Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly Long Island Kitchen Bath Showrooms: Design Blog, Photos, Ideas for Remodeling

First Impressions What Does Your Front Door Say About You?

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in How To's, Learn | Comments Off

Traditional Exterior by Sicora Design/Build When you think of first impressions, you usually think of meeting someone for the first time...

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Monthly Cooking Series: How to Cook with Thermador Gaggenau Bosch Appliances

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Events & News, Fun, How To's, Learn | Comments Off

Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly is happy to extend an invitation to all of our Long Island clients to attend a fabulous culinary workshop in...

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How to Sharpen Kitchen Knives

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Featured, Fun, How To's, Kitchen Tricks, Learn | Comments Off

    A sharp knife is actually a safer knife because it requires less effort and less pressure to cut, chop, or dice. If your...

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How to Find the Best Kitchen Designer on Long Island or Anywhere

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Featured, How To's, Learn, Planning | Comments Off

Finding the best kitchen designer on Long Island is easy because they are all at Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly. All kidding aside, we...

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How Long Does a Kitchen Renovation Take in Order to Achieve the Best Result?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Countertops, Design, Flooring, How To's, Kitchen Design, Learn, Planning | Comments Off

What is the timeframe is for a typical kitchen renovation? Our clients often ask, “How long will it take before my Ken Kelly kitchen...

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How Long Does a Long Island Kitchen Remodel Take? A Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly Timeframe

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in How To's, Kitchen Design, Learn, Planning | Comments Off

We have heard this question asked at least five times over the last few days, so I thank our Kitchen Designs clients for inspiring me to...

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Design Trends: 10 of the Best Ideas for Adding Color to Your Kitchen

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Create the Look, Design, How To's, Kitchen Design, Learn, Trends | Comments Off

What better way to reflect your kitchen’s individuality, than to give your kitchen a dash of brilliant color. Color could be...

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How to Maximize Cabinet Storage for Efficient Organizing

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Design, How To's, Kitchen Accessories, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Organizing, Learn, Organizing, Products | Comments Off

Storing and organizing items in your kitchen are two very separate tasks. You can have plenty of storage in your kitchen and be...

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One of the Best Kitchen Layouts – The Island Sink and Cooking Zone

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in Design, How To's, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Faucets, Kitchen Sinks, Learn, Planning, Products | Comments Off

Over the course of your lifetime, you’ll spend in a lot of time in front of your sink. Where you place that sink and its size is quite...

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How to Get Kids and Teens Cooking in the Kitchen Gift Ideas

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Chef's Tools, Fun, Great Gadgets, How To's, Kids in the Kitchen, Kids Organizing, Recipes & Ideas | Comments Off

The kitchen is a fascinating place for adults and children. It is where a family’s secret recipes are passed from generation to...

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How to Add Art in the Kitchen with Sculpted Bronzes and Art Glass

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Fun, How To's, Learn, Products, Stools & Seating, Wacky Wednesday | Comments Off

  I have always been a proponent of bringing art into the kitchen and bathroom, whether it be a painting, a hand-blown perfume...

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Unique and Exotic Ideas for Kitchen Cabinet Door Inserts

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Bentwood, Cabinetry, Design, How To's, Kitchen Design, Learn, Planning, Wood-Mode | Comments Off

You can add striking style to your kitchen by adding a decorative door panel insert. As glass is always a nice option, you might also like...

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Know What You’re Looking at in a Hand Painted Kitchen Cabinet Finish

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in Bentwood, Cabinetry, How To's, Kitchen Design, Learn, Planning, Trends | Comments Off

A new finish that we’re very excited about is from Bentwood. It is a hand-painted finish that actually shows the grain/brush...

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Induction Cooking and How it Works

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Appliances, How To's, Learn, Products | Comments Off

  Induction cooking is a superior electric method of cooking. It is effective, energy efficient, and safe. How it works… In technical...

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Design & Decorate Your Cozy Beach House Kitchen

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Countertops, Create the Look, Glass, How To's, Kitchen Accessories, Kitchen Design, Learn, Marble, Products, Quartz, Tile & Backsplash | Comments Off

Your Cozy Beach House Kitchen “Light and airy” are the first two words that come to mind.  With a home near the beach, decorate and design...

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How to Choose a Kitchen or Bath Countertop Edge Detail

Posted by on Jul 25, 2012 in Countertops, Design, Granite, How To's, Learn, Planning | Comments Off

Choosing a countertop edge detail! As in any project or undertaking in the home, there are many decisions and choices to be made. Yes, it...

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How to Use Fire Elements to Create Outdoor Kitchen and Patio Ambiance

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in How To's, Learn, Outdoor Kitchens, Outdoor Living, Products, Seasonal Finds | Comments Off

One of the things I love about summer is the time we spend using the outside of our property. For Ken and I, our yard and gardens are our...

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The Secret to a Great Kitchen is a Great Mudroom

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Closet Organizing, Design, How To's, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Organizing, Learn, Organizing, Planning | Comments Off

  The secret to a great kitchen is a great MUDROOM! This is something we tell our clients all the time. You need to have an efficient...

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How to Clean and Remove Odors from Your Dishwasher like Magic

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Appliances, Care & Cleaning, Cleaning, Events & News, Great Gadgets, How To's, Learn, Products | Comments Off

  Recently we added an “live” Allmilmo kitchen display over at Appliance World in Huntington, Long Island to showcase...

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Create an Elegant Outdoor Kitchen and Avoid Two Common Mistakes

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in How To's, Kalamazoo, Learn, Outdoor Kitchens, Outdoor Living, Products | Comments Off

  When you are ready to design your outdoor kitchen area, think about how you entertain and want to use the space. Many of our...

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Design a Kitchen With Recycled Materials & Be a Renovation Angel

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Fun, Green Design, How To's, Kitchen Design, Learn, Musings, Planning | Comments Off

Recently we worked with a client from Roslyn, Long Island, NY who wanted to recycle salvaged materials and incorporate her vintage finds...

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Can You Live With Wood Countertops

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Countertops, Design, How To's, Kitchen Design, Learn, Planning, Trends, Wood | Comments Off

A lot of you are asking about wood countertops and whether or not we do them often. In our experience, people who request wood countertops...

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How to Create a Fresh Herb Garden in the Kitchen

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Chef's Tools, Fun, Great Gadgets, How To's, Kitchen Accessories, Kitchen Tricks, Learn, Products | Comments Off

There is absolutely nothing better than using fresh herbs in my cooking. From whole leaves of basil in my tomato mozzarella salad, to...

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Organize the Kitchen With Crystal Clear Food Storage Jars

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in How To's, Kitchen Accessories, Kitchen Organizing, Organizing, Products | Comments Off

GLASS JARS: What a unique and beautiful way to help organize the kitchen. The ones shown here combine function with innovative design. I...

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How to Build the Best Outdoor Kitchen Together

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Appliances, Cabinetry, Design, How To's, Kalamazoo, Learn, Outdoor Kitchens, Outdoor Living, Products | Comments Off

The best outdoor kitchen design starts with a thorough evaluation of your outdoor cooking and outdoor entertaining needs. Ask yourself the...

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How to Design the Perfect Kitchen that Best Fits Your Unique Lifestyle

Posted by on Mar 19, 2012 in How To's, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Organizing, Learn, Planning | Comments Off

I always design a kitchen as if it were my own home, and I don’t believe in a lot of the gimmicky things you see out there. There are many...

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Kitchen Tips And Tricks for Produce

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 in Fun, How To's, Kids in the Kitchen, Kitchen Tricks, Learn | Comments Off

Sources: Listed at bottom of post (or click photos) How to Keep Salad Crisp: Prepare a week’s worth of salad ahead of time; then,...

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Kitchen Tips And Tricks for Cooking and Baking

Posted by on Feb 19, 2012 in Fun, How To's, Kitchen Tricks, Learn | Comments Off

How to Keep Brown Sugar Soft: Toss a couple of marshmallows in the bag. How to Quickly Slice Strawberries: Use your egg slicer. It’s...

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7 Best Questions to Ask About Factory vs Job Site Finishes

Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 in Allmilmo, Bentwood, Bornholm, Budgeting, Cabinetry, Care & Cleaning, Design, How To's, Learn, Planning, Technology, Wood-Mode | 0 comments

Factory Finish vs Job Site Finish I want to thank Randy Pittard, owner of Bentwood Luxury Kitchens and Todd Henson for allowing Ken and I...

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How to Clean Cutting Boards & Keep Them Safe & Sanitized

Posted by on Apr 21, 2011 in Care & Cleaning, Chef's Tools, Cleaning, How To's, Learn, Products | Comments Off

Cutting boards are so beautiful these days they look like art. I don’t know how anyone makes that first cut into these gorgeous...

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