Getting Started

houzz.com Lots of information for planning your kitchen. Collect pictures in idea books.

nkba.org The National Kitchen & Bath Assoc. website. See the Dream, Design & Learn sections for pictures & tips.

Kitchen Appliances

Amana Quality refrigerators with a wide range of features.

Asko Moderately priced European dishwashers

Broan Modest to moderately priced range hoods.

Dacor Quality California manufacturer of cooking appliances.

GE I often recommend their Spacemaker microwave. Good selection of refrigerators.

Miele High quality European kitchen appliances. I highly recommend their dishwashers.

Sub-Zero/Wolf Built-in refrigerators & wine storage. Wolf ranges & hoods.

Thermador Traditional kitchen appliance manufacturer with very good products.

Vent-a-Hood A good customizable hood.

Viking Range Commercial style residential ranges, hoods and refrigerators.

Zephyr Quality hood with high performance and modern styling

Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers

Ultracraft Well priced frameless semi-custom cabinets with a nice selection of door styles & finishes.

Crystal Great semi-custom kitchen cabinets with a wide range of finishes & woods. Especially good for traditional looks. Their website has nice examples of kitchens by historical theme, with recommended door styles.

Wood-Mode The full Wood-Mode line has a wide range of woods, finishes and door styles. The lower-priced Brookhaven line has almost the same quality with fewer options at a lower price point. Lots of great pictures by style and room.

Kitchen and Bath Plumbing Fixtures

Elkay A wide selection of stainless steel sinks at a good price. I recommend their best quality 18 gauge. They also make a decent kitchen faucet.

Faucet.com A good selection of sinks, faucets and accessories.

Green Design

Green Building Advisor Has extensive product listings.

Misc. Remodeling Links

Homeportfolio.com A great site for researching a wide range of remodeling fixtures & products. An advanced search is available that lets you search by price, style, color and size.

Kitchensource.com Great for all types of kitchen accessories. I especially like their section on trash & recycling options.


“Joanne designed our kitchen and tiny home office and we can’t imagine how they would have turned out without her. Both rooms were challenging, yet Joanne produced highly functional,  aesthetically pleasing designs that met all our needs. She saved us a great deal of time, money, and aggravation.  I recommend her wholeheartedly.”
Jennifer Bensen