I’m in Stafford, Virginia, in the kitchen of the winner of the Today’s Dream Kitchen Contest sponsored by Merillat cabinets. We’re doing an entire episode soon on Today’s Homeowner on this kitchen renovation, but I wanted to give you a sneak preview of how great the kitchen looks with new Merillat cabinets and Denova countertops.

The cabinets in this kitchen have some features that many homeowners aren’t aware of, including soft-close cabinet doors and drawers. Rather than slamming, the cabinet doors and drawers simply ease closed the final few inches. This not only helps protect little fingers, but it might allow you to sleep a little later in the morning!

This kitchen remodel really turned out well, and we appreciate Merillat cabinets being a part of it. Congratulations to the contest winner, Linda Paradis, on her beautiful new Dream Kitchen!

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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