Go High Tech with your Kitchen Design!

For the past several decades, the changes in technology have enabled us to lead easier, more organized lives. It was only a matter of time before that modern ease made its way to kitchen designs. Of course, we’ve had microwaves and toaster ovens for half a century, but it’s only recently that kitchen designers have started incorporating charging drawers and stations, app controlled lighting, and fierce sound systems into the kitchen.

Give Your Old Kitchen a New Life with a Kitchen Remodel!

Your kitchen is the most-used room in your home. Between preparing and eating meals, keeping it clean, and countless other tasks you and your family spend a lot of time in there! If your current kitchen is starting to age... Read More

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5 Easy to Grow Herbs Everyone Needs in their Kitchen

Most of us eat herbs every day. However, few of us really know what power a fresh herb adds to your diet. We have grown so accustomed to reaching for bottles of dried herbs from the seasonings aisle at the supermarket, that we don’t even know what fresh herbs actually taste like.

Beyond Stainless Steel Sinks for Kitchen Design

Stainless steel sinks have graced more kitchen designs than we can possibly count. Like white kitchen designs, the stainless sink is a classic look that complements any style and is a durable and practical option.  What about an alternative to stainless if you just want something different for your kitchen remodel?

Why Does a Multi-Space Remodel Make Sense?

If you need to remodel multiple spaces in your home, how do you decide which room to remodel first?  You may have to weigh up which room is in the direst need of a renovation, and how far your budget will stretch to meet the requirements of each room.  If you have multiple adjacent rooms that need work and your budget allows, there are significant benefits to doing a multi-space remodel. 

Bathroom Design Tips 101

Your bathroom remodel is finally complete. Everything is new, shiny, and best of all, the glass doors are still free from soap scum and grime. But that fresh feeling won’t last for long, especially on the shower doors, which are notorious for collecting soap scum. However, with a good strategy at the ready, you can prepare them to repel dirt and stay clean longer! Your bathroom design expert can advise you on the specific care for your new bathroom remodel product, but here are a few ideas to get you started:

What is Your Kitchen Design Color Scheme?

A neutral color scheme is timeless and holds its value whether you plan to stay in your home long-term or sell in the near future.  Does that mean you have to go for an all-white kitchen?  Definitely not!  Neutral does not mean the same thing to everyone, and in fact a neutral palette can span a range of colors.  Likewise, neutral color schemes are not for everyone, so do not be afraid to look at bolder color choices when selecting a palette for your kitchen.

4 Upgrades to Make Your Kitchen More Inviting

The kitchen is naturally the heart of many homes as cooking and enjoying a meal is often a very social activity. A well-designed kitchen is a joy to be in, both in terms of aesthetics as well as purpose. With how much time is often spent in this room, as well as how valuable a beautiful kitchen is when selling a home, it's worth it to make this space really shine.

Are Hardwood Floors Right for Your Kitchen Design?

Hardwood floors are one of the most popular flooring choices for kitchen design and it’s easy to understand why. They add a sense of charm and warmth to your home. Each board is unique, and brings with it a feeling of nature to any space in the home.

Incorporating Electronics into Your Bathroom Design

Technology continues to be a growing force in our lives, and there doesn’t seem to be any chance of stopping it. Over the years, homeowners have taken to decking out their homes with ultramodern appliances and over-the-top home theater systems. It was only a matter of time before technology came to invade the most private of places – the bathroom.

Dysfunctional Kitchen Design? Remove a Wall!

During a kitchen remodel, one of the most important areas you will think about is the floor plan. It influences everything from construction costs to how you spend time with your family. To build a larger kitchen design, where you have room to move and the kids have room to scurry about, consider removing a wall between the kitchen and an adjoining living room or dining room.

Pairing Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops

Matching your kitchen cabinets and countertops can be a tricky task. There are hundreds of possibilities for each, which means thousands of different possible combinations. All of these options may get a bit overwhelming, so we’ve assembled this handy guide... Read More

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Our Top 5 Designs of 2017

The start of a new year brings fresh ideas, New Year’s resolutions, and an excellent opportunity to reflect on the year that has just finished.  In the kitchen and bath design business, we take this opportunity to look back on our home remodeling achievements.  This opportunity to reflect on the past year offers great inspiration for more innovative kitchen remodeling and bathroom renovation projects in the year to come.

Set a Scene with Kitchen Lighting

Like a theatrical production, lighting sets the scene in your home and should be tailored to your requirements.  This is particularly true in a kitchen design, and is even more important during the holiday season when you will be cooking and baking more than normal, while also welcoming guests and hosting parties.

New Year, New Kitchen and Bath Design Trends

Every year, designers announce new trends in fashion, home design, baby names, or almost anything. While fashion trends may only be around for a year or two, these kitchen and bathroom trends will add style, comfort, and value to your home for years to come. Keep them in mind while planning a kitchen or bathroom remodel in 2018.

Tips for Making Sure Your Kitchen is Ready for the Holidays

The holidays are here again! That means fun holiday gatherings and parties with friends and loved ones, and lots and lots of cooking. If you are hosting a holiday gathering or party, your kitchen is going to see a lot... Read More

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Design Tips to Get Your Kitchen Ready for Entertaining

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home, especially if you love to entertain. On a normal day, you cook a delicious meal for your family on the stove, while your kids sit at the island and do their homework.  When the holidays roll around, the kitchen becomes the heart of your home, where friends and family gather to enjoy good food and better company.

Kitchen Storage: Store Items in Plain Sight

We cannot get enough of kitchen storage, in all its many formats and styles.  Storage is the key to a well-organized and efficient kitchen.  It also makes keeping your kitchen clutter free and clean much easier.  While the focus for kitchen design storage options is usually on what is happening behind kitchen cabinet doors, there are also many options for open storage. 

Tips for Creating a Stylish Powder Room

When you have guests over, the powder room is usually the only bathroom that they use. By making your powder room bold and stylish, you’re making a statement. Your bright, bold powder room will make a fantastic conversation starter! Here... Read More

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Time for Education at SEN Fall 2017 Conference

At the top of our list of yearly conference plans is the SEN Design Group’s semi-annual kitchen and bath conference.  These twice annual conferences allow members and vendor partners to meet and learn about the latest innovations in kitchen and bath products and materials.  They also offer excellent training to promote the best business practices among members.

Ask the Expert: Everything You Need to Know about Painting

There are many facets to the home remodeling process, from design through to the finishing touches.  To help you prepare for a kitchen renovation or bathroom remodel, we sat down with painter, Chris Fahey, who offered some insight into the painting process. Chris has more than 25 years of industry experience and has worked with Lang’s Kitchen & Bath since 2004.

Key Tips on How to Bring Spring into Your Kitchen All Day Long

In spring, you see flowers and trees in full bloom. It could be one of your favorite seasons, but regardless of the reason why you love spring, you may want to bring that feeling inside your kitchen. That would be amazing, right?

Make the Most of Those Corner Kitchen Cabinets

Corner kitchen cabinets are one of the trickiest spaces in a kitchen design and can morph into an abyss of forgotten items. It’s where you currently store the juicer you bought five years ago during your juicing kick, the crock pot you received as a wedding gift, and other forgotten small appliances and kitchen tools. It may seem like this area of kitchen storage is permanently out of reach, but corner kitchen cabinets do not have to be a throwaway space! When properly designed and utilized, they are a treasure trove of useful storage space.

Are Heated Floors Really Worth It?

As Fall settles in and the weather gets cooler, our focus shifts from t-shirts and sandals to sweaters and boots.  In the home, running the air conditioner turns into nonstop heating.  Who doesn’t love a cozy, warm home when the outside temperatures start to drop?  One way to ensure you are toasty warm at home is to include underfloor heating in a kitchen remodel or bathroom renovation.  

3 Things to Consider Before Remodeling Your Bathroom

A bathroom remodel is a very exciting project. Your bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in your home, so you will want to make sure it is perfect. Before you call in those designers and contractors, though,... Read More

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A Kitchen Design Fit for Busy Families

With the Labor Day holiday finished and back to school photos posted to social media, the Fall season is in full swing.  This is a very busy time of year for families, with hectic mornings getting ready for school and afternoons filled with homework, friends, and after school activities.  The fast pace can take a toll on the busiest rooms in your home, especially the kitchen!

Doors vs. Drawers: Which is Best for Kitchen Cabinets?

When it comes to cabinet styles, is it better to stick with standard cabinets with doors and pull out shelves or will your kitchen supplies be better organized in deep drawers?  Many people are opting for drawers for everything from pots and pans to dishes and coffee mugs.  Why are drawers such a popular choice, and are they always the right choice?

Five Myths About Kitchen & Bathroom Design

Considering a kitchen or bathroom remodel but have reservations?  We at Lang's Kitchen  & Bath are here to debunk some common myths that we have encountered in our industry.  Benefit from our rich understanding of the home remodeling industry!

Maximize Natural Light in Your Kitchen Design

What does summer mean to you?  Many of us associate vacation time, the beach or swimming pool, and barbecues with summer.  It also means light!  Summer brings longer days with more sunlight, and less time switching on the lights inside the house.  Get inspired by the summer sun, and consider all the ways you can maximize natural light all year round in your kitchen design.

Make Your New Year’s Resolution a Kitchen Remodel

Now that 2017 is nearly upon us, you’re probably reflecting on the past and how you can make next year even better. While you’re making resolutions, now is a great time to consider how you can get more out of your... Read More

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