April 1, 2020
Cleaning Quartz Coutertops Properly

Let’s Clean Your Quartz & Marble Countertops

One reason consumers choose quartz is that the surfaces are both easy to maintain and to clean. Here's how you clean effectively and safely.
March 22, 2020

Cleaning Custom Wood Cabinets in Your Kitchen

Spring is a great time to give your kitchen cabinets a good cleaning. Here's the Mother Hubbard's How-To guide to properly cleaning wood cabinetry.
February 29, 2020

3 Things to Look for in a Harrisburg Kitchen & Bath Showroom

Here is an edited list of kitchen and bath showrooms in the Harrisburg area that are worth a visit. Learn what a smart buyer should look for in a kitchen showroom.
May 22, 2019

Microwave Drawers Offer Improved Ergonomics, But at a Price.

Why invest a thousand dollars or more on an in-drawer microwave when you can purchase a perfectly serviceable countertop or above-range microwave for a few hundred dollars? That's what we're here to find out!
February 17, 2019

Designing a Kitchen for an Older Home

Like many small hamlets in the Susquehanna Valley, Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania boasts an idyllic town center with dozens of charming, older homes. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, our borough features historically significant architecture dating back to both the American Revolution and the Civil War. While not all eighty or hundred-year-old homes In Mechanicsburg are worthy of a historic designation, Mechanicsburg’s older homes still bring happiness to their owners and deserve the love and […]
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 […]
November 20, 2017

Kitchen Corner Cabinet Storage Solutions

Virtually every kitchen has one, and yet most homeowners wish they didn’t. What am I referring to? The dreaded corner cabinet! Corner cabinets, especially base cabinets, are often called the Bermuda Triangle of the kitchen. It’s where mono-tasking appliances, football-shaped cake pans and anything else not used frequently finds its final resting spot. Technically, it’s understandable why corner cabinetry has gotten such a bad reputation. First, a person’s comfortable reach is a bit under two […]
October 16, 2017

Re-imagining the Kitchen Pantry Cabinet

If you’re like most homeowners, there’s never enough storage space for food items and other consumables in your kitchen. At a time when Costco and Sam’s Club have redefined the notion of “buying in bulk”, finding a place to store and easily access cans, cartons, bottles and boxes can be a challenge. “Kitchen pantry” tends to be the catch-all phrase that suggests where these goods are stored in a kitchen. As we’ll discuss, this isn’t […]
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 are long gone. Today many view the kitchen as the center of the home for both daily living and entertaining. If you’re looking to improve […]
August 25, 2017
freestanding bathtub

What you need to know before buying a freestanding tub

David Keeps of the Wall Street Journal authored an excellent article describing the things that you should know when considering a freestanding bathtub.  While thoughts of a rusting cast iron claw foot tub might be the first image to pop into your mind, today you can find freestanding tubs made from the most exotic materials in designs that will complement any aesthetic. During my interview with David, I pointed out that over 60% of NKBA designers surveyed last […]