comes to refrigerators, there’s an ever-expanding array of
options. From the traditional top-freezer to the stylish
French-door bottom freezer models, today’s refrigerators are
equipped with myriad amenities designed to make life easier.
drawers that open with a slight touch; lighting, window treatments and
appliances controlled by your cell phone; a cooktop that heats only
the area that comes into contact with cookware — these are just some
of the latest innovations being incorporated into today’s kitchens,
bringing speed and efficiency to families’ daily hustle and bustle.
The Arndorfers’ inspiration for their
kitchen remodel was right outside their window. The couple wanted to
incorporate the beautiful natural setting of their Monches home into
kitchens can be as grand or as minimal as a homeowner’s inclination
and budget. Whether you simply want a defined grill and gathering area
or a full-blown room with fireplace, roof and comfy seating, here are
some pointers for designing your space from B&E General
Contractors architectural designer Jeff Brady and Brian Mours, vice
president of operations; and Kyle Kohlmann, landscape architect, with
Brett Achtenhagen Seasonal Services.
kitchen work triangle has become a personal thing. The cookie-cutter
perfect pattern of stove to refrigerator to sink is changing right
along with the family lifestyle.
Margaret Zitzer had a laundry list of things she wanted in her new
kitchen, including a desk area and an adjacent mudroom.
know what they say about men. Big feet, big … under-cabinet toe
space? Of course that’s what they say. "They" being kitchen
remodelers who are slowly but steadily seeing men’s growing
influence on the cooking spaces they now design.
Cooking up a
With an abundance of outdated oak woodwork and a 1990s style, Kim
Pollard knew her home desperately needed a fresh, new look to bring it
up to speed with 2008.
Ron and Linda Kohl White called upon Wisconsin Kitchen Mart to
solve their kitchen design challenges. A priority for the couple was
to include an island in the design. However, this posed the biggest
A couple of generations ago, American kitchens were large and busy
places where mothers and daughters baked and families gathered. In the
decades that followed, kitchens diminished in size and living rooms
grew larger with the advent of television and convenience foods.
When chef Rebecca Guralnick put together plans for her dream
kitchen, she had a few more requirements than your average cook,
starting with a 12-foot island in the heart of the space.
and Karen Zeman love to collect interesting art pieces giving their
Delafield home a wonderful kaleidoscope of color. The large dining
table adjacent to the kitchen area easily accommodates the Zeman clan
The black and white combination in this
Whitefish Bay kitchen renovation packs a dramatic punch, says Tove
Kenyon, kitchen designer with B&E General Contractors. In the
remodeling of this older Whitefish Bay home, Kenyon incorporated
design elements from the rest of the house into the new space, such as
reeded columns and reeded detail on the island.
would be in heaven in these kitchens.
The kitchen of Dr. Jeff and Nancy Weber
provides a multi-functional space that looks like a piece of art.