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A Mid-Century Modern Escape

A Mid-Century Modern Escape This home, designed by CKF Designers Tricia and Janel and constructed by Tackett Company, is the definition of a dream home, with mid-century modern elegance and thoughtful, curated design that will have you thinking about this home for days. From the beautiful kitchen to the breathtaking primary bath, this home was […]

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Top 5 Trends from KBIS 2024

Top 5 Trends from KBIS 2024 This year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, also known as KBIS, was held in fabulous Las Vegas and showcased the newest design trends for 2024. The booths were bigger, better, and more imaginative than ever before, making our list of top trends for this year one to remember. So, […]

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CKF x Cosentino: Rock Masters

CKF is a Cosentino Rock Master Since the beginning of CKF and Cosentino’s partnership in 2021, CKF has been able to provide a wide array of countertop materials and designs to customers, including brands such as Silestone, Dekton, and Sensa. Over the years, this partnership has grown, and we’re excited to announce that CKF has […]

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Compelling Uses of Stone in a Corporate Office

Compelling Uses of Stone in a Corporate Office Let’s step inside the new Access Systems headquarters office in Waukee, Iowa. In last month’s post, we shared details of the exterior building facade, and now we invite you to take a look at the interior surface applications, which include a stunning Dekton atrium, quartz countertops, and […]

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The Art of a Dekton Facade

The Art of a Dekton Facade CKF’s first Dekton facade was completed in 2023, and we’re thrilled to share the details with you! This exterior building facade, applied to the new Access Systems headquarters in Waukee, Iowa, is the perfect example of how versatile and definitive a Dekton facade can be. CKF Professional Sales Representative […]

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Dynamic Office Design with Dekton and Silestone

Dynamic Office Design with Dekton and Silestone Goldenrod Companies has a hand in creating many amazing buildings, so it’s no surprise that their Omaha office is just as spectacular. Our VP of Commercial Sales, Scott Eby, worked with JE Dunn Construction and Goldenrod Companies to integrate CKF quartz and Dekton countertops in this fun and […]

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A Contemporary Home Tour

A Contemporary Home Tour This new construction home sits on the water’s edge in Valley, Nebraska, and offers design elements that are simply stunning! Constructed by Tackett Company and designed by CKF Designers Tricia and Janel, this home features CKF cabinetry and countertops throughout to create a contemporary home with a touch of classic farmhouse […]

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Hot Off The Press: The Newest Private Studio Collection Colors

The Newest Private Studio Collection Colors There are some exciting new additions joining the Private Studio Collection! Eight colors from the Le Chic and Urban Crush Collections by Cosentino have been integrated into CKF’s Private Studio Collection to form a palette curated to perfection. These colors hold incredible potential and we’re excited to introduce them […]

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Introducing the Elantra Collection

Introducing the Elantra Collection Comprised of beautiful designs at an accessible price point, our newest quartz collection, the Elantra Collection, is sure to turn heads. The Elantra Collection consists of four levels and offers eleven jaw-dropping designs at affordable prices. With that, let’s see what the Elantra Collection has in store! Level One The first […]

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Celebrating 100 Years of CKF

Celebrating 100 Years of CKF This year, we are celebrating our centennial anniversary! CKF has grown a tremendous amount over the course of 100 years, and what better time to walk down memory lane than now? So, let’s open the old photo albums and start from the very beginning… Our Founding and Early Years CKF […]

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The Perfect Pair: Urban Bonfire and Dekton

Get Ready for Outdoor Season with Urban Bonfire and Dekton Summer is upon us, which means it’s time to get outdoors! The outdoors is quickly becoming a space everyone craves to be in, and for many great reasons. The fresh air, warmth from the sun, and energizing feeling lure us outside and convince us to […]

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Elkhorn Renovation Home Tour

Elkhorn Renovation Home Tour This open-concept renovated home in Elkhorn, NE is a gorgeous take on a modern design with traditional elements. Our Senior Designer, Courtney Klamm, and Professional Salesperson, Alesha Hintz, collaborated with Hintz Construction to revamp this home to include a thoughtful design and charming character that you simply have to see! The […]

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Our Top 6 Design Trends from KBIS 2023

Our Top 6 Design Trends from KBIS 2023 A few weeks ago, our team traveled to the fabulous Las Vegas for the 2023 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), hosted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. With our eyes peeled for the next biggest trends, we strolled through the massive showcase, which housed a […]

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Midwest Modern Home Tour

New Construction Home Tour A home full of inspiring and genius design elements, this new construction home created by Erin Burton and David Middleswart in collaboration with Paramount Homes of Iowa is surely one to impress. Situated on the outskirts of Des Moines, Iowa on a few acres of land, this home features CKF 360 […]

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Inside the Site-1 Taproom

Inside the Site-1 Taproom In a world far, far away… Just kidding, this space-themed bar is close to home in Elkhorn, Nebraska, but believe us, it is still out of this world! Site-1 Brewing, a new and hip spot in downtown Omaha, recently opened a second location in Elkhorn that boasts an outer space theme. […]

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New Dekton Designs are Here

New Dekton Designs are Here The ultra-compact and insanely durable Dekton line, included in our Private Studio Collection, added more impressive colors to its lineup that are now available at CKF! The new collection features four colors, all with striking patterns of veining and hues. The new designs added to the collection are titled Awake, […]

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A New Countertop Finish is Here

A New Countertop Finish is Here There’s a new trend in the countertop industry that can transform your space and add subtle texture: a suede finish! Suede is an innovative new countertop finish created exclusively by Silestone and we are ecstatic to be able to offer it to our customers within our Private Studio Collection! […]

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2022 Des Moines Home Show Expo Recap

2022 Des Moines Home Show Expo Recap Showcasing a plethora of unique homes constructed by local builders, the annual Home Show Expo in Des Moines, IA, wrapped up this past month with great success! The event took place over several weekends and welcomed hundreds of visitors to explore these newly built homes, all featuring varying […]

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Ko & Co. Studios Project

Ko & Co. Studios Project “For the creative and motivated,” Ko & Co. Studios offers a unique setup for beauty industry professionals seeking a place to call their own. Founded by one of the most acclaimed cosmetic artists in the Midwest, Kirby Keomysay, Ko & Co. Studios has a solid foundation and bright future ahead […]

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Omaha Street of Dreams 2021

Early last month, the 2021 Street of Dreams finished up out in Valley, Nebraska; with seven lake luxury homes as the stars of the show. This annually hosted event by the Metro Omaha Builders Association gives builders, designers, and craftsman the ability to show their most adventurous and inspiring work. There were a number of […]

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Rockbrook Home Remodel

Rockbrook Home Remodel This bright and airy kitchen located in Omaha, NE is what pinterest dreams are made of! From the beautiful shaker cabinets, to the expansive vaulted ceilings, this kitchen boasts charm and character throughout, truly making this space one-of-a-kind. The homeowners chose white Sorrento cabinets around the perimeter of the kitchen, as well […]

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Benson Theatre

Benson Theatre Moments in time are often preserved through art. That’s what Benson Theatre looks to accomplish since its’ grand opening at the end of 2021. Rich with history, the Benson Theatre located in Omaha, NE, first operated as the Benalto Theatre from 1923 to 1926. It was abundantly clear to one group of people […]

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Influencer Spotlight: Nicky Schmaderer’s Master Bath Vanity

Influencer Spotlight: Nicky Schmaderer’s Master Bath Vanity An organic, modern paradise; like walking straight into the spa! Nicky, from The Vida Noel, wanted her bathroom to feel like paradise. We helped her achieve that look with a custom vanity and countertops by using White Oak with a light Sand stain from our 360 Signature cabinetry […]

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CKF Partners with Cosentino

CKF Partners with Cosentino We are excited to announce that CKF has partnered with the leading global surfaces brand, Cosentino to bring you an innovative collection of countertop designs. Cosentino is a family-owned company founded in 1979 with a strong commitment to innovation, outstanding value and sustainability practices. Through this partnership, CKF will have the opportunity to […]

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