Kitchen Design & Remodeling Blog

Edesia’s Aucello Featured On USA Today Network’s “Reviewed” Site

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Thu, Mar 28, 2019 @ 03:11 PM

Dianne Aucello of Edesia Kitchen & Bath Studios was featured in the article “Here's How To Give Your Bathroom A Budget-friendly Luxury Makeover,” on Reviewed.com, which is part of the USA Today Network. Here’s an excerpt from the article, written by Cindy Bailen:

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Tags: bathroom renovation, renovations

A New Kitchen Design Revives Historic Newton Home

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

We recently finished a complete kitchen renovation in a charming 1780 historic colonial home in Newton. Architecturally, the strong bones of the home have beautifully stood the test of time, but the kitchen was extremely old and tired. The white cabinetry and laminate flooring had become worn out and dated, and countertop space was limited. Inadequate lighting made the space feel more dreary. Overall, the kitchen space was small and cramped, without much storage, which was a scenario that wasn’t serving the needs of the homeowners once they came back to the US to live.

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Tags: kitchen renovation, modern kitchen design

Essential Tips To Design A Charming Mid-Century Modern Kitchen

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 @ 02:45 PM

Mid-century modern kitchens will remain high on the list of popular design trends this year, and for good reason. For one, the style is flexible and has a wide appeal that spans generations. Millennials appreciate the hip, minimalist look, while older homeowners appreciate the style’s sense of nostalgia. Today, people want clean lines and mid-century modern can deliver that with just the right touch of charm.

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Tags: kitchen renovation, bathroom renovation, renovations

Edesia Wins Esteemed ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award For 3rd Year

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Thu, Jan 31, 2019 @ 03:20 PM

For the third consecutive year, Edesia Kitchen & Bath has won the award for “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. Edesia was chosen by more than 40-million users of the Houzz community from among over 2 million active home building and design industry professionals.

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Tags: kitchen renovation, modern kitchen design

2 Ways Baby Boomers Are Leading Renovation Trends

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Fri, Jan 18, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

As the baby boomer generation nears retirement age, the concept of retirement homes is far from their minds. According to a 2018 study by Houzz, the majority of baby boomers are determined to stay in their own homes for at least another decade or much longer, and they’re investing in renovations for both comfort and leisure.

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Tags: kitchen renovation

Get A Charge Out Of These 3 Clever Ways To Hide Electrical Outlets In The Kitchen

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Thu, Nov 29, 2018 @ 04:14 PM

There’s no doubt that electrical outlets are a necessity in the kitchen, but their placement can also be problematic to say the least. Building codes mandate that there must be an electrical outlet every 4 feet, and it’s never a pretty sight when that means that an electrical outlet must be placed in a beautiful tile backsplash or in an awkward-to-use area.

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Tags: electrical outlets, kitchen renovation, modern kitchen design

How To Budget For A Kitchen Renovation

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Wed, Nov 28, 2018 @ 07:21 AM

If you’ve been dreaming of a kitchen renovation, you’ve most likely been turning to Houzz or Pinterest for inspirational ideas. That’s a good place to start, and it’s also a wise idea to become aware of how much the items on your wish list are likely to cost so that you can adjust your choices based on your budget if necessary.

The average cost of a kitchen remodel in the greater Boston area is $25,423, but that price range typically requires that some aspect of the current kitchen is reused, like granite countertops, for example. For complete renovations, it’s not unusual for the cost to be in the $55,000 to $60,000 ballpark.

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Tags: kitchen project, kitchen renovation, modern kitchen design

2 Solutions To Handle The Rising Price of Quartz

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Wed, Oct 24, 2018 @ 01:13 PM

The National Association of Home Builders reports that the latest round of tariffs on imported Chinese products affects $10 billion worth of products in the home building and remodeling sectors. Of specific interest to many clients who are considering remodeling their kitchen is how these tariffs will impact the cost of quartz, which is currently a top choice for countertops.

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Tags: quartz, granite vs quartz, choosing kitchen countertops, modern kitchen design

3 Key Considerations For Creating A Spa-Like Bathroom

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Mon, Oct 08, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Whether you’re planning to renovate a small powder room or add a master en-suite, there’s much to consider when remodeling a bathroom. Storage is always at the heart of a bathroom remodel.

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Tags: bathroom ideas, bathroom, bathroom cabinetry, bathroom designs, Kitchen & Bath Trends

Smart Walk-In Pantry Storage Solutions

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Most of us wouldn’t know what to do without our kitchen pantry!  In fact, I am often asked to design one into a client's new space, which can be created alongside a mudroom or powder room. Even though kitchen designs are trending larger, pantries are still crucial to modern homeowners, and the purpose of today’s kitchen pantry reflects the origins of this unique storage space.

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Tags: pantry cabinet design, organizing a pantry, pantry cabinet, butler's pantry, kitchen pantry, modern kitchen design