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Spacial Design

Cabinetry Promotions


Our semi-custom and custom cabinetry lines have amazing quality cabinets to offer; and are currently passing along additional savings to you!


Lead times are down, so that means faster delivery times to you!   


Please see the list below for current offers:

Aristocratic Cabinets

Upgraded cabinet box interiors!

  White vinyl on plywood upgrades  to Maple wood grain vinyl or better yet, pre-finished maple.


 White Melamine on particle board upgrades to Maple wood grain melamine.


5-10% savings


Promotion is in effect until May 31, 2012

Holiday Kitchens


Save as much as 20% on select products!

 Framed and Full Access Cabinetry.

Promotion is in effect until May 15, 2012


Dura Supreme Cabinetry


Designer & Alectra - choose no wood species upcharge OR no finish upcharge


Crestwood - No wood species upcharge 


Promotion is in effect until April 1, 2012


Merit Kitchens Cabinetry


Free upgrade from Particleboard to Plywood  


Promotion is in effect until March 31, 2012 



Existing estimates already have these discounts factored into the final cost.


Blood Orange & Beets 

Citrus Salad

 blood range citrus salad


2 med red beets - tops trimmed

2 med golden beets - tops trimmed

3 blood oranges
1 med navel orange (preferably cara cara)
1T fresh lemon juice
1T fresh lime juice
1/2 small fennel bulb, very thinly sliced crosswise with mandoline
1/4 red onion very thinly sliced on a mandoline (about 1/3 cup)
Good quality, extra virgin olive oil, pumpkin seed or walnut oil for drizzling.
Course sea salt, such as, fleur de sel or maldon sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 C loosely packed cilantro leaves or chervil leaves


Preheat oven to 400. Wash beets leaving some water on skins. Wrap individually in foil, placed on a rimmed baking sheet and roast until beets are tender when pierced with a knife about one hour. Let cool.
Meanwhile using a sharp knife, cut all peel from all oranges; discard.
Working over a bowl, cut between membranes of 2 blood oranges to release segments into bowl; squeeze juice from membranes into bowl and discard membranes. Slice remaining blood orange and cara-cara orange crosswise into thin rounds. Place sliced oranges in a bowl with segments. Add lemon juice and lime juice.
Peel cooled beets. Slice two beets into rounds. Cut remaining beets into wedges.
Strain citrus juices; reserve. Layer beets and oranges on a plates, dividing evenly. Arrange fennel and onions over beets. Spoon reserved citrus juices over then drizzle salad generously with oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. let salad stand for five min for flavors to meld. Garnish salad with cilantro or chervil leaves.   


Dacor Appliance

Dinners and Cooking Demonstrations

 Please join the

Dacor Design and Culinary Center

for Cooking Demonstrations and or Interactive use of Dacor Appliances  






Please RSVP

as seating is limited.   

Contact: Charlene Rouspil

ph: 650.624.8283 


Dacor Design &
Culinary Center 

871 Dubuque Center 

South San Francisco 


Standards of Excellence

"Women & Wellness" Event   


"sip, snack and savor" foods prepared by Miele's culinary

experts. Learn about healthy cooking on some of the world's

best appliances with grilling, steaming, induction and convection

cooking. Go home with tips and inspiration from a physician

and a registered dietitian from Kaiser Permanente! Sip fresh,

healthy beverages featuring the best flavors of the season.    


Outdoor grilling with Chef Chris Krotke  


Healthy Beverage Mixology  


Miele Cooking Class with David Karigaca   



Tuesday, May 8, 2012


530 West Francisco Blvd.

San Rafael , CA

RSVP by May 1, 2012:




This event is FREE to all

pre-registered guests!  

Hosted by Rachelle Boucher &

Jan L. Herr, MD and featuring

Sue Weiss, RD



Standards of Excellence


Appliance Rebates



Purchase a qualified dishwasher 

Receive REBATE up to $200 (prepaid Visa card) 


Purchase a minimum 3 qualified kitchen products 

Receive up to 15% REBATE (prepaid Visa card) 



Purchase qualified cooking product(s) 

Receive a FREE hood or micohood (savings up to $2599). Hood duct cover not included. 



Purchase qualified products 

Receive up to $2,750 in INSTANT SAVINGS 


Purchase any product (no minimum; no limit) 

Receive a 3 year FREE WARRANTY 


Fisher & Paykel 

Purchase a qualified dish-drawer 

Receive a 3 year FREE WARRANTY 


Kitchen Aid 

Purchase qualified kitchen appliances 

Receive up to $1000 in Rebates (prepaid Master card) 



Purchase any product with installation through Concierge Service 

Receive 5 year FREE WARRANTY 


GE Monogram 

Purchase at least two kitchen appliances (one cooking and one ventilation) 

Receive a $1000 INSTANT REBATE 


Purchase a built in refrigerator with at least two kitchen appliances (one cooking and one ventilation) 

Receive a $2000 INSTANT REBATE 



Purchase a qualifying built-in refrigerator plus Wolf cooking products 

Receive up to $2500 INSTANT REBATE 



Purchase qualifying cooking and refrigeration products 

Receive and SAVE over $5,000 


Purchase a professional style range 

SAVE up to $950 with the purchase of a DWHD630 dishwasher for $499 



Purchase Professional or Designer style appliances 

Receive up to $2,000 INSTANT REBATE 

3/31/12 up to $100


March 2012
            Issue 17     


          SD LOGO                     

 The Design Dish



Keeping you updated with the latest and greatest information in Kitchen & Bath Design, Cabinetry, Plumbing, Lighting and Accessories!


 Greetings friends,


We are less than two weeks away from Spring and hope that everyone has been able to get out and enjoy this amazing weather we have been experiencing! 


Our studio has been fortunate to be busy working on so many fun, creative and exciting projects with wonderful clients!!


We hope you enjoy this months newsletter filled with lots of great tips for Spring cleaning, 2012 Color Trends, favorite new product, recipe and more!


Also, don't forget to set your clocks and "SPRING" forward this weekend!

Susan & Jenn 









Spacial Design had a very exciting start to 2012 when we received news that Susan received her credential as a CID, Certified Interior Designer, in the state of California.


What does this mean for the consumer...


An "Interior Designer" is someone who can complete an interior design project from start to finish, including preparing construction documents for bidding and permitting, as well as supervising the construction and installation of the work. This person in essence becomes your agent to deal with local building codes and building departments, and licensed contractors. They have the expertise to handle all of these different players, whereas you may not, or may not have the time or inclination.

Typically an interior designer has a lot of education and experience, as well as possibly having sat for one or more examinations in order to test their competency and to attain state recognition of their profession.

Again, just because someone uses the title "Interior Designer", it doesn't mean they are any more qualified than an "Interior Decorator", or any one who chooses to use either title irrespective of their qualifications or experience, which may be none at all.

The only guarantee that the person you are hiring is qualified in some way or another is to hire someone who is a "Certified Interior Designer", a title that is written in to the California Business and Professions Code and protected by law to prevent anyone using the title that has not complied with the law. 


After several years of legislative efforts by interior design groups and by the California Legislative Coalition for Interior Design (CLCID) a new law went into effect on January 1, 1991 outlining the parameters and responsibilities of work that an interior designer can perform.

Along with these guidelines the listing of "Certified Interior Designer" was added to the California Business and Professions code, providing an official designation for interior designers who meet the education, experience and examination requirements as outlined by the CLCID.


Only the CCIDC can determine eligibility to be a Certified Interior Designer in the State of California, and allow the use of "Certified Interior Designer" title.


curb appreal 




Whether you want to improve the look of your home before putting it on the market, or just want to spruce up the house for spring, there are a number of changes you can make for a big impact, many of which don't even come with a big price tag.


Low-Cost Solutions

Because we live in our houses, it's sometimes hard to be objective about how they actually look. So the first step is to really look at your home. Stand out on the sidewalk or street and examine it to see what jumps out. Do the windows need to be cleaned? Too many scraggly weeds? Bare patches in the lawn? Snapping a photo can help you see things your eye is blind to. These are the things you want to address first.

There are several simple, inexpensive ways to boost a home's curb appeal.  


Keep it clean

One of the easiest ways to improve your home's look is to take care of any obvious cleaning needs. Make sure windows are spotless, spider webs are cleaned off of corners and light fixtures are clear of dead insects. Take a hose and nozzle (set on a light spray) to the siding and clean off any dirt that's accumulated over the winter.


Pop out window screens

Besides cleaning the windows, removing window screens can help improve the view from the street. It makes them look shinier.


Eliminate weeds

Use a non-toxic spray for dandelions and other weeds in lawns and gardens and pull out any that are rearing their ugly heads in driveway cracks or between concrete sidewalk slabs.


Unclutter the yard

Investing $20 or $30 in a garden hose cart or box to keep the hose out of sight. Also, be sure to pick up toys, tools, branches and other debris that might clutter the lawn.


Park in the garage

It may seem simple, but getting your car out of the driveway and in the garage can make the entire home look tidier.


Add a water feature 

A new birdbath or garden fountain can make your home can give it a tranquil feel.  


Trim foliage

Overgrown plants signal neglect. Remove, or at least cut back, any bushes or other plants that hide the house. Cut dead branches off of trees, too.


Add some flowers 

You can easily and inexpensively add a colorful splash to your home by picking up some annuals at the local home improvement store. Consider adding window boxes or hanging potted flowers from hooks off a front porch.


Tidy the porch

If you have a front porch, remember that it's the "welcome mat" of the home; be sure loose porch railings are secured, that cracked or faded posts are replaced, painted or at the very least washed, and that the porch steps and floor are clean.


Add path lighting 

If you have a front walkway, consider investing in pathway lights to accentuate it. If you choose one of the many solar-powered versions available, it won't even add to your energy bill.


Hide the garbage can

It's simple to do and can make a huge difference!!


Pricier Changes for a Bigger Impact!!

Although there are plenty of low-cost options, more significant remodels will make a bigger impact. Nearly half of homeowners do some remodeling before putting their homes on the market, according to the Home Improvement Research Institute.


Replace the front door

Putting in a new door immediately transforms your home, and it delivers a great return on investment. Remodeling Magazine's annual "Cost vs. Value Report," which measures the return homeowners get on remodeling projects, says a new steel entry door offers the best return on investment at resale. The study estimates a 128 percent return for steel doors, and says fiberglass doors offer a 65 percent return.


Cheaper door upgrades 

If you don't want to invest in replacing your front door, a less expensive option is to put in a new doorknob and lock-set. Another is to add or replace an existing storm door with one that has leaded glass or other artistic features.


New garage doors.  


The garage door - especially if it's on the front of the house - always catches the eye, but it's often ignored. If you haven't looked at garage doors in a while, you're in for a surprise. The basic steel and fiberglass doors are still around, but there are a number of other options. Doors are available with decorative windows and in styles that replicate carriage doors, traditional barn doors or any element of your home.


Upgrade your driveways and paths  

You can take concrete from "blah" to "wow" by replacing plain gray with decorative concrete. Stamped and colored concrete driveways and walkways make an immediate impact.


Add decorative trim to driveways 

If you don't want to invest in tearing up and replacing your driveway, add an edging of stone, brick or stamped concrete to make your home stand out.     






In shades of orange, berry, blue, green and gray, this year's colors tend to be vibrant and saturated.

When it comes to putting color in your kitchen, it's no easy task to balance the timeless tones with the trendy ones.  So how does one choose a stylish shade with all this color confusion?


Thankfully, the Color Marketing Group, Paint Quality Institute, Pantone Color Institute, Azko Nobel, Benjamin Moore, Behr and Sherwin Williams have done that work for you. These color experts have announced their color trends for 2012 in palettes that promise to endure long after being en vogue. 

Hues heat up in 2012 with a move toward deeply saturated tangerines and oranges. Orange has been on the fringe of past popular shades, but its juicy hues burst to the forefront of trends this year. This color turns playful in reddish orange hues that liven up spaces and our lives.

Using reddish-orange as an accent in your kitchen color palette offers a splash of color and character. Applied on accents like textiles and dishware, this red-orange hue is incorporated subtly while creating a strong design statement that complements the kitchen's gray palette.

Combine the brightness of last year's popular hot pink with the depth of another 2011 trend, burgundy, and we see juicier tones in 2012.  From blushing reds to deep berries, saturated warm tones of red and pink will permeate palettes this year.


Blues in 2012 run the gamut from colonial grays, blue grays to true blue. Blue has receded in recent years but returns with a wide array of options and applications. 

With the continued emphasis on sustainable living and farm-to-table culture, green has remained on the forefront of design in one shade or another for the past several years. 2012 sees green take a particularly fresh and bright tone, bringing the lushness of budding nature into our homes.

Past color trends have embraced neutral tones in their palettes. Grays, wheats and caramels deepen in 2012, pushing the boundary of neutral while providing a solid base for their brighter neighbors.

The light grays of 2011 have become charcoal, perfect for an unexpected wall color, such as in the kitchen, or a deep appliance finish. A gray mosaic tile wall offers a subtle transition to the  room's white cabinetry. Used as wall and floor stone application, the dark charcoal tone creates a dramatic impact.






Sharp Super Steam Oven


Sharp SuperSteam Oven With four cooking methods--convection steam, convention steam, convection and microwave--this space-saving oven packs plenty of features into one small appliance. A large LCD display that offers programmed settings for dozens of meals. When cooking with the steam, the unit superheats to 540 degrees Farenheit and the convection system kicks in, ensuring food that can brown and crisp while still retaining moisture. Available in stainless steel or black finishes, the SuperSteam oven can be placed on a countertop or installed in a 30-inch wall oven cabinet with a built-in kit. 


We think its a great value...retailing at $999 + $300 trim kit!!




We truly hope that you enjoyed this months newsletter,  and look forward to hearing from you soon; so we can get started on the project you have been dreaming of!!






Susan Lund, CID, AKBD, CGBP

Spacial Design



Spacial Design

P: 415.457.3195     

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