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Sep 18, 2014 1:14:00 PM

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

Designer Chris Druschel

Two kitchens – a social and a prep kitchen, were the main event in this home renovation but smaller side projects help bring the whole house into harmony. 

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Sep 17, 2014 4:25:00 PM

The Tale of Two Kitchens… The Big Reveal

Designer Chris Druschel

The first two blogs on this project started with the original kitchen layout and some of the major choices that were made regarding cabinets and counter tops.   So here they are:  The Social Kitchen


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Sep 16, 2014 12:51:00 PM

The Tale of Two Kitchens… the Hunt

Designer Chris Druschel

We continue the The Tale of Two Kitchens with the chapter on finding just the right finishes - a daunting task!  

With the wonderful floor plan agreed upon it seemed like the renovation could move forward quickly.  However, the clients had very specific ideas about the finishes they wanted.  They liked white, but not stark white, for the cabinets and they wanted soapstone counters, but they had to be black. 

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Sep 15, 2014 1:12:00 PM

The Tale of Two Kitchens… in one house

Designer Chris Druschel

It was the best of homes for them; it was the worst of kitchens.  Ok, not the worst, but these clients really wanted a space that met their family and entertaining needs… which turned out to be two kitchens:  a social kitchen - where family and friends end up spending time and a functional prep kitchen, smaller but where everything is within easy reach for the primary cook.


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May 8, 2013 9:58:00 AM

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

Our friends at Blum compared traditional storage solutions

with their new modern and more functional storage accessories

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Feb 9, 2013 1:15:00 PM

2013 Kitchen Renovation Trends

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:

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Oct 29, 2011 11:53:00 AM

Longwood Showroom Renovation

The 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.


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Sep 26, 2011 2:45:00 PM

Tile Backsplash trends

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

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Sep 2, 2011 1:49:00 PM

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

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."

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Apr 14, 2011 4:02:00 PM

Great New Color Trends for 2011

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.

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