The Difference Our Expert Interior Designers Make

Published August 26, 2020 279 Views

The Difference Our Expert Interior Designers Make

For those who take the allure and appeal of their home more seriously than most, it goes without saying that run-of-the-mill tile products and design services simply won’t cut it.  At Concept II in Rochester, we understand the need to work with experts and professionals with the insi...

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A Custom European Kitchen for a Modern Rochester Home

Published September 10, 2019 351 Views

Concept II and Leslie Cordaro of Design Associates were tasked with creating a kitchen to suit this stunning Modern Style home. Built by architect Cyril T. Tucker in 1954, this house is not only located in an ideal spot, it is uniquely designed. Pulling in the driveway feels like pulling up to a hou...

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Eating Out in Rochester During Your Kitchen Remodel

Published July 15, 2019 159 Views

Home-made meals during a kitchen remodel can be difficult to pull off, especially when your new kitchen is in the middle of being installed. Lucky for us, Rochester is going through a food renaissance with multiple thoughtfully conceived restaurants coming to life in the past 5-10 years. Here, we ha...

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BEFORE & AFTER : Approachable Elegant Kitchen Transformation in Pittsford, NY

Published May 7, 2019 189 Views

This kitchen design was a complete transformation from mono-chromatic to elegant and approachable. The soffit in the center of the ceiling coupled with the elongated island created a shoe-box shape to the room. Removing the soffit and enlarging the island (without making it too big) helped clean up...

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Park Ave Traditional Kitchen Renovation

Published April 14, 2019 224 Views

This large historic 1920s house in the Park Ave area of the city of Rochester, NY had a small kitchen originally designed for servants. The kitchen shared a wall with a butler's pantry hallway separating it from the dining room and included pantry cabinetry and a large wash sink. While the butlers p...

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Wood Mode's Integrated Lighting Program Receives Innovation Award

Published February 28, 2019 163 Views

Integrated Lighting Program Receives Innovation Award from Meredith CorporationAt the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in January, Meredith Corporation's Beautiful Kitchens & Baths magazine named the Wood-Mode Integrated Lighting Program as one of the 30 Most Innovative Products for 2018. J...

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A Twist On a Classic White Kitchen

Published December 21, 2018 534 Views

This kitchen design was a collaboration between Concept II & designer Shelley Coke - completed in late Summer 2018. A stately 1928 house underwent a major renovation down to the studs. The product is a fresh, functional, well-suited white kitchen with a twist. In this article, we interviewed She...

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A Refined Bathroom Oasis Remodel

Published December 15, 2018 366 Views

This refined oasis incorporates the bathroom and closet with the same finishes. The home owner had a vision for creating a minimalistic clean environment. To make this vision a reality, we blended simple lines with contrasting finishes. Transitional Wood Mode cabinetry is juxtaposed against the orga...

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Stunning Lakeside Kitchen Remodel

Published November 14, 2018 407 Views

A breathtaking view of lake Ontario deserves a kitchen that compliments the color and tranquility of the water -- and that's just what we delivered. With the design expertise of Anne Marie Weissend of Design Associates, together, we created a dreamy kitchen remodel for this beach house. Our client...

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Luxurious Minimal Kitchen Remodel

Published October 19, 2018 289 Views

This modern Concept II kitchen was a rebirth for the house. It is a perfect blend of soft and crisp; warm and cool. The cabinetry is Brookhaven frameless in Maple Champagne Stain with slab doors. Slanted ceilings made this kitchen design more challenging - a beautifully designed stainless hood encl...

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Rustic Glam Kitchen Design in Rochester, NY

Published October 6, 2018 455 Views

This super elegant kitchen is in a gorgeous new build house. We wish we could show the entire house here - it is so well curated. As you look through the photos of the kitchen, you'll notice that the column moldings perfectly match the inside door profile of the cabinetry and the profile of the isla...

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European Loft Kitchen Design Details

Published September 28, 2018 206 Views

European Design Cabinetry This Concept II designed kitchen is located in the city of Rochester, NY features custom frameless Metro European cabinetry by Artcraft. The base cabinets are matte wood veneer and the upper cabinets are a stunning high gloss white lacquer. The polished counter-tops are a...

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Preparing for Your Concept II Kitchen Remodel

Published August 15, 2018 167 Views

The kitchen is the heart of the home and a place where many families spend their time. This is the reason great kitchens can sell houses and why people remodel their kitchens as a top priority. While the end result of a remodel can make your life simpler, the process of a remodel can be stressful, e...

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Concept II Supports MEG's Gift

Published August 7, 2018 146 Views

Concept II proudly sponsors the MEG's Gift 2018 annual golf tournament, dinner and silent auction.Meg's gift is a non-profit organization created out of love to advocate for mental health intervention and to nurture an inspirational legacy through community involvement and support.MEG's gift is a no...

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5 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Ceiling a Design Feature

Published July 28, 2018 767 Views

Kitchen ceilings are often plain smooth surfaces (or even the dreaded popcorn ceiling), but a kitchen ceiling can take your kitchen from tasteful to luxurious. Tray Ceiling Tray ceilings are recessed in the center and serve multiple design functions. In homes with high ceilings the lower sides of th...

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Black Kitchens Are Back

Published June 29, 2018 162 Views

Black is back! And, we think it's here to stay. Whether it's as small as black accents, tile, pulls or hardware, or as large as black cabinetry, black kitchens are classy and dramatic. Black stainless and shining black appliances are trending this year. Black is always "in" - black is the new black...

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Realistic Renderings Help Visualize Design

Published June 12, 2018 219 Views

What is the Kitchen or Bath Design Process? The design process begins with our client contacting us or coming into our showroom to inquire about our services. The next step is for one of our designers to come out to measure the space, if plans don't already exist. Once measurements are made, the de...

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2018 Calls For Bold Color

Published May 25, 2018 150 Views

2018 is the year of Ultra Violet, according to the Pantone Color Institute. We are half way through the year, but we continue to see kitchen and bath trends changing. More people are looking to make a statement with bold kitchen and bathroom color choices. The colors we choose for our homes reflect...

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Get the Real Hardwood Look with All the Benefits of Porcelain Tile

Published May 18, 2018 121 Views

"Wood-look tile is a great option for people who want the aesthetic of wood in a space where real hardwoods would not be best suited: bathrooms, laundry rooms, mudrooms, and even some kitchens." -- Designer, Nicci Winrock Wood Look Porcelain Tile -- The Benefits Porcelain tile is extremely durable....

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Design NY Home & Design Resource Guide Features Concept II

Published April 19, 2018 148 Views

The equation for high-quality custom kitchens, baths, closets, and tiles is simple. The answer is Concept II, the result of one robust showroom plus one talented team. For nearly 50 years, this comprehensive design showroom and the studio has been giving customers a graceful and much appreciated al...

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MCC Interior Design Students visited the Concept II Showroom

Published February 22, 2018 134 Views

On February 15th, Monroe Community College Interior Design Students, with instructor Deborah Roides, visited the Concept II showroom for a hands on experience relating to a unit on "Materials" (IDE 102).The discussion was led by Deb O'Connor an alumni of the program. Emphasis was placed on ethical s...

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Concept II Kitchen Trends featured in The Roc Report Story

Published December 24, 2017 159 Views

Just as each jewel and timepiece is the beginning of a special story or celebration that builds memories over time, we feel so incredibly fortunate to have started our story and continue to build our memories here in Rochester, New York.Drawing on his dad's experience running a watch repair service,...

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Concept II collaborates with architect Jon Schick

Published November 27, 2017 468 Views

  Read more about this collaboration to design, supply and install the kitchen and bathrooms on this new home on Canandaigua Lake, in this Design NY Magazine article. Published on March 3 Written by Karen Marley Imagery by Sandra Kicman ALL IN GOOD TIME Tucked against the shore of C...

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Concept II sponsors an Evening with Andy Cohen

Published November 10, 2017 143 Views

On October, 25th, Concept II sponsored, An Evening with Andy Cohen. An event to support the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester. See images from the event below.

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Cooking With Steam - The Benefits of a Steam Oven

Published February 21, 2017 553 Views

What's the first thing you think of when I say steam oven?I think if you've even heard of one, you might be inclined to say that it's a great way to cook things like vegetables and rice.  You may also be aware that cooking with steam is recognized as a very healthy way to cook because the ingredient...

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Concept II + Quartz Plus, True Partners in Rochester, NY

Published January 31, 2017 417 Views

You have many options when it comes to choosing a countertop for a kitchen or bath remodel. We find that most of our customers are deciding between granite and quartz for a solid surface.In the Rochester, NY area, we have a great resource in Rocky Mountain Granite. The showroom on Basket Road in Web...

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Rochester, NY Kitchen & Bath Remodeler Expands with Custom Closets Line

Published January 16, 2017 146 Views

ROCHESTER, NY, January 4, 2017 -- Concept II, known for its innovative kitchen and bath remodeling and tile store in East Rochester has established a new subsidiary focused on the design and installation of custom closets. The custom closet line features custom designed storage solutions for spaces...

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Concept II Of Rochester, NY Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017

Published January 6, 2017 167 Views

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World Rochester, NY, January 17, 2017 -- Concept II of Rochester, NY has won "Best Of Design, And Customer Service" on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remode...

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Cemented in My Heart - The Use of Cement Tile

Published January 4, 2017 129 Views

Have you ever been to our tile showroom? I only ask because if you haven't shopped for tile lately, or if your experience is limited to the big box chains, you aren't seeing the whole picture in tile. One of the most exciting developments is the supply and demand for encaustic cement t...

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Arabesque Affection - The Use of Arabesque Tile Design

Published November 30, 2016 142 Views

  arabesque noun ar*a*besque   Simple Definition of ARABESQUE: * a complicated decorative design made with many lines that curve and cross each other * a ballet position in which the dancer stands on one foot and holds one arm forward while the other arm and leg are held out...

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