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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

Home Design Chat with Nancy Nancy Hugo

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    • 4.6 • 7 Ratings

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

    Did you miss CES 2022?

    Did you miss CES 2022?

    What is CES and have you ever attended this Las Vegas show? .

    Dan Hugo, yes he is Nancy's son, will explain what this show is all about and chat with Nancy about some of the new ideas, gadgets and products. They will share their opinion on items for safety, security and entertainment.

    Of course, Dan always has a story or two about his experiences since he has attended CES many times.

    This podcast sponsored by

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    • 35 min
    Clear the Clutter

    Clear the Clutter

    January is the month to purge and organize so Nancy shared some tips for these kitchen and bathroom challenges.


    Get rid of clutter
    Clear that countertop
    All about spices
    Make-up care

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    • 32 min
    2022 - What's In & Out

    2022 - What's In & Out

    It's time to throw out the old and bring in the new, right?  Wrong!  Jem Funk, Interior & Lighting Designer,  and Nancy share their thoughts on what's in for the new 2022 design trends and what's out from years past.

    They explain why they disagree with some of the designers' ideas, what they suggest to their clients and what ideas should be eliminated, but, as they have said many times in past podcasts, their clients should do what they want in their home and not follow trends or fads if they so chose.

    OUT for 2022


    Open Concept Homes
    Minuscule Home Offices
    Mosaic Tiles
    Waterfall Kitchen Islands
    Listen for more

    What’s in for 2022


    Waterfall Kitchen Islands
    Repeat countertop material on backsplash
    Cozy rounded furniture with warm, soft fabrics.
    Warm minimalism
    Listen for more

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    • 37 min
    This is the Last One . . .

    This is the Last One . . .

    This is my last podcast for 2021 so I thought I’d review some of the past podcasts and entice you to subscribe if you haven’t already. These podcasts are very educational and interesting for the homeowner, new home buyer and anyone wanting to know about trends and ideas for design.

    I am excited to begin my 5th season with Home Design Chat with Nancy on January 5th with our returning guest, Jem Funk.

    I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year.

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    • 10 min
    Do you have a Dangerous Kitchen?

    Do you have a Dangerous Kitchen?

    One of the greatest challenges for a kitchen designer is to create a design that the customer appreciates aesthetically and simultaneously provides them with a functionally well designed kitchen.  It’s equally difficult to just not make any mistakes.  And sadly, that’s something very few kitchen designers can actually accomplish.

    Paul McAlary, president of Main Line Kitchen Design in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. chats with Nancy about safety in kitchen design.

    In the last few years, Paul said he has yet to pick up a kitchen trade magazine without a featured kitchen on either its front or back cover having major mistakes.   Often they possess one of the possibly fatal design flaws listed below.


    Wall cabinet, spice pull out or an appliance garage too close to the cooktop or rangeRange too close to the window
    Range or cooktop on the end of the run
    A range next to the exterior kitchen door
    Microwaves set too high
    Wall cabinets extending out past countertop
    Placing cabinets with moldings approaching but not reaching the ceiling
    Today’s powerful hoods coupled with tightly sealed energy efficient homes
    GFI outlets too close to the stainless steel sink

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    • 40 min
    Get my 8 Tips for Holiday Baking

    Get my 8 Tips for Holiday Baking

    The holiday season has begun so a great subject for today's podcast is one of my favorite traditions . . . baking.  Listen as I share my experiences.  You can get my recipes by requesting them through my email - Nancy@nancyhugo.com.


    Our Traditions
    Cookie Command
    Gluten-free or not
    Tips for Holiday baking

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    • 12 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!

TheEmpire ,

Nancy is an icon

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

Fun1894 ,

Too opinionated

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

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