March 15th, 2019

A kitchen countertop material is marble

Decades ago, the primary materials used to make countertops were stone and wood. Then laminate became the material of choice. Today, a wide array of materials make the best kitchen countertop. Some of these may surprise you, such as concrete, metal, tile, recycled glass, quartz and acrylic.  Choosing the kind of material you want for your kitchen countertops depends on a variety of factors. Where your countertops will be located is one of the things you need to consider. If your…

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February 18th, 2019

When you remodel your kitchen, you naturally want to use products that are built to last, that are handcrafted using time-tested techniques, that have a proven record of longevity. Not something that looks good at first but falls apart or stops working in a year or two. We live in a disposable world. Think of all the things we use and toss — plastic forks and paper plates, diapers and batteries, coffee pods. The list goes on and on (unfortunately for the environment). “Disposable” usually…

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January 10th, 2019

modern kitchen

What’s happening in kitchen design trends?  If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, you’ll want to know what’s in and what’s out.  The Kitchen is the Most Used Room The kitchen is the busiest, most used room in most homes. A typical kitchen acts as the center of activity in a home. It’s where you feed your family and entertain your friends. It’s also where you prepare great dishes and try new recipes. Your kitchen may also be the location where you help your kids with their…

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December 5th, 2018

Craig Allen Designs has established a reputation for creating beautiful and functional designs using custom cabinets.  Homeowners seek out our design services when they’re remodeling their kitchen or bath.  Did you to know we can create custom cabinets for any room in your home, allowing you to express your style anywhere? We’ll help you explore the many design options found in your home’s rooms beyond the kitchen.  From the living room to the bedroom or the mudroom, and…

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October 29th, 2018

House sizes have gotten smaller in recent years, creating the need for clever storage solutions. And that applies to custom closets, as well as the kitchen. In today’s home market, a walk-in. custom closet is a major status symbol, and the trend is that home buyers are willing to pay extra for a walk-in closet in the master bedroom. Who is better at space planning than a kitchen and bath designer, like me? I discovered that custom closet design is a natural addition to my skill set…

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