5 Benefits of Adding an Island to Your Kitchen Design

Kitchen islands can be a wonderful way to not only add space to your kitchen but also a great opportunity to design something aesthetically pleasing. If you enjoy cooking, entertaining or just like to spend time with family and friends, an island may enhance your kitchen. I’m going to outline five benefits of having an island added or built into your kitchen design. One of the most obvious … [Read more...]

Scituate: Efficient Kitchen Storage

by: Melissa Boynton With more baby boomers downsizing their empty nests, the need for space efficient storage is all the more crucial. Kitchen storage solutions can be the trickiest of all rooms in the home.  Especially if you are one of those chefs that has a gadget for every need - graters, zesters, spices from every part of the world.  The building industry as well as the DIY … [Read more...]

Whitman: Kitchen, Bathroom & Mudroom Renovation

Running a house with 2 working parents, five kids, and 2 cats and a dog pets can get very hectic and busy. So, when the O’brien’s in Whitman came to us looking to update their kitchen and down stairs bathroom efficiency was a big consideration. When designing the kitchen, we talked a lot about maximizing the island area for family seating. One of the challenges that we needed to contend with … [Read more...]

Norwell: In-Cabinet Vacuum

by: Jamie Madden In My kitchen we are constantly sweeping, bending down with the dust pan and cleaning it up. I probably sweep our kitchen and eating area at least twice a day. So when we recently found a gadget that could be installed in the kitchen I was intrigued. The Sweepovac is similar to a toe-kick heat that we install in the bottom of a cabinet. You can sweep the dirt up to it and … [Read more...]

Whitman: Mark Celebrates 25 years with Almar

In Remodeling the survival rate is tough. 40% of contractors will fail the first year; 70% by the fifth year, and only 6% survive to reach their 10th anniversary. So to be able to mark an occasion where a single employee reaches a major milestone with a small business is important. This month Almar Building and Remodeling is proud to announce and celebrate Mark Caruso’s 25th Anniversary with … [Read more...]

Planning a Kitchen Renovation: Part 4 – Flooring Options

Kitchen remodeling will increase the design, function and resale value of a home. When shopping for a home, most people start in the kitchen. It's the most important room from a functionality and design standpoint. If you plan to sell within 3 to 5 years, focus on a small kitchen renovation that updates a few main areas, such as the cabinets and the countertop. If you plan to stay for 7 to 10 … [Read more...]

Planning a Kitchen Renovation: Part 3 – Determining Your Rough Budget Range

Kitchen remodeling will increase the design, function and resale value of a home. When shopping for a home, most people start in the kitchen. It's the most important room from a functionality and design standpoint. If you plan to sell within 3 to 5 years, focus on a small kitchen renovation that updates a few main areas, such as the cabinets and the counter-top. If you plan to stay for 7 to 10 … [Read more...]

Planning a Kitchen Renovation: Part 2 – Countertops

Kitchen remodeling will increase the design, function and resale value of a home. When shopping for a home, most people start in the kitchen. It's the most important room from a functionality and design standpoint. If you plan to sell within 3 to 5 years, focus on a small kitchen renovation that updates a few main areas, such as the cabinets and the counter-top. If you plan to stay for 7 to 10 … [Read more...]

Planning a Kitchen Renovation: Part 1 – Cabinets

Kitchen remodeling will increase the design, function and resale value of a home. When shopping for a home, most people start in the kitchen. It's the most important room from a functionality and design standpoint. If you plan to sell within 3 to 5 years, focus on a small kitchen renovation that updates a few main areas, such as the cabinets and the counter top. If you plan to stay for 7 to 10 … [Read more...]

Kitchen Life: Organization and Storage.

The holidays is a time for family and friends, and not matter what you celebrate I bet you either found yourself in someone else’s kitchen or people spending time in yours. In many families, the kitchen becomes the heart of the home. Families gather in the kitchen in the morning to start their day; kids play or do homework in the kitchen while parent prepares dinner; and it always seems to be … [Read more...]