210 episodes

Home Design Chat with Nancy Hugo, certified kitchen designer, covers all aspects of every room in the home. Kitchens, baths and whole-house remodeling, appliances, plumbing fixtures, flooring & countertop materials, and lighting are some of our topics. In addition, we cover aging-in-place, security systems, smart homes, backyard kitchens, window coverings, water treatment units & even wine pairing. Some of the favored topics are trends in kitchens, baths & interior designs, colors of the year & what we think of HGTV's suggestions for your home. View NancyHugo.com for design ideas. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/homedesignchat-with-nancy/support

Home Design Chat with Nancy Nancy Hugo

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Home Design Chat with Nancy Hugo, certified kitchen designer, covers all aspects of every room in the home. Kitchens, baths and whole-house remodeling, appliances, plumbing fixtures, flooring & countertop materials, and lighting are some of our topics. In addition, we cover aging-in-place, security systems, smart homes, backyard kitchens, window coverings, water treatment units & even wine pairing. Some of the favored topics are trends in kitchens, baths & interior designs, colors of the year & what we think of HGTV's suggestions for your home. View NancyHugo.com for design ideas. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/homedesignchat-with-nancy/support

    So you want a Kitchen Island, but will it Work? Kitchen Design Part 2 of 4

    So you want a Kitchen Island, but will it Work? Kitchen Design Part 2 of 4

     S05E30 - Welcome to Part 2 of 4 - a series about basic kitchen design.  My co-host for this series is Jason F. Miller, winner of the 2021 SKS & Architectural Digest Technicurean Kitchen Design Contest.  Jason’s winning design was selected and published in Architectural Digest. In addition, his work has been published in lifestyle magazines throughout Arizona and his signature style is seen and spotlighted on many social media outlets.

    Part 1 was published July 6 and focused on what every DIYer and homeowner who is going to hire a contractor to remodel the kitchen should know about the basics.

    Today we are going to talk about the kitchen island, how to configure one, what the functions could be, and suggestions for the materials used for an attractive island.

    Most kitchens are more efficient with an island, but not every kitchen can have one. Find out if an island would be perfect for your kitchen.

    Talking points


    Size
    Function
    Lighting
    Materials

    This podcast sponsored by

    Monogram Appliances

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    • 44 min
    Do you Need Help Organizing your Kitchen?

    Do you Need Help Organizing your Kitchen?

     S05E29 Did you ever buy something that you needed, but you know you already have one and can't find it?  This happens when clutter and unorganized storage takes over your life.

    Today Nancy is going to walk you through the process to turn your cluttered kitchen into an efficient and You can turn your cluttered, messy kitchen into an efficient and organized place that makes you happy to work in.


    Where to you start
    What to get rid of
    Plan your spaces
    Use the right tools
    There's a system

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    Monogram Appliances

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    Nancy@NancyHugo.com


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    • 28 min
    We Don't Agree with Those 2022 Trends

    We Don't Agree with Those 2022 Trends

    Jan Rutgers, owner of Vestibule School of Design and regular guest of Home Design Chat,  joined Nancy today to agree or disagree with the 2022 trends that nameless designers said would be huge this year.

    The following topics were discussed:


    Colorful cabinetry.
    Resourcefulness.
    Black accents and appliances.
    Multiple islands.
    Patterned floors.
    Disappearing upper cabinets.
    Kitchens that don't really look like kitchens.

    This podcast sponsored by

    Monogram Appliances

    Studio 41

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    Nancy@NancyHugo.com


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    • 22 min
    What's Hot in Cooking

    What's Hot in Cooking

    S5E27 Are you planning to remodel your kitchen or replace your appliances in the near future?  Knowing what appliances you should have in your kitchen depends on functionality and space.  It's not about just getting a stove or a cooktop and oven, it's about what the appliances can do for you.

    Deron Rensen, senior area sales manager for Monogram for Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and West Texas joins Nancy and talks about how cooking technologies have changed.  The size of your kitchen, of course, is a big factor that regulates your choices but Deron will explain what appliances can accommodate your life style.

    He will suggest appliances for the small, medium and large kitchen.  He will also explain the interactive, connected appliances, voice controls and camera integration programmed in smart appliances.

    Knowing what appliances offer and which ones fit with your lifestyle is important. Doing your research, visiting a showroom with knowledgeable sales people and, of course, utilizing a kitchen designer for your project will have the end result you deserve.

    This podcast sponsored by

    Monogram Appliances

    Studio 41

    email comments & questions to

    Nancy@NancyHugo.com




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    • 44 min
    DIY's & Homeowners- Kitchen Design Part I of 4

    DIY's & Homeowners- Kitchen Design Part I of 4

    S5E26  Kitchen remodeling started booming when the pandemic hit and everyone realized that their kitchen needed changing. Are you a DIY who wants to remodel your own kitchen? Or are you a homeowner who has the ideas but will hire a contractor to do your project?

    It's important to know everything about basic kitchen design before you start your project, so we are going to cover basic elements in a series of podcasts to be published the first Wednesday of the next 4 months, starting today.

    My co-host for this series is Jason F. Miller, winner of the 2021 SKS & Architectural Digest Technicurean Kitchen Design Contest.  Jason's winning design was selected and published in Architectural Digest. In addition, his work has been published in lifestyle magazines throughout Arizona and his signature style is seen and spotlighted on many social media outlets.

    Pro Remodeler Magazine announced Jason as part of the top 40 under 40 in the nation in April 2022. Out of 40 professionals featured, Jason is one of 8 interior designers in the nation featured in this group. Jason is the only interior design professional from Arizona.

    During this first podcast we will cover the following:

    Appliance choices


    Need sizes before design
    Plan landing spaces
    Work Triangle

    Control traffic flow


    Clearance
    Flow

    How to treat corner storage


    Size necessary for lazy susan
    Blind corner
    Reversed cabinet

    Number of sinks and sizes


    Functional placement

    Cabinets


    Construction
    Height of wall cabinets

    This podcast sponsored by

    Monogram Appliances

    Studio 41

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    Nancy@NancyHugo.com


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    • 35 min
    The Tables are Turned: Nancy gets interviewed!

    The Tables are Turned: Nancy gets interviewed!

    S5E24   Nancy sits on the other side of the mic when Christine Sterling interviews Nancy about life in the world of interior design.  Some of her answers will surprise you.

    Here are some of the questions Christine asked Nancy:


    How old were you when you decided to get into interior design?
    What is the challenging part of being a designer?
    If you had a time machine, what year would you go back to and why?
    What motivates you?

    This podcast sponsored by

    Monogram Appliances

    Studio 41

    email comments & questions to

    Nancy@NancyHugo.com


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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

megan shibley ,

Learning so much

Thanks Nancy. I’m learning so much from your podcast! In the process of building and you
Cover so many topics that have helped me in the process!

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Nancy is an icon

Love design, love Nancy. We stan a sassy legend with an eye for smart decor!

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Too opinionated

Telling listeners what to do is not for me. Offering ideas is.

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