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Kristin Caldwell originally graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Transportation Logistics. Not long after she realized that her dream was to design. She went back to school to get her degree in Interior Design and has been in the industry since 2007. Kristin is committed to designing innovative concepts and creative solutions for remodeling projects, additions and new construction. She works closely with her clients to create a space tailored to each client’s needs, tastes and budget.

Cabinet Jewelry

Cabinet Hardware and JewelryWhen it comes to choosing the hardware for your cabinetry, it can be an overwhelming task, as there are so many different options. As a designer, it is our goal to help our clients pick the right hardware to fit their cabinet style and their space as hardware makes a big impact on the cabinetry. We like to think of it as “jewelry” for your cabinetry.

When it comes to hardware, there are a few different questions that we frequently get asked by clients. The first one is whether the hardware finishes need to match the other fixtures such as faucets and lights. The answer is no, they do not all need to match. The finishes need to blend together and complement each other, but mixing various metals and finishes is very common.

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Home Renovation and Remodel BudgetsThere are many important questions to consider before beginning any project. What amount of funds do you have allotted for the project? What do you hope to accomplish? There are many different factors that can affect the cost of a project, such as materials, contractor expenses, work delays, and unforeseen issues. However, what you choose for materials will have the greatest impact on the cost of the project. As a designer, we often ask our clients about their budget to help guide us in the right direction. By going through the project and getting a list of your expectations and wants, it helps us to place you with the right cabinet line, which is one of the most crucial parts to meeting a budget.

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