Category Archives: Kitchen Remodeling

Flip or Flop

I am sure you probably have seen HGTV’s show, Flip or Flop? I watch it a lot. It’s about a couple that flips homes for a living. I have been flipping homes here and there since 2007 as a hobby. I love taking ugly homes that need a lot of work and changing them into a show home. This month’s feature is one that I completed last year in Raynham. When I first looked at this foreclosed home, I was glad that I had taken the time that day to go see the home. It was a wreck and had…

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Bringing Yesterday into Today

I ran across this wonderful couple that lived in a condo here in East Bridgewater. Their original goal was to fix the finish problem that they were experiencing on their existing kitchen. The finish was wearing away on a lot of the doors that were used most often. I presented the problem to our detail finish man and his thought was that there was too much to re-finish. So we moved on to option B with having a painter come in and paint the cabinets. It costs a lot less than replacing the cabinetry, but my concern is always, will…

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Getting Ready For Your Kitchen Installation

A kitchen installation requires a lot of coordination to get the right materials and the right people in your home at the right time.  You can help to ensure a successful kitchen installation by making sure your home is ready to receive the boxes and boxes of cabinetry and ready for the professional installation team to build your dream kitchen. Here is a list of the important things you need to do as the homeowner to make sure your home is kitchen installation ready. Make sure that the area where your kitchen will be installed is completely clear of all…

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How To Survive A Kitchen Remodel – Part 3

How to Survive a Kitchen Remodel – Part 3 Choosing the Right Contractor In most cases, you will be hiring a contractor to do some of the work on your kitchen remodel.   If you are not familiar with any contractors Angie’s List or Home Advisor as well as referrals from friends and neighbors are a good place to start. Make sure your contractor has a written contract that specifies what he/she will and will not do.  It is imperative that they are licensed, insured and skilled in the type of work you are going to have them do.  Check their…

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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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