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The IKEA Effect

Several studies completed in 2011 demonstrated The IKEA Effect- the increase in valuation of self-made products. In a nutshell, the researchers had participants assemble generic products. The participants felt that their completed product was as valuable as an experts’ product … Continued


Refacing Pros and Cons

  Cabinet refacing can sometimes be a good solution for homeowners who want to renovate their kitchen while keeping to a tight budget. The process of cabinet refacing involves removing all cabinet doors and drawer heads and applying the selected … Continued



Remodeling Installation

Although it is very important to select beautiful and high quality materials for any home remodeling project, do not underestimate the importance of a first rate installation. Kitchen Elements strives to maintain an open mind with the client requests. In … Continued


Leathered Granite

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Increasingly our clients have been drawn to the look of leathered granite counters. Having never heard of leathered granite, they usually have many questions about its durability and maintenance and how it differs from other surface types for granite. The … Continued


Lighting for short winter days

During the darkest days of the year we all look for a little boost. May we suggest a new light for the kitchen, or anywhere else you might need it? We love the lights of designer Tom Dixon. His style … Continued


Remodeling and Labor Costs

I recently saw a series on Houzz that asked homeowners to discuss their kitchen renovations and to include pricing. I have long maintained that pricing for renovation projects depends upon the location where the project is done, as well as … Continued


Lust For a Sub-Zero Refrigerator

I recently attended a Sub-Zero appliance training session at the beautiful Fretz showroom in Columbia, Maryland. At the training I had the opportunity to see and learn about the latest models of Sub-Zero Refrigerators. These appliances have so many impressive features; I walked away dreaming … Continued


Is A Kitchen Renovation Worth It?

    Once your kitchen renovation is done and the contractors have moved on to another job, you are left to reflect on whether the expense and the inconvenience of such a project was worth it. The majority of homeowners … Continued


Home Remodeling Television Shows

The latest craze in home remodeling television shows reveal about as much reality in them as the Real Housewives of Potomac: very little. The shows are both fun and entertaining, but they project a skewed sense of reality. After being … Continued