The Back-to-School Kitchen

BackToSchoolWith summer coming to an end, the busy kitchen will become even busier with papers to sign, homework to complete and quick dinners to prepare. Here are some quick tips to ensure your kitchen doesn’t become a collection of clutter.

  1. Create a quick snack shelf in the pantry and in the refrigerator for healthy after school snacks
  2. Stock up on pantry staples for those quick weeknight dinners
  3. Designate one drop off area on the counter for kids to place their lunch bags and school papers for parents to read and sign
  4. Organize your storage containers for quick accessibility when preparing lunches or storing leftovers
  5. Create a message board for those last-minute appointments and reminders

Simple Ways to Refresh your Bathroom

KBHomesMeadowsMissionRTFWhiteBathroom3Whether you recently remodeled your bathroom or have recently purchased a new home, you inevitably want that space to portray your personality. As with every other room in your house, there are simple and inexpensive ways to bring life into that space. Consider one or more of the design recommendations below to add some personality to the bathroom.

  1. Add Accessories: Bring new life into a typically drab room by purchasing new towels, shower curtain and a bathmat. This is a simple way to incorporate trending colors without the time and expense of painting the walls.
  2. Add nature: Integrate houseplants into the bathroom. Make sure to use ones that thrive in humidity and warmth, such as ferns, philodendron or spider plants.
  3. Add Art: Art pieces do not have to stay in the living room. Hanging framed art and displaying table top sculptures to personalize and accentuate this space will bring life into the bathroom.
  4. Add New Hardware: Changing out your existing hardware can spruce up any small footprint and bring life back into a well-used space.
  5. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint: The best way to add warmth to any bathroom is to cover the standard white walls with a fresh coat of paint in warming tones.

Built-in Wine Storage Cabinets are Racking Up

LagunaBrandyWine2The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) recently stated that wine storage is one of the top three trends in kitchen remodeling projects, as per their Member Profile Study. Contradicting some early 2014 trend reports, which predicted a decline in non-refrigeration wine storage units, we support the NARI findings as we have also seen an uptick in jobs specified with wine racks. Incorporating our wine rack cabinet into the kitchen, butler’s station or bar provides a practical, efficient and exquisite way to showcase any wine collection. Check out Houzz or Pinterest for more of our Wine Racks.

Small Kitchen Space? No Problem.

SmallKitchens0814Not every house includes the space for a sprawling kitchen. As a matter of fact, most homes have a small kitchen footprint. To make the most of your square footage, there are practical solutions to capitalize on the smaller space for this overused room. Start with evaluating your use for the space. Do you use the space as a multi-functional room or do you use it solely for cooking? Do your friends and family gather in this area? Think about the most functional elements—the have-to-haves vs. the nice-to-haves. Also consider your favorite design styles, including color, style and texture. Your design style coupled with the functional and necessary pieces for the kitchen will ultimately make the kitchen less cookie-cutter and more personal.

Christopher Harley Joins RSI Home Products as Vice President of Dealer and Distributor Sales

RSI Home Products (RSI) is proud to announce the addition of Christopher Harley as the Company’s Vice President of Dealer and Distributor Sales.  Harley will lead the efforts to grow the Company’s framed and frameless cabinet lines within the dealer and distributor channels utilizing the RSI Professional Cabinet Solutions (RSI PCS) product lines. Visit our News Room for the complete press release.