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Cabinet Crown Vs. House Crown

The use of the “Vs.” above is quite intentional.  Many of our clients ask how we intend to run the new cabinet crown in to the existing house crown molding as if they are going to fight.  It’s a logical…

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The Realities of Remodeling

There’s a fine line between lack of intelligence and blatant honesty.  I prefer to think that I’m blatantly honest but you can decide which you think of me after you’ve read this blog.  …How could you not keep reading after…

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Reusing Appliances Or Other Materials In Your New Kitchen

I recently read an article that I thought did a pretty good job of hitting on some of the hard truths regarding your money as related to kitchen remodels.  The main topic addresses whether it’s a smart move to reuse parts & pieces…

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Take Those Cabinets To The Ceiling And Get Rid Of The Clutter

Look above your cabinets…  Do you have any roosters, baskets or fake plants?  Is there a blank space up there collecting dust?  Maybe you’re ignoring it or planning to get up there with a vacuum in the next few years. …

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Tile Back-Splash “Opportunities” (…I really mean problems)

Tile back-splash is one of the most eye catching elements that helps create a beautiful kitchen.  It’s kind of the “icing on the cake” – It can add so much additional beauty and texture, further enhancing the cabinets and counter-tops.  It’s also…

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The Opportunity Wall

This is not a technical term.  In fact, I’ve never heard anyone else say the phrase in regards to kitchen design.  It’s something I found myself saying over and over again when I saw a wall that I wanted to take for…

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Think Inside The Box (it’s what your kitchen wants)

Nine dots puzzle thought to be the inspiration for the phrase, "think outside the box"

How many times have you heard someone say, “Think outside the box”?  Whether as a motivational tool used in business or someone using it as a clear cliché, we’ve all heard it more times than we can remember.  We also know…

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Walk-In Pantries

I bet your walk-in pantry looks just like the one in the photo.  Right…  Mine too. What we see on Houzz and Pinterest may be incredibly awesome but they’re typically designed for someone else.  Someone who lives very different than…

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What’s In A Number? The Power Of Clear Pricing

How do you want to see pricing?  Would you prefer to have pages and pages of detail with one number presented at the end or would you like to see that number explained and broken down?  No one wants to…

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Look Up! – Decorative Ceilings

Ceilings need love too. We spend all our time and energy on the elements that are in our sight line. We may even spend hours stressing over the difference between Provincial and Special Walnut stain colors for our hardwood floors….

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Chinese Cabinets (the non-politically correct guide)

So someone thought it was a good idea to give me a blog. I know it’s not the most popular blog on the web but from time to time people tell me that they read something that helped them in…

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Linear Footage Pricing For Cabinets (How A Foot Can Lead To A FALLacy)

See what happened up there in the title? Get it?… Fall became fallacy… It’s a play on words because they share a few letters. Clever, huh? …OK, I’m done. It’s kind of a ridiculous explanation for a ridiculous subject. I’ve…

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Wood Countertops – A Touch Of Warmth Or a Grand Statement?

Sometimes it feels like granite and quartz based countertops are the only choices out there. Not the case. Wood countertops are another beautiful and functional surface that be used as much or as little as you like. Sometimes used as…

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The Power Of Negative Space

We’ve all seen works of art and illusions that use negative space. Negative space is defined as “the space that surrounds an object or an image” and can be as important as the subject of a composition itself. It helps…

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Framed Vs. Frameless Cabinetry

What’s the difference in these two methods of cabinet construction? Most people aren’t aware that different types exist. I bet if they were made aware they would be more careful before remodeling their kitchen. “Framed” cabinets, or “face frame” cabinets…

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Kitchen Functionality For The Holidays

So you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house this year. Awesome!… Except for the fact that you have to feed 15+ people while somehow finding room to even put / keep the food. Not to mention the house has to…

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Kitchen Accents – The Finishing Touches

Let me ask you something, but you have to promise that you won’t look – that’s cheating… Tell me, what does your current hardware in your kitchen look like? Do you have knobs or pulls? Do you have both? How…

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The Blessing And Curse of Houzz & Pinterest

Over the past few years these websites have stormed onto the design scene providing some fun eye candy, new concepts and inspiration. They have also broken budgets, confused people and possibly broken up a marriage or two. Many of the…

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Kitchen Soffits

Do you have a home built in the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s? Chances are you have an 8′ tall ceiling in your kitchen AND often a bulky overhead soffit or bulkhead located directly above your upper cabinets? For whatever strange…

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Kitchen Lighting

Does the bad lighting in your kitchen drive you crazy? Does the lighting always seem to come from behind you and you create an inescapable shadow over whatever you’re trying to prepare? Did you know that there are three types…

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