kitchen DESIGN | the HOME KITCHEN Reno Reveal!!

I cannot BELIEVE it!! It’s the BIG REVEAL for the Home Kitchen design & completion! Six LONG Months Later … Was it REALLY?!Now that it’s done, it feels like just a week ago we were demolishing our 17-yr old Kitchen… Somewhat anti-climatically, the final touches were drowned in stressful missed deadlines and last-minute installs. Baseboards…

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Appliance Decisions | IGTV with Stephan Byns

Wondering where to start when looking into appliances for your new or renovated Kitchen? Listen in as Stephan Byns of Midland Appliances and I discuss the basics. HELP! You’re in the market for new Appliances for your Home Kitchen – now what?!With over 500 manufacturers of everything from standard fridges to specialty appliances you may…

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KBIS Kitchen Industry Show 2021 Re-Cap

It was a crazy VIRTUAL version of the annual Kitchen (and Bath) Industry Show this year – but much learning was still had despite the technical difficulties! KBIS 2021 KBIS – the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show – was entirely Virtual this year due to the continuing pandemic. Which had both pros and cons.…

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KITCHEN design | IGTV with Meme Brooks

Hang out with myself and Meme Brooks of Meme Brooks Design on Kitchen Design + Dining Decor, purposeful design and working with what you have!

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kitchen DESIGN | Dining Room Reno REVEAL

I’m so excited to reveal the new Dining Room Renovation! A big part of doing the Kitchen Reno was getting this space ready first and I’m really happy with the results! About Freakin’ TIME! I can’t BELIEVE IT!I’ve been planning out the designs of our ‘dream Dining room’ for ABOUT A DECADE, but logistically it…

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Appliance Decisions – the CALIBER Range

THE single biggest factor in your Kitchen build/reno are your Appliance Decisions! I’ll run through all of mine in another post, but for now I’ll chat about why I chose a Caliber Range. WHELP!I did it.I’ve officially JUMPED into this Kitchen Reno!The new Fridge/Freezer, Range, Hood Fan and Dishwasher have been put on order, while…

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alison’s KITCHEN reno | Being of Vintage + Modern

The essence of modern = simplicity, clean, defined, precise.The essence of vintage = storied, slightly damaged/chipped.Seemingly at odds… So how do we best mix these two styles in our own Homes + Kitchens? I have a vivid memory of biking through the rivered Dordogne region of Southern France, past all the old, white-stone houses set…

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kitchen DESIGN | VEGAS KBIS 2020 Part Three – Inspiration

Who doesn’t love a bit of INSPIRATION now + then?! As part of the KBIS’ (Kitchen Bath Industry Show) national convention recently in Las Vegas, I attended as many of the show floor talks as I could, hoping to learn what I could about Kitchen Design and the coming decade of this Industry. Topics ranged…

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kitchen DESIGN | The Paralysis of ‘Trend’ vs the Freedom of Style

Do you love to follow all the latest trends?Do you consider yourself a trend-setter or a trend-follower? I was jotting down a bunch of ‘all things kitchen’ ideas to muse about in 2020 as I rang in the New Year, and stopped to realize that not once did I consider anything to do with ‘trends‘.…

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kitchen DESIGN | VEGAS KBIS 2020 Part Two – New Products

For colleagues, some of the things that might be NEW to me as I start this Kitchen Designer journey might not be so new to them, but it was definitely fun to check out some real stand out products amongst the 600+ booths at the latest KBIS Conference! I’m excited to learn more about Fisher-Paykel,…

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kitchen DESIGN | VEGAS KBIS 2020 Part One – First Impressions

WELL, that was M A S S I V E to say the least! My venture out to KBIS (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show) in Las Vegas last week to learn whatever I could about Kitchen Design definitely embarked on a complete sensory overload experience LOL. In addition to it being my very first visit…

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kitchen DESIGN | WHY the Kitchen really is the most important room in your Home

Recently I’ve begun switching my work/career focus on the whole HOME to include my personal obsession passion – the Kitchen. Which is leading me to contemplate – what makes the KITCHEN, usually, the most important room in your Home? When designing and planning a home, there are typically (and very generally) two zones – the…

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kitchen DESIGN | Restaurant Supply Auctions

RESTAURANT AUCTIONS for Kitchen Design! Who knew?! To know me is to know I love vintage. I think there’s something so connected about taking an object that has been used and tossed aside, and breathing new life into it. I love the manifestation of the passage of time showing on objects and humans alike –…

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kitchen DESIGN | Commercial vs Residential

I’m starting the design of my new Kitchen, and can’t wait to explore the intersection of Commercial and Residential Kitchens!!

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kitchen DESIGN | Out with the old…

A new Kitchen is SOVERY exciting, but there are things I’m definitely going to miss, and things I’ll absolutely do again…

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The Journey Begins

It’s never too late for a new adventure… Walk with me as I explore the world of kitchens, design, food and friendship.

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