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2015 Napa Valley Designer Showhouse: the Kitchen Edition

1935 Tudor Revival

Forgive me for being late in posting as Work has Eaten My Brain (No no, designers are rarely full of…hyperbole *cough*). I wanted to give you a glimpse into the Traditional Home 2015 Napa Valley “Revival on Rudolph Street” that I saw a few weeks ago as part of the sponsored collaboration with Zephyr.  Thanks […]

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Zephyr Blogger Retreat 2015

Zephyr San Francisco

It’s taken me a few days to recoup from my collaboration* with Zephyr last week for #ZephyrBloggerRetreat2015. I have to tell you — this is my backyard. It was completely fun to see some of the other attendees who hadn’t been to the Bay Area before. Zephyr pulled out all stops and it was fascinating […]

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Off to Zephyr

Zephyr SF Showroom

So I’ve happily accepted a sponsored* invitation from Zephyr for a San Francisco Blogger Retreat November 3rd – 6th. I specify Zephyr in my design work so I know the product fairly well and have discussed the line in 2014 and 2011: (Modern Hoods for Modern Kitchens, and Zephyr’s Hot New Hoods). For those of […]

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Behind the Scenes: Crystal Cabinets Factory Tour

Crystal Tour Oct 5 2015 (97)

Last week I was in Minnesota to partake in some training at the cabinet company I work with, Crystal Cabinets (technically Crystal Cabinet Works), and thought you might like to see some behind-the-scene coverage of how cabinets are made. This is a photo-heavy post vs. text as pictures tell the story better than I can. […]

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Cambria®‎ 2015 Designs and A Factory Visit

Brittanicca™ Quartz. Photo Credit: Cambria

Cambria®‎ are debuting two new counters next month and are planning a bunch of launch parties to show off the two new additions to their line. For those of you just dipping into the world of counters and remodeling, Cambria® is the only family-owned, American-made producer of natural quartz surfaces. Simply put, they are engineered […]

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Research your remodel like a pro (even when you aren’t one)

Stop problems before they start.

One of the challenges with kitchen design is the fact that you’re paying a lot of money for items that can make life challenging if they fail or don’t work. Over the years, I’ve seen appliance manufacturers with a rush of bad appliances, cabinet companies with failed finishes, flooring that turns out to be a […]

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