Try a Little Minion in Your Kitchen
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Every home can use an extra dose of joy and optimism. That is why Pantone named its newest fashion color Minion Yellow in honor of the well-meaning yet bumbling animated characters.

So, in celebration of Spring and Minions, add a vase of April daffodils, paint one kitchen wall a warm and cheerful yellow, or add a new piece of pottery to your display.…

Have a Seat: Dining at the Kitchen Island
gray shaker cabinets in center island with seating

In the kitchen pictured above, counter stools are upholstered in a gray and white print that reinforces the two-tone cabinetry and transitional-style pendant lighting.

Smart, Sassy and Social: Bar Stool Decor

Counter stools are the finishing touch for an open kitchen design with a  furniture-style island or peninsula. Choose stools that blend with both kitchen and living decors to reinforce your open design.…

Create a Buffet or Pantry with Modified Depth
black shaker cabinets in reduced depth used to create pantry wall reflecting buffet in dining room

In the kitchen pictured above, reduced-depth black Shaker-style cabinets are used to create a shallow pantry wall. Topped with crown molding, the pantry reflects the style of the original buffet in the adjacent dining space.

Modify depth of a section of cabinets for a truly unique effect or to solve a tricky problem.…

Create Furniture Styling with Semi-Custom Cabinets
Cherry kitchen island with bookcase in kitchen with built in buffets from semi custom cabinets

Today’s lifestyle calls for an open floor plan. When the walls come down, however, a designer is challenged to create graceful transitions across food prep, dining and living areas. The answer? Built-in furniture-style cabinet features.

A graceful transition between cooking and living areas, this furniture-style kitchen island includes a bookcase. The island is built with maple semi-custom cabinets in a traditional raised-panel door style.…

Thousands for a Showroom? No Thanks
man cooking while woman holds toddler in black and white two tone kitchen

The Delchin family enjoying this kitchen, designed by Tessa Buhman

“Someone has to pay for this showroom!”

So said Steve Delchin to himself upon visiting a local kitchen cabinet firm claiming to offer “competitive” prices. Steve was in search of high-quality, sensibly-priced kitchen cabinets for the new home he was building in a suburb of Cleveland.…

Does Your Dream Kitchen Include a Wall Oven?
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This kitchen is ready for anything the chef has in mind. Notice the pot and pan storage under the cooktop.
Design by Tessa Buhman

It seems like every Parade home and magazine dream kitchen has a wall oven (or two) or a wall oven-microwave combo. And industry sales confirm that separating wall oven and cooktop is a growing trend.…

Get the Best Return on Your Kitchen Remodel
kitchen with white cabinets, pillars topped by crown molding, professional range and hood

Should you Refresh, Replace, or Completely Remodel?

It may have been when the cabinet drawer came apart in your hand. Or when a visitor said, “My grandmother had that wallpaper.” Or when you last waited in line to reach the inside-corner sink. At some point, you realized it’s time to do something with the kitchen.…

A Washington, D.C. Townhouse
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A space for big family meals and entertaining topped the wish list of the new owner of this Washington DC townhouse. Read how the designer created that in this major kitchen renovation.

Announcing: Painted Studio Gray & Cherry Cider
cherry cabinet door and gray cabinet door

Cherry Cider and Studio Gray

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new finishes to our cabinet lineup. Cherry Cider and Painted Studio Gray were carefully selected by a team of our top designers. The colors are guaranteed to complement and enhance a broad range of classic and trending styles.…

Your Cabinets Are on The Way – Prepare for Delivery!
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Your design is complete. Your cabinets have been built. And four to six weeks after you order cabinets from CliqStudios, you will receive an email that your cabinets are on their way. Will you be ready? Here’s how the process works.

I was nervous purchasing my cabinets without seeing the product in person.