Many owners of older homes mistakenly believe that they can be their own designer, general contractor and trade specialists. HGTV, the DYI network, Houzz.com and other media outlets make the renovation process look effortless. Anyone who has undertaken a significant renovation knows it’s not, even if the project just involves adding a new coat of paint to your kitchen, bath or any other room in the house. Continue reading “Common Mistakes Renovating Older Homes”
Great kitchen design combines both form and function. From our design team, here are six tips for making your kitchen the envy of your neighborhood.
1. Choose Ceiling-High Cabinets
Ceiling-high cabinets are a great option for any kitchen, but they work especially well in smaller spaces. Cabinets that reach to the ceiling draw the eye upward, creating the illusion that the space is much larger than it actually is. Continue reading “Six Design Secrets for a More Enjoyable and Functional Kitchen”
When you watch a home improvement show on HGTV, DIY or another network, there’s a good chance that you will not obtain a true sense of what is involved in the renovation process, and it is all but guaranteed that the pricing and timelines that you see will create false expectations. Continue reading “Partnerships that work!”
If the kitchen is the epicenter of the home, then countertops are the epicenter of the kitchen. It’s where almost every kitchen activity begins and ends. Because countertops are one of the first things you see when you enter a kitchen, they naturally serve as a focal point. Continue reading “What’s Trending in Countertops”
How much will it cost to renovate a kitchen?,” is the number one question we are asked by visitors to our showroom. It is a difficult question to answer because the cost of a kitchen remodel depends on a number of unknowns.
Whenever we have the opportunity to design a new kitchen, we work to accomplish two main goals for our clients. First, the kitchen must be functionally superior – the workspace must address our client’s needs, preferences, desires and budgets. Depending on the client’s goals, functional requirements that must be considered range from countertop space required for meal preparation to storage requirements for utensils, small appliances, cutlery, plates, cookware, food and everything in between. Continue reading “The Center of Attention”
When designing your kitchen, it’s important to consider who will be using the space and for what purposes. Many of our clients want to make their new kitchens kid friendly. For clients with younger children who will be active users of the kitchen we often recommend the following: Continue reading “Designing Your Kitchen – Consider Intended Uses and Users”