Residential Kitchens, Baths and Custom Cabinetry
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    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

    — Aristotle

225 Race Street
Phildelphia, PA 19106
215-922-4414
29 N. Sproul Road
Broomall, PA 19008
610-325-8677

When potential clients first come to my showroom, I often see “the look.” The look means I think I need a kitchen designer but I am not sure AND this is going to be so much more expensive.
I can tell you that a good kitchen designer will actually help you save money and time–a lot of time. You are probably thinking right now…yeah right, she has to say that since she is a kitchen designer. However, let me tell you how, and you can decide if what I write makes sense. [read more]

Kitchen and bathroom Remodeling

So, you just bought a house that needs both kitchen AND bathroom remodeling. Or maybe it has been 10 years and you just can’t stand your kitchen and bath one more minute. What are your options? Believe it or not, it is possible to remodel your kitchen and bath at the same time. It actually could even save you money.

Do Kitchens and Bathrooms Have to Match?

The first question we usually get when a homeowner wants to remodel their kitchen and bath is do they need to match? No, they do not. Actually, we encourage homeowners to think of the kitchen remodel and the bathroom remodel as two separate projects because the kitchen and the bath function very differently within your house. The kitchen needs to be part of the flow of the entire house. This bustling area is often the heart of the home as the entertainment, gathering and food prep epicenters. [read more]

Custom kitchen products are key to success in a kitchen renovation like this one with custom cabinets- Tekinka Design Group

As with any great recipe, the ingredients and the cook’s experience are the keys to success and that is so true with a custom kitchen. Experience is obvious, the more time spent designing and renovating custom kitchens the better you will be. However, the ingredients or the products are tougher to determine. You can’t smell a faucet to see if it has gone bad, so what do you do? Of course, my suggestion is to hire an experienced kitchen design store so you can see, feel and experience custom kitchen products. [read more]

White Custom cabinets in a remodeled kitchen - Teknika

We hear this question often. You have many options for cabinets in Philadelphia so why should you spend more for custom cabinets? There are many benefits to custom cabinetry, especially in your kitchen but I will only focus on the top 5 reasons. [read more]

Hire a Philadelphia kitchen designer and your remodel process will be smoother. Can I guarantee it will be stress free? Only if you are the type to “go with the flow,” which some people can be even in the middle of a remodeling project. On a side note I am not a go with the flow person which is why my designers and I really try to make it easier. I will guarantee that if you hire the “right” kitchen designer, your kitchen renovation will be so much easier, less stressful, maybe even enjoyable. [read more]

Many kitchen and bath dealers in Philadelphia claim to have custom cabinets. To determine if that is true, let me explain the different classifications of custom cabinets in Philadelphia.

There are 3 types of cabinets that cover any type of cabinet you can buy in Philadelphia. Some are considered custom cabinets and some are not. The cabinet types are usually called stock, semi-custom and custom. The differences are in how they are made, the level of customization available and often the quality. [read more]

So what can we expect for Philadelphia kitchen design in the next five years or so? This is important since we don’t want to spend all that money to find out in five years the kitchen design is dated. If my crystal ball is up to snuff this is what I will be seeing at Teknika Design Group for the next five years or so at www.teknikadesigngroup.com. So here are my best guesses and predictions for Philadelphia kitchen design trends in the coming years. [read more]

In Philadelphia our bathrooms are usually small, sometimes miniscule, so what do you do to get your best bathroom design in Philadelphia? Do you need to hire a designer? As you can guess, my answer is yes and I can give you 6 reasons why I think it is in your best interest to hire a designer even for the little bathroom projects. [read more]