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  1. Make the Most of a Small Kitchen

    Make the Most of a Small Kitchen

    Just because you are living with a small kitchen, does not mean that it can’t be functional. There are plenty of things that can fit in a small kitchen space, you just have to be creative when placing them.

    • Extra countertops. A small kitchen might not necessarily have a vast amount of countertop space. You can add extra space via a pullout counter, that way you can use it when you need it and hide it when you do not.
    • Microwave. Yes, you can fit a microwave in a small kitchen. If you do not want to take up valuable counter space, consider placing it beneath the counters. You could also purchase a compact microwave to better fit in the space.
    • Tall shelving. If you are working with a small kitchen space, consider incorporating shelving units that go up to the ceiling. This will enable you to take full advantage of the space and have plenty of storage to keep your necessities.
    • Compact refrigeration. In a small kitchen, you might not want to decrease the amount of space with a full-size refrigerator. An alternative is to purchase a compact refrigerator to store your food and make the most of your space.
    • Eating space. There are a few options for eating spaces in a small kitchen. If you can fit a table opt for a small, circular table and rounded seats. If you do not have the space for a table, consider using some counter space and placing two stools underneath.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  2. Luxurious Kitchen Must-Haves

    Luxurious Kitchen Must-Haves

    Are you planning a dream kitchen remodel? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite, luxurious kitchen must-haves to inspire your remodel.

    • Counter-depth refrigerator. If you have received tailored, customized cabinetry, you will most likely want to opt for a counter-depth refrigerator. This will ensure that the lines you have created in your kitchen with custom cabinets are maintained and the sleek look you desire is attained.
    • Big sink. Typically, sinks run about 8 inches deep. If you would prefer a little extra space, purchasing a sink that is 10 inches deep and very wide makes a big difference. The extra depth enables you to keep some dishes in the sink that you do not feel like washing quite yet and prevents splash back when cleaning.
    • Drawer dishwasher. Using a drawer dishwasher will enable you to run a partial load. Plus, you can wash your most used items daily, while waiting for the other drawer to fill up.
    • Convection steam oven. Convection steam ovens are a great way to cook your food. It works by circulating the hot air to provide a more even cooking experience. Cooking with steam-ovens are actually better for you. The reason is they retain more moisture and vitamins than food that is baked/broiled.
    • Pro range. If you really want to give your kitchen the luxurious feel, definitely go for a pro range. You will turn your space into a chef grade kitchen.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  3. Dream Kitchen Tips

    Dream Kitchen Tips

    Remodeling your kitchen is very exciting. There are so many decisions to be made, some of which might cost a bit more than others. However, incorporating just one of these tips into your kitchen space will really transform the look and feel of your kitchen.

    • Proper lighting. Natural and artificial light is crucial in a kitchen. The last thing you will want to be doing is cooking in a dark kitchen. Consider replacing your lightbulbs with LEDs as they are energy efficient and have a long shelf-life.
    • Workstation on wheels. If you need more countertop space, consider investing in a workstation on wheels. It can double as a bar cart if you so choose or can store extra cooking supplies. Stainless steel stations are easy to clean. Butcher block workstations offer a rustic look.
    • Pot organization. How many times have you been left frustrated trying to find a specific pot? Organizing your pots and pans by hanging them from hooks is a great way to make the most of your space.
    • Coffee central. Designating a space in your kitchen to store all of your coffee and tea necessities will make you feel like you are staying in a hotel. Make it easy to access your mugs, to-go cups, coffee machine, and teas. You will thank yourself for this setup every morning.
    • Plenty of seating. As the kitchen is the gathering space of any home, having plenty of seating is essential. Utilizing a round table with a drop-leaf will accommodate extra guests.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  4. Kitchen Storage Zones

    Kitchen Storage Zones

    Planning your kitchen and determining the right amount of storage is crucial to a practical and visually appealing space. It is important to understand the kitchen storage zones as they will help your planning process.

    • Refrigerator storage central. One option for planning storage is utilizing the refrigerator space. The refrigerator is the starting point for most food preparation. Typically, we recommend placing your refrigerator near where you walk in with groceries. Adding a countertop near the refrigerator is a great spot to set your groceries down. Having easy access to your ingredients makes the cooking process go quicker. We recommend storing your mixing bowls and cooking utensils near this area.
    • Sink storage space. Another option for planning storage is near the sink. Ideally, the sink should be placed between the refrigerator and cooktop. Keep your trash and recycling bins nearby to make cleaning up meals more efficient. Near your sink, you should keep dishes, glasses, and dining utensils.
    • Range storage options. Finally, a great space for additional storage is near the range. Placing anything that is directly involved with the cooking process near the range is key towards an efficient workspace. Keep hot plates, potholders, oven mitts, and tools essential for dealing with hot items near the range. In addition, you will most likely be transferring cooked food to storage containers and serving dishes by the range, so keep those items nearby.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  5. Kitchen Organization Tips

    Kitchen Organization Tips

    Have you noticed your kitchen getting a bit messier than you would like it to be? Keeping your kitchen organized is key to removing clutter. Here are some organization tips to help you:

    • Remove everything from kitchen surfaces. The first step towards organizing your kitchen is removing everything from surfaces. Clean the countertops and before placing the items back, ask yourself if this is something you want to be displaying. If not, find another place for the item.
    • Hang a rack for mail. Commonly, the first place mail will hit is any open counter space. To get rid of that clutter, hang a rack for mail, magazines, and newspapers. Plan a date where you will sort through it, remove, and respond wherever necessary.
    • Clean out your fridge. When was the last time you looked through your fridge? Remove products that have expired and figure out a way to use the remaining food.
    • Keep the dishes clean. Get in the habit of cleaning the dishes every day. Keeping dishes clean and out of sight will make a huge difference in the look of your kitchen. Planning to have some cabinet space near the sink and dishwasher will make it easy to unload and keep the space clean.
    • Consider using glass doors. Swapping out your cabinet doors for glass will help provide motivation to keep them organized and clean.
    • Get rid of unused items. If you haven’t used something in your kitchen for a long time, donate it. It’ll help you get rid of clutter.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  6. Kitchen Workflow Concepts

    Kitchen Workflow Concepts

    Before placing and installing your kitchen appliances, keep the four concepts addressed below in mind - you may choose to move your initial placement ideas, in lieu of a more effective and useful configuration

    The Kitchen Triangle

    When you think about things you do in your kitchen, and which appliances are most critical to your life, you think about your sink, stove, and refrigerator. But for some homeowners, the list will include dishwashers, wall ovens, or microwaves. Plan to keep these three elements within close proximity to one another, preventing any obstacles in-between these fixtures that might hinder or disrupt the tasks that you perform in this space.

    Position of the Sink

    Most of the time spent in the kitchen is at the sink, washing dishes and prepping food. For this reason, it’s a good idea to position the sink in the spot with the best view and most convenience to the rest of the space. Sinks and counters work well near windows, which will provide the most pleasant view for visual intrigue.

    Keeping a Clear Path

    Even in the smallest kitchen spaces, there needs to be a clear path to guide traffic through the space. This not only keeps the cooking area out of the path and safe when people are present, it can also give the kitchen a more cohesive, slightly larger feeling.

    Consider Air Circulation

    Kitchen can easily become stuffy, humid places, and it is integral to think about how you will be ventilating the space. Range hoods provide an excellent way to quickly rid the room of foul smells, particularly if the room is devoid of natural air flow from windows. Be sure to consider the position of your range when planning to install a hood, as it may be necessary to install these on out-facing walls for venting purposes.

    Where you place your appliances in your kitchen is extremely important, and it may end up dictating the rest of the design configuration of the entire room. Keep your personal priorities in mind when creating a path through the space, and position your major appliances thoughtfully. This will help to best develop the most efficient and functional space possible.

    To learn more about the different kitchen appliances that Reno’s Appliance offers, visit our showroom today at 235 McLean Ave in Paterson.

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  7. Compact Kitchen Tips

    Compact Kitchen Tips

    Living in a small apartment or house requires you to be unique and creative when designing your space. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite tips for making a compact kitchen work.

    • Change cabinetry. Instead of using doors, swap your cabinets for drawers. This will provide maximum usability for your space. As an added bonus, drawers make it easier to find things.
    • Incorporate a breakfast bar. If your kitchen is too tiny for a table, consider adding a breakfast bar. It’s a great space to eat and doesn’t take up too much space.
    • Creatively place appliances and drawers. Compact kitchens might have a unique layout. In this case, you should creatively place appliances and drawers to take the most advantage of your space.
    • Install shelving for more storage. Play around with different storage options to find the best unit for your needs. If your space is small, consider using shelving that is open and lets light pass through.
    • Don’t use any hardware. Not using hardware doesn’t really save any extra space, however, it allows the overall look and aesthetic of your space to be visually appealing.
    • Select smaller appliances. Choosing smaller appliances will make the most of your space. There are many appliances that are designed for smaller spaces and they are still practical and useful.
    • Stretch your cabinets to the wall. Another great storage alternative for small kitchens is to incorporate cabinets that touch the ceiling. This will utilize all of the available space.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  8. 2017 Kitchen Trends

    2017 Kitchen Trends

    Are you thinking about renovating your kitchen? Before picking out appliances and finishes, you might want to take a look at what the kitchen trends are for 2017.

    More color. Although white kitchens have not decreased in popularity, a new trend for 2017 is colorful cabinetry. People will start incorporating navy, black, cream, and gray in their cabinets. This will provide a contrast between cabinets and islands that is very visually appealing.
    Expressing individual style. 2017 will also be a year where people take steps towards expressing their own style in their kitchens. Instead of following similar color patterns, people will personalize their space through their favorite colors and décor.
    Chic color pallet. In addition to adding more color in cabinetry, a chic color pallet will be applied to accessories, hardware, and backsplashes. People will be using deep, rich jewel tones to make their space pop.
    Updated cabinet design. While shaker style is still the most popular cabinet style, flat-panel designs are predicted to rise in popularity. Cabinets will become very modern with clean lines. The cabinet doors will be textured to provide detail.
    Color pops. Kitchens in 2017 will see color pops on small appliances. Dusty pink is popping up in appliances and will be on dish towels and kitchen curtains.
    Smart appliances. We are continuing to move towards a tech-driven world. Appliances are now able to be controlled via a smartphone while you are still at the office.
    Low-maintenance. When people are in the kitchen, they want the clean-up to be easy and quick. This will be evident in design choices for surfaces and floors.

    Reno’s Appliance was founded in 1951 as Reno’s Radio & TV. Since then, the shop has grown to become the one-stop home appliance source trusted by thousands. Reno’s sons continue to carry on the tradition set forth by their father and exhibit exceptional customer service. We have every home appliance you will possibly need. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection.

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  9. Guide to Ventless Dryers

    The typical dryer that everyone knows is the type that pulls air in, heats it to dry our clothes, and then discharges that air through a vent via an airtight hose. However, technology has given us other methods of dispersing the air that gets weighted down with moisture when we dry our laundry. Known as “Ventless Dryers”, there are two types to choose from; condensation and heat pump.

    These dryers don’t use a vent to discharge air, thus there is no need to install pipes and hoses, or cut holes through walls. This makes this type of dryer ideal for small areas and they can be placed nearly anywhere in your home that has sufficient electrical supply as they are powered by electricity.

    ·      Condensation Dryers. This system works similar to how a traditional dryer works, where cool and dry room air is pulled in, heated, and discharged in a closed path - creating heat to dry clothes. It is a recirculation system where cold water is used as a moisture condensing medium.

    ·      Heat-Pump Dryers. With this system air is made to go through a heat pump, condensing water vapor and then forwarding it into a drain pipe or collection chamber. It is then reheated to be used again on the clothes that are still damp. Compared to traditional or condensation dryers, the heat pump consumes much less energy.

    ·      Washer/Dryer Combo Drying Systems. Products with the most updated washing machine technology utilize the condensation-based drying system designed to function differently from that of the ordinary vented dryer, but used a system similar to the condenser types. Modern washer/dryer combos use cold water. The heated air is made cool as the water flows against its direction, with the moisture released with the water that was used to cool it.

    Care and Maintenance

    Like other types of dryers, ventless units still need to be constantly free of lint. Models that use a condensation tank may also require at least a once-a-month de-clogging to keep functionality at an optimum. Because they are ventless, a sufficient amount of air-flow must be present for the machine to operate at its best.

    To learn more about the different ovens that are available at Reno’s Appliance, visit our showroom at 235 McLean Ave in Paterson, NJ or visit us online at www.RenosAppliance.com.

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  10. Five Considerations When Choosing a Refrigerator

    Five Considerations When Choosing a Refrigerator

    *Updated September 13, 2017

    Other than the size of your family and lifestyle factors, here are a few other things to consider when thinking about a new refrigerator:

    1. Choose a Size. Take into consideration the amount of storage you will need. The average fridge for a family of four runs between 18 and 25 cubic feet. Young couples just starting out can usually make do with 18, but a large family should probably think larger. Of course, entertaining and hosting family get-togethers should come into play as well, or if there are any plans for an expanding family, that should be factored in as well.
    2. Pick a Style.
      • Side-by-Side. The freezer is along one side and the fridge along the other with the freezer about a third of the width. They have a modern look and have more space, but the shelves are typically quite narrow, making fitting some food difficult.
      • Bottom-mount. This model has become more and more popular, with the fridge section at the top and below a pullout freezer. This allows for the most used items - in the fridge - to be accessed easily.
      • Top-Freezer. This is your more classic fridge model, with the freezer on top for those who prefer keeping their frozen foods up high.
      • French Door. This is a current trend. They are very similar to bottom mount modes except that the doors open from the center, as a French door would. The freezer drawer is still below, and everything else is relatively the same.
    3. Pick Features. Basic features common to most all models include shelves, crisper drawer and door compartments, and if all you're looking for is somewhere to keep things cold, that's all you'll need.
    4. Environmental Concerns. The past 20 years have brought tremendous gains with respect to making home appliances more environmentally friendly and less costly to run. However, the refrigerator remains the most expensive kitchen appliance to operate. Watch for the Energy Star logo when making a purchase - some can save up to 40% over less energy efficient models.
    5. Select Your Brand. While there are many brands of refrigerators, there are only a few manufacturers; Sub-Zero and JennAir are two common Reno's Appliance brands.

    To learn more about the refrigerators at Reno's Appliance, visit our showroom or visit us online at www.RenosAppliance.com.

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