Archive for May, 2012

How to Avoid Pitfalls – Part I

Posted by admin on May 31, 2012

Let’s face it. Even the best-planned kitchen remodels hit rough patches. Unreliable contractors, late deliveries, and mismeasured materials just seem to go hand-in-hand with shocking estimates and shiny new faucets.…

Houzz.com Featured Page

Posted by ozzy on May 31, 2012

So recently we decided to share some of our work on Houzz.com so we could further interact with our audience and let them know we are here to listen and…

If you’re in the market for countertops, make this your mantra: Countertops are more than just looks. When shopping around, the first thing you should do is think about how…

Essentials for an Outdoor Kitchen

Posted by admin on May 25, 2012

Outdoor kitchens, with their seamless ability to blur the line between indoors and out, are gaining big-time popularity in temperate climates across the country. And while there are some unique…

To Nook or Not to Nook

Posted by admin on May 21, 2012

The breakfast nook is a smart, multi-functional space-saver in any kitchen. Built right into the room, a nook offers a casual and cozy eating space (or workstation), especially when floor…

It’s funny how we agonize over the look of our kitchen but neglect one of the most important issues—sound! But planning how noise is controlled in the kitchen is essential…

Double basin sinks, the configuration of choice in your mother’s kitchen for its ability to soak dishes on one side and rinse them in the other, has had its time;…

Counter Stools vs. Bar Stools

Posted by admin on May 11, 2012

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then the kitchen island is its beating pulse. And at the center of that pulse is the kitchen island. Today they’re deceivingly…

Your choices for materials, appliances, and design details are vast when it comes to kitchen design today. But whether your house is a reproduction colonial, a vintage Victorian, a mid-century…

Where to Go with Hardware

Posted by admin on May 4, 2012

More often than not people stick with what homebuilders specify for the architectural hardware because they don’t know they have a choice—well, you do! Knobs, hinges, pulls, and latches not…