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
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
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.Read More
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.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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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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
Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, recently announced the community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2018. Over 40-million monthly users revealed the top-rated home builders, architects, interior designers, landscape pros and other residential remodeling professionals on Houzz. Award-winning businesses were singled out for recognition by Houzz’s community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.Read More
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