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JWH Wins Best of Houzz 2016


Rye, NY – JWH Design & Cabinetry has won the “Best Of Houzz 2016” Award for the 4th consecutive year!

Only 3% of professionals in the US and North America receive this honored distinction. Based on nominations of over 35 million monthly Houzz users, the Best of Houzz Award is truly an honor.

“We hired JWH based on the excellent reviews,” writes one client about their experience with JWH. “We were new to the area and we thank our lucky stars that we came across Jennifer and her team.  Not only did they help design and manufacture the most amazing kitchen we ever owned, they went beyond their duty in helping us create the beautiful home that we love.  If you are thinking of renovating your home, this is the team for you.”

It is the quality and quantity of excellent reviews, as well as the impressive portfolio of completed projects, that sets the JWH Design & Cabinetry Team apart as a top professional in the highly competitive Westchester and Fairfield County markets.  This impressive portfolio can be viewed at as well as on the interactive JWH website:

Keeping our JWH Clients Happy

Positive reviews from JWH Clients win the Best of Houzz Award 2016

Raising Our Expectations For Mother’s Day


A treat for working mothers

A vision of relaxation on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day: My Favorite Day

As a crazy busy, full time working Mom (and recent Grandma), I really look forward to Mother’s Day.  The idea that the day is all about “me” is a relaxing thought. The latter is often unrealistic, but, nonetheless,  I’m always optimistic.  My wishlist for the day has always been pretty basic:  a cup of coffee in bed, accompanied by a child-made breakfast, which can range from a bowl of cereal to a plate of cookies, and of course, a homemade card.  Ideally, this is also a day where everyone is nice to me and each other.

As I read this fun article from Houzz (while sitting at my desk at 7:30 am on a tired Monday after a busy Sunday), I wondered if I dare raise my expectations to a more ambitious Mother’s Day.  I am reminded of what we did for my Mom as kids, which started with “watery eggs and burnt toast”, according to her recollections, and included planting the outdoor flower pots.  She was not critical of our color selections and was thrilled to save her nails from the dirt.  This idea greatly appeals to me since I am never in possession of a decent pair of gardening gloves.

Ideas for a Great Mother’s Day 

The other ideas, like helping set up technology, re-organizing a closet and even just relinquishing control of the remote—these made me laugh and might actually make it onto this year’s wishlist.

My oldest son could easily clean up the files on my home laptop and make sure it is syncing with the office computers.  Meanwhile, my second son could make sure the Sonos music system is working on the wireless speakers outside so I can enjoy a sunny day in a lounge chair.  My fashionable daughter would do a fabulous (and ruthless) job weeding out everything in my closet that she hopes to never see me wear again!  My youngest son, who is my biggest helper on a daily basis, would not be horrified at the idea of collecting the “bombs” left by our dog around the yard.

Nothing ruins Mother’s Day more quickly than Mom “stepping in it.”  And perhaps the baby (19 months and into EVERYTHING) would agree to not remove the batteries from the remote and then hide it.  Or maybe we just hide the remote from him.

The perfect ending to the day would be a family dinner. Take out, leftovers, or a gourmet creation by my talented husband—it’s all the same to me, as long as I see smiles of those who make me grateful to be a Mother.

This is who makes me a Mother

The Makings of a Busy Mom

Charming Charleston Renovation


Headed to Charleston, SC this week to check the installation of our JWH Kitchen and Master Bath.  Located in the heart of the historic district, this fabulous transformation has been a treat for me to design… and visit!

Kitchen and Bath Conference


JWH KItchen Showroom in Rye NYTearing myself away from the office for 4 days seemed impossible, yet this conference was worth it!  Joining fellow kitchen and bath designers and owners in Minneapolis for our SEN Conference gave me a chance to “step back” from our busy schedule at JWH.  We met with our best trade vendors,  participated in Dealer Roundtables, gained valuable insight on our changing economy and industry, and learned about new product announcements.  Now I’m passing this all on to our JWH Team and our Clients.  

Don’t Miss This Week’s House Tours!


JWH Design & Cabinetry featured on OGRCC Kitchen TourSpring is an ideal time to begin a renovation project — don’t miss this week’s house tours for inspiration and perhaps even a free Kitchen design!

Wednesday, May 16th: Old Greenwich-Riverside Kitchen Tour
Featured on the tour is the spectacular custom home built by JWH Design & Cabinetry showcasing fun ideas, creative finishes and fabulous cabinetry. View event details>

Friday, May 18th: Rye House Tour
JWH is proud to again sponsor this year’s Rye House Tour benefitting the Rye High School Parent Organization. Tickets are available online>

Saturday, May 19th: JWH Open House
Stop in for a chat with Jennifer Howard, Owner at JWH’s Showroom Open House from 10am – 4pm at 1111 Boston Post Road, Rye. When you arrive, make sure to fill out an entry form for a chance to win a free Kitchen design or enter the contest online>

                                                                            We’re looking forward to seeing you!