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Dianne Aucello

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

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

Selling Savvy: The Best Kitchen Updates to Impress Home Buyers

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

Many homeowners who are considering selling their home ask which kitchen updates are the most influential for potential buyers. For expert advice, I asked realtor Kris Lindahl to weigh in on the matter. Take it away, Kris:

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Tags: modern kitchen design, kitchen renovation, kitchen remodeling questions

6 Ideas For A More Workable Kitchen Sink Area

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Fri, Aug 10, 2018 @ 04:54 PM

The kitchen sink and the area surrounding it is the most used area of the kitchen. How we prepare food, cook, and clean up centers on the kitchen sink area. When the space is less than functional it makes our work in the kitchen more tedious than enjoyable, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are many innovative tools and smart solutions for creating a more workable kitchen sink area, and often just one or two can transform the function and appearance of your kitchen sink space.

 

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Tags: modern kitchen design, kitchen renovation, kitchen sinks, farmhouse sink

How Kitchen Designs Are Changing To Support Healthy Living Trends

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Much of the conventional kitchen design as we have known it came about as a result of WWII, when a record number of women entered the workforce to take on jobs typically reserved for men. With less time in the kitchen, speed became the goal of meal preparations—namely TV dinners, microwaved meals, and processed foods. However, today, more and more homeowners are turning to healthier and more mindful cooking and eating lifestyles, and they want kitchen design elements that support that trend.

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

4 Things To Consider So You Can Stay Sane During A Remodel

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom comes with much anticipation and excitement, but it also presents challenges for how your family can comfortably live while the work is being done. If you’re remodeling your kitchen, what adjustments might you need to make in order to prepare meals? And if you’re remodeling your bathroom, how will your family members coordinate sharing another bathroom in the home? Does there need to be a porta-potty for the construction crew? Here are some practical matters to consider before your remodeling project begins:

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Tags: kitchen renovation, kitchen project

How Smart Technology Will Transform Your Kitchen

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

2018 is just the start of big changes for kitchen technology. New developments in technology will make tasks like preheating your oven from your smartphone seem ho hum. New options in lighting, storage solutions, and smart appliances will help us not only be better organized in the kitchen but will make our kitchens look more elegant, too.

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Tags: modern kitchen design

4 Spring Cleaning Tasks That Will Refresh Your Kitchen & Bath

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Wed, Apr 11, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

After the seemingly never-ending snowstorms that hit the Northeast this year, it’s a huge relief to see some signs of spring. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we can throw open the windows and let in some fresh air. We all know that spring is a great time to clean out spaces that have become cluttered or stale over the long winter. Along with the usual spring cleaning to-do’s like washing windows and cleaning upholstery, there are also a few tasks that are great to tackle from an interior design perspective.

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Tags: modern kitchen design, kitchen renovation, kitchen project

Before & After: Kitchen for a Cook

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Sat, Apr 08, 2017 @ 12:11 AM

This client is a married couple who realized that their current 2 bedroom home was going to be too small with the expected birth of their second child.  They looked for other move in ready houses but they were too expensive and they knew they would miss their neighborhood.  Instead, they decided to renovate and add an addition on to their home.

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Tags: before & after kitchen remodel

Kitchen & Bath Show Trends 2017

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 08:56 PM

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.

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Tags: cabinet, kitchen, quartz, cabinetry, cabinertry