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Kitchen Remodeling and Your Relationships!

Kitchen or bath remodeling can make any couple crazy!  What may seem like a snap in a 60 minute television show (with 15 minutes of commercials!) takes planning and perseverance in real life.  Save yourself the drama!  Read this article to see how others have handled the stress:

Remodeling Your House with Your Whole Family in Mind

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The latest extended recession has had consequences for people at every social and economic level.  According to a new study from the Pew Research Center, 47% of adults in their 40s and 50s have a parent aged 65 or older and are also either raising a young child or financially supporting a child aged 18 or older.  The new term for this situation is the "Sandwich Generation"!

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.

 

Blast from the Past

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                   Can any one identify the man in these pictures?

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."

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.

Choosing a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor

A newly remodeled kitchen is one of the best gifts you could give your family.   A cheerful and bright kitchen is the heart of the home.  Most families find that a newly remodeled kitchen does a lot to bring the family together into a wonderful new space.  Remember though.. your new kitchen is only as good as the designer that brings it to life for you. 

Home Show Specials

Thank you to all of you who helped make this past weekends East Coast Consumer Show a huge success. We enjoyed meeting all of you who stopped by to chat about your project. If you registered with us at the show, we will be in touch within the next day or so to schedule a meeting to discuss your project in detail.

A Customer from 1979

S & W Kitchens label from 1979

S & W Kitchens recently went out to a customers house for an estimate on Cabinet Refacing.  We started the project and when we removed the countertops we discovered this label dating back to the original installation of the cabinets.   The sticker is the original cabinet mfg. shipping label and is dated March 27th 1979 which is when we installed this kitchen.   The current refacing customer was looking for a fresh new look, but was comforatble with the cabinet boxes, drawers, and interiors which were as strong as the day we installed them.     The cabinet brand Quakermaid, was our flagship brand 30 years ago and we were proud to discover that 30 years after installation the kitchen was still in fine shape.   Simply in need of a facelift.   Another example of why S & W Kitchens is a company with a reputation for quality that you can  trust.   Weve been here for 32 years and will be here for at least another 32.

Moving Quickly Now-Official Press Release for Casa Feliz Restoration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE with attached renderings and "before" photos. To arrange interviews and/or photography, please contact Rosemary Antonelli at (407) 788-1981. LONGWOOD, FL----S&W Kitchens, Inc. has teamed with the National Kitchen and Bath Association to donate, design, and install an authentic restoration of the 210-square-foot kitchen and butler's pantry at historic Casa Feliz. Casa Feliz is the Winter Park, Florida estate home, built in 1933 and now a special event venue and public museum, that was saved from a planned demolition by a Winter Park citizens group. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places late last year. The kitchen and butler's pantry are the only areas of the house that were not previously restored, said William Burke, lead designer for the project at S&W Kitchens, a Winter Park and Longwood, Florida supplier and designer of products for kitchens and bathrooms. Burke also is treasurer of the NKBA's Central Florida chapter. "We plan to formally unveil the restoration at a September 24 meeting of the NKBA of Central Florida at Casa Feliz," he reported.

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