February 12th, 2018

I don’t like kitchen design trends. I always caution my clients that their new kitchen is the one place where they want to stay away from trendy choices. I understand that they want their new kitchen to look hip and happening to show off. Yet, buyers’ remorse is a real thing, and no one wants the kitchen they’ve invested thousands of dollars in to be out of style in a few short years. It’s a delicate balance when making choices for a kitchen remodel. But I’m happy to work with you to…

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January 2nd, 2018

The selections you must make for a new kitchen can seem endless: hardware finish and type; stone, quartz or laminate countertops; lighting fixtures; appliances – gas, electric, or combination, stainless or colored finish; type of flooring; seating, etc. But I’d like to talk about one detail you may not have thought about. You’ve probably looked at lots of photos to get inspiration – on Houzz and in magazines, home makeover shows and cabinetry websites. Certain pictures of cabinetry…

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November 6th, 2017

kitchen layout

Interested in incorporating a farm-style kitchen in your home, but unsure where to start? Craig Allen Designs in Midland Park, NJ stimulates your imagination with five must-have aspects of any farm-style kitchen. Sink Many would argue that the sink is the focal point of any farm-style kitchen design. The classic farmhouse sink has a deep, wide basin that’s big and hefty, large enough to hold and rinse vegetables and other produce, pluck chickens and anything else that features in a full…

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October 18th, 2017

Transitional kitchen Riverdael, NJ

Let Us Help You Design Your Dream KitchenPlease take a moment to view our project Before & After brochure to see our process in action.Click Here to View Brochure

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October 18th, 2017

Dining room china cabinets Wyckoff, NJ

The #1 most popular style of kitchen design in North America, according to a survey conducted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is Transitional style.  Contemporary follows at #2. The reason? Transitional style has universal appeal. If you don’t know what your style is, then Transitional may be perfect for you. Transitional style came on the scene in the early ‘00s when the design pendulum began to swing away from the heavily ornamented, painted and glazed…

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