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Finishing Cabinets: How to Choose Accents & Hardware

So, you’ve picked the cabinet color, style and finish... What about accents and hardware? It’s fun and rewarding to personalize your new cabinetry with decorative elements. With beautiful accouterments — perfect for proclaiming a design theme — our Kitchen Design Center staff can direct you to the right cabinet accent pieces that bring your vision to life.

Learn more about accents and hardware, as well as the terminology you’ll need when shopping, to help find the finished look that is right for you!

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Cabinetry 101: Finding Your Perfect Cabinet Style

1) What's your style?

Some might choose modern kitchen or bathroom. Others could only be described as casual. No matter how you embrace life, Omega has a cabinet design style that will not only mirror your mantra but will also exceed your expectations. Learn more about the popular design styles below to determine your preference and find the cabinet look that is right for you.

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7 Questions to Ask Before Kitchen Remodeling

Planning your kitchen remodel can be a fun and exciting process. There are styles, colors and finishes to choose, layouts to consider, and lighting options to explore. However, you may become overwhelmed by the options, or confused by all the possibilities: How much storage will I need? Should I purchase wood or laminate cabinets? What’s more practical, a stationary or mobile counter island?

To answer these (and other specific questions), it helps to first have a clear idea of your family’s kitchen needs. Having a blueprint for the end product before you begin brainstorming, helps guide you through the process. So, let’s begin with the basics!

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7 Kitchen Remodeling Tips & Trends for Your Albany Upstate NY Home

It’s time to make that charming upstate home yours, and the first place to start is the kitchen!

There are many things to consider when remodeling your kitchen. Most people focus on the esthetics of their new kitchen; colors, style, materials, etc. However, in doing so they forget the important aspects of their new kitchen: design and functionality.

Here are 7 simple remodeling tips & trends to keep in mind when remodeling your kitchen that will help you make your new kitchen both beautiful and practical:

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Need Workspace? Kitchen Redesign with Counterspace in Mind


When your kitchen is full of cooking, entertaining, studying and family activities, there can never be too much counterspace! If you’re thinking about redesigning your kitchen to add this much-needed countertop area, there are a few strategies you can employ to achieve the best end result!

Here are a few ways to approach kitchen redesign with counterspace in mind!

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How to Create a Natural Kitchen Design All Your Own

The kitchen is the pivotal gathering place in most homes. We start the day with nourishment and meaningful conversation in the kitchen….and we reconnect at the end of a busy day in the kitchen, too. Kitchens have become much larger spaces, opening into the family room for entertainment value. But unfortunately, we’ve lost the natural kitchen designs we fondly recall from our grandmother’s homes.

In our efforts to streamline the preparation of meals and create more efficiency in the kitchen has led to the creation of more clinical, cold spaces. This is largely due to the surfaces. These days stainless steel, marble and tile are the dominant materials. White, gray and neutral tones have become the color palette.

To bring more warmth back into your design, you must learn to think of your kitchen in a more holistic context.

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