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TopShop Newsletter | September 2013

 

TopShop Newsletter | Septermber 2013
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As the Leaves Turn

Fall is just around the corner and now is the time to start getting the house in order for the holidays. This time of year is great for getting those remodeling projects done or to add a simple face lift to your kitchen.

Here at American Cabinet & Flooring we have been quite busy. We are continuing to remodel our showroom and have new displays going in constantly.

We also are very proud to announce our new partnership with KB Homes. American Cabinet & Flooring is their new exclusive partner for all of their homes in Colorado!

Debuting September 17th, 2013 is our Colorado’s Best TV segment featuring our Houzz award winning designer Clayton Bernard plus much more!

From all of us here at American Cabinet & Flooring we hope you have a wonderful September! 

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Summer’s End: Don’t miss out on our summer savings events! New Showroom Features!
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Summer’s End

Who would have thought the summer would fly by so quickly? It seems only yesterday we were breaking out the BBQ’s, getting the boat ready, and venturing out into Colorado’s great wilderness. Now, September is just around the corner and we have one last month to take advantage of these hot summer days. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to save money during our summer savings events. We are offering various discounts on Kraftmaid and Omega cabinets. Included in our event is precut granite vanity countertops and in-stock vanities at steep discounts. We also have installed a new touchscreen design kiosk into our showroom to help facilitate your dreams into becoming reality. Stop in soon to check it out. The best part is you can save any designs you make and access them later on! From all of us here at American Cabinet & Flooring have a great rest of your summer and be sure to “Like Us” on Facebook. Follow Us on Twitter @AmerCabAndFloor.

Designing Your Kitchen: How to Configure the Sink
You’ve decided on your kitchen sink material and how it will be mounted, but have you thought about how many bowls you need? This is partly an aesthetic issue, as some prefer the simple clean lines of a single bowl sink, but you should also take into consideration how you use your kitchen.

New Designer: Rick Carpenter 

American Cabinet & Flooring would like to welcome a new designer to our team Rick Carpenter! Rick has 25+ years experience in residential cabinetry, granite, and flooring. He is an excellent new asset to our team bringing a wealth of knowledge for your designing and installation needs. Call him today 303.996.6026!   

$200 In-stock Vanities with granite tops – Assorted colors
Receive a $500 Visa Gift Card When You Purchase an Omega Kitchen
$100 In-stock Granite Vanity Tops – Assorted colors
50% Off Flooring Remnants – Great for small projects on a tight budget!
5% off All Omega Orders

  

Before and After: New Project in Broomfield

Countertops: Cosmic Black Granite from Galleria of Stone
Designer & Installer: Randy Wilson
Photo By: Travis Rosenbloom

New Development in Denver

Cabinets: Quality Brand with Seacrest 2 style doors and a Clove finish
Countertops: Formica with a waterfall edge and a Natural Canvas finish
Designed by: Dolly Mossman
Photos by: Travis Rosenbloom

 

TopShop News | May 2013

 


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Julia Child's Kitchen on display at The National Museum of American History | Photo Credit: Hugh Talman (Smithsonian Institution)
In Praise of Julia Child & The Well-Cluttered Kitchen

by Steffanie Cameron | Build Direct Blog | April 29, 2013

Ahh, the French Chef. For many, the arrival of the 1963 PBS series was a doorway into a whole new world. 

In 1948, Julia Child, was stationed in post-war Paris with her husband, and little did she know then, but she’d change America’s cuisine forever in the years to come. 

She spent much of the next decade writing Mastering the Art of French Cooking, the cookbook that would introduce French cooking to “servantless American cooks” once published in 1961.

By then, she had returned to America to settle down with her husband in Massachusetts. Upon getting the word that her book was being published, there was no looking back for the towering dame who’d dominate the food scene for the next four decades. 

Photo Credit: Julia Child's Kitchen via Build Direct Blog
Photo via Build Direct Blog
Julia Child’s Kitchen

The quaint rural kitchen became the most famous kitchen in America, so, fittingly, at the turn of the 21st century, the Smithsonian Museum adopted it as a permanent exhibit, almost completely intact with the chef’s collection of over 800 knives and endless tools, and, yes, those incredible pegboards. 

Last weekend, I was kind of wistfully dreaming I could live Julia Child’s life and cook in her kitchen. I blame Nora Ephron, rest in peace, thanks to her delightfully fun movie Julie & Julia. The DVD extras came with a long feature about the Smithsonian’s adopting of Julia’s kitchen when she decided to move into a retirement community at the end of her life. It was a passionate tribute to a legendary kitchen, and I watched it rapt.

Today, kitchens often look almost sterile. So clean and clear of clutter. It feels almost like kitchens are meant to be seen but not used. 

My Dream Kitchen

No one could ever have accused Ms. Child of that sin of kitchen neglect. Everywhere, pegs and clips and hooks were filled with tools and pots and pans. Her kitchen was to cooking what a master carpenter’s tool shed is to his woodworking mastery: A place for everything, a tool for every job, with instruments displayed so you simply reach out, grab it, and work.

Looking at Julia’s well-cluttered kitchen, one can’t help but think there isn’t a designer alive who’d put that kitchen in a showhome today, and yet it would be my dream kitchen, and I imagine I’m not alone.

Julia Child didn’t live to eat, she lived to cook. And then eat. And then cook some more. The woman had a mirror and a makeup drawer in the kitchen, for when guests would call, because she spent so much time in there!

Toward the end of Ephron’s film, you see Julia and Paul assembling that famous kitchen upon moving into the house. Paul armed with a Jiffy maker, outlining pots and tools on these walls covered with a carpenter’s pegboards, so they’s always know where the pot was supposed to hang.

Between that, the endless drawers, the knife slots on her butcher’s carts. the magnetic strips filled with knives, and the knick-knacks that made it feel like home for her, the kitchen was a place meant for work, for creating amazing foods, and for sharing them with the world, and we’re all the better for her single-minded passion. 

Photo: Julia Child's Kitchen via Build Direct Blog
Photo via Build Direct Blog
Life Happens in Kitchens

I’m no Julia Child, but I’ve taught people to cook for a living in the past, and I believe there is no more valuable nor rewarding skill one can learn in life. Nothing beats being able to walk into your kitchen and make incredible braised chicken, or serve your lover an eggs Benedict on Sunday morning, or whip up the best cake ever for your kid’s birthday, or just cook yourself a killer steak when you want a quiet Friday night catching up on your PVR.

When you can do it for under $10 in ingredients versus shelling out $40 in a restaurant, you bet it’s a quality-of-life skill that makes you happier in heart and mind. And providing that tasty joy for others is even more rewarding, as Julia spent a lifetime teaching us. Cooking can be done with a minimum of tools, but someone who loves to cook doesn’t just have tools – they burst at the cupboards with spices and sauces and condiments and all kinds of pantry ingredients. There are books, squeeze bottles, weird utensils, and more that we need to truly excel in the kitchen.

Show me an empty, clutter-free kitchen, and I’ll show you a homeowner that doesn’t cook. But show me a cluttered kitchen that’s poorly organized, and I’ll show you a cook who burns more than their fair share of dishes.

Organized Clutter is Good

If any one room should have some organized clutter, it’s a well used kitchen of a passionate chef. Looking around Julia Child’s hub, one instinctively knows there’s not a dish in the world that Julia wouldn’t have had the tools to cook.

In today’s global-village world filled of fusion foods, international ingredients, and a more savvy dining public, you’d think our kitchens would be getting more cluttered with awesome instruments, not less.

Don’t be afraid to fill your kitchen with tools of the trade. If Julia could do it, so can you.

Maybe, just maybe, through the utilitarian-yet-loving tribute to her tool-heavy kitchen at the Smithsonian Museum, Julia Child will continue teaching us the glory of cooking, and the greatness of a well-cluttered kitchen, for years to come.

Thanks for the memories, Julia!

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Downtown Denver, with the Platte River Bridge in the foreground via flickr photostream of Jeffery Beall
Check out some of these fun events happening in Denver, CO this month!

25th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival and Parade
May 4-5, 2013

Free Day at the Denver Art Museum
May 4, 2013

Furry Scurry
May 4, 2013

Denver Derby Party
May 4, 2013

Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration
May 5, 2013

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12, 2013 | Photo via Pinterest page City Chattr
May 12, 2015

Tesoro Annual Indian Market and Powwow
May 18-19, 2013

May 24-26, 2013

Denver Day of Rock
May 25, 2013

Memorial Day is Monday, May 27, 2013 | Photo via VSUMC
May 27, 2013

Denver Comic Con
May 31, 2013

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June 2012 Designer’s Corne

“Shades of Grey”

Clay Bernard: According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association over the last three years there has been an increasing trend in grey color schemes in the kitchen and bath.

Greys can be used in any type of kitchen or bath design; from transitional to traditional. Whether it be grey stained oak cabinets that have a coastal feel or a stone look quartz countertop that is very contemporary; grey finishes provide a neutral background that will allow you to insert pops of dramatic color to give your kitchen the appeal it needs.

Come in and see me to incorporate this trend with your personal taste to make your remodel project shine!


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June 2012 Designer’s Corner

Shades of Grey

Clay BernardAccording to the National Kitchen and Bath Association over the last three years there has been an increasing trend in grey color schemes in the kitchen and bath.

Greys can be used in any type of kitchen or bath design; from transitional to traditional. Whether it be grey stained oak cabinets that have a coastal feel or a stone look quartz countertop that is very contemporary; grey finishes provide a neutral background that will allow you to insert pops of dramatic color to give your kitchen the appeal it needs.

Come in and see me to incorporate this trend with your personal taste to make your remodel project shine!

  

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