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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5 Small Appliance Splurges for your New Kitchen

When remodeling a kitchen, homeowners usually focus on big-ticket items – cabinets, countertops and large appliances – but that doesn’t mean that small appliances don’t deserve an upgrade too! It’s worth looking into these useful, everyday devices to bring that final touch of luxury and practicality into the heart of your home. Here are the top 5 small appliances for your new kitchen, from our team of specialists in beveled edge laminate countertop trim.

  1. A coffee maker: High-end coffee and espresso machines not only make you feel like you have your own personal barista in your kitchen, they look great too! From sleek chrome and stainless-steel models to colorful retro-inspired looks, there’s one to suit any kitchen remodel, adding style and flavor to your daily life.
  2. A blender: For individuals and families who love healthy smoothies, juices and soups, a great-quality blender is a must-have. You can choose between a multi-function immersion blender (stick blender) or countertop blender depending on your power, space and functionality requirements. Like coffee makers, there are wide range of styles on offer to compliment your remodel.
  3. A toaster oven: A great toaster oven is a miracle-maker for any kitchen and an investment that will pay for itself many times over. Ideal for baking, defrosting food, warming leftovers, melting cheese and toasting bread, it’s a real workhorse especially for busy families.
  4. A multi-function cooker: These machines give you the ability to cook and prepare food in several different ways – all in the same device. A great space saver that’s easy to clean and even easier to use, multi-function cookers allow you to use them as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice maker, yogurt maker, seamer, sauté pan and warmer, and are compact enough to store easily on a countertop or in a cupboard.
  5. An electric kettle: It’s more energy-efficient than boiling water on the stove and it’s ten times as fast! Ideal for couples who drink lots of coffee or tea, or heating water up quickly for pasta and rice, these kettles have an automatic shut-off, so you don’t have to worry about them boiling dry like stovetop kettles.

Add the Final Touches to Your Kitchen with Custom Beveled Edge Laminate Countertop Trim 

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/

 

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/

Signs That it’s Time For A New Kitchen

  1. Cracked, burned or stained countertops: Whether it’s normal wear-and-tear, age, or the result of low quality materials, stained and damaged kitchen countertops are a good reason to remodel. Not only will new countertops transform the look of your kitchen, they will also be hygienic to use, as cracks and damage are great spots for breeding bacteria and trapping debris.
  2. An awkward or dangerous layout: A poorly thought-out layout can make your kitchen a safety hazard that’s difficult to use, especially if it’s a high-traffic area and you have young children. A reconfiguration will change your kitchen from a nightmare to a well-functioning, practical space that makes your life easier.
  3. It doesn’t suit your lifestyle: If you love entertaining but have a tiny kitchen stuck in the back of your home, it’s definitely cramping your style and your enjoyment of your home. Similarly, if you have young children but there’s no space to have them sit and do their homework or no way you can keep an eye on them from the kitchen, then it’s a great time to remodel and make it a more suitable and functional space for everyone.
  4. You want to add value: A new, stylish and functional kitchen is a top priority for most home buyers, and an outdated kitchen can actually make your home more difficult to sell! Whether you bought a value-for-money home and want to update its look to increase your investment or are looking to sell your home for top dollar, a kitchen upgrade can help you reach your financial goals.
  5. Old appliances: Outdated appliances are often impractical, difficult to use and can even mean higher energy bills for your home. Cooking in your kitchen should be an easy and enjoyable experience and upgrading to energy-efficient appliances that suit your style will help you achieve this – and make entertaining a breeze!

Beautiful Beveled Edge Laminate Countertop Trim For The Perfect Finishing Touch 

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/

 

Stainless Steel Or Laminate Countertops – How Do They Measure Up?

With cooking shows like MasterChef and The Great British Bakeoff taking the USA by storm, it’s no surprise that homeowners are getting inspired to create their own chef’s kitchen at home. But what is it really like using and living with stainless steel countertops? And is there another option, like high quality laminate, that can measure up? Here’s what the specialists in beveled edge laminate countertop trim have to say.

The pros and cons of stainless steel kitchen countertops

There are several benefits and drawbacks to this countertop material, including:

  • Minimalist aesthetics: Stainless steel is a fuss-free surface that can be matte or smooth, with clean lines and a very strong industrial look. While this is an asset in many homes, it can leave your space feeling cold or like a school catering kitchen if not carefully designed around. Sharp edges make for a very modern and attractive look, but can be a hazard for small children.
  • Environmental impact: Surprisingly, stainless steel is a green countertop option, as all stainless steel is recyclable and many stainless steel products have around 60% recycled material (including old and new scrap metal and raw materials like ferrochromium and ferronickel).
  • Maintenance: These countertops are used in busy, heavy-traffic kitchens because they are incredibly strong, durable and easy to clean. They are non-porous and seamless when installed, so they are easy to disinfect, and are unaffected by heat, rust, stains and corrosion. This doesn’t mean that they are infallible, however, as they are very susceptible to dents and scratches, are noisy when struck, and smudge wherever you touch them.
  • Installation and cost: These countertops have to be professionally installed by an experienced team, and can range from $85-$150/sq. ft. in cost.

How do laminate countertops and edge options measure up?

Like stainless steel, modern laminate countertops offer a sleek and modern design, are easy to maintain and clean, are environmentally-friendly, and can be designed for a minimalist kitchen. It’s here that the similarities end, however, as laminate is more dent and scratch resistant, offers a greater range of design and edging options, and is more affordable overall. It can even be installed DIY, and is exceptionally child-friendly if you combine it with custom-designed, rounded laminate countertop edging options.

Find out more about kitchen countertop edge options from Kuehn Bevel

At Kuehn Bevel, we offer expertly manufactured kitchen countertop edge options and profiles to enhance and protect your investment. Whether you need beveled edge laminate countertop trim or the ideal Formica edges, 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 and visit our website at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/.

Where to find the best granite like laminate

While granite is still one of the most sought-after countertop options for kitchens, bathrooms and work surfaces, their cost and complex installation can make it impractical for many homeowners. Fortunately, there is a solution. High quality granite like laminate countertops can deliver the same elegant designer look at a fraction of the cost, while ensuring a practical and durable countertop surface. But where can you find the best designs?

  • Formica: The original producer of laminate countertops is always pushing the boundaries of design and production in order to deliver the best possible product. Their 180fx range offers the highest resolution granite designs to deliver the dramatic, natural look of granite. Versatile and glamorous, these countertops come in a range of true-to-life granite types, with colors ranging from neutral palettes to a deep, rustic red.
  • Wilsonart: A respected brand in the laminate design and production industry, Wilsonart countertops are expertly manufactured to deliver a durable and impressive-looking product. With a range of natural stone designs including marble, concrete, granite, quartz and slate, you’ll have a huge range of high quality options to choose from.
  • Nevamar: A specialist in the high pressure laminate industry, Nevamar offers a huge range of stone-like laminate countertops. Ranging from natural stone looks to unique composites, these countertops offer something for everyone – whether you’re more traditional or creative.
  • Pionite: A high-quality laminate countertop option, Pionite products offer natural stone like products at competitive prices. Available in a range of stone options, designs include a wide range of natural looks with a range of high quality finishes.

Finish your countertops off the right way with high quality laminate countertop edging options

At Kuehn Bevel, we specialize in manufacturing high quality countertop edge options, including beveled edge laminate countertop trim, that deliver the perfect finishing touches to your design. Expertly manufactured to your specifications using a wide range of edging options and laminate products, we deliver a result that enhances your design, protects your countertops and looks great.

From the ideal Formica edges and faux granite countertop trim to backsplashes and wood profiles, we do it all. Please contact us today and speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers for more information.