Kitchen Design/Remodeling/countertop


Luisa wrote at 2012-10-25 17:45:33
hello, i have a  friend who used talavera mexican tiles amd yes they are are good for light duty. so i think its best to used granite, there are a lot of new designs that are coming out today more durable and functional. for some ideas search at the net or visit Cumar. a friend of mime just renovated her kitchen and order from Cumar and she is very satisfied with the product.

Janine wrote at 2012-11-09 22:35:23
Nowadays, mostly are trying to remodel their kitchen, and talavera mexican tiles is functional, beautiful, and practical, it provides a long lasting wall or surface that is easy to care and maintain. You can install Mexican tiles in virtually any area you want to enjoy their warm and beauty. I do agree with you, but for me I still prefer granite or quartz. What nice about the two are -granite is a very strong material and resists cracking and chipping very well. While quartz is highly stain-resistant as it is a nonporous material, which makes it very easy to clean. One of the most I rely on for remodeling is cumar. I think there are many things you should consider before you remodel your kitchen, on what to install and also the cost.

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Diane Plesset


I will answer questions about kitchen design, remodeling: appliances, cabinets, countertops, lighting/switching, accessible kitchens, kitchens for multiple cooks, kitchen trends, flooring, windows and doors, ventilation, safety, function, and style.


25+ years as a kitchen designer; over 10 years as a Certified Master Kitchen-Bath Designer. Hundreds of projects completed, in all styles, all ranges of investment. Multiple design awards and published articles (see below). Public speaker and lecturer about home remodeling. Co-host of a local radio program for over three years, currently the host of "Today's Home" on Lifetime WebRadio every Sunday afternoon (website:

NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association); NAHB (National Association of Home Builders); PRO (Portland Remodelers' Organization); IDPC (Interior Design Protection Council)

"THE Survival Guide: Home Remodeling" (book published in 2003), Gentry Magazine, Designers' Illustrated Magazine, Interior Coordinator Magazine (Japan); San Jose Mercury News, San Mateo Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Oregonian, Statesman Journal Newspapers.

Multiple degrees, including bathroom design, kitchen design, lighting design, and residential interior design. Classes and seminars attended frequently, to maintain current knowledge about products, trends, codes, and technology.

Awards and Honors
Multiple certifications: Certified Master Kitchen-Bath Designer (NKBA), Certified Interior Designer (NCIDQ, National Council of Interior Design Qualification), and Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (NAHB). Awards include: Henry Adams Designer of the Year, CoTY, Master Design, Chrysalis, Best of the Best, Excellence (Best home in its category), and NABE (Best how-to book, 2003).

Past/Present Clients
To see photos of completed projects, please visit my website:

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