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It's Worth It!

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

Accept Authentic

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5 WAYS TO BORROW IDEAS FROM PROFESSIONAL KITCHENS

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

5 WAYS TO BORROW IDEAS FROM PROFESSIONAL KITCHENS

Restaurant kitchen designs feature both efficiency and safety, so why not take some of their tricks home to your own kitchen?  Here are a few ways to infuse your space with some industrial convenience, without creating a sterile and industrial feel.

1- WORK ZONES

Commercial kitchens are intentionally planned for accident-free traffic, and creating a kitchen with work zones, surrounded by space for easy movement will allow you and your family to enjoy cooking together safely.

2- OPEN SHELVING

Open shelves make it easy to grab and go, and are great for families.  Cupboard doors and drawers attract sticky messes, so an open shelving system is easier to clean.

3- STAINLESS STEEL

Stainless steel surfaces are popular in commercial kitchens for good reason.  Not only can they take boiling hot pots and pans straight from the cook-top or oven, but they are also incredibly hygienic and almost indestructible.

4- DISPOSAL HOLES

Most restaurant kitchens have disposal holes with trash receptacles beneath so that food scraps can be easily swept straight into the trash.  This prevents bacteria from accumulating on the top of a trash can lid, and is highly convenient if you can spare the counter space.

5- COMMERCIAL FLOORING

It’s important for commercial kitchens to invest in nonslip, easy to clean flooring, and domestic kitchens have begun to follow suit.  Popular flooring choices like cork and linoleum not only provide a nonslip, easy to clean surface, but they also are easier on your feet than tile or hardwood.

With kitchen inspiration abounding on spaces used on the Food Network and popular cooking shows, you're certain to find something perfect for your kitchen and family.

Wealth

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

Good Vibes

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

THE SURPRISING BENEFITS OF COPPER

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

THE SURPRISING BENEFITS OF COPPER

Have you noticed the gorgeous sheen of copper popping up in Home and Garden magazines, design blogs, and interior decorating shows over the past year?  Yes, copper has become a popular and trendy decorating feature, but there’s more to using copper in your home than meets the eye.

Although we have a plethora of materials and textures available to us when it comes to decorating and designing our homes, copper is the only one with the ability to ward off bacteria.  According to Applied and Environmental Microbiology, the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world, copper surfaces kill bacterial microbes on contact.  Today, scientists and researchers are studying the impact that this quality could have on hospitals and medical facilities, but homeowners need not wait to embrace the benefits of this stylish material in their own homes.

Copper can be integrated into a home in several ways, including backsplashes, accent walls, and fireplace features.  This eye catching element brings warm tones to any space, but if you’re looking for the best way to take advantage of its antimicrobial benefits, focus on the kitchen and bathroom.  Install copper hardware on door and cabinet handles, faucets, sinks, countertops and railings to prevent the spread of germs throughout your home.  

Not only will the anesthetically pleasing sheen of copper throughout your home lift your spirits, but it could also make your home and your family healthier!

Be Encouraging

by Vicki Graham, #1 Properties, Vicki@GrahamHouse.com

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6106 Yellowstone Rd.
Cheyenne WY 82009
(307) 631-6884
307-773-8454