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Air Fryer and Convection all in the Breville Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave

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This post is sponsored by Best Buy. All opinions are completely my own. 

Here’s an honest admission. I use my microwave EVERY day! The convenience is just so helpful to me. Having worked in the housewares industry for many years, I understand a brand’s intention when they create, design and build their products to help us in our kitchens. So, when I learned that Breville created a smart home appliance called the Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave, I had to learn more.

The 3 main features in this multi functional small appliance are air frying, roasting and microwaving along with convection.… Read more

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Wow Your Guests with Craft Ice Made in LG InstaView Refrigerator

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This post is sponsored by Best Buy. All opinions are completely my own. 

 

What do you look for in a refrigerator for your home? As my kitchen remodel nears the end, I need just two more appliances to complete the update. Right now, I am shopping for the hub of my kitchen and want to share my discovery. The LG InstaView™ Door-in-Door® refrigerator is filled with features that fit both my busy household’s everyday life and entertaining needs.

LG refrigerator

I spend a great deal of time in my kitchen creating recipes, cooking and entertaining friends and family. We all know everyone ends up in the kitchen, no matter how beautifully designed the rest of the house is, right?!… Read more

How I Chose My Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher

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This post is sponsored by Best Buy. All opinions are completely my own. 

 

What’s your favorite part of entertaining besides bringing your friends and family together? Is it the cooking and recipe creation? Designing the table setting? Coming up with a theme for the event? Ok now, what’s your least favorite part of entertaining? I bet I can guess….the clean up! Bosch 800 Series dishwashers are going to solve this for you instantly.

table of plates and food

After all the years I have worked in the housewares industry, I have learned first hand about the importance of choosing quality brands. They’ve done the research on how we, as home cooks, use our kitchen tools and appliances to make sure that their product(s) meet or exceed our expectations. … Read more

LuxeHome: Premier Interior Design Resources For Your Home

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Need inspiration for your home build or remodel, then visit the Merchandise Mart – LuxeHome: Premier Interior Design Resources For Your Home

Here’s my truth. I love looking at home design. Walking through showrooms, looking at magazines and of course, my addiction to HGTV episodes. If I could redecorate every room in my home, I would do that. I think that is such a cool part of the job of an interior designer. They don’t just have one room in a house to design but have lots of clients who each have their own style that they need to consider. I am fascinated by the talent that designers have to take a blank space and create the environment that reflects someone’s personal taste.… Read more

Abt Electronics Launches Luxury Kitchen Design Studio

Posted by | Appliances, Home Design, Kitchen Design, Retailer | 8 Comments

The kitchen is the heart of the home. No matter how beautiful your living room is, it’s the kitchen where everyone will congregate. If you are fortunate to be able to design your dream kitchen, then there is a new place for you to visit before making any purchases. Abt Electronics and Appliances launched their Inspiration Studio this past Thursday evening to a thrilled and in awe audience of media and interior designers.

Abt Inspiration Studio Inspiring KitchenIf you are not familiar with this retailer, they are recognized throughout the country for their outstanding customer service. This family owned company first launched in 1936 by Jewel and David Abt and has remained in the family all these years later.… Read more

My College Kitchen: Cooking Essentials, Baking Basics & Tableware Tips

Posted by | College, Home Design, Kitchen Design | 5 Comments

Hello everyone! My name is Keelin and I have been interning for Inspiring Kitchen the past couple months. As an incoming senior in college, I will be living in what my university calls a “Senior House”–this is basically a fancier way to say that I will be living in a small off-campus house with a bunch of girls my age (six others to be exact). Needless to say, I am very excited to move in and start my last year of school.

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This “Senior House” will be the first full-sized kitchen I have access to in college and really the first time I have to start cooking for myself.… Read more

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How to Tile a Backsplash

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Have you ever wondered how hard it is to do some of these DIY projects you see on TV or read about in magazines or blogs? Well, I am pretty adventurous when it comes to trying to do projects around my house. I just try to educate myself as much as possible beforehand. In this situation, it has to do with backsplash tile. 

TLC had a show called Trading Spaces where homeowners traded homes and did a remodeling project with the help of a trained interior designer. While there were definitely some questionable things done to their neighbor’s homes (grass on the wall???),… Read more

Kitchen Remodel Technical Details

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When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, there are more details to consider than just the choice of counter tops, flooring and appliances. Some of the intricacies include working with subcontractors. This third post in our kitchen remodel series is going to address a few topics in this area with Interior Designer Jack Ovadia, offering his expertise.

Inspiring Kitchen:

Jack, who are the subcontractors that we might expect to be working on our project? And is it possible to have just one contractor do all the work?

Jack:

The most ideal situation is to have contractors working on the areas that they specialize in, as they will be able to handle potential obstacles that can arise in the process of working within structures.… Read more

Kitchen Remodel Step 2 The Details

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We have made the exciting decision to remodel our kitchen, found our talented interior designer, discussed our ideas, goals and budget and are now ready to move forward into the details of the plan. For this next step in the process, we are going to talk about the kitchen’s layout and materials in our question and answer style with interior designer, Jack Ovadia.

Inspiring Kitchen:

How is a kitchen layout determined? If we want to add an island, what kind of space do we need?

Jack:

Generally, people with smaller families have smaller kitchens. When we start looking at family environments we see pantries, higher cabinets, major cooktops equipped with ranges, extra countertop space for serving and entertaining.… Read more

How to Remodel a Kitchen

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Do you ever look around your house and in your head, you’re thinking about all the projects that you want to do when you have the time, money, ideas, right contractors and materials? I do this all the time! All of these different factors come into play when it comes to doing any kind of construction.

While I love to remodel rooms or spaces in my home, I have many a time taken on too much myself in the form of a DIY project. I soon learn there is a reason that people are professionally trained! I have a secret solution though in the form of an excel spreadsheet of talented professionals like electricians, plumbers and painters that I have used myself or others have referred to me.… Read more