Kitchen design and renovation in NYC can present a dizzying array of options for kitchen countertops. Here is a roundup of popular options, with pros and cons…
A homeowner will be exposed to gamma radiation from the granite. Inhalation of radioactive granite dust during installation is a far greater hazard.
Mistakes are costly, and the designer is the only one on the project team with the complete vision. Good planning is the only hedge against wasting money.
Breast cancer advocates banded together to create a Showhouse benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. I headed over yesterday to experience the magic.
Kitchens and bathrooms are by far the most important rooms in the house when it comes to remodeling, selling and buying. Interest in these highly specialized and technical areas of the home gobbles up a huge portion of HGTV and DIY Web sites, and is a specialty among designers like me.
Put simply, an induction-cooker element (“burner”) is a powerful, high-frequency electromagnet, with the electromagnetism generated by sophisticated electronics in the “element” under the unit’s ceramic surface. When a good-sized piece of magnetic material such as a stainless steel skillet is placed in the magnetic field that the element is generating, the field transfers (“induces”) energy into that metal.
In hopes of avoiding the last minute scramble to try and make the virtually impossible happen for a client, I wanted to provide a post on basic tenant fit-out costs in NYC. We want our potential clients to be armed with the proper information to plan wisely, from both a timing and a budget standpoint.
Day 17 and yesterday we did the templating for the countertops. Templating is when your countertop fabricator comes in after the cabinets are installed. They measure the exact site dimensions and any cut outs for sinks, electrical outlets, etc. Th finish and cut the stone at the shop and bring it to the site-ready to go in perfectly! (we hope)
The Kitchen cabinets we designed are totally green. They are made with urea-formaldehyde FREE particle board and FSC certified veneers. The finish is an acrylic based lacquer that emits low VOC’s. All of the inserts and accessories are made by Blum. The hardware is from Hafele.
We are a week behind on the construction of our client’s kitchen on the Upper West Side. The floor tile is down (Stone Source Chromtech 1.0), the ceiling is drywalled and we are now ready to grout the tile and finish the drywall.