Kitchens and Baths

Cabinet Lingo Explained: Door and Drawer Styles

Ready to create your beautiful kitchen and baths? You probably have a good idea of how you want your cabinets to look, but aside from the color and wood species, there are many other details to consider.  Understanding cabinet terms can be a big help when you're making your choices.

Knowing the lingo of door and drawer styles is a good place to start.  There are variations, but the door styles you'll most often hear are flat panel, raised panel, and slab..

Cozy Craftsman Shows That A True Custom Home Isn’t Defined By Size

Custom homes are often thought to be large and elaborate, and while that may be the case, the fact is, they're simply homes that are one-of-a-kind designed for specific clients. And they aren't dependent on square footage, as this cozy Craftsman proves.

Working with an architect, our empty nester clients designed the plan to suit their daily lifestyle and frequent visits by grandchildren.

2016 Kitchen Trends

We've scoured the Internet to see what designers are saying about 2016 kitchen trends.  Here's a summary of what we found.


Clean, Shaker-style cabinets will continue to remain popular, and white will continue to be the color of choice. But experts also agree that there will be an uptick in grays - from light to charcoal - and in light, warm woods.

Decked Out Showers Favored Over Whirlpools

We've installed plenty of whirlpools. In the 90's and early 2000's, you could hardly build a home without one.  But we kept hearing that they were good for soaking the mini-blinds and not much else.

And so in 2005, we decided to build a spec home that had neither a whirlpool nor a soaking tub in the master bath.  Instead, it had a large walk-in shower.

“You’ll never sell it,” said a good friend who happens to be another builder.  The house sold overnight without a single peep about it having no whirlpool.