THE CKB BLOG

Browse through our Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling Blog to get tips, tricks and other insights

Are you ready to start your kitchen remodel but not sure where to begin? We’ll take you through our process, which will include a careful combination of planning, creativity, and collaboration as we help your dream kitchen take shape. We’ll be there every step of the way, from helping you choose the right custom or semi-custom kitchen cabinets to picking the perfect hardware for the new kitchen.

Ready to get started on your dream kitchen remodeling project?

Brookline Drive Kitchen

Brookline Drive Kitchen

Project: Kitchen renovation Designer: Adrienne Cabinetry: Kemper Dutton | white paint Design Goal: Create an open space that is unique, relaxing and functional. Capitol designer Adrienne worked with the homeowner to create an open space where family and friends could...

Carstead Drive Kitchen

Carstead Drive Kitchen

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  From Traditional to Transitional Capitol designer Adrienne worked with homeowners Greg and Freya to update this otherwise dark and inefficient kitchen to the beautiful transitional kitchen it is today.  They started by eliminating an oddly placed...

ADA Compliant Bathroom

ADA Compliant Bathroom

Celebrate your independence every day, with full-access solutions for those who need a little more assistance. There’s no reason most people can’t age in place if that’s what works for them. You can be one of them as long as you can have the kinds of facilities you...

Latham Kitchen Remodel

Latham Kitchen Remodel

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  Small kitchen, Big Style Capitol designer Lacey worked with homeowner Kristen to update this small kitchen.  The old kitchen seemed dark and constricted and the flow just was not right. Lacey moved the range to ease traffic flow and introduce...

Why choose Quartz countertops

Why choose Quartz countertops

Quartz countertops With the look of natural stone, minus the maintenance, quartz countertops (engineered stone) is quickly replacing granite as the go-to material for discerning homeowners. When it comes to quality, nothing beats quartz countertops. They’re durable,...

Clifton Park Kitchen Transformation

Clifton Park Kitchen Transformation

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  Maple kitchen transformtion The open layout of this Clifton Park home makes this maple kitchen the focal point. This transitional kitchen design exudes calm with smart storage and a clean look. Ample counter and storage space, an island with...

CELEBRATE WITH SAVINGS

CELEBRATE WITH SAVINGS

Save Up To 4% On kitchen or bath orders * Free design consultation We design your dreams. Schedule your free design appointment to get started on your remodel today. *Sale on Individual Prepaid Orders exceeding $2000.00. No preexisting orders. No add-on to orders. No...

WILTON KITCHEN REMODEL

WILTON KITCHEN REMODEL

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The goal of the redesign of this Wilton, NY kitchen was to maximize the availability of natural, light, create an open space that felt light and airy, and to offer plenty of storage and functional space.  Says homeowner, Mary Lou, "It’s amazing how...

3 Reasons Summer is a Great time to Remodel Your Kitchen

3 Reasons Summer is a Great time to Remodel Your Kitchen

Summer is coming! You’re most likely planning some great family vacations, maybe some time at the beach or camping. But have you thought about planning your kitchen remodel? Why would you be thinking about that? Everyone is away and all you can think about is outdoor...

CLIFTON PARK KITCHEN REMODEL

CLIFTON PARK KITCHEN REMODEL

PROJECT DESCRIPTION A light and airy kitchen remodel.  Soothing tones and expert space planning,  this kitchen makeover gave the homeowner exactly what he wanted – and more! Says homeowner, Ryan, "I knew I wanted it to look good but I needed it to be very functional, ...

Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel

Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel

Bringing new life to an old family home. This 1800's farmhouse had been in the family for years and the kitchen was just one part of a much larger whole home renovation.  Since the family had grown up in this house, maintaining the character and charm was as important...

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: JENNIFER GARGANO INTERIORS

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: JENNIFER GARGANO INTERIORS

Anyone thinking of a new kitchen or bathroom renovation needs to consider the importance of design.  We interviewed Jennifer Gargano (@jennifergarganointeriors), who has been designing for over 10 years to pick her brain on tips for the design process and working with...

All About Aging in Place Remodeling

All About Aging in Place Remodeling

Aging in Place means living in one’s home independently regardless of age or ability. Remodeling for long-term changes in accessibility or to address acute disabilities is a growing trend in the kitchen and bath remodeling industry. 80% of remodeling companies...

How to Replace a Hose in Your Pullout Kitchen Faucet

How to Replace a Hose in Your Pullout Kitchen Faucet

Is your pull-out faucet leaking or difficult to operate?  A pull out kitchen faucet is a wonderful addition to any kitchen. This type of faucet has a sprayer head that is removed from the base of the faucet for doing larger cleaning jobs. This can be in the form of a...

BEAUTIFUL BUILT-INS

BEAUTIFUL BUILT-INS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION By modifying our Executive Metropolitan cabinets  #CapitolKB designer John Torelli created this beautiful built-in entertainment center.  The homeowner chose maple cabinets with the London Fog finish.  They go beautifully with the Corian Smoke...

POP OF COLOR IN THE KITCHEN

POP OF COLOR IN THE KITCHEN

PROJECT DESCRIPTION When Josh Palmer, decided to update the one in his 1914 Foursquare Colonial, he knew exactly how to express his wishes to #CapitolKB designer, Jim Branham.  “What I craved was something classic—nothing super trendy that would go out of style in 10...

HOW TO CHOOSE A KITCHEN SINK

HOW TO CHOOSE A KITCHEN SINK

Kitchen sinks are by far the most used fixture in the kitchen. Consider how many times a day you use your kitchen sink.  There are now a wide array of choices including everything from materials to bowl configuration. This means that a lot more thought needs to go...

CAMBRIA QUARTZ

CAMBRIA QUARTZ

Cambria Performs Beautifully. Every Day. When it comes to beauty, nothing can compare to CAMBRIA Quartz. But every one of Cambria's designs are much more than just a pretty face. Look a little deeper and you’ll find the uncompromising quality and unbeatable...

Traditional Kitchen Revival

Traditional Kitchen Revival

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Designer: Adrienne Petroski Design Goal: Create a timeless home for the retirement years. When space is limited, it takes smart planning to create a multifunctional and aesthetically appealing kitchen. #CapitolKB designer Adrienne was able to add...

6 KITCHEN REMODELING TIPS

6 KITCHEN REMODELING TIPS

Think about how and where you use kitchen items. Store breakfast foods and bowls near the breakfast table. Keep wraps and plastic containers in one handy spot near a work surface for wrapping leftovers. Locate dishware and flatware near the dishwasher to ease the...

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH A KITCHEN REMODEL

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH A KITCHEN REMODEL

Kitchen Remodeling Project Are you dreaming about remodeling your kitchen into your “dream kitchen?” It isn’t as simple as hiring a contractor and getting your new kitchen in a weekend. Remodeling a kitchen is a huge undertaking that involve many details, decisions,...