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Demystifying Kitchen Island Lighting

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Homeowners ask for guidance on choosing the “right” size or style of light fixtures over their kitchen island, but my response is that there is no true “right” type of fixture or even size of that fixture. It truly is a personal preference. That being said, there are a couple general rules of thumb you can use if using pendants or a linear suspension fixture. Island Pendant Size and Placement I typically work with our homeowners to determine the style…

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custom white painted, glass front cabinetry, inset panel cabinetry, Paras Stone tops, small ogee island top profile, white kitchen, undercounter lighting, Wolf appliances, wolf cooktop, custom cabinetry paneled refrigerator, microwave drawer,

Get the 411 on Microwaves

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When planning a kitchen renovation one of the decisions you will make will be where to place your microwave (if you still use one).  Since counter space is typically at a premium, you might want to consider where best to tuck it away while ensuring the most functional placement. Countertop Placement for Microwaves Standard placement for many homeowners as its convenient and readily accessible, however if takes up valuable countertop space and can decrease the function of the kitchen. Over…

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remodeling warranty

What is a Warranty & Why You Should Care

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When I say the word warranty, I know I hear a general groan of “how boring”. I would rather be reading about an ice cube melting on a hot summer sidewalk than to read about a remodeling warranty. But the reality is, if you buy something you expect it to work and if it breaks (no fault of your own) you expect to get it fixed or replaced. And now, thanks to Amazon that is getting very easy. If you…

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Choosing the Best Remodeling Partner for Your Remodeling Project

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Buyers beware! Remodeling partners rank second in customer complaints as reported in an article by Remodeling Magazine and according to the Consumer Federation of America. You might be asking why a remodeling company like ours would want to pass this bit of unfortunate press onto their potential clients and consumers. Well, the answer is quite simple. We value YOU our homeowners and want to educate you as best we can when you’re considering a remodeling project. 3 of the Biggest…

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Pot Filler Placement above Stove

Considerations for Pot Filler Faucet Placement

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We like Wolf / Sub Zero appliances and they have helpful information on their website. Homeowners who are undertaking a kitchen remodel often ask us about pot filler faucets. While Wolf doesn’t have specific location recommendations, here are some of the considerations we feel are important: Place the pot filler to the left or right of the cooking surface so you don’t have to reach over the cooking surface to use the faucet. If you place the pot filler above…

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light bulb 411

Get the 411 on Light Bulbs

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With the advancement of the aesthetic, function and efficiency of the common light bulb, it’s important to understand your options especially as you’re planning for a remodeling project. Understanding Watts and Lumens When buying lightbulbs, the packages have codes on them for the watts and lumens. However, many homeowners don’t understand what these terms mean. Lumens are the amount of light that is emitted from a bulb, or simply put the more lumens the brighter the bulb will be. Watts…

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Decora cabinetry with Coriander Espresso Stain and Chantille paint finish with Autore Metal Ring Pulls by Richelieu and Contemporary Metal Handle Pulls from Richelieu. Macaubus Quartz with mitered edge and custom stainless countertops.

Care and Maintenance of Marble Countertops

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Marble is a natural stone, which means each countertop is unique—a quality many of our homeowners like. But before selecting marble for your countertops, be aware of the care and maintenance required when using a natural stone. Because of its porous nature, marble is prone to etching and staining which should be taken into consideration when making your countertop selections. Sealing Your Marble Countertops Sealing repels staining agents but doesn’t make marble stain-proof. Talk with your countertop fabricator to determine…

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Kitchen Remodel Planning

Getting Your Kitchen Remodeling Project Started: It’s Not as Scary as You Might Think

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Remodeling your kitchen can be a very scary endeavor, even similar to going on your first blind date. You might be asking yourself, “What should I wear? Where are we going? Will they show up on time?” The only thing scarier is that this blind date will be at your home and in your kitchen! Let me help dispel some of your fears when you remodel your kitchen with Corinthian. Before we ever swing a hammer or pick out tile…

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Seasonal Home Inspections Can Save Water Leaks & Water Damage

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If homeowners knew the risks for water damage they were taking when not seasonally inspecting their homes, they would be shocked. A few statistics that might change your mind relative to home inspections: According to Water Damage Defense, 14,000 people in the US experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day. 98% of basements in the US will experience some type of water damage during their lifespan. 80% of homeowners overlook the threat of water leaks while…

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Bathroom linear drain

Beautify Your Bath with a Linear Drain

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When considering a bathroom remodel, it can be the seemingly little things that make all the difference and linear drains are one of those little big things. You may be asking, “what is a linear drain?” A linear drain is a long, narrow rectangular drain that maximizes the water flow towards a single exit allowing for improved drainage with a minimalistic design. They are a stylish architectural focal point and really enhance the aesthetic of a space. We are using…

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