April 19, 2014
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3 Reasons to Invest in Kitchen Cabinetry Before Appliances or Finishes

Over the course of 20 years, meeting with families who are looking to remodel their kitchen, I would guess nearly two-thirds start the conversation by sharing with me their must-have appliances and finishes.  Now, despite what you might think, homeowners in the communities I service like Hershey, Carlisle and York […]
April 2, 2014

Large showers are in and bathtubs are out

Ann Hoak of Marketwatch penned an article that really covered a number of trends for 2014. Here’s punch-list of her thoughts: Large showers are often winning over bathtubs Microwave drawers are offering new convenience LED lighting is making better economic sense Style is trending towards the simple and contemporary Quartz countertops […]
April 1, 2014

The Kitchen Sink: Material and Design Trends in 2014

Stacy Williams, a special contributor to the granite industry trade publication, Slippery Rock Gazette, chatted with me about trends in sink materials. Here are the takeaways. Interior designers and product dealers are instrumental in influencing product trends, and NKBA is proud to disseminate that information. Most appliances and fixtures are […]
March 11, 2014

Top 10 Kitchen Upgrades

Hannah Wigton, writer for Susquehanna Style, spoke with me about the Top Ten Kitchen Upgrades that a homeowner might consider. I thought the article was really well done, and her top-ten list includes: Contrasting cabinetry Old fashioned flooring Carefree countertops Innovative islands Smart sinks and faucets Beautiful backsplashes Low energy lighting […]
January 30, 2014

Create a pro-style kitchen in your home

Mary Boone, writing for Zillow and Fox News, penned a really smart article on giving your remodeled kitchen that pro-style look. You’ll note even with a more traditional cabinetry style that you’re likely to find in Hershey or Carlisle, it’s still a great look. Touchless faucets, restaurant-style sprayer, pro-style sink […]
January 18, 2014

Kitchen Trends Written in Stone

The Journal New’s Christine Gritmon interviewed me and several others on the topic of countertop surfaces. Her focus was on granite and marble counters, but she also discussed alternative materials. How do you decide on a countertop material; where should you buy it; and who should install it? Consider aesthetics, […]
January 13, 2014

Kitchen Appliance’s New Aesthetic

A little piece by Bloomberg Businessweek on the new aesthetic of kitchen appliances. Caroline Winter is the writer. new aesthetic involves more furniture-like appliances, with rounded edges and handles, less metallic sheen, and sometimes even a little color Stainless steel appliances remain the runaway favorite Bloomberg Business Week, “Kitchen Appliances’ […]
January 12, 2014

Thinking Kitchen Remodel? Avoid These 8 Trends

Forbes featured a few comments of mine in their online article that discusses what NOT to do in a kitchen remodel. Read more to see their list of remodeling “dont’s.” Forbes.com, “Thinking Kitchen Remodel? Avoid These 8 Trends”, May, 2013
January 12, 2014

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Floor

Mary Boone, contributor to the Zillow Blog, was kind enough to interview me at length about choosing the right floor for your kitchen. Consider look and function Ceramic tile, porcelain tile, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, concrete pros and cons Zillow Blog, “How to Choose the Right Kitchen Floor”, November, 2013
January 8, 2014

The Last Drop: Guide to Water-Saving Products

The NewHomeSource Blog featured a timely article on water saving fixtures for the home. Patricia Garcia covered a number of ways that consumers can save water without sacrificing functionality. New Home Source, “The Well-Connected Bath”, August, 2013