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Fridge facts
When it 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.
 
The future is now
Cabinet 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.
Kitchen central
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 the project. 

Eating out
Outdoor 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.

The changing triangle
The 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.


Eating in
Margaret Zitzer had a laundry list of things she wanted in her new kitchen, including a desk area and an adjacent mudroom.

Man's turf
You 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 makeover
With an abundance of outdated oak woodwork and a 1990s style, Kim Pollard knew her home desperately needed a fresh, new look to bring it up to speed with 2008.

Made to order
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 challenge.

In-demand kitchens
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. 

Kitchen inspirations
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.


Breaking bread
Mark 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 of seven.

Island paradise
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.


Epicurean delight
Foodies would be in heaven in these kitchens.

Culinary makeovers
The kitchen of Dr. Jeff and Nancy Weber provides a multi-functional space that looks like a piece of art. 

 

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