About six years ago the flood gates opened and the options for concrete countertops increased exponentially. About 15 years ago, my clients would request countertop materials such as laminate, granite, tile, and solid surface. Today, those options have spread to butcher block, glass, stainless steel, paper, vinyl, resin, tile and of course … CONCRETE! What […]
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By Shad Johnsen CKD Is it Taboo to talk about the products that are designed only for private settings in our home? Rarely do you find articles on toilets and bidets, though they are becoming increasingly more available. Usually there are more entertaining items to discuss. This topic is more refreshing, if you will, […]
By Shad D. Johnsen, CKD Scenario- It’s November 2nd, and your brother calls to let you know that their home is not available for Thanksgiving. Now, the burden of hosting the family gathering is on your shoulders. What is your first thought? The Kitchen. You think through the twenty discussions you have had regarding […]
How to Appreciate the Beauty Without Overlooking the Quality By Shad D. Johnsen, CKD With this article, I am venturing into sensitive territory. Let me make it clear that my objective in writing this article is in no way a slander toward the builders, the parade of homes, or any other particular related professional. […]
By Shad D. Johnsen, CKD Are you overwhelmed when you consider all the decisions that need to be made? Does your brain spin as you realize that just for the cabinetry, you need to choose the wood, stain or paint color, the style, the finish sheen, and perhaps a glaze, sand through, distressing or other […]
Entertaining in Your Kitchen And How It Is Influenced By The Design By Shad Johnsen, CKD “I want lime green cabinets” confidently spoken by my client about her cabinet color choice. I took her to the samples of laminate countertops for a quick confirmation of her version of “lime green”. Sure enough, the color that […]
Remodeling Your Home Soon? Prepare For the Worst- To End Up With the Best By Shad D. Johnsen, CKD You just finished the last few decorations in the dining room when there’s the first knock at the front door. You have dreamed of this moment since last Thanksgiving when you and your family crammed into […]