As we near the Fall and Winter seasons, you may be looking at your kitchen and wondering how it can work better when you're hosting parties with family and friends. Entertaining comes with its own set of challenges and needs, and if you have guests over often, it may be worthwhile to adjust the form and function of your kitchen to account for a crowd rather than simply for your immediate family. The seven ideas below are some great things to consider to help make your kitchen party-ready.Read More
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There for you in the morning rush and waiting again at the end of the day to unwind, the master bath vanity wears many hats for you and your partner's needs each day. When you are considering changing yours, there are several important questions to discuss with your partner and designer. A great vanity, one that works for you and brings the right level of aesthetic flavor to your space, is an important cornerstone to having a bathroom you love.Read More
Most kitchen floor plans take into account the relationship of the sink, cooktop and refrigerator- the three components that make the kitchen a useful space. Designers sometimes refer to this as the "working triangle". In order to create a functional kitchen, it's important to understand which triangle configuration works best in the space. What we find is that most kitchens end up fitting into one of four basic floor plan designs. Every home is different, so the details and exact arrangement will always be a bit unique, but starting with the basics is a great way to see the potential for your kitchen remodel. Here, we take a look at each.Read More
When you're in the process of planning a remodeling project for your home, it’s useful to have a few different methods of collecting the ideas you have for easy reference later. These ideas can be shared with your designer to help them get a better sense of what you would like to see in your home. We recommend a combination of online and offline methods.