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By Michelle Robins 08 Oct, 2017

1. Giving Up Counter Space

Counter space is one of the most important elements of your kitchen, so don't settle for less! Extend your counter work space by using decorative corbels, or shelving supports, to create added room for your countertop. 

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2. Not Sweating the Small Stuff

Don't pass on seemingly small add-ons and storage features, like additional drawer dividers, or cabinet storage solutions like pantry pullouts and lazy Susans. These storage solutions will increase your kitchen storage efficiency, and are much more costly to add on if you decide you need them down the road.


3. Forgetting Your Workflow

When planning your remodel, remember your kitchen's busiest areas: the sink, stove, and refrigerator. Make sure these areas and appliances are in an efficient location that is relevant to one another. Many designers refer to this as the kitchen "work triangle," as the relation of these to one another typically resembles a triangle.


4. Going It Alone

Even if you're the DIY type, make sure to consult a kitchen design expert before starting your project. A professional will be able to help fine-tune your remodel plan, offer tips and advice, and maybe even recommend some ideas you hadn't already considered. The kitchen designers at Linden Kitchen and Bath can help.


5. Forgetting Other Spaces

While completing your remodel, make sure to protect other rooms and surfaces from your new kitchen materials, paint drippings, or remodeling debris.


6. Forgetting Other Spaces

While completing your remodel, make sure to protect other rooms and surfaces from your new kitchen materials, paint drippings, or remodeling debris.


7. Not Thinking About It as an Upgrade

A kitchen remodel is usually a significant expense for most homeowners, but it's one that will last you for years to come and can increase the overall value of your home. Therefore, consider your family and your lifestyle to plan your kitchen accordingly, so you can get the most out of your space. Do you like to cook a lot? Does your family socialize in the kitchen? Is cabinet storage a problem for you now? These are all factors to keep in mind when selecting new features and the overall design of your kitchen.


8. Forgetting the Big Picture

When you're planning your kitchen remodel, remember to consider every element: including wall color, your backsplash treatment, flooring, cabinet hardware -- and how it all ties together.


9. Choosing Appliances Last

If you're giving your kitchen a total makeover,  make sure to choose your gadgets first. It's easier to choose cabinets and countertops to fit appliances like your refrigerator and dishwasher, rather than the other way around.


10. Skimping on Cabinet Storage

There are tons of new storage solutions that come with new kitchens that can really help maximize your kitchen -- so don't miss out! Storage solutions like pantries and super cabinets go a long way in helping you get the most out of your cabinets.


11.Not Having Fun

Your backsplash is one of the main focal points of your kitchen. Try an unexpected yet elegant material like a quartz countertop to really amp up your space. Play with color -- using different shades of the same tone can add a very sophisticated and put-together look to your kitchen. Think about what pieces of art you might put on the walls. Little details like these are what will make your kitchen feel like home.



12. Leaving Spaces Underutilized

Think beyond traditional cabinet placement to take advantage of unused areas in your kitchen. Toe-kick storage located beneath cabinet doors is a creative place to store items that aren’t used on a daily basis, like serveware and linens. Maximizing your kitchen’s floor plan to find additional storage opportunities will help keep your countertops free of clutter.


13. Limiting Yourself to Traditional Cabinet Use

When designing your new kitchen, consider creative ways to transform cabinets into something functional and unique. For example, a standalone hutch can store items for entertaining in a convenient location. Add a dry-erase insert to the door for writing quick notes and reminders. The look of the hutch can blend seamlessly with your overall kitchen design or can be used as an accent piece.


Linden Kitchen and Bath can help you avoid these pitfalls with your Kitchen or Bath Project,

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By Barbara Quaranta 28 Apr, 2017
Linden Kitchen is pleased to announce that we are now a Premier Cambria Dealer. We are also the only Premier Cambria Dealer in Genesee County and Livingston County. As a premier dealer we meet Cambria's highest standard of excellence by providing an exceptional Cambria Showroom experience. We’re excited to have received this exclusive Premier Dealer title from Cambria, and even more excited to share the joy of such an amazing product with homeowners! We love the quality that Cambria has to offer. To learn more about Cambria please click here.



By Barbara Quaranta 09 Mar, 2017
Linden Kitchen and Bath had the pleasure of working on a home remodel on Lake Fenton. This beautiful lakefront property remodel included a master bath renovation. The master bath had custom Schlabach vanity cabinets installed. A stunning piece of blacklit quartz was also installed in the master as an accent piece. Gray glass subway tiles and   Newport Brass faucets were added to accent the modern colors and add sophistication. The home remodel also included a custom closet from Showplace to add additional storage for the home. To have your home renovation completed by Linden Kitchen and Bath please contact us by clicking here .
By Barbara Quaranta 01 Feb, 2017

Tim and Beth came to our showroom with the dream of turning their outdated kitchen, in their beautiful stately 1990’s home, into an updated gourmet gathering place. In our initial meeting, their requests were to have tall upper cabinets to complement their high ceilings, to utilize their existing high-end appliances, to invest in quality cabinetry to better fit the quality of their home, and to change the kitchen design to include a cherry furniture island with decorative legs.

Originally, Tim and Beth had a simple kitchen layout with basic cabinetry. Upgrades included a more decorative cabinet door style, a built-in area for the microwave with fluted columns, built-in panels for their sub-zero refrigerator, and making the stove wall a focal point with glass cabinet doors and a decorative panel over the hood to emphasize their beautiful copper cookware. Along with the quality of the new Showplace cabinetry, the kitchen features new cosmic black granite, ornate designer hardware, new Tuscan-inspired tile back splash, and two-toned stained colors to customize the look.

As an automotive engineer, Tim appreciated our attention to detail, ideas, and suggestions since he did his own installation. With all the angles in their kitchen, it was crucial to have every detail exact. This is something we take great pride and ownership in. The project turned out to be exceptional, both in functionality and in appearance. It was a pleasure to work with Tim and Beth to create the kitchen of their dreams with this kitchen remodel.

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By Barbara Quaranta 17 Jan, 2017

Linden Kitchen & Bath of Linden

Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017 

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, 

Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

Linden, USA , January 17, 2017Linden Kitchen & Bath of Linden has won “Best Of Service on Houzz ®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The third generation family owned and operated company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of  their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

We at Linden Kitchen and Bath are delighted to accept our third Best of Service award from Houzz. It is truly an honor to be recognized for our service from the Houzz Community. 


 
“We’re so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Linden Kitchen & Bath ,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.”

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About Linden Kitchen & Bath

Linden Kitchen & Bath is family owned and operated business. In our third generation of family owners we have been serving the local community since 1946. Our business has successfully grown out of customer and builder referrals Our goal is to provide you a personalized experience. Our designers work with you to bring to life a functional and affordable room of your dreams. 

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow and Tokyo. Houzz and the Houzz logo are registered trademarks of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com .

By Barbara Quaranta 23 Aug, 2015
Linden Kitchen and Bath now in its third generation
Featured in the Tri-County Times  on  Sunday, August 23rd 2015
Written By Sally Rummel
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  • Formerly Linden Sash and Door, this Linden kitchen shop is 70 years old
While browsing through the inviting array of kitchen designs in the showroom at Linden Kitchen and Bath, you might not realize that this beautifully designed space is actually the same location of her grandfather's business 70 years ago, when it was known as Linden Sash and Door.

"My grandfather, Richard Robins, started his business of building windows and doors behind Linden Lumber (now Sloan's Equipment)," said Michelle Robins, the third generation owner of this family business. "The he moved across the street, and we've been here ever since."

Michelle's parents, Tom and Judy Robins, took over the business in the late 1970's and Michelle purchased it in 2000, after earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design and working in California for several years.

She changed the name of the business to Linden Kitchen and Bath to reflect her focus for the business, but added that kitchens have always been part of the business, even 70 years ago. "my grandpa would drive his truck to Howell where Aristokraft Cabinets were stored," said Michelle. "He'd load up the truck 'like the Beverly Hillbillies,' with cabinets stacked up on top of each other."

Today, Linden Kitchen and Bath is a destination for every product you would need for a kitchen or bath renovation, from cabinetry and hardware to backsplashes, countertops, lighting fixtures, vanities, sinks, faucets and more. They even carry kitchen appliances from Wolf, Subzero Bosch and Asko.

"There's so much more to choose from today than there used to be," said Michelle. "Now the choices are endless."

The store is featured on several social media sites, including Houzz, Pinterest, Facebook and their own website, lindenkitchenandbath.com.

Michelle has created a "dream team" to assist with each client's project, including manager/designer Justin Farrington,  operations manager Lisa Mayner, in house architect Stefan Francesconi and Larry Patterson, our master installer who works hard to get each project completed.

Linden Kitchen & Bath has always felt very much part of the community as a long-time business and supporter of local schools and organizations.

This business had a facelift of its own two years ago when a driver with a medical issue drove into the front exterior of the building. "I'm glad to say he's OK, and we were able to re-do our exterior with a new stucco finish, new  windows and lighting, said Michelle.
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