Do You Have A Wabi-Sabi Kitchen?

The Perfectly Imperfect Kitchen

Ikea Small Kitchen with Lots of Open Shelving

Kitchen projects are some of the most popular for everyone.  We all want our kitchens to be the best they can be.  It does not matter if you are a weekend DIYer, or have a full contracting crew to help you create the kitchen of your dreams….you will most likely have to deal with an element that is not quite “perfect”.
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Gaining Storage In The Small Kitchen

Think Your Kitchen Is Too Small For Great Storage?

kitchen-utensil-corkscrews, whisks, small kitchen storage ideas

Over the years, our firm has worked on too many kitchen projects to count.  We’ve had the pleasure to help our clients create their dream kitchens in new construction, large remodeling projects, moderate kitchen updates and the kitchens near and dear to our hearts….the small kitchen.

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The Sunday Spy 4.22.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye

Traditional Home Kitchen with Blue Wall Of Tile

 

This Savor Sunday

See What We Love About This Design

Each Sunday we’ll share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor.  So many elements to love in this kitchen space shared via traditional home.  At first glance we see a well organized kitchen.  With a closer look, we see a competing combination of design ideas that meld so well!

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Are You A Painted Lady Or A Gal Who Paints?

Paint The Unexpected!

living.corriere.it painted chairs for casual dining

All week we’ve been sharing some pretty fantastic designs that are all about paint.  Paint was a key factor in saving our client $70K in their kitchen.  Read The Post Here

Today on this spring Friday Favorites, let’s look at another DIY project that can be so much fun.  Start your engines and paint!

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How One Family Saved $70K Using A Design Team For Their Kitchen Renovation

How We Got A Kitchen We Love For Less

laurelbledsoedesign design selection board for Baringer Kitchen

“We saved a bundle of money and months of disruption and hassle.  My husband and I talked to three contractors about removing a load bearing brick wall and gut renovating the kitchen in our 100+ year old home—we had only lived there a year. 

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Oh Holy Kitchen

Going To The Chapel And I’m Going To…Cook Dinner!

Converted Church To A Home Design by Jenn Hannotte    Photos by Lauren Kolyn

Mr. LBD has wanted to convert a church into our home on several occasions.  He has even seriously looked at two I can remember that were vast caverns of space complete with enough Sunday school rooms to be a hotel.  Except for picturing the baptismal tank as the most wonderful home spa, I just couldn’t warm up to the idea.  (pun intended)  In addition, I have memories of serving a hundred hungry men “prayer pancake breakfast” far to often in a dark church kitchen to imagine a kitchen like that as our own.

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The Sunday Spy 3.10.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye

kitchen with orange range-4x4 tile splash-hanging pedant light-white-gray-charcoal cabinet colors-mantel range hood via tom house.com

 

This Savor Sunday

See What We Love About This Design

Each Sunday we’ll share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor.  This week let’s look at this kitchen shared via tomhouse.com At first glance we see this fabulous tangerine range.  With a closer look, we also see so many other intriging details!

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No Man Is An Island…Unless He’s In The Kitchen

We All Want To Own An Island!

pinterest DIY white open wood island with slab wood top

Most of the definitions of an island include the word isolation. Most say an island is something detached from other things.  Technically all this is true.  However, don’t you think an island in the kitchen is just the opposite of all this?  We do.

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The Kitchen Table-Bring It Back Please!

What Did We Do Before We Had Kitchen Islands?

ultimatechristoph farm house kitchen table on brick floor in white kitchen

Long before there were central islands in a kitchen we had these things called kitchen tables and they were smack dab in the middle of the room.  Many of us in the over 50 group have all kinds of memories of all the life that happened around these tables.  What about you…did you grow up around a kitchen table?

charcuterie-board- on what tablecloth with melon drink apartment 34

 

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The Sunday Spy 3.4.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye

Sunday Spy-Littleblackdomicile-Breakfast Nook-my domaine-home-tour-nina-dobrevs-bright-california-cool-bungalow

This Savor Sunday

See What We Love About This Design

Each Sunday we’ll share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor.  This week let’s look at this breakfast area shared via My Domaine At first glance we see a small nook.  With a closer look, we see so many inviting details!

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