White Traditional Kitchen in Wheaton, Illinois

This kitchen for a family of five in Wheaton, IL combines the amenities of a high tech kitchen with all the warmth and storage to meet their daily needs. This space has clearly defined areas, which all blend seamlessly together. Open for entertaining, yet perfect for small family gatherings, this bright white kitchen provides a welcoming hub for this home. […]

Fox Valley Kitchen Walk – May 19, 2018

The Fox Valley Kitchen Walk is presented by PB Kitchen Design of Geneva, IL. Our highly anticipated event is back after a four-year hiatus. 100% of all ticket sales, online donations, and auction proceeds from the event will benefit Fox Valley Food for Health, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. After touring five unique PBKD kitchens in Geneva, St. Charles […]

Dan McFadden, of PB Kitchen Design Named President of Chicago Midwest Chapter of NKBA

Dan McFadden of PB Kitchen Design has been named President of Chicago Midwest Chapter of National Kitchen and Bath Association. His two year term began January 1, 2018. Dan’s previous tenure as VP-Programs provided great experience and insight for taking on this new commitment within NKBA. NKBA is a not-for-profit trade association that represents the kitchen and bath industry. It […]

What’s Cookin’ in Your Kitchen? Granite – A Stone Cold Solid Choice For Your Kitchen Counters with Kayte Becker, Architectural & Design Sales Representative – Chicago, Levantina USA

  In our series What’s Cookin’ in Your Kitchen? we have been impressed and inspired by the chefs and farmers interviewed this past year. Expanding upon this trend, for the new year, we have included kitchen industry experts and looked to Kayte Becker, A&D-Rep for Levantina’s Chicago Stone Center, to provide her insight and experience for our series. Levantina The […]

Arts and crafts styled kitchen in Wheaton Illinois paired with asian themed tea image.

Quarter Sawn Oak Makes The Cut

Quarter Sawn Oak has a rich history in American furniture and cabinet making. Catalog companies such as Sears and Montgomery Ward sold and distributed the first “American Style” of furniture to the masses beginning in the late 19th century. However, the affordability, usefulness, and generous supply of Flat Cut Oak (also known as Plain Sawn or Flat Sawn) has led […]

Sous Vide Cooking PB Kitchen Design Chicago IL

Sous vide: The next hot tool for home chefs

The idea of reasonably breezing through dinner preparation seems like a pipe dream at times, unless you want to feed your family something of the frozen or “drive through” variety. Sous vide (pronounced sue-veed) is a technique that professional kitchens have been utilizing for years. Ever wonder how a chef can provide evenly cooked main courses in a snap when […]

Trend Report: Open Shelving

On the fence about open shelving? If you flip through any lifestyle magazine lately, open shelving abounds in kitchen design, mirroring an old world-esque kitchen of our ancestors where the kitchen served much more as function than fancy. Plates, pots, and bowls were always at the ready, displayed front and center for convenience. Many homeowners today cringe at the thought […]

Large family friendly kitchen in St. Charles Illinois PB Kitchen Design Geneva IL

A family-sized chef’s kitchen in St. Charles, Illinois

The layout can make or break a kitchen design when it comes to establishing a hospitable vibe and maintaining high function. This existing kitchen, while sufficient in size and counter space, was not conducive to the amount of activity that happened regularly in this energetic family. A considerable amount of time socializing and cooking was always happening, and the PB […]