Color and Technology Lead the Way in Luxury Kitchen and Bath Renovation

Must Have Luxury Design Trends and Products for Kitchen and Bath Early each year The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) team up to present the latest trends and products to the home remodeling industry. This January I attended the combined KBIS/IBS Conference where color and technology lead the way in luxury kitchen and bath renovation. Color and Technology Lead the Way in Luxury Kitchen and Bath Renovation Blue white and gray...

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Pro Tips For Working With a Remodeling Contractor

You are ready for your remodel. What comes next? My blog Choosing the right design team for your remodel gave you a great check list to find your remodeling team. You are ready to start your dream project. You have gotten your referrals, you may have even seen the work preformed by the team you want to hire but how do you insure a smooth remodel?  Here are my pro tips for working with a remodeling contractor. How do you know what to expect from the remodeling team you have hired? Managing...

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How To Clean Kitchen Cabinets

Peter Rymwid Photography Care and Cleaning: Do’s and Don’ts Because the kitchen is the most hard working room in the home a weekly wipe down should not be ignored. Cleaning your cabinets is easier than you might think. Most high quality cabinets are manufactured with a catalyzed finish which will require no future maintenance beyond periodic cleaning. Since you have invested in your kitchen and want to keep it sparkling, here are my pro tips on how to clean kitchen cabinets. Let’s...

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Must-Have Storage Solutions For A High Performance Kitchen

A Place for everything and everything in it’s place Whether you have a large kitchen with multiple islands or a cozy apartment sized space, the right storage solutions are so important to make sure all of your kitchen items have a home. Working with a Certified Kitchen Designer is the best way to insure your kitchen is functional and beautiful. A great designer will include the must have storage solutions your kitchen will need. The difference between a junk drawer and an organized...

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What every laundry room needs: 8 Must-Have Features

What every laundry room needs! Did you know on average Americans spend 8 hours per week in the laundry room? Clients have actually told  me they don’t really need a dining room or a living room but they simply cannot live without a great laundry room. Big or small, laundry rooms have taken on many rolls. In the days of multi-function spaces, the laundry room has become the star. No longer relegated to the basement, these rooms have become integrated into the main levels of today’s home....

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Make a Grand Entrance! How to choose the perfect front door color

Make a Grand Entrance! How to choose the perfect front door colorClick To Tweet Make a Grand Entrance! How to choose a front door colorClick To Tweet From painted to stained, plain to carved, here is an insider’s guide: How to choose the perfect front door color. I love doors. They say so much about the house they open into. Whenever I travel I find myself taking photos of doors.  I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to entrances. When one of my clients asked for help choosing a color...

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Design Trends 2017: How to Create a Healthy Eco Friendly Home

Design Trends 2017  How to create a healthy Eco friendly home. If you have stood on line in a Whole Foods you can see that Organic has gone main stream. Studies show families are concerned about their living environment and want to know How to Create a Healthy Eco Friendly Home. Today companies everywhere are incorporating this idea of sustainability into their products but what does that really mean? Here  are a few questions you should ask about the products you purchase for you home. Where...

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Design Trends – How To Use Blue In Your Home’s Interior

I am always surprised when my clients tell me they never use anything blue in their home. Navy and white have always been a classic color combination dating back to the early days of our country when Indigo was king. Just think of those favorite blue jeans. Not only does it go with everything, everyone looks great in navy blue. It is softer than black but with just as much drama and elegance. Blue skies, blue water, blue jeans, I am a big fan of the color blue especially in kitchens and...

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2 Fashionable & Easy Ways to Bring Color and Pattern into your Home Today

Accessories are the perfect way to test out design trends in your home. Click To Tweet 2  Fashionable & Easy Ways to Bring Color and Pattern into your Home Today In  January I blogged about my 10 Top 2017 Home Design Trends. Inspired by that post, I want to share two tried and true, fashionable and easy ways to bring color and pattern into your home today.  Being trendy can be scary. What if you try it and don’t like it?   We all know trends come and go but there is no reason to...

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Holiday Recipes, Getting your appliances ready for entertaining

I have gathered some easy ways to keep your appliances in a jolly mood.Click To Tweet   Sitting in my office watching the autumn leaves fall got me thinking about my holiday recipes and getting ready for holiday guests. Whether your holiday food fare involves elaborate entertaining or meals on the run, the last thing you need is an appliance that’s not doing its job properly. I have  gathered some easy-to-implement ways to keep your appliances in a holly jolly mood. Getting your...

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