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9/26/17 – The Kitchen Island

What is the most requested Kitchen renovation option? I want an “ISLAND” in my kitchen… Well let’s discuss some Kitchen Island ideas. Today we are adding islands to our designs more than ever and the larger the better! I think the big trend towards islands is people...

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7/22/17 – The Highs and Lows of Island Seating

I think most of the kitchen design that I do and teach is that most good design comes from the people it is being designed for. You and your husband both probably have good reasons for wanting either choice so I’ll just give you some general rules I use to help guide...

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7/19/17 – Pool House Plan – Go Big or Go Home

First you will need to check with your local building department as to your zoning for size, height and setback (distance from property lines) restrictions and if planning to have a bathroom and/or kitchen what septic requirements you will have. That aside I would...

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7/18/17 – Choosing An Outdoor Countertop

First if in direct sun this top can become very hot so if that is the case than look for a lighter color and under trees will have a tendency to always have dirt and leaves that can stain on them. As far as conventional outdoor stones are concerned (e.g. Bluestone,...

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7/17/17 – Losing Your Marbles Over Tile

I think a marble look whether Crema Marfil or Carrera or others is a great timeless look. The real question here is not how it is maintained but are you and whoever else will be using this room be able to be a bit more careful. Marble scratches easily and can stain if...

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7/13/17 – Cabinet Talk – What Does It All Mean?

I’m going to try to keep this very simple. 1. Stock, usually available 0-2 week lead-time, limited door and colors available. 2. Semi-Custom, usually 5-6 week lead time, made to order, increased door styles in all of their finishes, minor modifications to cabinets. 3....

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7/12/17 – Gunite or Vinyl for Your Pool?

Well this is a little bit of a loaded question and I can probably write an entire book on the subject. I think the main parameter of this question would be budget. A gunite pool will generally cost double the comparable vinyl pool installed. There are also long-term...

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7/11/17 – Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire

There are a few things first to consider; gas, real wood burning or both using gas to start the fire. I find the latter is one to consider for someone who doesn’t have the time, skill or patience to get it started. As far as gas, these can be extremely easy to install...

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7/10/17 – Wood or Wood Tile for Your Floor?

One of the things that really help us decide on that question is “How much traffic is in your home?” Sometimes a wood floor can really give a really good continuity between rooms and a nice warm feel to the Kitchen but when there are younger kids or your home is “the...

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7/8/17 – 10 Steps For Planning Your Kitchen Remodel

“I have no idea where to start!”, “I’ve just started looking.”, “Isn’t this what everyone’s doing?” These are some of my favorite quotes people say to me when I first meet them in my showroom. My reply is, “It’s not so hard, a good Kitchen Designer will get you right...

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7/7/17 – Kitchen Design Trends

It’s a common topic, Kitchen and Bath Design Trends but a great deal of these discussions covers the entire country and they really change from territory to territory. I find that even comparing Manhattan to central Long Island to the East End of Long Island differs...

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7/6/17 – Choosing A Kitchen Designer

What’s the first thing you do when setting out to build new or redesign your existing kitchen? Look on the Internet? Travel from showroom to showroom? Buy magazines featuring Kitchens? Well maybe the answer is all of the above. But during this process the one thing...

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