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New Products that Wowed at KBIS

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the largest and considered one of the most important annual event for the kitchen and bath industry in North America. At KBIS, manufacturers introduce new products and kitchen and bath showrooms rely upon the show to spot trends and find new innovations for homeowners Harrisonburg area.   The 2021 KBIS was held virtually. Nonetheless, more than a few manufacturers stepped up and introduced new products […]

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Almost two out of every three kitchens renovated in the U.S. include an island, and that percentage holds true in Shenadoah Valley. And for good reasons. Islands are multifunctional. Islands provide extra storage areas, serve as classrooms for children who are schooling remotely and provide additional seating for dining and entertaining. Islands improve the kitchens’ functionality by often including prep sinks, cooking spaces, refrigerated drawers, indoor grills, microwave or steam […]

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Changing a tub shower to a full walk in shower? Consider these tips and where to start.

Contributor: Gabby Koontz A common bathroom remodel is taking out the old one piece plastic molded shower tub combo and making it a larger walk in shower. Where do you start? You have to imagine how did they get that into the room?  The one piece units are brought in during house framing so to get them back out they have to be cut in pieces and taken out.  This does take […]

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The Multi-Tasking Kitchen: Trends in 2021.

With many homeowners continuing to spend most of their time in their homes, they have realized that they want them, especially their kitchens, to be more efficient. Working and schooling from home have shined a bright spotlight on kitchen storage capabilities, due in part to the fact that more homeowners in the Shenandoah Valley are cooking more often and using their kitchen for multiple purposes. Increasing the number of cabinets […]

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Withstanding the Test of Time

National surveys have found the kitchen is the most popular room in the home to renovate. That certainly has been the case for homeowners in Shenandoah Valley. Given that the home’s role has changed significantly in the last nine months, homeowners are using their homes and kitchens more than ever before and for multiple purposes. We understand the need and desire to upgrade to serve your new wants and dreams. […]

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Hands On or Hands Off: Consider what Role to Play in Kitchen Renovation.

Good designers will work hard to understand your renovation dreams, expectations and budgets. This information can only be obtained by asking the right questions and listening intently to responses. After determining your big-picture objective, savvy showrooms and their designers want to know how involved you’d like to be in day-to-day operations, or if you’re going to be involved at all. Almost all of the new kitchens and baths renovations that […]

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Keys to A Healthier and Environmentally Efficient Kitchen

Health and wellness are top of mind among homeowners in Shenandoah Valley, and many of our clients have expressed interest in creating healthier spaces in their homes. Key components of kitchens, baths that contribute to a healthier and more environmentally efficient home include: Material quality Airflow Effective lighting Thermal comfort Comfortable movement throughout the space Acoustical comfort Cabinets, paints, hardware, countertops, floor and wall coverings and other materials you select […]

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What is a Realistic Timeline for installing a New Kitchen?

HGTV, DIY and other home improvement television shows, social media sites and the Internet are a great source of inspiration. Unfortunately, they also are a greater source of misinformation. Timelines and budgets are entirely unrealistic and often lead to frustration and disappointment among our clients. Viewers see the entire home renovated in seven weeks, and seven weeks is not a realistic timeframe to completely gut and rebuild a kitchen, yet […]

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What Color Countertop Is Best For Your New Kitchen

Selecting the color of countertops for a new kitchen needs to account for how you want the space to look and feel. The options are unlimited, but our experience indicates that homeowners typically gravitate to: White Quartz, Corian or laminate Speckled or flecked white, cream and lighter colored Quartz, Corian or laminate Black or darker Quartz, Corian or laminate Gray or other mid-tone Quartz, Corian or laminate Slightly veined Quartz […]

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