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Kitchen Dreams Blog

The Tale of Two Kitchens… in one house

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 1:12:00 PM

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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Topics: renovation, Designer, kitchens

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

Kitchen & Bath Renovations Report

Posted on May 22, 2014 10:10:00 AM

The 2014 Houzz & Home Survey is just out from Houzz and shows some interesting results.  

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Topics: S & W Kitchens, kitchens, baths, renovations, houzz

Happy Birthday, Internet!

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 4:44:00 PM

Today marks the 25th year of the creation of the World Wide Web, created on March 12th, 1989 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.  Today on the Diane Rehm show  NPR, the guests reflected on our global society and how cultures experience the immersion of life on the web in their daily activities.    “The World Wide Web turns 25 today. In a little over two decades, the Web has revolutionized the way we communicate, do business, access entertainment and share information. To mark the occasion, we look to the future, when experts say the Internet will become like electricity, permeating our lives and raising questions about privacy, security and even the nature of reality.” (TheDianeRehmShow.org)

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Topics: kitchens, technology, New Cool Stuff, baths, Brooke Eversoll

S&W Kitchens Receives Best of Houzz 2014 Award

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 3:11:00 PM

Along with Designers William Burke, Jeremy Parcels and Brooke Eversoll

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Topics: kitchens, houzz, award, customer service

Kitchen & Bath Interns

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 11:57:00 AM

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Topics: kitchens, Designers, baths, SSC, internships

Houzz 2013 Fall Kitchen Trends Study

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 12:56:00 PM

Houzz has quickly become the design industry's replacement for home magazines in a digital age.  It lets you can flip through all kinds of photos, just like in a magazine - and so much more!  You can narrow the pictures to see only kitchens, or only baths, or only traditional homes.  You can tag pictures of things you like and make notes on them.  (In the 20th century these are called tear-sheets - pages you ripped from magazines to save for later - I still have a stack of these somewhere...)  And you can share what you like and don't like with your spouse, best friend or designer - all without encountering ads for Viagra or pet food.

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Topics: trends, kitchens, houzz

Design Karma

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 11:30:00 AM

A wise woman once told me 'Beauty is painful!', which, she went on to explain, meant that to achieve beauty for more than mere seconds takes a lot of work.

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Topics: kitchens, design, Designers, baths, island, beauty

Technology in your Kitchen

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 8:28:00 AM

What will they come up with next?  Probably in your lifetime you've been told that in the future we'll all have cars that drive themselves or fly or or robots that will keep your home spotlessly clean.  Sadly, none of these magical futures have come true... yet.  Still, the pace of technology in our lifetimes has been staggering on many levels.  

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Topics: renovation, Countertops, kitchens

Kitchen Design, Floor Plans and Designers

Posted on Aug 23, 2013 11:29:00 AM

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Topics: Home Renovation, kitchens, Designers, baths, freshome, floor plans