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The Journey Is The Dream

I’m surrounded by girl’s playing volleyball. On literally hundreds of courts, thousands of teams from all over the country, and even a few international teams, have competed here in Orlando, Florida at the AAU National Championships. It’s the last day of competition and of a very long season. At this point, most teams are playing for pride only. Yet smiles are everywhere. Cheers…

Cabinets Are Expensive Aren't They?

I found an excellent article this morning regarding the cost of cabinetry. The article attempts to explain why cabinets are “expensive”, and I think it does a pretty good job. I’ve attached a link at the end so you can check it out yourselves. I have a few things to add also. First is that not all cabinet lines will allow you to customize their cabinets. The door styles and finishes…

"Apples and Oranges"

  We’ve all heard the cliché, “it’s like comparing apples to oranges”. When it comes to comparing estimates for a potential renovation project, there’s none better! In over 22 years in this business, there’s one thing I’ve learned to be true, and that’s that estimates that vary greatly in cost are not “apples to apples”.  …

The Blog Is Back!

I’ve been thinking about renewing this blog for a while now. After all, it’s been a long time since I’ve done one. My plan is to have something interesting for you all on a nearly weekly basis. It might be about a particularly difficult project we’ve done, or possibly one where a unique design solution was used to solve a particular challenge. It might be about new technology…

Design Trend

Here is a great article by Susan Serra, kitchen designer from Huntington, NY, on the design trend of the low profile, invisible range hood. This trend offers alternatives for the smaller kitchen or for those seeking a cleaner, more contemporary look. Clean and contemporary

style report

Gray is the new hot shade. Softer than black, more season spanning than white, gray seems to elevate its subject. This new neutral can infuse your wardrobe or your home with style and elegance. We are seeing this classic shade cropping up in everything from clothing to dinnerware to paint. According to the National Kitchen & Bath Associations 2012 Kitchen & Bath Style Report, gray was used…

i am inspired.

...to cook. I am seeing lovely all kinds of lovely varieties of squash at Trader Joes now, but it's the butternut squash that has caught my eye. I am inspired to make a delicious risotto. warm and comforting on the increasingly chilly nights. I am going to test this recipe: Delicious Risotto!!

the value in a good investment.

As consumers in todays economy, we all have to be a little more cost-conscious. We may have less money to spend or are concerned about spending more than necessary on a remodeling project. Because we are looking for the best value, does not mean we should settle for inferior service. On the contrary, outstanding service should be a top priority. Value is defined as the quality that renders something…

abundant eggplant

We planted a rather large garden in early spring. This year is our first foray into gardening, at least gardening on a scale larger than containers. Despite the lack of rain this summer and putting a cap on our skyrocketing water bills, the garden is producing a bounty of lovely vegetables and herbs. Among the many varieties we have grown, one of my favorites is the eggplant. I still marvel at the…

changing seasons

Along with the change of seasons comes a change in weather. This past summer, with the high humidity, you may have noticed your cabinet doors sticking when you open and close them. When humidity is high, there is a lot of water vapor in the air, and wood will naturally absorb this water. Now that the season will be changing to cooler weather and lower humidity, the dry air will pull water back out…

Mudroom: The workhorse room

As summer approaches, I began my own yard maintenance and planting and am realizing how much my mudroom gets used. It has become, over the years, an indespensible room for preventing dirt and debris from entering the rest of my home. Perhaps considered an unexciting room, for utilitarian purposes only, when really it’s the silent workhorse of any active home. If it is well-designed, can be invaluable.…

shared meals with friends

Like the days when a family would gather at the grandparents house for Sunday dinner, we are fortunate enough to have such an experience most every weekend. We have close family friends whom we met when our boys played on the same youth football team. Most weekends, we gather on Saturday night and cook together, play games, or simply sit around the table and share stories. Sometimes the cooking is…

KBIS wrap up

The KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) has wrapped up for another year. Lots of exciting products and innovations. Two of our favorite are the Danze Air Injection Showerhead and the Liebherr 1500 Series Refrigerators The Danze Air Injection Showerhead ensures high-performing shower with lower flow rates. The new technology increases water velocity and shower spray intensity, softens the feel of…

Find us on houzz.com

Houzz is a comprehensive online resource for the home design enthusiast. Filled with high quality photography, feature articles written by experts in the design field, and product recommendations, houzz.com has become the easy access site to find inspiration and organize ideas for your next project. The houzz site and mobile app allow you to collect your favorites and put them in your own ideabook.…

Keeping current with the latest trends

The staff at Lemont Kitchen & Bath routinely attends design and business classes offered by the NKBA and the Signature Executive Network. Our mission is to provide the means for our clients to make informed choices by offering the best possible designs, products, and services, tailored within their investment range, so the finished project is as personal as their signature. The combination of…

Our new website

We are pleased to present our new website. As a firm that specializes in design, we understand the importance of blending technology with function. Our new website does just that. With the popularity of mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones, more people are accessing web sites on these devices. A key goal with our website was to get it to work perfectly, no matter what the device. We've…