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This Old House August 2012 Designed with the Kids in Mind

Children could be the last consideration when undertaking a redo, but for Deidra Carson, making everything kid-friendly was key. In remodeling the kitchen of her Kentfield, California, home, that meant populating one side of the room with an undercounter beverage fridge stocked with milk boxes and juice drinks, lots of open shelving, and a deep drawer for dinnerware storage right alongside a dishwasher. “That way the kids can load it and unload it too,” says this working mother of six. Shown: Distinct work areas, dual dishwashers, and easy-access storage make a better fit for homeowner Deidra Carson, here with three of her six kids and her partner, Chris Barry. Read...

Better Homes and Garden Magazine: Kitchen and Bath Ideas Sept/Oct 2012: Cozy Cucina

Kitchen and Bath Ideas®, the leading kitchen and bath magazine, is filled with ideas, inspiration, and information about the latest products and trends. Featured kitchens and baths showcase a range of styles, from traditional to contemporary and everything in between. Beautiful, full-color photographs convey a real-people/real-solutions approach to home design. Also, a special resources guide helps make finding and purchasing featured products easy. Another unique custom kitchen from English Country Pine is featured in the STORAGE STANDOUT section in the article “Cozy Cucina” Read...

HouseBeautiful Magazine June 2012 Kitchen of the Month

A New Kitchen With a Warm Patina For a new California kitchen, designer Samantha Lyman added a warm patina with a glass sheet backsplash, lights from an old Dutch ship, and delicate, jewel-like hardware. Cabinetry by English Country Pine The cabinets relate to the armoire, but they don’t copy it exactly.,,That’s because we wanted to preserve the armoire’s integrity as an independent piece. The cabinets are large in scale, but fine in detail. The knobs are small, one inch rather than an inch and a quarter or an inch and a half. Most people do cabinet hardware too big. When you go with a smaller knob, it feels more like jewelry. The cabinets relate to the armoire, but they don’t copy it exactly. That’s because we wanted to preserve the armoire’s integrity as an independent piece. The cabinets are large in scale, but fine in detail. The knobs are small, one inch rather than an inch and a quarter or an inch and a half. Most people do cabinet hardware too big. When you go with a smaller knob, it feels more like jewelry. – See more...

Kitchen and Bath Ideas magazine refers to John Varney’s work as a “Stroke of Genius”

September 14, 2010 Remolding & Makeovers 2010 This comprehensive hands-on guide is for consumers who are thinking about remodeling a room or a whole house. Each issue is packed with the best home designs, great ideas for finding more space, savvy storage solutions and the newest materials and products. – See more at: http://www.womansday.com/life/womans-day-special-interest-publications-6577#sthash.Geuq24sv.dpuf September 14, 2010 This comprehensive hands-on guide is for consumers who are thinking about remodeling a room or a whole house. Each issue is packed with the best home designs, great ideas for finding more space, savvy storage solutions and the newest materials and products. Custom vanities by English Country Pine Read...