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The Ultimate Lighting Guide for a kitchen: 3 areas to consider

I am working on so many kitchen designs, I’ve got my head-space all around kitchens! When it comes to designing a kitchen, I also plan out lighting. Since I design many kitchens, I thought this would be a good topic to cover. My blog contains affiliate links. Any purchases, that are at no additional charge

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

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

A Bakers Dream

My clients recently purchased a home and were wanting to make some spaces more efficient and user-friendly.  On my list was to create a butlers pantry and a closet-makeover.  While they were two totally separate spaces,  we addressed both areas at the same time.  This is Part 1 of a two-part series for this home. 

3 Steps to choosing kitchen cabinet hardware

This past week, there was great progress in our Coastal Vibe project.  The kitchen cabinets were installed as well as all of the hardware for the cabinets.  As you may know, for this project we are using IKEA cabinets and making some customizations to not make it look like an IKEA kitchen.  Part of the

Farmhouse Sinks and Faucets: get the look

I am currently working with two clients who love the look of farmhouse sinks and faucets.  While one client likes the more traditional look, the other client likes the more modern look.  As I started to source the farmhouse sinks and faucets, I thought it would be neat to put together some of my findings.

Love for Learning: KBIS 2018 Orlando

As you all may know, I am heading to Orlando today for the KBIS 2018 (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show).  I am super excited as I get to be part of a 24 person team of influencers (other designers and professionals) to report on the latest and greatest at the show.  There are many things

Options, options, option: 3 Kitchen Design Options

I am currently working with a delightful couple who are looking at a kitchen renovation.  Their home is starting to show its age a bit and the thought behind this renovation is to update the kitchen knowing that they are most likely going to sell the home in a couple of years.  With that in

A new kitchen design: Moving from the old to the new

It’s not often that I get asked to design one space in an entire renovation.  But when another designer (as well as my friend) asked me to help her with colours, I was excited to help her out.  When I arrived at the home, the discussion revolved around wall colours to go with the fixed elements