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What is Contemporary Kitchen Design?   February 19th, 2015

Written by Carol Van Zile, CKD, CAPS
Sleek lines with functional, modern designs describes today’s contemporary kitchen. Design ideas come from current trends, colors, and materials to create a look that is very fresh and “now” while maintaining an uncluttered and open feel.

The Layout

Contemporary design works particularly well for floor plans that allow free flow and …

Check Out Marsh Kitchens at a Home Show Near You!   February 18th, 2015

It’s that time again…  Home and Garden Shows are blooming with ideas and inspiration. Come see what’s new at Marsh Kitchens at a home show near you!


The Southern Home & Garden Spring Show (Booth 812)
February 20-22, & Feb 27-March 1, 2015
The Park Expo and Conference Center


The Triad Home & Garden Show
February 20-22
Winston-Salem …

Plan a Fantastic L-Shaped Kitchen Design   February 4th, 2015

Written by Carol Van Zile, NKBA Certified Kitchen Designer

If you have a bit more space to work with, an L-shaped design is a popular choice that offers an open and flexible layout. This familiar shape is described by two countertops that usually (but not always) run along two walls and tuck neatly into a corner.
L-shaped kitchens are typically found in small to medium-sized homes an

CES 2015: Cutting-Edge Kitchen Technology Showcased   January 20th, 2015

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show just ended, and it included some great ideas for today’s leading edge kitchens. Whether you’re a java junkie, a budding chef, or just worried about making sure Thanksgiving dinner isn’t a complete disaster, the technology expo certainly had something for everyone’s kitchen.

Home on the Range

If you like the speed and eff

All About Kitchen Cabinets: Cherry   January 7th, 2015

Who doesn’t love cherry?
With their rich color, fine grain and excellent durability, cherry cabinets evoke luxury and refinement in modern kitchens, and are indicative of a homeowner who cares about quality.
A solid and versatile wood that stands up to wear with grace, cherry is well-suited for many styles of kitchen cabinetry. You can hardly go wrong with this choice, but ther

How to Design a Galley Kitchen   December 17th, 2014

Written by Carol Van Zile, CKD, CAPS
Inspired by the alley way kitchens on railcars and vessels, galley kitchens are ideal for one-cook kitchens and maximize the utility of a long, narrow space.
No eat-in kitchens here —this layout is lean and compact, characterized by two parallel countertops that put all points of the work triangle within arm’s reach.

Many of our first apart…

From Our Kitchen to Yours: Homemade Peppermint Bark   December 1st, 2014

The holidays are fast approaching! Between family dinners, cookie swaps, office parties and of course gifts for teachers, friends and family, life in our kitchens will kick into overdrive.
One of our favorite recipes that is always a hit is our delicious homemade peppermint bark. It’s a holiday classic that’s a snap to make, is beautifully festive and it’s easy to get the ki…

Why You Should Stop Putting Off Your Kitchen Remodel   July 7th, 2014

We know the feeling — you wish you could get started on your dream remodel, but there’s something holding you back.

After the kids leave for college…
Maybe after the holidays…
Next year… after tax season…

So maybe it’s truly not the right time. We’ve been there. But while you’re waiting for the stars to align, the best way you can spend your time is by planning for th…

Kitchen Remodel Trends – What’s Next After Stainless?   June 30th, 2014

Enjoying a longer reign of popularity than any of its predecessors, stainless steel has remained unrivaled as America’s favorite kitchen appliance finish for the past three decades. Its ability to blend effortlessly with any cabinet or flooring made it the go-to finish for everything from fridges to French presses.
Stainless first became popular in professional kitch…

How to Talk To Your Spouse About That Kitchen Remodel   June 24th, 2014

Remodeling is stressful. We know! And that stress is compounded when a spouse isn’t exactly ready or willing to make the big leap.
Maybe they’re not comfortable with the cost, maybe they’re worried it’ll upset their routine. Maybe they can’t imagine getting rid of that wonderful starfish wallpaper… whatever the hesitation, the only way to get everyone on the same pa…