How training for a half marathon made me a better designer

I found inspiration for my designs while training for a half marathon. Read about what I learned. Click To Tweet People always ask where I find my design inspirations. Last fall I found it in an unlikely place…. This is my story of how training for a half marathon made me a better designer. As a I designer look for inspiration everywhere. From fashion to textiles, from art to architecture you never know where inspiration will strike.  For me, it came from an unusual source, a local half...

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Style Update 2017: 10 Top Home Design Trends

Is your home ready for some comfortable luxury? Check out my Style Update 2017 for My Top 10 Home Design TrendsClick To Tweet Is your home ready for some comfortable luxury? I don’t know about you but mine is. What makes you feel happy and content? What can you add to your home to get that feeling? There is so much research done each year on what is trending I have compiled my Style Update 2017: 10 Top Home Design Trends. I am Happy to say Blue and White is Everywhere. Post-holiday windows are...

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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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Choosing the right design team for your remodel

    You have been dreaming of your remodel for months.  You have collected ideas for the room, you can’t wait to get started but where do you begin? Choosing the right design team is more important than you can imagine. Your designer and contractor will be working with you for several months or more through the beginning stages of design, selection, construction and completion. The crew will be there, in your home, everyday for the entire project. It is important that you have a check...

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Choosing the Right Kitchen Cabinets

Custom cabinets are built specifically for your plan. All of the components are built from wood that has kiln dried together so there is consistency in the wood. Each door is hand constructed for the kitchen and all of the parts are finished together so the stain matches on all of the components. The sky is the limit on the design. Semi custom for us, is also a very high quality construction. Special sized cabinets can be designed and custom finishes and be specified. The limit here is on the...

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4 Foolproof Steps for Starting a Kitchen Remodel

Remodeling your kitchen is the perfect place to show off your personal style – after all it is the heart of the home. Remodeling your kitchen means making some informed decisions. By following my 4 foolproof steps for starting a kitchen remodel, you will find making decisions much easier, save time, save money and you will get the kitchen of your dreams. Worried about the kitchen remodel process? Check out my tips to help you get through it: [OptinLink id=1] Click here to get my 10 Tips...

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How to choose the best-built cabinetry

With so many options, it is tough to know how choose the best-built cabinetry for your home. Cabinetry must not only look good, it must function well. Just like building a house, you must start with a good foundation. Without it, the house cannot stand strong. Choosing the best-built cabinetry for your home is starting with a good foundation. It will be supporting the appliances and the counter tops you choose. The better the construction, the better the support. Here are the key qualities...

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Why You Need a Warming Drawer in Your Kitchen

You are remodeling your kitchen. You have chosen all of your appliances from refrigerator and oven to dishwasher and sink. But have you thought of a warming drawer? You might wonder “why do I need a warming drawer in my kitchen?” I love all my appliances but my favorite by far is my warming drawer. Warming lights have been a staple of restaurant kitchens forever. Why not have the same convenience in your home? My warming drawer is the hardest working appliance in my kitchen...

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Remodeling Your Kitchen? 10 Tips to Keep Your Sanity

I understand how it is. You’re tired of your outdated appliances, of your old cabinets and your worn-out floors. You’ve put off remodeling your kitchen for years and now you’re finally ready. But you’re not sure how you’re going to survive and maintain your sanity when you can’t use your kitchen for weeks. Take a deep breath. By planning ahead you can get through the disruption without losing your mind. I’ve been a kitchen designer for over 25 years and survived my own remodels. When I sit...

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