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What NOT to do in your kitchen remodel: 5 planning mistakes

Cheryl Kees Clendenon Design Disasters, kitchen design, kitchen design tips 20 Comments

Everyone is always talking about tips on how to remodel your kitchen. But no one seems to address some of the planning mistakes that I see every day. This is not a comprehensive list as I could go on for a few posts about things I consider design

What you thought you knew about your kitchen!

Cheryl Kees Clendenon kitchen design, kitchen design tips, wonderful ideas 5 Comments

This is another article I wrote for PNJ Home and Garden Weekly. Reprinted for those who might have missed it! Let me know your thoughts or if you agree or disagree! Comments always welcome! Planning a kitchen design, whether a remodel or new construction can be a Herculean

Pffft..Sad day:The non winning entry into SZ/Wolf Competition

Cheryl Kees Clendenon kitchen design 20 Comments

Ok, I am working on a great and detailed blog post for tomorrow that I hope will be beneficial info for many readers….designers as well as consumers….but in the meantime, while working on that post,diligently, sweating, worrying about all the details…I received an email from Subzero/Wolf telling me

Color your kitchen!

Cheryl Kees Clendenon general remodeling and building, Just cool stuff, kitchen design 4 Comments

(copy of article I wrote for regional publication) Too often people nervously approach the edge of their comfort zone when it comes to adding color in the kitchen and then quickly head back to the safety of blah. There is no reason to treat this area any differently

Are backsplashes important in a kitchen?

Cheryl Kees Clendenon kitchen design, kitchen design tips, wonderful ideas 7 Comments

Simple answer: Absolutely! But, does that mean always an involved, intricate design? No, it does not. In fact, in every project, the backsplash has to be evaluated..to see which direction the overall design might dictate. Often, I want to ignore the backsplash and not make it a focal

Bathonista Interview

Cheryl Kees Clendenon Just cool stuff, kitchen design 8 Comments

Recently I did an interview on Bathonista website. Check it out and tell me what you think! But please, no brick throwing for my unforgiving diatribe about golden oak. Just say no to Golden Oak!! Keep your friends and family away from it! Don’t walk, run. IF you

White Beach Kitchen soft and serene

Cheryl Kees Clendenon Cabinetry, Just cool stuff, kitchen design 8 Comments

White kitchens are never going to fade out of view. They are crisp, clean and provide unlimited possibilities. The trick is making them look fresh and not dated. In this kitchen, note the more modern “sticks” for backsplash tile and the modern handles. These design elements add the