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Kitchen by Kitchen: A Storage Comparison By: Brooke Eversoll, AKBD

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Our friends at Blum compared traditional storage solutions

with their new modern and more functional storage accessories

My recent trip to the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in New Orleans was a visual feast. I took all sorts of notes for talking points with my clients. Storage was a consistent theme at the show. As a Kitchen Designer, one of the most common fears I notice amongst my clients in the design phase is “Storage”. Everyone wants to make sure they will have enough room in their new kitchen to store all their gadgets and dishes.



2013 Kitchen Renovation Trends

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The flurry of "2013 Trend" lists is finally slowing and in an effort to digest and summarize the current kitchen trends as seen by the taste-makers of today I mashed about ten of the articles together to see what a word cloud of all of them would look like.  With just a bit of judicious editing, here it is:

Longwood Showroom Renovation

describe the imageThe renovation of our Longwood showroom is progressing at a fast pace. If you've not been to our showroom for awhile, you won't recognize it within the next couple of weeks. We will be updated the blog with photos as the days go by, but if you can't get enough of our remodeling saga....tune in to the live webcam. You can view the remodeling as it happens. Follow the link and the prompts on our front page and enjoy.

 

Tile Backsplash trends

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Two things in this particular back splash detail make it more interesting visually.

S&W Kitchens in the news again: Home Improvement Company Checks Backgrounds

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As reported by CFNews13, S&W Kitchens has background and licensing checks conducted by AskTheSeal on all employees.  As S&W Kitchens Lead Designer Bill Burke states consumers "feel like they can trust you, and trust people we are going to place in your home."

Great New Color Trends - by Brooke Edwards, AKDB

The latest Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) meeting was held at the Hangar Restaurant at Alfred Whitted Executive Airport in St.Petersburg, FL last week.  There was an interesting presentation discussing upcoming color trends for 2011-2013.

Don't Miss Central Florida Home & Garden Show

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This weekend is the Central Florida Home & Garden Show, running from April 15th – 17th   at the Orange County Convention Center. 

Do You Need a Kitchen Designer?

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Have you ever rented (or bought, ugh!) a house or apartment - thinking you loved the kitchen – and then found it really wasn’t workable?  Maybe the fridge door couldn’t open all the way because the island was too close… a bathroom located too close to the kitchen… counter seating that was too high, too low or just out in never, never land?  All the finishes in the kitchen may look good and make for a pretty picture, but a badly designed kitchen is a nightmare if you plan on using it for more than storing bottled water.

In Love with a Movie Kitchen

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Once upon a time, she fell in love… she couldn’t stop thinking about it – its beauty, its simplicity, its appliances… Wait?!  Huh??!

NKBA - National Kitchen and Bath Association Event 11/18/10

NKBA EventSeven designers from S & W Kitchen attended the recent NKBA event in Altamonte Springs, at the Cranes Roost outdoor Amphitheater.
The National Kitchen and Bath Association held its bi-monthly meeting November 18th, as two local experts spoke about “Green design practices” and “Elevating Kitchen design to fine art”
“It is important to us to have our designers attend these events.” Said Brian Cummings President of S & W Kitchens. “By attending these educational events our designers are better able to serve our client base”
Cummings went on to state that as clients are becoming more and more involved in the design and selection process, the knowledge gained during these events are invaluable to the design staff.
“Our design staff had on average 15 years experience. That longevity shows a real dedication to the profession and a passion for client satisfaction” Cummings said.
The NKBA is the only trade organization in the industry. As a non-profit group it is the leading resource for training and education of kitchen and bath professionals.
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