Stress Reveals a Kitchen’s Shortcomings
You may be thinking about remodeling your kitchen in the coming year. Maybe you will start planning after the busy holiday season, when you’ve made gift returns, stocked up on bargains, and worked off the holiday pounds.
That schedule is fine, with one exception. There is no time like the busy present to start a journal of what doesn’t work! First item: buy a spiral bound notebook. Enlist the entire family in recording every wish, want and horror story produced by the frantic activity.
You had ten minutes to get a healthy meal on before you left for the kids’ holiday program. What you learned: every family member, including the dog, has to walk between your sink and refrigerator on the way to the …
Are You Searching for the Perfect Piece for the Dining or Family Room?
Skip the furniture stores. There is an economical alternative that will be a perfect fit and complement your home’s style. Start with stock cabinets. Use modifications, decorative features and a unique design to create a piece that will fit in your space and blend gracefully into your decor.
Since you won’t be working with fully custom cabinets, the design will be a bit like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. In order to explore all possibilities, work with a kitchen designer who has extensive knowledge of available inventory and possible modifications. By using semi-custom cabinets (stock cabinets with modifications offered), you will avoid the cost of custom cabinetry while getting exactly the features you want.
Design by AJ Johnson…
The difference between “nice kitchen” and “Wow!”
We asked our designers what they use to create that special look and feel. They agree, the answer is often found in special features and modifications, extra touches that dress up standard cabinets.Here are their top five recommendations:
Shipped ready for glass inserts, mullion doors are a classic style that dresses up any kitchen. They can be fitted with a wide range of glass styles, and typically are lit from within.
With or without mullion bars, a section of glass door cabinets serves both as a focal point and display case.
Available in styles to complement any design, crown molding creates an elegant effect across the upper line of cabinetry. Observe the carefully mitered corners. Installation is a …