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Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths Wins Best of Houzz 2022

Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths Wins Best of Houzz 2022

Celebrating 10 years of Best of Houzz awards and 69 five-star reviews on Houzz

 

Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths has won a “Best Of Houzz for Design” and “Best of Houzz for Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. Our kitchen and bath interior design firm in Ohio was chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community.

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Kitchen Design in the Midwest

Kitchen Design in the Midwest

Kitchen & Bath Design News recently interviewed our president Charles Tiber regarding designing kitchens for Midwesterners. The resulting article was published in their March 2022 issue on page 22-25 with the title “Midwesterners Gather Round the Kitchen.”

Read the full article available on Kitchen & Bath Design News digital edition.

Tiber’s two main ideas found in the interview answers below are rooted in the familiar terms of kitchen design: functionality and style. What is new is how we design kitchens and bathrooms for our clients in the Midwest with their desired functionality and style, whether a large or a moderately sized home.

Q: Are clients concerned (or not concerned) with specific elements, such as functionality, maintaining a home’s style, wellness/safety, sustainability, technology, following trends?

A: Most of our clients are not consumed about following popular trends. They do not want to go in a direction that may “date” their kitchen. Rather, it is more about using good design principles while maximizing their space for functionality and beauty.

In the Midwest, living and entertaining through all seasons must be considered. Entry spaces, drop zones and buffer spaces are important when designing a kitchen. Entering the home and the kitchen can present different challenges when it is 90 degrees outside versus when there are subzero temperatures with the realities of snow on boots and shoes. The desired air movement through the kitchen would be very different in summer or winter, while the moderate climates of spring and fall can demand certain other expectations in design.

Q: Has design style changed in your area in the last 10 years? What are customers looking for now that they might not have been a decade ago?

A: The most dominant change we have seen in our area is the desire for design that fosters relationships. The kitchen has long been the gathering place in the home, but that meaning is deeper than it was before the pandemic and the distancing that came with it. The relationships that have close contact are even more important, and kitchen design can help keep them close.

The kitchen should be inviting, should draw people in, and can create interaction, avoiding isolation. One way our firm is doing this is through linear design. In linear design, the work triangle is disrupted, and the focus is to have room for more bodies in the workspace while not causing bottlenecks. Multiple cooks can work, even in a smaller kitchen, and clean up can go on simultaneously. We recommend a workstation sink big enough for two.

As for the kitchen design itself, the workstation is in the island and a smaller clean-up sink is at the window. A good workstation does not reduce counter space but rather expands working space by providing multiple levels for prep, cooking and serving tools directly on the workstation.

to showcase a workstation sink in a Midwest Kitchen design

We love to see families getting involved in cooking. A workstation brings people together and, as more personal home entertaining comes back, a workstation can help create opportunities for great meals and memories with family and friends.

Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths Awarded Best Of Houzz 2020

Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths Awarded Best Of Houzz 2020

The Annual People’s Choice Award from the Houzz Community Highlights Home Remodeling and Design Professionals with Most Popular Designs and Top Ratings

[Twinsburg, Ohio], February 20, 2020 – Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths has won a “Best Of Houzz for Design” and “Best of Houzz for Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The kitchen and bath interior design firm was chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.5 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

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The Best Of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro’s overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2019. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.

A “Best Of Houzz 2020” badge will appear on winners’ profiles as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“This year’s Best Of Houzz awards go to an incredibly talented and service-oriented group of home remodeling and design professionals, and we’re proud to highlight the winners on the Houzz website and app,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “This award is particularly meaningful as it reflects the sentiment of the millions of homeowners in the Houzz community who are hiring home professionals for their projects across the U.S. and around the world.”

About Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths

Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths is a design firm that specializes in creative, detailed designs of kitchens, baths, custom closets, laundry rooms, and home offices. In business for more than 40 years, Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths, a division of 76 Supply Co., Inc., has a wide range of design, sales, and construction experience. Certifications and licenses include American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Certificate, Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), Bachelor of Arts in interior design, and an Ohio electrical and plumbing license (OH LIC #31158). For more information, visit studio76kitchens.com or follow them on Houzz at houzz.com/pro/studio76.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz is a registered trademark of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

Studio 76 Kitchens and Baths Wins Best Of Houzz 2019

Studio 76 Kitchens and Baths Wins Best Of Houzz 2019

Awarded by Community of more than 40 Million Monthly Users, Annual BOH Badge Highlights Home Remodeling & Design Professionals with Top Ratings and Most Popular Home Designs

[Twinsburg, Ohio] January 19, 2019 – Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths has won “Best of Design” and “Best of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The kitchen, bath and interior design firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

farmhouse century home remodel

The Best Of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro’s overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2018. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.

A “Best Of Houzz 2019” badge will appear on winners’ profiles as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“Best of Houzz is a true badge of honor as it is awarded by our community of homeowners, those who are hiring design, remodeling and other home improvement professionals for their projects,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We are excited to celebrate the 2019 winners chosen by our community as their favorites for home design and customer experience, and to highlight those winners on the Houzz website and app.”

About Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths

Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths is a design firm that specializes in creative, detailed designs of kitchens, baths, custom closets, laundry rooms, and home offices. In business for more than 40 years, Studio 76 Kitchens & Baths, a division of 76 Supply Co., Inc., has a wide range of design, sales, and construction experience. Certifications and licenses include American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Certificate, Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), Bachelor of Arts in interior design, and an Ohio electrical and plumbing license (OH LIC #31158). For more information, visit studio76kitchens.com or follow them on Houzz at houzz.com/pro/studio76.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz is a registered trademark of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit houzz.com.

What You Need to Know about Ageless Kitchen & Bath Design

What You Need to Know about Ageless Kitchen & Bath Design

You love your house, your neighborhood, your location. But your home may not meet the needs of your future lifestyle. You could buy or build a new house. But what if you choose to stay and make changes that will suit your future needs?

family serving dinner at a Galley workstation

An increasing number of homeowners are choosing to build their dream, while staying in the location that holds their family’s memories. Many are making renovation decisions now, while keeping possible future limitations in mind. Ageless design is not just for seniors; it is thoughtful and wise to consider the future for yourself, and, if desired, for resale.

Kitchens and baths are the most common areas to be remodeled, so let us examine some simple design ideas to consider that could impact your ability to stay.

In the bathroom, switch to a kitchen-height vanity cabinet and a comfort-height toilet. Create a barrier-free or low-profile shower threshold. Add strategically placed grab bars and a shower seat.

In the kitchen, choose drawers instead of doors or pullout shelves behind cabinet doors. The full access and single motion nature of drawers is the most popular option currently. A balance of different features is still preferred for flexibility in storage.

The design idea of a kitchen work triangle should be disrupted. Linear prep and cooking is more efficient. A large sink (e.g. The Galley Workstation) keeps the work contained and accomplishes prep, cooking, and serving in a single location. Designing the cooking surface nearby and linear to the sink, adds to this efficiency and keeps the turning and moving to a minimum. Also, fewer slips and spills should be expected.

Minimize bending and overhead reaching by keeping the microwave at or just below counter height. Microwave drawers are a good option for this very reason. Also consider a pantry cabinet with rollout shelves and perhaps drawers at the bottom. Choose appliances that have easy-to-read controls, soften counter corners to minimize bumps and bruises, and be sure your flooring choice will not be too slick when wet.

Standard kitchen clearances are generally 42 inches. If you have the space, widen your clearances. True universal design requires much more than that, but anything extra, even an inch or two, is an improvement.

If you want to keep your home, your memories, and your lifestyle, while preparing for the next stages of life, remodel using simple ageless kitchen and bath design to meet your goals.