Kitchen Cabinets

If you have ever gone around town looking at new kitchen cabinets, you know, it can be very overwhelming.  There are a lot of kitchen cabinet companies out there.  There are so many different styles, colors, finishes, trims, mouldings and designs to look at.  At the same time, there are a lot of different qualities of kitchen cabinets available, as well. Read more “Kitchen Cabinets”

Home Remodeling Scottsdale

Scottsdale home remodeling is booming!  Many people are buying homes in Scottsdale, AZ, and surrounding cities, and remodeling them to fit their individual needs.  From room additions and kitchen remodeling to whole house renovations. Read more “Home Remodeling Scottsdale”

Kitchen Remodeling General Contractor

Hiring a Licensed General Contractor for your kitchen remodel is highly recommended.  Unless you are simply replacing the cabinets and countertops, you should have a licensed general contractor involved. Read more “Kitchen Remodeling General Contractor”

Custom Kitchen Remodeling Scottsdale

Custom kitchen remodeling in Scottsdale, AZ is a growing part of home renovations.  Many home buyers in Scottsdale are buying homes within the city that are a little outdated and are in need of some sprucing up in the kitchen department.  With the right design and layout, a new custom kitchen remodel can be a very lucrative investment into that new home purchase. Read more “Custom Kitchen Remodeling Scottsdale”

Many cabinet companies will tell you that there really is no difference between Custom or Semi-Custom cabinets and RTA or Pre-Fab cabinets.  There is.  In this post, we hope to help explain the primary differences between the two.  Read more “Custom Cabinets vs. RTA (Ready to Assemble) or Pre-Fabricated Cabinets”

Scottsdale Home Remodeling

In recent years, home remodeling has become more and more popular within the City of Scottsdale.  More and more people are purchasing older homes that fit the majority of their needs and remodeling them to fit the rest and to suite their personal design ideas.   Read more “Scottsdale Home Remodeling”

Kosher kitchens (also known as Orthodox kitchens) are very important to the Jewish community.  Keeping a kosher kitchen is not as difficult as one would think.  Many people, not of the Jewish faith, feel that is is a difficult thing to do.  There are some rules that a person must follow in order to truly be “Kosher”, but it truly is not a difficult thing to do.  It just requires a little bit more attention to detail.

One of the most important rules of the kosher kitchen is the separation of meat and dairy products.  Storage, preparation and serving of these foods must all be kept separate.  Also along with this, the utensils used in the preparation, the dishes used to prepare and serve the food with as well as eat from must all be kept separate.  Many times they will be of a different color or otherwise easily distinguishable.  As for the storage of the food goods, most people label the areas that each is stored (i.e. cabinets, shelves, drawers, etc.).

Idealy, the appliances used to cook the food should be kept separate as well.  That is why, in many Orthodox kitchens, you will see 2 refrigerators, 2 ovens, 2 sinks and 2 dishwashers.  Everything MUST be kept separate.  This is very important…

Now, there are those that do not have two sets of everything.  Maybe you can’t afford to have two of everything or maybe your home does not have the space to allow the use of two of everything.  That’s ok, you just have to be much more diligent and attentive about keeping everything separated.

Not ALL Jewish people keep kosher 100% of the time.  The 2000 National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) reported that only about 21% of American Jews keep kosher in the home.  They also reported that, of that 21%, a portion of them keep kosher at home, but ate non-kosher food outside of the home in one form or another.  Jack Moline (rabbi/humorist) once noted in his book (Growing Up Jewish, 1987), “Everyone who keeps kosher will tell you that his version is the only correct version.  Everyone else is either a fanatic or a heretic.”

If you are interested in koshering your kitchen, here is a “Step by step guide” to koshering your kitchen.  If you have recently purchased a new home or have recently made the decision to go kosher and are interested in designing an Orthodox or Kosher kitchen for your home, you should seek out a kitchen designer and/or a contractor that understand the rules and can assist you in designing and laying out the appropriate space.

Choosing American Made Cabinetry

 

When it comes time to choose cabinetry for your kitchen, bathroom or garage, you will be faced with numerous style, texture, composite, construction, and of course economic choices. These choices will undoubtedly influence your decision to purchase and have installed one specific kind of cabinetry instead of another. Read more “Choosing American Made Cabinetry”