A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place

One secret to designing a great kitchen is to account for your storage needs and desires in the initial planning phase. A storage plan will address how often you cook, entertain and use your kitchens and for what activities. A great kitchen must not only look out of this world, it also must incorporate the best functionality that meets your needs. Too often however, homeowners in South Shore, MA do not invest the necessary time and resources that they need and want to obtain the functionality that makes using the kitchen easier and more enjoyable. In fact, national surveys report that the number one regret of homeowners who recently created a new kitchen is not investing in adequate storage.

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Creating Realistic Kitchen Remodeling Budgets in a Time of Rising Prices

Establishing a realistic budget for your kitchen remodel, bath remodel or other remodeling project has become more difficult because of supply chain shortcomings, rising material, labor, energy, and transportation costs and global events. The silver lining is that increased housing values in South Shore, MA have more than offset higher renovation expenses.

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Cooking and Dining Al Fresco – Keys to Creating a Great Outdoor Kitchen

With many homeowners in South Shore, MA continuing to work from home either full or part-time, having a place that provides fresh air, a natural environment and a refuge from the home office is a welcome addition. An outdoor kitchen remodel checks all of those boxes plus outdoor kitchens make entertaining easy, enhance your social life, keep the inside of your home cleaner and can even lower energy bills by reducing the need for extra air conditioning to offset the heat generated by your range and ovens.

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The Kitchen Design of the Future Showcased in Milan

Every two years Eurocucina, one of the most important and forward-looking trade shows in the world, is held in Milan, Italy. This event showcases the future of kitchen design. The 2022 Eurocucina did not disappoint as 82 manufacturers provided insights into what homeowners in South Shore, MA can expect in the U.S in the years to come.

Eurocucina confirmed that the kitchen is no longer a room principally dedicated to meal preparation, cooking and cleanup. The kitchen serves multiple purposes for working, socializing, family gatherings and providing beautiful and functional space. The open floor plan will continue to dominate kitchens of the future, connecting seamlessly to the living room and other spaces. Showcased were kitchens that created separate spaces without building barriers. We will design kitchens for homeowners in South Shore, MA that will integrate the kitchen with other rooms. Displays in Milan featured glass room dividers suspended with metal cables from the ceiling to connect the kitchen to living and dining rooms.

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Mid-Year Kitchen Design Trends

We are almost halfway through 2022.  Boy, does time fly when you are having fun.  We are having a ball designing dream spaces for homeowners in South Shore, MA.  A dominant trend is homeowners in South Shore, MA want in their new kitchens. to be multifunctional.  Kitchens have become a more important epicenter in the home serving as the place where family members work, play, network, eat, relax and, yes, prepare meals.

Homeowners in South Shore, MA also want their new dream kitchens to reflect their sense of style and personal tastes resulting in beautiful spaces that meet their individual needs.

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No Need to Compromise Function for Form In A Kitchen Remodel

A dream kitchen remodel not only has to look fantastic, it also has to function as well as it looks.  Those two goals are not mutually exclusive.  Homeowners in South Shore, MA are increasingly realizing the importance and benefit of storage and organizational solutions for their new kitchens and baths. Their preferences are mirroring a new national survey of homeowners who recently renovated their kitchens and baths, conducted by Kitchen and Bath Business magazine.

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Unhinged: Everything You Need to Know About Kitchen Cabinet Hinges

Few homeowners in South Shore, MA ask about the hinges used on kitchen cabinetry even though every cabinet and door have a hinge.  Hinges serve both functional and aesthetic purposes.  The three most common types of hinges that are specified for new kitchens in South Shore, MA are butt hinges, concealed hinges and surface mounted hinges.

To help make sense of different hinge options, there is some basic terminology to be familiar with to help assure you select the perfect hinges for your dream kitchen.

The leaf is the part of the hinge that extends out from the barrel and is screwed into the door and frame.

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Kitchen Pantries Make Life and Cooking Easier

As an increasing number of homeowners in South Shore, MA spend more time in their homes and rely increasingly on subscription and delivery services for groceries and household goods, pantries have become almost a necessity in a well-designed kitchen.  If there is space, we often recommend a walk-in pantry because first and foremost a pantry provides added storage space for nonperishable items and more refrigerator space for items that are perishable.

Having a place for everything provides several valued benefits to homeowners in South Shore, MA.

A pantry reduces the number of trips you have to make to the grocery store or online orders that you have to make and helps to ensure that you don’t run out of the items you need to prepare your favorite meals.

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