Kitchen Design Deconstructed

With spring just around the corner, and after months spent inside, homeowners are beginning to emerge from their wintery cocoons with a new-found resolve to change their living space.

What was the final straw? It’s difficult to say. Perhaps it was the overcrowded disorganization of entertaining friends and family over the holidays, or just too many hours spent indoors with a less-than-functional living space. Whatever the reason, it seems homeowners are often ready to renovate once the warmer days of March and April roll around. Continue reading Kitchen Design Deconstructed

Why Young House Love DIYers Chose Custom Cabinetry and Cambria Countertops for Their White Kitchen

As kitchen and bath designers, Monarch’s team is constantly monitoring trends and we draw inspiration from a variety of sources.

Last October, when popular Young House Love DIY bloggers Sherry and John posted pictures of their latest kitchen renovation, Monarch designer Jackie Schagen was eager to see what they’d done.

As a long-time Young House Love blog follower, Jackie wasn’t surprised that Sherry and John had chosen to go with a white kitchen (their first two kitchens were also white); what she did find interesting was their departure from installing an Ikea kitchen. Continue reading Why Young House Love DIYers Chose Custom Cabinetry and Cambria Countertops for Their White Kitchen