Trend Watch: Colorful Patterned Encaustic Tiles

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Encaustic tiles have been around since medieval times, but they’re currently enjoying a bit of a moment. I’m a huge fan

Eco-Friendly Custom Cabinetry: What to Look For in Your Design

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You don’t have to sacrifice style to have environmentally friendly kitchen cabinets. Here’s everything you need to know to choose eco-friendly custom cabinetry.

Sesshu Design Named as one of Top 27 Designers in Arizona

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Arizona has one of the country’s best rosters of innovative interior designers, including Sesshu Design Associated

Creating a High-End, Green Kitchen

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By Jane Blanchard Creating a more energy-efficient home can go way beyond the conventional ideas like light bulbs, Energy Star appliances, and tankless water heaters. Needless to say, you’ve already mastered going green in these aspects, and you’re ready to take it to the next level by also achieving an ambiance of luxury and taste. […]

Kitchen Design: Work Triangles – Outdated Idea?

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The old standard for designing a kitchen that WORKS has always been the kitchen work triangle– the cooktop, sink and refrigerator.  The idea was that you wanted these three work centers to be positioned close enough for efficiency, but not so close that if more than one person was in the kitchen you would have […]

10 Options Other Than Granite Countertops

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I just re-read this excellent post on Houzz, talking about the many options now available for countertops that are NOT granite.  There are great photos and the comments are very informative as well!  I wold love to hear what you think- are you tired of granite in the kitchen? Your Kitchen: 10 Great Alternatives to […]

‘Dirty Penny Copper’ – An Old Finish is New

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Are you looking for a finish option to warm up your kitchen?  Copper is one of my favorite choices, and can easily blend with stainless steel, bronze or other finishes in a way that creates a unique look that feels authentic and lived in. Softer and warmer than oil-rubbed bronze, this red metal is a […]

Everything But the (Stainless Steel) Kitchen Sink

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Tired of stainless steel sinks in the kitchen?  Maybe you are sick of hard water spots every time you use the faucet.  Or maybe you just want something that everyone else doesn’t have.  Whatever your reason, I have good news.  There are many alternatives to what has become the standard choice for most kitchens. An […]

Top Kitchen Trends in 2011

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Kitchen remodels are the most popular home improvement for homeowners, whether it is a simple facelift of fresh finishes and new appliances or a total makeover with major changes to layout.  Here are some of the hottest trends for the most used room in your home to make it more functional, beautiful and efficient. Dishwasher […]