On the Level: What's Up?
What’s up? Residential elevators, that’s what. As more and more people are deciding to “age in place,” they’re finding that it can be less expensive to install an elevator in a home than to add a first-floor master suite. Other homeowners who need to consider their home’s accessibility also have turned to us for help installing residential elevators.
To satisfy these homeowners, I have started working with Mike Ham of Residential Elevators. So far, we have collaborated on two projects and have a couple more projects in the works. I first met Mike about 10 years ago. Although we’ve stayed in touch over the years, it wasn’t until recently that we reconnected on a professional level. I am very excited to offer Mike’s knowledge, services, and qualified staff to our clients needing or wanting a residential elevator for age-in-place or accessibility reasons.
To see more of Mike’s work and learn about his company, please visit the Residential Elevators website.
This month's recipe:
"Crock Pot Chicken"
Check out this recipe as well as many others from "The Kitchen Casanova."
With the fall approaching and the kids back in school, this makes for a great meal that doesn’t take much time to prepare. And usually you can make two meals from it. I didn’t include a picture since it really isn’t picture worthy, but it sure tastes good. Enjoy! Get the recipe.
Special Event: Lunch 'n' Learn, Oct 16, Noon
We are doing an Outdoor Kitchen Lunch ‘n’ Learn for builders and remodelers on Friday, October 16th at 12 noon. This event will be held at our showroom in Appliance World. The address is 5910-125 Duraleigh Rd. Raleigh NC 27612. Email Eddie@DistinctiveRemodeling.com for a seat.
"Eddie, Diana, Mike, and all the people we worked with, helped make our home remodel exactly what we hoped it would be. Beautiful, functional, and a space we will enjoy for years to come." — JVC Crow
The Kitchen Casanova Cooks Again by Eddie Casanave
On September 25, we were welcomed into the home of former clients David and Judy Crow for a Kitchen Casanova special event. The Crows invited eight guests so, including David, Judy, Betsy and I, there were 12 people seated at the Crow’s dining room table.
In attendance: good friends of David and Judy, their adult children (who are also the Crow’s God-children) and spouses. This get-together really felt like a family reunion, and Besty and I were privileged to be there. We had no problem comfortably accommodating a crowd like that since part of the kitchen remodel we did for the Crows included opening up the wall between the kitchen and the foyer.
While I got started making dinner, most guests hung out in the kitchen near the appetizers, which were gluten-free crackers with fresh basil, sliced Compari tomatoes, goat cheese, and balsamic glaze. Everyone was very impressed with the kitchen transformation, since they were familiar with what the kitchen looked like before. The floral wallpaper, dark wood trim, and non-descript beige laminate counters have been replaced with quartz countertops, stainless appliances, and gorgeous hardwoods. (See it for yourself at our 360-degree of the Crow kitchen, also called the "Brookridge Kitchen.") Read More
Outdoor Kitchens Are Changing the Way We Cook, Eat, and Entertain Outdoors
Custom, stainless steel outdoor kitchens are clean, functional, and visually stunning. Today’s outdoor kitchens feature grill cabinets, BBQ islands, appliance and bar cabinets, and wall units. Outside? Yes, really.
To ensure your new outdoor kitchen fits your home’s aesthetic, there are a variety of styles and finishes from which to choose. Some people like the modern, clean look of stainless steel, while others opt for colored powder coating or even--believe it or not--a powder coated wood finish.
Distinctive Remodeling offers 304 stainless steel cabinets as well as 316 marine grade stainless steel cabinets, which are more resistant to salt, chlorine, and the muriatic acid often used to clean patios. You can also protect your cabinets from the elements by adding a powder coating with or without a wood grain finish.
Did you know that outdoor cabinets offer features like concealed door hinges, fixed and sliding shelves, pullout trash units, solid core doors, soft close drawers and doors, and well-planned interior shelving? Distinctive Remodeling has partnered with outdoor cabinet manufacturers Danver and Brown Jordan to offer design features that make your outdoor cabinetry just as nice as your indoor cabinetry. Read More
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