October 2, 2018

Glass-Front Cabinets Set This Kitchen’s Style

from Houzz by Erin Carlyle on September 26, 2018 Kitchen at a Glance Size: 183 square feet (17 square meters) Location: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Designer: elizaBeth Marcocci, CKD of Mother Hubbard’s Custom Cabinetry Photos: Bob Skalkowski Prior to its renovation, this kitchen in an 1879 Pennsylvania home lacked counter space and had no range hood, and the finish on the cabinets was peeling off. There was a large window-like opening in a wall that ate up […]
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 licensed? 3. Are you insured? 4. What do you charge for an estimate? 5. What kinds of guarantees do you offer? 6. Who will supervise […]
July 25, 2013

The Same Kitchen Remodeling Job for $10,000 Less?

“But John, the store down the street said that they could deliver the same kitchen for $10,000 less than you!” Yes, but not for the same quality or services. Don’t miss the last two paragraphs of this blog. They say more than any paid advertising possibly could. Many times we are told that some other company is offering “exactly the same thing” for many thousands of dollars less than Mother Hubbard’s Custom Cabinetry (MHCC). It […]
April 25, 2013

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions.

We have asked if you are ready to remodel your kitchen and we have talked about cooking appliances.  Soon we will discuss the nuances of refrigeration, clean up accessories and other helpful items for you to consider. However, first we need to offer suggestions for selecting the right company for your project. Home remodeling has had some bad shots taken at it over the years. As a local arbitrator in many of those instances I […]
April 8, 2013

How do you want to cook in your new kitchen?

The question may seem silly at first but consider this; cooking appliances occupy nearly as much space in the kitchen as do counter tops. Therefore, consideration of these questions now will have a huge impact on the design and layout later: 1. Do you want to replace your existing 30” free standing range with a similar model? 2. Would you prefer a separate cooktop and wall oven rather than a range? 3. Are 4 burners […]