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There is no right or wrong

IMHO ("in my humble opinion" for those non-techies) there is no right or wrong when it comes to pairing countertops with cabinets. Ok, possibly the only exception would be a totally commercial kitchen look. All stainless steel does mandate all stainless steel. Today, mixed matched surfaces, textures, and colors are all the rage. We call [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Blog|

Open Vs. Closed Kitchen: Which Style is Right for You?

For centuries kitchens were closed off from the rest of the house and were considered strictly a workspace. Today, that's all changed and it's safe to say that most homes built in the past 10-15 years have an "open concept" kitchen, usually adjoining a family room or a dining room. Closed kitchens are considered passé -- [...]

By | April 9th, 2017|Blog|

Three Steps to Declutter Your Kitchen Worktops

Kitchens are the heart of the home and now more than ever they can be both beautiful and functional. But, if you are struggling with too much clutter on your counter-tops, here are three steps to declutter your kitchen worktops take them from an unorganized nightmare to your perfect dream kitchen. Evaluate your small appliances: Every [...]

By | April 8th, 2017|Blog|

5 Key Elements of the Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

The modern farmhouse kitchen is currently one of the hottest trends in home design. But what makes the look authentic? Any blend of retro and modern architectural details, appliances, and fixtures can create the look, but there are several key elements that will make it truly magazine-worthy. Light and Bright- White or off-white walls, cabinets, and [...]

By | March 11th, 2017|Blog|

Just For Fun

Light makes vision possible, we all know this is true; But when it comes to uses for task lighting, folks just have not got a clue. You really have several options: pucks, tape, rope, or strips; We hope this rhyme will help you, as we offer up some tips. You can retrofit a cabinet with lights that shine [...]

By | February 26th, 2017|Blog|

And The Winners Are….

The entertainment industry may have been the forerunner of annual award shows, but every artist deserves kudos for a job well done. Designers and decorators are no exceptions. Recently, the Best in America Living Awards (BALA) announced what is currently trending in terms of interior design. Their list comes on the heels of the survey done by Houzz [...]

By | February 11th, 2017|Blog|

The What, When, Where and Why of Corbels and Brackets

Corbels and brackets are, basically, decorative architectural pieces that support or enhance another object. While we are usually all about the importance of adding items that totally renovate a room, or add functionality to a space, in this case we call attention to the importance of small details. Just as jewelry adds pizazz to a basic outfit, embellishing the [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Blog|

Lunch or No Lunch

When you purchase a cabinet, you are buying a piece of furniture for your kitchen. If you want to get your furniture at a discount store, yes, you actually may save a little money. IKEA mass-produces kitchen cabinet sets. The only customization is your choice of size, color and some features. The items that you order, [...]

By | January 28th, 2017|Blog|

The whole story (or, the word according to me)

We asked three different people what the word transitional meant, in terms of room design and style. Like so many things in life, it is all about the interpretation. It is no surprise that we got three different answers. So, we asked our own resident design expert, Pete. Surprise, he also gave us three answers. Transitional design [...]

By | January 21st, 2017|Blog|

Get That Microwave Off The Counter

Your counters are prime kitchen real estate, especially in a modest sized kitchen. Integrating this appliance into your cabinetry lets you reclaim workspace(and quite frankly, is visually more appealing.) The holidays are fast approaching and you know you'll need counter space to cool all those cookies.It is nice to have choices in life, and there [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|
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