There’s so much to celebrate this week! Independence Day, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776, and National Fried Chicken Day on July 6! Keep cool and enjoy cooking in the kitchen with your friends and family while you celebrate the holiday.
Quick Fact: Did you know that American fried chicken has its roots in the Southern United States, but Europeans have been eating fried chicken since the Middle Ages? During that time, cooks discovered that covering meat in flour and spices before cooking it helped seal in the flavor and made it easier to eat on the go.
For those who are looking for “healthier” fried chicken options, check out these recipes on Eating Well.
In the recent 2017 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, homeowners continue to spend their hard-earned money on renovating this most used room in the home. Nearly one in 10 homeowners spent more than $100K on a completed renovation, nationwide. The study found that a big benefit of a kitchen remodel is leading a healthier lifestyle due to cooking more meals at home. Check out the following healthy stats:
The study also highlighted the following design trends:
Expand and Open
Research shows that about 50 percent of people are opening their kitchens to nearby rooms and over30 percent are increasing the size of their kitchens.
Escape to the Islands and Stow Away the Goods
Recently trending in kitchen built-ins include installing pantry cabinets and islands, both of which occur in kitchen renovations about 40 percent of the time.
Finish the Transition
In previous years, the most popular kitchen style was transitional, a traditional kitchen with modern touches. In 2017, though, homeowners are shifting to a more contemporary feel.
Call in the Pros
A whopping 88 percent of homeowners are hiring professionals to update their kitchens.
Ready to connect with us? Wineteer Construction has three decades of experience as a general contractor, designer and remodeler. Our team of experts is sure to keep your projects “Planned Right. Priced Right. Done Right.”
Make sure your kitchen is ready for gathering a crowd and preparing a large home cooked recipe for your summertime festivities. Have a safe and fun Independence Day!