Kitchen Design & Remodeling Blog

Edesia Kitchen & Bath Studio Restores Charming Belmont Villa Kitchen

Posted by Edesia Kitchen & Bath Studio on Wed, Nov 01, 2017 @ 11:10 AM

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.

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Tags: kitchen, 2017 Designer Show House, antique stove, bold kitchen colors, modern kitchen design, historic kitchen renovation, Boston Globe, built-in appliances

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: cabinetry, kitchen, quartz, cabinet, cabinertry

Back Bay Kitchen Renovation

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Tue, Jul 05, 2016 @ 03:11 PM

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.

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Tags: cabinetry, kitchen, cabinet, countertop, storage

Charging Stations for Kitchens

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Sat, Jan 16, 2016 @ 12:36 AM

Your kitchen probably has served many more activities beyond food preparation, dining and clean up.  The growing surge in electronic devices has added more functions.  While the kitchen has always been the regular "go to" place for homework, which is now done online, now we also receipe search and bill pay online. Laptops are left to charge overnight on the same kitchen counter that holds the car keys.  A new kitchen needs a dedicated space for these added functions.

Here is a solution - include a cabinet drawer charging station in your new kitchen!  Keep everyone's devices organized while charging, and convenient to take on your way out the door.  Read More

Tags: kitchen, cabinet

Cooking for Two Kitchen Renovation

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Fri, Oct 02, 2015 @ 11:48 AM

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. 


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Tags: kitchen cabinets, kitchen, kitchen remodel, kitchen cabinetry

Create a Better Space with an Open Kitchen

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

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. 

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Kitchen Project Timing

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Wed, Mar 04, 2015 @ 12:35 PM

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:

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Tags: kitchen cabinets, kitchen, kitchen timeline, kitchen project

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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Tags: cabinets, kitchen, cabinet, butler's pantry, kitchen pantry

Touchless Faucet - Is it for you?

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Mon, Jul 29, 2013 @ 12:17 AM

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Tags: kitchen, kitchen faucets, bath faucets, touchless faucet

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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Tags: cabinets, kitchen, kitchen storage solutions, kitchen storage, organizing a pantry