Thinking About a Kitchen Renovation? Read this…

We’ve all heard the kitchen renovation horror stories – friends and family who decided to renovate their kitchen and are full of warnings about going over budget, or taking far longer than they originally planned. But it doesn’t have to be that way and in our experience, more often than not everything works out on time and on budget. Have you been pouring over issues of House & Home for months and scrolling through thousands of images on Pinterest as you consider finally taking the leap and renovating your kitchen? Here are a few things to keep in mind that will help to keep you set a realistic budget and stay on track… Put a pin in it They say [...]

April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The Devil is in the Details – Especially with Kitchens & Bathrooms

They say the devil is in the details, and when it comes to renovating and remodeling kitchens & bathrooms, it's even more true. Kitchen and bathroom designs especially are a precise art, where every inch counts in creating a highly functional space. If you're considering tackling your upcoming renovation or remodeling on your own, there are a lot of details that can make or break your project. But don't let that scare you! There are lots of resources available to help you as you plan, or you can work with YouNique at any stage, from design to renovation - start to finish. There are so many things we take for granted when it comes to design. It makes sense, since when something is [...]

March 18th, 2017|0 Comments

The $10,000 Dream Kitchen Sweepstakes!

Here's how to get the most out of your kitchen makeover! A $10,000 kitchen makeover is best for someone who plans to spend more than just a few years in their house. Focus less on what potential buyers might want in a kitchen and think more about what your dream kitchen should include. Most people put off what they want to do with their kitchen for too long, and with kitchen sweepstakes win, you can really invest in what your ideal kitchen would have. Nevertheless, everyone cares about value. While custom-ordering cabinets is can be very cost-effective and this is also where you can personalize the detailing. Want ornate French country or Queen Anne-style moldings? Here's where you can take [...]

February 18th, 2016|0 Comments

What is Transitional Kitchen Design?

Anyone who's been thinking about remodeling or creating a kitchen for more than 10 minutes has come across the term "transitional." It's a popular term in design circles, but what does it really mean? Transitional designs are somewhere in between traditional and modern styles; they bridge the gap between the two, borrowing from each aesthetic. What it yields is an environment that is warm and welcoming, unfussy but incorporating classic components . Most of my designs would be described as transitional: some read very modern, others more traditional -- and yet they are all wildly different from each other. So while almost everything is up for negotiation when designing a transitional kitchen, here are some of the style's hallmarks, as [...]

March 30th, 2015|0 Comments


Eric Ripert is a chef of many talents. His Midtown Manhattan jewel, Le Bernardin, consistently garners four-star praise from the critics, while his PBS show Avec Eric gives viewers a global glimpse into the world of haute cuisine. He's authored four cookbooks, appeared on Top Chef, and had a recurring role on HBO's Treme, as himself. Now, Ripert is adding kitchen designer to his impressive resume. Recently, the chef teamed up with the German kitchen design firm Poggenpohl to create the ultimate home kitchen from a professional chef's viewpoint. Ripert's designer kitchen makes the island the center of the action; maximizes efficiency; and even includes a spacious wine refrigerator. Epicurious spoke with Ripert about the essentials for a kitchen, from [...]

March 30th, 2015|0 Comments

European Kitchen Cabinets

Europe has been the world's capital for trend, design, class, sophistication, culture, nobility. This is the birth place of world renowned masters of the arts in music, architecture, science and fashion. What would the world have become without European influence? The region has infused,in all of us the idea of class and sophistication. Carpe Diem. Indeed, Europe has inspired every person in everything that's done and thought about. European style and design influenced the style of garments, shoes, accessories, architecture and believe it or not, even the kitchen cabinet designs! Yes, this is how important Europe and European design is. The most coveted kitchen cabinetry inspiration comes from the intricacies of European design. It is to no surprise than European [...]

March 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Upgrade Your Kitchen With Our $10,000 Dream Kitchen Sweepstakes

$10,000 is a lot of money, and it can be a great start to getting you the kitchen of your dreams! Click this link here to get registered [event ended] What would you do with that money? New cabinets? New countertops? Start brainstorming ideas now, you could be our big winner? With that $10,000 you could be one step closer to having a kitchen that may resemble a celebrity's kitchen.We've featured kitchens of famous celebrities in the past, and today we're looking at another celebrity kitchen. Pictured above is the kitchen of Lady Gaga. She may seem weird when she is always dressing up in her weird outfits, and costumes, but you may find yourself loving her kitchen. She has [...]

February 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Install One Of These Custom Islands When You Win Our $10,000 Dream Kitchen Makeover!

Before we dive into our article on Kitchen Islands, imagine how you could transform your kitchen into the kitchen of your dreams with $10,000!! It's our Dream Kitchen Sweepstakes and you can enter right here by clicking this link Ok now onto some amazing kitchen islands.

January 27th, 2015|0 Comments

What Would You Do With A $10,000 Dream Kitchen Makeover?

You could win $10,000 in our Dream Kitchen Makeover! Imagine what you could do with your kitchen with ten thousand dollars!! Enter by clicking this link here In the meantime, you can still make your kitchen look like $10,000 with some of these tips below on how to make your kitchen look expensive! 1. Update hardware. Hardware can completely change the look of a piece of furniture and it can do the same for your cabinets. Replace drawer and cabinet pulls for an new unique look that instantly updates your entire space. 2. Paint a lighter color. A light color on the walls and cabinets instantly brightens a space making it look larger and in turn, more expensive. Light [...]

January 23rd, 2015|0 Comments