Kitchen Design: The 2016 Top Cabinet Choice

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White kitchen cabinets: Classic. Timeless. Versatile. It is easy to see why homeowners are drawn to this enduring favorite. Houzz together with Kitchen & Bath Design News recently published a study showing that white cabinets are chosen 49% of the time. Almost half of us are doing white kitchens! Here in Chicagoland there are a number of factors my clients mention that influence this decision: v  We are doing a huge amount of wood floors, often in mid and dark tones. To avoid the whole issue of matching the wood stain of the cabinets to the color of the flooring, we choose … [Read more...]

Kitchen Design: Kitchen Inspiration

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Bringing the Outside In By Sue LeVee, Kitchen Designer I just spotted this picture making the rounds again on Pinterest. Over the past few years, this picture has popped up a number of times - it's a great design, and an eye-catching photo.   I actually have the original in my personal "inspiration" folder. It's from the Fall 2009 Chicago Tribune Magazine. The North Shore home that is featured is beautiful throughout, but the original 2 page spread of the kitchen is amazing.Full-overlay cabinets in a simple Shaker style allows the view outside the window to … [Read more...]