Category Archives: Kitchen Remodeling

Facade Makeover

What does a person do when the Foil cabinets that they have in their kitchen yellow and the cabinets themselves are in good shape? In this case with Tim’s cousin, Leslie, we just replaced the door and drawer fronts and added quartz counter tops. As you will see in the before and after photos, the transformation is nothing short of spectacular. This is not one of the things that we normally do, but in certain situations, we are able to accomplish it for a client that is in need. Sometimes when someone is looking to sell their home, and the…

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How To Survive A Kitchen Remodel – Part 2

How To Survive A Kitchen Remodel – Part 2 Plan for Inconvenience A kitchen remodel is inconvenient so you need to plan to be inconvenienced.  Make sure all of the activities your family usually does in the kitchen are accounted for and a place is set up to do those activities when the kitchen is under construction.  For example, beyond cooking and eating are there other activities that the kitchen is used for such as homework or a computer station for paying bills?   Make a space for those activities. Set Up A Temporary Kitchen Set up a temporary kitchen in…

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How To Survive A Kitchen Remodel

How To Survive a Kitchen Remodel, Part 1  Your kitchen is the heart of your home, the place where your family gathers for meals, conversation, homework and connection.  Remodeling any room is a project that impacts the family in a big way, but that impact is likely magnified when the room being remodeled is the kitchen.  Here are some tips to help you through your kitchen remodel. Be Realistic Remodeling is stressful.  There are no two ways about it.  The more realistic you are, the less stressful your remodel will be.  Thinking about the things you will need to account…

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Timeless Transitional

Sometimes when a client buys an existing home, the layout of the home does not fit their taste or idea of an ideal space. Sometimes it’s an easy transition but sometimes, wall have to come down. This project fits the latter. When my clients bought this home, one of our contractors was called in to resurrect the space. One main wall leading into the family room (which is the outside of the home), plus another dining room wall needed to come down so that it was wide open for their guests when they hosted the football games. Today’s younger couples…

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Tuscan Farmhouse Culinary Haven

Most people dream about a chef’s kitchen, but this chef made it a reality in his new home. With a large space that opens into the family room area, it was fairly easy to design the space for a busy chef who also loves to cook at home. The island becomes the focal point and a space where food prep and cooking were a must for this Italian chef. Good Italian food takes time and space, so we designed in a wonderful butcher block area to prepare the fresh vegetables and baking goods. It is across from the fridge and…

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Refined Modern Farmhouse

The typical colonial home has a small kitchen with a table area just off of the kitchen in the area where the slider is to get to the back of the home. Most of these homes have a separate dining room. Today’s families are looking for a kitchen that they can cook, entertain and make a statement in. They have worked hard over the years to keep the roof over their family. There comes a time when they are tired of the old cabinets and the cramped space where counter room is at a premium. Most people have an inkling…

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Ebenezer Soule Old Home Gets A Facelift

There is something romantic, breathtaking and warm when you enter an old home of long ago. You can almost picture the people back then roaming through the house as they went about their daily lives, working, surviving and living the best way that they could. That’s probably where all of the ghost stories originated from. Old homes are so charming but there comes a time when updating it becomes a must. It’s not only a facelift that these beautiful old homes need, it goes way beyond that. Modern conveniences and trying to get away from the leaks, the creaks and…

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I’ve Got the Blues

The trends are still leaning towards transitional in the residential market. It has been fluctuating from traditional to modern, modern to farmhouse and modern to beach. This month’s feature wanted modern farmhouse. As I have mentioned in the past months, starting out with a style theme is paramount. It gives designers a chance to help you bring the style of cabinets together with colors and materials. Bright blues have hit the stage strong in the last couple of years. Big, bold blues are hot in the market as an accent color. Our client this month chose to bring that color…

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The Wood Palace Kitchen Experience

One of the most exciting parts of getting a new kitchen is when it arrives for installation in your home but the excitement of the experience can be dampened by a poorly constructed kitchen experience.  There is a lot that goes in to creating your dream kitchen, a lot that has to be done exactly right to give you the finished product, the finished look you desire; but there is also a lot to do to create a new kitchen experience for you that is easy, effortless and enjoyable. Planning the experience is as important as planning the kitchen.  Remodeling…

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Vineyard “Haven”

Not all kitchens are a cut and dry design. Sometimes we take another room in the house and put the kitchen in there. That was the case with this Martha’s Vineyard home. The kitchen was in the typical in-between room of the house. Unfortunately, it was jammed in the area where the hall to the added family room was. The client wasn’t happy with the narrow hallway as it made it non-inviting to the family/bar room. Get togethers for Patriots football is constant in the fall/winter and the path from kitchen to family room needs to be inviting. Our client…

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