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Kitchens As Collectors Items:
Never to Be Used?

In this Issue

Kitchens As Collectors Items; Never to Be Used?.....................1

Kitchen Lighting; It’s As Easy as 1-2-3 Sources of Light!....................2

Some people like to collect salt and pepper shakers, others baseball hats, and still others postage stamps, but there are not many who collect kitchens.

Some people do find themselves spending an amazing amount of time and resources planning their “dream” kitchen, only to not use it after it is complete. They might literally find themselves showing it to friends and family more as a tour of museum artifacts instead of a function rooom in the house.

Now, there’s nothing that says that

the kitchen has to be used a certain amount of hours in order to be worth the investment. However, I sometimes wonder why the homeowner cares about all the infinite details, if he or she will only use it as a tourist attraction for pleasure viewing with guests.

Even still, with projects of this kind in my hands, I will remind my glitter dreamy eyed client, that I will help them design the kitchen with more users in mind than just themselves. They can keep in mind resale, entertainment, or future living situations with extended family.

“Once Shad visited our home in Pine Valley and began making suggestions, we were comfortable with using his services”

Ford & Sharron Northington, Pine Valley UT

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Question: What type of refrigerant was eliminated in the 1990’s for refrigerators?


B: CFC’s

C: Freon

D: H2O

E: Carbon Dioxide

The first correct answer faxed to 986.8323 or e-mailed to info@portraitkitchens.com will win 2 Movie Passes to Westates Theaters!


Question: Which of the following materials are not used for the construction of cabinet sides?

Answer: E: None. They are all used.

Q: What are the benefits of a built-in refrigerator instead of a freestanding one?

A: You mean, besides paying more? Not really. Most built-in refrigerators cost two to three times their freestanding counterparts.

One of the most obvious benefits to a built-in refrigerator, is that it frees up space around the fridge so that the walkway clearance space is not interfered with.

Also, a built-in version allows easier visibility and access to the cold storage food items in it’s interior. Contrast this with rummaging through the 26 cubit foot freestanding fridges, with extra deep shelves, to get to the items in the back of the fridge.

Finally, one of the other noticable benefits, is lifespan. Because the compressors are usually built stronger, they last longer. This is especially true with units where the fridge and freezer compartments each have their own compressor.

E-mail your questions to info@portraitkitchens.com. Please be sure to include your name and phone number in case additional information is required to answer your question.


We believe in treating all of our customers like family, just ask any of our longtime customers. We are excited to welcome each of our first time Portrait Kitchens customers. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and hope to see you again very soon. Here are just a few of the new members of the family.

Steve & Michelle Stratton of Hurricane

Jeff & Julie Stewart of Washington

Julie Wiest of Santa Clara

Stacy Bracken of Ivins

Wayne & Jenny Jones of Vernal

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When you refer your friends, neighbors or family, you’ve helped our business grow. Offering you this reward is our way of letting you know just how much we appreciate your actions.

*Valid for one year from month of issue (see front page). Does not apply to product purchase or hourly design services. Discount is taken off the total initial design retainer at the time of contract and payment.

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Articles and content provided by
Shad D. Johnsen, CKD a Certified Kitchen Designer by the National Kitchen and Bath Association and owner of Portrait Kitchens.

© Portrait Kitchens 2003-2007

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