Pompano Beach: Palm Aire Kitchen Remodel – The Oaks Course


Palm Aire Kitchen Remodel
It is always fun to start a new kitchen remodel project.  Recently we started a Pompano Beach Kitchen Remodel in the beautiful Golf Course-Country Club Community of Palm Aire.  This particular kitchen remodel is located  on the Oaks Golf Course.  This corner unit has magnificent views of the fairway, our clients, have fun watching sunsets overlooking the golf course on their patio. I love working in South Florida…

In this kitchen remodel, we are tiling the floor,  installing new base molding and opening the wall from the kitchen through the living area to create a pass-thru opening, creating a custom soffit with recessed lights, installing new electric panel box, installing granite countertop and installing new kitchen cabinets.  This new pass thru opening will have  a granite counter top made from the exotic Kashmir White from India and seating area on the dining room side, so that the homeowner can have seated guests at the counter, while cooking in the new gourmet kitchen.  This open concept is really a must have in South Florida, especially if you live in a condo in Pompano Beach in the Palm Aire Community.

I am especially excited about this Palm Aire kitchen Remodel, because this is the first real update for this unit after the homeowner purchased it about a year ago.  It is not uncommon for a snowbird/seasonal resident to purchase a home in Pompano Beach and wait to remodel.  I have found that a kitchen remodel, is right up there after painting and flooring, especially for the seasonal homeowner.  Making their Florida home, a tropical get-away is really top on the list, something to look forward to when getting away from up north, from places like Canada, New York and New Jersey.

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Samsung Sparkling Water Refrigerator


Make your kitchen remodel standout with a Samsung sparkling water refrigerator

If you are considering remodeling your kitchen, you must take a look at the new Samsung Sparkling Water Refrigerator.  The two door and two drawer refrigerator will definitely make your kitchen remodel look great. The size and dimensions for this 31 cubic feet modified french door refrigerator is: 35 3/4″ x 70″ x 35 1/2″,

I had the distinct pleasure of seeing this beautiful Samsung refrigerator in person at my local Sears Appliance Center.  I was blown away with the sleekness of the design and how well organized this Samsung refrigerator is designed.

If you love sparking water, you will enjoy having it at your finger tips, thanks to the brilliant partnership between Samsung and SodaStream on this new  refrigerator. It is so simple and convenient for you to add the Co2 cartridge to the door of the refrigerator. It is seamless integration with the design and look of this magnificent refrigerator.

The Samsung design team thought of everything when they designed this refrigerator. To start, it has four doors and has the capacity for 31 bags of groceries.  This is great for a family or a person that does a lot of entertaining.  It also has a twin cooling plus system that helps keep your fresh vegetables fresher longer. This cooling system also helps protect against freezer burns.

You don’t have to worry about keeping your refrigerator organized with the Counter height flex zone drawers that have flexible compartments. The homeowner can store Party Trays, ColdCuts, Cold Drinks and Meats all at different temperatures. This is definitely beneficial for homeowners that like to cook with fresh ingredients or that likes to grill fresh fish or meats.

The flexible storage space in the Samsung Sparkling Water refrigerator gets better with the sliding and folding shelves.  Have you ever had a problem storing tall items in your refrigerator?  This problem is alleviated with the slide in/ flip up shelves.

If you are thinking about a kitchen remodel or in the process of a kitchen remodel, I suggest that you check out this innovative and efficient Samsung refrigerator. This new Samsung Sparkling water refrigerator retails for about $3,899.00. If you shop around, I am sure that you can find a deal or a sale on this item.

Click on the following to read more:

Samsung Canada Freshens Things Up with the Launch of the World’s First Four-Door Refrigerator Featuring a Sparkling Water Dispenser - PRNewswire

Samsung’s next Generation Refrigerators are Android Powered and Make Soda – Apartment Therapy

Psst! The new Samsung refrigerator dispenses sparkling water – Consumer Reports

Finally, a Refrigerator with a Sparkling Water Dispenser — Make Your Own Soda, Too - Time – TechLand



Coordinate Your Kitchen Elements in a Kitchen Remodel



When you are looking to remodel your kitchen, you should consider coordinating kitchen elements to make the kitchen look more interesting.

For example, when designing your kitchen remodel, consider choosing a dramatic countertop shape, size or color for your island or do coordinating colors for top and bottom cabinets.

If you are considering a kitchen remodel, remember, your kitchen should be stylish and upbeat instead of lifeless and boring.

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Check out a fascinating new video from Kohler and Interior Designer Thom Filicia  on how to successfully Coordinate elements when wanting to update your kitchen. This video gives the essence on how you can be creative in your kitchen remodel without being boring. Check it out on Youtube


A few interesting items for your kitchen remodel:

  • Kitchen Countertop and coordinating island
  • Glass Cabinet Doors
  • New Kitchen Faucet
  • New Undermount Sink
  • Slide In Glass Cook Top
  • Slide In – Convection Oven

Make Your Kitchen Remodel Special with MotionSense Hands free Faucet

MotionSense Moen

Make your kitchen a little more special with the MotionSense faucet from Moen. This Motionsense faucet is one of the hot new trend in kitchen design.  Thankfully, the kitchen is No longer left out since motion sensor faucets are not just for bathroom faucets or commercial use.

The great thing that I like about the MotionSense faucet is that there are three ways to turn the water on from the faucet. The first way is a nice sleek handle on the side. The second way is a sensor that is activated when a hand passes over the top of the arched spout. The third way is to place an object under the spout for the water to turn on.

I agree that the MotionSense faucet by Moen uniquely delivers convenience on command for the well designed kitchen.

Kudos to Moen for a job well done in creating a stellar hands free faucet in a sleek modern design for the kitchen.

Don’t worry if you have a particular style in the kitchen, Moen has you covered with several finishes and offers three models to choose from:

Check out the video below on MotionSense from Moen:

What others are saying about MotionSense Faucet by Moen:

Moen MotionSense Touch-Free Faucet hands-on – Slash Gear.com

My New Moen MotionSense Faucet // $100 Visa Giveaway – InspiredbyCharm.com

Check Out My New Hands-Free Kitchen Faucet! – Addicted2decorating.com

Moen Introduces MotionSense: A Uniquely Responsive, User-Friendly, Hands-Free Kitchen Faucet Experience - Marketwire




Video – Pompano Beach Condo Remodel (Beta)


Check out the new Donco Designs Video – Beta Version

This video features a Pompano Beach Condo remodel

The pompano beach condo remodel project consisted of:

  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Crown  & Base Moulding
  • Painting
  • Tile Flooring Remodel


Bold Kitchen Sinks with Color – Kohler

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I could not resist sharing this brilliantly blue sink from Kohler when I came across this photo on KBBonline.

They say a picture tells a story, so I will let this photo tell the story.

Just in case you are dazzled by this unusual kitchen sink, I will share a few snippets about this Jonathan Adler Kitchen Collection from Kohler:

Kohler partnered with the ever so talented Jonathan Adler and created a limited edition of sinks with colors that literally pop and cause immediate joy and delight. These colors are fresh, original and bold and can add instant design cred to your kitchen remodel. I can’t wait to see one in person to touch and feel. [Read more...]

Luxury Cooking: Electrolux $100K – Kitchen Range

Luxury Cooking: Electrolux Grand Cuisine $100,000 Kitchen Range

If you really enjoy cooking and want the ultimate Kitchen Range, you can check out the new Electrolux Kitchen Range for $100,000. Yes, you read it correctly, that is $100,000.  This luxury item is not for the faint at heart, it is for the person that wants that ultimate cooking experience.

According to the Electrolux Chief Executive Officer Keith McLoughlin,

“This brings a halo effect from a brand standpoint to Electrolux. We’re talking very high net worth people with two or three homes. It’s clearly intended to build and reinforce the brand.”

This luxury kitchen range is obviously for the ultra rich that really just wants to be different. If you have the funds and want to be cutting edge, I say go for it. This Electrolux kitchen range will definitely take your kitchen remodel to another level.

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Are Stainless Steel Appliances out of Style?

GE Slate Dishwasher photo credit: GE Slate Dishwasher


As a personal choice, I love Stainless Steel appliances.  I think they add such a nice look to a kitchen design.  I was a little surprised when I came across the following article from the Wall Street Journal "Is this the end of a 25-year run for stainless steel?" It immediately grabbed my attention… Great headline… Is this the end of a 25-year run for stainless steel?

According to the article by , several appliance manufacturers are heading in a different direction from the shiny stainless steel look that has been hot for 25 years. Despite this trend, no one look, has taken the reins, just yet.

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Homeowners Prefer Remodeling Over Moving

National Home Improvement Month

Did you know that May is National Home Improvement Month?

What home improvement project will you do to celebrate? There are so many that come to mind, such as

Did you know that most homeowners are choosing to personalize their homes with a remodel? According to a recent survey by the National Home  Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI),  26 percent of respondents indicated that they are planning to stay in their homes much longer,  due to decreased home values. 

The recession is no secret to anyone in this economy. In 2010, existing and new single-family home sales decreased 5 percent largely in part due to the recession. However, things seem to be getting brighter. I see more cars in the home improvent retailer parking lots and lots of activity in specialty stores. You can't help but notice all of the increased advertsing by stores like Lowes Home Improvement, Home Depot, Sherwin Williams, Ace Hardware and others on the airwaves. I am impressed with all of the sponsorships and contests these companies are doing to stay front and center in the minds of customers.

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Kitchen Cabinets: SieMatic BeauxArts.02

Pompano Beach Kitchen Remodel - SieMatic BeauxArts.02
The SieMatic BeauxArts.02 lets you combine a range of seemingly opposites to create one happy Kitchen Design that works seemlessly together. Feature rich options such as the matte stainless steel fronts with faceted metal borders, glossy finish on the   doors – takes accents to "another level".

The stylish and updated BeauxArts.02 from SieMatic offers new elements, materials, colors, surfaces, and proportions for the kitchen. The BeauxArts 0.2 was designed by the mutli-talented talented Kitchen Designer Mick De Giulio. He is also an author of the well known book: Kitchen Centric, which is a hardcover 258 page book of brilliant kitchen designs. The book has everything you need to know for designing a dream kitchen, regardless of space. If you are into kitchen design or considering a new kitchen remodel, I suggest you grab a copy of Kitchen Centric.  Kitchen Design enthusiasts will definitely enjoy this book.

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