PLANNING YOUR KITCHEN LAYOUT

Getting ready to remodel your kitchen?   Here are 5 steps for the layout of your new dream kitchen. Kitchen Layout:  Choosing a layout may be a given looking at the existing walls or layout you currently have.  Some of the basic layouts are – Galley, L Shape, U Shape, and G Shape (Peninsula/Island).  If […]

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MAKE THE OCCUPANCY SENSOR SWITCH

Hands full?  …no problem! Make the occupancy sensor switch. When you’re updating the lighting and switches during your remodel, be sure to ask your design/build team about including motion sensor switches.  Wouldn’t it be great to stop wasting energy and stressing about your children (or spouse) always forgetting to turn the lights off? Now a […]

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2015 KITCHEN APPLIANCE TRENDS

Some of the buzz about stylish new trends in kitchen appliances for 2015 include: Refrigerator & Freezer Columns:  As opposed to being built together as one appliance, these refrigerator and freezer units are independent from each another and can be installed in separate parts of your kitchen. This gives you more flexibility with the layout […]

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LAZY IS ACTUALLY MORE EFFICIENT

One of the best things about remodeling a kitchen is the opportunity to make your existing space more efficient.  Hallelujah! If you’re like me, your pre-remodel kitchen cabinets host food items and cooking utensils that are unreachable, get jammed in the back or just disappear into the abyss.  With the addition of an accessory called […]

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SHAMPOO NICHES: NO MORE BATHING BUMMERS

When remodeling your bath or shower – be sure to plan the locations and sizes of all your built-in tiled soap and shampoo niches.  These recessed shelves are the perfect way to store bathing products while soaping up. FORM = FUNCTION.  Not only are they a great example of a practical design application, they make […]

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ADORE RADIANT FLOOR HEATING

Radiant floor heating makes walking around barefoot on on a chilly SoCal morning… an enjoyable truly cost-effective luxury.  Imagine the feeling of a nice warm tile or wood underfoot.  Slippers are so overrated, aren’t they?  Although underfloor heating is considered a modern technology, it has a fascinating history spanning some 7,000 years!  The original concepts of applying heat to the floor inspired […]

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WINDOW REPLACEMENT BENEFITS

Part of the fun in remodeling is enjoying the parts of the experience that are the most positive.  Stylish window replacement falls under that category as well as having a lot of great benefits.  When the time comes to replace your existing windows – there really is a lot to get excited about.  There have […]

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SAVE MONEY REMODELING

Need to save money remodeling and don’t know where to adjust your budget?  Careful planning and some creativity during a home renovation can help save big bucks.  There is always a way for a homeowner to stretch their budget and get the biggest bang for their buck.    Here are just a few of our favorites… Don’t […]

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