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Kitchen cabinet hardware: 5 things to consider for your kitchen

When it comes to designing kitchens, the majority of the focus typically revolves around the function. But once the function has been all planned out, then it’s time to turn that function into a pretty functional space. When it comes to kitchen cabinet hardware, there are 5 key areas that I help my clients with.

Designing a Kitchen: How do I ensure function first?

When I work with clients to start designing a kitchen for them, there are many questions that are asked to get to know more about their existing space. What I typically like to do is a walkthrough through the entire main floor or the level where the kitchen is located. Sometimes, we will also tour

Pendant Lights over a kitchen island: How do I do it?

This past week, I worked in two different projects. While both projects are very different, they share a common theme: pendant lights over a kitchen island. What I typically suggest When I manage renovations, I like to have everything all sourced out, purchased, and onsite for the particular trade. That includes pendant lights over a

The fine details of a kitchen design

I’ve recently gone over the last step with my clients for their kitchen. We have just gone through the fine details of their kitchen design. What exactly does that mean? Fine Details of a kitchen design When I work with clients to design their kitchen, we discuss numerous questions. The entire focus of a new

Smart Home Appliances: They’re not only smart but sexy too!

I first started to write about smart homes after attending KBIS 2019 in February At that time, I had no idea that I would write about smart homes three more times! I’ve written about good, better, and best options for a smart home as well as smart home switches.  This week, I thought I would round out

Kitchen Backsplash Choices: What I went with and WHY

As you all know, we have a little project on the go that I’ve called, “Love At First Sight”. You can read about this project here, and here. I have had a clear design vision for this home right from the start. There has only been one area that has caused me some sleepless nights:

Kitchen Cabinets: The difference between custom vs IKEA cabinets

Since January, I have started to work on 6 new kitchen designs. In my past kitchen design work, I have worked with both my custom cabinet company as well as with IKEA. When it comes to looking at kitchen cabinets, what is the difference between custom cabinets vs IKEA cabinets? DESIGN When working on a