Kitchen Fixtures, Finishes & Appliances
There are many helpful and engaging articles on choosing the finishes, fixtures and appliances for your remodeled kitchen. We have done our best to curate a list of resources that we think helpful in framing the discussion and narrowing your choices.
Wood flooring continues to reign supreme, according to the 2020 NKBA Kitchen & Bath Style Report. Tile and natural stone follow behind. As you make your selection remember that certain areas of the kitchen floor are going to see heavy traffic. If wood is your choice, regular care and maintenance will be required to keep it looking new. You can expect that every five years a screen buff and re-coat will be required to maintain its appearance.
- Zillow, How to Choose the Right Kitchen Floor
- Houzz, Kitchen Flooring 101
- Apartment Therapy, Kitchen Flooring: 6 Eco-Friendly Options
- Pinterest, Flooring Options
Essis and Son
6220 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA
4335 Lewis Road, Harrisburg, PA
Countertops & Hard Surfaces
Nothing can make bolder statement in a kitchen than the choice of countertop. While granite dominates the 2022 rankings again, quartz is quickly growing in popularity not only because of its beauty, but also because of its durability and maintenance-free nature.
When it comes to quarts countertops, in our mind there is only one choice – Cambria. You can preview the dozens of Cambria kitchens that we’ve designed by visiting our Cambria Gallery Page.
Classic Rock Fabrication
931 Dana Dr, Harrisburg, PA
Mother Hubbard’s primary source for many years. They have an exceptional selection and are experts at their craft, but are not retail
Lesher Natural Stone
2400 Swatara Creek Rd, Middletown, PA
Great selection of stone, quartz and tile surfaces in a warehouse/showroom combination
Ceramic subway tile continues to be at the top of the list for transitional backsplashes for 2020. Glass, however, is definitely a favorite material at Mother Hubbard’s and we think you’re only going to see more of them. More a question of style than functionality, backsplashes can be a focal point in a remodeled kitchen and offer a chance to show off some personality.
- Washingtonian, Choosing the Best Backsplash for Your Kitchen
- HGTV, Picking a Kitchen Backsplash
- Canadian House & Home, Video: How to Choose a Kitchen Backsplash
Sinks and Faucets
Stainless steel sinks reign supreme again in 2020, but granite composite has definitely seen a surge in interest. Don’t forget porcelain enamel, as its durability and timeless look have earned a place in many homes, including the Petrie’s. As for faucets, they’ve gone shiny and high tech for 2020.
- Slippery Rock Gazette, The Kitchen Sink: Material and Design Trends
- HGTV, Choosing the Right Kitchen Sink and Faucet
- Consumer Reports, Myths and facts about selecting kitchen sinks and faucets
2058 State Road, Camp Hill, PA
2500 Gettysburg Rd, Camp Hill, PA
With more advertising dollars behind them than all other components of a kitchen combined, appliances are the brand stars of the kitchen. Those shiny badges with Sub-Zero, Wolf, Viking, Samsung and LG etched into them make us stand up and pay attention. In the end, I would remind you that a Whirlpool fridge keeps a quart of milk at approximately the same temperature as a Sub-Zero. But then, some of us buy Chevy’s and others Mercedes.
Technology is rapidly changing the 2020 landscape for kitchen appliances. It’s been years since your fridge could connect to your iPhone, but now you can actually pull up menus on a touch-screen panel.
- USA Today, Tommorow’s kitchens will be connected to your devices
- Pinterest, 12 Hot Trends in Kitchen Appliances
- Consumer Reports, Kitchen Appliance Buying Guide
- Bob Vila, Choosing Major Kitchen Appliances
3820 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA
5303 E. Trindle Road, Mechanicsburg, PA
Appliance Distributors Unlimited
2842 North George Street, York, PA
While we have a couple of pretty good lighting showrooms in the Harrisburg area, in truth most of our clients use an online catalog to make their choices. One of the reasons is, of course, selection. No matter how large the lighting showroom, few can offer the variety of an online catalogue. A second more important reason is that most local showrooms will charge you if you want to return a special order. For the most part, online stores do not charge for returns, much like Zappos doesn’t charge for the return of shoes, if you’re not happy with the style.
2207 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA
5010 Lingleston Road, Mechanicsburg, P2