Design Tips for a Successful Kitchen Renovation

1.Set your budget and know what you are getting in to. Like most renovations, kitchens can get out of hand if you don’t do your homework up front. Make sure you have a solid understanding of costs related to the tear out and removal of your existing kitchen, plumbing, electrical, drywall, painting, flooring, lighting, appliances, […]

Common Kitchen Work-arounds

Sometimes you run into issues with your kitchen design that require a little bit of thinking to get around. Whether it is an exposed appliance end, a drain pipe that you didn’t anticipate or a beam that is running right through where you wanted to put cabinets. kitchen renovations can be frustrating at the best […]

Painted Cabinets. Wood Vs. MDF

So you have decided to get that beautiful classic painted white kitchen of your dreams? Now for the next challenge/question…should I buy wood or MDF? Many people cringe when they hear the wood MDF. The initial thoughts are that “it is not real wood so it must be cheap”, “its going to fall apart in […]

The ins and outs of kitchen islands.

So you are renovating your kitchen and you are determined to have an island. Now comes the hard part. How big should it be? Should it have seating? How much overhang is enough? Do I want counter height or bar height? Will I be using the island for food prep or instead of a kitchen […]

Make that Mud Room/Laundry Room Work!

For families with young kids that have to bundle up and unbundle from the winter weather, storage and access to everything they need can be tricky…and messy. If your mud/laundry room isn’t working for you, there are a number of relatively inexpensive options that can help turn that space into a neat, clean, functional and […]

What to do with that corner cabinet in your kitchen?

When planning your kitchen renovation, the question about what to do with the corners is usually a contentious one. Shelves? Lazy Susan? Lemans?  or just kill it? Here’s a look at the pros and cons of each: 1. Shelves can be a cost effective and simple solution to corner storage and can be integrated into […]

Electric Stove Vs. Gas Stove

Cooking is one of those wonderful things we do on a regular basis. It brings us together as a family. Nothing beats the smell of a home cooked meal. That’s why it’s so important to have a stove that is reliable and efficient. These days there are so many choices of stoves, from contemporary finish […]