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 […]

Breaking Down Kitchen Barriers
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 […]

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 […]

5 Tricks For Your Tiny Bathroom
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 […]

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 […]

Transitional Warmth for the Kitchen and Bath

Transitional Warmth for the Kitchen and Bath

When this client purchased her Perico Island condo, she knew it needed some work. Not only was the 1980’s look well passed time for an update, the new owner wanted a design to fit her lifestyle, and had a desire to impart a unique personality to her new home. The dropped, domed ceiling was eliminated […]

Kitchen Remodeling Tips When Selling Your Home Soon

Kitchen Remodeling Tips When Selling Your Home Soon

It’s a question I get asked all the time, “How much should I worry about resale value while I’m remodeling my kitchen?” The truth is, there isn’t a single right answer for everyone. How long do you plan to live there? How extensive are your remodeling plans? Are your lifestyle needs different than the average […]

Unique and Bold: An Updated Twist on a Mid-Century Look

Unique and Bold: An Updated Twist on a Mid-Century Look

Buying a riverfront condo in Palmetto gave a recent client the perfect excuse to revive a style she had long admired – and she had definite ideas for the final look. Before she even found me, she had purchased a suite of appliances that look as if they were plucked right out of June Cleaver’s […]

Creating a Focal Point for a Master Bath
5 Ways to Turn Your Master Bath into a Private Spa
Your Own Shade of Gray: The Latest Trend

Your Own Shade of Gray: The Latest Trend

It seems like Christian isn’t the only member of the Gray family feeling the love right now. Every design trend forecast says that gray tones will be the next big thing coming for the medium-term future. Paint colors, countertops, tile, and even cabinets are turning up in smoky tones. StarMark Cabinetry has introduced several foggy-toned […]

The Kitchen Remodeling Survival Guide

The Kitchen Remodeling Survival Guide

With attentive preparation, your new kitchen can feel like a luxurious vacation spot everyday. But even the finest destinations can be fraught with travel complications before you get there. Follow these tips, and you’ll feel like a seasoned traveler flying first class – not sitting in coach with a screaming child next to you, waiting […]

After the Party – Dealing with Countertop Spills & Stains
Create More Space Out Of Thin Air

Create More Space Out Of Thin Air

Ever try to hunt down that one item you need right now, only to find what you were looking for last week? The one complaint I hear most from people just moving to Florida is the lack of storage in Florida homes. Without basements and attics, where do you organize all that stuff? Realtors agree, […]

Taken to the Cleaners: When Remodeling Goes Bad

Taken to the Cleaners: When Remodeling Goes Bad

It happened again this afternoon. A homeowner came into the design studio, looking at cabinets. As we chatted, I found out that the reason she’s looking is because the outfit to whom she’d already given a deposit is not returning her phone calls. They are past their installation date, and she’s come to the realization […]

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We love all the counter space we now have and enjoy cooking in the new space. Very happy with your design and the beautiful cabinets and quartz countertops!

- C. Kubik - Anna Maria