July 15th, 2019

Kitchen cabinets are constantly exposed to dirt, grease, cooking fumes and fingerprints. Grease from cooking or cooking sprays, condensation from temperature changes or from steam, dirt particles in the air, and bacteria from hands and food can stain and eventually damage your beautiful cabinet exteriors.  It’s important to protect your investment by properly caring for them.  (more…)

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June 26th, 2019

The kitchen, as home to appliances, cookware and every specialty gadget under the sun, has always been difficult to organize. All the blenders, mixers and food processors and many cans of food, boxes of cereal and bags of flour and sugar easily fill up every available space.Kitchen designers — including myself — have been inventing creative storage solutions to help solve kitchen organizational dilemmas, from storing pots and pans to neatly putting together a messy walk-in…

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June 5th, 2019

Many new homes don’t have a mudroom. Rather than dedicate space to a useful mudroom, today’s homes come with large entryways, separate laundry rooms and/or gigantic walk-in closets. Although these features are definitely in demand, it’s been our experience over the years that people want a mudroom. They might not call it a mudroom, but they’re asking for a handsome space where they can take off their coats and dirty shoes when entering their home at the end of the day. That’s a…

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May 28th, 2019

Sometimes there’s only one incentive behind starting the kitchen remodel process: maybe your family can’t fit around the breakfast table anymore, or you need two ovens but there’s no space for another, or your kitchen is simply outdated and ugly.Sometimes there are a lot of little things that add up to the need for a total kitchen renovation: you don’t like the color of your cabinets, the cabinet doors are sagging on their hinges, or you have no storage space.Maybe…

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May 15th, 2019

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When you’re redesigning your kitchen, one of the many decisions you’ll have to make is whether or not to install wall cabinets. The choice isn’t based solely on storage considerations. No, the real difficulty of your decision lies in deciding how the cabinets or the absence of them will influence the look and feel of your kitchen. There are pros and cons to removing upper cabinets, substituting trendy “floating shelves”. Yes, the open shelves look great when everything is clean and…

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