Author: Brittany Allen

Brittany received her interior design degree in 2010 and recently earned her kitchen and bathroom certifications. She sees her job as much more than just picking out pretty colors and materials – it also involves exact measurements, plenty of planning, and determining how to have a space accurately reflect the lifestyle of its occupants.
  • How to Overcome Planning Paralysis for Your St. Louis Remodel

    A remodel is not a small undertaking, neither practically nor psychologically. You’ve probably been thinking about it, dreaming about it, for weeks, months, or even years before you finally decide to go ahead with it. The buildup tends to create a lot of pressure to deliver on that vision, and when you dive into the…

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  • Soffits for Your St. Louis Kitchen Cabinets

    In your kitchen, the soffit is the part that is built down from your ceiling to the top of your cabinets. Some people call it a bulkhead. Essentially, it is used to fill space between the ceiling and the cabinetry. Sometimes it hides ductwork or plumbing that feeds the upstairs, and other times it’s just…

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  • Barstools for Your St. Louis Kitchen

    If you have recently remodeled your kitchen or basement to include a bar or an island, you are probably thinking about what kind of stools are going to be best for your needs. Buying stools that are the right height is important, but there is a difference between a counter-height stool and a bar stool….

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  • Banquette Seating for Your St. Louis Kitchen

    Banquette seating, essentially, is built-in bench seating for your dining table. You often see banquettes in bistro-style restaurants as it maximizes seating space without taking up a lot of real estate. Some banquettes are upholstered, some are not. They can be straight along a wall, or they could be wrap-around, such as if you had…

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  • Remodeling Your St. Louis Home to Fit Your Active Lifestyle

    If you are focused on wellness, health, and staying active, there are ways in which you can rethink your home to be more conducive to your lifestyle. Your kitchen, your bathrooms, and amenities that can be added in other parts of the home help you flow from one mode to the next with ease. Let’s…

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  • The Pros and Cons of Matte Cabinets and Countertops in Your St. Louis Kitchen

    While you may love the look of matte cabinets and countertops for your kitchen, there are some issues to consider. Yes, it may look incredible—it is a very trendy style these days—but it may take a lot more than just routine maintenance to keep it that way.   High-Maintenance Surfaces Fingerprints are a significant concern…

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  • The Pros and Cons of The Four-Inch Backsplash

    The four-inch backsplash has been a staple of kitchen installations for many years. It’s budget-friendly, it’s practical, and it’s versatile in terms of kitchen design. When full tile backsplashes became the trend, the four-inch variety has been all but left behind, but it still has its merits, which we are going to discuss today. A…

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  • How to Pair Countertop Colors with Dark Cabinets in Your St. Louis Kitchen

    If you have dark colored cabinets in your kitchen, pairing countertops is not always the easiest thing to do. In general, we try to choose a contrasting color, but if you are set on dark and darker, there are ways to bend the rules and make it work. For example, if you had a big,…

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  • What Countertop Color Looks Best With White Cabinets in Your St. Louis Kitchen?

    White kitchens are still very trendy in St. Louis kitchen design. However, not all white is the same kind of white – meaning that everything white has a slightly different hue and shade. When you’re mixing, matching, and contrasting in a white kitchen, If you’re not careful, it’s easy to make things look muddy and…

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  • Making the Most of Your St. Louis Kitchen Remodel

    Do you know what you really want out of your kitchen before you remodel? The truth is, most people don’t. In most cases, we are generally starting from scratch. Though some of our clients come to us with pages from Pinterest or an architectural design magazine, we are always ready to provide inspiration. We don’t…

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