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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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#BLANCODreamKitchen Contest

BLANCO contest 2015

BLANCO America is having a design contest. (Sadly international readers, this contest is for US residents only. For my US readers–woo!) Make an original hand or digital drawing of your ultimate dream kitchen with a PRECIS™ Medium Single Sink + Drainer & CULINA™ Mini Faucet & upload the JPEG with a caption below to their […]

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A Reader Asks: Why can’t I raise the counter height?

BLANCO Silgranite II Sink - Photo credit: BLANCO

Hi, ….Well, we met with our kitchen design center today. A few weeks ago when we went to them we told them we would like to elevate ALL counters. I’m 5’9-1/2″ and my husband is 6’4″ ( so now you see why!). Anyhow after speaking with them they gave the cons on elevating all counters. […]

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