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.
  • 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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  • Kitchen Display Cabinet Design for Your St. Louis Home

    Open front or glass-front kitchen cabinets are a great place to display things, such as collections or nice dishes. If you have a hutch, for example, something that’s out of the main kitchen traffic, you can get away with storing things that you don’t use every day, like serving dishes, your good crystal wine glasses,…

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  • Art Deco Style for Your St. Louis Kitchen

    Art Deco style was first introduced to the world in Paris, at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes of 1925, which is how the name was derived. Though it took about a decade to penetrate the rest of the western world, Art Deco’s sleek, modern lines marry modernism with fashion. A highly…

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  • Options for Wine Storage in Your St. Louis Kitchen

    If your kitchen is an entertainment hub, having dedicated wine storage is a must. If you are preparing for a kitchen remodel to your St. Louis home, or if you just want to add some functionality in the wine storage department, we’ve put together some ideas to help you plan.   Avoid Heat Damage: Store…

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  • How to Save Money on Your St. Louis Remodel

    If you are getting ready to remodel your St. Louis home, you are probably looking for ways to save money. The good news is, there are plenty of ways to cut costs without compromising the result.     Doing Some Of The Work Yourself Although we don’t suggest doing a lot of the work yourself,…

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  • St. Louis Kitchen Design for Families Without Kids

    If you have no kids in the house, whether that’s by design or if your kids are grown and gone, it opens up a lot of possibilities in kitchen design – things you may not have even thought of before!     Empty Nesters? or Aging-In-Place? Couples nearing retirement are enjoying a very different phase…

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  • Saving Space in Your St. Louis Kitchen: Do Pullout Racks Help?

    If you have a small kitchen or if you are challenged in terms of storage, you might be thinking about pullout racks as an option for saving space. The truth is, you won’t be saving space, per se, but pullout racks will make your cabinets, and what you put in them, more accessible. Rather than…

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  • Would a Small Kitchen in St. Louis Look Good with Black Cabinets?

    Would a small kitchen look good with black cabinets? Black evokes a feeling of exclusivity, elegance, and luxury, but many people feel that choosing dark colors will actually make an already small kitchen look even smaller. We’re going to look at an example today that proves this is not always the case. Karin Bohn is…

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  • What’s the Best Kitchen Countertop for Your St. Louis Home: Carrara, Quartz or Granite?

    If you are trying to decide between Carrara, quartz, or granite for your kitchen countertops, it’s a good idea to look into all the pros and cons before you start picking colors. Right now, quartz is very popular, and there’s a good reason for that. It requires no maintenance, which is probably the biggest appeal,…

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  • Herringbone Pattern in St. Louis Kitchen Design

    Herringbone is a trendy pattern in St. Louis kitchen design these days, so today we’re going to talk a little about that. First off – what is herringbone? Essentially, herringbone is a zigzag pattern that resembles chevrons, but instead of being a continuous zigzag, it’s broken. And if you’re wondering why it’s called herringbone, it’s…

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