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May
22
Creating Functionality in a Small Kitchen


Functional! That was the key word for this 45 year old kitchen remodel. We obviously wanted to create a beautiful kitchen for these clients, but this space needed to be functional above all else and to be opened up as to not feel so crowded. By taking out the wall between the kitchen and living room, the kitchen instantly felt twice as large. We were able to add an island for extra seating and gain a ton of storage space.



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May
22
Creating Functionality in a Small Kitchen


Functional! That was the key word for this 45 year old kitchen remodel. We obviously wanted to create a beautiful kitchen for these clients, but this space needed to be functional above all else and to be opened up as to not feel so crowded. By taking out the wall between the kitchen and living room, the kitchen instantly felt twice as large. We were able to add an island for extra seating and gain a ton of storage space.



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Apr
21
Reviving the Family Nest

I am really excited to walk you through the remodel of this multi-functional family space. Our clients have been in their custom built home for over 18 years. They have grown and evolved in how they use the spaces and it was time to freshen things up over all.



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It was time for a change from the dated floor plan of the peninsula and raised bar eating area. The dark colors made the narrow kitchen seem even smaller than it really is.



Nov
13
Builder Basic to Classic Custom

“The details are not the details, they make the design”


~Charles Eames


Every job we do is different, but always has one common thread. To create a space that is a reflection of our client. It doesn’t matter what room we are designing and remodeling we always want it to feel like an extension of the family that will be living there.


Our clients had built their house over 25 years ago and had grown into and then out of the spaces. They were tired and not as practical as they may have once been. Our discussions consisted a lot around giving new life to the same rooms they had been in for years. Better flow, function, and storage were key.


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Sep
18
Coastal Cozy in the Midwest

I’ll have to say the first time that Stacey and I spoke is not typically how we start our design process. Her and her family were all packed up and driving across the country to move back into their first family home. They had been living away for a few years due to a job relocation and had kept their home and used it as a rental income. Now that they were moving back they had decided to move back to their old home. While talking to Stacey over the phone we were able to make a game plan for our first meeting in a few days when they would be arriving. I knew that we would have to work quickly so that they would be able to get settled in as soon as possible.


Since they had rented out the...


Jan
28
A ROOM WITH A VIEW

To me designing a kitchen can be like a dream. A series of thoughts, inspirations and imagination. The kitchen is consistently referred to as the “Heart of the Home”. It can be the space that sets the tone for the entire house and is used by everyone who lives there. The kitchen is THE epicenter of the home.


The first day I rounded the corner of this kitchen I remember thinking that it felt like another homes kitchen had been plopped right smack in the middle of this house.


The kitchen was dark and it just didn’t feel like a part of the house at all. The kitchen cabinets were all very nice and the granite tops were beautiful, but it was so uncomfortably not the kitchen fo...


Sep
13
Which Kitchen Countertop is Right For You?

Granite Kitchen Counters
Granite is one of the most popular choices — it’s a natural stone with plenty of character, unique grains, colors and customizable finishes. When properly sealed, it's one of the most durable options out there. Unsealed granite can absorb stains such as oil, which can ultimately cause dark spots or discoloration. Heat from pots and pans or hot liquids will likely have no effect to the granite surface under normal circumstances. Certain foods with citric, lactic, and vegetable acids such as oranges, milk, and tomatoes can strip the polish or etch the stone surface.

It is recommended to seal the granite countertops and then periodically reseal the surface ...


Sep
02
Planning a Better Kitchen Remodel

Perhaps nowhere else in your home does the successful blending of form and function result in as much payback and long-term satisfaction as in your kitchen. But kitchens are arguably the most complex room in your home when it comes to planning. Help from a professional is required for a successful design, but let’s not forget that your role in the planning process is also critical. Here are four tips for planning your kitchen remodel so that you and your designer can develop the best possible kitchen for you and your family.

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Define how your new kitchen will be used and who will use it. (Consider now and over the life of your kitchen.) With this list you are helping map out how the k...


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