If you are changing your regular bathroom to a his and hers bathroom, don’t forget to change your lighting system too. Each bathroom vanity station will need good lighting in order to be functional, and lighting can be positioned in such a way to help create good flow in the space and highlight the areas of dual-use. For example, vanity lighting for each side of the space help keeps your bathroom balanced and functional for both of you.

Bathroom and Kitchen Countertop Edges for Durable Style that Lasts! 

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

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

New Year… New Bathroom Design Innovations

  • More enjoyable, more useful spaces: Bathrooms are no longer just a place to wash up and brush your teeth, they’re useful spaces that should be enjoyed! This means relocating the washer and dryer to another space, and expanding smaller bathrooms to get that roomy, luxurious feel.
  • Uncluttered spaces are welcoming spaces: Clever, practical storage is a big part of bathroom design. Storage units have to work with the space and maximize opportunities for shelving and cabinets while still giving you enough room to move around easily. This gives you the space to store all your toiletries, towels, grooming supplies and makeup out of the way, and still enjoy an uncluttered space.
  • Personality: While functionality is essential, there should always be room for your personality to come through in your bathroom. Whether it’s by installing a character-rich Victorian style bathtub, having luxurious high-quality countertops, or by using your favorite colors on the walls and tiles. Like any room in your home, your bathroom should make a statement!
  • Luxurious, high-tech showers: The tub has always been the focus of the bathroom, but the shower is getting its moment to shine too! Homeowners and designers are moving towards large, open showers that have much more to offer – integrated benches, lighting, steam systems, anti-fog mirrors and more take your shower from zero to hero.
  • Nature: From natural materials like stone and wood, to eco-friendly alternatives like high-quality laminate, nature is becoming a focal point of bathroom spaces. Plenty of trending colors for 2018 are sourced from nature too, from soft greys and warm browns to lush greens and sea blues. Designers are also emphasizing natural light in the bathroom, letting in the garden, sunshine and moonlight from picture windows.

Formica countertop edges custom-made to bring your bathroom design to life 

Your bathroom deserves to have the perfect finishing touches, whether they’re luxurious towels or custom countertop edge options. At Kuehn Bevel, we’ve got over 20 years of experience in the countertop edging industry and, with a huge range of options including laminate countertop edging, granite like laminate, solid surface, and wood, we can create the custom detail your bathroom remodel is looking for.

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/

Expert Designer Tips And Tweaks To Enhance Your Kitchen Remodel

Want to get the most out of your kitchen remodel? Read these designer tips from the specialists in countertop edges at Kuehn Bevel!

  • Plan for enough storage: The best kitchens are those with clear countertop space that contain everything you need without looking cluttered, and this means planning for plenty of storage. Pantries are invaluable for this, as are cabinets that reach to the ceiling. The higher shelves won’t be as easily accessible, but they make great storage for items that are only used on certain occasions, like Christmas. Other good storage ideas include small shelving units inside cabinet doors, ceiling-mounted racks for pots and skillets, and hooks on doors for storing mops and aprons.
  • Lighting: Kitchens need several types of lighting – natural light from windows or skylights, overhead lighting and workspace lighting. Under counter lights are fantastic for keeping workspaces well-lit.
  • Plugs: All your appliances need power, and there need to be enough plugs to not only power the appliances you use all the time, but also to ensure you can place your appliances properly in your kitchen and take on any additional power sources when needed. For example, your fridge, dishwasher and microwave will stay plugged in, but you’ll need other countertop plugs for your blender, phone charger and other smaller items.
  • Range hoods: A well-ventilated kitchen is a good kitchen, especially these days where our kitchens are part of an open plan house and are used for entertaining – the last thing you want is food smells lingering through your whole home. Installing a range hood is a great and effective option that often offers additional lighting as well. Choose one that is quiet, vents to the outside, and is energy-efficient.
  • Plan for your bins: Bins are a necessary part of the kitchen, but not necessarily a very pleasant one! With a bit of planning, you can have your bins out of the way inside specially designed cupboards, or positioned out of sight. Remember to put them in a place that is easy to reach when preparing food or clearing plates.

Add durability and style with custom countertop edge trim 

Kuehn Bevel is a leader in the manufacture of decorative countertop edging and profiles. Our products include beveled edge laminate countertop trim, Formica edges, solid surface edging and Corian countertop 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 more information about our countertop edge profiles, please contact us and speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers, or visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/ today.

Make The Most Of Your Space With These Garage Conversion Ideas

Garages offer homeowners a great way to add space and utility to their homes without committing to constructing additions. Like basements, these spaces are often under-utilized, but more and more homeowners are turning to them to create functional spaces. Here are some ideas from our team of laminate countertop edging specialists.

  • Independent living space: Whether you want to earn rental income, have a guest space for your in-laws, or have a teenager looking for some independence, a garage conversion can be made into a compact but comfortable space. Switch the garage door out for a sliding door, add a couple of windows, a kitchenette and a compact bathroom and you’re good to go! If you’re in a cold climate, don’t forget to add insulation and heating.
  • Increase your floor size: This is a fantastic option if your home is attached to your garage. Simply knock through, decorate and change out the garage doors and you have a whole new space to expand into. Demolish the whole wall to create an open plan look, or keep it more closed up if you want to create your own cinema.
  • Workshop: If you want to keep your space more utilitarian, then a workshop is the way to go. Away from the main house, it’s a quieter space that can be easily converted into a functional area for woodworking, working on cars and motorbikes, or any other projects. It’s a great idea to add a small, functional kitchenette and wash up station so that you can clean up easily.
  • Games room: If you have kids or are simply young at heart, garages make great conversions into games rooms, especially if you have limited house space! Spacious enough for a pool table, foosball or a gaming table, simply insulate to make it cozier, add a window or two for ventilation, and decorate it as you like.

Custom laminate countertop edging for your stylish, functional conversion

At Kuehn Bevel, we offer expertly manufactured countertop edge options and profiles to enhance and protect your investment. Whether you need laminate countertop edging options, beveled edge laminate countertops, or Formica edges, we can offer you a design, countertop edge profile and final product that adds style and durability to your space without breaking your budget.

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

 

What Are The Best Kitchen Flooring Options Out There?

Remodeling a kitchen is one of the biggest and most critical home improvement projects you can take on, not just because of the different practical elements that have to fit into the space, but because our kitchens have become so much more than just areas where meals are made. These spaces are the true heart of the home – it’s where we explore our cooking talents, where our kids do their homework, and where friends and family gather for an evening together. This makes choosing the right design and materials – from kitchen countertop edges to furniture – for these spaces a challenge, and finding the right floor is one of the most important decisions homeowners need to make. Here are some of the best options, recommended by our team.

  • Stone and tile: Your floors will need to stand up to heavy traffic, mess and spills – and still look good. Stone and tile options are one of the best ways to achieve this, and there’s an option for almost any price range, although it can become expensive especially when labor is considered. Be sure to choose an option that is slip-resistant and non-porous to avoid dangerous falls and unsightly stains. It can also be a very cold floor in the winter, so be sure that you have adequate heating.
  • Cork flooring: This is quite a New Age flooring concept, offering an eco-friendly choice for homeowners who want a more environmentally friendly home. It’s made from bark that is carefully harvested every 8-10 years from specially cultivated forests, so no trees are felled for this product. It’s waterproof, slip-proof and compressible, making it a comfortable floor to walk on without the coldness of stone or tiles. It will need resealing every 4 years or so, but is very affordable to buy and install.
  • Hardwood: This is a classic look that will never make your kitchen look dated. It’s warm, elegant and never goes out of style, as well as being durable, low-maintenance and water resistant. Using an engineered hardwood is often the better choice for kitchens, as it is constructed to create less movement, swelling and cracking than traditional hardwood. It’s a more expensive flooring option, but often worth it simply for adding value to your home.

Remodeling? We have the kitchen countertop edges you’re looking for!

At Kuehn Bevel, we offer expertly manufactured laminate countertop edge options and profiles to enhance and protect your investment. Whether you need beveled edge laminate countertop trim, Formica edges or a backsplash, we can offer you a design, edge profile and final product that adds style to your space without breaking your budget.

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/

Are you ready for bold colored kitchen countertops and edges?

This New Year is all about making a statement, and the kitchen design trends for 2017 are no exception! While neutral color schemes and natural products are always in fashion, this year these classic palettes are being refreshed, revitalized and reenergized by pops of dramatic, high-impact color. Find out more about what’s in store from kitchen countertop edges specialists at Kuehn Bevel.

Blocks of color: Laminate countertops with attitude 

Blocks of solid color add vibrancy and impact in any space, whether you’re redecorating your bathroom, kitchen or work surfaces. Available in every color, from blazing reds and juicy pinks to fresh yellows and rich blues, these expertly manufactured high-pressure laminate surfaces are durable, hygienic and affordable.

Where to use solid color laminate

Top interior designers say that this laminate is best used as a focal point in your space, as it can be overwhelming if applied to every surface in the room. It makes a great contrast when used on a kitchen island where other countertops are natural stone or wood laminate, or in a smaller bathroom that needs a dose of character.

If you do want to commit to using only solid color laminate surfaces in a large space like a kitchen, restaurant or workspace, try to either keep a neutral color palette for the rest of the space (including cabinets, flooring, etc.) or combine it with a second, subtler solid color countertop (for example, using a pale blue as well as a rich, deep blue for contrast).

Creative, affordable laminate edging options 

With over 20 years of experience, Kuehn Bevel are the people to see when you want exceptional quality laminate edging options for 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 countertop trim to Formica edges and Corian countertop edges, we can deliver it all.

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