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    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

    — Aristotle

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Philadelphia, PA 19106

To Get the Best Small Bathroom Design Hire a Designer

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In Philadelphia our bathrooms are usually small, sometimes miniscule, so what do you do to get your best bathroom design in Philadelphia? Do you need to hire a designer? As you can guess, my answer is yes and I can give you 6 reasons why I think it is in your best interest to hire a designer even for the little bathroom projects.

What does it mean to be “Custom Cabinets” in Philadelphia?

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Many kitchen and bath dealers in Philadelphia claim to have custom cabinets. To determine if that is true, let me explain the different classifications of custom cabinets in Philadelphia.

There are 3 types of cabinets that cover any type of cabinet you can buy in Philadelphia. Some are considered custom cabinets and some are not. The cabinet types are usually called stock, semi-custom and custom. The differences are in how they are made, the level of customization available and often the quality.

Predictions for Philadelphia Kitchen Design

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So what can we expect for Philadelphia kitchen design in the next five years or so? This is important since we don’t want to spend all that money to find out in five years the kitchen design is dated. If my crystal ball is up to snuff this is what I will be seeing at Teknika Kitchens and Baths for the next five years or so at www.teknikakitchensandbaths.com. So here are my best guesses and predictions for Philadelphia kitchen design trends in the coming years.

Remodeling in Philadelphia: How much SHOULD it cost?

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The first two questions we usually get from new clients looking to do a kitchen project or remodeling in Philadelphia is “How much is this going to cost?” and sometimes “How much should this cost?” At Teknika Kitchens and Baths we start with the second question. Why, because that is what determines if you will:

No Stress Kitchen Remodel with a Philadelphia Kitchen Designer

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Hire a Philadelphia kitchen designer and your remodel process will be smoother. Can I guarantee it will be stress free? Only if you are the type to “go with the flow,” which some people can be even in the middle of a remodeling project. On a side note I am not a go with the flow person which is why my designers and I really try to make it easier. I will guarantee that if you hire the “right” kitchen designer, your kitchen renovation will be so much easier, less stressful, maybe even enjoyable.

Do I Need Custom Cabinets?

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We hear this question often. You have many options for cabinets in Philadelphia so why should you spend more for custom cabinets? There are many benefits to custom cabinetry, especially in your kitchen but I will only focus on the top 5 reasons.

Custom Kitchen Products are Key Ingredients for a Successful Kitchen Renovation

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As with any great recipe, the ingredients and the cook’s experience are the keys to success and that is so true with a custom kitchen. Experience is obvious, the more time spent designing and renovating custom kitchens the better you will be. However, the ingredients or the products are tougher to determine. You can’t smell a faucet to see if it has gone bad, so what do you do? Of course, my suggestion is to hire an experienced kitchen design store so you can see, feel and experience custom kitchen products.

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling: Can You Do Them at The Same Time and Do They Need to Match?

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So, you just bought a house that needs both kitchen AND bathroom remodeling. Or maybe it has been 10 years and you just can’t stand your kitchen and bath one more minute. What are your options? Believe it or not, it is possible to remodel your kitchen and bath at the same time. It actually could even save you money.

Do I Need a Kitchen Designer and Won’t They Be Expensive?

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When potential clients first come to my showroom, I often see “the look.” The look means I think I need a kitchen designer but I am not sure AND this is going to be so much more expensive.

I can tell you that a good kitchen designer will actually help you save money and time–a lot of time. You are probably thinking right now…yeah right, she has to say that since she is a kitchen designer. However, let me tell you how, and you can decide if what I write makes sense.

How Much Do Custom Kitchens Cost in Philadelphia?

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First let us define what a custom kitchen is so you know what you are getting for your money. A custom kitchen is composed of cabinets + appliances + countertops + backsplash +hardware +lighting that are custom fit to your kitchen dimensions to optimize how you use your kitchen + a custom look to optimize how you want your kitchen to look. How you get to there is usually with the help of a Kitchen Designer such as Teknika Kitchens and Baths. You need an expert to help you choose from all the options and to develop a functional (for you) custom kitchen that has your unique stamp. Unless you want to spend 3 years, working full time, finding and evaluating options, you will not be able to discover and assess what you need and want for your kitchen. That is why there are specialists.