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Three Ways To Cut Your Meal
Prep. Time in Half!

In this Issue

Three Ways To Cut Your Meal Prep. Time in Half!.......................1

Taking Thorns With The Roses in a Remodel.

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450 steps. That is how many steps or actions the average user has to take to create an average meal. Think about it... just to boil water, you must open a cabinet door, grab the pan, close the cabinet door, turn on the faucet, turn off the faucet, set the pan on the burner, and turn on the burner. That is seven steps just for that simple procedure.

One of the things that comes with the training of a Certified Kitchen Desisgner is considering ways to reduce strain, effort, and time in the kitchen.

So, here are three simple suggestions to reduce the effort required to prepare a meal:

1. Go with drawers (instead of roll-out shelves) on cabinets and appliances (especially the dishwasher) whenever possible. It will save you at least one step each time.

2. Sufficient landing space goes a long way not having to move food multiple times during preparation.

3. Consider a secondary sink. It is the most used item in the kitchen. Great when there are more than one cook.

Save time and make life easier!

"Thank you for your diligent effort in working with us through all the problems. We are very pleased with the lovely kitchen." T.R. Ivins, UT

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Question: What is the basic idea when it comes to Universal Design?

A: Wheelchair accessible.
B: Designed for the elderly.
C: A
D: Modern style.
E: Child friendly.
F: A,B&E.

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

Congratulations to Robert Childs!

Question: What is the minimum appliances required to get your Certificate of Occupancy when you build a home?
Answer: B: Range.

Q: What items in a kitchen remodel have you found to be easily overlooked? Anonymous, St George UT

A: That is actually a really funny question. I am sure that most designers have items that they regularly overlook, and have to keep on top of. Since I work so closely with my clients, we cover our bases pretty well, but there do seem to be some items which consistently come up as not being addressed early enough to prepare properly for them.

Microwave- Sometimes the focus is so much on the other major appliances, that the microwave gets overlooked, such as the location.

Ponywall finish- We usually plan a pony wall for island or peninsuala applications electrial, plumbing, etc. But, finishing that wall is sometimes just assumed.

Sink lighting- Sometimes the sink area is forgotten.

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


We believe in treating all of our clients like family, just ask any of our longtime clients. We are excited to welcome each of our first time Portrait Kitchens clients. 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.

Jim Bucher of Las Vegas, Nevada
Jeff & Julie Stewart of Washington, Utah
Ann Goddard of Cedar City, Utah
Dan & Chris Parker of Mesquite, Nevada

Taking Thorns With The Roses in a Remodel.

The Radio Remodeling Show, all about kitchens, baths, additions and more.


Now a one hour program right before Dr. Laura. We have regular trivia questions and prizes, and drawings.

Radio Remodeling Show is all about Kitchens, Baths, Additions, and More. It is broadcast live on 1450 AM in St George every Friday afternoon from 12:00 to 1:00pm. Tune in to hear live discussions about remodel projects right here in Southern Utah.

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New To Portrait Kitchens!

Portrait Kitchens is proud to be Southern Utah’s new authorized Oreck dealer. We have quality vacuums in stock, along with air purifiers, tile and wood cleaners, orbiters, irons, and many more great products.
Come see the all new Halo. Kills bacteria w/UV

Let’s Get Cookin’ is a new free cooking show that airs on CEC television channel 22 in St George. Watch this month how to debone a turkey on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 6:30pm. You can also submit special request recipes to be demonstrated.
Click Here to Register For the Next Cooking Class!

Since the shopping cart was launched over one month ago, there have been over two hundred products added. You will find appliances, water filters/softeners, sinks, walk-in tubs, kitchen displays for sale, vanities, and many more.
Click Here to shop for your kitchen products today!

Next Month:

Best Ways To Plan Your New Master Bath On Your Own!

Complement The Design

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St George, UT 84770

Fax: 435.986.9566

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.

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