Kitchen Design

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Three Painful Kitchen Remodeling Blunders

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

  Avoid the Pain: Work With a Kitchen Designer Kitchen remodeling? Please, don't do it yourself! If you hire a smart, seasoned kitchen designer you won't have to worry about committing any of these kitchen remodeling blunders. But just for fun, here...

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What does a Kitchen Designer Do?

This week we had a coffee-talk with our favorite kitchen & bath designers.  We grilled them about the value of their services for a homeowner planning to remodel a kitchen.

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Kitchen Task Areas & the Work Triangle

Kitchen Work Centers We have talked about the kitchen work triangle and how it effectively makes or breaks a kitchen design.  If the geometry is off, the kitchen -no matter how beautiful it looks- will not work successfully.  

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Kitchen Color Under Glass

Applying a painted glass overlay is now an established alternative to tile backsplash as an accent in the modern kitchen color palette.  We are seeing more of this type of finish as our Washington DC clientele baby-steps toward the contemporary design...

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The Kitchen Layout Alphabet

The modern kitchen layout has developed along side modern kitchen design---which emphasizes an open plan concept.  Instead of the kitchen being a small, isolated room in the back of the house, it is now center stage.  The modern kitchen is expected to...

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Kitchen Layouts: The Modern Galley Kitchen

Modern Kitchen Design Floor Plans Modern kitchen design layouts are referenced by the shape they make when viewed on a floor plan.  The most popular kitchen design configurations are  the  L, U and G-shapes.  We will take a look at those in a future...

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Why Integrated Design Build Works

Here is a perfect example of the high quality of collaboration that occurs daily in a truly integrated design build remodeling firm.  Kitchen designer Ellen Gilday Witts and renovation architect Dan Morales are developing design plans for a kitchen...

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Solid Surface or Natural Stone

Choosing Countertops for the Modern Kitchen There are now many more types of kitchen countertop materials to choose from. And yet, most of our clients still choose natural stone.  One slight change we have seen in the past two years is that granite is...

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Coloring Your Kitchen

The Finishing Touch Choosing your paint colors--that truly puts the finishing touch on a home remodeling project.  Do not under estimate the importance of this choice.

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Choosing Kitchen Colors

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

Balancing Act The color palette for modern kitchens is drawn from dominant and recessive tones. Kitchen & bath designer Leslie Roosevelt says she tries to balance the overall picture. In kitchen design, the dominant colors tend to be set by the home...

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Under Cabinet Kitchen Lighting With LED

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

Modern Kitchen Lighting The previous blog post (Lighting Our Kitchens) talked about the overall benefits of LED over other available types of lighting for our kitchen and bath remodeling projects in Washington DC.  One aspect of the LED not covered in...

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Lighting Our Kitchens: The LED Is In the Lead

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

Halogen Is Dead That's the word from Ronna Cohen at Annapolis Lighting.  In a conversation about trends in kitchen lighting, Ronna said that as of this year they are selling "almost exclusively" LED (light emitting diode) lamps for kitchen and bath.

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