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Kitchen & Bath Projects

To view Bath Projects- click here for Powder Rooms and On-Suite Baths

Classic Black & White Kitchen       

Classic Black & White Kitchen and Great Room addition project

Warm cabinetry with accents of copper & red

Warm cabinetry with accents of copper & red

Elevation showing wall of cabinetry around fridge and double oven  Kitchen floorplan with island and breakfast area   

Modern Kitchen

Elevation drawing showing the wall of custom built-in cabinetry & floor plan showing the Kitchen Layout 

Modern Kitchen with Sleek design that includes Dark woods & Stainless Steel appliances       Modern Kitchen with flat Cooktop & Modern Hood 

Modern Kitchen

Sleek design, Dark woods with Stainless Steel appliances with Flat Cooktop with Modern Hood 

Broadleaf Apt complex kitchen layout with dark cabinets and light counters

Broadleaf Apts- Manchester, CT

Espresso Cabinets with lighter countertops.

VT ski chalet Kitchen in log cabin home

Vermont Ski Chalet Kitchen in Private Home

Green Kitchen with Natural Bamboo Floors, recycled counters and cork backsplash                 
Green Kitchen Created with Natural Bamboo Floors

Recycled Quartz Counters & Cork Backsplash

1930's inspired glamourous dining room and kitchen 

1930's Inspired Glamour Dining Room Meets Classic Kitchen

                             

Modern Kitchen and stainless with custom glass shelving        custom designed TV entertainment wall of display shelving

Kitchen and Custom Built-In Display Shelving                      Great room with large fireplace and unique TV media center

To view Bath Projects- click here for Powder Rooms and On-Suite Baths

Spa bathroom with backsplash of textured travertine with copper granite accents.

Custom Designed Master On-Suite Shower Spa

The hue of the glass Vessel sinks is carried through into the shower

The backsplash is textured travertine with copper granite accents.

The Brushed Bronze fixtures add warmth.

Elevation showing custom vanity and shower

Spa Bathroom with custom shower Elevation & Floorplan

Modern Guest Bath On Suite-Tile Design for shower surround

Modern Guest Bath On Suite-Tile design for shower surround

Additional Kitchen Projects:

Broadleaf Apt Complex kitchen with white cabinets and darker counters

Broadleaf Apts- Manchester, CT

White cabinets with darker countertops.

Rich Bordeaux Finish Classic Kitchen

Kitchen Showroom Design and Accessorization

Rich Bordeaux Finish for Classic Kitchen

French Country Kitchen                   Transitional Kitchen Showroom Choices

French Country Kitchen or Transitional Kitchen Showroom Choices

linear kitchen juxtaposes warm amber maple with contracting black lacquer lines

This linear kitchen juxtaposes warm amber maple with contrasting black lacquer lines.

A wall was removed to open up the kitchen to the family room and 2 columns were used; one column

hides a structural support and the other column is a design element to create symmetry.

FX Design specializes in solving complex kitchen & bath space issues with unique, creative solutions.

We guide the homeowner through each step of the remodeling process, providing professional aesthetic design guidance.

We begin the design process by getting to know each client's tastes and renovation goals. That way we can reflect their personalities and

requirements in the final design.  We approach each project by reviewing your wish list for your 

new / remodeled kitchen or bath. Together, we outline your priorities, discuss budgets, timeline for completion,

view images of your dream kitchen or bath, while collaborating your personal aesthetic.

Then we can determine what design services your project requires to set fixed fees for creative & planning abilities.

Kitchen Design Collage by FX Design

 

FX Design, Inc was featured on Connecticut Homes.

You can view the full article here.

 

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July 2014

How to Prepare for Your Kitchen Design and Remodel: An Interview with Laura Bordeaux, ASID, of FX Design, Inc.

By Laura Bordeaux

 

Tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.

FX Design specializes in solving complex kitchen and bath design and space issues with unique, creative solutions. We guide the homeowner through each step of the remodeling process, providing professional aesthetic design guidance. We begin the design process by getting to know each client's tastes and renovation goals. That way we can reflect their personalities and requirements in the final design.

What's one of the biggest mistakes you've seen people make during the kitchen design and remodel process?

Homeowners selecting a builder or contractor first and obtaining a build-out budget prior to hiring a design professional to plan their kitchen. The owner risks being hit with paying costly up charges for the finishes they really want but were not included in the builder's quote. In this scenario, the owner would have no idea what level of quality the builder's quote includes. For instance, if the builder tells the owner granite is included in his price, exactly which granite is included? There are hundreds of choices and granite costs vary widely. The same issues arise when selecting kitchen cabinets. The homeowner may end up with stapled and glued drawer joints instead of self-closing dovetailed drawer joints.

I have also worked with clients who pre-purchased their new appliances before we laid out the space, which in turn restricts the placement of say a large fridge or double oven.

What do you do to help homeowners avoid this mistake?

We provide multiple kitchen layout options to insure their kitchen functions as envisioned. Then we assist them with finish selections to meet their budget. That way the owner knows exactly the aesthetic look and level of quality they will ultimately end up with.

What are the basic steps of designing and remodeling a kitchen? Which is the most involved and why?

At FX Design, we follow a 3-step process.

Phase I, Program includes measuring the existing conditions and digitizing this information in AutoCad. This provides us with an accurate format from which to plan. In this phase, we also gather as much information as possible about our client's requirements and wishes.

Phase II, Design Development includes laying out the kitchen configuration options and presenting them to our clients so they can choose their preferred layout. In this phase, we also select all the finishes. Once the layout, finishes and appliances are selected, we can determine general budgets.

Phase III, Develop the Final Plans Dimensions and Finishes for Build-out. This detailed information will provide three reputable contractors or kitchen cabinet companies with the information they need to supply the homeowner with accurate competitive pricing. These fixed quotes allow our clients to determine, based on price and reputation, which contractor and/or cabinet company meets budget and expectation requirements to build their dream kitchen.

What are the most helpful things that people can do at the beginning of a kitchen design/remodel?

Figure out what priorities are the most important to them for their new kitchen, and then list their second and third wish list requests. Peruse multiple design publications and select photos of kitchen designs they like. These are key elements that their designer will need to start the creative process.

What advice would you give a homeowner who wants to make the most of their budget when they're redoing their kitchen?

Hire a design professional, at minimum, to provide them with a layout they are comfortable with. An interior designer possesses the creativity, knowledge and experience to evaluate all aspects of your new kitchen and its function. A design professional can save the homeowner money by directing them to the highest performing material, at the best pricing. An ASID or NKBA professional designer is a member of trade associations that provide continuing education, and training on trends and new products on an ongoing basis.

What's the best way for people to get in contact with you and your company?

We can be reached by calling 860-657-8161. Alternatively, you can email Laura Bordeaux directly at lbordeaux@fxdesigninc.com. You can access our website at: www.fxdesigninc.com, then click the link for kitchen and bath design. Notice each client's project is unique and designed specifically for their tastes and budget.

 

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2837 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Phone 860-657-8161 Fax 860-657-4823
Email: lbordeaux@fxdesigninc.com