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Details + Finishes

Your kitchen is the heart of your home and a space you use every day. These blogs cover all the details that will make your kitchen both functional and beautiful – including the kitchen sink! You will find information on faucets, specialty gemstone tiles, modern range hoods, and the types of natural woods used in kitchen cabinets – including maple, cherry, birch, alder, and knotty alder.


High End Style for Mid Range Kitchens

The heavy duty look, feel and style of a high end Wolf, Viking, Sub-Zero or Thermidor is now coming to mainstream, mid-level appliance brands. These include heavier style handles on the oven and refrigerator and larger knobs for the range. An example of this “Pro Style” look is to be found in Frigidaire’s Professional Collection. You can find it at this link: The high end look has been popularized by its appearance on luxury home and cooking shows. Consumers were demanding it and the mid range manufacturers have stepped up to oblige. Meanwhile, somewhat… 


Marrakesh Series by Arizona Tile

Our business partners, Arizona Tile, have introduced their new Marrakesh Series of tile. These 8″ x 8″ tiles look hand-painted and are offered in ceramic or porcelain, depending on the finish. They are available in grey and color mixes and glossy and matte finishes. Please go here ( for much more. We found the Marrakesh Series at the latest NAHB Show in Las Vegas.

Graff Luna Faucet – Award Winning Design

Graff won Interior Design Best of Year Award in the Bath section with its Luna faucet. It is available with wall mounted or deck mounted handles.  The collection includes a shower column that mimics the curve of the faucet spout. It is available in polished chrome and Steelnox finger-print proof finishes. Visit Graff here (

Gemstone Tile LLC Cabinets of the Desert

Gemstone Tile at Dwell on Design

As cabinet people we come across dozens of different types of tile and hundreds of different designs. Some are great, some not so. But at the Dwell on Design show we were totally blown away by Gemstone Tile LLC’s product. Their raw material is turquoise from the Kingman Mine in Arizona, which produces some 500 variations of this natural blue-green material. It becomes a beautiful handcrafted tile for the luxury – and deep pocketed – market. All orders are custom made for the individual client. Please visit their website here (