Archive for January, 2007

Looking for Design Ideas?

January 31, 2007

A great place to start is a home show. You can see the latest styles of cabinets from major manufacturers and installers in your area. If you’re to that point, you could even begin gathering info from prospective contractors to do the work. If you’re not quite ready for that, it’s still a great place to get ideas for layout, styles, finishes and much more for your kitchen. Here’s a few I found online, visit one that’s close to you:

Upper Marlboro, Maryland – Suburban Maryland Spring Home Show – Feb 2, 2007 – Feb 4, 2007

Brentwood, NY – Long Island Spring Home Show Feb 23, 2007 – Feb 25, 2007

Pensacola, FL – 14th Annual Pensacola Home and Garden Show – Feb 9, 2007 – Feb 11, 2007

 Scottsdale, AZ – Scottsdale Home & Garden Show – Feb 9, 2007 – Feb 11, 2007

 Marlborough, MA – Metrowest Home Show – Feb 10, 2007 – Feb 11, 2007

 St. Louis, MO – 30th Annual St. Louis Builders Home & Garden Show – Feb 22, 2007 – Feb 25, 2007

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Looking for Discount Kitchen Cabinets?

January 17, 2007

Yes, discount kitchen cabinets can be a money saver. Want some info on finding them? Check out this article entitled Discount Kitchen Cabinets and find helpful information for your search. While your there, check out other great articles and Q&A’s for tips and information on kitchen design and remodeling. You’re sure to find some great tips and information there to help you on your search for a fabulous kitchen!

Countertops 101

January 3, 2007

So, you’ve got your cabinets picked out or maybe you love your existing ones. What’s next? Countertops. Your countertops are also a very important part of your kitchen and can either enhance or detract from your kitchen’s sense of style. So you want a countertop that works for you functionally and will look good too. There are a lot of different things to consider, and how it works for you is the most important. Don’t forget that when you’re picking out your countertop. A great looking countertop won’t look so good if it just doesn’t work. Do you need an integrated countertop and sink? Do you do a lot of baking and need a surface you can roll dough on? How about chopping, do you get tired of dragging out the cutting board all the time? Some people even find that no one surface can do everything they need. For them a combination of different countertop materials helps to solve all their kitchen needs. So, first decide what you need your countertop to do for you and then choose the material or materials that will work best for you and your kitchen.