Kitchen Design & Remodeling Blog

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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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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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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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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2 Solutions To Handle The Rising Price of Quartz

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Wed, Oct 24, 2018 @ 01:13 PM

The National Association of Home Builders reports that the latest round of tariffs on imported Chinese products affects $10 billion worth of products in the home building and remodeling sectors. Of specific interest to many clients who are considering remodeling their kitchen is how these tariffs will impact the cost of quartz, which is currently a top choice for countertops.

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Tags: quartz, granite vs quartz, choosing kitchen countertops, modern kitchen design

Smart Walk-In Pantry Storage Solutions

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Most of us wouldn’t know what to do without our kitchen pantry!  In fact, I am often asked to design one into a client's new space, which can be created alongside a mudroom or powder room. Even though kitchen designs are trending larger, pantries are still crucial to modern homeowners, and the purpose of today’s kitchen pantry reflects the origins of this unique storage space.

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Tags: pantry cabinet design, organizing a pantry, pantry cabinet, butler's pantry, kitchen pantry, 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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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

How Kitchen Designs Are Changing To Support Healthy Living Trends

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Much of the conventional kitchen design as we have known it came about as a result of WWII, when a record number of women entered the workforce to take on jobs typically reserved for men. With less time in the kitchen, speed became the goal of meal preparations—namely TV dinners, microwaved meals, and processed foods. However, today, more and more homeowners are turning to healthier and more mindful cooking and eating lifestyles, and they want kitchen design elements that support that trend.

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Tags: kitchen layouts, Kitchen & Bath Trends, modern kitchen design

How Smart Technology Will Transform Your Kitchen

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

2018 is just the start of big changes for kitchen technology. New developments in technology will make tasks like preheating your oven from your smartphone seem ho hum. New options in lighting, storage solutions, and smart appliances will help us not only be better organized in the kitchen but will make our kitchens look more elegant, too.

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