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Dianne Aucello

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Before & After: Astonishing Two-Tone Kitchen Transformation

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 12:11 AM

The two-toned kitchen trend has been picking up steam in recent years, and we’re glad about that because 2 colors can be so versatile, ranging from fresh and airy to bold and dramatic. It’s especially adaptable when a homeowner wants the lightness and brightness of a white kitchen without creating a completely whitewashed space. We were excited to work on this two-tone design & renovation, based on white as the main color and a Juniper Berry painted island (a blue grey).

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Tags: kitchen renovation, modern kitchen design, renovations

Kitchen Sink Accessories You Won’t Want To Live Without

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Tue, May 14, 2019 @ 12:18 PM

In the last blog post, we took a look at the most important factors that you’ll want to consider when choosing a kitchen sink, which is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear at Edesia. In this blog post, let’s explore the best kitchen sink accessories that just might make you wonder how you ever lived without them before, even if you haven’t heard of some of them.

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Tags: kitchen sinks, Kitchen & Bath Trends, modern kitchen design

How To Choose A Kitchen Sink

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Tue, May 14, 2019 @ 11:42 AM

If you’re redesigning your kitchen and are wondering how in the world to choose a kitchen sink, know that you’re not alone. How to choose the right kitchen sink is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear at Edesia, so let’s dig into the most important factors that you need to consider. This post will cover the kitchen sink in general, and a later blog will explore some sink accessories you may also want to take into account.

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Tags: farmhouse sinks, farmhouse sink, kitchen sinks, apron front sink, double bowl undermount sink, double bowl sink, modern kitchen design

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, 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