Kitchen Dreams Blog

The Tale of Two Kitchens… and Two Baths and a Laundry Room

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 1:14:14 PM

Designer Chris Druschel

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Topics: kitchen, renovation, Designer

The Tale of Two Kitchens… The Big Reveal

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 4:25:19 PM

Designer Chris Druschel

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Topics: kitchen, renovation, Designer, beautiful kitchen

The Tale of Two Kitchens… the Hunt

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 12:51:04 PM

Designer Chris Druschel

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Topics: kitchen, renovation, Designer

The Tale of Two Kitchens… in one house

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 1:12:46 PM

Designer Chris Druschel

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Topics: renovation, Designer, kitchens

You're Invited! European Kitchen Fundamentals Seminar

Posted on Sep 5, 2014 11:01:24 AM

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Topics: kitchen, Poggenpohl, seminar

Seaside Condo - It's All in the Details

Posted on Sep 5, 2014 8:09:57 AM

In this third post on the Seaside Condo series, we see all the final details that bring together function and beauty in a newly renovated kitchen.

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Topics: beautiful design, kitchen remodel

Seaside Condo - Issues, Problems and Resolutions

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 8:22:37 AM

Renovations are like weddings:  every single one is unique and has its own issues to be resolved.  This kitchen was no exception.  The sink the clients fell in love with was beautiful – and large.  It was selected to make use of the awkward corner by using a drain board in that space.  “It is a beast!” Designer Brooke Eversoll laughed.  It’s made from SILGRANIT® composite by Blanco.

At the countertop template the fabricator noticed it was too big for the cabinet depth in order to fit the faucet behind.   The 2 options were to 1) Get a smaller sink or 2) Pull the cabinets to gain 3”.    The clients were concerned about the fit, and were ready to get a smaller sink.  But Brooke had a plan and convinced her clients to trust her and allow her to make it work for them.  The plan was to cut 3” out of the knee wall behind the sink to allow for the extra depth.  (Note: This would not work in every space but we were able to fit this based on their layout).

 

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Topics: kitchen remodel

Seaside Condo Kitchen Renovation - The Palette

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 2:04:51 PM

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Topics: kitchen remodel

Color Trends 2015

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 1:59:00 PM


Color is one of the many elements that go into making your house... yours.  You probably have a favorite color already, which may or may not be what you want in your living space.  For example, I really love purple, especially really deep, jewel-tone amethyst. I wouldn't paint all my walls that color - or buy a purple refrigerator, if such a thing actually exists.  But, every room in my house has a touch of purple - a throw, candles, a painting.  And it all works because the palette works with that color.

Your color palette can be really important when pulling together any home renovation.  Trends in color are actually created years before they're released - imagine the coordination it must take to get whole industries - paint, tile, accessories, cabinets - to converge on what the latest colors will be.  So what you find a lot of the time are color 'philosophies' or palettes that are offered - a bold, a neutral, a soft, a modern.  This also gives the trendsetters some wiggle room... if they're wrong on one palette another might save them. 

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Topics: color trends, Designers

Color your Kitchen or Bath

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 3:45:00 PM

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Topics: color trends, Home Renovation, kitchens, baths