Hurricane Irma and Chocolate Cake • Kitchen Studio of Naples • Recipe

Hurricane Irma and Chocolate Cake

I am thankful, for South Florida at least, Irma did what hurricanes often do - It wobbled and leaned away at the last minute sparing us. Irma was too big for me to consider staying at home. I am extremely grateful  I only have minor damage. Just a block away lanai screens and aluminum railings …

How to Shop for a Toilet

Toilet Rough In | KitchAnn Style

When shopping for a toilet there are many things to consider beyond looks and price. I've created this guide to help you master the basics. MEASURE BEFORE YOU BUY: • If you’re buying a new toilet, you need to know the “rough-in” measurement of the old one. For the vast majority of toilets, the waste pipe …

Exotic Granite

I bet you could guess the name of this exotic granite by its unique pattern. If you guessed Turtle, you'd be right.  Turtle Blue  is from Brazil and is Blue and Green in color.  It is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. Small installations are not ideal since you will lose its unique pattern. Another …

Blogging Updates

Here's a little update on some of things I have been doing. Ask Ann: Read about Remodeling Magazine's Cost vs. Value Report 2008-09.  Despite the down market, maintenance-related projects and moderately priced upgrades are providing stable paybacks to homeowners. KB+B Online: With so many materials and styles to choose from, selecting the best backsplash can …