Looking for a few great design blogs! Look no further. The blogs below are written by designers and provide tremendous insights into trends, products and ideas. They are also part of a networking circle we call the BLANCO Design Council. If you are a designer and are interested in becoming a member, please feel free to contact us by email @ ldolnick@frankadvertisingus.com.

Paul Anater, www.kitchenandresidentialdesign.com

Kitchen and Residential Design is a daily, independent design blog. I am a busy kitchen and bath designer and I draw my topics from my work life, industry news and from reader feedback. I strive to be as entertaining as I am informative and I couldn’t shy away from controversy if I tried. http://www.kitchenandresidentialdesign.com

Cheryl Kees Clendenon, www.kitchendetailsanddesign.com

Cheryl Kees Clendenon, www.kitchendetailsanddesign.com

Cheryl Kees Clendenon is the owner of In Detail, located in Pensacola, Florida. Cheryl and her team have been creating award winning spectacular kitchens and baths for the past decade. Now pleased to offer additional services such as custom window treatments, furnishings and space planning. Check out her blog for terrific make over stories, photos and remodeling ideas. www.kitchendetailsanddesign.com

Andie Day, www.shiftlegacy.com

Meet Andie Day, the brainchild behind the luxury concierge service for men, SHIFT Legacy. Andie works with extraordinary, professional men that are experiencing separation, divorce and other lifestyle changes. Andie offers customizable services to individuals who have little to no time to find a fitness expert, purchase a home, find a personal chef, execute events and more. www.shiftlegacy.com/the-shift-review

Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, www.jgkitchens.com/gold-notes-blog/

Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS is an NKBA-certified kitchen and bath designer in San Diego. She also created and writes the Sensible Style blog for Kitchens.com and offers Sensible Style for Home Seller consultations in person and online. Jamie’s own Gold Notes: Nuggets from the World of Residential Design blog can be read at www.jgkitchens.com/gold-notes-blog/.

Gloria Graham-Sollecito, AKBD, www.kitchensforliving.net

Gloria Graham-Sollecito, AKBD, www.kitchensforliving.net

Kitchens for Living is a blog about creative kitchen design, innovative tips, products and new ways of thinking to add function to the space we call “the heart of the home”. And who knows? Sometimes we may even venture out of the kitchen to parts unknown! http://kitchensforliving.net/

Grace & Ken Kelly, www.kitchendesigns.com/blog

Grace and Ken are owners of Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly, CKD, CBD, CR, a national award-winning design-build kitchen and bath showroom on Long Island’s Gold Coast in New York.  Their team of designers has been showcased in the New York Times, HGTV Designer’s Portfolio, Long Island Newsday and nationally in books and leading consumer publications like House Beautiful, Woman’s Day, Home, House and more. Their blog discusses design, innovative products, and trends with the goal of educating consumers by improving and simplifying the home improvement process. www.kitchendesigns.com/blog

Nick Lovelady, www.cupboardsonline.com

Nick Lovelady is a second-generation designer at Cupboards Kitchen & Bath, a central Alabama showroom with high style and Southern flair. His no-nonsense approach to design makes him an invaluable resource to his clients and the thousands of readers and followers online. The Cupboards Blog offers daily inspiration about kitchens and bathrooms, the design profession and process, tips for homeowners and remodelers and occasionally football. www.cupboardsonline.com

Kelly Morisseau, www.kellymorisseau.com/

Kelly Morisseau is the writer of KellyMorisseau.com, a popular design blog focusing on kitchens, baths, residential design, and generational behavior trends. She is also author of Kelly’s Kitchen Sync, a insider’s guide on avoiding common kitchen design errors. A second-generation designer, Kelly’s award-winning experience includes more than 25 years as a professional designer. She has served as judge for both U.S. and Canadian N.K.B.A national design competitions, written for trade publications, and been featured in design magazines. She is a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (C.M.K.B.D.) and a Certified Interior Designer (C.I.D.) in northern California. www.kellymorisseau.com

Vicki Payne, www.foryourhome.com

Vicki Payne is a nationally recognized designer, home improvement, gardening and decorating expert. Each week, for over 15 years, millions of viewers both nationally and internationally have tuned in to watch her popular television show, For Your Home. The show is available on PBS, Create TV, and in national and international syndication. www.foryourhome.com


Marilyn G Russell, Allied ASID, marilynashleydesign.com

Marilyn G Russell, Allied ASID, is the owner and principal designer of Marilyn Ashley Design Associates, a boutique interior design firm located in Orlando, FL that creates contemporary and vibrant interior spaces. Her blog, www.marilynashleydesign.com/blog, is a compilation of all things related to interior design including trends, products, and design inspiration while encouraging you to embrace color. Occasionally, you will find a post about overcoming challenges in the industry from a business perspective.

Susan Serra, www.thekitchendesigner.org

Susan Serra, Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), CAPS, owner of Susan Serra Associates, Inc. for 18 years, authors the popular blog, www.thekitchendesigner.org. Susan’s insight on kitchen design has been published on Kohler.com, HGTV.com, msn.com, Decorati.com, Home Goods, the LA Times, Meredith publications, among others. Susan’s design work has been published extensively in national magazines over the years.

Kitchen Journals

The following blogs are also a great resource for kitchen and bath ideas, trends, product reviews and more. These are blogs that are edited by journalists and home improvement experts who frequently cover the Kitchen and Bath Business. Enjoy!

Leslie Clagett, http://kbculture.blogspot.com/

KBCULTURE is a selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design. International in scope, it is produced by Leslie Clagett, who was the editor-in-chief of Kitchens & Baths magazine for many years.

Cindy Dole, Host Home Wizards, www.cindydole.com

Cindy Dole is the Host and Executive Producer of the popular, fun-spirited, informative and inspirational Home Wizards, LA’s only Home and Garden Improvement Radio Show, now heard on KFWB NEWS TALK 980/CBS Radio Los Angeles. Cindy’s blog: http://cindydole.com is an information banquet for home improvement fans hungry for their next great project.

Joseph Freenor, CFT411 www.cft411.com

Cabinet & Furniture Trends & Information is a collaborative effort of two professional woodworkers covering all aspects of cabinetry and furniture, kitchens and baths. There is a huge divide in this country between factory made and man made, between well made and quickly made, between the latest fad and the latest great invention. We strive to provide readers with solid information on their many choices, with a special emphasis on the new, because the two of us love to learn, taking it as an article of faith that if you’re not growing, you’re dying. http://www.cft411.com

Veronika Miller, Modenus www.modenus.com

Veronika Miller is the founder and CEO of Modenus, the interior design resource that has become the essential hub for manufacturers, artisans and designers in the US and Europe. Veronika has built a community with social media at its heart and real life events such as the phenomenally successful BlogTour, turning digital media buzz into real world opportunities. Veronika’s background as successful kitchen and bath designer paired with her education in marketing makes her an insightful marketing and business consultant for designer, bloggers and manufacturers. http://www.modenus.com