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Cabinetry Solutions for Aging with Style

This article was published in the Sunday May 5, 2024 edition of the Houston Chronicle. Whether by choice or by circumstance, there are many intergenerational families sharing living space today—but do those spaces serve everyone in the family? Let’s take a look at...

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Cabinetry is the Foundation of your Kitchen

Choosing the right cabinets for your kitchen is one of the most important decisions you will make during a renovation. Almost everything else can be changed later, but “cabinet regret” will cost you big bucks—and probably a major headache or two. A Budget & A...

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To Consider: Custom Freestanding Cabinetry

Cabinetry is not just for the kitchen and bathroom—in fact, you can update any space in your house with pieces from a custom cabinetry maker, that function like furniture. Whether you have an awkward space that requires a custom piece, or you just can’t find...

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Designer Driven: Top Tips for a Successful Collaboration

Kitchen redesign is a big undertaking, one that often leaves homeowners overwhelmed right from the start. On the other hand, it can be difficult to let a third party take the lead on something as intimate and important as your kitchen design. In order for you to get...

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Reflections on Glass Surfaces

Some of the hottest trends aren’t confined to the kitchen, and that’s especially true when it comes to choosing glass surfaces. Whether you’re renovating a work space or updating the décor in your dining room, glass options are more beautiful, more opulent, and more...

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Wired: Making Your Kitchen Work for You

Poor lighting is a common kitchen pet peeve, one that we often address during the course of a redesign and renovation. Ease and efficiency are a must for homeowners seeking to renovate their kitchen space, so lighting solutions should not only enhance the overall...

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Tips for Choosing Cabinet hardware

Cabinet hardware is a small detail that can make a big difference in the overall aesthetic of your kitchen design. If you are remodeling on a budget, a simple change of hardware by itself can have a big visual impact. While it may seem like a small design detail, new...

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Renovations for Less

In another article we talked about timelines for kitchen renovations—a process that can take up to five months from planning to installation when the job is a complete kitchen overhaul. Twenty weeks is a long time and kitchen remodels are expensive, but there are...

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Costly Renovation Mistakes for homeowners to Avoid

When it comes to home renovation, mistakes usually add up quickly in terms of both time and money. One of the most important benefits of working with professional designers and contractors is their experience and training. When you can rely on their expertise, a...

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Benefits of Entertainment Centers

If your recent party got you thinking about better ways to entertain, we have a few ideas for you. When people hear the word “entertainment center” they often think of a big, bulky piece of furniture that is hard to move, and can take up a great deal of space. In the...

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Kitchen Cabinets 101

The team at Cabinets & Designs are experts at cabinetry, but that doesn’t mean you are. Many of our clients—especially first-time homeowners or renovators—have a laundry list of questions about cabinetry when they first start shopping. Cabinets comprise...

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Three Things Your Kitchen Designer Needs to get Started

So, you’re ready to renovate your kitchen—now what? A good place to start is a consultation with a certified kitchen designer to help walk you through the myriad of decisions that come next. When it’s time to sit down and talk business, it’s good to come prepared with...

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Managing Your pets During a Renovation

You’re not the only member of your family who will have to approve of your contractor—don’t forget the family pets! When planning a renovation, it’s important to think about and make proper arrangements for your dogs and cats, for their safety and the safety of the...

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How to Know When It’s time to Replace kitchen Cabinets

If you’ve been thinking about replacing your kitchen cabinets, but you’re not sure whether to wait, consider the following scenarios: Your Kitchen Layout No Longer WorksEven if your cabinets are still in good condition an inconvenient kitchen layout is a good reason...

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Cabinetry Need-to-know for Beginners

A kitchen renovation requires making a dizzying array of decisions and keeping track of a seemingly endless to-do list. If you do a little homework at the beginning, it will go a long way, helping you make decisions with confidence. Base Knowledge: Standard SizesDid...

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Top Tips; Flooring

According to Cabinets & Designs President Maria Frank, there is one question homeowners ask on every project: “Do the floors go in before or after the cabinets?” It’s understandable—a renovation gets even less convenient when it’s time to put in new flooring,...

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Top Tips: Countertops + Backsplash

Recently we talked about flooring; now we’re turning our attention to two other kitchen surfaces: the countertops and the backsplash. The process can vary and is sometimes confusing to homeowners. For example, you won’t always order your backsplash and your countertop...

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Top Tips: Kitchen Lighting

The right lighting is important in every room of your house, including—and perhaps especially—your kitchen. Kitchens are where people gather to spend time, but they also function as a workspace in need of practical task lighting. A designer will help you create a plan...

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Your home for the Holidays – Renovation Inspiration

Is it your turn to play host for the holidays? Don’t forget–a kitchen renovation can take up to five months, so now is the time to start planning. Check out our recent blog on renovation timelines to learn more about how to get your dream kitchen by the holidays....

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“Back to School” Renovation Inspiration

It’s almost time to head back to school, which makes this the perfect time to renovate spaces in your home to better accommodate your budding scholars. Improve storage and organization to keep study spaces clutter-free and efficient for buckling down with the books....

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Beyond Laundry Rooms

Could your laundry room use an update? Updating or installing new cabinetry in your laundry room can improve efficiency and increase storage. Transform your laundry room with new cabinets, built-in countertops, and custom lighting. Why Upgrade Your Laundry?Your...

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Beyond Bathrooms

Move over kitchens, the luxury bath remodel is here! A big trend since 2018 is a spa-like bathroom upgrade, most often in the master bath to create a retreat-like quality. With luxury bathroom upgrades you can make a spare hour on a weeknight feel like a staycation....

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Line of Sight

Today’s homeowners are all about the open concept. Newer construction tends toward open-concept floor plans, and homeowners are renovating existing older homes to create more open spaces. This preference for open floor plans makes “line of sight” an important...

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Spice Kitchen

Designed to isolate and eliminate strong food and cooking odors through exhaust and ventilation, a spice kitchen could be your next home renovation project. A space near but set apart from the kitchen, a spice kitchen keeps fragrant spices compartmentalized from the...

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Tips for Working with Your Kitchen Designer

Your kitchen designer is tasked with making your dream kitchen a reality. From managing your budget to managing your expectations, a kitchen designer has a lot on their plate—here are a few tips on how you can be a great client. Tip #1: Have a Plan for the SpaceMake a...

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Universal Design

Embracing universal design concepts when renovating has many benefits. In addition to maximizing accessibility for people of all abilities, universal design helps homeowners “age in place” with grace. Universal design means creating a living space that is accessible...

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Dreaming of a “Green” Kitchen

Just in time for the holidays, it’s our “green” kitchen roundup. Fortunately, there are more sustainable choices than ever when it comes to home renovation; from materials to manufacturing processes to the appliances you install, going green is the way to go!...

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Let there Be (Better) Light

Light up your life with smarter home lighting design. If these longer spring days have brightened your mood, imagine the difference a lighting makeover could make in your home. Lighting design is an important but often overlooked element of renovation, but things are...

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