Kitchen Design & Remodeling Blog

When to Reface and When to Replace Kitchen Cabinetry

Posted by Edesia Kitchen & Bath Studio on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 @ 11:13 AM

Your cabinets play a large role in creating the first impression of your kitchen, and they can make or break the feel and function of the space. So what do you do when your kitchen cabinets are ugly, outdated, or damaged? Homeowners who want a new look for their kitchen cabinets typically consider two options—cabinet refacing or cabinet replacement.

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Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Fri, Dec 16, 2016 @ 05:34 PM

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.



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How to Select Kitchen Cabinets - Cabinetry Finishes

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Wed, Nov 05, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

How to Select Kitchen Cabinets - Cabinetry Finishes

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Butler's Pantry - What are they good for?

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Wed, Mar 05, 2014 @ 08:52 PM

Butler's pantry have become a favorite room in today's home.  Basically, a butler's pantry is a connecting space, typically from kitchen to the dining room, or living room.  The primary use was as a serving station for formal gatherings.  These rooms contained china and silver, and had doors with locks.  The meals were plated for guests and served by butlers.  There could have been a dumbwaiter.

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Backsplash Options for Kitchens

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Sun, Dec 09, 2012 @ 09:32 PM

Back splash is the wall space between the wall cabinets and countertop.  This area needs to be protected from the splatter and heat of a cooktop, the splashes of water from a sink in addition to being decorative.  Options include a full surface material of backsplash, or a 4" strip of countertop material with a painted surface or tile above.

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Kitchen Layouts and Design Pictures

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Tue, Oct 23, 2012 @ 03:36 PM

I recently met a  couple looking to get started right away on their new kitchen - well, one of them anyways. Her 1930's house had new cabinets installed about 20 years ago.  The laminate doors with the oak pulls are delaminating.  The client would prefer a gas stove, or maybe induction, and prefers the vent to the exterior.  They are weekend and holiday cooks, with only quick meals during the work week. The wish list for the new kitchen included:

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Custom vs Semi Custom Cabinetry (Reviews, Ratings & Prices)

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 @ 11:11 PM

When deciding to remodel your kitchen, choosing your cabinetry is one of the first steps.  Cabinetry accounts for 40% of your total budget.  With over 1600 cabinet manufacturers, the decision will be neither quick nor easy.   Of the types of cabinet manufacturing: stock cabinetry, semi-custom cabinetry, and custom cabinetry, this blog reviews semi-custom vs custom, to help narrow down your decision.

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Kitchen Cabinet Installation

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 @ 09:25 AM

Installing cabinetry is not as difficult as one would imagine, although it will take longer than they show on tv remodeling shows!  With the proper tools, preparation and the instructions below, a kitchen can be installed over a long weekend.

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Kitchen Storage Solutions

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 @ 08:41 PM

Perhaps you want to remodel your kitchen to gain storage space, but not is just not the time.  My friend, Eileen, from Simplify by Eileen, has several suggestions for you in her guest blog:

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Kitchen Remodel Before & After #7

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 @ 10:50 AM

Edesia Kitchen & Bath Studio is located north of Boston MA.  As an interior designer, we excel in our designs for  kitchens & baths.  We provide the cabinetry, countertops, hardware and tile.

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