Kitchen Dreams Blog

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

Tampa Bay + S&W Kitchens = Simply Wonderful!

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 1:45:00 PM

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S&W Kitchens opens fifth location

Orlando-based S&W Kitchens, specializing in installing mid-range to high-end kitchens and baths, is opening its fifth location this month in Bayshore Plaza on S MacDill Avenue, just south of Bay to Bay Boulevard.

"With dozens of designers across Florida doing business since 1977, we pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with the latest trends and conveniences," said Jeremy Parcels, one of four designers in the new south Tampa store.

"We handle everything from full-scale home remodels to fresh cabinet and countertop installations to any kind of flooring," Parcels said.

S&W Kitchens at 3125 S MacDill Ave. is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. Visit or call (813) 849-9007 for more information.

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Topics: Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, S & W Kitchens, Cabinet Refacing, Designers, Tampa

Emily Ellyn On Our Radio Show!

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 5:52:00 PM

Don't miss it!  Emily Ellyn will be live on our radio show this Saturday!  The show is on WFLA 540 AM and 102.5 FM from 9:00 to 11:00 in the morning.  You can ask her about her kitchen.  Don't forget to wish her a Happy Birthday!  

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New Kitchen Starring Larissa Berendsen

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 4:13:00 PM

Thoughtful design leads to effortless living

When Marc and Dee were looking for a warm place to escape the brutal winters of New York, they found the perfect location at the end of a peninsula—a property 30' from the Gulf in sunny Florida. The problem was that while the site was perfect, the home was less so—by a long shot.

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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

Brooke Eversoll Earns NKBA Certification

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 3:17:00 PM


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Topics: NKBA, Brooke Eversoll, CKD

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.” (

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

New Kitchen and Bath Showroom!

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 10:55:00 AM

S&W Kitchens is excited to announce a new showroom in Tampa, allowing us to better serve the West Coast of Florida!  The new location

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Topics: S & W Kitchens, showroom, Designers, Tampa

Freshome's 2014 Kitchen Trends

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 4:12:00 PM

Do trends in kitchen and bath renovations really shift so radically one year to the next?  The changes may seem so small year to year, but look back five to ten years and you really can tell the difference.  Renovating that often really isn't practical - but seeing the small changes and the newest products can help you update in minor ways - or decide you need a whole new kitchen!

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