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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

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

THE ULTIMATE CHEF’S KITCHEN

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