Choose the best countertop for you

(Editor's note: Welcome to our Design Matters category. Here, you will be able to read blog posts from our expert design staff as it shares the latest design trends, tips and resources. The following is a sample of what you can look forward to seeing more of in the future.

Restoring a Kitchen Back to it’s Roots

We completed this kitchen and powder bathroom remodel last year in the Brookside area.   The new space features prefinished maple cabinetry with a rich sable stain that makes this space very warm and "Mince Gold" countertops were selected for their unusual veining and eye catching gold flecks.

How Do We Get Rid of Above Cabinet Soffits?

Hello Jake-

We have 3 walls of soffits over our 1989 contractor grade cabinets. Inside there are waste pipes from the 2 baths upstairs as well as 3/4inch copper pipe and electrical. Our ceilings are 90 inches high from the pre-finished hardwood floor, the soffits are 7.5 inches high and they protrude 4 inches beyond the 12 inch deep wall cabinets.

How Do I Remove Soffits Above Kitchen Cabinets?

I am interested in removing the soffit in my kitchen. My first step was to drill a hole to look inside w/a flashlight, but when I tried to do this, I realized that the entire soffit is encased in solid wood w/drywall over it. Do you have any suggestions for removing it or design suggestions where I could use the existing soffit and turn it into storage.

Express Custom Kitchens in NARI Remodeled Homes Tour

Schloegel Design Remodel is proud to be showcasing our Express Custom Kitchens concept for the first time on the NARI Remodeled Homes tour.  Come see how we magically transformed this 25-year old kitchen into a beautiful new “living room” in less than three weeks.

Count on these new Sub-zero columns

Here's a message from one of our Designers, Megan, about a new product from Sub-zero.

I visited Roth Distributing yesterday to take a look at the new Sub-zero columns that have just been introduced to their integrated refrigeration lineup. Currently, they are only available in a 27” width but will most likely be introducing additional sizes soon.