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The Remodel is Really Cookin’!

Posted on April 6, 2012

The appliances are in, meaning the end is in sight for this beautiful kitchen remodel.  The Abt appliances selected by Normandy Designer Leslie Lee finally make the space feel like a kitchen, and she can’t wait to get started cooking and entertaining guests – and this kitchen is perfect for both!  To catch up on the remodel, start… more

A Touch of Backsplash

Posted on April 3, 2012

The backsplash tile is now going in to Normandy Designer Leslie Lee‘s new and improved kitchen.  The tile brings the room together just as she had hoped, and I think you’ll agree that it adds a lovely dimension to her newly remodeled kitchen.  You can follow the entire kitchen renovation from the beginning by clicking here. The backsplash… more

Countertops are Here

Posted on March 23, 2012

The end is drawing near as Normandy Designer Leslie Lee shares the progress of her kitchen renovation, step by step as she experiences it.  This steady renovation progress is due in large part to our amazing project superintendent, Rick Ruh.  Rick has kept a close eye on the schedule and all the details for Leslie’s… more

Cabinets Bring the Kitchen to Life

Posted on March 19, 2012

A kitchen remodel can be so exciting, and if you aren’t living through yours right now then we have your fix.  Normandy Designer Leslie Lee has been blogging about her kitchen renovation since it began and today we get to see one of the biggest design elements be placed…the kitchen cabinets. Gary, Sophie, and I… more

Brown Irish Soda Bread

Posted on March 16, 2012

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I began searching for an authentic Irish Soda Bread recipe that I could create for my family.  Proving once again that it’s not what you know, but who you know, I found just what I was looking for from Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan.  Kathryn was raised in Ireland and… more

A Window to the World

Posted on March 15, 2012

What goes into a kitchen remodel?  Normandy Designer Leslie Lee is sharing her personal kitchen renovation to give us a glimpse of what you may experience as your kitchen is remodeled.  You can start reading her story from the beginning, just click here. “Ahh… A sigh of relief in the Lee household.  The hideous garden… more

Countertop Selection Time

Posted on March 2, 2012

Take a journey through a kitchen remodel as it happens.  Normandy Designer Leslie Lee is renovating her personal kitchen and is sharing the renovation experience with us in real time.  You can start at the beginning of Leslie’s kitchen remodeling project by clicking here, or you can jump her second, third or fourth posts. “A… more

A Kitchen with a View

Posted on February 29, 2012

Normandy Designer Leslie Lee is chronicling her personal kitchen transformation through regular blog and photo updates.  Today we have the 4th update from Leslie, but you can read the entire story of her kitchen in her first, second and third posts. “It just looks like a giant hole in the wall now, but soon it… more

Let there be light

Posted on February 23, 2012

Normandy Designer Leslie Lee is sharing her journey as her very own kitchen undergoes renovation.  The third installment of this series, you can click here to find the first and second posts to see Leslie’s kitchen transformation from the beginning. “It doesn’t look like much right now – but I am so psyched they framed… more

Out with the old

Posted on February 21, 2012

Normandy Designer Leslie Lee shares a designer’s perspective as her own home undergoes a much needed renovation.  This is Leslie’s second posting in this series, you can also click here to read the initial project introduction. “Well, demo is in full swing and now we know why the floor has been so squeaky all these years. … more