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Joy to the Kitchen

Modern and contemporary designs and motifs have increased among clients of RIKB. Modern design offers clean lines, open floor plans and a clutter-free pallet. They often feature natural materials such as stone, quartz and solid wood frameless cabinets. Color options for modern kitchens are almost limitless, allowing homeowners and designers to push the envelope and […]

The Shape of Things to Come

When starting to plan the kitchen of your dreams, one of the initial decisions that you’ll need to make is the layout that makes the most sense for how you want your new dream kitchen to look, feel and function. What’s best for you? Let’s discuss L-shaped versus U-shaped kitchen layouts and some of the […]

Protecting the Most Used Appliance in Your Home

We suspect that most homeowners in Southern New England have spent more time in front of their kitchen sinks in the past year than they could have ever imagined. Where did all of these dishes come from?! Kohler claims that the average person uses their kitchen sink between 10 and 12 times a day. When families are working […]

5 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

1. Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be tested monthly and have their batteries replaced as infrequently as every ten years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of all reported carbon monoxide cases occur during the winter. 2. Check Your Gutters, Drainage and Sump Pump […]

What’s Hot for 2021

With many homeowners in Southern New England continuing to spend most of their time in their homes, they have realized that they want their homes, especially their kitchens, to be better. Working and schooling from home have shined a bright spotlight on kitchen storage capabilities, due in part to the fact that more homeowners in […]

Can Your New Kitchen Accommodate an Island?

Islands are among the most requested features in the dream kitchens RI Kitchen & Bath Designs and Builds for homeowners in Southern New England. Islands serve multiple purposes: providing a palate for meal preparation, dining, working, a place to do homework and a storage facility. When clients request an island, we determine if there is […]

Tile Trends to Consider

Tile can really make a unique and personal design statement. Tile manufacturers are offering some bold new patterns, textures, colors and shapes available. Here’s what’s trending in tile now: Terracotta: Terracotta adds a natural rustic tone to kitchens and creates a warm comfortable feel. Available in a variety of colors and tones and with glazed […]

The Latest Kitchen Trends

A recent analysis of kitchen trends by one of the largest manufacturers of kitchen cabinets in North America offers some interesting insights to help you plan your kitchen remodel. 59% of kitchen renovations involve changing the kitchen’s footprint to be more open and to include other rooms in the home. 49% of kitchen remodels increase […]

Questions You Need to Ask for a Successful Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel is a big undertaking. Before you begin we recommend you consider these areas for a successful experience. Code compliance: Ask your design consultant about the different code requirements that must be met in order to produce the kitchen of your dreams. In many jurisdictions, codes will affect the size and type of […]

Making Space

The kitchen and home footprint are contracting as a rule and open floor plans are becoming the norm. We love to design open floor plan kitchens, but an open floor often means losing a wall of cabinets, which makes it a challenge to provide ample storage. When space is an issue, we work to ensure […]