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/

 

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/

 

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/

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/

 

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/

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/.

Can laminate countertops be painted?

The short answer to this question is yes, laminate countertops can be painted. However, the more important question is: should they? Here’s what the specialist manufacturers of laminate edging options have to say on the topic.

First, it is important to recognize the qualities that make laminate countertops so great. Firstly, they’re affordable at around $30 including installation, which makes them very accessible to most remodeling budgets. Secondly, they are very heat and scratch resistant, so they are up to the task of even the busiest home kitchens. They are also very hygienic and easy to maintain, because they are non-porous and resistant to bacteria.

Now, while there are products on the market that can be applied to laminate to change or disguise the design, these products cannot offer the same results as laminate – simply because you will be comparing a paint product to a compressed and sealed composite wood product.

The paint can be scratched by knives and scorched by hot pots and pans, leaving cracks and dents where water and food debris can collect, becoming a risk for bacteria growth. This will make them less hygienic and more difficult to maintain going forward. While even old laminate countertops can offer you years of use, painted countertops may be more work than you bargained for.

A better solution would be to invest in new laminate countertops. Thanks to advanced technology, there are more designs than ever before, including ultra-realistic marble, natural stone and wood. They can be installed directly onto your old countertops and you can further enhance them with customized laminate edge options that offer additional durability and an updated look.

Laminate countertop edges for every style and every budget 

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 https://www.kuehnbevel.com/ or speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers for more information on our countertop edge options.

Specialists in beveled edge laminate countertop trim

Want to add even more class and style to your new laminate countertops while keeping on budget? Beveled edge laminate countertop trim offers you that and so much more! Find out more from Kuehn Bevel, the specialists in laminate countertop edging options.

Hide the lines on your laminate countertops 

Standard countertop edging has always had one significant drawback – those dark lines where the work surface meets the edging. With new design technology, specialists are able to edge your laminate countertops seamlessly, making that edge part of the surface itself and eliminating unattractive lines.

Added durability to make your countertops last 

Thanks to advancements in manufacturing technology, edging not only looks good, but adds functional durability too. Made with better materials to exact standards, these edge options and profiles are stronger than ever before and can withstand moisture, bumps and scratches far more effectively than standardized edging.

Attractive options to make your countertops your own 

Having a wide range of single and double beveled edges to match or compliment your laminate countertops means that you get to further customize your kitchen countertops and bathroom surfaces. This can really upgrade your look from a simple squared off edge to something really special!

In addition to beveled edges, manufacturers can also offer you classic rounded, bullnose, ogee and squared edging, so that you can get the right look to compliment your space.

Custom laminate countertop edging options from leading national manufacturers 

At Kuehn Bevel, we specialize in manufacturing high quality laminate countertop edging options 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 countertop edge profiles, we do it all. Please contact us today and speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers for more information.

 

4 qualities of the perfect modern kitchen countertop

The kitchen is definitely the heart of the home. No longer just for cooking, these spaces form the foundation of family life – from entertaining friends and loved ones, to gathering together for meals and conversation. Perfecting this balance means designing a space that is functional as well as attractive, and that means investing in the best countertops and kitchen countertop edges.

  1. They must be hygienic: Regardless of how you want to use your space, countertops need to be hygienic and easily cleaned in order to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria. The best countertops are seamless, smooth and un-textured to prevent dirt and food particles from becoming trapped in the surface. They shouldn’t require the use of specialists or heavy duty cleaning products either.
  2. They must enhance your design: Whether you’re going for a retro 80s look or a modern, sleek and natural look, your countertops should be a main focus for your design. High-impact and highly visible, the different materials, designs and colors of different countertops can dramatically influence the outcome of your remodel.
  3. They must be durable: Kitchen remodels are a big project, and they’re certainly not inexpensive either. The countertops you choose must be able to withstand many years of regular use without chipping, staining or wearing. Kitchen countertop edging is important here, as it provides a strong protective barrier that supports the countertop.
  4. They must fit into your budget: Carrera marble may be a beautiful countertop option, but it’s simply not one that fits into most of our budgets. While countertops can be expensive, you don’t want to choose an option that will dramatically affect your budget for other key items like appliances and cabinets, as this will affect the look of your kitchen as well as how practical and enjoyable it is to use.

High quality laminate countertop edging for the perfect finishing touch 

At Kuehn Bevel, we specialize in manufacturing high quality laminate countertop edging options, including Formica edges, 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.

 

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.