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KITCHEN DESIGN BLOG

MODIANI KITCHENS

Kitchen Design Blog

Read about the latest kitchen trends and updates in our Modiani Kitchen Design Blog. Modiani is one of the leading kitchen showrooms in New Jersey with over 10 years’ experience. Our design team is here to design your dream kitchen for you, whether it’s a modern, transitional or traditional one.

RUTT HANDCRAFTED KITCHEN DISPLAY SALE

RUTT HANDCRAFTED KITCHEN DISPLAY SALE

Discounted Kitchen Price: Now: $18,800* (-69% Discount, Before: $60,000)* Kitchen Cabinets and Island by RUTT HandCrafted Cabinetry (Incl. Kitchen Island, Countertop, Sink, Faucet

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Kitchen Design Trends In 2020

Kitchen Design Trends In 2020

Are you planning to redesign your kitchen this year? Learn more about the International Kitchen Design Trends in 2020 as recommended by our

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2019 KITCHEN DESIGN TRENDS

2019 KITCHEN DESIGN TRENDS

With a new year upon us, many are looking ahead to new home renovation projects. One of the most popular home renovation project

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FURNITURE AND KITCHEN APPLIANCES ON SALE

FURNITURE AND KITCHEN APPLIANCES ON SALE

We are updating our Modiani Kitchen Showroom in Englewood, NJ, which is why the following furniture and kitchen appliances are on sale: Refrigerator

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Englewood, NJ Toy Drive

Englewood, NJ Toy Drive

Modiani Kitchens is proud to be one of the main sponsors of the annual Englewood Toy Drive. This charity event runs every year

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10% END OF YEAR KITCHEN SALE

10% END OF YEAR KITCHEN SALE

Our Modiani Kitchens Showroom wants to celebrate our success in 2018 and give back to our community. This is why we can offer

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NEW KITCHEN ON DISPLAY

NEW KITCHEN ON DISPLAY

This award-winning Cesar Maxima 2.2 kitchen is now on display at Modiani Kitchens, Englewood, NJ. It is made of 9 feet tall heat-treated

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KITCHEN REMODELING IN 2019

KITCHEN REMODELING IN 2019

Home improvement and luxury kitchen projects have been gaining popularity for several years, particularly as the real estate market has suffered and many

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SMALL KITCHEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS

SMALL KITCHEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS

New York City is a city of small spaces. Many high-end city kitchens are small, and some are set up in ways that

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KITCHEN CABINET HARDWARE

KITCHEN CABINET HARDWARE

Adding new custom kitchen cabinetry can dramatically alter the look and feel of the space. In fact, installing new custom kitchen cabinetry is one of

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KITCHEN MAKEOVERS

KITCHEN MAKEOVERS

In today’s day and age, the kitchen is more than where mom spends time prepping dinner. Instead, the luxury kitchen is a space

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KITCHEN ISLANDS

KITCHEN ISLANDS

It may surprise many that in some cases, smaller kitchens can almost be more efficient than larger ones. The key to efficiency in

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DECISIONS, DECISIONS KITCHEN CABINETS

DECISIONS, DECISIONS KITCHEN CABINETS

Updating or replacing kitchen cabinets is an effective way to give any kitchen a facelift. However, there’s a lot of decisions that need

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WORKING WITH A KITCHEN CONTRACTOR

WORKING WITH A KITCHEN CONTRACTOR

As anyone who’s ever worked with the wrong contractor can attest, finding the right contractor for your high-end kitchen remodeling project may be the most

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QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR KITCHEN DESIGNER

QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR KITCHEN DESIGNER

Many people who are hiring a luxury kitchen designer are doing so for the first time. Although you need to interview kitchen designers in order

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FINDING THE PERFECT KITCHEN DESIGNER

FINDING THE PERFECT KITCHEN DESIGNER

As many homeowners have learned the hard way, a kitchen remodel is very difficult if you don’t have a professional kitchen designer on your side.

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KITCHEN LAYOUT DESIGN

KITCHEN LAYOUT DESIGN

When it comes to kitchen design, the floor plan and kitchen layout you choose can be just as important – if not more

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KITCHEN REDESIGN

KITCHEN REDESIGN

Are you considering redesigning your kitchen in NJ or NYC? Although it’s easy to get drawn into the style and decor that you’ll

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THE BEST APPROACHES FOR KITCHEN REMODELING

THE BEST APPROACHES FOR KITCHEN REMODELING

Ah, the kitchen. It’s the center of the home. The kitchen is where meals are prepared, where the kids hang out after school

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NJ KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS

NJ KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS

For kitchen countertops, there are a variety of options, each with their own qualities and strengths. Before deciding which countertop material to use

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HOW TO DESIGN A STUNNING TRANSITIONAL KITCHEN

HOW TO DESIGN A STUNNING TRANSITIONAL KITCHEN

Transitional kitchens are just what they sound like. They’re somewhere in the middle – a transition between modern and traditional design. This eclectic,

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ITALIAN KITCHEN DESIGN

ITALIAN KITCHEN DESIGN

Italian kitchen design is known the world over for its elegance and natural personality. Below, you’ll find information about the characteristics of Italian

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TRANSITIONAL KITCHEN DESIGN

TRANSITIONAL KITCHEN DESIGN

Transitional kitchen design is, well… hmm, transitional kitchen design can be hard define! In fact, that’s part of its charm, and many would

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RUTT CABINETRY

RUTT CABINETRY

Modiani is dedicated to creating breathtaking luxury kitchens with revolutionary functionality. To achieve this, the designers at Modiani work with various incredible cabinetry

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THE BENEFITS OF CUSTOM CABINETRY

THE BENEFITS OF CUSTOM CABINETRY

All high-end kitchen cabinets fall into one of three categories: Stock: cabinets that are made to meet average specifications that fit most kitchens Semi-stock: cabinets

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THINGS TO CONSIDER: UPDATING THE KITCHEN

THINGS TO CONSIDER: UPDATING THE KITCHEN

For most families, their high-end kitchen is one of the most important parts of the home. It’s where meals are served, where the family

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GLOSSARY OF TERMS: KITCHEN CABINETS AND COUNTERS

GLOSSARY OF TERMS: KITCHEN CABINETS AND COUNTERS

A-Frame: an a-frame is framework shaped like an “A” that is used to transport countertops on a truck. Accents: a decorative element that is added

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HOW TO WORK WITH KITCHEN CONTRACTORS

HOW TO WORK WITH KITCHEN CONTRACTORS

Kitchen remodeling or updating is one of the most common – and effective – ways to breathe some new life into a home.

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KITCHEN REMODELING FAQS

KITCHEN REMODELING FAQS

If you are planning a kitchen remodel, there are several questions that you should ask yourself before you begin so that you are

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KITCHEN SIZING GLOSSARY

KITCHEN SIZING GLOSSARY

Have you ever wondered what the most common measurements for kitchen design are? Below you’ll find a glossary of terms and their most

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KITCHEN LAYOUT PLANS

KITCHEN LAYOUT PLANS

If you are planning to build a new home or are hoping to remodel your kitchen, it’s important to know the different shapes

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TRADITIONAL VERSUS MODERN DESIGN: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

TRADITIONAL VERSUS MODERN DESIGN: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

When it comes to the kitchen design process, there are two major styles that you must choose between: traditional and modern. Traditional kitchen design

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KITCHEN DESIGN TIPS

KITCHEN DESIGN TIPS

Are you considering redesigning your kitchen, or hiring a designer to do so? If so, here a few great tried and true tips

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KITCHEN STYLES

KITCHEN STYLES

In the world of kitchen design, there are several different categories of style that most designs fall under: Contemporary Traditional Crossover/Transitional Below, we’ll

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KITCHENS GOING GREEN

KITCHENS GOING GREEN

In recent years, the green movement has grown like never before. Our Italian partner company Cesar has reacted to this movement and puts

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TRADITIONAL KITCHEN DESIGN BASICS

TRADITIONAL KITCHEN DESIGN BASICS

Traditional kitchens, which are typically constructed with natural materials and embrace a warm color scheme, have always been very popular in the United

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KITCHEN FLOORING TYPES

KITCHEN FLOORING TYPES

The material you choose to use for your kitchen flooring can have a big impact on the overall feel of your room. Therefore,

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STAINLESS STEEL IN KITCHEN DESIGN

STAINLESS STEEL IN KITCHEN DESIGN

Stainless steel is commonly used in commercial kitchens, and is therefore seen by many as a standard in quality when it comes to

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5 GREAT CABINET DOOR STYLES FOR YOUR KITCHEN

5 GREAT CABINET DOOR STYLES FOR YOUR KITCHEN

Kitchen cabinet door styles can literally “make or break” the aesthetic quality of a kitchen, leaving you with a beautiful kitchen that is

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CREATING A KID-FRIENDLY, FUNCTIONAL KITCHEN

CREATING A KID-FRIENDLY, FUNCTIONAL KITCHEN

Are people still remodeling their kitchens just to improve the ability to sell their home within six months to a year? Currently, initiating

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AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO PURCHASING A REFRIGERATOR

AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO PURCHASING A REFRIGERATOR

A complete kitchen renovation not only encompasses cabinets, flooring, wallpaper, paint and even the addition of a window or skylight but also purchasing the right

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HOW TO CREATE A FENG SHUI KITCHEN

HOW TO CREATE A FENG SHUI KITCHEN

Feng shui is a kind of “energy” science developed in China and believed to be 3000 years old that asserts the existence of

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TRENDS IN KITCHEN MAKOVERS

TRENDS IN KITCHEN MAKOVERS

After many years of holding back on investing in the home, many homeowners are coming out of the shadows and are finally getting

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TYPES OF KITCHEN CABINETS

TYPES OF KITCHEN CABINETS

Purchasing cabinetry for a kitchen can and should be a major decision on the part of a homeowner. Cabinetry takes up a major

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WHAT DOES KITCHEN COLOR MEAN?

WHAT DOES KITCHEN COLOR MEAN?

For many people, the kitchen plays multiple important roles in the life of the family. The luxury kitchen is more than just a

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GOING GREEN: ECO-FRIENDLY TRENDS IN KITCHEN DESIGN

GOING GREEN: ECO-FRIENDLY TRENDS IN KITCHEN DESIGN

As many people know, in recent years, the green movement – a motion to embody practices that help, not hinder, the environment –

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HOW TO ADD BEAUTY AND VALUE TO YOUR NEW KITCHEN

HOW TO ADD BEAUTY AND VALUE TO YOUR NEW KITCHEN

Kitchen flooring options today range from traditional linoleum to “floating” or laminate flooring to the trending, exotic hardwood floors composed of yellow pine

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KITCHEN LAYOUTS FOR EVERY LIFESTYLE

KITCHEN LAYOUTS FOR EVERY LIFESTYLE

The one-wall or “Pullman kitchen” is ideal for loft or studio spaces because it maximizes a minimal amount of space while providing functional

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WANT TO RENOVATE YOUR KITCHEN BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN

WANT TO RENOVATE YOUR KITCHEN BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN

Your kitchen desperately needs a makeover. In fact, you are having nightmares about strangers barging into your home and telling you in no

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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A KITCHEN RENOVATION

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A KITCHEN RENOVATION

Here’s the scoop: if you don’t want to know what really happens during a complete kitchen renovation, stop reading. But… if you want

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CHOICES IN KITCHEN FLOORING

CHOICES IN KITCHEN FLOORING

The days of linoleum tiling being the only choice for luxury kitchens have long past. Today’s homeowners are embracing a wide range of

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KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS

KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS

The material that is used to construct the kitchen countertops has a huge impact on the overall look and feel of the space.

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CUSTOM KITCHEN CABINETRY

CUSTOM KITCHEN CABINETRY

Although a great deal happens in the affluent kitchen, the look and feel of the space is not often defined by what is

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PLANNING A SUCCESSFUL KITCHEN OVERHAUL

PLANNING A SUCCESSFUL KITCHEN OVERHAUL

In many ways, the contemporary luxury kitchen sets the tone for the entire home. Particularly with the recent popularity of open floor plans,

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF KITCHEN FURNITURE

DIFFERENT TYPES OF KITCHEN FURNITURE

After choosing appliances for your newly renovated kitchen, you will now have to decide what kind of kitchen furniture you want decorating your

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT KITCHEN APPLIANCES

CHOOSING THE RIGHT KITCHEN APPLIANCES

Kitchen appliances not only represent a big financial investment but also an investment in the functionality, appearance, and comfort provided by your kitchen.

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST KITCHEN TILE FOR YOUR KITCHEN

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST KITCHEN TILE FOR YOUR KITCHEN

Kitchen tile should be able to withstand years of being stood upon, stomped on, scuffed, scraped and, if kids are involved, the brute

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WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A KITCHEN DESIGNER

WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A KITCHEN DESIGNER

Why should you not hire a high-end kitchen designer? Unless you already know about material choices, contractual agreements, schematics, electrical and plumbing configuration,

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TRENDS IN KITCHEN RENOVATION

TRENDS IN KITCHEN RENOVATION

For many families, a kitchen remodel can do a great deal toward the pleasure and efficiency found in the kitchen. Many kitchens are

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KITCHEN LIGHTING

KITCHEN LIGHTING

Lighting has a dramatic effect on how one feels and behaves in a particular space. Never so important is functionality with lighting as

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THE KITCHEN FLOOR

THE KITCHEN FLOOR

In many homes, the kitchen is the epicenter – the beating heart of the house. In homeowner’s modern, transitional or traditional luxury kitchens

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KITCHEN ISLAND CONSIDERATIONS

KITCHEN ISLAND CONSIDERATIONS

When it comes to modern high-end kitchen renovation, the kitchen island is a near must. Almost all new designs include a modern kitchen

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CURRENT TRENDS IN MODERN KITCHEN DESIGN

CURRENT TRENDS IN MODERN KITCHEN DESIGN

Modern kitchen style trends change just as quickly as trends in the fashion world. Currently, high-end kitchen designers and showrooms are reporting a definite eagerness

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DESIGNING THE ULTIMATE U-SHAPED KITCHEN

DESIGNING THE ULTIMATE U-SHAPED KITCHEN

Kitchens referred to as “U-shaped” are recognized by incorporating a workspace that is surrounded by three adjoining walls that create a space roughly

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EUROPEAN KITCHEN DESIGNERS

EUROPEAN KITCHEN DESIGNERS

If you are looking for the most provocative and contemporary kitchen designs, look no further than the styles and materials created by European kitchen

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THE RETURN OF THE GALLEY KITCHEN

THE RETURN OF THE GALLEY KITCHEN

Although the galley kitchen is not currently trending as one of the most popular luxury kitchen layouts, it continues to represent an excellent

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BACKSPLASH IN THE KITCHEN

BACKSPLASH IN THE KITCHEN

Backsplash has become increasingly popular in modern high-end kitchen designs, and for good reason. Backsplash allows for creativity and artful design. It is

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COLOR CHOICES FOR KITCHEN CABINETS

COLOR CHOICES FOR KITCHEN CABINETS

It has long been a belief amongst designers and homeowners alike that luxury kitchen cabinetry largely defines the tone and overall look of the

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KITCHEN REMODELING TRENDS

KITCHEN REMODELING TRENDS

When it comes to home improvement and remodeling projects, no room is more commonly worked on than the kitchen. As homeowners know, their

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WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING KITCHEN CABINETS

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING KITCHEN CABINETS

Cabinets, which are one of the most defining characteristics of a kitchen, can be considered the most important aspect of any kitchen redesign

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OPEN FLOOR PLAN KITCHENS

OPEN FLOOR PLAN KITCHENS

Modern and contemporary kitchen designs are increasingly embracing open kitchen plans. Whereas at one time it was popular to have a kitchen that was separate

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CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN CABINETRY

CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN CABINETRY

The functionality and appearance of the kitchen greatly impact the value of a home. In fact, a kitchen update or redesign is one

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MODERN KITCHEN STYLES

MODERN KITCHEN STYLES

Modern kitchens are often characterized by the use of glass, wood, steel, laminates, plastic, and granite. Depending on the style of your home, a

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TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN DESIGN

TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN DESIGN

Contemporary kitchen design has never been as popular as it is at the present. Therefore, many trends are emerging within the realm of contemporary

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CUSTOMER REVIEW

“I have nothing but high praise of the quality of
work that Modiani Kitchen offers to its customers.”

Jae K. - March 2019

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