Kitchen Design & Remodeling Blog

Before & After: Astonishing Two-Tone Kitchen Transformation

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 12:11 AM

The two-toned kitchen trend has been picking up steam in recent years, and we’re glad about that because 2 colors can be so versatile, ranging from fresh and airy to bold and dramatic. It’s especially adaptable when a homeowner wants the lightness and brightness of a white kitchen without creating a completely whitewashed space. We were excited to work on this two-tone design & renovation, based on white as the main color and a Juniper Berry painted island (a blue grey).

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Tags: kitchen renovation, modern kitchen design, renovations

A New Kitchen Design Revives Historic Newton Home

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

We recently finished a complete kitchen renovation in a charming 1780 historic colonial home in Newton. Architecturally, the strong bones of the home have beautifully stood the test of time, but the kitchen was extremely old and tired. The white cabinetry and laminate flooring had become worn out and dated, and countertop space was limited. Inadequate lighting made the space feel more dreary. Overall, the kitchen space was small and cramped, without much storage, which was a scenario that wasn’t serving the needs of the homeowners once they came back to the US to live.

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Tags: kitchen renovation, modern kitchen design

Essential Tips To Design A Charming Mid-Century Modern Kitchen

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 @ 02:45 PM

Mid-century modern kitchens will remain high on the list of popular design trends this year, and for good reason. For one, the style is flexible and has a wide appeal that spans generations. Millennials appreciate the hip, minimalist look, while older homeowners appreciate the style’s sense of nostalgia. Today, people want clean lines and mid-century modern can deliver that with just the right touch of charm.

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Tags: kitchen renovation, bathroom renovation, renovations

Edesia Wins Esteemed ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award For 3rd Year

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Thu, Jan 31, 2019 @ 03:20 PM

For the third consecutive year, Edesia Kitchen & Bath has won the award for “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. Edesia was chosen by more than 40-million users of the Houzz community from among over 2 million active home building and design industry professionals.

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2 Ways Baby Boomers Are Leading Renovation Trends

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Fri, Jan 18, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

As the baby boomer generation nears retirement age, the concept of retirement homes is far from their minds. According to a 2018 study by Houzz, the majority of baby boomers are determined to stay in their own homes for at least another decade or much longer, and they’re investing in renovations for both comfort and leisure.

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Tags: kitchen renovation

Get A Charge Out Of These 3 Clever Ways To Hide Electrical Outlets In The Kitchen

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Thu, Nov 29, 2018 @ 04:14 PM

There’s no doubt that electrical outlets are a necessity in the kitchen, but their placement can also be problematic to say the least. Building codes mandate that there must be an electrical outlet every 4 feet, and it’s never a pretty sight when that means that an electrical outlet must be placed in a beautiful tile backsplash or in an awkward-to-use area.

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Tags: electrical outlets, kitchen renovation, modern kitchen design

How To Budget For A Kitchen Renovation

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Wed, Nov 28, 2018 @ 07:21 AM

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.

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Tags: kitchen project, kitchen renovation, modern kitchen design

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: kitchen remodeling questions, kitchen renovation, modern kitchen design

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

Remodeled Newton Kitchen Delights Family of 6

Posted by Edesia Kitchen & Bath Studio on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 03:00 PM

When you have a large family, having a kitchen that doesn’t function well is really a disadvantage, to say the least. This was the case for a couple in Newton and their four children.

Both busy doctors, the husband enjoys cooking while the wife enjoys baking. However, their existing kitchen design was awkward and they longed for a space that was easy to function in and looked like their style.

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Tags: before & after kitchen remodel, kitchen renovation