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Focus on the Islands

Focus on the Islands

The kitchen island has become an important element to today's kitchen. In the 50's it was common to see a kitchen table in the middle of the room.  This was the gathering place for the family to eat together, but it was also a work area for the cook.  Yes,...

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It’s not Just a Backsplash

It’s not Just a Backsplash

A backsplash is a vertical extension to a counter—typically kitchen or bathroom counter—and has the primary function of protecting the wall behind the sink from being damaged by water. In today's kitchens and baths we use the backsplash as the focal...

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Trending Tops for 2019

Trending Tops for 2019

The most popular countertop material for 2018 is engineered quartz surpassing natural stone materials (48 percent to 43 percent), according to Houzz.  Only 30 percent of homeowners opted for new granite counters in 2018.  The survey concluded that white...

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Kitchen Styles for 2019 & Beyond

Kitchen Styles for 2019 & Beyond

The top three styles anticipated to be trendy for kitchens in 2019, and continuing through 2022 are Transitional, Contemporary and Farmhouse, according to the NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association). Transitional Kitchens are described as somewhere between...

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It’s your Year – Pick the Colors you Like

It’s your Year – Pick the Colors you Like

2019 is the year of color.  Some appliance manufactures are offering bright colors in their product line to give the homeowner an alternative to stainless steel, black and white. If you decide to remodel your kitchen and bring in your favorite color, now is the...

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Kitchen Trends for 2019

Kitchen Trends for 2019

The white-on-white, white-and-black and white-and-gray kitchen colors are popular for new and remodeled kitchens today, but adding a splash of turquoise, navy blue, emerald green or even red in a kitchen breaks the monotony and adds fun and interest.  The color...

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Mid-Century Modern – Don’t Miss this Video

Mid-Century Modern – Don’t Miss this Video

Why are many people are drawn to the Mid-Century Modern design?  It's hard to describe what this term actually refers to, but with the birth of Mad Men it has become a popular look from the 50's.  Althought the term Mid-Century Modern can refer to...

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Does your Closet need Help?

Does your Closet need Help?

There is nothing more satisfying than an organized closet.  Believe it or not, organization reduces stress and saves time as well as money.  Yes, money!  When you spend too much time looking for something you know you have and can’t find it, you end up...

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Are You a Minimalist or a Maximalist?

Are You a Minimalist or a Maximalist?

We hear a lot about minimalist living, but what does that mean?  To put it simply, it's living in a clutter-free environment, having empty spaces in your home, decorating with plain colors and patterns, and having only what's necessary in your life. ...

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Chosing the Best Cutting Board

Chosing the Best Cutting Board

What is the best type of cutting board to use in the kitchen? This question is asked of me every time I consult or design a kitchen. If my client ops for a granite counter top they always ask if the sink cut out could be used for a cutting board. The answer is...

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I have been writing blogs for several years and find it fun to share my knowledge and opinions on design with you.

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Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding design for any remodel project in your home. Send me an email and I will do my best to answer any questions you might have:

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