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!

Kitchen Gadgets: Part 1

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kitchen remodeling bergen countyKitchen gadgets have always been a prominent feature in a home’s kitchen area, whether it’s hooking up all your devices to the Internet or a deluxe cappuccino maker. Let’s take a look at a few of the latest kitchen gadgets to complement your recent New Jersey kitchen remodeling. You can decide for yourself if they’re worth the, sometimes, outrageous price tag:

  • The Hammacher Juicer, priced at $9,900, is considered one of the best juice machines ever made—we certainly hope so for that price tag! What makes it special? The juicer expertly separates the juice from every other part of the whole fruit.
  • Continuing in the thread of extravagance, Hammacher makes a Double Espresso machine complete with an ornate copper dome and a brass eagle. Sure, it looks great and makes a killer cup-of-Joe but at $8,000 a pop, it may just be worth stopping by your local coffee shop.
  • The Margaritaville Frozen Smoothie Maker is a bit more on the affordable side of the spectrum; costing only $550, it could bring new life to your friend or family gatherings. The drink maker can be pre-programmed to create six of your favorite drink combinations and is sure to keep you cool during the hot summer months!

To find out more about these luxurious kitchen gadgets, check out this article from Forbes.

Energy-Efficient Appliances

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kitchen remodeling bergen county njWhen getting through all the aspects and decision making for designs, particularly when it comes to your kitchen remodeling in Bergen County NJ, it can be easy to get caught up with some of the larger issues, like kitchen cabinets.  However, one of the latent and surprisingly important parts of the kitchen layout is your choice in appliances.

Everyone has favorite brands and styles when it comes to appliances, and with a solid Design-Build team you’ll have no problem incorporating any appliance of your choosing. We suggest, regardless of what brand you like, to lean towards an energy-efficient brand. These days, machines that reach a certain standard of efficiency are labeled Energy Star appliances.

Energy Star was started in 1992 by the Environmental Protection Agency to help create a country-wide standard for efficiency, built off of the Clean Air Act. In recent years, Energy Star has been one of the more successful government programs when it comes to environmental protection mixed with consumer needs. Utilizing independent and third party testing on all machines guarantees an integrity that very few privately owned companies would be able to achieve. Since its inception over 20 years ago, countless brands have partnered with Energy Star to bring savings to the consumer and help save the environment.

Welcome To Our Blog

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Almost no one walks into the house of their dreams right off the bat. We all have ideas about home improvements that would make the place truly “perfect.” Even as we get closer to one version of perfect, our tastes evolve or styles change and we once again consider kitchen remodeling or expanding part of our home.

When you are looking to do some New Jersey home remodeling, you are definitely going to want some expert consultation. You are going to want to talk to the kinds of people that understand what you want but also know how to see things that perhaps you have not. Trade Mark Design & Build have just this kind of service to offer. We are experts on everything from NJ kitchen remodeling to putting in home additions.

Over the coming weeks on this blog we will talk about the projects Trade Mark Design & Build excel at while also offering our thoughts on the latest NJ home remodeling trends and advice for home owners. Hopefully we will entertain and educate. Most importantly, we want to highlight the fact that Trade Mark is here with all of our experts ready to consult and help you make your home all the more perfect every single day.