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With A Touch Of The Screen You Can Style Your Kitchen

Whether you’re just starting to think about a new kitchen, or you’re making your final selections, there’s a great tool for you in Swartz Kitchen and Bath’s Harrisburg Showroom. The Merillat Visualize 2 Realize Kiosk is a state-of-the-art interactive brochure. Use the 24-inch, high definition touch screen to walk through a virtual showroom of Merillat products to see styles and color choices…read more →

Our Award-Winning Kitchen Designers Share Their Recipes

What goes into an award-winning kitchen? Swartz Kitchens and Baths supplied area builders with the recipe and ingredients for four award winners in multiple categories during the recent Lancaster/Lebanon Parade of Homes. We asked kitchen designers Pam Clements and Kent Neff to share the key features of these award-winning kitchens: Best Of Show, Best Kitchen Division 2– Single Family Home,…read more →

What to do with a pass-through

With any kitchen, we want to make sure that every detail makes sense for the homeowner and fits in with the rest of the house. In the Garman Builders’ Home-A-Rama kitchen, we saw an opportunity to transform a pass-through—the giant window into the kitchen—to serve an essential purpose. Instead of just installing cabinetry for storage, we looked at the entire…read more →

Customer’s vision drives design

It’s always fun to work with homeowners who have a vision for their kitchen remodeling project. What mattered most to the owners of this kitchen was having a modern-looking, functional space where a dramatically contrasting stone countertop would be the star. The couple selected their cabinetry from our Integrity line, solid wood cabinets that their remodeler likes to work with,…read more →

A custom fit for a custom space

Since the kitchen is usually one of the last pieces finished in a home, we run into last minute challenges. In the Garman Home-A-Rama home, we ran into a daunting task—or should we say it ran into us. We designed for a panel on the outside of the fridge and the bottom of the finished staircase enters the kitchen so…read more →

A hidden surprise: the magic pantry

Starting with a blank slate, a brand new floorplan like the one from the Garman Homes for their 2011 Home-A-Rama home is a challenge that we love. This particular challenge? Create a highly efficient, very functional, elegant kitchen in a defined space. While this might sound like a common dilemma in kitchen design, it’s all about how the details are…read more →

A kitchen worthy of a showcase

A kitchen worthy of a showcase

As the exclusive provider of kitchens for Garman Builders of Lancaster, they turned to us in November 2010 to design a kitchen for their 2011 Home-A-Rama house. We worked within the builders’ style to present a beautiful, functional kitchen flowing with the rest of the house, enhancing Garman’s work. By then, the house was framed and ready to go, looking…read more →

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