Countertop Replacement | How Does It Work

0:48 31 December, 2009 Published by

Replacing and updating your countertops with beautiful new granite or one of the many colorful and durable quartz materials is probably much easier than you might think. Computers and digital technology have taken the manufacturing of granite and quartz countertops well into the 21st century. The first effect of technology…

My New Appliances Do Not Fit

2:57 25 November, 2009 Published by

Frequently, when people replace an old kitchen appliance, they discover to their dismay that the new appliance won't fit in the space taken up by their old appliance. This is especially true with refrigerators. In many cases, this can take you from a casual appliance purchase into a kitchen remodeling…

Problem-Solving Kitchen Design

2:25 30 October, 2009 Published by

When you undertake a major kitchen remodeling project, you have a great opportunity to completely rethink the design your kitchen. Too many people get bogged down with nitty-gritty choices and decisions (appliances, colors, flooring, etc.) at the expense of spending a significant amount of time on the most important choices…

Choosing An Edge Profile For Your New Granite Countertop

20:07 23 October, 2009 Published by

One of the most important decisions you will make when selecting a new granite countertop, after color, is the edge profile. Edge profile is the shape of the edge which can have a very big effect on you ultimate satisfaction with the finished countertop. There are many shapes, or profiles,…

Thinking Green When Remodeling Your Kitchen

16:26 29 September, 2009 Published by

If you are remodeling your kitchen and want to consider the impact on our environment in the process, you will find that "green" decisions are not easy or clear-cut. There are numerous considerations and many (sometime opposing) views. But, for this blog, we will present a few major items for…

Designing A Live-In Kitchen

20:33 18 September, 2009 Published by

As our society has changed substantially over the past 40 years, the layouts and designs of kitchens have kept pace with that change. In the 1960's and 70's the kitchen was considered a workplace to be kept out of sight and a sanctuary where those doing the food preparation could…

Do I Really Need To Set A Budget For My Project?

19:58 27 August, 2009 Published by

The short answer is YES! Your budget will have a large influence on the many product selections and decision you will be making in the future. Your designer needs a realistic budget in order to make the best recommendations. Don't waste your time (and your designer's time) looking at products…

Getting Ready For The Kitchen Tear-out

15:01 17 August, 2009 Published by

Now that the excitement of designing your new kitchen and making all of the necessary selections is behind you, it is necessary to face the reality of the temporary disruption in your home when the old kitchen is torn out. However, many of the discomforts and inconveniences can be minimized…

Slabsmith – Digital Technology Improves The Quality Of Granite Countertops

18:28 29 July, 2009 Published by

Computers and digital technology have taken the manufacturing of granite and quartz countertops firmly into the 21st century. The first effect of technology is in the measuring and templating process. New digital devices allow for microscopic accuracy in the field and automatically produce digital drawings which are directly compatible with…

Rethinking And Redesigning Your Kitchen

14:36 26 June, 2009 Published by

If you are considering a major kitchen remodeling project, you have a wonderful opportunity to completely rethink and redesign your kitchen. You have a lot of choices to make: cabinets, countertops, appliances, flooring, paint and wallpaper just to name a few. But, the most important choice you make will be…

Remodeling A Kitchen On A Small Budget

17:07 11 June, 2009 Published by

Are you tired of your old kitchen, but your budget won't allow you to do a full-scale gut and remodel? Not to worry, you still have a number of options. There are a number of smaller projects that can give your kitchen a substantially new look and feel. The focus…