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Built-In Appliances
For The Everyday Kitchen

In this Issue

Built-in Appliances For The Everyday Kitchen.........1

Exploring Inserts For Cabinet Doors...............2

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Anytime a new product or idea is developed into the market for the home industry, it is usually first implemented into the high end industry. After the creative ideas have had their initial time on the market, it will then find it’s way down to the economy housing market.

This is also true for the built-in appliance market. It may be hard to believe that a five thousand dollar fridge could find it’s way into a home that would typically invest seven to eight hundred

dollars into a refrigerator.

This is one of the few discussions that I don’t have a prediction for how it will happen, but I do firmly believe that there will soon be a line of product that will represent the built-in effect, look, or concept for homeowners who otherwise would not be able to afford it.

This is the very reason why designers have job security; he high ticket kitchens are always looking for ways to make their kitchen different from the rest.

“I appreciate the design help and the guidance in selecting products. Shad and LuAnn were always cheerful and available to address any concerns or problems. They were patient when I needed time to consider my decisions. I am extremely please with the finished kitchen! Thank You Portrait Kitchens.”

R & J Richards, St George UT 2008

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

A: Fridge, cooktop, and microwave.
B: Range.
C: Cooktop, oven, d/w, fridge, and micro.
D: Fridge and dishwasher.

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 Brenda Hall

Question: When referring to a refrigerator, what does bottom-mount mean?

Answer: D: Freezer is on the bottom.

Q: What type of flooring lasts the longest? Vinyl, hardwood, laminate, tile, or is there another material? Anonymous, St George UT

A: Flooring takes so much of a beating. In my regulary discussions with clients, I explain to them the importance of investing properly in cabinetry and flooring based on the home it is going into. Both of these products take a lot of beatings, and need to be prepared to handle the stress.

There are certainly heavier and more durable versions of all the products that you mentioned. Remember that tile and stone products have been used as flooring or surfacing materials for thousands of years, and some of those building with these products are still standing. Just take time to research the durability ratings on the product.

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.

Detta Saeger of Pennsylvania
Nick Stewart of Hurricane, Utah
Jeffrey Brown of St George, Utah
Gloria Dickinson of Richfield, Utah

Exploring Inserts

For Cabinet Doors.

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


Streaming live on 1450newsradio.com. 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 1:00 to 1:30pm. 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.
Click Here to See Current Specials!

Let’s Get Cookin’ is a new 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:

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

Taking Thorns With The Roses in a Remodel.

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193 S. Bluff Street
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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