CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio

CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Electrical Safety Tips

  • Check for signs of electrical problems such as dimming of lights, blown fuses, frequent circuit breaker trips, and check your light switches for static type noise that would signify a potential short and fire hazzard.

  • Make sure smoke alarms are installed on each floor of your home and that they are in working order. An easy way to remember is to change batteries twice a year when we have time changes. Check with your local building codes for required style and placement of devices.

  • Try to avoid using extension cords whenever possible. Never run an extension cord under carpeting or within a wall cavity.

  • Make sure the bulbs you use in your fixtures are the correct wattage and correct type to avoid problems with the wiring in your fixtures and overheating.

  • If installing recessed light fixtures where an attic is involved, be sure to use the properly rated fixtures to avoid energy loss as well as the ability to come in contact with insulation.

  • If replacing appliances specially 220 volt rated appliances, check to see that the correct gauge and type is in place to install your new appliances. Most new appliances will require you to upgrade the run to the breaker panel to insure the proper use of the new fixtures.

  • Remember when remodeling any new device in the kitchen or bath that has a heating element or motor built into it will require its own dedicated line back to the breaker panel to meet current coade requirements.

  • Use a licensed electrician when doing any changes to your electrical system.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Most popular summer home improvement projects

  1. Creating outdoor living spaces to enjoy family grilling and parties

  2. Install energy efficient windows to keep your home cool during the hot summer months.

  3. Clean and organize your closets and garage.

  4. Waterproofing the basement

  5. Re-caulking and replacing weather-stripping and grout

  6. Clean and seal wood decks

  7. Clean gutters and downspouts

  8. Make roof repairs

  9. Fix fences

  10. Power wash siding, sidewalks and driveways

  11. Paint shutters and doors

  12. Plant a garden

Monday, July 25, 2011


As we are wrapping up those last minute summer vacations, here are a few tips to remember:

  • Lock all doors and windows when leaving for your vacation.

  • Stop mail and newspaper delivery or have a friend or neighbor pick it up daily.

  • Have a friend, family member or neighbor check your home periodically and water your plants.

  • Set timers on interior lights to make it appear someones at home.

  • Unplug electronic equipment and appliances such as toasters.

  • Turn off water valves to your washing machine, dishwasher and ice maker.

  • Let the police and/or alarm company know if you will be gone for an extended period of time. Many local areas now have vacation programs where the police will drive by your home and make sure your house is safe.
  • Let your credit card company know you are traveling if going out of state to avoid any inconveniences in security checks or charges being declined.

  • Have your yard mowed if gone longer than one week.

  • Switch your AC thermostat to a higher fixed temperature to avoid higher utility bills.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Blanco Culina Faucet wins 3 prestigious international awards

The Blanco Culina faucet has won 3 prestigious international awards - the red dot award, the IDEA award and the KB Culture award.

This elegant faucet has a magnetic hook with closed coil that offers excellent function without entanglement.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Miele has released the new Futura line of dishwashers. A great dishwasher got even better. Includes Auto Close door, Brilliant Light and 5 year warranty on the Futura Diamond Dishwashers.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Leicht Cabinetry wins TWO 2011 Design Awards.

The Light Cupboard System Ambience received the IF Product Design Award for 2011.

The Vario Top system for attaching wall units to the ceiling was also awarded by the Council for Design the Interior Innovation Prize winner for 2011.

Our congratulations to Leicht for this well deserved recognition.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Jay Rambo's New Color Choices

Jay Rambo Co., our custom line of cabinetry, has just launched a number of exciting new finish colors! For alder wood, clear or knotty, new finishes include Buckskin, Diplomat Grey with Glaze, and Tuscan. For maple, Diplomat Grey with Glaze is also offered, as well as Warm White, and Wyndham Cream. Perfect Brown is as the name implies and is offered on cherry or walnut woods.

Come visit our showroom soon to see samples of these beautiful new finishes!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Open House

Many thanks to our clients, Shirley and Eddie Griggs of Stone Mountain, who graciously opened their home to their friends and neighbors to view the kitchen and bath that we remodeled for them. They were very pleased and excited and happy to share the results. Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed some great food. Enjoy the pictures!






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