Line of Sight

Today’s homeowners are all about the open concept. Newer constructions tend toward open-concept floor plans, and homeowners are renovating existing older homes to create more open spaces. This preference for open floor plans makes “line of sight” an important consideration for interior design.

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KBIS Trend Report—Color

From bright statement colors to cool, easy neutrals, new colors were on display everywhere at KBIS 2018. Hot new colors are on the horizon for every room of your house, including the kitchen and bathroom—let’s take a look at a few of our favorite color trends for 2018.

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Kitchen & Interior Designers: Tips for Working as a Team

Working with a design team can help you refine your style, save time and money, keep projects on track, and create the kitchen (or home) of your dreams. The flip side of working with a team lies in the potential for conflict—a “too many cooks in the kitchen” situation, pun intended!

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New Kitchen by Christmas: A How-to Guide

If a new kitchen was on last year’s holiday wish list, now is the time to act. A comprehensive kitchen remodel can take up to five months, which means you need to get started now if you want a new kitchen up and running in time to cook your next Thanksgiving turkey, or New Year’s Day black-eyed peas and cabbage. Continue reading

In the Kitchen 2016: Backsplash Trends

As part of the our preparation for the upcoming move to our new showroom at The Shoppes at Memorial Villages, the Cabinets & Designs team is working on designs for the new space. We’ve been looking at some of the latest trends for the kitchen (and beyond) including what’s new from Kohler, tips on lighting design, and what’s trending in countertops for 2016—including the cool, modern look of glass countertops. Continue reading

Turn Your Holiday Challenges Into a Dream Kitchen

When we’re cooking and entertaining for a crowd, a kitchen’s shortcomings quickly reveal themselves. Did you find yourself wishing for a few kitchen upgrades during the holidays? Perhaps more counter or cabinet space—or perhaps a pantry? Maybe you decided that this is finally the year to upgrade to that double oven and eight-burner range you’ve been coveting since last New Year’s Eve. Whatever your kitchen needs, the Cabinets & Designs team is here to help. Here are three things you need to know before starting your 2016 Kitchen Renovation. Continue reading

Let the Holidays Guide Your Kitchen Remodel in 2016

Does your kitchen need a makeover? Let the holidays be your guide! Take the opportunity over the next couple of months and pay attention to the things you want to change about your kitchen. As you prepare for, and cook your way through, the holiday season, make a list of things you would like to improve as you observe them. Your dream kitchen will practically build itself! Continue reading

Designer Driven: Top Tips for a Successful Collaboration

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 7.47.08 PMA kitchen redesign is a big undertaking, one that often leaves homeowners overwhelmed right from the start. On the other hand, it can be difficult to let a third party take the lead on something as intimate and important as your kitchen design. In order for you to get the kitchen of your dreams, it’s important to foster a good working relationship between designer and client: a designer should bring expertise and enthusiasm to the mix, while the client/homeowner’s insights into their daily routines are invaluable for the designer. Good communication and honest feedback are crucial to the success of the collaboration. Continue reading