Category Archives: Kitchen Remodeling

A Place You Call Home

Home, home on the range. There’s no place like home. Home is where the heart is. I could go on and on with the many sayings that relate to home. No matter who you are, there is always that one place that we will always call home. My brother Jon always says that home is where your bed is. I have to say that after a week or so when we are on vacation, I can’t wait to get home to my own bed. No matter how comfortable those beds are when I am away, and I have spent many…

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Cape Cottage Kitchen

This small cottage in Buttermilk Bay was in need of a kitchen makeover.  Homeowner Susan Rooks turned to Wood Palace Kitchens for one that was appropriate for the house. Tim used Homecrest brand cabinets with wood dovetailed drawers. The simple, classic-style doors create a transitional look.  Brownstone cabinet glaze on Maple Opaques offers the perfect blend of brown and gray tones, designed to draw out the subtle, sophisticated qualities of today’s modern, neutral color palettes. Countertops are Postform laminate on the main area and Silestone Quartz on the island.

Where Do I Start? Kitchen and Bath Remodeling 101

In life, one of the biggest thrills that we can experience is to be needed by another human being. I think that is where all mothers get their motivation from to put in the long hours that it takes caring for their children in those development years. I can tell you that it is the same in the work world. I get the best feeling when a client comes into our showroom with that “deer in the headlight” look and asks, “Where do I start?” These are the clients that I most definitely have the most fun with and in…

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Where Do I Start? I am not Handy. Kitchen Remodeling 101

I’m sure we can all relate to the 4 words above as we start the thought process of any remodel. It takes all the energy in our body to finally admit we are ready to think about making that change in our kitchen. With all that is available and all the shows on TV making it look easy, it’s no wonder we get a headache at the first thought of the tools buzzing. You are already in good shape admitting that you need and want the change. There are two ways that you can get started. You can head over…

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The Reason Why You Should Make an Appointment with a Kitchen Professional to Start Your Kitchen Remodel

We live in a hectic world, always on the go and trying to fit everything in so that we get everything done that is on our list. Most people can’t juggle more than one thing at a time and do it well, even though they think they can. We look at our run down and outdated kitchen and instantly get the urge to get out to a bunch of showrooms to get some ideas. Saturday is the day that we find some time so we finish our chores and get in the car and head to a kitchen showroom, excited…

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When Budgets and Emotions get in the Way of Your Buying Decisions

Whether you are ready to put an addition on your home, remodel your kitchen or finishing your basement over, too often we get caught up with emotional decisions for our budget. I call this the “Calculator Thought” because money is the main focus. Some one asked me recently with what was wrong with that. Let me make you aware of the consequences of these emotions. When we start the process of visualizing what we would like our room or rooms to look like, there is an emotional high that we get about the final result. We gather information from websites,…

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Why Before Product, How to Enjoy Creating the Kitchen that you Desire

Have you ever heard of the saying; “Bass Akwards?”  Yes, if you catch on you know that it is a play on two other words.  Unfortunately, most consumers put the horse before the cart when it comes to remodeling in general.  When homeowners are ready to start say a kitchen remodel say, they have it in their minds that they want it as easy as ABC.  It was the Jackson 5 who spelled out ABC as easy as 123.  Wouldn’t that be interesting if we could get through our project that easy?  I have heard many friends or relatives over…

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Watch What You Wish For, Dream First

My mother always reminded me when I was young; “Timmy, watch what you wish for.” I never quite grasped at that age how important that one line would be as I matured in years. That line reminds me of many related things in my business. Being a kitchen designer/salesperson now for over 34 years, (I started my business in 1979) I have come across many lines from clients and perspective clients. I could probably fill a book with these and become a best seller. One of the most noticed line that comes to my mind is when a client tells…

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Remodeling Your Kitchen: Pleasant Experience or Disaster?

If you talk to 10 different people and ask them how the remodel went on their kitchen, you would hear 10 different stories. Most would think that that the fault would lie with the places that they bought from or hired to do the project. Unfortunately, the blame points more towards the consumer and their buying habits. Why is this most ask me? When we go to do or buy anything, the first thing we think of is; “how can I save some money and do this for less money.”  We ask around to family and friends for their advice or…

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Dream First (Enjoy Creating the Exact Living Space that you Desire)

There are so many different products to choose from when you are building a new home or remodeling your kitchen, bath, home office or family room. Most people look around and get 2-5 price bids for their project, getting more confused as they go from store to store. Being product focused can bring on confusion and anxiety. Product driven companies will match you to product first every time to make sure they hit their quotas. These practices become a big problem for the client who needs help and guidance through the beginning stages of their project.  It is tough for…

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