A Fantastic Budget Friendly Kitchen Update

Why Do Kitchen Updates Cost So Much?

Our kitchens get a workout at holiday time.  In addition to planning and preparing the special meals and extra baking, we need to feed the masses that are on school holidays and guests who are visiting.  This is a time when it is easy to see the short comings of our kitchens and start dreaming about what we’d like to improve.  But why, oh why, do kitchen updates cost so much?  What if we show you a fantastic updated kitchen that is really budget friendly?

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Cookbooks…Why Do We Have So Many?

Because We Love Cookbooks!

Julia Child Quote -If you are afraid of butter use cream

As we enter this holiday season, our cookbooks play a big role.  Let’s look at all the different ways to store these beloved collections and ponder a Cookbook Exchange this season.  After all, a cookbook is the one thing surrounded by food that does not have to watch it’s calories!

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We Eat First With Our Eyes

Making Everyday Meals Special

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Cookbooks, and online recipes, do one thing very well.  They provide us with photos of food that allow us to eat the food first with our eyes.  Food blogs have taken the photography of food to a new level.  The love affair with good food grows stronger everyday.

This bowl of clam chowder looks like we could dip that spoon right in and pull out the chunks of potatoes, celery and onion.  We can almost smell the pepper on the creamy surface.  Close your eyes and see if you can envision what the kitchen looks like that got this meal ready for the family table.

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Nobody Wants To Have A Double Chin!

Do You Have Too Much Junk In Your Kitchen?

 

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Have you got duplicate items, or “double chins” in your home? Hey, life happens.  Especially in our kitchens!  Cabinets and drawers become over loaded.  It can be hard to find what we are looking for.  When we work with clients considering a kitchen renovation, we suggest a purge before the project starts. Why keep things in the kitchen that can be disposed of, or stored somewhere else if not needed but a few times a year?  Even if you are not renovating….a quick refresher is for everyone!

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Do You Dread Opening Your Pantry Door?

Using A Pantry For Things Other Than Food

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As promised in Monday’s post, How Spending More May Jumpstart The Road To Minimalism today we show you what we’ve gained by not having a walk in food pantry.

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How Spending More May Jumpstart The Road To Minimalism

The Road To Minimalism

Wait!  Doesn’t becoming a minimalist mean we have to spend less?  Don’t we have to get rid of everything and live like misers?  Nope.  Keep reading the post today and see how spending more on these certain items was the jumpstart that worked on the road to minimalism for us.

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As a reward for becoming minimalist in the area we are talking about, we gained one of these….a walk in butler’s pantry!

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This Free Interior Design Feature Is Already In Your Home

PERFECT INTERIOR DESIGN IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE

scandinavian fireplace with white tiles on black wall and with crystal chandelier

 

Monday we showed you four homes that all have something in common.  Something free that makes every interior the best it can be.  Did you figure out what we are talking about?   It’s in traditional design and in modern design.  Farmhouse to Jetson decor.  Your home and ours.

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The Best Interior Designers Are The Best Listeners

THE TRICK TO A SUCCESSFUL INTERIOR RENOVATION PROJECT IS VERY SIMPLE

A good life is not a place at which you arrive, it is a lens through which you see and create your world.” ― Jonathan Fields

With technology today, we all have an image of what we think our homes should look like.  What they should convey to the world and endless sources telling us how to achieve this very thing.  To some extent this has always been the case.  The design industry is based on finding the new, the better, and presenting the best in everything.  Our firm is small and has been for 35 years.  Our approach to good design will always be the same because it is what our clients expect and we continuously strive to deliver.

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