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Agentis Kitchen & Bath Blog

A Special Request

Posted by Agentis on Aug 1, 2018 11:48:26 AM

"We don't sell through our blog."

That's been a sort of mantra for us here. The Agentis Blog exists to provide value to our neighbors through weekly articles packed full of tips and tricks to improve your kitchen, your bathroom and your plumbing. Thus, "spammy" ads and annoying sales pitches have been off limits!

But just this once, can we ask you for a really significant yet simple favor that won't cost you a penny? 

Would you take just a moment to vote for Agentis in the 2018 Readers Choice Awards? 
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Topics: Remodeling Mistakes, Kitchen, Kitchen Remodeling

Common Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Posted by Agentis on Jul 25, 2018 9:17:33 PM

A kitchen remodel can feel overwhelming.

There are so many moving parts – creating the right plan, working within your budget, finding fixtures, and hiring reliable professionals to complete the job.

Whether you’re considering a remodel and planning on tackling it yourself, here are several common mistakes and how to avoid them.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Mistakes, Kitchen

Create a Comfortable Guest Bathroom

Posted by Agentis on Jul 16, 2018 5:47:03 PM

Whether you have weekend guests come visit or enjoy hosting family from out of town, having a comfortable guest bathroom can make their stay memorable and comfortable.

Here are a few things you can do to make that guest bathroom a memorable and comfortable place to be.

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Topics: new bathroom, guest bathroom, Bathroom Storage

Reface or Replace: Upgrading Your Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by Agentis on Jul 6, 2018 12:00:36 PM

When remodeling your kitchen, the cabinets are often the first and most logical thing to consider.

After all, they take up a significant portion of your kitchen so stylistic touches will be noticed. Remodeling cabinets is also an easy way to quickly increase functionality.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, kitchen cabinets, Replace cabinets, reface cabinets, refinish cabinets

Add Style to Your Kitchen or Bath: Pairing Cabinets and Countertops

Posted by Agentis on Jun 27, 2018 5:31:57 PM

Want to add a bolder look to your kitchen or bathroom?

Focus on your cabinets and countertops. And it’s good to think about both color and texture – two key elements of any design.

Let’s talk color. Rather than have your cabinets and countertops compete for attention,  be judicious and consider adding color to only one of the elements.

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Topics: Bathroom Remodeling, new bathroom, Kitchen Remodeling, kitchen cabinets, Countertops

Considering Adding Another Bathroom to Your Home?

Posted by Agentis on Jun 13, 2018 5:52:51 PM

Times have changed. And you can see our evolving sensibilities and preferences when you look at older homes.

Older home tend to have smaller garages, large dining rooms, simple kitchens – and fewer bathrooms.

While it may seem overwhelming to consider adding a bathroom to your home, it may make sense from both a practical and investment standpoint.

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Topics: Bathroom Remodeling, new bathroom, bathroom addition

Advantages of a One-Stop Shop for a Kitchen or Bath Remodel

Posted by Agentis on May 29, 2018 3:37:43 PM

Remodeling your home can be a daunting endeavor.

You may have the ideal vision in mind for the perfect room you want to create, yet executing it can be a challenge when dealing with contractors, finding fixtures, scheduling, unexpected project challenges, and staying within a budget.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Experts, professionals

7 Steps to a Successful Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Agentis on May 16, 2018 2:00:45 PM
What are your priorities?

One of the simplest, but most overlooked steps, in starting a kitchen remodel is listing out your priorities.

What is your kitchen currently lacking that you want to change?

Take some time to think through this. Maybe it’s adding storage space. Or brightening up a dreary and outdated look. Perhaps you want to expand your work and eating areas to accommodate a growing family.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen Remodel: High Tech. Low Maintenance.

Posted by Agentis on Apr 27, 2018 3:34:58 PM

Smart technology is everywhere – including the kitchen. 

While a completely “space-age” kitchen sounds a bit overwhelming, we thought we’d take a look at some of the trends going on – ranging from smart technology to things you can do to make your kitchen easier to clean and maintain.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Smart Kitchen, High Tech

Kitchen Tips: Water Damage Can Be a Kitchen Counter Killer

Posted by Agentis on Apr 20, 2018 2:17:33 PM

Water can be an incredibly strong force. It carved out the Grand Canyon and, over time, water can erode even the strongest materials.

But this erosion doesn’t only happen in nature – water could be wreaking havoc on your kitchen counters without you even knowing it.

Now, before you feel an urge to go and tear out your countertops, relax. Water damage happens over a long period of time, and if it is dealt with immediately there shouldn’t be any serious lasting effects.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Countertops, Kitchen Counter