Last month, I attended KBIS, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando. Combined with IBS, the International Builders Show, there was 600 exhibitors with 2100 displays, within 2,100,000 square feet! Attended by 100,000 people, the show reveals the latest products and trends from kitchen & bath brands.Read More
This Arlington home was built in the early 1900's with a horrible kitchen. The clients wanted to update their kitchen to gain more counter top space and have the ability to entertain. Construction included recapturing a corner area of their kitchen to complete an L shaped configuration.
We recently finished adding this En suite bath in a 1880 Victorian home. Houses this old started with outhouses in the back yard, and eventually had a single indoor 5' x 7' bath installed. Today's families want quite a bit more from their baths, both in quantity and in style!Read More
This Back Bay brownstone had a very small and dated kitchen. The owners also felt that the kitchen's layout made it hard to use, and that there were too few working surfaces. They often used the kitchen at the same time, bumping into each other and tripping over their dog. To maximize the amount of available space, I gutted the existing kitchen and made lots of changes to the layout.Read More
Household bathrooms have undergone a transformation from practical necessity to a spa, the haven for your personal care. They have been revolutionized to integrate functionality and form, practicality and aesthetics. Plus, more than a little personality.Read More
I recently returned from attending the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, Italy, the hottest - and largest - international furnishings expo in Europe. Now in its 55th year, the Salon del Mobile.Milano covers over 37 acres (!!) and draws in over 300,000 attendees, reflecting an unprecedented level of attention on high-quality kitchens, baths and furnishings. The expo hosts several concurrent forums, of which I attended EuroCucina, which spotlights the International Kitchen Furniture Exhibition and the International Bathroom Exhibition.Read More
Renovating your kitchen is one of the biggest investments of your life. Why not accommodate it for all members of the family? Personalize your cabinetry with pet friendly features, such as food storage, bowl areas, spot for a bed, crates and gates for everyone's safety. Planning for these items strategically within the remodeling will not only save space, but will enhance the future appearance of the kitchen while preventing an obvious view of pet products.Read More
Cooking for two can be a bit tricky if your kitchen lacks working space. You both need space to prepare, eat and entertain together. Whether you’re a foodie who can rival the talents of a gourmet chef, or your partner’s a social butterfly always entertaining guests, chances are you’re likely to literally step on each others’ toes without adequate work space. This Melrose kitchen renovation faced that space challenge.
Are you planning on renovating your kitchen in the near future? If you are, we highly recommend that you take advantage of new kitchen technology in order to make your experience in the kitchen more convenient and more efficient. You may not realize it, but kitchen technology has advanced leaps and bounds over the past few years. Features such as touch screen controls and wireless smart controls may seem like something out of a sci-fi flick, but we can assume that these will features will become common place in a few years, which is why you should integrate them into your kitchen design now! The following are just some examples of new kitchen technology that will boost the performance of your kitchen:Read More