kitchen DESIGN | Beyond the Reveal with Caliber

Going ‘Beyond the Reveal’ in the New – and now lovingly broken-in – Kitchen with Caliber Appliances! A Range with Beautiful Impact As you may by now know, it was a chance meeting while working with the incredibly knowledgeable crew at Midland Appliances here that led me to the Caliber Range. As soon as I…

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kitchen DESIGN | the HOME KITCHEN Details

I STILL cannot BELIEVE it!! The LOVE is alllllll in the details, so, here goes! Kitchen Renovation Details! DID YOU SEE IT?!?! The ‘Home Kitchen Reno’ was finally finished this past summer – and the overwhelming LOVE from you all has been incredible!!Way to make me blush 🙂 I took a lot of chances on…

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kitchen DESIGN | Re-cycled Countertops

Old Countertops can be made new again with just a touch of gold! Check out how I re-cycled my old Countertops below. The Home Kitchen RENO In case you missed it, you can catch up on the whole RENO here > Everything Old … When originally deciding what to do when our Range was dying…

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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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