Archive for May 2008
UNDER THE HOOD
Range hoods add distinctive character to kitchens while also providing ever-important ventilation to a cook’s workspace.
Miele, “DA289″ Ventilation Hood, $2,899 (miele.com)
Range Craft, “Hi-Riser Trimline,” $1,900 – $2,450 (rangecraft.com or 877-RCHOODS)
Zephyr, “Torino,” approximately $2,500 (zephyronline.com or 888-880-VENT)
Range Craft, “Miami,” $6,284 – $7,800 (rangecraft.com or 877-RCHOODS)
Vent-A-Hood, “GTH” Contemporary Style Wall Hood, $899(ventahood.com or 800-331-2492)
Historically, kitchen fireplaces have been the hearths of the home–necessary for cooking and heating. Although modern technology has made the medieval inglenook a thing of the past, fireplaces are anything but obsolete. Today, homeowners appreciate fireplaces for the unparalleled ambiance they create–and with the kitchen playing a key role in any household, hearths are alive [...]
WHEN SUSAN GOFF AND HER HUSBAND, Boyd, purchased their two-story traditional Derwood, Maryland home back in 1994, they considered the place to be livable–at least for the time being. “It was built in 1985 so it really was in move-in condition,” says Goff. “I never cared for the pink master bathroom, though, but a remodel [...]
The bathroom created by Washington, D.C.-based Landis Construction for Sharon and Richard Janda can be summed up in one word: awesome.
The homeowner had her own word to describe her approximately 240 square-foot bathroom addition. “She just wanted a wow bathroom,” recalls Paul Irwin, team leader for the project. Together with the owners and LandisÍ director [...]
Of course, the Vollerthums had previously worked successfully with Arnold, and he had a good feel for their taste, which tends to be contemporary. “Blue worked with us on two previous occasions, so he knew what we liked,” says Ellie. “First he showed us the materials, and we made some very minor changes. Then he [...]
A kitchen renovation was a long-time dream for the Scallets. They moved into the 1950’s-contemporary rancher in a neighborhood of “center hall” colonials in Northwest Washington, D.C. in 1983 and left the kitchen untouched. Roberta stayed at home to raise her two sons, while Edward, an attorney, worked. Years later, after the children moved out [...]
Adding a touch of modern to the classic lines of a traditional house is a challenge familiar to many of today’s architects and designers. And, as architect John K. Burke, principal at Studio 27 Architecture in Washington, D.C. learned, some homeowners for such projects have a keen eye for details, finishes, and aesthetics. Burke realized [...]
Among the many things you want to get right when it comes to your kitchen, the dishwasher ranks high on the list.
It is one of those appliances that can help save you time, money, and aggravation on a daily basis. But with all the different brands, features, sizes, sound controls, and energy and water saving [...]
Many of today’s kitchens are either stark white or have cold, sterile looking stainless steel accenting every corner. When Anderson bought her eight-year-old Georgian home in Great Falls, Virginia, she knew immediately that the kitchen was not her style.
“With as much time as we spend in the kitchen, I wanted to have a space that [...]
Judy Hofheimer of Potomac, Maryland, says it’s only a dream when working with trusted designers. Luckily, that’s just what she and her husband, Ben, received working with Gilday Renovations on the remodel of their 1993 kitchen. With a prior positive experience working with the company on a bed and bath remodel in their home, the [...]