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.Read More
Kitchen Design & Remodeling Blog
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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.Read More
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
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:Read More
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.
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.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
A new kitchen floor plan is the most exciting part of a complete kitchen remodel because it changes the flow of the entire home. While some people know exactly what kind of floor plan they want before calling their kitchen designer, most are still trying to figure out what kitchen floor plan will best fit their families and their lifestyles during our first in-home consultation and sometimes even afterwards.Read More