Pros and Cons of Open Shelving in the Kitchen

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 29, 2019 11:47:00 PM

Open shelving is a hot trend in kitchen design right now, but before you take the plunge and rip out your cabinets, it’s important to consider if this style is right for your lifestyle and home. Just like anything else, open shelving design has its pros and cons, which should be weighed before making any drastic changes. 

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What’s Cooking in Kitchen Designs for 2019?

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 25, 2019 1:10:21 PM

Kitchen design trends are constantly evolving. This year’s styles are all about adding more color, vibrancy and aesthetic appeal. The following are 4 hot kitchen design trends for 2019:

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Should I Stay or Should I Go Now: Deciding Whether or Not to Move Out During a Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 20, 2019 10:18:31 AM

During a kitchen remodel, you have the option to either move completely until the job is done, move partially or stay. Each option comes with pros and cons. To help determine whether to move or not, consider the size of the project being done. The following factors should also guide you in making your decision:

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Energize Your Kitchen with Some Orange Flair

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 18, 2019 10:25:08 AM

When it comes to the latest trends in kitchen design, orange is the new black. When done correctly, adding a pop of orange to your kitchen can bring warmth and energy. However, it’s important not to overdo it, as orange is a bright color that can overpower the space if used too much. Here are 5 tips to help you successfully add some orange flare to your kitchen design:

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Gray-and-White Kitchens Done the Right Way

Posted by Polar Shades on Mar 1, 2019 12:06:36 PM

When decorating your kitchen, consider pairing gray with white for a contemporary or ultra-modern look. These colors are great for countertops, cabinets, walls, and floors. You can also combine the two in the kitchen island to get a bold statement right in the middle of your kitchen. Below are some tips on how to achieve a well-balanced gray-and-white kitchen.

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Is It Better to Use a Dishwasher or Hand-wash Your Dishes?

Posted by Polar Shades on Feb 15, 2019 9:16:00 AM

Since the first dishwasher was invented, a debate has raged on about whether hand-washing your dishes is better than using a machine. While scrubbing and drying your dirty dishes by hand takes longer, is it more sanitary? And which method is better for the environment? Below, we’ll answer both of these questions.

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Set Yourself Up for Healthy Eating Success with Proper Kitchen Prep

Posted by Polar Shades on Feb 8, 2019 10:43:37 AM

Consistent healthy eating takes determination and commitment. It's the best way to “maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer) and promote your overall health,” says the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Try these kitchen prep ideas to keep your healthy eating habits on track:

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Step-by-Step Guide to Keep a Sparkling Clean Kitchen

Posted by Polar Shades on Feb 5, 2019 2:10:51 PM

Is your kitchen clean enough to eat off the floor? No one is likely to put that to the test, but this common saying reflects the importance of a clean kitchen, not only for good health but also a peaceful ambiance. Follow these tips to create a practical plan for maintaining a sparkling clean kitchen.

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Low-maintenance Kitchen Finishes with a Modern, Luxury Appearance

Posted by Polar Shades on Dec 26, 2018 3:49:00 PM

When you're making improvements in your kitchen, it's easy to focus on the appearance of various finishes but forget about their functionality. The ideal kitchen design caters to both form and function, making sure your kitchen finishes are sleek and modern but also low-maintenance and easy to keep clean. Check out the following low-maintenance kitchen finishes that don't sacrifice style:

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Kitchen Essentials for Holiday Baking

Posted by Polar Shades on Dec 17, 2018 9:53:56 AM

When preparing to begin your holiday baking, there are a few things every baker must have on-hand. These kitchen essentials will help ensure your kitchen runs smoothly:

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