July 15th, 2019

kitchen cabinets require special care to keep them beautiful

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.  Make Your Own Cabinet-friendly Cleanser To make your own environmentally-safe and cabinet-friendly…

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June 26th, 2019

Several creative kitchen cabinet storage solutions

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 include in a remodeled kitchen that will help solve kitchen organizational dilemmas, from storing pots and pans to neatly…

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June 5th, 2019

Mudrooms today are multi-functional

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

Having a beautiful new kitchen is a great incentive for a kitchen remodel

Sometimes there’s only one incentive behind starting a kitchen remodel. 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 Or your kitchen is simply outdated and ugly. Reasons for a Kitchen Remodel Sometimes there are a lot of little things that add up to the need for a total kitchen remodel.  You don’t like the color of your cabinets, the cabinet doors are sagging on their hinges, or you have no storage…

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May 15th, 2019

When planning your kitchen design, one of many decisions is whether or not to include wall cabinets

When planning your kitchen design, one of many decisions is whether or not to include wall cabinets. The choice isn’t based solely on storage considerations. No, the real difficulty lies in how having the cabinets or not having them will influence the look and feel of your kitchen. There are pros and cons to removing upper cabinets. You can substitute “floating shelves”.  The open shelves look great when everything is clean and neat and arranged perfectly. The question is: do you…

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