This month, we’re running a Home Show Special and you could win $5000 off your cabinetry order. Visit us at the Times Union Center during the Great Northeast Home Show from February 11-13, 2011. You can also enter to win by signing up through the link below:
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This Home Show Special will continue through February 28, 2011. Good luck!
Looking forward to seeing you at the Home Show!
It’s that time of the year again for the Great Northeast Home Show! This event is the largest consumer show in upstate New York. Each year, thousands of homeowners come to browse through products and services for their home. We’re excited to be part of the exhibition and you’re welcome to stop by our arena showroom at the Times Union Center on the concourse.
The Great Northeast Home Show will be held in Albany, NY at the Times Union Center and the Empire State Plaza from February 11-13, 2011. And don’t forget, there will also be helpful informative seminars presented by local and regional experts, including our chief cabinet guy Evan Levey.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Home Show!
Great Northeast Home Show Website
Great Northeast Home Show Schedule
When considering a renovation for the kitchen, we all research the trends and styles for creating the perfect space. But what should you not consider when updating the heart of your home? Check-out these tips for redesigning your kitchen:
Never Reface Cabinets
When a kitchen is in need of a renovation, it’s not cost effective to reface the cabinets. On average, the price tag could run 75% of the cost to replace the cabinets and may not have a warranty. There’s also a chance you could damage the front of the cabinets by having a paint job that doesn’t match the sides of the cabinetry. Most importantly, it’s likely the layout that needs to be updated, not just cabinet surfaces to refresh your look.
No Stock Cabinetry
Why go to Home Depot and get a standard cabinet when you could have a customized kitchen to fit your needs. Having the freedom to design what you want in your home will make you feel comfortable in your space. Also, there may be unusual spaces that need special attention to find that perfect fit.
Don’t Skip on Mouldings
Reinvent your home by installing mouldings onto the walls and ceilings. Mouldings make a world of difference by accenting the space with a creative flair. Another great benefit; they can instantly increase your property value.
Turn Off the Fluorescent Lights
Why should your home be lit like an office? Create an intimate space with a variety of light levels. Consider adding task lights underneath the overhead cabinets to eliminate shadows on the countertops. Then with ambient lighting, you can soften and create a welcoming environment with flush-mounted ceiling fixtures or a pendant hanging over the island. Lastly, add in decorative lights like chandeliers and eye-catching fixtures.
Don’t Feel Limited in Your Space
Just because your kitchen is small, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on creating a roomy space. By designing an efficient layout, you can bring functionality to your kitchen. Utilize the space you have by creating an accent wall and installing open shelves. It’s also best to use one neutral color so the space isn’t over dramatic.
I am excited to announce CCW’s involvement in the Vanguard Showhouse 2011, which is a benefit to raise money for the Albany Symphony Orchestra. This exciting project brings together local design teams to modernize an historic home in Loudonville, NY.
For the Showhouse, CCW will be renovating the Media Room/Parlor along with Blair House Interiors. We are planning to design a Chippendale inspired breakfront furniture piece with some Federal details. Also, a color palette was chosen to coordinate perfectly with the millwork and trim on the first floor.
Anna and I are thrilled to be bringing the “CCW touch” to the home. When the renovations are completed in May, we welcome you to come tour. You will not want to miss this special home and the many events planned to celebrate the unveiling! And don’t worry; I’ll be keeping you updated as we move forward with the renovations.
To learn more about this project, checkout the link below.
Vanguard Designer Showhouse 2011
With the beginning of a new year, the designers and I decided it was time to update our Countertop Comparison Table. We know that when customers consider a kitchen or bathroom renovation, they look for materials that will fit their home and lifestyle. Countertop not only enhances the look of your cabinetry, but can also be an asset for your home.
Click the chart below to help choose the countertop best for you:
Courtesy of the CCW Design Team
Posted in Bathroom, Countertop, Design, Kitchen, Trends
Tagged bathroom, Countertop, design, Granite, home, kitchen, renovations
When is a cabinet more than a cabinet? When it comes to your kitchen renovation, stand out from the neighbors and create a kitchen hutch. Kitchen hutches are great because they provide additional storage space and add a unique look to the room. Hutches are eye-catching and can be designed to match the woodwork in your home. Check out these designs to see which would be great in your kitchen:
Freestanding hutches are the most popular and can be designed to fit the aesthetic in your room. Its design replaces built-in cabinets and still offers plenty of space to store things. You can even move it to another room or area if desired.
Consider having a kitchen hutch that serves two purposes. Include an office workstation, with or without a computer, and have the room to store cookbooks or work on the bills.
For a vintage style, consider installing glass doors to display china and other objects. You could also illuminate the shelves to spotlight specific pieces.
A built-in hutch is considered the best option for your kitchen. This design provides maximum space and hides any clutter that may build up over the years.
Going for a more unfitted kitchen? This hutch was designed to stand out with its finish in a Matte Antique White and an Espresso Glaze on maple. See how it softens against the rich glazed cherry cabinets that surround it.
A hutch makes an amazing pass through from the kitchen to the dining room. By keeping the middle of the hutch open, you can easily pass dishes and food between the rooms. This creative design brings accessibility and retains an open feel while separating the rooms.