Kitchen Hardware

So your kitchen remodel is almost complete – appliances are in, countertops are installed, and the cabinet doors are getting installed today. Did you forget something – how about your cabinet hardware?

While cabinet hardware may not seem like that big of a decision, its one of those smaller details that can complete the final look of your kitchen.  There’s quite a few things to consider when choosing hardware. Do you want knobs everywhere or pulls? How about a combo of both? What style do you want and what finish? – All of these will affect how the final look of your kitchen will be.

Deciding between a knob and a pull? That varies depending on personal preference, but typically you can see  knobs on cabinets doors and pulls on drawers. This gives a bit of a variation, but that’s not to say you can’t do knobs everywhere or pulls everywhere. This will also depend on the style of the kitchen.

The finish of the hardware can make or break the overall look. Do you want brushed or satin nickle, oil rubbed bronze, brush brass, or chrome? Of course depending on the look of the hardware may vary the finishes.

Let’s take a look at a few kitchens with knobs, pulls, and a mix. Let us know which is your favorite in the comments below!

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Indoor Air Quality: Air Purifiers

Indoor Air Quality is very important for your health and well being. Pollen, dust, smog, exhaust, and pet hair are all things that are polluting our homes. Air purifiers can help deal with all of these pollutants. We’ve explored a few different options and these are the three best purifiers for 2018.

1.  Rabbit Air Minus A2 – offers a 6-stage air purification process, including Pre-Filter, Medium Filter, BioGS HEPA Filter, Carbon Filter, Customized Filter, and Ion Generator. You can also customize the front panel either by color or design. A nice little detail is also that it is wall mountable, easy for keeping it off the floor.

Rabbit Air Minus A2

2. Levoit Compact Air Purifier – this purifier offers a 3-stage Air Filtration System, including a True HEPA Filter, Activated Carbon Filter and a Pre-Filter. It’s a smaller size air purifying device that is not only idea for personal use at home, but also at work and for traveling. An additional perk is the built in nightlight with two settings. Since this is a compact model, they do offer a larger model available to cover more space.

Levoit Compact Air Purifier

3. Honeywell HPA300 True HEPA Allergen Remover – the #1 brand recommended by allergist, this air purifier offers a powerful True HEPA Filter and a Carbon Filter to clean the air. This includes dust, allergens, smoke, and odors. It has a built in shut off timer with 2,4,and 8 hour intervals so you can leave it alone and not have to worry about it if you are leaving the house. 

Honeywell HPA300 True HEPA Allergen Remover

What are your thoughts about air purifiers? Let us know in the comments below.


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Products We Love: 3form

We are a huge fan of using different materials in both residential and commercial design. One product we love is 3form for its wide array of colors, patterns, and installations, but we don’t just love them for these reasons. 3form as a whole is focused on sustainability and the planet.

They’ve made it a goal to continue to increase not only the recycled content in their products, but also stop sending manufacturing waste to landfills as well become carbon neutral. Along with containing high levels of recycled content, 3form is also Greenguard certified making it the ideal product.

Check out some of their products below and don’t forget to check out more here.


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Butcher Block – Pros & Cons

Butcher Block countertops have been around for many years and bring a classic look to any kitchen. Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of having one installed in your kitchen.

Pros: 

  • Versatile – One of the great perks about having a butcher block countertop is the versatility that comes with it. Have a modern looking kitchen or a traditional one? Butcher Block is one of those materials that can work with pretty much any style kitchen.
  • Appearance –  There are many different styles of wood to choose from when picking a Butcher Block. It’s not just one style of wood or one style of finish. You can choose anything from bamboo to maple to red oak and anything in between. 
  • Warm – Unlike other countertop options, because Butcher Block is made out of wood not only does it give an overall warmer look to your kitchen, it’s also warm to the touch. Unlike other countertops that are colder to the touch like marble, granite, and quartz you won’t run into that issue with Butcher Block.
  • Working Surface – Unlike other coutertop’s that typically tell you not to cut directly on the surface of the material, Butcher Block allows you to do just that. It’s a great prepping surface and wood is easier on knives, allowing the edges of your knives to last longer.

Cons: 

  • Sealing – Since Butcher Block is made out of wood, it has to be sealed correctly. Due to its porous nature, you could run into issues with germs and water issues if it is not sealed correctly.
  • Water – As mentioned above, water can be woods number one enemy. If the counter is not properly sealed and then maintained with some form of mineral oil or other sealer you could run into problems if water sits on the surface too long. This is especially important if you have Butcher Block installed by the sink area.
  • Refinishing – Depending on how often you use a Butcher Block countertop, you may start to see some wear and tear. If that’s the case, you may have to reseal it or even sand it down  and reapply the finish. While it may not be that big of an to do every few years, it’s just another thing to think about.
  • Surface Damage – Due to Butcher Block being a surface that you could work directly on, you more often than not will start to notice scratches and dents. Some people may not like that overall look, so we recommend avoid using it as a working surface and use a cutting board to avoid this issue. Although in some cases, people find that this gives the overall countertop some character which they end up liking.

What are your thoughts on Butcher Block counters? Let us know in the comments!


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