Transitioning to Universal Design

If you are a homeowner in Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer or Ocean County New Jersey, you probably would like to stay in your current home for as long as possible, either because you love your location or because of the cost and disruption of moving to a new home. So, thinking ahead to future needs is …

“Island Time” Inspiration for Your Kitchen

Even though you sometimes feel as if you live in your car – commuting or carpooling – we’re guessing that a good deal of your time is actually spent in your kitchen. If we were to describe the functions today’s kitchens serve, “cooking” would be just part of the answer. In fact, here at T&K …

How Many Ways Can You Keep Cool?

During the sweltering days of summer in New Jersey, you know the best way to keep cool: stay indoors in an air-conditioned space. But you may not know the latest refrigerator trends and all the convenient new ways for keeping food and beverages chilled ─ in almost any room of the home. If you want …

A Guide to Kitchen Counter Materials

How to Avoid Countertop Confusion There are always lots of choices to make when you’re remodeling your kitchen ─  selecting appliance options, picking colors, and deciding on fixture styles and finishes. It can be fun making plans and imagining how it will look when it’s all done. For many of the decisions, you just need …

Avoiding Surprises That Break Your Kitchen Remodeling Budget

When you start thinking about remodeling your kitchen, it’s because you want it to look beautifully updated and also to work more efficiently for the life you’re living now, not simply to spend money. And there aren’t many people who want to go over budget or write a blank check for the project. At T&K …

Pick a Room, Make a Change

Warmer weather always seems to bring thoughts of sprucing up the house, perhaps because you’ve spent the winter indoors, staring at all the things in your home that could use updating. If you find you’re ready to make some changes, then you’ll be glad to hear that May is National Home Improvement Month. Because we …

Luxurious Master Bathroom Updates

We believe your master suite should be a place of relaxation…your very own luxury spa.  It should reflect your sense of style and suit your lifestyle. What are the special touches you can add to a remodeled master bathroom that will let you feel pampered when you need to you get away from it all? …

What is Design/Build Remodeling?

Thinking about remodeling your home is exciting – you’ll make big plans and dream about how it will look. But there will be lots of choices to make before you get to watch your house be transformed. If you’ve never remodeled before, you might not know where to start. How does the process work? “Do …

DIY Failures and How to Avoid Them

“I can do that!” Have you ever browsed through Houzz or Pinterest and saw a photo of a home update that would be perfect for you? Or watched and re-watched a video on how to paint your kitchen cabinets? It couldn’t be *that* hard to do yourself, right? We know you want your home to …