Design Online: Remote Kitchen Design Consultations During COVID-19 Pandemic

Design Online: Remote Kitchen Design Consultations During COVID-19 Pandemic

We recently introduced you to Design Online, the virtual design consultation service from Peter Salerno Inc. As the novel COVID-19 coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the United States (and worldwide), this first-of-its-kind service offers you the opportunity to start or continue your kitchen and bath design journey safely from your own home.

Design Online is spearheaded by the world-class design firm Peter Salerno Inc. – winners of the most kitchen and bath design awards in North America since 2001. “Our entire business model is based on direct, constant interaction with our clients,” a representative from Peter Salerno Inc. stated. “True luxury starts with personalized design, and we wanted to find a way to make that happen during the coronavirus pandemic.”

Peter Salerno Inc. presents "Design Online" virtual kitchen + bath design during the COVID-19 crisis.
Peter Salerno Inc. presents “Design Online” virtual kitchen + bath design during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Design Online process begins with an initial virtual (online) meeting between you and Peter Salerno Inc., and is free of charge. At that time, you will be supplied with an estimate for your project or design as part of your zero-cost meeting.

See the quote below (directly from Peter Salerno’s press release) for all the information you need to know. Don’t let COVID-19 stand between you and beginning the journey to the kitchen or bath design of your dreams!

Design Online: Virtual Kitchen Design + Bath Design Consultations

What it is:

We will do a virtual meeting with you over Skype or by phone to discuss your kitchen or bathroom remodel and give you a ball park number for your project. Alternatively we are also doing design only options and after review of your space or plans we will give you a price for one floor plan and one set of elevations for your project for a set fee.

How it works:

Please email PSIDesignOnline@gmail.com photos of your current kitchen or a PDF file of architect plans along with: your full name, you phone number, your address, what look you are trying to achieve with your remodel, your ideal budget, whether your are looking for us to supply the cabinetry or design only service.

We will review your photos or PDFs and respond to you to set up either a phone call to discuss your project or a Skype appointment time.

Fees:

The first virtual meeting is free of charge and we will supply you with an estimate for either your project or your design at no charge. When a decision is made to move forward with the design process a retainer or full fee can be paid to us online via a Square invoice we will provide you with.

We do not offer refunds for our design service or complete project retainers.

Design Flashback | Best Bath Design Award Winner, 2014

Design Flashback | Best Bath Design Award Winner, 2014

During the spring of 2020, we’re taking some time to look back at our favorite designs of the last decade. One such design was honored by Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine as the top bathroom design of 2014.

Created by our parent company Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm since 2001), this French-inspired design lives in a gorgeous home in Princeton, New Jersey. Drawing inspiration from his trips to Vence and Picardie in the French countryside, Peter Salerno set a luxurious tone in this bathroom with clean neutrals, distinct lines and a stunning ceiling.

Enjoy these exclusive photos of the 2014 Best Bath Design, along with original article content!

Original article content:

Peter Salerno Inc. is experiencing a humbling and rewarding 2014 interior design awards season. First, we were honored with NKBA’s 2014 Best Small Kitchen award, as well as a Top 10 People’s Choice Award from HGTV for the same kitchen design.

Now, Peter Salerno and his team have been honored by Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine with their prestigious 2014 1st Place, Best Bath Design award. Frequent readers of this blog will remember this stunning bathroom design from Princeton, New Jersey, created from the inspirations Peter took from a visit to the French countryside.

Peter Salerno Inc's 2014 Best Bath award winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc’s 2014 Best Bath award winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

As was mentioned in the previous article about this gorgeous French-inspired bathroom, Peter Salerno and his team drew from various aspects of classic and contemporary French design. The light painted cabinetry was inspired by the Picardie region of France. Peter also chose the tile to reflect the kitchen’s custom stonework (a staple of design in Vence).

Alternate view of our French-inspired 1st place best bath design winner.
Alternate view of our French-inspired 1st place best bath design winner.

A look to the other region of the bathroom shows a beautiful porcelain tub set between two large windows – once again, to accentuate the copious amount of natural light this home’s location provides. A walk-in shower sits inside the far wall, and fresh linens await the user at every turn. Lastly, the brass fixtures and mounts reflect French design from the Oise region.

Peter Salerno and the entire team at Peter Salerno Inc. in Wyckoff, NJ, are greatly appreciative of this 1st Place, Best Bath award from Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine – and even more appreciative of the fantastic homeowners who get to enjoy this award-winning bathroom every day!

Interested in consulting with Peter Salerno and his team for your custom bathroom of your very own? Please feel free to visit our website and contact us today!

World-Class Kitchen Designer Offers COVID-19 Friendly ‘Online Design’ Service

World-Class Kitchen Designer Offers COVID-19 Friendly ‘Online Design’ Service

Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to announce the launch of “Design Online!”, a 100% online service for prospective custom kitchen design and bath design clients to achieve the luxury kitchen or bath of their dreams.

Inspired by the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity for many to exercise social distancing, Peter Salerno and his team developed the “Design Online!” system to accommodate kitchen and bath design clients in these uncertain times.

Peter Salerno and his team have personally felt the touch of COVID-19, with coronavirus cases in Bergen County, temporarily shuttering their Wyckoff, NJ showroom. While service calls and showroom appointments are under mandatory suspension at this time, Peter is committed to providing design solutions for you in the toughest of times.

Peter Salerno Inc. presents "Design Online" virtual kitchen + bath design during the COVID-19 crisis.
Peter Salerno Inc. presents “Design Online” virtual kitchen + bath design during the COVID-19 crisis.

“Design Online!” is the latest client-focused innovation from Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning design firm of the 21st century – and the winner of a 2015 Most Innovative Showroom award from the NKBA. Since current restrictions (as of press) keep the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom closed to the public, Peter is bringing his services to you on a virtual platform.

And the best part: the first virtual meeting is FREE!

Are you worried that your current design project will stall due to the coronavirus? Are you terribly inconvenienced by a half-completed design process due to the coronavirus?

Here’s a layout of the Peter Salerno Inc. “Design Online!” system, created for the COVID-19 crisis –

Peter Salerno Inc. presents "Design Online" virtual kitchen + bath design during the COVID-19 crisis.
Peter Salerno Inc. presents “Design Online” virtual kitchen + bath design during the COVID-19 crisis.

Design Kitchen + Bath Online During COVID-19

What it is:

Peter Salerno will conduct a virtual meeting with you over Skype or by phone to discuss your kitchen or bathroom remodel and give you a ball park estimate for your project. Alternatively, the company is also doing design only options and after review of your space or plans, they will give you a price for one floor plan and one set of elevations for your project for a set fee.

How it works:

Please email PSIDesignOnline@gmail.com photos of your current kitchen or a PDF file of architect plans along with: your full name, you phone number, your address, what look you are trying to achieve with your remodel, your ideal budget, whether your are looking for them to supply the cabinetry or provide design-only service.

Peter Salerno Inc. will review your photos or PDFs and respond to you to set up either a phone call to discuss your project or a Skype appointment time.

Fees:

The first virtual meeting is free of charge, and Peter Salerno Inc. will supply you with an estimate for either your project or your design at no charge. When a decision is made to move forward with the design process a retainer or full fee can be paid to Peter Salerno Inc. online via a Square invoice that will be provided.

Best of KBIS 2020 | Your Guide To This Year’s KBIS Awards + Trends

Best of KBIS 2020 | Your Guide To This Year’s KBIS Awards + Trends

If you didn’t attend KBIS 2020, you missed out on a tremendous celebration of kitchen and bath design, innovation and technology. But you’ve stumbled upon this article, which means you’re about to get the next best thing!

The NKBA presents KBIS 2020: the Kitchen and Bath Industry Showcase from Las Vegas.

The kitchen and bath design industry is still buzzing from this year’s KBIS in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each year, the NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Showcase (KBIS) shatters expectations – and attendance records – for the kitchen and bath design industry, raising the bar of ingenuity, inventiveness and innovation to new heights.

KBIS brings together world-class design innovation, an unparalleled floor of exhibitors, tremendous entertainment and seminars with kitchen and bath design experts. 2020 was no exception, as the NKBA brought together a stellar array of designers, ideas and products to guide the kitchen and bath industry into a new decade.

From the Best of KBIS 2020 Awards to the KBISNeXT Stage to the vast exhibitor floor of the convention itself, KBIS 2020 offered more information and innovation than one person could take in alone. So let’s focus on the bullet points: what are the key takeaways from KBIS 2020?

We’ve pulled out a short list of notable award winners and trends from this year’s KBIS event – enjoy!

Key Trends + Awards From KBIS 2020

1. U By Moen Smart Faucet Wins KBIS 2020 Smart Home Technology Award

Innovation is at its finest when it’s just one step ahead of the user, offering smart and usable solutions that make practical sense in daily life. The U by Moen Smart Faucet achieves this balance, staying ahead of the curve while not “outsmarting the consumer”. Easy to use and full of invention, it’s a wonderful choice for the KBIS 2020 Smart Home Technology Award.

From the KBIS 2020 “Best of KBIS” page:

U by Moen Smart Faucet provides convenience, precision and intuitive technology to conquer daily kitchen challenges. It’s the only voice-activated faucet on the commercial market to dispense water amounts as small as one tbsp and as large as 15 gal. at a specific temp. Users can ask Amazon or Google voice assistants to start/stop water flow, activate presets and perform specific tasks like fractional measurements, temp –precise (90°) or generic (hot)– and combined requests (1 cup of 90° water).

2. hansgrohe Rainfinity Wins KBIS 2020 Impact Award

Extravagance. Relaxation. Fine design. Rainfinity by hansgrohe is an absolute marvel of bath design; a shower experience that manages to feel high-end. A massive overhead shower coupled with versatile hand shower, multiple jet types, Rainsoft micro-droplet technology, all presented in a sleek, transitional design?

All of the above, please. Rainfinity is a revolution in luxurious shower design and experience.

3. Kitchen Trend Alert: Black Appliances Gaining Popularity

If you can’t believe that black kitchen appliances are trending, think about the bigger picture. In a kitchen bathed in white – white backsplash tile, white cabinetry, etc. – black appliances immediately stand out as sleek and transitional. Black also pairs well with neutral tones and stone surfaces.

Black stainless steel appliances have been penetrating the market more heavily since the mid 2010s, but 2020 is when a larger percentage of buyers (and designers) will take the plunge.

4. Gold Fixtures in Kitchen and Bath Design

Metal is still in, and we noticed a lot of gold fixtures and features in outstanding kitchen and bath designs at KBIS 2020. From pulls to drawers to range knobs and handles, the opulence of a gold finish on these “flourishes” adds a real sense of luxury to kitchen and bath design in 2020.

Would you try gold metal for your kitchen and bath fixtures?

5. KBIS 2021 Takes Place Feb. 9-11, 2021, in Orlando, Florida.

This is all. See you there!

Creative Home Design: Graffiti In Your House? Yes!

Be Bold: Use Graffiti In Your Home Design!

No, we haven’t gone off the deep end. Sometimes, the best designs come from “outside the box”.

After all, if the most award-winning kitchen and bath designer in North America utilizes graffiti in their showroom’s main bathroom design, then it’s something we all can consider!

Visitors to the flagship showroom of Peter Salerno Inc. at 511 Goffle Road in Wyckoff, New Jersey, are stunned by many things – the world-class showroom display being chief among them (winner of the 2015 KBIS Innovative Showroom Award). But when clients and guests to the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom step into the main showroom bathroom, they’re often shocked and inspired by what they see.

Peter Salerno hired a professional graffiti artist to create a bold, vibrant cityscape in the bathroom design. From a replica manhole cover in the center of the floor to colorful depictions of a metropolitan skyline and an elevated subway line, the artwork is audacious and vivid. The inside of the bathroom door is even “tagged” with notable initials, names and dates important to Peter Salerno, his family, and the Peter Salerno Inc. legacy.

Watch “Graffiti: The Need to Be Creative” from Peter Salerno Inc. here:

Summer 2016 design trends (as we’ve discussed in past articles) are all about blending bright, inviting colors with personal style. The blend of bold and splashy colors with personalized touches in this graffiti design are directly in line with cutting-edge home design style.

Graffiti and other urban mural motifs are a fantastic choice for city dwellers, as well as those born and raised in urban areas who want to pay homage to their personal history. If graffiti isn’t your “thing”, per say, then look beyond the artwork and take a lesson from the artist’s approach.

It’s important to respect your personal legacy and style while incorporating new elements into your home design, especially in frequently traveled areas like the kitchen and bath. Rich colors can still be comfortable and inviting when coupled with design elements that mean something to you.

Expert, award-winning custom kitchen and bath designers like Peter Salerno Inc. value the personal story of every client, weaving it into their personalized home designs. You owe it to yourself to consider that aspect of your personal style when undertaking any new design project. After all, unique personalization is the difference between a house and a home.

Peter Salerno Inc.: Read The 5-Star Design Testimonials Here!

Peter Salerno Inc. Reviews: Read The 5-Star Testimonials Here!

A Compilation of Peter Salerno Inc. Design Reviews

Here at the official Peter Salerno Inc. blog, we understand that it’s important to stay as objective as possible about our subject. It’s easy to focus on the fact that Peter Salerno Inc. is a 30-time national design award winner – the most awarded designer in North America this century. There are also wonderful insights into Peter Salerno’s design showroom, industry partners and exclusive video content.

Read Peter Salerno Inc. reviews here. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Read Peter Salerno Inc. reviews here. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

But the true measure of a business (especially a custom kitchen and bath design company) is what its clients think. We have pulled some of the most recent Peter Salerno Inc. customer reviews from Houzz, the social media hub for all things design, to provide an unbiased, unfiltered opinion of Peter Salerno Inc. straight from the mouths of its clients.

These testimonials and reviews appear in their entirety, and Peter Salerno Inc. thanks its valued clients for their feedback, comments and design reviews.

Peter Salerno Inc. Design Client Reviews

      • “Peter Salerno and Company are the ultimate professionals. Between Peter’s creativity and the expertise craftsmanship they produce the highest quality award winning kitchens, baths and cabinetry. Peter designed our kitchen, baths, and built-ins for our new home. It was stress free and a pleasure to watch. And it turned out exquisite! We couldn’t be happier.” – Houzz review, courtesy of user giacopellirj
      • “Great Experience for sure! Re-doing a kitchen is a very long process with many decisions. Patience was worth it. It took over a year to get everything exactly the way we wanted it and Peter and his crew remained supportive through the whole process. He listened to every detail I needed and made sure in the end we were going to be happy with the final results. It is by far the most expensive room in your home to remodel but we kept in mind that it is also where you spend the majority of your time as well. My family couldn’t be happier with our space and we wouldn’t change a thing! The cabinets are very well built and the installers where awesome! Peter gives you a unique experience. He was more than just a designer in this process! He is now a friend and that is what you will get with him!” – Houzz review, courtesy of user kckeane
      • “It was both a a pleasure and an experience working with Peter and his employees. They were polite, professional and extremely helpful with other areas of my newly built home. The craftsmanship and detail was well thought out and the intricate design, breath taking!
        Stellar work, stellar team, thank you, Peter Salerno, Inc., for a job well done!” – Houzz review, courtesy of user michelegalofaro
      • “Peter has been an inspiration and mentor to me for the past few years. His vast knowledge and experience has been proven as he is an NKBA award winning designer. Peter Salerno has demonstrated leadership and is a pioneer in this industry. Using high end materials and fixtures, Peter Salerno is works well with other professionals and is open and honest.” – Houzz professional review, courtesy of Bella Grace Signature Kitchens & Baths
      • “Peter Salerno has exquisite taste and his attention to detail and personalization is extraordinary. His thoughtfulness transcends not only who he is personally, but what they do professionally as well. Your spaces will not only be beautiful but personal. We commonly collaborate with Peter Salerno’s designs.” – Houzz colleague review, courtesy of JM Lifestyles

For more information about Peter Salerno Inc., visit the official Peter Salerno Inc. website, call (201) 251-6608, or fill out the contact form below.

‘Refined Flourishes’ | Gorgeous Bathroom Design Featured by HGTV

‘Refined Flourishes’ | Gorgeous Bathroom Design Featured by HGTV

When your bathroom design makes an HGTV list called ‘30 Dreamy Kitchens and Bathrooms“, you know you’re doing something right. One of our all-time favorite bathroom designs, constructed by our parent company Peter Salerno Inc., received such an honor recently.

A quarter-sawn center island instantly makes this bathroom stand out. The rich medium brown pops against the sage green wall paint and bright white windows, custom cabinetry and trim. An excellent example of style meeting substance, the center island provides copious storage space within reaching distance of both the vanity and the slipper tub.

bathroom design island peter salerno inc
A gorgeous bathroom design from Peter Salerno Inc., featured by HGTV.

Can we talk about the slipper tub, by the way? It doesn’t get much more luxurious than sliding into a freshly-drawn hot bath alongside a stretch of large white windows overlooking a tree-lined backyard. We’re dreaming about sliding those windows open in the summer and enjoying a beautiful breeze while we soak in the tub.

The amount of ambient light available in this Peter Salerno Inc. bathroom design allows the installed lighting fixtures to be elegant and understated. The central chandelier piece above the quarter-sawn island draws most of the focus in terms of lighting fixtures, but we love the simple sconce work on the vanity.

“A natural stone floor is accentuated by a mosaic tile border, while sophisticated moldings highlight all the architectural elements of the space,” says HGTV.com contributing writer Chelsey Bowen. Take a closer look at the mosaic tile border; the small, intricate piecework sits in contrast with the large natural stones.

We’re interested – what do you think about the large center island in this bathroom design? Do you like it? What about the slipper tub? And which of the other 29 kitchens and bathrooms featured in Chelsey Bowen’s HGTV.com article stand out to you? Let’s have a conversation!