Your Cabinets Are on The Way – Prepare for Delivery!
white semi truck leaving cabinet factory

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.

The Black & White Kitchen: Trending, Timeless
kitchen with white shaker cabinets, beadboard back on the bookshelf center island, black counter stools and black marble countertop

White cabinets and black granite partner with richly grained wood flooring.

A timeless concept, the black and white kitchen makes a dramatic statement. It works with interior styles ranging from traditional to contemporary, casual to formal, and urban to rustic. Notice how a simple vase of flowers pops against the monochromatic backdrop!…

A Kitchen Peninsula: Better Than an Island?
Kitchen with peninsula of white cabinets with bookcase end and decorative door panels on seating side

This peninsula enhances work space and seating in an open compact kitchen.

Is your home space-constrained? Do you like to keep guests close, but out from underfoot? Do you want to get every inch of countertop out of your kitchen layout?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, consider replacing your island or kitchen table with a peninsula.…

Where to Put the Microwave?
center island with under counter microwave and open shelving on end

In 1955 a microwave oven was the size of a refrigerator. Today you can build it into a wall, under a counter or let it double as a range hood.

Top Three Things to Look for in New Cabinets
white shaker kitchen cabinets in open kitchen with long island

Your new cabinets will be the basis for the fresh style you have waited for. And you have so many options — Shaker style or raised panel doors, a paint or stain finish, dark or light, one color or two, and, how about that lazy Susan you always wanted?Let’s take a step back and talk about construction.
Will you be using these cabinets for more than three years? Are you counting on this remodel to add value to your home? Find out what construction features to look for.


Super Bowl Party Central

by Becky Gamble on January 26, 2015 @ 11:18am

in Home Trends,Kitchen Design

Super Bowl Party Central
Kitchen with large center island built of cherry cabinets highlighted by white marble counter and floor tile

For the Perfect Storm of Food and Fans

Football aside, Super Bowl Sunday will be the occasion of a record-breaking number of home parties, with food consumption second only to Thanksgiving.

While 12 hours of programming will be devoted to the game over the weekend, action on the field will only fill 11 minutes, stretched out over four hours between kickoff and final whistle.…

Kitchen Designers Must-Have Specialty Cabinet
pullout recycling and trash bin in black shaker cabinets

We surveyed our kitchen designers to find out which specialty or storage cabinet they feel should be in every kitchen. What they said? As pros with tens of thousands of projects under their collective belt, they agreed: the must-have specialty cabinet is:

The Pull-Out Trash Cabinet!

Several of the designers polled felt the 18-inch pull-out trash can and recycling center is so important, they recommend it in every kitchen, including those being built on tight budgets.…

Renovation of Minneapolis Tudor Home
1950s kitchen with pink painted cabinets and pink flowered wallpaper

Evylin Seeley’s 1950s Florida-Themed Pink Kitchen

She was a holdover from an older, grander age, defying time in her Minneapolis Tudor home, two blocks from Lake Calhoun. Somewhere back when World War Two was news and not history, she had taken an exotic and flamboyant design taste and covered her walls and ceilings with wallpaper: flamingo-pink palm fronds, green and gold bamboo, a Chinoiserie-style mural in black and turquoise, and painted woodwork to match.…


How to Create a Home Office

by Becky Gamble on January 13, 2015 @ 11:36am

in Design & Planning,Newsletter

How to Create a Home Office

The home office is becoming a standard feature in home design. When creating an office space in your home, consider what role it will play. Will it be command central for a small business? A space for an occasional work-from-home day? An organized space for paying bills and keeping up on correspondence?…

Get More from Your Kitchen with Built-In Storage Cabinets

Storage, a classic kitchen design problem, is not simply a matter of cubic feet of cabinet space, but of how that space is organized. Incorporate carefully chosen built-in storage cabinets and organizers into your design, and you may dramatically improve your kitchen’s functionality. Your choices will be based on your cooking style, your space and your budget.…