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Material Witness

December 31, 2009 – 1:10 pm |
Cabinetry by Smallbone of Devizes

You’ve done your initial due diligence by identifying the pluses and minuses of your kitchen set-up and have given some thought to your style preferences. Next you have to… Get Real This means you can’t guess about dimensions to get the right quantity and/or size of any new materials or products. Measure your kitchen and [...]

How Much Wonderful Do You Need?

December 30, 2009 – 2:10 pm |
Design by Christopher Peacock Cabinetry

There’s a lot to be said for developing an understanding of quality and value in relationship to cost. Make your selections according to what’s most important to you and what most fits your needs. Settle on a level of quality most appropriate to your lifestyle and budget. Prioritize what’s most important: more money on the [...]

Renovation Run-Up

December 29, 2009 – 2:10 pm | One Comment

No man is an island; neither is your kitchen. Whether you are considering a total gut job or a little cosmetic fluffing and re-organizing, don’t forget that your kitchen is a central player in the overall design of your home. Start collecting pictures from magazines. You want to be clear what style you are most [...]

Do You and Your Kitchen Have A Dysfunctional Relationship?

December 28, 2009 – 1:49 pm | 2 Comments

Part I – What’s Wrong With This Picture? If all you make for dinner is reservations, you probably don’t need to give this room a lot of thought. Otherwise, there often comes a time in a home owner’s life when denial hits a wall and your dysfunctional relationship with your kitchen needs to be addressed: [...]

Merry Go Rounds and Lead

December 22, 2009 – 8:06 pm | One Comment

Beautiful and bright colors It would seem a cruel truth that as Merry Go Rounds were turning and happy children were riding those brightly painted ponies and unicorns the rich colors of the ride itself were coats of lead paint. We already knew lead was poisonous, did we know that the ride itself was covered [...]

Hey EPA, Meet John Doe.

December 21, 2009 – 5:22 pm |

The Colonel,“I don’t read no papers, and I don’t listen to radios either. I know the world’s been shaved by a drunken barber, and I don’t have to read it”. Meet John Doe, Frank Capra’s populist movie. All John wanted was for things to get better. EPA and you. The dice are thrown and the [...]