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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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Good Design Reading: This Month’s Books that Inspire

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Learn, Planning, Resources | Comments Off

Good Design Reads this Month’s Book Choices One of my favorite things to do is to curl up with a cup of coffee in my library and...

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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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Wood Mode Custom Cabinetry Unveils A New Website Featuring Elegant Kitchen Designs

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Cabinetry, Learn, Planning, Wood-Mode | Comments Off

Wood-Mode just launched its newly redesigned website, and it is truly a fantastic tool for you to find custom cabinetry and kitchen design...

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Top Trends at Living Kitchen 2013 – Rustic Barn Style Wood and Mixed Materials

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Allmilmo, Cabinetry, Countertops, Design, Featured, Green Design, Kitchen Design, Learn, Planning, Trends | Comments Off

    What we saw in Europe at IMM Cologne Living Kitchen International Trade Fair was a lot of mixing of materials in the kitchen...

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Planning a Kitchen or Bath and the Importance of Good Design

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Bath Design, Budgeting, Design, Featured, Kitchen Design, Learn, Other Rooms, Planning | Comments Off

Good design can have a positive influence on how we live. I’m not talking about extravagance, I’m talking about the simplicity...

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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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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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Our Visit to Gaggenau Ambassadors Program – Dream Appliances

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Appliances, Chef's Tools, Events & News, Fun, Great Gadgets, Kitchen Accessories, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Tricks, Learn, Planning, Products, Technology, Trends | Comments Off

Last week Ken and I had the opportunity to fly out to California and were welcomed to the Gaggenau Ambassadors Program in the new BSH...

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Long Island Remodeling Trends at Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in Allmilmo, Bentwood, Bornholm, Cabinetry, Design, Kalamazoo, Learn, Musings, Planning, Trends, Wood-Mode | Comments Off

  Long Island Trends in Home Remodeling. Although kitchens and bathrooms represent the majority of what we do at Kitchen Designs by...

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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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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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Coffee Bars and Beverage Stations and Wine in the Kitchen Oh My!

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Appliances, Kids in the Kitchen, Kitchen Accessories, Kitchen Design, Learn, Planning, Products, Technology | Comments Off

Our kitchen designers are installing more and more beverage stations in the kitchen. From coffee bars to wine refrigerators to...

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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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Katonah Architectural Hardware for the Kitchen and Home

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Hardware & Accessories, Learn, Planning, Products | Comments Off

  The Beauty of Katonah Architectural Hardware for the Kitchen and Home Cabinet Knobs: Door Levers: Appliance Pulls:   The...

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Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly Receives Houzz’s 2012 Best of Remodeling Award

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Bath Design, Design, Events & News, Fun, Kitchen Design, Learn, Musings, Other Rooms, Planning, Trends | Comments Off

We are honored to have been awarded “Best Of Remodeling” 2012 by Houzz, the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design....

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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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Look Up! Magnificent Kitchen Ceilings

Posted by on Mar 5, 2012 in Design, Kitchen Design, Learn, Lighting, Lighting Tips, Planning, Products, Trends | Comments Off

Goodbye plain white ceilings… Why not consider decorating that additional square footage with something interesting. Here are a few...

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Bentwood’s New Strata Finish Technique for Stained or Painted Kitchen Cabinetry

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Bentwood, Cabinetry, Learn, Planning | 0 comments

Announcing a New Cutting-Edge Kitchen Cabinet Finish Option! A beautiful new finishing technique is now available in our Bentwood cabinet...

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Top Knobs Kitchen Cabinet Hardware for Traditional Kitchens

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 in Hardware & Accessories, Learn, Planning, Products | Comments Off

Ahhh the cabinet jewelry… How will you pull the look together AND make sure the cabinet hardware actually feels good in your hands....

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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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Select Appliances in Your Budget: 3 Sample Kitchen Packages for High End Luxury, Mid & Budget

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 in Appliances, Budgeting, Learn, Planning, Products | Comments Off

  Culinary functionality of kitchen appliances combined with magnificent design aesthetics are key elements in creating your dream...

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A Real Kitchen Remodeling Budget- Trust Your Kitchen Designer

Posted by on Aug 9, 2011 in Budgeting, Design, Learn, Planning | Comments Off

Let’s talk about budgeting for your kitchen renovation… Cabinetry will always be the largest portion of your budget, and the...

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Directory of Manufacturers to do Your Kitchen Research

Posted by on Aug 8, 2011 in Allmilmo, Bentwood, Bornholm, Budgeting, Cabinetry, Design, Kalamazoo, Learn, Planning, Resources, Technology, Wood-Mode | 0 comments

I just wanted to drop you a note in case you didn’t see this on our main website. It is an area where our clients spend a lot of...

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5 Tips to Get the Most Mileage From Your Free Kitchen Design Consultation

Posted by on Apr 16, 2011 in Budgeting, Design, Kitchen Design, Learn, Planning | 0 comments

FIVE TIPS TO GETTING THE MOST MILEAGE OUT OF YOUR FREE KITCHEN DESIGN CONSULTATION: Where do you start when working with a kitchen...

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Wood Mode Cabinetry: Physical Distressing & Finish Options

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011 in Bentwood, Cabinetry, Design, Kitchen Design, Learn, Planning, Wood-Mode | Comments Off

Distressing options are intended to create an aged and well-worn look reminiscent of antique furnishings. For example, with Wood-Mode,...

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(ROI) The Benefits of Investing in a Remodeled Kitchen

Posted by on Nov 16, 2010 in Budgeting, Cabinetry, Design, Learn, Planning | Comments Off

I recently read an article in Reliable Remodeler that said kitchen and bathroom remodeling yield the best return on investment (ROI). The...

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