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Before and after Brandywine kitchen

Written by Friday, 23 December 2016 21:01

Levi Merritt designed this beautiful kitchen. The cabinets are Medallion, with a brandywine stain on maple wood with a Columbia door style. The counter tops are Venetian Ice granite. The back splash is Mohawks accent stone treasures in a pecan taupe blend. The floor is American Olean creekwood maple lake. If you would like to see more of Levi’s work check us out at on Houzz at http://www.houzz.com/projects/1746847

We thrive on the enthusiasm our clients have when they are starting the design process for a new kitchen and/or bath. Many clients come to the showroom armed with Internet research, and we love hearing their thoughts and ideas regarding style and look. With the abundance of information available online, you might think that you know exactly what you want and need for your project. You may be wondering what you even need a kitchen and bath showroom for. Let us count the ways:

The initial elation of moving into a new home often wanes over time. The way we live, entertain and relax undergoes a metamorphosis. We have children. Our careers change. Our children leave the nest. New hobbies become passions. Aging is a fact of life and change is a constant, but your home might not be able to keep up.  We can redecorate, add a coat of paint, buy new furniture and give our cabinets a facelift with new hardware and accessories. Cosmetic repairs help create a new feel within the home, but they may not meet new lifestyle needs. You most likely need to knock down a few walls to create a fresh space. When you take the plunge, you can incorporate new technology and add fabulously inventive products that will bring smiles to the faces of your family and friends every time they cross your threshold.

Thank you for your support

Written by Wednesday, 15 June 2016 20:58

We are so thankful of all of our customers who support us, as well as the team we have here at KBW. Our customers trust us with their homes and investments and we take that very seriously. Our team members show up everyday and give 110% to make sure our clients projects are completed to satisfaction. From our customers, to our installers, to our designers, and administrative staff we wanted to find a way to show you our appreciation so we teamed up with Colin Merritt to create a short video of Kitchens By Woody’s in action, and would like to share it for everyone to see. https://vimeo.com/163568570

We are all familiar with Murphy’s Law, the old adage that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. While that is not an exact truism for kitchen and bath remodeling, it is unrealistic to expect everything to go according to plan. That’s the best reason for working with a professional showroom to design and oversee the installation of your project. If you need proof, ask a friend or work colleague who recently renovated. They have been through the trenches. Our experience is that about 10% of every job has some unexpected occurrence. Here are few examples of how we have addressed those moments of concern.

What’s Trending in Backsplashes

Written by Tuesday, 21 June 2016 20:35

We use tile and stone for backsplashes in a number of the kitchens that we design. However, backsplash creativity has been ramped up several notches. Our clients are often thrilled when we help them make distinctive design statements with nontraditional backsplash materials. Here are a few unique options for you to consider:

The kitchen serves as a central gathering place for family and friends and is a source of culinary inspiration for the home cook. Given the importance of the kitchen, it should come as little surprise that the sophistication and complexity of today’s kitchens continue to increase. Our showroom has responded to this changing dynamic by constantly introducing and specifying new products that combine innovative design and technological sophistication with superb functionality. Plus, many of the new products are really, really cool.

Similar to other fixtures and appliances found in today’s modern kitchens, kitchen faucets have kept pace by offering features that were unimaginable just a few years ago. There are faucets with pull-down and pullout sprays; contemporary, transitional and traditional designs; built-in water filtration systems and hands-free/electronic models that can be operated remotely, with a touch of a finger or turned on as a person approaches and turned off either at a touch or when a person moves away from the faucet. There are kitchen faucets whose water stream changes colors to reflect changes in water temperature and flow rates. Our clients have the option of installing commercial-grade faucets typically found in the finest restaurants. Many kitchens that we design feature multiple preparation stations, requiring a faucet for each area. Kitchen faucets today even include high temperature limit stops that preset temperature to prevent the possibility of scalding. It’s a great feature for our clients with young children.

Storage Solutions

Written by Friday, 08 July 2016 20:25

An almost endless array of options is available to store cookware, food, utensils, countertop appliances (blenders, mixers, etc.), recycling containers and so on. That is the reason why we ask our clients to describe what they currently store in their kitchens during the planning phase of their remodel. We also ask if there are other items that they would like to store. Storage capacity affects usable counter space. We find that many of our clients’ current floor plans require mixers, blenders, food processors, coffee pots, et. al. sit on the counter because there is insufficient cabinet space. Many of our clients are seeking a clean look with few to no items on the counter top.

Kitchen islands are trending off the charts these days because of the combination of function and style that they bring to the home. Islands add seating, storage and workspace to a kitchen. Today, island options are almost limitless, providing endless opportunities for you to make your kitchen not only stand apart, but also a true pleasure to cook in.

We recommend different shapes based on the configuration of the space and your goals. For a recent renovation, we recommended an L-shaped island to help fill open space and provide our client with desired extra storage and workspace. L-shaped islands are best suited to larger kitchens that enable the homeowner to spread out the work and storage space in the kitchen. If there is more than one cook in your family and you have the space, L-shaped could be the island for you because it allows two or more people to cook at the same time without getting in each other’s way. L-shaped islands also provide ample opportunities for seating.

Color Your Kitchen for Value

Written by Thursday, 21 July 2016 20:21

From cabinets and paint to backsplashes and flooring, there are a lot of opportunities to add color to your kitchen. With so many colors and shade variations, choosing a color combination for the kitchen is one of the most intimidating steps in a build or renovation.

The kitchen is the epicenter of the home. It’s the place where families and friends congregate and spend the most quality time together. Of course you want your color selections to evoke the right atmosphere, but also be sure to consider the long-term goals you’d like to achieve.