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This issue of the Dimension Design-Build-Remodel e-newsletter includes information on…

  • 2023 Kitchen Trends
  • Healthy Home Tips
  • Feature Projects
  • Client Feedback
  • Company Accolades
  • Following us on Social Media
  • Project Manager Opening
  • Halloween Recipe

How can we help you to improve your home and create spaces that best serve your needs? Contact us at 262-402-6602 or complete our contact form to start the process of enhancing your space.

Kitchen Trends 2023

The Best Ways to Upgrade an Outdated Kitchen

It isn’t just the style that becomes outdated in a kitchen; the layout, functionality, and energy and water usage are also important parts of a kitchen update. At Dimension Design-Build-Remodel, Inc., we’re always observing changes in the kitchen design industry. Features that increase convenience, efficiency, and style are all on our list of kitchen trends for 2023.

“There are so many options, so much variety in kitchen remodels. The possibilities for your dream kitchen are endless,” said David Kallie, CR, CAPS, Dimension’s president and CEO. “We take your budget into account, and as a design-build team, we work toward making that dream possible.”

Quartz Countertops

Homeowners have a variety of countertop material and color options, but quartz continues to grow in popularity above all others. Dimension Design-Build-Remodel has recommended quartz for years because it is easier to customize and trim, easier to maintain, and longer lasting.

Modern Metals

Your kitchen remodel will be a good time to update the metals you choose for drawer pulls, lighting fixtures, the range hood, and more. Instead of traditional chrome, homeowners have growing interest in copper, brushed gold, and matte aluminum.

Muted Colors & Dark Wood

Colors are a personal choice, affected by the style of the home and the owner’s tastes. However, whites, grays, and beiges have been a noticeably popular trend in the past couple years. This is beginning to change. “We’re seeing a shift away from white to muted, natural colors like sage green, stone blue, and dusty rose,” David said. As for kitchen flooring and cabinetry, look for an increase in natural wood in darker stains to trend in the coming year. “Will white cabinetry ever stop trending?” he asks. “Only time will tell.”

Backsplash Trends

Traditional backsplash choices like white subway tile and glass mosaic are becoming less popular, while unique tiles and textures are gaining momentum. “One of the more minimalist approaches appearing in new houses is the seamless look, where the countertop and backsplash are the same material and style,” David said.

Premium Energy Efficiency

Conserving energy will continue to trend indefinitely, both for saving the planet and saving money. “After HVAC, the water heater uses the most energy in the house,” said David. “Induction is the most energy-efficient way to cook.” Manufacturers are developing more induction cooking options each year, as well as more efficient refrigerators, which are the top energy users in kitchens.

Waste Less, Touch Less

The trends for touchless and water-saving faucets and appliances will only continue to grow in popularity. Touchless technology became more necessary than ever during the pandemic, and the trend is not slowing down. Dishwasher and faucet efficiency and performance improve each year, making their replacement a smart kitchen trend during major renovations.

Concealed Kitchen Design

The main purpose of concealed kitchen design is to reduce visual clutter by blending and hiding as much as possible. Customizable appliances that perfectly mimic the cabinetry are a trend that has been gaining speed for years. New in concealed kitchen design is the secret butler’s pantry for food prep near the dining area, hidden behind a matching cabinetry panel or a “sliding wall” door.

The Scullery

As the trend of open kitchens thrives, the historical scullery kitchen is quietly returning to homes. Like the butler’s pantry, the scullery is a room separate from the main kitchen, specifically for cleaning and storing dishes. Having a separate place to store the mess—and find peace and quiet during the cleaning—make this a popular upcoming kitchen design trend for those who entertain.

Kitchen trends will continue to evolve into 2023 and beyond, but a healthy home never goes out of style. Learn more about the best upgrade for an outdated home: a healthier living environment from Dimension Design-Build-Remodel.

Every kitchen is unique, as are the needs of its owners. What can be done with your kitchen space and remodeling budget? When you’re ready to find out, call Dimension Design-Build-Remodel at 262-402-6602 or complete our contact form to get started.

Feature Projects

The Dimension Design-Build-Remodel team has completed several projects over the last few months and we’re highlighting two in this issue.

The first is a Brookfield kitchen renovation where the homomers are still living in the home they purchased after getting married. Twenty years and five kids later, they needed a more spacious kitchen to better accommodate their large and active family. They also needed a space that functioned better for the large gatherings they often host with friends and extended family.

It was determined that removing the wall in between the dining room and kitchen to create a larger kitchen footprint and allow for increased social functionality of the entire first floor was the best solution. An open concept design was utilized throughout the space and a large island, that also features an informal eating area as well as a no seam quartz countertop, became the central hub of the home.

The kitchen also features new LVP flooring that extends into the adjacent laundry room and garage hall entry, ceramic tile backsplashes, new LED lighting, Countryside Cabinets, and more!

The second project, a Merton exterior and interior home remodeling project, where we aimed to achieve covert universal design. Our client desired a full exterior remodel to incorporate wheelchair accessibility from inside the home to the outside. This included a low slope concrete ramp and low threshold exterior doors to provide full mobility from inside to outside, allowing the client to fully enjoy the outdoors. Moreover, we replaced all exterior doors and windows as well as reframed all bedroom windows to feature lower sills, so anyone in a wheelchair could have unobstructed views to the exterior from the inside and further enhance their connection to the outdoor environment.

Based on the request of our client, our design team strategically created a floor plan that encompasses universal design by providing full wheelchair access from anywhere inside the house to the garage, back deck, front porch (both entrances) and driveway, without intentionally looking like universal design.

We also completely remodeled the front fireplace room to include a new insert fireplace and mantel, new can lighting, insulation, and drywall. We installed new hardwood flooring in the same space to match the rest of the home. We also installed new stained interior doors and trim and refinished all the existing wood floors throughout to give it a modern and unified look. All door hardware throughout was replaced with lever style handles and offset hinges were added to the bathroom doors to allow for easier access to the main bathroom.

Check out photos of these and other completed projects at our website Gallery.

Dimension Inc. Blog

What’s Even Better Than a Green Home? A Truly Healthy Home

Is your home a “healthy home”? The “Step Beyond Green to Healthy” initiative is a 501c3 nonprofit with two goals—to educate contractors about techniques and products that are needed for safer, healthier homes; and to work with the public to help them identify what is in their environment that may be affecting their health and learn ways to improve it.

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What Our Customers Say

We couldn't be happier with their work, from beginning to end. The most impressive part about Dimension Design is their professionalism and their attention to details.

We originally thought to drywall the whole basement, but Dimension suggested to divide the basement into two parts and leave the utility room as is, which would be a cheaper project but turned out to be perfect for our purposes.

Dave at Dimension is one of the best contractors a homeowner can wish for. He is knowledgeable and resourceful but not condescending at all. He puts out a design very personalized and yet always has an eye on functionality. The work is beautiful, and we greatly appreciate the fact that staff worked extra hours so that we can get our basement ready for a party.

We enjoyed our basement tremendously. We will use them again and recommend them to friends.

Michael and Ying

Congratulations to Us!

We are honored to announce that General Contractors Magazine has once again included Dimension Design-Build-Remodel as one of the 2022 Best General Contractors in Milwaukee!

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Dimension Seeks Project Manager

Dimension Design, Build, Remodel Inc. is growing quickly and seeking a project manager to join our design/build team!

If you are hardworking, self-motivated, detail oriented, and possess strong leadership and communication skills, you are the ideal candidate. You must enjoy working alongside the team and thrive in a team environment.

Click here for additional information regarding the opening. Submit your resume and cover letter to

Halloween Recipe

Caramel Apple S'mores


  • 8 marshmallows
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced and cored
  • 4 squares Hershey's chocolate
  • Warm caramel, for drizzling


  1. Toast marshmallows until golden.
  2. Sandwich s’mores: Top one apple slice with a Hershey’s square and two toasted marshmallows. Drizzle with caramel and top with a second apple slice.
  3. Repeat to make four apple s'mores.
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