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?

CUSTOM CLOSET SYSTEMS… NOT JUST FOR THE BEDROOM

CUSTOM CLOSET SYSTEMS… NOT JUST FOR THE BEDROOM

Three areas of your home where you can use custom closets One of the common issues a homeowner faces is a lack of storage space. In some smaller homes, there is actually insufficient storage space. In some homes, space is not efficiently available for storing the...

WORKING WITH A KITCHEN DESIGNER

WORKING WITH A KITCHEN DESIGNER

Working with a Kitchen Designer If you are planning to remodel your kitchen, we recommend working with a kitchen designer. Given the investment that a kitchen remodeling project involves, it is important to have the expertise of an experienced design professional to...

Make a Statement in Your Kitchen with Black

Make a Statement in Your Kitchen with Black

Black in the kitchen:  Looking for a way to make a traditional white kitchen seem fresh? Want to add polish to reclaimed materials?  Think black, even in the kitchen. Black is showing up on more than runways this year as basic black edges its way into kitchen...

CHOOSING A KITCHEN SINK

CHOOSING A KITCHEN SINK

It can be said that the kitchen revolves around the sink. Prep work, cooking, and clean up all involve the sink in one way or another. Choosing a kitchen sink that best matches your needs and lifestyle is a critical factor in have a truly functional and efficient...

Gorgeous Countertop in this Kitchen Remodel

Gorgeous Countertop in this Kitchen Remodel

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The original kitchen in this suburban home was dark, outdated and traffic flow was cumbersome.  Adrienne, our #CapitolKB designer, rearranged the existing foot print to fix this and a new gorgeous countertop became the focal point of this...

CHOOSING YOUR COUNTERTOPS

CHOOSING YOUR COUNTERTOPS

Countertops never get the day off. Handling daily abuse and looking beautiful at the same time is not easy.  Choosing your countertops can be overwhelming with all the choices out there.  This video Cambria Quartz explores three natural stone options and how they...

Light and Bright Kitchen Remodel

Light and Bright Kitchen Remodel

PROJECT DESCRIPTION For this light and bright kitchen remodel, Adrienne refreshed the space with white cabinetry and accents.  The large windows allow light to filter in and keeps the space airy.Texture is a key component of this classic design. A stainless range hood...

SMALL BUT LUXURIOUS MASTER SUIT

SMALL BUT LUXURIOUS MASTER SUIT

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The challenge in this redesign was to create a greater sense of luxury – not only in the bath but in the neighboring bedroom as well.  Our Capitol designer Diane was able to transform this bathroom into a sophisticated, hotel-style oasis with...

Refined Traditional Kitchen

Refined Traditional Kitchen

PROJECT DESCRIPTION This Refined Traditional Kitchen was a major collaboration between #Capitolkb designer Adrienne and the homeowner.  An island was always on the "wish list," which was made possible by stealing some space from the adjacent master suite.  The result...

Saratoga Lake Townhouse Kitchen Remodel

Saratoga Lake Townhouse Kitchen Remodel

PROJECT DESCRIPTION Capitol's designer, Michaela, created this kitchen based on specific needs of the customer. The customer desired a spacious work area to prepare and cook his family meals and to keep the kitchen with in its original 140 square feet footprint. In...

FARM HOUSE INSPIRED KITCHEN

FARM HOUSE INSPIRED KITCHEN

PROJECT DESCRIPTION For this project our Capitol deisgner, Adrienne, partnered with Jennifer Gargano Interiors, a local interior designer to renovate this space. Although smaller in size, carefully chosen details make this farm house inspired kitchen feel much larger...

HOW TO MEASURE A ROOM for REMODELING

HOW TO MEASURE A ROOM for REMODELING

SO YOU'VE DECIDED TO REMODEL Measuring your space is a critical step in determining your room layout. Here is a simple guide outlining the tools you’ll need, step-by-step instructions on how to measure for kitchen cabinets, and some important tips. facebook Instagram...

KITCHEN STYLE TRENDS

KITCHEN STYLE TRENDS

MODERN FARMHOUSE It's not often that the terms "modern" and "farmhouse" are heard together, but the combination of design styles is more than noteworthy. We'll show you how to cultivate your love for modern farmhouse decor with tricks that put a fresh spin on rustic...

LOUDONVILLE KITCHEN ADDITION

LOUDONVILLE KITCHEN ADDITION

PROJECT DESCRIPTION This kitchen transformation added about 800 sqft to the first floor to create a larger and more inviting hub packed with convenient features for entertaining.  Adrienne used the revised floor plan to meet the homeowner’s goals for the expanded...

LARGE FAMILY KITCHEN RENOVATION

LARGE FAMILY KITCHEN RENOVATION

PROJECT DESCRIPTION This space was in need of major updates, including a more functional floor plan. For this kitchen remodel we reconfigured the layout to create a sunny open space, added all new custom DECORA cabinets and CAMBRIA counter tops. With a vision to make...

NISKAYUNA KITCHEN TRANSFORMATION

NISKAYUNA KITCHEN TRANSFORMATION

PROJECT DESCRIPTION For this Niskayuna kitchen transformation, the first step was modernizing the existing layout and removing many of the interior walls to open up the main living areas. The multi-purpose island was designed to serve as a workspace and a casual...