Kitchen Design Specialists


Services Provided
Full service Kitchen and Bath remodeling, cabinet refacing, countertop replacement, tile backsplashes, cabinetry, flooring, electrical upgrades and painting.

Areas Served
Lancaster, York, Harrisburg, suburban Philadelphia, Reading, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Central PA, Downingtown, Malvern

Business Description
Kitchen Design Specialists is a full service remodeling company specializing in kitchens and baths. We have serviced central PA since 2003 and have locations in Lancaster and Camp Hill. We are locally owned and operated and are committed to on time, on budget renovations.

Certification and Awards
Member of National Kitchen and Bath Association, Building Industry Association of Lancaster County, York County Builders Association and Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg. Winner of several Remodeling Awards of Excellence in Lancaster and York Counties.
Location:
Lancaster, PA US 
Contact:
Chris Labs 
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Address:
2126 Columbia Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603 
License #:
027109 
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The easiest way to do a bump out is with a garden window. We use Harvey windows for this. The bump out is built in to the window. I believe you can order these in custom sizes.
August 21, 2014 at 8:11AM      Thanked by quabbinjen
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Just a comment: A garden window works well in many situations. Most have openable side windows; check to see that you can latch them easily without standing on a stepstool. Install so that the base is flush with the counter. A good size is as deep as a pie dish or two.
August 21, 2014 at 8:37AM      Thanked by quabbinjen
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quabbinjen
Problem with a garden window is that we are all about air flow. If I could find one that opened side AND front, now that would be cool.
last Friday at 6:30AM     
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Wood trim is best.
August 21, 2014 at 8:07AM     
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Scott Haig, CKD
Wood would work well!
August 21, 2014 at 8:25AM     
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harris101
We would have done the tile first before the cabinets but that is not the order that happened - many things happened in the wrong order - I am glad that this is the last thing - just hope this contractor can do a good job - Thanks for all the advice!
last Thursday at 9:37AM   
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I prefer more light than less. I advise clients to zone recessed lights and install dimmers for maximum flexibility. I agree with your idea for a light in front of the refrigerator. Anywhere you think will be a work space should have its own light. Spacing between lights should be 4-6 feet.
August 21, 2014 at 8:02AM      Thanked by davesjetta
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You will be fine to stay with tile in your kitchen. Removing the existing tile can be time consuming if it was installed properly. But you can treat the kitchen as a distinct space and coordinate your choice with existing floors. In addition to your choice of tile consider what pattern you like. You can change the look with a different pattern, a border or accent.
August 21, 2014 at 7:55AM     
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scooper25
Thanks for the reply and all the info. The contractor suggested removing just the family room the picture where you see a table in the background. The original plan was to replace the original tile in the picture. I mentioned my concern that I have wood leading into the kitchen and wood leading out to the family room and both woods aren’t the exact color which I was also concerned about. So he suggested bringing the tile into the family room sounded like a good idea so it at least has some continuety going from at least one room to the other with a faux wood, I did think about wood in the kitchen
but would I have to have all the floors redone so they all match? thanks
15 hours ago   
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leelee
Tile is cold and hard. Wood in the kitchen could tie the rooms together and give your home continuity and flow. It's unusual to see the tile from the kitchen area wrap around into the next room. Looks like it should have stopped at the end of the counter and the left side of the door.
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Review by amewer:

Kitchen Design Specialists (KDS) provided us with a comprehensive kitchen remodel plan and design. Adam provided us with the best design for our current layout...
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Review by Brenda Hinkle:

Total remodel of our kitchen from ceiling to floor to cabinets to appliances. All new cabinets and appliances were installed, flooring laid and walls painted. ...
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