August 17, 2010
Visiting a Kitchen Make-over
Yesterday, I traveled to The Home Depot in Norwalk, Connecticut to film a television segment about my new line of kitchens debuting at The Home Depot later this fall. I was met there by Nicole Sutliff, one of my publicists at The Susan Magrino Agency, and her husband, Trey. Nicole and Trey worked with The Home Depot to install one of these new kitchens in their home and after visiting The Home Depot, my crew and I went there to see it.
I am so excited about these new kitchens, including fine cabinetry, countertops, and hardware. For design inspiration, I looked to the kitchens in my own homes, as well as those of my colleagues. The result is a mix of door and glass designs, color palettes, and practical features in a wide range of styles, so you can create a look that you love at a price you can afford.
1 Here I am entering The Home Depot with Francesca and Sharkey - two of my favorite shoppers.
2 Walking through the aisles, I was reminded that I needed a couple of things.
3 Such as five brooms and five dust pans.
4 Francesca and Sharkey didn't seem to mind sharing the cart with so many brooms.
5 Walking towards the kitchen department, I was greeted by Nicole and her husband, Trey.
6 The different style cabinets are displayed on this flip board.
7 These kitchens are so, so beautiful!
8 Here I am pointing out the names of the various kitchens, designed after the kitchens in my own homes, as well as those of my colleagues.
9 The drawers below display the Corian countertop selections and the hardware samples.
10 Filming the store segment with Trey and Nicole
11 Behind the scenes
12 Curious shoppers
13 The Martha Stewart Living™ paint palette, available at The Home Depot, includes 280 beautiful colors in 4 interior and 2 exterior sheens.
14 Here I am with Home Depot employees Colleen, Christopher, Steve, and Denise.
15 I was asked to sign a couple of Home Depot aprons.
16 Here I am paying for my purchases. My friend, Susan Warburg, dropped by to see me.
17 I was happy to see that my Martha Stewart Clean products were displayed at the check out.
18 These environmentally safe products are really great and are becoming more and more popular.
19 Leaving The Home Depot to go and see Nicole and Trey's new kitchen. They don't live too far from this Home Depot.
20 For their home, Nicole and Trey chose the Turkey Hill collection. The cabinets are painted 'Fortune Cookie' and the countertops are 'Shoreline' by Corian.
21 For hardware, they selected 'Soft Iron' drawer pulls.
22 And 'Soft Iron' bowl knobs
23 This clever cabinet has a wipe-board for notes and a handy key holder.
24 The illuminated cabinets have glass-front doors.
25 The decorative shelf brackets are wonderful.
26 The utensil drawer is separated with wooden dividers.
27 Nicole loves this slide-out spice rack.
28 Handy shelving for cookbooks
29 They have a great selection!
30 A built-in GE Profile microwave
31 The cook range is also GE Profile.
32 As is the refrigerator
33 The light fixtures are Hampton Bay from the Home Depot.
34 I am sure that Trey and Nicole will be very happy with this kitchen for many years to come.