We are pleased to report that one of our kitchen renovations has been featured in the Summer 2014 edition of Signature Kitchen & Baths magazine (page 40). Give it a gander next time you’re at Lowe’s, Home Depot or Barnes & Noble. We especially love how the classic white cabinetry contrasts with the espresso stained island for a distinct look. If you love white kitchens this Ideabook is for you.
Banquette seating in a kitchen saves space, brings pattern and color to the room through fabric and creates a cozy spot for meals. Plus, it can be designed to match any kitchen style. Banquettes can be custom built by a finish carpenter, purchased as a bench from a cabinet manufacturer or assembled from cabinet parts.
Greater Philadelphia Fall Home Show
September 5, 6, 7, 2014
Valley Forge Casino Resort
1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Free Admission! Free Parking! Plus – we are once again giving away our award-winning remodeling services! Stop by our booth (#22) to register to win a few hours of architectural services from one of our talented designers. It’s a great way to get started on that project you’ve been dreaming about.
The renovation created a more functional kitchen with modern style — all within the existing space. Rich Shaker-style cabinets, gray Quartz counter-tops and a variety of glass and stone mosaic tile give the kitchen a contemporary edge. Changing just a few things made a 180-degree difference.
Like it? Get the look:
1 – Shaker Style Cabinets by Stimmel Consulting Group
2 – 2″ x 12″ Himachal Black Slate from Gravena Tile
3 – Random Stick Slate and Glass Mosaic in Rust from Gravena Tile
4 – Honed Stormy Sky Chroma Quartz
5 – 1/2″ x 1/2″ Topkapi Stone and Glass Mosaic from Gravena Tile
Check out a feature we wrote (Thinking of Remodeling? Think Again) on Pennsylvania Homes, one of the top sites for Pennsylvania real estate, including Philadelphia, PA real estate. Pennsylvania Homes also services Connecticut real estate and Michigan homes for sale. Here’s an excerpt to whet your appetite…
Two words will see you through any remodeling project: patience and planning.
Mark Fox, a registered architect and founding partner of Gardner/Fox Associates, a renovation firm based in Bryn Mawr, recommends that you start planning early for home improvement projects. “The success of your project depends on proper planning prior to the start of construction. Taking the time up front to think through the project will lead to a more enjoyable, successful process,” states Fox.
To ensure the success of your project, first determine your needs and start thinking about a budget. Be ready to explain how you want the new space to function. The next step is to contact a design professional who can work with you to develop and formalize your ideas. They will address obvious structural and support issues and provide information about products and trends that relate to your lifestyle.
Another successful kitchen renovation with cabinetry designer Dave Stimmel made the pages of Main Line Today, June 2014 issue (page 48).
Not having seen or sampled this product in person, we can’t vouch for it, but the email announcement sure got our blood pumping like a triple shot of espresso. Check out these features:
Brews and cleans with the push of a button
Installs anywhere without special plumbing
Integrates seamlessly with other Wolf products
Drool… Add to that Wolf’s sterling reputation and a cup warming drawer?! We can’t wait to check it out. You can learn more here: http://www.subzero-wolf.com/oven/built-in-coffee#product_list
Bryn Mawr, PA – Before the renovation, a dated vanity floated above the floor in contemporary fashion. Angled ceiling height mirrors above the vanity were a bit much for this sophisticated homeowner. As part of a larger renovation, the powder room finishes were removed and the vanity was replaced by a more classic washstand. Blue-gray walls pair well with the geometric patterned tile floor for a look that balances classic style and modern flair.
While the Main Line’s McMansions offer a dramatic amount of square footage, high ceilings, and big closets, they’re generally devoid of the charm and character associated with the region’s traditional dwellings.
In a well-written article from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Gardner/Fox architect and co-owner Mark Fox offers insight on the popular renovations that are bringing these particular homes from bland to grand. Give it a read: http://www.philly.com/philly/living/20140523_Remaking_McMansions.html.