On the Level: The Kitchen Casanova is Back in Action
My apron is washed and pressed. My kitchen-in-a-bag is packed with all my favorite gadgets. I’ve planned the menu. You guessed it: the next Kitchen Casanova event is on the books.
I’ll be showing up at the home of Shauna and David Edwards on March 7. The Edwards have invited 10 of their friends for a fun evening of cooking, eating, and entertaining in their new kitchen.
The kitchen features a larger and more functional island with a professional range top over an under counter microwave. We also added a bar sink, a bar refrigerator, and even changed their main sink to an apron sink.
One cool thing about this project is that the Edwards’ house is the same floor plan of our other customers, the Bennetts. So, they got to go visit the Bennett’s house to see the renovations we did there to get ideas for their home.
But I know what you really want to know…what’s on the menu?
I’ll be cooking my own version of shrimp scampi—see my recipe below—as well as crab stuffed mushrooms, spinach and apple salad, sautéed asparagus, and fresh fruit medley for dessert.
Look for pictures in next month’s newsletter.
Is the Dining Room Irrelevant?
What’s the most-clicked image on our Houzz page? This one. More than 1,000 people have saved this image to their Houzz ideabooks; clearly, dining room design is resonating with someone out there. (See more of this award-winning downtown Raleigh condo on Houzz.)
And yet, we continue to see families repurpose spaces formerly used as dining rooms for other functions: larger kitchens with eat-in zones, spacious home offices, laundry/mudrooms, and even kiddie playrooms.
Clearly, the debate as to whether the dining room is irrelevant rages on. Cast your vote now on our Facebook poll. Still undecided? Keep reading…
Team Eat-in Kitchen or Team Dining Room?
“I’ve found that it often comes down to family tradition when a family decides whether or not to keep a formal dining room,” says Eddie Casanave of Distinctive Remodeling. Here are some 360 tours of homes that feature dining areas where six to eight adults can sit comfortably at a tradition family-style table: Read More
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I was only two weeks old, so I really don't remember a lot of the details. What I do remember is the day my little world changed. Lucky for me, things changed for the better...
It was about 1:00pm in the afternoon, and I remember waiting to be fed. My sister and I were hungry, but my K-9 mommy went outside to do her business. I still don't really know what happened, but I heard a loud noise, followed by a lot of screaming and I heard a bunch of those two-legged people crying. (They were really loud!) My sister and I just knew we were hungry and cold, so we hunkered down under the blanket on our makeshift bed. We knew we needed to be quiet because if we weren't, we got yelled at.
A little later, I could hear some strange lady and a couple of her friends outside of my house. I wondered where my K-9 mommy was, but I didn't ask any questions. I just wanted to nurse! (Remember, I was only two weeks old!) But K-9 mommy didn't come back in like usual. Keep Reading
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