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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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/

 

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/

 

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.

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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/

What Were the Best Kitchen Products For 2017?

Whether you’re stocking a new kitchen, replacing old items or love experimenting with the latest tech, it’s always good to know what kitchen products are trending. Here are some of 2017’s best must-have items for your home from our laminate countertop edging team.

  1. Organic Wooden Bamboo Utensils:

Beautiful to look at, great to use, and eco-friendly as well, these utensils have everything going for them. Although the wood gives them a traditional feel, you can find designs that look great even in the most modern kitchen.

  1. Sous-Vide Cookers:

The trendy alternative to slow-cookers, the sous-vide has seen a rise in popularity over the last few years thanks to a simple, effective design as well as its use on the top cooking shows. While it sounds incredibly fussy and fancy, it involves nothing more than sealing food in plastic and popping it into the cooker, where all the work is done for you. It’s fantastic for rib-eye steaks, poaching pears and cooking fish too!

  1. Microplane Graters:

Incredibly sharp and effective, these hand-held graters are easy to use and easier to clean. Grate anything from chocolate and parmesan to lemon zest and potatoes, then simply put it in the dishwasher.

  1. Cake Decorating Sets:

Baking is seeing a huge surge in popularity, and learning some simple decorating tricks is all you need to take your cake and turn it into a work of art! From disposable pastry bags and edible marking pens to fun icing nozzles and cut-outs, you’ll make birthdays and other special events a breeze.

  1. Spiralizer:

Add a touch of fun to your cooking with a spiralizer, a small, simple device that adds creativity and makes healthy eating easier. These are great for making zucchini spaghetti, carrot ribbons, sweet potato curly fries, and cucumber ribbons.

  1. Wi-Fi-Enabled Helpers:

From the Amazon Dash and the Hiku to GeniCan, tech is helping us make grocery shopping easier by generating automated shopping lists and recording what we use. Some, like the Dash, also include grocery selection and delivery services!

Make Your Kitchen Your Creative Space with Durable, Stylish Laminate Countertop Edging 

Designing your dream kitchen? Make your space truly yours with customizable countertop edges available in wood, laminate, and solid surface in a wide range of designs. At Kuehn Bevel, we use over 20 years of experience and the latest manufacturing technology to ensure that you get highly durable and stylish results at an affordable price. We also work with all the top laminate countertop brands, making us a leading provider of laminate countertop edging options, including Wilsonart and Formica edges.

 

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