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...

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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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Hello, Spring!

Trees are blooming, bulbs are blossoming and nothing says "Hello, Spring" like cherry blossoms in DC. It is also start of remodeling season. If you have been considering a renovation we have some tips on how some of your old items can help others while being kind to the earth.

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Fresh Air

Even in the depths of winter, I crave fresh air! It’s my habit to open the windows for a few minutes every day, which helps clear out the stuffiness that accumulates from heat, dust and pets. As I do that, my attention is drawn to the room’s woodwork . . . and it occurs to me that a fresh coat of paint on the trim will do wonders to add new spark to a space.

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Pathways

With the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions. Made with enthusiasm, they often quickly fall by the wayside. Resolutions were never a big thing for me but in the fall, a friend predicted that a new cycle in my life would begin in 2016 . . . that it was time for me to clear out the cobwebs and take the first step on a new path. Well, the challenge of a new path . . . that sounded interesting. So I am going to begin this journey right at my front door. First stop is right in my clothes closet....

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