Home Trends in 2015: The Kitchen

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Home design is constantly evolving. As new ideas emerge, new trends are born. While classic designs remain prominent throughout, more modern ideas come forward. As a company that specializes in NJ kitchen remodeling projects, we stay up to date with what’s happening in the field. Whether purely cosmetic trends or new functionalities worked into design, the industry is expansive, and the options – endless.

Today we’d like to take a look at a few kitchen design trends which have been prevalent in 2015:

1. High Cabinets: Classically, we tend to see cabinets that end multiple feet below the ceiling. In recent times, we’ve seen an increase in the demand of tall cabinets which in many cases touch the ceiling of the kitchen.

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2. Island cooktop / free range hoods: We’ve seen a migration in the setting of the stovetop switch from at the wall to on the island. This allows one to create a beautiful look with a free range hood above the island.

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3. Contrasting colors: Another trend many have taken to in recent times is heavily contrasting colors. For example, mahogany cabinetry with a pale to white backsplash in the kitchen.

4. Mixed counters: Whether on your kitchen island or classic counters flush against the wall, mixing materials on countertops has been seen as a recent trend in kitchen design. An island can double as an eatery by splitting between wood and tile. This creates a beautiful aesthetic.

These are just a handful of recent trends. To learn more about kitchen remodeling and different options for your home, get in touch with the professionals at Trade Mark Design & Build today! 973-636-0100

Becoming The Host With The Most

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Everyone wants the perfect home with the most amazing layout and the most admirable qualities. Many times, getting there can be a long process. One driving force within the desire to enhance your space is the yearning to have complete hosting abilities.

Especially with the weather beginning to warm up (slowly but surely), many families will begin to host their friends, family, and associates at their residences. A common roadblock many experience when hosting is the lack of room or cluttered layout of the home.

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Today we’d like to provide our readers with some tips on how to enhance their homes as to improve their hosting capabilities:

  1. Play with furniture: The layout of a room such as the living room can make or break the flow of the space. Do some research on different interior design theories and spend a day moving around your furniture. What once may seem like a cluttered room can be transformed into an open space conducive to having company with just a few alterations.
  2. Remodel your kitchen: The kitchen, whether intended or not, is the room in the home most guests will migrate to during a gathering. Ensuring you have ample space to both prepare food and socialize in this room will ensure guests are comfortable. To learn more about our NJ kitchen remodeling capabilities, give us a call.
  3. Make use of the outdoors: Expand your gathering into the yard. Simply purchase some lawn furniture to transform your lawn into an area to comfortably enjoy company and the great outdoors. For those with a budget, consider the addition of a deck to the back of your home!

Enjoy the warm weather! Get in touch for any home remodeling or home addition related inquiries: https://www.trademarkinteriors.com/contact-us/

Spring Kitchen Cabinet Promotion!

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Ah, the spring has finally arrived. We couldn’t be happier! Spring is a great season here at Trade Mark Design & Build. Many households find this to be the perfect time to partake in a home renovation or NJ kitchen remodeling project. We agree! Spring marks a fresh start, so why not take that fresh start to the next level and ensure your home is situated to your liking?

As a way to celebrate the seasonal change, we are offering a special discount on Schrock cabinetry to all customers! Those looking to spruce up their kitchen or partake in a complete redesign can enjoy 5% off of every order, an additional 5% off of select styles, and 25% off of premium finishes!

Schrock offers a variety of beautiful finishes and styles. Our expert team can customize any cabinet to your need to help turn your vision into a reality.

Interested? Get in touch today!

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This promotion will be valid on all orders placed between March 30th and May 15th. Want to learn more? Call us at 973.636.0100 or fill out the form here.

Treat Your Home To A Holiday Gift

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The holiday season is finally upon us! It’s time to spread love, gather with family, and show your affection for others in the form of gift giving. For some, this time of year is purely joyous and warm. For others, it may become stressful. Ensuring you purchase or create the perfect gift for the special people in your life can become a bit unsettling.

While many people give gifts to individuals, why not give a gift your entire family or household can appreciate?

While more pricey than a trinket or gift card to your favorite coffee shop, a NJ home remodeling job is a gift that will last and will add value to your home. If you’ve been considering a home addition, kitchen remodeling job, or home entertainment room, now’s a great time to act!

Take a look below at some of our favorite services and offerings in New Jersey:

NJ Kitchen Remodeling

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Your kitchen should be a place you want to be in. A perfect place to work on dinner with your family and converse. If your kitchen is cluttered or has a bad layout, it may be time to make some changes.

Home Theaters

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Everyone has had their dream of a home theatre. It’s more obtainable than you think! Upgrade your living room or transform your basement into the entertainment area you’ve always dreamed of.

Home Additions

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Sometimes no matter how you rearrange your home or re-do your space, you run out of room. Growing families and growing ideas require more space.

Happy holidays to all. Feel free to reach out and set up an appointment whenever you’d like. We can be reached via telephone at 973-636-0100. You may also schedule an appointment via our website at https://www.trademarkinteriors.com.

 

Range Hoods: Choosing The Right One

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Upon taking on a NJ kitchen remodeling job, many aspects come into play. In addition to the design of the room and fixtures such as cabinets, additional pieces of hardware have a big role in both the functionality and appearance of your room.

Today we’d like to take a look at one fundamental piece of the kitchen which can really pull the room together, the range hood.

Now, the range hood serves a very important purpose. It works as a ventilation system to clear the area in which you are cooking, and to consolidate grease and smoke from those actions. Besides being a staple to your kitchen hardware, the range hood can serve as a beautiful focal point.

Let’s take a look at some different types of range hoods:

The Wall Mount Hood

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Pictured above is a distressed mantle wall mount hood we used in a recent kitchen remodeling job. The wall mount hood is perfect if your stove is placed adjacent to your wall and you have ample space for storage in other sections of your kitchen. This also allows for an easy method of ventilation, either straight above or back through the wall.

 

The Under Cabinet Mount

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The under cabinet mount allows you to maintain some storage above the range hood. This is useful if you are tight on space. Choosing an under cabinet mount also takes attention away from the cooking area as it blends in with the rest of the kitchen fixtures quite well.

The Ceiling Mount

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If you decide to go with an island stove, this is a must, and a beautiful option for a range hood. The ceiling, or island mount, is the go-to modern kitchen choice.

Thinking of a NJ kitchen remodeling job? Get in touch! 973-636-0100

Spotlight on Cabinetry From the Experts on New Jersey Home Remodeling

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When undergoing kitchen remodeling in NJ choosing your kitchen cabinets cabinetry is an important part of the process. In ancient times, as far back as the ancient Egyptians, cabinet makers were so in demand they were responsible for building all other furniture. Even with the primitive technology they had, they created cabinets made from slabs of wood attached to other slabs of wood. Now thankfully we have more sophisticated tools to build cabinets, and the industry flourished.

In the 18th Century people began recognizing cabinetry as a form of art design. Many books were published during the time, highlighting highly recognized cabinet designers. With the introduction of steam power, cabinet makers where able to create cabinets at a much faster rate than before. People in the business where very excited about this transformation, and various schools of cabinet design sprung up. Some of the more known schools of design were the French Provincial, the Early American Colonial and Oriental Design. Cabinet makers were very popular at the time, and enjoyed recognition for their artistry.

They are no doubt an integral part of creating the feel of the kitchen, so when you need help choosing Kitchen Cabinets in New Jersey, contact the experts.

 

Schrock Cabinetry: 50 Years of Excellence

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Schrock Cabinetry was the brainchild of two brothers from the Midwest—Illinois to be precise. Their vision was to emulate the elegance, durability, and craftsmanship of the Amish furniture makers they shared their community with. Clearly, their plan came to fruition. The kitchen cabinets that were created surpassed the competition at the time as Schrock continued to innovate and develop new styles and functions.

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Today, Schrock has continued to excel in innovation by clashing the sheer brilliance of Amish craftsmanship with the modern conveniences we all enjoy—such as the inclusion of charging stations (pictured above).  In addition, Schrock has made it a priority to re-establish order in the increasingly gadget-filled kitchens. Take a look at a few of the organization updates below and think about how much your kitchen could use an update!

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Brand Spotlight: Schrock Cabinetry

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Schrock Cabinetry is one of our featured brands because of the sheer quality of their products, endless options, and rich history. When it comes to kitchen cabinets, Schrock is a time-tested yet modern brand that has a fit for just about any home or living space. Schrock is not only one of the most diverse kitchen remodeling brands, but they are also on the fringe of kitchen organization technology. Take a look below at a few (of the many) options available for your next home remodeling project.

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Kitchen Gadgets: Part 2

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bergen county contractorWe’ve recently discussed a few new kitchen gadgets for 2013 and how they can make or break a New Jersey kitchen remodeling project. Well, let’s take a look at another round of top-of-the-line gadgets that could very well inspire you to update your kitchen and your cooking lifestyle!

  • Clocking in at one of the more expensive “gadgets” is the new Mugnaini Wood-Fired Pizza Oven ($6,500-$9,550). Certainly something you would plan around a home remodeling project, this oven gives you the key to endless delicious homemade pizza!
  • It’s the future. Stop going to your grocery store for rotisserie chicken and start spinning your own. The La Cornue Rotisserie ($10,000) is sure to be the talking point of your kitchen. Without the need for any special ventilation, this rotisserie can be seamlessly added to your suite of cooking tools.
  • If you and your family love to cook a lot, this next kitchen feature is a necessity. The Rohl Swing Arm Pot Filler ($2,200) is installed near the stove surface so you don’t have to lug heavy, dangerous pots of water across the kitchen. Simply fill up and bring to a boil.
  • Throwing parties regularly? The Wolf Warming Drawer allows for early preparation of larger dishes by keeping them warm and covered for later meals or late arrivals.

Everyday Kitchen Tips

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Let’s face it, when it comes to keeping a clean, organized, and put-together kitchen, the kitchen cabinets are just the beginning. Everyday use and storage quickly jumps the forefront of importance for a meticulously organized kitchen space. Here are a few tips to keep your cooking, cleaning, and general kitchen use as efficient and savvy as possible:

  •  To relieve your hands from the smell of garlic and onion, simply wash them with warm water and baking soda, or you can even rub them against any stainless steel element.
  • Get the most out of your fresh squeezed juices by microwaving them for about 20 seconds, letting them sit for a minute, then rolling them on the counter with some pressure.
  • If you need to reheat any type of bread in the microwave, simply place a cup of water with it to add much needed moisture to the air.
  • Separate your onions and potatoes—they both make each other go bad at a faster rate.
  • In just a few minutes, with a bucket of water, ice, and salt, you can easily cool down your lukewarm bottle of wine or beer.
  • To help eliminate odors from the garbage disposal, grind up some excess orange or lemon peels. If it’s really bad, you can even freeze vinegar ice cubes and grind those as well!

These tips (coupled with your NJ kitchen remodeling) will quickly, for better or worse, make your kitchen the most popular get-together space!