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The Easiest Path to (dis)Function

For the past sixteen years, I have had the pleasure of doing what is, for me, a dream job – designing and implementing beautiful and functional kitchens and baths. You might think I have seen it all but I can … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Surprise

Generally, I am not a big fan of surprises. I am just too much of an organized planner to go with the flow unless it is part of my PLAN to go with the flow! 😉 Recently, though, a pleasant … Continue reading

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It’s a Dog’s Life

Back in 2009, a couple who were frustrated with cutting and managing photo clippings for their home remodeling project came up with the idea of an on-line photo database for homeowners. They created the website http://www.Houzz.com. In just four years, the … Continue reading

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We’re Composting!

A few months back, I posted a blog asking if people were composting and using a built-in compost bin. After a good bit of feedback from readers and a little bit of research, I went for it when we remodeled … Continue reading

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Nice Treatment for Honed Stone

A few months back, I did a few posts about “Maintaining the Dream” that focused on how to handle high-end materials such as stone and hardware in your home. Recently I was reading a back issue of “This Old House” … Continue reading

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Dissecting the Design: Urban Connoisseur – The Surface Schedule

Let’s take a look at the surfaces in use in the urban kitchen that we have been dissecting over the past few weeks. In past installments, we have already reviewed the cabinets, fixtures and appliances. Take a close look at … Continue reading

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Are You Composting in Your New Kitchen?

There is a relatively new product on the market to facilitate composting in better kitchens. It is essentially a stainless steel basket system with odor protection that can be installed seamlessly into your counter top. The concept is that kitchen … Continue reading

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