Dacor Fully Integrated Refrigerator

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Check out this great option for your new kitchen remodel. Discovery™ 36″/30″ Fully Integrated Refrigerator DYF36BF / DYF30BF Your passion for cooking just got a brand new partner with the Dacor Discovery 36″ and 30″ Fully Integrated Refrigerators. Crisper fruits … Continue reading

October is National Kitchen & Bath Month

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Press Release, Annette Gray Editorial Services Coordinator Ph. (908) 813-3773 Em. agray@nkba.org During October, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) will celebrate Kitchen & Bath Month by helping consumers enhance the value of their homes with the free downloadable … Continue reading

Kitchen Design News, Dacor IQ 48 Duel Fuel Range

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News from Dacor’s Discovery Line 48″ Dual-Fuel Range DYRP48D The exquisitely crafted Discovery iQ™ 48″ Dual-Fuel Range is what happens when bright designers and good cooks get together over a nice chardonnay. As if cooks and engineers read each other’s … Continue reading

Kitchen news, Dacor new model

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News from Dacor Dacor’s new  refrigerator An active household deserves a refrigerator that can respond to a family’s changing needs while still providing great space to hold everything. The Distinctive® 4-door refrigerator meets the 2014 Energy Star® guidelines with a … Continue reading

Natural Light and the kitchen windows

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Natural Light and Nature’s Elements Shine Through the Kitchen Windows As seen; Via Qualified Remodeler Lighting is one of the most important elements in any room, but nowhere is it more critical to the design than in the kitchen. While … Continue reading

Kitchen Design, Glass products

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Architectural Glass Effects (AGE) has added Thin Glass Laminates to its selection of glass products for the home. The new Thin Glass Laminates feature materials captured in glass – rice paper, burlap, cloth and more – in a thin, 1/8” to be used as cabinet inserts, backsplashes and table tops.

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The company notes that any flat material can be customized in the laminate, including comic books, playing cards, leaves and wallpaper.

Selective Kitchen Design,

Looks forward to incorporating these design elements in future project designs.
 

Selective Kitchen Design Featured on Houzz

Best Kitchen New Jersey Award!

Benchmark cabinets, view stone mantel hood

2012 SAM Award Winner Best Kitchen Remodeling /Renovation Project

Selective Kitchen Design,

We are very proud to have been the supplier and designer for this project featuring Benchmark cabinetry, and look forward to helping Remodel Me and it’s clients in the future,

Congratulation’s to Remodel Me for The Best Kitchen Remodeling / Renovation Project Award  (SAM Award Winner)

And we look forward to working with them again!

25th Annual Sales and Marketing (SAM) Awards Honors Creative Excellence, Industry Achievement

March 27, 2012

– The New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) honored the industry’s most creative and successful sales and marketing initiatives at the 25th Annual Sales and Marketing (SAM) Awards Banquet, kicking-off the 63rd Atlantic Builders Convention on March 27, 2012 at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. The SAM Awards recognizes excellence in residential design and marketing programs within New Jersey.

This gala event was attended by more than 400 enthusiastic advertising, sales, marketing, media, and homebuilding industry professionals. Awards were presented in 80 categories recognizing “Best in Class” sales and marketing initiatives in residential marketing, architectural design, remodeling, and individual creative achievements. Builders, as well as companies that supply products and services to the building industry are eligible for a SAM Award.

Remodel Me by Fallone

Best Kitchen Remodeling/Renovation Project

Project: 124 Kitchell Road

RemodelMe, LLC

Link to Remodelme.com  http://www.remodelme.com/

For a complet list of award winners visit :

http://www.abconvention.com/?p=25th-Annual-SAM-Award-Winners

 

 

Home Redefined

Home Redefined

A Los Angeles, CA, kitchen asserts itself as the heart of the home

By Nichole Schulze,  March 05, 2012, Publish by K+BBonline.com

Ask Los Angeles-based designer Windsor Smith how the kitchen fits into today’s lifestyle and she’s quick to respond with a well-considered philosophy. “I have been very involved with building houses for my clients and I started coming up with new ideas about how we live and how old design didn’t work in the same way,” said Smith. “The size of rooms needed to change. We don’t want big dining rooms; we want big kitchens.”

 

Smith, who originally built the 8,000-sq.-ft. Los Angeles home on spec as an investment property, illustrated her ideas relating to kitchen design by creating a gracious space that achieves the tricky balance of being both elegant and welcoming. When Smith was approached by Veranda magazine with the idea of using the property as a showcase house, she welcomed the opportunity and, in collaboration with a team of designers, created a luxury home for today’s modern family.

 

Smith emphasizes that she sees the kitchen as the place “everyone is going to end-up in all night.” In other words, it’s become the new family living room. And while the kitchen she created has been elevated to match the rest of the house, Smith points out that the design doesn’t “confuse the kitchen for another room. Instead it’s making it into this great space that inspires people to cook and entertain in a more intimate way. I just think you have a different conversation in the kitchen than you would at a dining room table, which can be more formal.”

 

When selecting the soothing color palette, Smith looked to nature for inspiration. “The kitchen overlooks the yard, and on the property are protected oaks and a sycamore,” said Smith. “I took the color of the bark off the trees and brought that into the cabinetry. I was thinking that it would flow beautifully with the landscape and allow your eye to move through to the outside.” The color was also selected in part for its harmonious coordination with the stainless steel and nickel accents in the kitchen. While Smith admits that she has an affinity toward white kitchens, she wanted this space to look as though it had been there for many years, and the gray tone offered more age and weight.

 

The kitchen’s mix of cabinetry styles—from glass paneled doors to open shelving to solid wood—adds an eclectic feel to the kitchen, while also providing visual interest. Smith, however, also had another intent in mind—to reduce the amount of clutter that can accumulate in the kitchen. “I thought if we have less cabinetry and more open spaces, we wouldn’t end up with things like 30 Tupperware containers without lids,” said Smith. She felt that the open cabinetry would simplify people’s lives by forcing them to display items they love and use. The kitchen also includes a large hanging pot rack that reduces the amount of dedicated storage space needed for oversized items.

 

The kitchen isn’t all about looks though. Outfitted with a fleet of appliances, including a pizza oven, wine columns and a built-in rotisserie, it’s a kitchen that’s meant to be used. “The appliances really made the kitchen in so many ways,” said Smith. “It’s one thing to have a kitchen that looks great, but another thing to have a kitchen that has this level of quality in the appliances.”

 

Smith also mapped out the best way to use a kitchen and specified three sink areas to accommodate the various functions needed to make the space work. With one sink designated for prep, another for dishes and the third for glasses, it reduces the potential for clutter, mess and an overflowing sink. Near the drink station, Smith positioned an espresso maker, wine columns, a purified water faucet and a dishwasher. “Having that set-up really organizes you,” said Smith. “Because appliances are so specific now you can do that. Twenty years ago it was more generic, you had to do the triangle in the kitchen and it wasn’t as ergonomic. If you’re entertaining in the kitchen, everything is contained and has a logical place.”

 

Whether cooking a small, intimate meal for family or entertaining for a large group, it’s a kitchen that everyone will be drawn to.

 

 

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