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.
  • Decluttering and Organizing the Counters in Your St. Louis Kitchen

    It might not be time for spring cleaning just yet, but decluttering your kitchen countertops is a good idea at any time of the year. Your counter, after all, is valuable real estate. If you’ve got too much on your countertop, you won’t have space to prep and chop. Too little, and you’ll be forever…

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  • Architecture in St. Louis

    When we think of St. Louis, certain architectural landmarks immediately spring to mind. The Gateway Arch, for example, is one of the most recognizable monuments to our architectural legacy – but it’s not the only thing we have to be proud of. Some of the most revered architects have built here. Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Russell…

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  • Kitchen Designers vs. General Contractors in St. Louis

    Your kitchen. If you’re like most families, it’s the most popular room in the house. Consequentially, it is also the room most likely to be remodeled. Because of the complexities of a kitchen remodel, it requires expert support from various trades, designers, and builders, a dedicated team that works together to ensure the result is…

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  • Kitchen Countertop Seams in Your St. Louis Home

    If you are in the process of choosing new countertops, you might be wondering whether you will have to deal with countertop seams. When you picture your dream kitchen, your vision probably features a perfect, unblemished slab. Unfortunately, the potential for countertop seams is not something we can predict. It really depends on the fabricator…

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  • Hiding the Trash in Your St. Louis Kitchen

    Keeping the unpleasantness of the kitchen trash at bay is a constant battle. When we’re designing a kitchen, we usually try to hide it the best we can, but with open floorplans being the ideal approach these days, it can be challenging. In a closed kitchen design, there is usually a corner you can tuck…

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  • Countertop Edge Styles That Look Great in St. Louis Kitchens

    Decorative countertop edge styles are attractive – and for some, it’s a tempting detail to apply to a new kitchen design. However, if you haven’t got a lot of space to work with in the first place, you run the risk of making the room look even smaller. It’s a matter of perspective. In smaller…

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  • Chrome Versus Brushed Nickel Cabinet Hardware for Your St. Louis Home

    Of all the conversations we have around selections during a remodel, choosing a hardware finish is usually a relatively easy one. We will typically ask what kind of finish the customer is looking for, but in our experience, people tend to lean towards what is already in the home. Unless that is, they want to…

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  • Designing a Pet-Friendly Kitchen for Your St. Louis Home

    When we are designing a kitchen, we like to think of making it good for the whole family – and that includes the furry ones. A pet-friendly kitchen works practical elements into stylish design, helping to limit the inevitable mess while ensuring everyone’s comfort, safety, and convenience. Most of these ideas involve some sort of…

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  • 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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