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17 Apr

Sometimes working in our showroom feels like playing dress up with your home . . . we like to mix and match with the seemingly endless variety of cabinet styles, countertop colors, tile options and other finishes that make a kitchen or bath complete. Right now, we are currently very inspired by the Vintage Collection of finishes available through one [...]

09 Apr

St. Louis Kitchen Mood Board

This week, our mood board is inspired by this beautiful kitchen transformation from Avenue B Development in Austin, Texas. Simple, elegant, and just plain gorgeous this kitchen strikes us as the perfect palette for cooking and entertaining.   With its gray cabinetry, light and airy countertops, and curvy, white Moroccan tile, this kitchen feels timeless and would look equally at [...]

07 Apr

Affordable KB Kitchen & Bath Sale

Great news on this dreary Monday, St. Louis! This weekend we are having a HUGE KITCHEN & BATH SALE!     Tons of savings to be had so you can get started on those spring kitchen & bath projects. Just some of the highlights of the sale include:   10% off cabinetry for your kitchen or bath Free delivery on [...]

04 Apr

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Whether you’re vegan or not, the recipes from Isa Moskowitz of the Post Punk Kitchen are almost universally delicious and usually quite easy. The Ancho Lentil Tacos check both those boxes and we’re excited to share this recipe on the blog today. No slaving over the stove or complaints from your family on this one. It’s quick, easy, healthy and [...]

02 Apr

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Last week on the blog, we shared a modern and tranquil bathroom mood board. Judging by this week’s mood board, I guess we’re still dreaming of the peaceful vibes that only clean lines and simple, modern design can bring to a space. When we first saw this clean and modern kitchen on Remodelista (one of our favorite blogs), we suddenly [...]

01 Apr

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We love the St. Charles Home Show! You can just smell the home improvement in the air! Whether you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen or bath, updating a few items around your home, or want to spruce up your landscaping . . . everything you need for your home will be there (including us!). Hope to see you there!  

31 Mar

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Here at Affordable Kitchens & Baths, we love putting the finishing touches on our kitchen designs, particularly selecting the perfect lighting to pull together the overall style of each kitchen. One of our favorite sources for lighting is Rejuvenation. Their selection is vast, varied and very, very fun.   Here are just some of their chandeliers and pendants we would [...]

26 Mar

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It’s mid-week and, if you’re anything like us, you’re craving some R&R. Nothing says rest & relaxation more than this serene, spa-like bathroom we found on HOUZZ. Doesn’t this bathroom make you feel like you’re on vacation? We definitely want to go to there, but right now, the closest we will get is this mood board inspired by this calming, [...]

21 Mar

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WARNING: The following recipe is highly addictive . . .   We first made Sweet Treats & More’s recipe for Baked Blue Cheese & Cheddar Sweet Potato Rounds for a Super Bowl party. As a slightly more healthy, more nutrient-packed (courtesy of the sweet potatoes) version of your typical nacho, they were the hit of the party. SO. GOOD.   [...]

19 Mar

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A couple weeks ago on the blog, we shared some of the kitchens we’re currently drooling over., including this impeccable specimen of kitchen we found on MarthaStewart.com:     We thought we’d take the inspiration this kitchen gives us and create a mood board with products available here at Affordable. That’s right, you could recreate this kitchen with us a [...]

14 Mar

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We try our best to share healthy, family-friendly recipes here on the Affordable KB blog (as evidenced here & here), but we believe in indulging every now and then (as evidenced here and here). This recipe for Chicken Parmesan collides health and indulgence is such an incredible and foolproof way, that we can’t believe we’ve gone this long without sharing [...]

12 Mar

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In our opinion, tile is to a kitchen as shoes are to an outfit . . . they bring it all together and truly complete the look. For this inspiration board, the tile is what started it all. I mean . . . THAT. TILE. Awesome, right? Maple Cabinetry in Acorn with a Mocha Glaze, Shiloh Cabinetry Quartz Countertop in [...]

03 Mar

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The title says it all. We’ll let the pictures do the talking . . .                

28 Feb

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It’s official. This is the last chicken recipe you will ever need. The “Braised Chicken with Green Olives & Lemon” from Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Good is crispy, flavorful, falling off the bone, juicy, healthy . . . all the things you hope for when you make chicken or order it in a restaurant. Aaaaand . . . it’s easy [...]

26 Feb

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The installation is still in progress (we’re adding a mirror to break up all that tile), but we couldn’t wait to our showroom’s new bath display!     This small display is hitting several trends simultaneously:   Floating vanity Grey cabinetry vertical tile pattern tone-on-tone        

24 Feb

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Last week, we shared this gorgeous kitchen remodel, and today we’re excited to share the results of the master bath renovation for the same client. After going more rustic and elegant country in the kitchen, the client opted for a simpler, yet refined master bath made for relaxing and pampering. We love the beautiful tub, glam chandelier and large glass-walled [...]

21 Feb

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We discovered this to-die-for recipe for Paprika Parsnip Fries last week and have made them three times (and counting!) since then. On her blog, A House in the Hills, Sarah Yates often concocts all sorts of wonderfully healthy (often vegan) dishes that beg the question, “Shouldn’t something this delicious be bad for me?” But they’re not, so we just eat [...]

19 Feb

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We weren’t able to make it to Las Vegas for the 2014 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) last month, but luckily, what happens at KBIS doesn’t stay at KBIS. We followed the show closely via various social media outlets and saw lots of cool new products and innovations. Here are just a few of our favorite new products or [...]

17 Feb

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We are very enamored with this kitchen remodel, very enamored indeed.   We can’t decide what’s doing it for us more . . . the giant wood island, the rustic hickory cabinetry, the open shelving flanking the kitchen sink, or the contrast of the wood countertop on the island with the marble-esque Cambria countertop in the rest of the kitchen. [...]

14 Feb

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Hello! After a bit of an extended break from the blog . . . we’re back! And we couldn’t think of a better way to ease back into blogging than with a delicious (and healthy) recipe. We’ve made this Crunchy Peanut Thai Salad several times over the last month or so, and are yet to tire from it. With tons of [...]

20 Dec

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In the days leading up to Christmas, who has time to do non-holiday-related cooking? A lot of us default to take-out or unhealthy fast food to feed our families this time of year. Or, when we’re not eating on the go, we’re indulging at holiday parties, sooooo . . . we thought we’d share a quick, easy, and very healthy [...]

17 Dec

NATALIE Designer — Affordable Kitchens, Baths and Appliances     Why did you become a designer?    Kitchen design combines everything that I love . . . creativity, puzzles, problem solving, math, helping people/families, etc. Plus I enjoy cooking/baking with my kids and having family gatherings in my kitchen.  I want everyone to have a space they want to spend [...]

13 Dec

Tuesday on the blog, we discussed decorating your kitchen for the holidays. Kitchens are often overlooked when we deck the rest of our halls, but one room that’s probably even more overlooked is the bathroom. Not wanting to leave any halls un-decked this holiday season, we searched for inspiration for how to give our baths (both hall and master) a [...]

11 Dec

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LORI Designer – Affordable Kitchens, Baths and Appliances Lori has been designing and transforming kitchens and baths for several years. If you like her style, come visit her at Affordable and she can help you with your kitchen or bath remodel or new construction. Remember . . . we offer free design and estimates!   How would you describe your [...]

10 Dec

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Do you decorate your kitchen for Christmas? We’ve noticed that kitchens are often overlooked when we deck our halls. Maybe we don’t want the decor to get in the way of our high-traffic areas or with our coffee makers, mixers and other appliances and utentils, may we feel we don’t have enough room? We decided we wanted to make our [...]

06 Dec

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This Thanksgiving the most memorable (non dessert) dish at our table was hands down the Brussels sprouts. We loved them so much that we’ve already made them since! Besides being a crowd pleaser, this dish is so easy to make. It’s the perfect weeknight side dish.   This recipe is also pretty healthy and light, but if you want to [...]

05 Dec

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Robin Callier Adreon Showroom Manager – Affordable Kitchens, Baths and Appliances Robin grew up in the kitchen and bath remodeling business and has been designing and transforming kitchens and baths for 6 years. If you have any questions about Affordable, your own kitchen or bath remodel, appliances, etc. give Robin a call or stop in our showroom for a visit! [...]

03 Dec

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Today’s blog is the first in our series: Our Christmas Gift Guide. With 22 days and counting left in this shopping season, we thought it would be fun (and helpful) to share some of the things we’d love to find under the tree this Christmas.   To start? Our favorite design books! If you or someone in your life is [...]

02 Dec

Great news! We had so much fun at our Small Business Saturday Sale that we’ve decided to turn this week into “Small Business Week” and keep the store wide sale going ALL WEEK LONG! Tis the seasons for giving, right? Who wouldn’t want a new kitchen or bath for Christmas? Although, that may be a bit tricky to fit under [...]

27 Nov

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Yes, this is a tad last minute, but we’ve been so busy planning for our Small Business Saturday Sale, that Thanksgiving crept up on us! Thanksgiving is all about the food and friends and family, so we like to keep the decor fairly simple, but of course, we’ve spent a bit of time on the web browsing how others decorate [...]

26 Nov

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  Black what day, now? This Friday, we recommend you spend your day munching on leftovers and enjoying quality time with your family by the fire. Then . . . wake up early on Saturday and shop local! Small Business Saturday® is this Saturday, November 30th! Affordable Kitchens & Baths is one of 27 million small business that make up [...]

22 Nov

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This year, for the first time in any of our lifetimes, Thanksgiving and the first night of Channukah occur on the same day, making Thursday, November 28, 2013 . . . Thanksgivukkah! According to our sources, this won’t occur for another 70,000 years! So, in the week before this MAJOR holiday, we thought we’d share a simple recipe for one [...]

21 Nov

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As the weather turns colder and the days shorter, doesn’t soaking in a warm bath with a glass of wine sound like just the best thing? Currently, our Pinterest boards are bursting with inviting, serene and spa-like bathrooms that say “RELAX” even better than Frankie Goes to Hollywood. We thought we’d share some of the master bathrooms we’ve been daydreaming [...]

18 Nov

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  It’s a new week, and here at Affordable Kitchens, Baths and Appliances, that means a new sale! This week we’re offering 25% off any in-stock vanity top with purchase of any in-stock vanity cabinet. Whether you’re renovating a powder room or a master bath, we stock 24″, 30″, 36″ 42″ and 48-inch vanities, so stop by and check out [...]

15 Nov

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Do you want to wow the fam with your baking prowess this Thanksgiving? If your answer is yes, then keep reading . . .   There will be plenty of pumpkin, pecan and fruit pies at the dessert table this holiday season (Thanksgiving and the first night of Hannukah fall on the same day this year, so it’s double the [...]

14 Nov

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We are obsessed with the idea of creating a home office out of a closet. OB. SESSED. Instead of using an entire bedroom or hiding your home office in the cold, dark basement . . .   Build out a closet with: One or two base cabinets A couple uppers or open shelving A slab of 2cm granite or quartz [...]

13 Nov

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HEATHER S. Affordable Kitchens, Baths & Appliances What’s your favorite part about your job? No two kitchens, bathrooms or clients are the same. Every job has its own challenges and solutions. Being able to create a new environment for someone that makes their everyday life easier is definitely my favorite part of the job.   What’s your biggest piece of [...]

12 Nov

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  Each week at Affordable Kitchens, Baths & Appliances, we aim to make our already budget-friendly products even more easy on the bottom line—offering further discounts on some of our more popular items.   This week we’re offering 10% off our selection of 2cm granite! This has the potential to save you lots of moola on your kitchen remodel. Bring [...]

11 Nov

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To us Veteran’s Day is kind of like Earth Day . . . everyday should be Veteran’s Day. It’s so vital that we all show gratitude and acknowledge the sacrifice that millions of men and women have made. Today we’d like to use our little corner of the Internet to say thank you to veterans from all branches of the [...]

08 Nov

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As the days get shorter, the weather turns colder and our nesting instincts kick in we find ourselves spending more time in the kitchen. The flavors of fall are so much fun to play with. Apples, pumpkins, and brussels sprouts are definitely trending right now. But in our opinion, pears are the unsung heroes of fall. Poached, baked, sliced, what [...]

07 Nov

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We’re pretty into recipe swapping here at Affordable. Each Friday on the blog we bring you one of our many tried & true favs (see here and here for a couple of our most beloved dishes) and our Pinterest page is brimming with recipes we recommend or are dying to try.   It’s our business to help home cooks create [...]

06 Nov

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KELLY Designer – Affordable Kitchens, Baths and Appliances Kelly has been designing and transforming kitchens and baths for over 7 years. If you like her style, come visit her at Affordable and she can help you with your kitchen or bath remodel or new construction. Remember . . . we offer free design and estimates!   What’s your favorite part [...]

05 Nov

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Here at Affordable, we love creating highly functional and accessible kitchens for our customers. One function all effecient kitchens must have is an eat-in area or breakfast bar. Of course, every great breakfast bar or island needs a great barstool. We did a little bit of shopping and found some stylish barstools and/or counter stools that we’d be happy to [...]

01 Nov

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Two words describe this side dish from Mario Batali’s cookbook, Molto Gusto: De. Lish. Oh, just thought of two more words: Easy. Peasy. Yes, those may not be real words, but the praise you will receive when you make this recipe for Cauliflower with Olives will be very, very real.   You can make this dish ahead of time, the [...]

31 Oct

Not long ago, a wise sage begged the question, “What does the fox say?” Well, we’re so nuts over the woodland creature-inspired decor we’re seeing all over stores, that we’re more likely to ask, “Where should this ceramic fox go?” From foxes to squirrels to owls (remember this vintage brass owl from this kitchen renovation?), a woodsy trend is sweeping [...]

29 Oct

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We are definitely going for the gold here at Affordable Kitchens & Baths. No, not THAT kind of gold accessory . . . we’re talking golden tabletop accessories that are popping up at all our favorite retailers. It’s not 14 karat jewels that are setting our hearts aflutter these days, but usually faux, modern, whimsical and sometimes ironic uses of [...]

28 Oct

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If you’re in the St. Louis-area and are remodeling a bathroom, this is the week to visit Affordable Kitchens & Baths. If you purchase an in-stock vanity cabinet you will receive 25% off any of our in-stock vanity tops. We stock granite and cultured marble countertops in a variety of colors and sizes (including double vanities!), so you can mix and [...]

25 Oct

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  Reading this and other recipes we’ve featured on our blog, you may have gathered that we have quite a sweet tooth here at Affordable Kitchens & Baths. We’ve set a personal goal to feature more savory dishes, but tis’ the season for pumpkin, and this recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies was far to delicious to pass up. Really, [...]

24 Oct

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Here at Affordable Kitchens & Baths, we while away a many an hour combing the internet and magazines for inspiring kitchens and baths. It was in one such hour of inspiration that we came across this BEA-U-TI-FUL specimen of a kitchen from TerraCotta Properties in New Jersey and Georgia. We’ve never met the folks at TerraCotta Properties, but judging by [...]