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Update On The
"Worst Kitchen Contest"!

In this Issue

Update on the "Worst Kitchen Contest"......1

Creative Dish Storage in
Your New Kitchen.......2

We are so excited to announce that we have over 20 kitchens submitted for the first annual "Worst Kitchen Contest"!

At first, the kitchens didn’t seem to be too bad, or too hard to beat. But, now the field is filling up with some kitchens which really

could use a remodel...desperately.

To view the current entries, go to our website and click the worst kitchen contest entries.

Spread the word, because time is running out to enter your kitchen for your chance to win!

"We're extremely happy with the way it's turned out.!"

Jerry & Beverly Goupee

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Question: According the the NKBA guidelines, what height should wall oven controls be located at?

A: 18” above the floor
B: No higher than 48” above the floor.
C: 36”-66” above the floor.
D: At least 5 feet above the floor.

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 Shozo Uchimura
Question: What is the most common interior surface material in cabinetry today?

Answer: A: Melamine

Q: How do I prevent the finish on my cabinets from wearing off?
K. Wright Washington, UT

I see this quite often. Usually it is from too much exposure to water, especially around the sink and dishwasher areas.

One of the other factors, that affects the durability of the finish on cabinetry, is the finish itself. One finish that tends to last the test of time more than others is the catelized conversion varnish. Not many local cabinet shops will use this finish. It is difficult to refinish later, but has a much longer life of protection against wear and tear.

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.

Logan & Sindi of Kanab, Utah
Bracken Custom Homes of St George, Utah
Troy & Lydia Nelson of Ivins, Utah
Dave & Cathy Hall of Ivins, Utah
Bob & Tammy Gross of Mesquite, Nevada


Now streaming live on 1450newsradio.com. Listen while you work. We have regular trivia questions and prizes, as well as 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 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.

Next Month:

Remodeling In A
Foreclosed Home


Company Address
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.

© Portrait Kitchens 2003-2008

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This is a monthly email provided by Southern Utah’s CERTIFIED KITCHEN DESIGNER as a service to builders, designers, architects, and clients in Southern Utah and now the Western United States to improve kitchen design.

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