Author: Megan Gerdes

Megan's passion for design extends beyond her workplace. In her free time, Megan enjoys all types of crafts, including knitting, crocheting, and rehabbing/reupholstering furniture.
  • Best Plants To Grow In Your St. Louis Kitchen This Winter

    Summertime in St. Louis is replete with farmer’s markets and fresh produce galore. But just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t have all the healthy, fresh-picked veggies you love. There are plenty of greens and vegetables you can grow at home, in your kitchen, to keep you and your family eating healthy all year-round….

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  • Touring Historic Homes in St. Louis

    The city of St. Louis has a fascinating history that dates back to 1764 when it was founded as a French settlement and named for the French king, Louis IX. Soon after, control was transferred to the Spanish, and eventually, it was returned to the French until 1803, when it was purchased by the United…

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  • Spanish-Style Design for Your St. Louis Kitchen

    Spanish-style is a trendy modern kitchen design. Warm and inviting, it lends a look and feel that can be contemporary or traditional, depending on your tastes. Spanish revival architecture enjoyed a surge of popularity in 1920s California. Homes of that period feature a mix of Spanish styles. In this era, Spanish Colonial, Spanish Baroque, and…

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  • Industrial Kitchen Design for Your St. Louis Home

    Industrial kitchen design is super-trendy right now, so we might refer to this design approach as contemporary. Exposed ductwork, high ceilings, exposed brick, and materials reclaimed from old factories are common elements. To emulate industrial in a home that doesn’t have those things to expose in the ceiling, the focus would shift more to the…

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  • Decoding TV Kitchen Design: The Big Bang Theory Kitchen

    In our next TV show kitchen design installment, we’re going to look at Sheldon and Leonard’s kitchen in the Big Bang Theory. As apartment kitchens go, it’s not the greatest layout, but let’s take a deeper dive to find out why. Since it’s an apartment, they can’t really do a whole lot to change it….

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  • Visualizing Your St. Louis Kitchen Design

    Some homeowners have a difficult time visualizing their new kitchen design. Trying to imagine what the room is going to look like compared to what it looks like now isn’t something that comes naturally to everybody. The truth is, even professional kitchen designers aren’t always born with this talent. The more you do it, the…

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  • Choosing the Best Types of Wood For Your St. Louis Kitchen

    When you are remodeling your kitchen and thinking about what types of wood to use, it generally comes down to a few things: affordability, durability, and, ultimately, your preference. You may love a specific type of wood grain—like walnut—but when you price it out, it might not be in the budget. Knowing the benefits of…

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  • Cabinet Refacing vs. Kitchen Remodeling: Pros, Cons, and Everything In-Between

    When we get involved in a kitchen remodel, we are often asked about layer refacing or layer finishing versus completely redoing the cabinetry from scratch. Usually, because cabinets tend to be a big part of the budget, we generally suggest keeping what you can, if it’s possible to do so. If you can salvage some…

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  • TV Show Kitchens: Breaking Down Monica’s Kitchen Design

    Because we are 30-something females and this is what we do, and because we watched Friends with our moms growing up – you can quote me on this – Monica’s kitchen is #goals. For a New York City rent-controlled apartment, Monica had pretty much the best kitchen you could ever imagine. But what was it…

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  • Kitchen Design for Families with Grandkids in St. Louis

    If you have small children or grandchildren around the house, there are kitchen design aspects you should be thinking about to ensure your home is safer and more accessible for them. A lot of it has to do with what can they reach – and what you want them and don’t want them to get…

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