Kitchen Design & Remodeling Blog

How to Select Kitchen Cabinets - Cabinetry Finishes

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Wed, Nov 05, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

How to Select Kitchen Cabinets - Cabinetry Finishes

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Island Sinks & Bow Vents

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

If you are designing your new kitchen with an island sink, make sure you understand if you need a bow vent, or your kitchen may not pass inspection.  I received this email the other day from homeowner:

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Choosing your Kitchen Table; Table Trends

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Tue, Jun 25, 2013 @ 03:22 PM

Kitchen tables have been part of American culture for decades; some of us remember the nightly meat and potato dinner ready at 5:30pm.  While the style of cooking has mostly changed along with our life style, the concept of everyone getting together once during the day remains. A kitchen table is a great place for dinner for these early summer nights, when the sports programs have wound down and the days have become longer.  When choosing your kitchen table, consider these kitchen table options: a freestanding table or a table mounted from an island.

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Kitchen Cabinet Installation

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 @ 09:25 AM

Installing cabinetry is not as difficult as one would imagine, although it will take longer than they show on tv remodeling shows!  With the proper tools, preparation and the instructions below, a kitchen can be installed over a long weekend.

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Kitchen Remodel Before & After #6

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 @ 01:44 PM

This project is for a Boston condo with a very small kitchen.  Measuring almost 6'x 8', there is very little storage, and tiny amounts of counter top space.  The wall cabinets were 30" high, with a sheet rocked soffit above.  Water had ruined the particle board sink base cabinet.  It was a very uninviting space, practically punishment to make a meal.

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Kitchen Banquette Design

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Thu, Jan 19, 2012 @ 10:48 PM

Banquettes have been built in many of my kitchen designs, mostly due to the space they save because unlike a kitchen table, you do not need walk space all around it.  This isn't a new idea, banquettes are available at most restaurants.  Most diners prefer them, and typically only sit at the tables once the booths are filled.  This will be the same feeling in your home.

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Planning your kitchen renovation

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 @ 10:58 AM

When another drawer front has pulled away from its drawer box, you realize that it is time to renovate your kitchen, but how do you get started?  Most people haven't examined their own or other's kitchens until this point.  First, get together with your family & understand what is & isn't currently working in your space.

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