Kitchen & Bath Revitalization
(without Major Reconstruction!)
October, 2010 - Issue #72
photography by Ted Dayton
photography by Ted Dayton
Maximize Storage in Small Kitchens

"Small kitchens can maximize storage and increase countertops with the right design layout, regardless of what the tract-home builder has built," says Kathy Phillipson of Kathy's Kitchen & Bath Design (645-2104). "A kitchen and bath designer can work miracles within existing wall spaces by re-arranging the right components in a kitchen or bathroom."

Improvements - no reconstruction required - can save you thousands of dollars, along with time and frustration. "Knowing what it takes to create a space that is not only beautiful, but more functional, is not luck. A professionally-trained and experienced designer, along with a great team to get the job done right the first time, is a great cost saver," says Phillipson. A good designer listens to what you want to accomplish and goes about creating the look and function you'll enjoy for years to come.

Top Choice for New Countertops
You've probably heard about Caesarstone, it's one of the most popular countertop materials around. It's loved for its luminosity, scratch resistance and ability to stand up to most household chemicals, as well as moderate heat. Made of 93 percent natural quartz, it's a great value and has the added bonus of a lifetime warranty. Pair your new counters with a backsplash and check off "kitchen remodel" from your to-do list! Available at Dannick Design; 775-7430

6 Quick Changes to make a Major Impact
1. There are new imported designer tile designs that add incredible beauty with little labor or cost. Play around with colors, textures and shapes or have a professional create a beautiful design layout.

2. Create built-in niches to utilize dead spots and end clutter.

3. Swap old, outdated light fixtures with new decorative pieces.

4. Get rid of old mirrors and replace them with new framed selections that match your decor.

5. Tile baseboards are very trend-setting right now. Remove your deteriorating wood baseboards and install stylish, long-lasting, easy-to-clean tiles instead.

6. Cabinet crown moldings make fabulous finishing enhancements!
Tips courtesy of Cavalier Builders;
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