Dressed for the Holidays: Sage and Celery Stuffing
Bungalow on a Budget

Bungalow on a Budget

A recently widowed client’s decision to simplify her life included moving into a smaller home. Like any new home, there were many projects to be completed. Hers included updating the kitchen she inherited upon moving in. As with many clients, her budget was limited. There were a few caveats from the beginning: 1) the existing […]

Classic Kitchen in Braden Woods

Classic Kitchen in Braden Woods

After many years in their home, this Braden Woods couple had updated everything except the kitchen. We helped them rectify that. Over the years, warm wood tones had permeated the rest of the décor so it only made sense to carry that same feel into the rejuvenated kitchen area. The layout of the old kitchen […]

A New Member of the Crew: Crew Cabinetry Joins Our Line-Up

A New Member of the Crew: Crew Cabinetry Joins Our Line-Up

Come by and meet the newest member of the Duncan’s Creative Kitchens team: Crew Cabinetry. Crew Cabinetry is what everyone wants – high quality construction, dependability, and consistency at a competitive price. Crew isn’t a stripped down cabinet box. Crew retains all the good looks and quality warrantied construction of custom cabinetry in a collection […]

Countertop Vision: Cambria Let’s You See Your Future Today

Countertop Vision: Cambria Let’s You See Your Future Today

Cambria, the quartz composite countertop manufacturer has just released two new tools to help homeowners envision their future: DragonVision and Cambria AR. DragonVision is accessible from the Cambria website on any device and can help homeowners discover the style that is right for them. Start by selecting from the pre-designed kitchen layout that best represents […]

Wing and a Prayer: Lemon Ginger Wings

Wing and a Prayer: Lemon Ginger Wings

It’s fall and that means it is tailgating time again! It’s not that I’m an enthusiastic football fan, but anytime food is involved, sports are better. Whether it’s Friday nights at the high school, Saturday afternoon college games, or hovering at the TV on Sunday afternoons for the pro teams, you gotta have the right […]

Breaking Down Kitchen Barriers
Thank Goodness for the Farmer’s Market: Zesty Zucchini Cakes
Bo Peep’s Revenge: Braised Lamb Shank Minestra
Hearty and Healthy: Butternut Squash Soup
A Quick Dinner Between Stops: Tomato, Asparagus, & Pesto Salad with Chicken

A Quick Dinner Between Stops: Tomato, Asparagus, & Pesto Salad with Chicken

It pays to plan ahead. I get mocked for it all the time, but I don’t care. Last weekend I spent the afternoon making pesto out of the abundance of basil that is all over the place this time of year. It’s quick, simple, fragrant, and delicious. Just 5 ingredients: basil, garlic, toasted nuts, parmesan […]

Look At Me: 4 Easy Focal Points for Your Kitchen

Look At Me: 4 Easy Focal Points for Your Kitchen

It’s a question I ask early in the selection process: what do you want people to notice first when they walk into your kitchen? There is really no wrong answer, just a matter of personal preference. I’ve used backsplash material to concentrate a person’s gaze, counters, pieces of art, even nothing at all. Here are […]

Be Prepared: Pan Seared Salmon with Orange Dill Reduction
A Cook’s Kitchen

A Cook’s Kitchen

I always enjoy working with clients who have a passion for cooking. It’s fun to talk about not only appropriate storage needs and aesthetic desires, but also the virtues of various olive oils, cookware, and techniques. This particular project also had an additional perk – it was challenging. You see, we wanted to create a […]

Stolen Inspiration: Chipotle Poached Shrimp Tacos

Stolen Inspiration: Chipotle Poached Shrimp Tacos

I find that inspiration for new dishes comes from a multitude of sources: childhood memories, fantastic restaurant meals, conversation with friends, bizarre dreams (yes, it’s true – I do dream about cooking from time to time), etc. But I think the most often used source of inspiration comes from the plethora of cooking and travel […]

5 Tricks For Your Tiny Bathroom
Spring on a Fork: Pea Pesto Ravioli

Spring on a Fork: Pea Pesto Ravioli

Few things taste like springtime more than sweet baby peas and mint. In fact, that is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations. The winter months have felt exceptionally long for some reason, and this dish just tastes like Spring on a fork to me. I know not everyone is going to take the time […]

Clean and Contemporary on the Braden River

Clean and Contemporary on the Braden River

Cramped, separate, and traditional are not three words these Bradenton homeowners wanted to use to describe their kitchen. Unfortunately, those are the first words that came to mind when someone walked into the room. That’s why they called us. What good is a river view if you can’t enjoy it? Opening up the kitchen created […]

What to Do With All the Eggs: Gorgonzola Egg Spread
Countertops: Granite vs Quartz

Countertops: Granite vs Quartz

Natural stone is comprised of many different materials. The most common for kitchen countertops are granite. Names like Uba Tuba, Giallo Veneziano, Blue Pearl, Black Galaxy are just a few of the many colors available in granite. Quartz composites is also sometimes referred to as engineered stone, and is exactly that: engineered stone. Common brands […]

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We have built/rebuilt several kitchens. This was the most painfree. I actually enjoyed the process. Scott’s plan incorporated everything I wanted and made use of all available space. Our new kitchen is fun to work in, beautiful to look at, and best of all, nothing like the original one! Thanks so much!

- J. Jenkins - Perico Bay Club, Bradenton