Sunday, November 24, 2013

Soothing Bath Remodel: The After Pictures

   Our Cumming bathroom remodel was just recently completed; and you can see it's proud owners have already started putting their new diggs to good use. Relaxing in this jetted tub after a long day and enjoying the view is just one of the many benefits of the new bathroom.

This custom shower is a unique statement of the owner's great style!

 How about the custom height vanity and sinks? No more painful bending early in the morning and late at night. An immense boost in natural and created lighting have made the use of dark rich woods a beautiful and dramatic choice.

Try hard to look past the gorgeous tile and take a look at the door and trim work in the background. Such beautiful compliments to the colors of the bath!

If you have any questions about a bathroom remodeling project of your own, you can find out how to get started on AK's website here: Atlanta Bathroom Remodels

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Appliance Spotlight: Drawer Dishwashers

  It's been several years since drawer dishwashers first came on the market. Fisher-Paykel launched the style, and it was followed up in recent years by other major kitchen brands. Standard dishwasher doors drop down to load, but drawer dishwashers (available in either single- or double-drawer models) pull out horizontally. At first, drawer dishwashers were thought to be the method of the future! They could save water, washing smaller loads more quickly and frequently, and be used as a second dishwasher in a large kitchen or as a single dishwasher in a smaller kitchen or bar.
  But after years on the market, these new washers have not really hit the big time yet. Why would you like, or not like, a drawer dishwasher?
   Although Fisher-Paykel has a questionable customer service record, many fans
still say their dishwasher is the best on the market. Each drawer can hold up to seven separate place settings, with the top drawer having the ability to hold 13-inch diameter plates, while the bottom drawer can hold plates up to 11 1/2-inches in diameter. It features nine separate wash programs, and each dishwasher drawer can be operated independently or at the same time. Each drawer can be programmed for a separate wash cycle even when washing dishes in both drawers simultaneously. The unit has adjustable racking in both drawers, a flow through detergent dispenser, concealed wash cycle controls, a remote control to start and pause the dishwasher, a 12-hour start delay and only uses about 2 gallons of water per drawer.
   Most of the Fisher-Paykel and KitchenAid drawer dishwashers DO come cabinetry panel ready; so they can be integrated into your custom remodeled kitchen

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Black Kitchens: Classic Or Contemptible

   Every woman has a little black dress. And almost all of us have a classic pair of black shoes that look good with everything. But what about black when it comes to your kitchen? says "Nothing spells "classy" like the color black! Traditional black cabinets show a high level of sophistication, and are often found in high-end kitchens and multi-million-dollar homes."
    Black is classic, but it is dramatic. It is best works in a home that is modern, contemporary or eclectic.  "Like a beautiful black Steinway piano, black kitchen cabinets will require loving care and attention. A beautiful black kitchen should be treated like a Cadillac or a Rolls-Royce. Since dust and dirt tend to stand out visually on a dark surface, black kitchen cabinets may require more frequent cleaning and gentle dusting." (

  If the rest of your home decor doesn't support black cabinetry, or it's too much for your taste, think about using ebony black cabinets as accents in your kitchen like these two kitchens by AK Renovations
See More Here: Atlanta Kitchens