Kitchen Remodel of the Day

This beautiful 1930’s Tudor home had charm throughout but the kitchen just wasn’t functional for them. The kitchen had been remodeled in the 50’s and updated in the 80’s and didn’t provide the storage, countertop space or flow they wanted. But with this age and style of home they wanted something that fit the home …

2013 Design Contest Winner: Matthew Adler – Other Rooms – 2nd Place

Congratulations Matthew! Matthew Adler Schell Brothers, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Design Goals and Details:  There were a number of goals to this space. We need to create a study that could accommodate both her and him, provide lots of storage and allows him views out the back of the house towards the water even when privacy is …

National Kitchen and Bath Month – My Budget

The wonderful thing about the kitchens & baths of today is that whatever your budget there are fashion forward options within every price range.  From Cabinetry to Appliances, Countertops to Flooring, Plumbing to Lighting – there is something out there to fit your budget and style. This doesn’t mean that you don’t create those dream …

Deep or Shallow?

By: Denise Butchko We’re not talking about personality here – we’re talking about the shelves in your closets and storage spaces. 🙂 When people show me closet spaces – they often feel compelled to “use every inch”. So whether the closet is 24” deep (standard depth for a reach-in closet) or 38” deep (space left …

Shoe Storage As Command Central

By: Denise Butchko Shoe storage – and the location of shoe storage – is always at the top of a clients’ list when it comes to designing their closet space.   So here’s what I recommend after figuring out where to store over 5000 pair of shoes (it’s really closer to a million, but who’s …

Just Say “NO” To Shelves Below

by Denise Butchko The closet consultation conversation often begins with the client saying: “And I’d like some shelves for shoes on the bottom”. If you’ve designed a dozen or more closets – you’ve heard this request from a client. Just because you were raised with storing your shoes on the floor underneath the single hanging rod that …

Grey Is The New White?

Why grey? The color has been surfacing as an increasingly talked-about color in home finishes lately. And I have a few ideas why. To its credit, grey gives a softer-than-white contrast from the bold power choices of turquoise and yellow that are trending as popular in home decor and maybe we’re looking for calmer, relaxing hues …