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/

Replace, Reface or Refurbish Your Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchens are the heart of the home. And, as a result, they must withstand a lot of heavy work and traffic. Over time, they can start to look a bit tired, old, and dated – especially as trends change. One way to breathe life into a kitchen and transform it into a fresh, new space is to change your cabinets. But what’s the best option? Should they be replaced, refaced or refurbished?

 

  • Replacing Your Kitchen Cabinets 

 

This is the most drastic option. It should only be considered if you want to make major changes to the design of your space. It is a good idea to replace them if they are damaged, of a very poor quality, or in the event that the carcasses (the shelving and structure) are compromised. Even though this is an expensive and time-consuming job, there are quite a few positives to this option, since you end up with exactly the design you want – no compromises anywhere!

 

One thing to keep in mind is that this is best done as an entire kitchen remodel. Your new cabinets are likely to be very different in size and shape to your old ones. This may affect where your appliances are positioned, your countertop size and shape, and it may influence your tiling and kitchen backsplash.

 

  • Refacing Your Kitchen Cabinets 

 

This is a great middle-ground option. “Refacing” means that your kitchen cabinet doors are removed and replaced with updated options. This keeps your kitchen layout and shelving intact, and can be done quickly with minimal labor and hassle. In fact, with the right planning, it’s an easy DIY project.

 

This is an option that works well if the walls and shelving of your cabinets are in good condition, are undamaged, and are not warped. It can be useful if you are doing a partial renovation as well, if you are making your kitchen open plan or adding in appliances.

 

  • Repainting Your Kitchen Cabinets 

 

This is a great, budget-friendly way to give your kitchen a facelift! You will be surprised at just how much of a difference a fresh coat of paint makes! You can choose how much of your kitchen cabinet you want to be painted – the whole carcass or just the doors – and there is a wide range of paint colors on offer. Although painting sounds like a simple job, it is recommended that this is done by a professional. Unless, of course, you have the right experience. This is because you will need to use the right type of paint, prepare the surfaces of the cabinets properly, and know how to operate a spray gun. Often, cabinets require 3 coats of paint as well as priming. However, the labor is worth the result.

 

This technique works best on wood, wood laminate, and even metal cabinets. Unfortunately, laminate and plastic cabinets don’t take paint well. Be sure to remove all doors and drawers, fix any cracks or signs of wear, and clean surfaces well before you start painting. One good tip is to label where each drawer door and drawer goes as you remove them, so that they can go back into the right place.

Laminate Edging Options and Countertops Add Fresh, New Life to Your Kitchen 

Laminate is one of the most affordable and effective ways to revitalize your kitchen – it is the perfect complement to your new or refurbished cabinets. Using the latest in technological innovations, laminate delivers an effective and stylish result. At Kuehn Bevel, we use our expertise as America’s leading manufacturer of countertop edge products to add additional durability and style to your countertops. We work with all the top names in the world of laminate, from Formica to Wilsonart, and offer a wide range of customizable styles including beveled edge laminate countertop options.

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

 

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.

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.

Installing a sink in your laminate countertops

Traditional kitchen sinks have to be recessed into your countertop. Here’s some DIY installation advice from specialist manufacturers of laminate countertop edging.

Step One: Plan your sink installation 

First, check with your sink manufacturer to see if they will supply a cutting template along with your sink. If they don’t, you can make one yourself by setting the sink face down on the countertop and marking it out with a pencil, making sure the space at the front and back of the sink is even. Then, measure the lip of the sink and mark that inner guide line within your pencil outline.

Note that it’s best to install your faucets and waste to the sink or countertop before the sink is secured in place.

Step Two: Cut the recess hole 

Using a drill with an auger or flat bit, drill a hole in each corner of the sink position inside the inner guide line. Keep the drill at a precise right angle to the countertop for accuracy.

Using a jigsaw, cut around the inside guide line, using the corner holes as starting points. Once you have made the hole, rest the sink inside it to see if it fits properly. Once you are happy with the fit, seal the cut edges of the countertop with a preservative primer.

Step Three: Assembly 

Remove the sink from the hole and install faucets, waste assembly and overflow as per the instructions from your manufacturer. Once they are installed securely, caulk around the hole in the countertop to seal against moisture, or place the manufacturers gasket or seal around the edge if they have supplied one.

Install the retaining clips around the sink edge and position the sink to ensure that you have enough access to connect the faucets to the water supply. Once you are happy with the position of the sink, tighten the retaining clips and wipe away any access sealant, and connect the faucets.

Add the perfect finishing touch to your kitchen with premium laminate countertop edges 

Kuehn Bevel is a leader in the manufacture of decorative laminate countertop edging products for Formica, laminate, solid surface and wood countertops. Our products include beveled edge laminate countertop edges, 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 today at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/  and speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers.

What makes the perfect countertop?

With so many options for your kitchen countertop, from materials to colors and designs, choosing the right product for your home is a serious challenge. Here are some tips from specialist manufacturers of countertop edges to help make your decision a little easier.

Price and need 

These are the two biggest factors in choosing the right kitchen countertop. For example, you may need a countertop that will last a long time and withstand a lot of use, as well as being easy to keep hygienic and in good condition. Your budget, however, will limit how many of your needs can be met and to what extent.

Tips for buying a kitchen countertop 

As wonderful as it would be to spend $100,000 on a kitchen remodel, that’s just not an option for most of us, so budgeting for each part of the kitchen is essential. A standby rule is to set aside at least 10% of your budget for the countertops. This will give you a price range that you can work within that will determine if you can afford high-cost materials like marble, medium range materials like granite or Corian, or more affordable countertops like laminate.

Laminate countertops and edging options are more advanced than ever before 

Although laminate is your most affordable option, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t also your best one! This technology has come a long way, and these products are able to meet all the needs of the most demanding homeowners – from their aesthetic look (which can include granite, marble, natural wood and more), to their incredible durability. They are easy to maintain, very hygienic and easy to install – which also saves you labor costs. So, it’s not difficult to see why they make the perfect countertop for any home!

Kuehn Bevel: High quality, affordable laminate countertop edging options 

At Kuehn Bevel, we offer expertly manufactured laminate countertop edging options and profiles to enhance and protect your investment. Whether you need laminate countertop edging options or 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 backsplash options, laminate countertop edge profiles or speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us today at https://www.kuehnbevel.com/.

What countertop edge profiles are best for a modern kitchen?

If you want a kitchen that looks and feels very modern, you need to make sure that every aspect fits in with your vision – including your countertop edges. Here are some helpful tips from the leaders in countertop edge profiles.

  • Choose quality: Modern kitchens are all about minimalism, efficiency and practicality, so you need an edge option that will give you a look that lasts without wearing, chipping or peeling. For this, it’s best to go with independent laminate edge specialists rather than the standard offerings from your laminate manufacturer, as we have invested in the time, technology and expertise needed to develop a truly high quality product.
  • Avoid the ‘brown line’: Standard laminate countertop edges often mean dealing with an unsightly brown line at the join between the countertop and the edge. This will stand out in a modern kitchen and distract from your overall aesthetic. Professionally manufactured edges will fit seamlessly against your countertop, removing that brown line permanently.
  • Clean edges: Clean, simple lines are part of the foundation of a modern look, and this is no different in the kitchen. Single or double beveled edges and straight edges are the best profiles for these spaces, as they give a crisp and attractive accent to the room.
  • Consistency: While we can customize our edging to suit any look, we’ve found that the best results for modern kitchens focus on consistency – using matching materials and designs on all countertops within the space. Fortunately, we work with all the big laminate countertop manufacturers, so we can match your countertops and edging perfectly, whatever you choose.

Custom countertop edges at an affordable price – and unbeatable quality 

Kuehn Bevel is a leader in the manufacture of decorative laminate countertop edging products for Formica, laminate, solid surface and wood countertops. Our products include beveled edge laminate countertop 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 today and speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers at kuehnbeve.wpengine.com.

What are the most beautiful, high-end granite like laminate countertop options?

Granite like laminate is the perfect option for anyone looking for a high-end look for their kitchen or bathroom without having to break the budget. These are the top picks for the some of the most attractive choices out there, from the specialists in countertop edge options.

  • Blackstone Granite: This is a Formica laminate that offers a textured look in black with grey and lighter flecks that give it depth and drama. It’s a classic stone that looks great with almost any style space.
  • Brazilian Brown Granite: Another Formica laminate countertop option, this offers a warmer look with equal mix of flecks of greys, brown and white.
  • Bahia Granite: This is a great option from Wilsonart that gives your space a deep, dramatic look with a true black color warmed up with smaller flecks of golden browns.
  • Santo Azul: Also from Wilsonart, this is a great option if you are looking to enhance blues and grays in your space. It’s an unusual and elegant granite look that is softened by flecks of golden brown.
  • Blue Storm: If you want an intense and modern look for your countertops, this is the option for you. With dramatic swirls of golden creams and brown in a deep grey background, this stone look is one in a million.
  • Blue Flower Granite: This Formica granite look is great for neutral, elegant spaces that need a touch of color without overwhelming the room. This soft, creamy color is enhanced with blue-gray crystals for a unique and high-end look.
  • River Gold: Another offering from Formica, this creamy, golden granite laminate looks rich and luxurious whether it’s in a kitchen, bathroom or office space. Its neutral look makes for high-end appeal and that essential touch of glamour.

Custom countertop edge options for additional durability and style 

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 countertop edging, edges for granite like laminate or Formica ideal edges, or to speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us today at kuehnbeve.wpengine.com.

Why install a backsplash?

If you’re remodeling your kitchen, you’re likely looking at cabinets, countertops, lighting and new appliances – but have you thought about a backsplash? Here are some reasons from laminate backsplash edge specialists on why these are such essential kitchen features.

  1. Protection: Kitchens are messy spaces where cooking goes hand-in-hand with cleaning. Unlike the paint on your walls, your backsplash is made of hardwearing and low maintenance material that protects your walls from splashes of food, sauce and oil.
  2. Easy cleaning: Laminate is a very low maintenance, easy-to-clean product that is ideal for backsplashes. Simply wipe down with a damp cloth and non-abrasive general cleaning product and it will look as good as new.
  3. Great looking: It can be difficult to add style and color to a kitchen because it’s such a functional space – but a backsplash will do just that while adding a functional, practical benefit too. You can match it to your countertops for a seamless look or bring in a vibrant contrast that will make your space pop, all without having to break your budget.
  4. Customizable: When it comes to choosing a backsplash, you have quite a few options other than materials and colors to help you create a custom look. Many people choose to have a low backsplash along the countertop/wall join with higher levels by the sink and stove, while others choose to have a uniform high backsplash that completely covers the wall from countertop to cabinet through the kitchen.

Expertly manufactured, custom laminate backsplashes and backsplash edges 

At Kuehn Bevel, we can match all colors and styles from the leading laminate manufacturers, from Formica, Pionite and Wilsonart to Corian and more, as well as offering a variety of different solid surface colors. Our custom designs are expertly manufactured using state-of-the-art technology, ensuring that you get the exact look you are after at the highest quality – but still at a fraction of the cost.

For more information about our backsplash options, laminate countertop edge profiles or speak the friendly sales staff at your local installers, please contact us today.

 

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.