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Creativity: Displayed At It’s Best!

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Creativity: Displayed
At It’s Best!............1

Keeping Track of Your Favorite Features ...2

If you want to be amazed and wowed at craftsmanship and homebuilding miracles, then you must attend the 2007 St George Area Parade of Homes from Feb. 16 - 25. See more information on their website www.paradehome.com.

There are more unique features in this years Parade of Homes than space to highlight. But, you must see them in person for yourself to truly appreciate how they are put to use in real life.

Since I am only qualified in the area of kitchens and baths, then I will only focus on a few new trends to see this year.

1. Secondary sink(s): You will find a more common thread that

many homes have secondary sink for preparation, and some even as a part of a second work triangle. Most homes in the parade are large enough for this to be a standard.

2. Split Cold Storage: Many homes now include separate fridge and freezer units. This allows for more convenient access based on frequency of use.

3. Multiple Dishwashers: With kitchens being used by multiple parties, this makes clean up a cinch.

4. Interior Accessories: Topping off the kitchen project with a large assortment of drawer and cabinet organizing features, lid storage, pull out towel bars, utensil dividers and more. Open the cabinets and see!

“I have had people think my kitchen came with the house. They didn’t realize we had gutted the space and started over. The design blends itself to the rest of our historic home.”

Sariah Mortensen, Hurricane

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Q: Is a built-in fridge better

than a freestanding?

A: I don’t know that one is better than the other, exept for the application. A built-in refrigerator is literally just that “built-in”. It is mounted to the wall with screws so that it doesn’t tip over. They are shallow in depth so as to allow clearer access in walkways, and a more sophisticated and cleaner integration into the adjacent cabinetry.

Most of the time, the type of refrigerator that you should plan into your kitchen project is determined by the home itself. I wouldn’t, for instance, plan a freestanding refrigerator into a two million dollar home, whereas I would not suggest a built-in fridge for a two hundred thousand dollar home.

There are “built-in style” refrigerators which are freestanding, but generally run 26”-28” deep. Great alternative to the built-in for pricing and size.

You can e-mail the Expert by sending 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.



What type of cooking can you place a paper under the pan while it is cooking without burning the paper?

A: Convection.
B: Thermal.
C: Halogen.
D: Induction.

The first correct answer faxed to 986.8323 or e-mailed to info@portraitkitchens.com will be this month’s winner of 2 Movie Passes to the Westates Theaters!


Congratulations to Wayne & Diane Earp:

What is the recommended distant that the bottom of the microwave should be mounted?

Answer: A. 15” - 54” above the finished floor.



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.

Wayne & Jenny Jones of Vernal
Kelly & Tana Murie of St George
Doug & LuAnn Dewey of St George

Keeping Track of Your
Favorite Features

Most people that I talk to have a hard time remembering which homes they saw their favorite highlights in. Here are a few ways to capture those ideas for future reference:

1. Photos: Don’t forget your digital camera, extra batteries and that memory card. This, of course, is for the homes where builders allow picture taking.

2. Notes: Bring a note pad and describe the details of what you find interesting in your own words. a great place to retain this is in the Parade of Homes magazine.

3. Company ads: Pick up a business card or flyer from the company whose product or service impresses you and identify the prominent strengths or features.

4. Presentation: Find a representative to share some details about the project which will help you remember unique things.

5. Share: This type of activity is most fun when share with someone else. Find specifically what you like most about the feature and describe it in detail to someone else.

Have a lot of fun at this years St George Area Parade of Homes!


We cannot thank enough everyone who has referred Portrait Kitchens to their friends or family this past month. Your kind actions are really what make us a success. While we don’t have enough room to mention everyone, here are a few:

Zeke Andelin referred the Parry Family

Morton Family referred by Jason Burr

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Friends & Family
Referral Reward Program

Many of our customers “find” us as a result of word of mouth. This simple, yet gracious, act by our customers has allowed us to be successful. To assist our customers in spreading the word about our excellent service, we have provided this convenient referral page. To take advantage of this outstanding offer, simply present this portion of this newsletter, including your name and address, at the time of your first visit. That way YOU receive the great savings and your friend receives the recognition they deserve for sending you to us!

*$100 Toward
A Kitchen Design Retainer

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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