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Types of Kitchen Islands: Which One Is Right for Your Remodel?

Whether you want to add more counter space and storage or create a master chef area for all your culinary concoctions, a kitchen island may have crossed your mind. But with so many styles available, how do you choose the… Read more »

Mar 31, 2023


7 Unique Kitchen Considerations You May Not Have Thought About

In this article, we’re passing along tips and advice for strategic ways to think about your kitchen remodel. Here at Bluestem, we approach projects with a big-picture mentality. In other words, what is the problem each remodel is trying to… Read more »

Sep 22, 2022


Your Guide to Kitchen Storage Solutions

Kitchens serve many different functions, from simple meals to extravagant events to just being a household hangout space. Creating smart storage solutions means your kitchen can be inviting and open while also holding all of your necessary equipment! Bluestem’s design… Read more »

Oct 08, 2021


Kitchen Backsplash Designs

While certain kitchen elements – cabinets and countertops – are often selected for their timelessness, kitchen backsplash designs are an excellent opportunity to showcase your style. At Bluestem, we love personalizing this decorative feature during kitchen remodels because they can… Read more »

Mar 25, 2021


Bluestem’s Guide to Butler’s Pantry and Auxiliary Kitchen Design

It’s a well-known fact that kitchens tend to become the gathering place of the household. Who’s to say if it’s the aromas coming from Sunday dinner (meatloaf!), the inherent coziness, or even the proximity to snacks, folks seem to come… Read more »

Mar 18, 2021


Key Kitchen Design Trends: Embracing Your Personalized Kitchen Style

For most homeowners, updating their kitchen is at the top of their renovation list. As the central hub of the home, kitchens have to pull double duty as both a utilitarian and a beautiful space for families to spend time…. Read more »

Sep 16, 2020


Kitchen Countertops: When You Don’t Want the Same Old, Same Old

During remodeling planning, we’re often asked what kind of countertop surface is best. Homeowners usually assume the choice is between granite and quartz. However, depending on your needs, style preferences, and budget, there’s actually a whole world of other materials… Read more »

Jan 31, 2020


Granite vs. Quartz Countertops: Weighing the pros and cons

“What do you think, quartz or granite?” Granite vs. quartz countertops pros and cons is something homeowners often ask us about while planning their kitchen remodel.  So, what’s best? When choosing between these two smart and beautiful options, naturally what’s… Read more »

Oct 12, 2019


Thinking of a Kitchen Remodel? The Plan is the Thing.

When we meet with a new kitchen design clients, the first thing they usually say is, “we need to redo our kitchen, but we don’t know where to start.” They can see (and feel) the problem, but not the solution…. Read more »

Jun 27, 2018


Our Kitchen Remodel Is Featured on Houzz!

Thank you, Houzz! Houzz has selected one of our kitchen remodels as a featured Ideabook on their website this month! Collaborating with the homeowner, the Bluestem design team integrated diverse elements in this bright and beautiful kitchen and mudroom remodel…. Read more »

Dec 15, 2017