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March 2011

Kitchen

YET ANOTHER KITCHEN UPDATE

lowes kraftmaid

As promised, we’re back to give you the low-down on our meeting with the Lowe’s kitchen designer. Armed with an iPhone, a notebook of jotted down ideas, paper, and pens, we set out to meet our designer and see what he had come up with for us. The general layout was really similar to that of the IKEA Kitchen Planner design we “sketched” up. However, the kitchen designer from Lowe’s did a much better job at implementing our plan and…

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Giveaways

GIVEAWAY: 31 BITS

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING ENTRIES** First of all, a BIG thank you to everyone who entered our second (ever) giveaway and also a super-sized thank you to 31 Bits! With the help of random.org, we have a winner! The lucky lady is… drumroll please… ALLISON! Congrats Allison! Time for another giveaway! Today’s giveaway is brought to you by one of our newest advertisers, 31Bits! Their jewelry is absolutely fresh and chic, but that’s only half the story. 31…

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Kitchen

KITCHEN UPDATE

empty kitchen

Once again, we’re keeping it real and bringing you all along for the ride in our kitchen “reinstall” journey. As you know, we’re working on designing a kitchen using IKEA cabinets (more about that here and here). Since we are the type of people that want to do a lot of research before making a huge decision, we’re doing just that: research. After all, the kitchen is the “heart” of the home and it’s super important to us that we…

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Decor Trends

DAYDREAM BELIEVER

martha stewart banquet seating

Okay, so there isn’t a homecoming queen in this post, but I couldn’t help but to reference the Monkees at any given chance — even though I was born in the 80’s. Before we even began our house hunting search, we (well, mostly me) started collecting photos, floor plans, and house related clippings of what we wanted in our future house. One thing that always caught my eye, and still does, is kitchen banquette seating. I had seen banquette seating…

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Kitchen

IKEA’S VIRTUAL KITCHEN BUILDING TOOL

ikea kitchen rendering

As we shared a few weeks ago, we’ve officially decided to move forward with using IKEA cabinets in our kitchen reno… er… let’s use one of Greg’s computer geek words here and call it a “reinstall”. I have to say, I’ve been totally obsessed with the IKEA Kitchen Planning software since we decided that we really liked IKEA’s cabinets. For the “non-professional” who is reasonably computer savvy, with no formal training in kitchen design/architecture, the software is pretty easy to…

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