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Almost all Country Cabinets, etc. clients spend months researching options for their new kitchen before making an appointment to visit our showroom. Most of the initial decisions made during the planning stages of a fabulous new kitchen involve the type, color, design and material for cabine…

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I am going to go on record saying that I am giddy with the turn in the weather. Perfectly crisp, dry, fall weather combined with bright blue skies make this time of year my favorite.

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After a bit of sweat, sore knees, 30-degree temperatures (in September), hat and goggles, and a heaping helping of sunshine, I proudly stood atop the summit of Mount Shavano in Colorado at 14,229 feet. I was pretty excited and the views were, not surprisingly, breathtaking (as was the lack o…

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At Country Cabinets, etc., we design bathrooms ranging in price from several thousand dollars to more than $100,000. We can work with almost any realistic budget to create a dream bath. The following suggestions will help you to maximize the value of your renovation dollars and help assure y…

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I simply love living in northern New Hampshire and there’s nothing quite like the seasonal transitions to keep us entertained and amazed by nature’s beauty and strength. One of the more exciting and visually stunning changes is our migration towards fall.

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Hardware is the jewelry of kitchen and bath cabinets. Failure to select appropriate hardware for cabinets in a new kitchen can compromise the look, feel and enjoyment of the finished project. The challenge for homeowners in the Mount Washington Valley is that the unlimited options make it ex…

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The first property I bought was in desperate need of some TLC in the downstairs unit. I ripped up all the flooring, entirely replaced the bathroom and painted nearly every surface in the whole place.

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You should expect your kitchen and bath designer to develop recommendations based on your individual style preferences and how you want your new space to look, feel and function.

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If you believe the rumors and rumblings about them, chances are you are under the impression that all "millennials" are lazy and want the world handed to them. While I do see examples of this behavior (here and there) in this age group, it is certainly not the case for all of them. In fact, …

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White cabinets continue to hold an elevated position in kitchen design. There are many good reasons for white cabinets' popularity. When you pair a white palate with other textures and finishes, the kitchen transforms into a space that is warm and inviting. Adding open shelving in natural wo…

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I'm finally at a point where (I think) I am ready to dip my toe back in the real estate world. Much like the first time I did this, I'm heavily leaning toward an investment property. All that really means (to me) is I'm not buying this property to simply live in and call "home."

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While it may be a bit late in the season to think about landscaping updates or changes, I think it is the perfect time to do a little planning. Just like buying skis in May or a new motorcycle in October, there's a good chance you can take advantage of some end-of-season deals.

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I finally did it. I stripped, sanded and stained the deck. It was a bit more work than I was expecting but the payoff was well worth it. Gone are the huge swaths of peeling paint and stain, waiting to poke themselves into your bare feet.

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Space is a premium in most bathrooms that we remodel, and it’s essential to create realistic expectations for how to best use space. In tighter spaces, often is it not realistic or practical to include both a separate shower stall and a dedicated space for a tub.