For prospective home buyers, the size of the kitchen—including the amount of countertop space—is typically an important checkmark for the home’s pro or con list. The actual square footage of a kitchen must be impressive, if not at least adequate. Likewise, kitchen countertops that are clear of any evidence of people living in the home must seem to be sufficient as well.Read More
Kitchen Design & Remodeling Blog
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.Read More
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:Read More
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.Read More
While setting a budget for your upcoming kitchen remodel may not be as fun as browsing different floor plans, choosing custom cabinetry and hardware, or picking out new appliances, it is certainly just as important. If you’ve spent any amount of time sifting through the numerous kitchen galleries on Pinterest or Houzz, you’ve probably noticed that kitchens are as unique as their homeowners. With so many designs, materials, and upgrades to choose from, it’s very easy to fall in love with a concept, think outside your wallet, and accidentally overspend.Read More
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: