2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour: Trends in Kitchen Design
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Now Trending in Professionally Designed Northern Michigan Kitchens on the 2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour…

As the 7th annual 2014 Ultimate Up North Kitchen Tour approaches on Saturday, October 18, I’ve poured over each of the 11 kitchens on the tour and found trends both functionally savvy and stylistically captivating. Here’s what I’m seeing:

  • Mixing styles of cabinetry: This trend has been around for a bit, and on our tour you’ll see that it has evolved to incorporate new selections of woods and colors.
  • Mixing countertop materials: A workhouse material such as granite or Corian on the key workspace counters and touches of marble or soapstone on secondary surfaces.
  • Custom hoods: stone welded black steel, breadboard … you name it. The range hood is the new kitchen hearth.
  • Farmhouse-style sinks: The beloved white enamel makes several appearances on this tour—and so does a new stainless steel version.
  • Dark-stained wood cabinetry: Rich, handsome and historically evocative.
  • Two islands: One for full-on cooking prep: the other for visiting with the cook and light meals.
  • Two-tiered islands: The lower surface is for prep, the other is for light meals and where visitors hang out. And, oh so clever—the upper surface helps block the prep mess from view.
  • Kitchen designers moving into designing th…………… continues on MyNorth.com

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Tosi, Regatta Group acquire TRK Design of Marblehead
News from Wicked Local Marblehead:

Christian Tosi, president of The Regatta Group and its subsidiary Regatta Construction Inc., has acquired the kitchen-and-bath design firm TRK Design Company LLC and its showroom at 183 Tedesco St., Marblehead.

TRK Design has been recognized by North Shore Magazine in 2013 and 2014 as �Best of the North Shore in Kitchen Design� and for �Outstanding Customer Service� in 2014 by the widely accessed industry website Houzz.com. Known for creative, individualized designs, TRK Design specifies Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, fixtures, tile and countertops (including wood, concrete, granite and quartz).

Regatta Construction Inc. excels in experienced, expert remodeling and renovation services. �This acquisition broadens Regatta�s scope to include superior design services and custom products so that we now provide complete design/build and project oversight service to our clients,� Tosi said. �Every day, we stress fair and transparent business practices and customer satisfaction.�

He continued, �In addition, we have an incredibly strong team to implement our projects. With over 19 years in the industry, Linda Doliber remains the TRK anchor as general manager, and our designer Michelle Cooney brings not only her superb design skills to the table but…………… continues on Wicked Local Marblehead

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