Blog

More Than Just Kitchen & Bathroom

Tips to help you save money when remodeling the bath… So you’re remodeling the bathroom. What’s to be done about the bathtub/shower combo? Should you get a single bathroom vanity or a double vanity? Depending on the circumstances – how old they are or what condition they’re in – there are a lot of options to consider. Obviously you don’t want to replace things that are fairly new. Or maybe you do, because you’re going for an entirely new design. You can hire a pro or there are plenty of do it yourself methods to employ. Either way, the first step...

More Great Backsplash Ideas for Your Flat Panel European Cabinets Welcome back, dear reader! We never expected the strong interest our last article detailing cool backsplash concepts for your white cabinets, so we decided to follow up with one covering flat panel styles. We have just finished some chic new model kitchens in our showroom (in Los Angeles) complete with contemporary backsplash designs--what better way to show off some of these new styles? A Brief Note on European Cabinets & Matching Design One of the most noteworthy aspects of the flat panel design is its chameleon-like nature. Depending on texture and color, they...

Local Crafts Fun: The Make It in March! Show If you’ve been following along, we mentioned last week that we were excitedly looking forward to this woodworking show being hosted by the Rockler location in Pasadena. It promised craft projects, refreshments, free parking, and in-store demonstrations teaching various techniques to get your projects done. And let us tell you: it delivered. There were also representatives from some major hardware vendors present to answer questions and generally be helpful with their own knowledge. We got to meet representatives from: General Finishes SawStop Powermatic Makita Jet Demonstrations for Crafting Enthusiasts Undoubtedly our favorite part of heading...

March 2018 Saw Build Expo Visit Los Angeles and We Saw It All We got to visit Build Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center just before the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and it was amazing. Vendors, suppliers, and service professionals revolving around the building and construction industry from all over LA came out to represent their products at this local craft industry show. There are also an incredible array of expert seminars and workshops covering a huge variety of topics. Their keynotes both days were very insightful: Dating Your Legacy & Maximizing Associations to Gain Customers on day one then Single...

Benefits of Modular Kitchens and Putting Them to Good Use: Modular kitchens offer a cleaner, clutter-free appearance that is not offered by other kitchens. Their designs attempt to maximize every inch of space. The typical modular layout will include wall cabinets, base cabinets, tall/pantry cabinets, and special cabinets. To construct a successful modular kitchen, it is essential to commit to a layout because the stove, oven and microwave are placed in fixed locations within or next to wall cabinets. Choice of Colors Colors have a large influence in the appearance of a kitchen. When picking a kitchen color it should remain a consistent...

Check Out the Make It in March! Woodworking Show for Your Local Crafts Show Fix We recently learned of a local crafts show for San Gabriel and Los Angeles woodworking enthusiasts happening right around the corner. If you’re a local with a woodworking passion and an interest in interacting with like minded folks over tools and projects, then it doesn’t get better than this. As you may already be dismally aware, we don’t see a lot of these shows come out west. Big woodworking conferences and trade shows tend to congregate at central and eastern cities, leaving our local fans of the...