Tag Archive: kitchen storage

Be Party-Ready Anytime With Your Newly Remodeled Kitchen

Posted on December 20, 2017

Having friends or family over for a visit can be a blast, but trying to get everything ready while you dodge people hanging out in your kitchen, not so much. If the whole point of a gathering is to spend time together, then the problem isn’t your guests, it’s the kitchen. We checked in with… more

Chicago Kitchen Reconfiguration

Posted on November 15, 2016

As it stood, the 1940’s Chicago home contained the original kitchen. While it sounds charming, in actuality, it was very outdated with very little storage and work space.  The space constantly looked cluttered because nothing could be put away. Tired of continuously rolling out their portable dishwasher and avoiding hosting holiday parties because of lack… more

Common Kitchen Design Mistakes that Need Fixing

Posted on July 14, 2016

Prior to a renovation, kitchens are often in need of more than new cabinetry and countertops. Typically, the space also requires some forethought to the layout and overall functionality.   Normandy Designer Leslie Lawrence Molloy, CKD has insights on some of the most common kitchen design issues that owners are struggling with today. “Whether it wasn’t… more

Corner Cabinet Solutions

Posted on May 16, 2016

There are many smart storage solutions designed to help you utilize every square inch of your kitchen. A few of these include spice racks disguised as decorative columns, blind corner cabinets with pull out trays and the pivoting shelves of a Lazy Susan. Another unique and functional option that can help add function to an… more

Kitchen Layout and Design Go Hand in Hand

Posted on February 25, 2016

In most cases, a kitchen not only needs a fresh look, but a new and well-planned layout. This was the case in this outdated oak kitchen, which was lacking in both storage and style. The homeowners called upon Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD to transform their kitchen into an efficient and beautiful workspace. “The homeowners… more

Spice Up Your Kitchen Storage

Posted on July 24, 2015

Finding the right home for your spices within your overall kitchen design can be a detail that’s easily overlooked.  Fortunately, there are a wide variety of options for spice storage, and their relatively small size makes them prime candidates for capitalizing on otherwise lost or under-utilized space. Location is a key determining factor in choosing… more

Normandy Contemporary Kitchen at Abt Electronics

Posted on November 20, 2014

With the picturesque view of the Chicago skyline, it’s easy to find where the inspiration came from for Normandy Designer Christopher Ebert, who developed the layout for this contemporary galley style kitchen.  The streamlined cabinetry draws attention upward and adds visual height to this small galley kitchen.  The city influence is enhanced even further with the… more

Taking The Kitchen Island To The Next Level

Posted on September 4, 2014

The kitchen island is one of the most popular elements that people request in a new kitchen remodel.  Without a doubt, kitchen islands can provide additional work, storage, and dining space; but many people may not know that a few modifications to the typical kitchen island can make them serve even greater functions in the… more

Say Yes to the Desk

Posted on June 4, 2014

When you think of working at a desk in your home, the office usually comes to mind.  But desks these days are breaking away from a defined home office space and have made a big splash as a functional space in the kitchen.  “Desks in the kitchen are not a new idea, but in the… more