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360 Degree View On
Kitchen Technology

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360 Degree View On Kitchen Technology


New & Unique Materials To Consider For Your Kitchen .........................................2

It is obvious that today’s kitchen is becoming the center of not only our homes but our lives. Many people eat, relax, entertain, clean,manage, and play in their kitchens.

Keep a few things in mind while considering the planning of your kitchen and choices on new technology:

1. Plan retrofitting options for the future. Just think about the changes to the kitchen world in the last twenty years, it is likely new

technology will require some upgrades and replacements with new products.

2. Plan the home around the kitchen. This includes offices, game rooms, laundry, sitting rooms, and of course the traditional dining room (what a concept!).

3. Finally, there are too many options to consider everything. Pick your top three and go with them. Whether it be satellite, wireless, internet, gps, alarm, security...

“We spent a lot of time throwing ideas at them, instead of them throwing ideas at us, yet when it came down to someone who could walk through the project and had a real sense of the project, we found that you really couldn’t be beat.”

Maria Downs

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Question: Which of the following characteristics were not common 1970’s style kitchens?

A: Orange laminate countertops.
B: Wall cabinets hanging over peninsula.
C: Fourescent box lights surrounded by soffits.
D: Gooseneck pull-out spray faucets.
E: Dark walnut colored flat wood doors.

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 terms does not relate to the others?

A: Cornice B: Crown C: Valance D: Stile

Answer: D: Stile by Curtis Trujillo.

That’s right. All the others relate to molding or wood applications usually at the top of cabinetry or walls. A stile is the vertical wood pieces on doors or cabinets.

Q: I am concerned about electronic controls on appliances, should I be? J.R. St George

A: Many have expressed their concern with the electronic age. When I first started selling appliances, this was one of the most common concerns, because we were just in the transition from analog to digital controls.

Fortunately, now most manufacturers make most appliances with some electronics in the units. The cost of replacing electronic equipment is decreasing, as well as the ability to upload updates and improvments to the computer software in the appliances. Pay attention to the warranty specifically on the electronics to see how much the manufacturere believes in them.

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 & family of Kolob Reservoir, Utah
Larry & BJ Pederson of Mesquite, Nevada
Ed & Sondra Sorenson of St George, Utah
Guy & Rose Whitmore of Overton, Nevada


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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 discussions about projects and trivia right here in Southern Utah.

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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 the entire back page of this newsletter, at the time of your first visit. That way THEY receive the great savings and you receive the recognition you deserve for sending them 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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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.

© Portrait Kitchens 2003-2008

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