Everything listed under: kitchen

  • What One Serving of Fruit Looks Like

     

    Healthy eating is often easier said than done. Many of us kicked off 2015 full of inspiration and motivation to achieve our health and fitness goals. We're hitting the gym, drinking water like a camel at an oasis and counting our calories. And you know we're eating our fruits and vegetables...we've just might not know how much is too much and how much is not enough.

    Fortunately, Popsugar (and Grace Hitchcock) had provided us with a helpful (and beautiful!) infographic to show us how to "eyeball the fruit you need every day to support your healthy life."

     

  • GE Appliance 3 Piece Package

     

      

    Are you remodeling your kitchen? Is it time to upgrade those old appliances? Coast Design has a 3-piece GE appliance package for a GREAT price! It includes a 30" free-standing electric range with glass cooktop, a 1.5 cubic foot over the range microhood and a 24" ENERGY STAR dishwasher with front controls. All available in white or black with a 1 year warranty. And ALL for $997.00!

    Stop by the Coast Design showroom in Mobile, Alabama or give us a call at 251-666-7920 to learn more about these fantastic GE appliances and an unbeatable price!

    Our showroom is open to the public. No appointment needed. We look forward to working with you!


  • West Mobile Kitchen with GE Appliances

    This Coast Design kitchen features all GE Profile and GE Monogram appliances. It's located in a new home in the Stonehedge subdivision in West Mobile, Alabama. The home was built to the owner's specifications by local builder Chris Price. The vent hood, dishwasher, cook top, trash compactor, and double wall ovens are all GE Profile series in stainless steel. The icemaker and beverage centers for the indoor and outdoor kitchen are GE Monogram, also in stainless steel. 



  • Zephyr Portable Grill Giveaway


    Zephyr is giving away an Element Portable Grill, designed by their Arc Collection designer, Robert Brunner. It's compact, gas-powered with a steel cooking grate and travel band that locks in place. Zephyr is giving away one grill every week from 4/15-5/31/14. It's perfect for the beach, tailgating or balcony! The only requirements are that you be 18+ and "Like" them on facebook. Click on the photo to enter.

    Zephyr is the leader in ventilation hood design, innovation & technology. They company has challenged the perception of what ventilation means in kitchen design and created a new awareness of the importance of a high performing ventilation system. 

    Coast Design Kitchen & Bath is proud to offer Zephyr vent hoods to the Gulf Coast. Stop by our appliance showroom at 5253 Hwy 90 W in Mobile, Alabama and let us help you pick the perfect appliances...and vent hood!... for your next kitchen remodel or new home construction. We have the experience, the knowledge and the passion to turn your kitchen dream into a reality. 

  • Monday Motivation: Bosch Chicago Kitchen

    Today's kitchen inspiration comes from Bosch Home Appliances USA's facebook page. It displays Bosch appliances like the ones we sell and display in our kitchen showroom in Mobile, Alabama. The stainless steel refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and range are a perfect complement to the grey/beige stained cabinets, soft hardwood floors and dark granite countertops. The wall of windows doesn't hurt the ambience either. 

    If you're interested in Bosch appliances for your new kitchen or remodel project, set up an appointment or stop by our Coast Design showroom and let us help you pick the perfect cabinets, appliances, countertops and hardware to set your space apart!

  • Monday Motivation: Newport Beach Dream Kitchen

    This Newport Beach kitchen is open and airy, yet chic, modern and practical. It features a unique double island with bench and barstool seating in between. We love that the dining area is a prominent feature, giving this room a comfortable, social vibe. The paneled walls and wooden ceiling beams combine to to bring a rustic aesthetic to this modern beach house. 

    We love the combination of stainless steel range, double stacked ovens and refrigerator with french doors and freezer drawers with the white, open shelving and base cabinets. The grey granite countertops and farm sink give this room an air of softness and a nice contrast to the chrome faucets and fixtures. The wet bar is featured prominently, with a wooden shelved wine chiller and open shelving to display the barware, crystal and booze. Light hardwood floors and a rustic farmhouse table accent the large pendant lighting and creamy linen slip covers on the chairs. Whoever styled this kitchen got it right!

    If this is the inspiration you've been looking for, you've come to the right place. Stop by our showroom at 5253 Hwy 90 W in Mobile, Aabama. We'd love to work with you on designing and installing the kitchen of your dreams. We do new construction, remodels, renovations and additions for any room of the home or commercial space. The sky is the limit when it comes to design and we offer the very best in cabinet, counter top, hardware and appliance brands like Wellborn Cabinet, GE Monogram, Viking, Bosch, Whirlpool, KitchenAid and much, much more. 

    Photo credits: Pawley Island Posh


  • Bright White Kitchens

    The all-white kitchen has been a trend in the South for decades now. When done right, it lends an air of purity, cleanliness, and can even make a kitchen feel larger. We're seeing a resurgence of glass-front cabinets, which pair beautifully with bright, white cabinets. We love the white kitchen so much we've dedicated a Pinterest Board to them! Below we've compiled some of our favorite Bright White Kitchens from around the web. Which is your favorite and why? Click the photo to view its source and more photos from the collection. 


    The kitchen above utilizes white shaker kitchen cabinets, which are increasing in popularity among our Coast Design clients. We offer a variety of shaker-style doors, many of which can be seen displayed in our showroom in Mobile, Alabama. This kitchen also has marble countertops. We love the use of the large kitchen island with sink. 

    We're seeing dark floors utilized to give contrast to bright white cabinets and countertops. 

     

    We like that this owner juxtaposed a clunky, modern range and range hood with soft granite countertops, chic pendant lighting and white cabinets. The combination of hard and soft make this kitchen interesting. 

    Just because you don't have a large, open space doesn't mean you can't have a fabulous and functional kitchen. 

    We like the white cabinetry, warm wood floors, and neutral decor of this California kitchen. 

    There's something so fresh and modern about the vivid Aztec-inspired rug, paired with the dark floors and sharp white cabinets. Also... that backsplash!

    If you're ready to turn your kitchen dream into a kitchen REALITY, stop by our showroom at 5253 Hwy 90 W in Mobile, Alabama or give us a call at 251-666-7920 to schedule an appointment. Consultations are free. No matter your budget, we have the expertise, products, and brands to bring your vision to life. Don't have a vision, but know you're ready for a change? We can help in the vision department too. We look forward to working with you!

  • On Trend: Pot Filler Faucets


    Pot fillers, which have been a staple in commercial and restaurant kitchens for years, decades even, are becoming more prevalent in the home. Whether your pot-filler faucet is deck-mounted (on the countertop like a regular faucet but not centered over a sink) or wall-mounted, it's attractiveness and practicality cannot be beat. Pot fillers have articulated arms that allow you to move them over to your pot when it needs to be filled and then fold them neatly against a wall, so they are tucked neatly out of your way. 

    We've compiled some of our favorite photos of pot filler faucets in beautiful, practical home kitchens. Take a look. 

    Should you opt for a pot filler faucet over a traditional faucet? That depends. If you're cooking almost daily or have strength, back, or weight-bearing limitations, the pot filler is a great option for you. It reduces strain on your body from having to lug gallons of water from the sink to the stove. When you consider that a gallon of water weighs more than 8 pounds, and think about how big your stew pot is- that's a lot of weight to lift and tote around! It can also save time. When your meal requires cooking quickly or multi-tasking, a kitchen pot-filler is the answer. It fills the pot right on the stove, saving the space in your sink for vegetables, strainers, clean-up, etc. Another reason our clients opt for the pot filler is strictly aesthetic. They look great and are an impressive addition to a kitchen. 

    * Coast Design Kitchen & Bath specializes in new home or remodel design and offers a variety of cabinet, counter top, and appliance brands. We do not specialize in plumbing fixtures; however we have working pot fillers in our live kitchens in the showroom. Stop by any time during business hours or schedule an appointment to discuss whether this growing trend is right for your new kitchen or remodel project. 

    5253 Hwy 90 W
    Mobile, AL 36619
    251.666.7920

    Photo credits: 1. Homebunch.com 2. Houzz.com/pro/turandesigns 3. House Beautiful 4 & 5. Decorpad.com 6. Love That. 7. Interiorsdigital.com

  • HBAMM Business After Hours at Coast Design


    We hope you'll join us on February 11, 2014 when we host the Home Builder's Association of Metro Mobile's Business After Hours at our newly expanded showroom! The event will be from 5:30-7:30PM with delicious food (Viper BBQ, taco soup, grilled shrimp, and more!) and FABULOUS door prizes like a GE beverage center.

    It will be a fun night of fun and fellowship and a perfect opportunity for you to experience the Gulf Coast's Premier Cabinet and Appliance Showroom! We've doubled our size and added new floor models from brands such as Wellborn Cabinets, GE, Bosch, and Viking! 

    There will be a cash bar and you can RSVP to the HBAMM in advance.
    $5 per member. Realtors can pay at the doors. 

    We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, February 11!

  • Southern Kitchen Inspiration


    Today's kitchen inspiration comes from Trisha Troutz' blog. We love this Atlanta kitchen for SO many reasons! It encompasses almost every element of style that is popular (read: requested!) in Southern kitchen design at the moment. From the bright white cabinetry and counter tops to the lucite pulls and open shelving, this kitchen is a dream. The pin lighting, beadboard ceiling, and over-the-top hood are some of the details that make this kitchen pop. The wall of windows casting gorgeous light throughout the room doesn't hurt either! The homeowners' personal style shines through in the decor, backsplash, and lighting accessories. 

    Do you love this kitchen? It can be yours and we can help. 

    Stop by our showroom at:
    5253 Hwy 90 W in Mobile, Alabama
    or call for an appointment
    251-666-7920

    We apologize if we did not locate the original link for these photos. We would love to give the photographer credit!

  • Coast Design and Cunningham Homes Kitchen

    This phenomenal kitchen was designed by our very own Dwain Arterburn for a client in Fairhope, Alabama. The house (which is equally phenomenal, believe us!) was built by Cunningham Homes

    Coast Design Kitchen & Bath is proud to be the Gulf Coast's premier cabinetry, appliance, and kitchen design company. Whether you are wanting a single vanity to upgrade a guest bathroom, or an outdoor kitchen to enhance your own, or a design for virtually any room of your new home construction, we've got you covered. We specialize in new home construction as well as remodel/renovation. There is no job too small (or too big!) for Coast Design.

    Our showroom is located at:
    5253 Hwy 90 W
    Mobile, AL 36619
    251-666-7920

    We're happy to schedule an appointment for you to come in at your convenience, or we welcome you to drop by any time during our business hours. We look forward to seeing you at Coast Design!

  • Details Make the Design

    At Coast Design we have a saying. Great design is in the details. The great Charles Eames believed in that idea and built his iconic designs around it. We believe in it too. 

    We strive to provide our clients with the complete package. We listen, we consult, we design. We value the importance of inspiration and borrowing from images and ideas that move us. But we also value creativity and innovation. We encourage our clients to come to us with ideas, visuals, or just an overall "feel" of what they want their new kitchen, bath, wet bar, or outdoor space to be. From there, we are here to guide you through the process and inject all of the details that will make your space uniquely yours!

    Our team is knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic! We are proud to offer nationally reputable cabinet and appliance brands. We work with the greatest granite and stone counter top fabricators in the region. We can help you choose from a wide array of hardware, pulls, hoods, accessories and more to put the perfect finishing touch on any space. Did we mention our designers are second to none?

    We invite you to stop by or make an appointment to see our new and improved showroom in the Tillman's Corner area of Mobile, Alabama. We've taken over the former Great Kitchens showroom, revamped it and added more models of name brand appliances that range from entry level to top of the line. No matter your need, when it comes to appliances, we've got you covered. 

  • Thanksgiving Hours 2013


    We will be closed this Thursday for Thanksgiving, to spend time in the company of good friends, family, and FOOD! We are truly thankful for your business and friendship this year. Coast Design has grown and evolved into the best kitchen transformation center on the Gulf Coast and it's all because of YOU! 

    We will be open again to help make your kitchen dreams a reality on Friday 11/29 and Saturday 11/30!

  • Dream Kitchen Makeover


    It's that time of year again...
    Wellborn Cabinet is giving one grand-prize winner a check for up to $12,000 for his or her own Dream Kitchen! Let's make this year's winner a Mobilian (or a Fairhopian or an Orange Beacher or... you get it).

    Entrants may register online at wellborn.com. No purchase is necessary to enter and entrants may register once daily! No employees, relatives or business affiliates (darn!) of Wellborn Cabinet Inc or its dealers may enter the contest. 

    The Dream Kitchen Makeover contest may include cabinetry, flooring, counter tops, appliances, accessories, and/or labor. The winning prize is only redeemable through a Wellborn Authorized Dealer (that's us!). 

    For more contest details, visit wellborn.com 

  • Historic Downtown Mobile Kitchen Remodel


    Built in the late 1800's, this home is listed on the National Register of Historic Homes of America. Known as one of the "twins" or les Jemuelles, the property is located in the historic district of De Tonti Square in downtown Mobile, Alabama. The client wanted an upscale, yet casual, feel to the space. We accomplished this by the use of color, materials, and texture, while still maintaining many of the home's original qualities. The original brick pavers on the floor were refinished and restored, and the original plaster walls received a fresh coat of paint in a soft grey color, which preserved the true architecture of the home. New Crema Marfil tumbled tile laid in a brick patter was used for a backsplash, as well as under-cabinet lighting. 

    Designer Anne Hans-vanMeter and the client choseWellborn Estate Cusom Collection cabinets, which blended well with the historic nature and quality of this home. For the kitchen perimeter and wet bar area, the Melrose door was selected in Pebble Java finish and for the island we chose Maple Espresso. 

    The refrigerator and gas stove were relocated, adding a better flow and function to the space and updated to modern professional appliances of a 36" Gas Viking and a built-in Bosch refrigerator. The island was designed to resemble a large furniture piece with chunky mission legs, and utilizes all drawers facing the sink side for optimal storage. 

    The upper cabinets now go to the 9' ceiling with glass doors, and the crown moulding runs the entire perimeter of the room, similar to the original kitchen. For the wet bar area, a Viking wine chiller was added and glass doors in the upper cabinets to compliment the client's beautiful glassware and accessories. 

    For more information about this kitchen, or to find out how we can create a space like this for you, please give us a call to set up and appointment or stop by our showroom on Hwy 90 in Mobile, Alabama. 

    All photos credit Jessica Henderson

  • Wellborn Cabinets in an All American Cottage

    Wellborn Cabinets, has partnered with Southern Living and This Old House to supply the cabinets for the All American Cottage, seen below. According to Wellborn's website, the home is "located in the quintessential southern community of Verdae in Greenville, South Carolina, and will be a stunning showcase and testimony to the ingenuity and quality craftsmanship of products made in the U.S.A. Wellborn Cabinet, Inc is the supplier of all cabinetry featured in The All American Cottage. The building process of the home has begun and the cabinetry made in Ashland, Alabama is soon to be completed and delivered to the home."

    We are proud to work with Wellborn and love what they did in the All American Cottage. Stop by our showroom in Mobile, Alabama or make an appointment to discuss how we can create a kitchen like this in your home!

    photo credit: Fred Rollison

    To see more photos of this stunning home, visit The Cottage Group


  • Formica and Fabulous

    Think Formica is a thing of the past? Think again.

    Formica just announced its 100th Anniversary Collection and we are loving it. It's fun, it's funky... it's retro meets now.

    It's a great solution to a kitchen or bathroom counter top remodel that won't break the bank.

    All photos are credited to retro renovation.
    Stop by our showroom or give us a call to inquire about Formica tops in YOUR home or office!

  • Store It With Built-In Cabinets

    Today's blog post focuses on identifying and utilizing those unused spaces in your kitchen. We've been inspired by This Old House Magazine and found some creative and beautiful ways to... well, store your stuff, with built-in cabinetry.

    An under-the-counter wine rack will keep your bottles within arm's reach. It also keeps the corks moist and is a beautiful way to display your favorite (or most used) vintages. 

    In new home construction and remodels we're seeing a reemergence of mud room storage. After all, your mudroom should be functional! The set-up (above) utilizes a storage bench with a hinged lid and plenty of space beneath for the tips of your kids' muddy boots. Wall hooks give jackets, bags and hats a home. And the top shelf adds even more storage. 

    Kitchen cabinets can contain more wasted space than you think. One of our favorite storage solutions is the pantry kit, above. If you're remodeling or building a new kitchen, the pantry kit is a must-have!


    all photos via This Old House

    If you're building or remodeling your home, considering transforming that wasted space under the stairs into a functional and fabulous focal point. And who couldn't use a few more drawers and cabinets?

    What item in your kitchen gets used more frequently than the plate? Plate rack cabinet inserts are a great way to put your plates within arm's reach, while displaying them beautifully. Want to double the functionality? Get some under-cabinet hooks to hang your morning coffee cups!

  • Cut the Kitchen Clutter


    (photo courtesy of http://www.adsere.com)

    The kitchen is one of the busiest and arguably the most commonly used area of a home. Because of this, it's a mecca for junk; food, utensils, cookbooks, car keys, mail. etc. If not handled properly, kitchen clutter can take over. Here are some tips for keeping your cooking, eating, and entertaining space in check.

    1. Plan ahead. If you're building a new home or remodeling your current one, design your kitchen with storage in mind. Make a home for kitchen items in cabinets where they are most accessible. Place your pans and utensils near the stove. Put your plates and glasses near the dishwasher. Thinking ahead will save you frustration down the road. 

    2. Keep your countertops clear. If you don't use an appliance or tool on a regular basis, store it. You don't need your coffee maker, juicer, bagel slicer, food processor and panini press all taking up residence on your much-needed counterspace. 

    3. Wipe that fridge. Smothering your refrigerator with magnets, photos, calendar, keepsakes, and clippings gives your kitchen a cluttered feel, even if your counters are bare. If you must display your kid's art gallery, do it on the side that's less visible. 

    4. Invest in some pretty containers. If your pantry space is limited and you need to leave grains, cookies, flour, whatever out on your counter, at least get a pretty jar to put it in. This can add to the personality and aesthetic of your kitchen. 

    5. Put some bookends on those books. It's become trendy (let's be honest, it's always been trendy) to display often-used or just plain pretty cookbooks in the kitchen. A pair of charming bookends will keep them looking organized and attractive. Find some you love that coordinate with your color scheme and style and they will take your cookbooks from clutter to class!

    6. Beware of glass or open-front cabinets. They are the peak of chic right now, and can look amazing and sophisticated, if done right. But the items within them must be organized and staged properly. You won't be able to stack up your Mardi Gras cups and toss your Tassimo tea packs in there on a whim without detracting from the aesthetic of your kitchen. 

  • May is National Home Remodeling Month

    As Spring approaches, many home owners kick their home improvement projects into overdrive. Do-it-yourself (DIY) projects have seen huge gains in popularity, stemming partly from a flood of popular home improvement TV shows. DIY can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can be time-consuming and frustrating too. Before you dig too deeply into a kitchen or bathroom DIY remodel, ask yourself these questions:

    • Do I have a clear idea of what I want my finished product to look like?
    • Do I really have time to finish this project?
    • Am I aware of everything I'll need to complete this project? Do I have all those things?
    • Am I familiar with building codes and permits?
    • Do I love physical labor?
    • Will you need assistance with this project? Do I have help?
    • Do I comprehend all the safety issues associated with this project?
    • Am I familiar with the structural makeup of my home?
    • Have I considered the hidden costs?
    • Have I considered that a project gone wrong could actually decrease the value of my home?


    For anything more than countertop replacements or faucet change-outs, we suggest that our clients hire a professional home remodeler. It's easy to see a contractor as only added labor cost, but that's a misconception. Professional contractors offer you much more. You get years of experience, the right tools, a network of suppliers and subcontractors, and an in-depth understanding of legal regulations, cost estimating, scheduling, etc. 

    If you're considering a kitchen or bath remodel and want to look into hiring a Certified Remodeler, let us know. We can certainly recommend a great one!

    Excerpts for this article taken from www.nahb.org. 

  • Trend Watch: Bi-Color Cabinets

    [image via Houseandhome.com]

    We've been noticing an increase in the use of bi-color cabinets, especially in kitchens. It can create a refreshing and bold look. 

    According to Apartment Therapy, "Choosing a stronger color for bottom cabinets will anchor the room without overpowering it. Doing so also can be a thoughtful and less intimidating way to incorporate color into this function-driven room. In some instances, the colorful bottom cabinets can make appliances stand out less and look even better, while the blend of light upper cabinets with light wall colors makes for a more visually open space, giving the impression of a larger room with higher ceilings." We couldn't agree more!

    What do you think? Would you go for it?

    To see more examples of bi-color cabinetry see http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/bi-color-kitchen-cabinets-170539

  • Kitchen Remodeling Budget Tips


    There are many ways to make your dreams a reality. You might decide to use personal savings or take out a personal loan. If you are purchasing the house while you are considering remodeling, you may want to incorporate the cost of your project into your mortgage. Whatever your situation, there are financial solutions to make your dream a reality. 

    Here are some things to think about: 

    When considering a budget for your total kitchen project, it's recommended that it not exceed 20% of your home's total value. And should you ever decide to put your home on the market, it's estimated that 85% of any money spent on kitchen remodeling is recouped. 

    An average kitchen costs somewhere between $15,000 and $26,000, including design, products and installation. Of course, you could spend much more or less depending on your selections. 

    It's always important to remember when considering ways to save money to not sacrifice quality for a cheaper route! The worst thing you can say after the completion of a project is "I wish we would have..."

    *2002 Design Trends Survey Update for NKBA by Sovereign Marketing Research, Fifth Avenue, New York. 

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