Topping Your Cabinetry – A Quick Guide To Counter Tops – PART #1 – Popular Tops

Whether you are just replacing your counter top or renovating your kitchen, the counter top is both a practical and visual asset to any home.  As you may be aware there are quite a few choices out there!   I’ve divided the types of tops that are available into a three part “series”.   In this first series, poplular ...

The Importance of Starting Early 1

It’s hard to imagine, but by mid-summer there will be a spanking new AyA kitchen gracing this very space. Obviously, there’s a lot to be done before the kitchen arrives, but my clients were very smart by starting the process of designing their dream kitchen early on in the renovation. This allowed them to give ...

Kitchen Reno’s – Step #3: The Design!

Step #3 Now that you’ve done all the groundwork it’s time to work on the really fun part – the design.   As you’ve already visited kitchen showrooms,  you’ve got a great idea as to who you want to work with in terms of both product and design.  At this point you need to set up a ...

Kitchen Design for Seniors

“Two Thirds of all Seniors in the World Who Have Ever Lived are Alive Today” As the bulk of the population (aka “The Baby Boomers”) are approaching retirement age, design for our seniors becomes more and more relevant.  Aging in place is an important element to consider with the ultimate goal of prolonging independent living ...

KBIS 2009 – The Latest Trends 2

This year’s KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) was held at The World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA last weekend.  KBIS is the largest North American trade show geared solely to the Kitchen and Bath industry.  It’s a great opportunity for industry professionals to stay current with the latest trends and products. For cabinetry, strong ...

Kitchen Reno’s – Step #2: Setting a Budget 2

Step #2 The “B” Word & Fact Finding Missions The purpose of this next step is to set your “B” – budget.  Let’s face it, for the most part you already have an idea of what you want to spend but does this realistically work with your wants and desires?  Is the budget negotiable or ...