January 5, 2014

Team Danze rides to victory at the Denver Children’s Hospital 2012 Courage Classic

I was honored to ride with Team Danze in the Denver Children’s Hospital 2012 Courage Classic. Contractor Magazine, “Denver Children’s Hospital 2012 Courage Classic”, August, 2012
January 4, 2014

Induction Cooktops: Clean, Fast, Safe

ForResidentialPros.com writer Maureen Allen chatted with me about induction cooktops. The article featured a photo of our Lemoyne Condo Kitchen Remodel project. Who would have thought that in less than two years, induction cooktops would become so hot! Every major manufacturer has some kind of induction offering Efficiency and safety are induction’s two biggest advantages Induction cooktop cleanability is another enticing feature While consumers may not be aware of induction, they are intrigued once they […]
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 budget. Hide the toilet away, either in its own “room-within-the-room” or behind a half wall Porcelain tile is a favorite among designers, for use on […]
January 2, 2014

The 2012 Kitchen Design Awards

Susquehanna Style favored us with the 2012 Kitchen Design Award. We’re incredibly honored to have been chosen among so many talented designers from Harrisburg and the surrounding communities. Susquehanna Style, “The 2012 Kitchen Design Awards”, February, 2012
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
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 […]
April 1, 2013
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How do we live in our kitchens?

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. “Life” happens here. Think about how you and your family use the kitchen now and what new things you would like to be able to do in your newly remodeled space. Does your family eat meals together in the kitchen? If so, do you want to eat together around a table, or maybe an island? Do the kids do homework in the kitchen? Do you pay your […]