Cabinets: Kitchen Remodel

Cabinets: Kitchen Remodel
Affordable Cabinet Update. The stained cabinets in this Fairview home were ho-hum and outdated. As part of a larger kitchen remodel, the cabinets needed attention. Knowing that cabinets would be costly to replace, we decided that paint and some modifications would give us the updated look we were...

Buy American! Marble Countertops for Kitchen Remodel

Buy American! Marble Countertops for Kitchen Remodel
Danby Marble, quarried in the US — A great choice for  Kitchen and Bath countertops. If you are considering marble for your kitchen counter tops, Danby is a terrific choice! Danby Marble is quarried in the US. Marble performance in Kitchens. For the past two decades marble has gotten bad press for...

Back Splash Replaced

Back Splash Replaced
Kitchen Remodeling Replacing the Backsplash   The cabinets in this Twin Creeks home in Allen were high end. They out-classed the back splash: the back splash was rather tract. It was double ordinary, actually, because this back splash was twice the square footage of a “typical” back...

Cabinet Update

Cabinet Update
Before   Meanwhile back at the ranch, Heritage Ranch.The cabinets were great quality and in nice condition but the finish was outdated.   After                       We showed Laura Buchanan of Nob Hill Painting a blackish-brown chest that we...

Backseat Backsplash? Not.

Backseat Backsplash? Not.
Having selected the granite for our Fairview kitchen remodel (see last post), our next step was to find a backsplash material. In general, I think simple works best. The two materials that made it to the top of our list were both small mosaics from IMC. We decided — whichever mosaic we picked —...

Granite Selection

Granite Selection
When the Fairview homeowners decided it was time to upgrade their kitchen they called me….since we already shared a delightful history in paint, furniture, curtains, art and accessories! Where to start? Granite. We knew already that we did not want the countertops to be too dark. We also wanted...

Kitchen Cosmetics: Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen Cosmetics: Kitchen Remodel
BEFORE AFTER Happy surprise! A nice tray ceiling was underneath the florescent plexiglass panels. Bye-bye Plexiglass! The fir downs over the cabinets were also eliminated. The cabinets, well-built but tired, needed both functional and cosmetic tweaks:  The top row of pantry cabinets became usable when...

Teamwork: Kitchen Remodel

Teamwork: Kitchen Remodel
OK. Credit to whom credit is due. These West Plano homeowners made their own selections and contracts with subs for their kitchen remodel. Their exisitng  mouse-y granite (not all granite is beautiful) was replaced with gorgeous granite!  They chose tumbled stone with accents tiles to replace the existing...

Kitchen Update

Kitchen Update
the Palette For this Plano Kitchen remodel exisiting materials determined our palette. We identified the granite which was already on the counter top in the Butler’s Pantry and the bar ledge as Giallo Fiorito. A tumbled marble, Torreon Stone from Pro Source, looked very similar to the exisiting floor...