Married couple, Eric and Marissa Shipe purchased their Virginia home with the initial intent to immediately remodel the kitchen. They loved the home, but there was no way they could live with the kitchen layout. It had to be the first thing to go. Marissa spends hours in the kitchen.
The kitchen layout is the shape made by the arrangement of the countertop, major appliances (i.e. kitchen sink, range and refrigerator) and storage areas. The layout and floor plan create the kitchen’s primary work triangle, which is the path that you make when moving from the refrigerator to the sink, to the range when preparing a meal.
The decision to remodel your kitchen is an exciting one, but getting started can feel overwhelming. You’ll need to decide if you’re doing a complete overhaul, or just tackling specific projects that will make a big impact.
Today we are going to take a look at a home that was recently remodeled with a masculine, modern sense of style. Designer Jennifer Ferson, of Ferson Kitchen & Bath Design, channeled this style through the use of some great textures and colors. Let’s start with the big picture.
The house hunting process is an exciting one, but it can mean focusing on the big picture and making compromises along the way. The remodel process, on the other hand, is your opportunity to shine and make every detail - big and small - into a beautiful reality in your dream home.
When designing a new space for a customer, a designer shouldn’t be merely imitating the latest trends, but instead should be creating something that perfectly fits that homeowner’s unique personality and lifestyle.
Bold, Blue and Beautiful. The most fitting name for this show-stopping kitchen located in Hauppauge, NY.
A 1870s townhouse located within the historic district of Washington, DC, belonged to a set of homeowners who loved the charm of DC, had a passion for cooking and enjoyed entertaining for their friends and family.
This Nebraskan family of four enjoys much of their time together cooking, baking and entertaining. Although their 1920s Classic Colonial home is located in a prestigious country club neighborhood that’s both historic and charming, their kitchen was neither. They had grown frustrated not only with the look but with the day to day function of their kitchen.
Are you one of “those people” who admires the happy and abundant flourishes of color in the shelter magazines but when it comes to your own home, you have a hard time getting beyond beige? If that describes you, you are definitely not alone. In fact, color consultation is a major reason why many homeowners consult with an interior designer.
After closing on their first home in Jacksonville, Florida this couple was excited to make their new home their own. They were in love with the property and the majority of the house, but the kitchen was in desperate need of a remodel.
Picture a 1890s architectural home located in Buffalo, New York and within its walls is a cramped little kitchen in dire need of updating.
Kitchen remodel projects are often tied to momentous events with the goal in mind to be completed before a certain event such as the start of school, before the holiday season or in this case before the homeowners’ baby boy was born.
As an architectural element, the range hood over the cooking center represents one of the key opportunities in the kitchen to make a unique and impressive design statement or a simple subtle look to support the overall style of your kitchen design.
With the desire to relocate to a convenient and central downtown location, Dave and Marie were looking for a major lifestyle change. They dreamt of being closer to their careers, their friends & family, and the perks of downtown living, but most of all having more quality time with one another. "Dave & Marie are fans of Industrial Chic design.
Framed vs. Frameless Cabinets
There are so many valid reasons for remodeling your kitchen. Maybe you aren’t happy with the way it looks. Maybe the cabinets are old and have seen better days or the space just doesn’t work for your lifestyle.
Today we will be looking at a kitchen transformation dreamt up by a designer for her own home. As a designer myself, I find this type of renovation particularly interesting, because as designers, we are always focused on creating spaces based on others’ needs and turning that focus inward can be challenging. The options are so numerous because as a designer that is all you look at, day in and
Today, we are seeing more and more households where members of the family are choosing to ditch their dull, gray office cubicles and work remotely from home.
This remarkable kitchen remodel located in Deer Park, IL (Northwest suburbs of Chicagoland) caught my eye instantly as I was browsing through Houzz one day. It’s no wonder that this spectacular kitchen has been gaining an ample amount of attention within the industry, because it is a kitchen that dreams are made of and was 15 years in the making.
When you begin to contemplate a remodeling project, whether it be kitchen, bath or whole house, who should you have on your team to design and implement your vision? Those that could potentially be involved in a remodeling project include: architects, contractors, interior designers and/or kitchen designers. How do you know who you need to be working with?
I always love a great transformation, and I have a lovely one to share with you this month. Not only is it a visual transformation, but also a functional transformation. Before we delve into the before and after pictures, I will set the stage… a busy family of five in Chicago, all of whom use the kitchen space but for different reasons. The problem arose when those competing tasks overlapped
Hooray! Spring is right around the corner!
The work triangle is a design concept that has been around for decades and is a great guideline to use when redesigning your kitchen. Although the topic may seem intimidating at first, it’s actually a simple concept that can help you redesign your kitchen to be more efficient and functional.