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Shower Niches

Generally niches in a shower are thought of as a place to store the shampoo bottles, soap and all of those items we need in a shower.  One of the big advantages of a niche is that it saves space in a shower – it uses the space in the wall and doesn’t protrude into […]
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Painted Cabinets – Should I or Shouldn’t I?

When we design a kitchen or bathroom, clients will often ask for painted cabinets.  And they often ask for painted cabinets because they think they are less expensive than stained cabinets.  It’s the opposite – painted cabinets cost more than stained. Painted cabinets can benefit from using paint grade lumber instead of stain grade materials.  […]
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Painted Cabinets

Paint is not paint.  There are significant differences. We often get calls about painting cabinets to update the look.  When we evaluate the possibility of upgrading the finish for our clients, we first evaluate the existing cabinets.  We consider the existing cabinet finish – are they thermofoil, stained, or painted?  Are they damaged and what […]
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Thermofoil Cabinet Doors

We’ve all seen a thermofoil cabinet door but many just do not know what it is called. Thermofoil cabinet door are the white plastic covered doors that are common in houses built in the late 90’s and beyond. One of the great features about these doors is that they are about impervious to anything – […]
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Custom and Quality are not Synonymous

There is the perception that custom cabinets are better made than stock cabinets. On more than one occasion I have had clients ask for custom cabinets in situations when they aren’t necessary.   The truth of the matter is that how a cabinet is made has the biggest impact on the quality and longevity of […]
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How Cabinets Are Made Matters

We have all heard of the old adage “beauty is only skin deep”. It’s the same with cabinetry. In this case a client asked us to repair a cabinet where the back had failed resulting in the cabinet pulling away from the wall.   Often with cabinetry, the only thing that is considered is how […]
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Why Liability Insurance Is Important

The small details make a big difference.     One detail thats often overlooked by homeowners is making sure that their contractors carry liability insurance.  It is amazing that a contractor is required to have a business license and a contractor’s license to pull a permit, but not insurance.  Whether it’s your plumber, roofer, or […]
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A Kitchen Designed for the Whole Family

One kitchen trend that isn’t often thought about is designing kitchens around the whole family. The emphasis is to create kitchens where not only Mom and Dad can work, but also the children. In one design there was a second children’s kitchen complete with appliances – and the owners children even decorated the room.   […]
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