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Natural Wood Cabinetry—What to Know and Understand

There are many reasons to choose natural wood cabinetry for your kitchen remodel or new kitchen. Wood’s allure adds value to your home and classic style to your kitchen. People are drawn to wood for the variance in grains and colors and wood’s natural warmth.

Contemporary Cabinetry Designs for Today’s Kitchens

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Kitchen design trends come and go (and often come back again but please—no more avocado appliances!). Today’s kitchens and the homeowners who love them have a lot to look forward to with these latest in-vogue looks. If you’re embarking on a renovation or in starting new home construction, here are the hottest cabinet finishes and … Read more

Planning a Kitchen Remodel

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You’ve decided to refresh your home and undergo a kitchen remodeling project—exciting stuff! There are many steps to tick off your punch list before you start and all the way through to completion of a kitchen remodel. First steps – space and use considerations Work with your kitchen designer to determine the overall new look … Read more

Do You Stay or Do You Go? Deciding Between Renovation or Moving

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In the Hudson Valley where we’re located—and throughout the New York metropolitan area for that matter—the housing market is hot! Inventory is tight, more people want to move to the suburbs, and prices are going up in the battle between supply and demand. If you’re thinking of moving because you want a larger, more contemporary … Read more

Engineered Hardwood Flooring – Is it Right For Your Space?

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Your interior designer has specified hardwood flooring for your home or retail space. You like the idea of it but are wondering if solid or engineered hardwood makes sense for how you use your rooms. Engineered hardwood flooring at a glance Unlike solid hardwood flooring planks, which are constructed from a single piece of solid … Read more

Popular Kitchen Design Trends and the Cabinets that Love Them

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Design trends and popular tastes come and go. What our parents coveted in the 1970s was replaced in the 1990s; what homeowners installed in the 1990s is now being updated for today’s lifestyles in the 2020s. There will always be a place for all-white kitchens and raised panel cabinet doors, but what are kitchen designers … Read more

Up-Level Your Design with Mosaic Tile for Kitchen and Bath

Mosaic tiles offer homeowners boundless creativity and beauty when designing or remodeling their kitchen or bathroom. Mosaic tiles come in glass (and recycled glass for ultimate sustainability), natural stone, porcelain/ceramic combinations, marble, shell, and metal. They come in a wide range of sizes and styles, such as herringbone, “subway,” chevron, basketweave, round, hexagonal shapes and … Read more

The Differences Between Porcelain and Ceramic Floor Tiles

Options for Selecting Porcelain or Ceramic Tiles for Your Kitchen Flooring Whether you’re working on a full-scale kitchen renovation or want to update or upgrade the kitchen flooring, porcelain tiles and ceramic tiles are among the choices. If you love your kitchen cabinets, countertops and the layout, but you want to transform the room’s look, … Read more

Natural Granite vs. Other Stone Countertops – Which is Right for Your Kitchen?

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Looking for a beautiful way to update your kitchen? Natural granite as well as engineered quartz stone countertops make elegant, hearty surfaces. However, these substances are not interchangeable and have different qualities to consider for your kitchen renovation. Natural granite countertops Natural stone, such as granite, is quarry-mined around the world. The raw granite that … Read more