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Minimalism in the Home: The Kitchen

The kitchen can be one of the most cluttered rooms in the home. Not only does it house your everyday dining and cookware but there’s also all sorts of seasonal, special occasion and specialty items that seem to take over precious cabinet space. If you’re ready to take inspiration from the minimalist movement and make […]

Kitchen Decorating Tips

15 Ideas to Steal from Real People’s Kitchens

Sure, it’s natural to covet the gorgeous kitchens you see on glamourous design shows or in glossy magazines, but sometimes it’s even more satisfying to see what mere mortals are capable of accomplishing in their own homes. Indulge your inner voyeur, and take a peek at these supremely real kitchens! You’re sure to find some […]

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Knobs of Note: 16 Ideas for a Cool Cabinet

Are you searching for a way to add some personality to your doors and drawers? Create fun and functional handles with these delightful (and frugal) ideas. By Sarita Harbour   Rope ‘Em Up Do you just love nautical decor? Keep it simple and thrifty by using knotted 3/8-inch twisted manila rope in place of traditional […]

Vintage Kitchens

12 Ideas to Steal from Vintage Kitchens

Back when every meal was cooked from scratch and every dish washed by hand, kitchens had to work hard, clean up easily, and keep moods bright through long hours of toil. Life is a whole lot more convenient today, but you can still find tons of inspiration in the practical, cheerful style of old-school kitchens. […]

10 Total Kitchen Makeovers

By Manasa Reddigari BEFORE: Cloaked in Darkness A painted backsplash, speckled laminate countertops, and an overabundance of cabinets trimmed in jarring forest green made this all-black kitchen the black sheep of the home. Photo: gohausgo.com AFTER: Light and Airy Ceiling-to-counter marble subway tile, milk-white cabinets, and a butcher-block countertop lighten the mood in this makeover. […]

Kitchen & Bath Remodel

Your New Kitchen: 7 Tricky Questions You Didn’t Know You’d Ask

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Celebrity Kitchens

Celebrity Kitchens: Get the Look Yourself

They might have celebrity status, but there’s no reason why you can’t draw inspiration from their homes to give your kitchen some star power of its own. By Marisa Villarreal   Amanda Seyfried Amanda Seyfried’s Los Angeles home, originally built in 1916, is reasonably sized at around 2,700 square feet—but don’t be fooled. This abode […]

Galley Kitchens

16 Gorgeous Galley Kitchens

The galley kitchen gets its name from its resemblance to the kitchen aboard a vessel— called the “galley.” The biggest hallmark of galley kitchen design is its layout: cabinet units, counters, and appliances connect together in straight lines and face each other. It often includes ceiling hung cabinets, hanging pots and dish racks, utilizing vertical […]

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11 Inspiring Kitchens That Defy Their Small Size

Many homeowners dream of a kitchen with loads of workspace, lots of storage, and all the latest gadgets. But what if your kitchen is so small that you’re unsure it can accommodate your vision? Fear not. Remodeling a small kitchen can be a big success if you keep a few key concepts in mind. First, […]

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CCI Management Memo: What Customer Service Means to Us

For this Management Memo, we thought it would be interesting to get the perspective of production manager Craig Lielasus on what’s involved in delivering first-rate customer service. As he explains, customer service covers everything from the initial call a prospective client makes to our office to the actions of every employee or subcontractor working a […]

Client Spotlight: The Cooke/Steinberg Home

It’s always nice when one of our clients takes the time to share some kind words about Custom Contracting. So we were pleased to come across this five-star review on Houzz.com from Arlington’s Heather Cooke: “The space is gorgeous and we couldn’t be more pleased,” the review concludes. “We would definitely work with Custom Contracting […]