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Agentis Kitchen & Bath Blog

Kitchen Remodel: Get in the Zone

Posted by Agentis on Jan 16, 2019 8:39:39 PM

When planning a kitchen remodel, professionals talk a lot about “the work triangle.” 

This refers to the concept that – since the key activities in the kitchen revolve around the refrigerator, stove, and sink – these should be placed in the kitchen following the shape of a triangle. 

Essentially, the goal was to maximize space usage and create efficient traffic patterns for working smoothly in the kitchen. And it works great for most kitchens – especially those that were significantly smaller than today. 

While the concept of creating separate work areas within a space still holds up, with a larger kitchen, the idea has been expanded to creating “work zones.”

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Topics: Kitchen Island, Kitchen Layout, Kitchen Remodeling, kitchen cabinets

My Kitchen Is Soooooo Boring

Posted by Agentis on Oct 31, 2018 1:53:23 PM

Your best friend is taking interior design classes and offered to draw up the plans.

Okay, you’re tired of looking at the same kitchen space every day. Blah. Here are five things you can do to reignite your relationship with the kitchen.

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Topics: Kitchen, Kitchen Remodeling, Kitchen Layout

What Could Go Wrong? Your Path to a Successful Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Agentis on Oct 19, 2018 5:46:45 PM

Your best friend is taking interior design classes and offered to draw up the plans.

You’ve tackled home improvement projects before and are going to save money by doing some of the work yourself. You figure you’ll hire an electrician, master carpenter, or plumber to handle the bigger stuff.

You have a ballpark budget, but it’s flexible enough in case you need a few extras.

What could go wrong?

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Topics: Kitchen, Kitchen Remodeling, Kitchen Layout, Budget, Remodeling Mistakes

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

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

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