Historic homes have an intrinsic aroma about them that only gets better with age, like good cheese and fine wine. And while time often makes these homes more venerable, it also has a lasting impact on the materials used in the original build, whether through normal wear-and-tear over the years or unintentional neglect in the case of an empty home.Read More
Kitchen Design & Remodeling Blog
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 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
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.
Although new kitchen design trends occur every year, some trends have made such a positive impact on homeowners that us designers have no doubt that these trends are here to stay. One trend we recommend that our customers consider for their next remodel is a kitchen designed with an open kitchen plan.
Recently, I met with a young client who is building their new home. They were not sure on the overall look, the finishes, or the appliances, but they knew one thing. They want to have their project completed by Monday May 18, a week before Memorial Day. Let's review their Kitchen Project Timing, working backwards:
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.