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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

After the Party – Dealing with Countertop Spills & Stains

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We found our kitchen remodeling to be a perfect job. Every aspect we asked to be included was fitted neatly and in user-friendly fashion. The layout of the room with a definite angle made proper design important. Scott was always readily available to answer any concerns, checked frequently during the installation and constantly made us aware that the aim of Duncan Kitchens was to meet our needs in a satisfactory manner. That was truly accomplished.

- G. Luhrsen - Mt. Vernon, Bradenton