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Curb Appeal

Something Is Missing Curb appeal. You  know it when you see it because you feel it. But, what is it…

Choosing Kitchen Colors

Balancing Act The palette for modern kitchen colors is drawn from dominant and recessive tones.  Kitchen & bath designer Leslie…

What Design Build Is

Design Is the Heartbeat For Gilday Renovations, residential design build (in the Washington DC metro area) is about seamless integration…

Under Cabinet Kitchen Lighting With LED

Modern Kitchen Lighting The previous blog post (Lighting Our Kitchens) talked about the overall benefits of LED over other available…

Lighting Our Kitchens: The LED Is In the Lead

Halogen Is Dead That’s the word from Ronna Cohen at Annapolis Lighting.  In a conversation about trends in kitchen lighting,…

Mercury Rising: The Way of Kitchen Lights

One More Year That’s all we’ve got.  By government mandate, we may not use incandescent light bulbs (100w or 75w)…

Kitchen Lighting Design

Modern Kitchen Lighting You might expect that the electrician would be in charge of lighting the kitchen.  In fact, lighting…

Transitional Kitchen: Collision of Design Styles?

The “transitional” style kitchen by any other name would be what?  A mash up traditional and contemporary?  A haphazard collision…

Kitchen Design Trend Alert: Gray! It’s the New…. Something

NKBA’s Top Kitchen Design Trends for 2012 The National Kitchen & Bath Association just published it’s top ten kitchen and…

Design Build Remodeling Brings Order to Chaos

Not As Bad As It Looks Only homeowners who have lived through an extensive home remodeling project know what it…