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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 […]

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Past Basket Founder, Linda McFadden, Featured on Vintage Housewares Style Blog

Our very own Linda McFadden, founder of Past Basket, was featured in a beautiful photo essay article, “The Elegant Entrepreneur From Estonia”, on The Bubble Joy with Mithra Ballesteros. Not only did Linda create a knockout tablescape on the beach at the McFadden’s Lake Michigan Home, author Mithra dipped into what makes Linda, Linda. “Linda believes in relaxed entertaining. Her […]

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Bespoke Kitchen in Geneva, IL – Dark, not stark proves popular

White has persistently dominated the kitchen design scene, but the stark hue is not always for everybody. Mitchell Parker, home design journalist and Editor on Houzz, featured three kitchens in his recent article, How Dark Can Your Kitchen Go?, including a Geneva, Illinois, project by the PB Kitchen Design Team. Senior Designer, Dave McFadden, turned the homeowner’s modest square footage […]

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4 things to consider after watching renovation shows

The list of rehab shows is endless. On one hand, clients can become more familiar with products and styles. However, such programming can also present some challenges. Designers need to reconcile the reality of budgets and timing with what clients see in a one-hour start to finish made-for-TV home renovation. Here are four tips on what to consider and expect […]

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Kitchen Camouflage: Integrated Refrigeration

There is an appliance for everybody no matter what your needs in the kitchen, but many are drawn to a cohesive layout in terms of fluidity with custom cabinetry. Sub-Zero and Wolf has been a leader in residential kitchen appliances since 1945. Known for bringing state-of-the-art tools to domestic kitchens, the Wisconsin-based company is still impressing designers and homeowners alike […]

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Kitchen Swatch: Sweet French Arabesque in Aurora, Illinois

PB Kitchen Design swatches are created to help you find color schemes within your day to inspire your next kitchen design and remodeling project. Project details:Very French in Aurora, Illinois. Get inspired with more Kitchen Swatches! PB Kitchen Design (a division of Past Basket Inc.) is a Geneva, Illinois, based kitchen design firm. Delighting clients throughout Chicagoland by applying innovative […]

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LED Lighting in Kitchen and Home Remodeling

Allan Phillips, Lighting & Home Automation Specialist and Houzz Contributor in Brisbane, Australia, has seen the evolution of lighting over the years. In his recent article, 8 Things You Never Knew About New Lighting Technology, Phillips talks about elements of modern lighting design that you may not realize existed, and how our PB Kitchen Design project in Naperville, Illinois, fits […]