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If the recession has taught us anything, it’s that bigger isn’t always better. Even when it comes to our kitchens, we’re downsizing; the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s (NKBA) design trends for 2010 included  concealed kitchens and space efficiency.

In this aspect, Europe is decades ahead of us. The European kitchen is the model of efficiency and beautiful minimalist design. Cooking in Europe is viewed differently than in the US with fresh ingredients and depends less on stored and pre-prepared food. Space is usually at a premium so appliances are smaller and storage is paramount.

Charlotte homeowners are in luck because Nolte Home Studios, maker of Europe’s most innovative kitchen and bedroom designs, has recently opened its first US showroom in Pineville.

Nolte is a German manufacturing company (second largest single label in the world) that has been designing and producing high-quality kitchens for more than 50 years. Their innovative space-saving designs keep everything in your cabinets organized and close-at-hand while using every inch of space available.

But those are the things you don’t see; the exterior of a Nolte kitchen is a work of minimalist art with clean uninterrupted lines and a streamlined elegant look….

Click here to view the entire article or visit Urban Home Magazine’s website to learn more about Nolte Home Studio.

Visit the Nolte Home Studio showroom at 11523 Carolina Place Parkway in Pineville, or call 704-542-4640. Visit them online at

In this economy, as more homeowners make the decision to stay in their homes and remodel, real estate professionals advise them to start in the kitchen, where the average return on investment for a kitchen remodel is between 80 and 95 percent.

Today’s average kitchen remodel costs between $40,000 and $50,000, but there is a way to have quality and affordability. If you are happy with your kitchen’s basic layout, and the cabinets themselves are still in good condition, cabinet re-facing could give you a high-end look for less.

“Re-facing the cabinets with top quality wood adds value to the home, whether you are staying or selling,” says Paul Brese, owner of American Wood Reface in Charlotte. He explains that cabinet re-facing involves replacing cabinet doors, drawer fronts, and all moldings. All the end panels, bottom of cabinets and frames are covered with quarter-inch furniture grade plywood. The Amish-made doors are attached with a European hidden adjustable hinge. Every door gets a soft close feature.

“We can build custom cabinetry, or add glass doors,” says Paul. “The customer can also select upgrades, like adding a Lazy Susan, trash bin, or wine rack.” While many re-facing companies use a thin veneer, American Wood Reface utilizes only the finest select grade woods and superior quarter-inch solid wood facing. Their solid wood products are guaranteed for the lifetime of your kitchen, as long as you own your home…

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For information or a free in-home consultation, call American Wood Reface at 704-577-2948. Visit them online at

The Science of Cabinetry–  The science of cabinetry and good kitchen design, starts with the materials that are used  in the construction of the cabinets.  The highest-quality cabinets are primarily constructed with natural hardwoods. Other components such as plywood, particle board and fiber board may contain unseen dangers such as formaldehydes, chemicals and toxic gases.

 Avoid imported materials that come from sources that lack regulatory checks. T he engineering of the kitchen design will determine its usefulness over time. Make sure you identify all the items that need to be stored and make sure the access is easy to reach. Numerous storage solutions are available. A properly engineered kitchen will always be a joy.

 Aaron Dumford is the regional manager of Old River Cabinets. To reach him to discuss cabinets for your home, call 704-831-6267 or visit them in person at 10235 Perimeter Parkway, conveniently located one block West of I-77 off Harris Boulevard in Charlotte. Visit to learn more about their Virginia manufacturing facility or preview their product lines.

Visit Urban Home Magazine’s website to view the entire article.

The recovering economy may be encouraging us to make changes that enhance the appearance and functionality of our homes. But in these realistic times, we are re-defining luxury. The spending patterns that have emerged reveal our new emphasis on quality, affordability and long-term value.

Design trends have followed suit, as interiors now reflect a “less is more” philosophy that uses every inch of space wisely, conserves energy, and strikes a balance between substance and style.

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) recently announced the winners of its annual design competition, along with the top 10 design trends, many of which mirror our new

mindset. From practical to the purely aesthetic, we compared the results from NKBA with feedback from Charlotte design professionals to bring you the most significant kitchen and bath trends in our market.

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1. Sconce lighting on both sides of the mirror is the best way to provide even illumination for a vanity. See the ‘echo’ sconce, featured here in its simple elegance, and many other options at the Modern Lighting Design Showroom in Historic Southend District. Modern Lighting Design Showroom. 704-332-0109.

 2. SmartTouch® Technology by Brizo does nothing less than change the way you interact with water. Simply touch anywhere on the faucet body or handle to turn on or off the water. HD Kitchen and Bath Collection. Huntersville: 704-892-6466, Charlotte: 704-845-5970.

 3. An oven that listens to you? Precisely. Introducing the industry’s best performing wall oven featuring the intuitive new Culinary Center, expertly calibrated for a whole new level of precision. Simply tell it what you’re making, your desired doneness and cookware type for superior results every time. Experience it in action, and explore the next generation of Jenn-Air® appliances.

 4. 3D Aluminum mosaic tiles provide the look of stainless steel metal mosaic tiles but with added texture and durability. The circular brushed aluminum finish gives a unique modern aesthetic while the extruded structure of the tiles provides superior durability and support once installed. The Tile Collection. 704-541-8453.

 5. The new Sub-Zero 36” built-in overlay refrigerator model BI-36R/O shown in flush inset application with wood panels and with glass door. Queen City TV and Appliances. 704-391-6000. 

6. Be environmentally friendly and stylish with ECO countertops by Cosentino. This non-porous countertop is made from recycled materials, does not require sealers, is available in 10 designer colors and two textures (Leather™ and polished) and is backed by a 10-year limited warranty. Stone Systems of North Carolina. 704-238-1659.

 7. The Kallos glass undercounter lavatory offers a distinctive architectural pattern reminiscent of fine crystal. The lavatory’s design creates stunning visual depth, while appropriately obstructing the view of toiletries stored inside the vanity. Ferguson Kitchen and Bath. 704-370-2020.

 8. The most useful kitchens use every inch of space. Storage solutions integrated into the Custom Cabinetry of Old River Cabinets allows you to utilize every inch of space within your kitchen. Let no corner be left untouched. Old River Cabinets. 704-831-6267.

Creating a kitchen that will last is no easy task so take a look at a few of these tips to make the process a little smoother:

  1. Determine where you should save and splurge by asking yourself how you’re going to live in the space.
  2. Embrace your home’s story by keeping architectural elements that add character and soul.
  3. Make your kitchen more efficient by splurging on custom cabinetry that allows you to customize the layout to fit your needs.

For more kitchen remodeling tips from Southern Accents click here.

Where Spring Happens First®

You are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Southeast’s largest and most established home and garden show!

Leisurely stroll through 24 magnificently landscaped gardens and celebrate family memories of days-gone-by in our ’60s, ’70’s, and ’80’s themed rooms. Then get up-to date with our inspiring designer rooms from the Interior Design Society along with splendid displays of bonsai, Ikebana, and orchids.

Talk with professionals from more than 400 companies showcasing: the latest and greatest in kitchen and bath, building and home improvement, outdoor living, green living, the green market, decorative arts and crafts, and wineries. Taste, travel and shop the marketplace at your own pace and with your own unique spring plans in mind.

But, best of all, meet the professionals who can help you with information and advice to create your own dream spaces inside and outside your home.

Show features include:

  • Garden & Interiors Showplace
  • Kitchen & Bath Pavillion
  • Outdoor Living Marketplace
  • The Green Market
  • Building and Home Improvement
  • Decorative Arts and Crafts Pavillion
  • Taste and Travel
  • The Green Building Pavilion
 The Park Expo and Conference Center
2500 E. Independence Blvd.
Charlotte NC, 28205


Admission :
At the Door:

  • Adults $10.00
  • Under 15 free with a paying adult
  • Special Days: The Spring for Kids First Night Gala benefiting the Council for Children’s Rights will take place from 7pm to 10pm on March 3. Tickets are $50 and include access to Freedom Hall, food, beverage, and entertainment.
  • Seniors Day (55+) Wednesday $7.00 ( No Coupons)
  • Advance Tickets: $7.50 Harris Teeter (With Your VIC Card)
    Advance tickets will be available at regional Harris Teeter stores two weeks prior to the show.
  • Hours :
    Wednesday & Thursday: 10am-6pm
    Friday & Saturday: 10am-9pm
    Sunday: 10am-6pm
  • Wheelchairs available on a first come first serve basis. Cost is $1 and must leave a valid driver’s license or ID.
    Parking: All Day Parking $6.00
  • For More Information Contact : 
    Mardee Woodward

  • Redefining the Dream Home in a Post-Recession World
      The worst of the recession appears to be over, but a new consumer mindset will linger long after our economy recovers. According to a September 2009 Nielsen Report, the severity of this recession has brought on a change in consumer values, spending habits, and lifestyle choices. 

    Whether shopping for groceries or a new family car, the post-recession consumer is more cautious about the purchases they make. This new mindset has also impacted the luxury housing market, as consumers think twice about how much house they really need to live and builders re-examine what homebuyers need, what they want, and what they can live without…

    Contributor Information:

    Kevin Holdridge owns KDH Residential Design. He can be reached by phone at 704-909-2755 or online at

    Jocelyn Dienst is with Dienst Custom Homes. She can be reached at 704-892-8426 or online at

    Russell Zavatsky is President of Zar Custom Homes, Inc. He can be reached by phone at 704-843-8447 or online at

    Doug McSpadden is President of McSpadden Custom Homes. Call him at 704-825-7324 or visit him online at or

    David Woldman is SunTrust Mortgage’s Top Producer company-wide. His specialty is renovation and construction to perm loans. He has been in the mortgage industry for over 23 years. He can be reached at 704-651-8377.




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    Fine Lines is hosting a trade show for some of the top Cabinet & Counter top companies, along with some of the best kitchen designers in the business!

    Even if you are not currently in the market to remodel your kitchen, maybe you just want a new TV or a Front Load washer & dryer. Well, bring this invite with you and receive VERY SPECIAL pricing this day only! (20-30% OFF!!) If you do need a full kitchen of appliances, they’ll be able to extend some pretty strong discounts on most brands.

    There will be “3” LIVE Cooking Demos going on along with a full blown coffee/espresso bar provided by one of Charlotte’s best, The Java Passage!!

    So, if you need somewhere to go and something to do on Saturday, December 5th, there is no better place than Fine Lines!

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