21,000 Steps with Hemingway

Day 1: It feels like 24 hours since I was sitting in JFK working on my laptop before my flight.  The clock confirmed it was 4:30 pm on Saturday, and now it's 4:30 pm on Sunday, but a couple of big factors had changed. I thought that traveling 6 time…


JWH in France… a creative adventure begins

An adventure in Paris as a full-time business owner, traveling solo, studying painting and language, is not the typical trip for a 52  year old mother of 5 and grandmother of 1.  Mid-life crisis or making up for the missed college year abroad…


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Tips for Working with a Kitchen Designer

Jennifer Howard, JWH A kitchen designer can be the most valuable team player in a renovation.  The right person will identify challenges, offer creative solutions, and guide you through the multitude of decisions.  Ready to get started and make…


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Designing a kitchen work triangle that serves well into your golden years

In our last post, we covered 3 makeover moves that will ensure your kitchen improves with your age. In this follow up post, we want to address the kitchen work triangle: sink, oven, and refrigerator. You don't need a degree in geometry to design a…


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3 makeover moves for a kitchen that improves with (your) age

Homeowners contemplating a kitchen renovation are often triggered by a living space that no longer accommodates their family’s needs or preferences. The kitchen may be excessively outdated, lack sufficient cabinet and/or counter space or the room…


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To panel or not to panel… that is the question

Advice from the pros at JWH Design & Cabinetry… Stainless Sub Zero combined with a paneled Miele dishwasher, next to the Shaw apron-front sink. Appliance Panel or Stainless Steel? Deciding where to add an appliance panel in a Kitchen or…


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The Importance of Accessories

Home Accessories that Pop While staging a recent photo shoot in a Client’s newly constructed home, we were faced with the challenge of accessorizing the expanses of countertops, table surfaces, and comfy couches. Choosing the right accessories…


Countertop Trends: JWH Explains Marble, Granite, Quartz, & Quartzite

Countertop Trends: Where To Begin! When exploring different countertop trends, homeowners commonly come face-to-face with four popular materials: marble, granite, quartz, and quartzite. When quickly glancing at the four options, one can easily be…


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The Classic White Kitchen

Kitchen design trends come and go –harvest gold and avocado, RIP—but one thing remains:  a white kitchen. Whether it’s sleek and modern, clean contemporary, elegant traditional, or charming farmhouse, white cabinets take center stage in any kitchen…


Today’s Kitchen Island Styles

Today’s Top Kitchen Island Styles No one can deny that the kitchen island has become one of the most functional parts of today’s kitchen. In fact, many may argue this facet is the most functional part of the modern kitchen. It can be used for…