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Kitchen Remodeling: Why You Should Use a Designer

Kitchen Remodeling: Why You Should Use a Designer

  The kitchen is undoubtedly the most used and cherished room in your home.  Often called the heart of the home, the kitchen is the place where functionality and design style meet—both of which need equal attention.  Because this balance can be difficult to...

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In The Know: How To Choose Your Remodeler

In The Know: How To Choose Your Remodeler

    Choosing a remodeler to make your current home your dream home can be a big chore. This isn’t a tiny job that you are hiring someone to complete. You want to research your options, and make sure that the company you hire is up to the challenge. Simply...

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Themes That Work:  Period Styles Today

Themes That Work: Period Styles Today

  When remodeling period homes, it is extremely important to take a holistic approach with the new design by incorporating elements that evoke a period “feel”, but that are updated for today’s consumer.  The style of home, client’s furnishings and existing...

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Where to Splurge:  Family Room

Where to Splurge: Family Room

When a client asks us “What is the best way to spend my remodeling money?”, we usually give options that involve a balance of cutting costs and splurging.  There are times when spending more on certain key features and fixtures will significantly enhance the quality...

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Why a Kitchen Triangle?

Why a Kitchen Triangle?

  The kitchen triangle is an essential aspect of kitchen design and remodeling. The triangle is derived from three points - the sink, the stove, and the refrigerator, which are the spaces where you clean, prepare, and store food.  Keeping the triangle in mind...

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Let There Be Color

Let There Be Color

Color, especially strong color, seems to be something that most people avoid putting on a permanent feature such as cabinetry or a fireplace and mantle area. However, if colors are selected and used properly, they will add character and warmth to a space and won't be...

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Organizing Kitchen Clutter

Organizing Kitchen Clutter

When we develop a new kitchen design with our clients, we are often confronted with the age-old problem of unsightly clutter and how to organize it.  By taking advantage of unused spaces such as the side of a refrigerator, we can recess ready-made bulletin boards into...

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Personalize Your Space With Art

Personalize Your Space With Art

As designers, we are always trying to find new ways to show each client's personality in the living space that we are creating. One way to personalize the space is to frame and light the client's photographs, kids' art or sentimental pieces. Grouping the pictures...

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Use of Dark Cabinetry in the Kitchen

Use of Dark Cabinetry in the Kitchen

We find that clients often steer away from choosing very dark wood or black cabinetry for their kitchens. Actually, when used as a carefully selected accent, dark cabinets can be elegant and quite dramatic. For example, a key focal point could be one area of dark...

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