As a lot of you will be heading “out east” to the Hamptons for what might be a long weekend, we’ll be hard at work on wrapping up a Hamptons beach house design we began last October. The Client is scheduled to move in July 15th and the Contractor is working around the clock to [...]
Kitchen design and renovation in NYC can present a dizzying array of options for kitchen countertops. Here is a roundup of popular options, with pros and cons…
Last week ICFF was here once again, and we were there scoping out the latest and greatest interior design finds for our clients here in Manhattan.
A homeowner will be exposed to gamma radiation from the granite. Inhalation of radioactive granite dust during installation is a far greater hazard.
Mistakes are costly, and the designer is the only one on the project team with the complete vision. Good planning is the only hedge against wasting money.
Breast cancer advocates banded together to create a Showhouse benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. I headed over yesterday to experience the magic.
This article was originally posted in the Poughkeepsie Journal on July 25th, 2010 No matter what the economy, kitchen remodeling seems to be unaffected. Floors and appliances wear out and need replacing, cabinets get old, paint fades and the family cook suddenly finds the whole room unworkable. That’s when it’s time to renovate, and designers [...]
Kitchens and bathrooms are by far the most important rooms in the house when it comes to remodeling, selling and buying. Interest in these highly specialized and technical areas of the home gobbles up a huge portion of HGTV and DIY Web sites, and is a specialty among designers like me.
Put simply, an induction-cooker element (“burner”) is a powerful, high-frequency electromagnet, with the electromagnetism generated by sophisticated electronics in the “element” under the unit’s ceramic surface. When a good-sized piece of magnetic material such as a stainless steel skillet is placed in the magnetic field that the element is generating, the field transfers (“induces”) energy into that metal.
Day 17 and yesterday we did the templating for the countertops. Templating is when your countertop fabricator comes in after the cabinets are installed. They measure the exact site dimensions and any cut outs for sinks, electrical outlets, etc. Th finish and cut the stone at the shop and bring it to the site-ready to go in perfectly! (we hope)