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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 […]

The State of Bathroom Design

Today, successful bathroom design focuses on creating a personal oasis to provide an escape from the outside world. It is a space that you can call your own, devoid of texts and tweets, to literally wash away the stresses of the day. The bath is a haven where families can make unique design statements and […]

Are You Open to an Open Floor Plan?

As designers, we’ve witnessed the transformation of kitchens from the place where meals are prepared to the epicenter of the home. Designs have become grander, space has become larger, and the look and feel has become more personal because the kitchen has been transformed into a place of pride that is intended to project a […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning Your Kitchen Remodel

The decision to remodel a kitchen or bath is not a spur of the moment epiphany. Most of our clients spend considerable time researching options and imagining their new space. They find inspiration from various sources: Houzz.com, magazines, a friend’s recent remodel, home improvement television shows, and more! However, the journey from concept to completion […]