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Ask the Kitchen Guy Blog – Page 3 – DDS Design Services

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Shades Of Green Article In Remodeling Magazine

REASONABLY GREEN

Remodeler Jeff Kida’s approach to sustainable design is about being reasonable when it comes to price and helping clients make educated choices about which “green” products to use. “Any product that claims to be green … [it’s] subjective,” Kida says. “To some people there will never be a green enough product, service, or company.”

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Cabinetry Value and Demanding Consumers

Jeff Kida in his Ask The Kitchen Guy Blog addresses the issue of cabinet quality.

Jeff Kida is the owner of DDS Design Services, LLC and author of the Ask The Kitchen Guy blog. DDS Design Services is a Kitchen & Bath design firm and dealer that creates unique kitchen and baths for all budgets. DDS Design Services also features many green kitchen design options and Eco-friendly materials. They are also the home of the “Reasonably Green” kitchen.

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Remodeling for Someone With Severe Allergies – Revised

This article offers advice on remodeling for someone with severe allergies or sensitivity to materials.

Jeff Kida of DDS Design Services LLC, kitchen designer and creator of the “Ask The Kitchen Guy” blog is also known for the concept and design of the Reasonably Green Kitchen project in Villa Park Illinois. DDS Design Services specializes in green kitchen and bathroom design. Although located in the Chicago area, they have completed projects across the US.

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Counter Intelligence – Solid Surface and Other Eco-Friendly Materials

This article reviews the newer “Green” materials made from recycled paper or other materials. Specifically the “Green” products discussed today put environmental concerns first. In some cases they have been around the building materials industry for some time but only now are being modified and marketed for counter top. We also show pictures of some of these unique materials and new ideas for some older ones.

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Counter Intelligence – Quartz and Other Hard Surfaces

Jeff Kida in his Ask The Kitchen Guy blog gives his take on Quartz and Other Hard Surface counter tops. In this article Jeff discusses the pros and cons of Quartz and recycled glass counter tops including looks, maintenance, finishes and green or eco-friendly ratings.

Previous articles have reviewed green kitchen design, a “Reasonably Green Kitchen” and Jeff’s commandments for a successful kitchen project.

Hard Surfaces: This category includes granite, marble, quartz, recycled glass set in resin (similar to quartz), and recycled glass set in concrete. Hard surfaces are manufactured or sold in slabs. This part of our series on counter top materials will continue discussing Hard Surfaces – specifically Quartz, Recycled Glass Set in Resins, Recycled Glass Set in Concrete and Concrete.

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Counter Intelligence – Stone

Jeff Kida in his Ask The Kitchen Guy blog gives his take on Natural Stone Counter Tops. In this article Jeff discusses the pros and cons of Granite, Marble and Soapstone including looks, maintenance, finishes and green or eco-friendly ratings.

Previous articles have reviewed green kitchen design, a “Reasonably Green Kitchen” and Jeff’s commandments for a successful kitchen project.

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Do I Update or Totally Remodel My Kitchen?

Do I Update or Totally Remodel My Kitchen? There are several factors you must consider in this situation. Will the room be up to code when finished? How is it going to function and look if you update? Will it have the features and look a totally new kitchen will have? What do comparable kitchens in your area look like and how are they equipped? Look towards the future, when it comes time to sell will the kitchen be an asset or a liability. Should you seek the advice of a professional?

Written by Jeff Kida, past articles cover topics related to Green Kitchen Design and other eco friendly options as well as how to plan and budget a kitchen remodeling project.

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To provide our client with the best materials in the greater Chicago area we partnered with the Vista, Kith, and Vantage Cabinetry from KraftMaid.