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The Kitchen of the Future

Wowsa! Look at what is coming! The Kitchen of the Future Will be a More Intelligent Kitchen

Friday, November 19th, 2021

Pros & Cons of Hottest Trends in Kitchen Remodeling

TraVek's role is to turn your dreams into reality, and part of effective kitchen design is to discuss both the opportunity and challenges of different concepts and produc...

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

What's Trending in Primary Baths

Learn what's hot and what's not in bath renovations. provides a good roadmap through its 2021 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study.

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Your Own Private Refuge

How great would it be to have a space where you could simply relax and wash away the stresses of the day? Read more about creating your own private refuge right in the co...

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Preparing for the Future as We Age

Increasingly, homeowners are creating the kitchen of their dreams for the long term, that includes design considerations for a multi-generational household and for aging ...

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Who Knew Using the Bathroom Could Be So Much Fun?

Homes are getting smarter and the primary bathroom is no exception. As the role of the home continues to serve multiple functions including office, gym, café, lounge, re...

Friday, October 8th, 2021

COVID's Effect on Design Trends

COVID-19 has pushed design in a new direction. Many homeowners in Arizona are moving away from the sleek, clean, and stark lines of minimalist design, opting instead for...

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Options for My Bathroom Remodel

Given the demand for kitchen and bath renovations and supply chain challenges confronting the entire industry makes preparing for a new bath more important than it has ev...

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Will a White Kitchen Stand the Test of Time?

White is a popular choice because of its neutrality, which allows for homeowners in Scottsdale and Phoenix areas to add pops of their favorite color and different texture...

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

What's the Easiest Kitchen to Keep Clean

The following article will provide great insight because different surfaces require different levels of effort to keep a new kitchen looking new.

Monday, October 4th, 2021

What's the Best Kind of Countertop to Buy for My Kitchen?

The main factors that homeowners should consider when selecting countertops for their new kitchens include: Price Durability Maintenance requirements ...

Friday, October 1st, 2021

Designer's Corner: Multigenerational Living
Where did TraVek get its name?

TraVek was originally part of Trades Unlimited back in the mid-90s. The "Tra" in TraVek comes from Trades Unlimited.

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

What's the Best Backsplash Material?

Trying to decide on the best backsplash for your remodel?

Friday, October 16th, 2020

A Book to Read Before Remodeling

A Book. Before the Hammer Strikes: What Every Homeowner Should Know Before Remodeling written by Susan Raisanen

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

What Should I Know About Cabinets?

Cabinetry is a big part of a kitchen remodel, and choosing the right one should not be a light decision.

Monday, July 6th, 2020

Grayhawk Remodeling Nightmare

A Grayhawk homeowner was left in a very difficult situation when her chosen contractor's company went under. After the original contractor abandoned this client, leav...

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Home Builder Digest Names TraVek One of Best ADU Builders in the US

Home Builder Digest features one of TraVek, Inc.'s Casita projects and highlights TraVek as one of the best Accessory Dwelling Unit Builders in the US!

Monday, March 30th, 2020

TraVek Responds to Coronavirus Pandemic

President Von Raisanen, responds to how TraVek is dealing with "Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected" Order.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

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