October 10, 2017

Creating an Open Concept Kitchen

If you live in a home that was built twenty or more years ago, chances are that at the top of your must-have list is a desire to open up the kitchen to an existing living or dining space. The days when kitchens were seen primarily as a utilitarian space […]
August 12, 2017

What Kitchen Remodeling Will Really Cost You.

Virtually everyone who has ever contemplated remodeling or renovating their kitchen has the same question, “How much will this kitchen remodel cost?” Whether you live in New York City where a typical 950 square foot apartment condo can cost $1 million dollars, or Hershey, Pennsylvania where $1 million will be […]
September 21, 2015

8 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Remodeling Professional

Media Planet offered me the opportunity to share my thoughts on the questions that a consumer should ask before hiring a remodeling professional. Here is my list for the 8 questions to ask before you sign on the bottom line. 1. Who do I need to hire? 2. Are you […]
April 19, 2014
Bishop Cabinetry

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 10, 2014

Follow these 5 tips to choose new cabinets

I’ve got some very strong opinions when it comes to selecting and purchasing kitchen cabinets, so I’m not sure Gretchen Becker was ready for my passionate responses to her questions. Nonetheless, the article is featured on Angie’s list and if you’re researching cabinetry, it’s a good read. Angie’s List, “Follow […]
January 17, 2014

NKBA president discusses 2014 co-location of KBIS and IBS, and Design and Construction Week

Ashlei Williams of the Plumbing and HVAC trade journal, The Wholesaler, asked for my insights into the combination of KBIS and Design and Construction Week. Here are my primary thoughts. Las Vegas Convention Center, where the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and International Builders’ Show will co-locate on February […]
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 6, 2014

Five tips for a masterful bath remodel

Consumer Reports offered its readers five tips for choosing ways to remodel your bathroom that will increase both your pleasure and return on the investment. Bathrooms have replaced kitchens as the most remodeled room in the home—their smaller footprint and lack of pricey appliances make for a less expensive project. […]
January 3, 2014

Bathroom remodeling guide: Dos and don’ts

More people trust Consumer Reports to help guide them through kitchen and bath remodeling than just about any other resource. Here’s their March 2012 list of bathroom remodeling do’s and don’ts where they are kind enough to refer to my comments. Build a 10 to 15 percent cushion into your […]
January 1, 2014

Susquehanna Style 2011 Kitchen & Bath Design Awards

Susquehanna Style chose our renovation work in a 1927 home built by artist James Maynard Williamson. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to work in the home and very proud that it was recognized by Susquehanna Style. Susquehanna Style, “2011 Kitchen & Bath Design Awards”, February, 2011