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3 new product finds from KBIS 2015

Tomato Red -  one of the 10 standard colors of the new DacorMatch Color System.

I didn’t attend KBIS  (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) this year — too busy. However, that didn’t stop me from peeking online at what new products debuted at the show. Here are 3 new items that were voted Best of KBIS: 1) Brizo Articulating Faucet I couldn’t find this on the Brizo website so might […]

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How to make your remodel finish on time

Interior Designer Hair

You’ve all heard the tales about remodeling projects that run overtime. The general consensus is generally attributed to: those in control being lousy estimators about what they can achieve/finish circumstances beyond our control due to acts of nature (like cabinet delivery stalled due to…snowpocalypses) But there is a third reason that is not always discussed: […]

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How much does a kitchen cost?

How much does it cost to remodel a kitchen 2015

I recently participated in a discussion about, well, you see the title. *points upward*  Leslie Hendrix Wood of Hadley Court and writer Leslie Carothers (some of you know her as the powerhouse CEO of The Kaleidescope Partnership) came up with a subject we were all keen to contribute to: Designers, including  me, have been complaining […]

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A Reader Asks: What Granite Should I Choose?

An example of "true" granite -- defined as a igneous material with 20% quartz and 65% alkali feldspar. Photo via Wikipedia

Hi Kelly, I am getting obsessed with the selection of granite in my kitchen design.  I have picked out antique glazed cabinets which are a warm tone and a medium wood floor.  My kitchen tends to be dark. What color granite should I choose that will not wash out the cabinets nor make the room […]

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Happy New Year! Is 2015 your year to remodel?

MSK Design Build, California - Master Bath

Hello and Happy New Year to you all~ I was away on vacation for the past couple of weeks so my apologies for not responding to you sooner for all your nice emails and comments! Let’s get going! What can you expect for 2015?  Most of the inventory and staffing shortages that have plagued us […]

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Happy Holidays!


There will be a brief respite from the blog as I celebrate the holidays with family and friends. As A.A. Milne wrote in Winnie-the-Pooh: “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” Yes. This is me. I’d like to thank each and every […]

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