Kitchen Design Tips

The way to anyone’s heart is through the stomach, kitchens are usually the busiest place in most homes. Here are 15 Kitchen Design Tips to keep in mind when designing your dream kitchen. 15 Kitchen Design Tips 1. Eliminate wasted steps. Think about how and where you use items. Store breakfast foods and bowls near […]

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Kitchen Counter Intelligence

Kitchen Counter Intelligence Which of today’s best-selling countertop materials to choose for your new home? Here’s a short buyer’s guide. Countertops have a lot to do with how pleasant your kitchen is to use and how easy it is to maintain. They also play a big part in the first impression the space makes on […]

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Inset Appliances

This week’s blog post is continuing the theme of kitchen design and focusing on appliances. If you haven’t been following along, you can visit our Facebook page and our blog archive to catch up. What are Flush Inset Appliances and how can they help you in your dream home design? Flush Inset Appliances Flush Inset […]

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Don’t forget the kitchen sink!

Every kitchen needs a sink and faucet. Choosing the right one in a maze of styles and materials can be a headache. How does one narrow it down to the right one? The number one thing to keep in mind when choosing a kitchen sink and faucet is function. It doesn’t make sense to have […]

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Fall Maintenance Checklist

Shorter days, cooler temperatures, leaves changing color, leaves falling into your gutters and clogging them. With the arrival of autumn comes the time of the year when homeowners need to perform fall home maintenance for the upcoming winter. In addition to checking smoke detectors and changing air filters, tasks such as cleaning gutters and checking […]

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Ask A Builder

  Q: Is it possible to lower costs without losing amenities?   A: If the homeowners are flexible, there can be lots of creative ways to save money without sacrificing the things they consider important. For instance a kitchen pantry closet can reduce the cabinet budget while also providing more food storage. A simpler roof […]

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Best Kitchen Design

Congratulations to Mike Blake Custom Homes. Their kitchen entry was selected as a 2016 Star Awards – Best Kitchen Design Finalist!  There were many entries in one of the most prestigious categories in the competition. Mike Blake Custom Homes kitchen design, finish out and people impressed the out-of-state guest judges and resulted in their entry […]

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Pot Faucet

Pot Filler Faucet

Recently at Mike Blake Custom Homes we installed a pot filler faucet above a 36” gas cooktop. Initially I thought why in the world would anyone really need a pot filler. I mean how many pots of water are you going to carry to the cooktop anyway? Well now that I have one of my own […]

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Bidet Toilet Seats

Bidet toilet seats – Mike Blake Custom Homes At Mike Blake Custom Homes I am frequently asked to investigate a range of products.  I recently investigated bidet toilet seats for a client and I was so impressed that I installed a bidet seat in my personal home. You’re probably asking yourself – what’s that. Bidet seats utilize […]

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