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Dove “Tales”

By | 2016-03-08T18:17:27+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Products|

Often overlooked by consumer’s interest in the aesthetics of a particular piece of fine furniture or cabinetry, the dovetail joint is the unsung hero; the wind beneath the dove’s wings, if you will; in what some believe to be the most important aspects of fine cabinet construction; function and durability. The axiom “Form follows function” was [...]

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When a New Kitchen Designer Builds Her Own Kitchen

By | 2016-02-15T18:17:08+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

I lived without a working kitchen for over seven months. It wasn’t easy, and it’s not the norm for a kitchen remodel, but, at least I can relate to my customers when they complain about the inconvenience of being without a kitchen for a bit. Back in January of 2015, I bought a little old house, [...]

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What Do The Different Levels of Granite Mean?

By | 2016-02-09T18:16:48+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Whenever I have customers come in looking to upgrade their kitchen, they always ask me a ton of questions about the variety for granites we offer. The most common misconception I come across is that higher cost means it must be a higher quality. The common question I get is “If the granite is more expensive, [...]

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What are our options?

By | 2016-01-29T18:16:28+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

One of the most often questions I receive is about corner cabinets. What are our options? In my research I have come to realize that we sell 2 size Lazy Susan cabinets. One is 33” and the other is 36”, but both have the same size lazy susan in them. We carry a standard size 28” [...]

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The Kitchen Measurement Guide

By | 2016-01-11T18:15:34+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Hello Everyone! Having a background of general contracting and kitchen design of almost 15 years, I have seen clients bring measurements for their kitchen on everything from napkins to full architectural plans. Now unless you are a building from the floor up or doing an addition you will most likely not have architectural plans for your [...]

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Flooring Your New Kitchen

By | 2015-09-14T18:15:15+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Your kitchen floor is a major part of the overall design. The floor you choose affects every other element of your kitchen, like making the room look bigger or smaller, warmer or cooler, and even contemporary or colonial. Below are different options available. Stone or tile is an excellent choice for heavy traffic areas, and is [...]

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Everything but the Kitchen Sink!

By | 2015-09-10T18:14:54+00:00 September 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

So, you’ve completed your wonderful kitchen design having worked out all the details – Everything but the kitchen sink! Consider the size of your kitchen and your preference for use and presentation - single or double bowl? Farmhouse or corner? How deep would you like your sink? A greater depth provides more space and reduces splashing. [...]

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Don’t Fall Into The Trend Trap!

By | 2015-09-02T18:14:33+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Trends come and go; sometimes they make a full circle. But what happens in that 10 to 20 year span when you are waiting for it to come back in style? An example of a trend that dated homes for many years after it was well over was the Avocado Green and Harvest Yellow refrigerators. You [...]

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How to Personalize a Kitchen without Effecting it’s Resale Value

By | 2015-08-27T18:14:16+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|

I got caught up in this BBC series, Happy Valley, a crime show. Having nothing at all to do with the show, the heroin’s kitchen, to me was just breathtaking! The bottom cabinets turquoise, the top cabinets fire engine red, these beautiful handcrafted clay knobs, open shelving. What I loved about the kitchen was that it [...]

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Don’t Be Fooled By Imitations!

By | 2015-07-24T18:13:45+00:00 July 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

When preparing for a new kitchen project there is one thing to always be remembered. Knowing is half the battle, I 'm sure you have heard it before. Well, I’m here to tell you that knowing is everything. And knowing what's real can mean the difference between enjoying a life time with your new dream kitchen, [...]

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