Paul talks with Anne who hosts family events that need seating for all her grandkids. Paul gives her a couple of design change possibilities that give both more storage and more space in her kitchen.
Tag: kitchen renovation
What’s the ROI on a kitchen remodel?
Realtors, HGTV, and home magazines often quote numbers on the return homeowners receive on their home improvements. A 70% or 80% return on investment for kitchen renovations is a commonly quoted figure. Be careful, simplistic formulas placing values on renovations are misleading.
Kitchens Require Compromise, Even for Kitchen Designers!
Designing a kitchen requires making tradeoffs between costs, style, layout and function. Each choice will have an effect on the kitchen’s look and how easy it is to work in
Is Refacing Your Kitchen Cabinets a Good Idea?
Cabinetry over 20 years old will have inferior drawers, tracks, and hinges. This is true even for older expensive custom cabinets. In the last few years, inexpensive well-made cabinetry has become available at a fraction of the cost it once was. These less expensive cabinet lines use the top-of-the-line drawer boxes, tracks, and hinges, and contain no particle board. Buying all new cabinetry in one of these well made less expensive lines can cost only 25% more than refacing the existing kitchen.
What You Need to Know About Appliances.
Located in New England, Yale’s website supplies PDF tutorials on a vast range of appliance topics and has insightful blogs that honestly appraise new trends in the appliance market. We trust Yale’s evaluations above less reliable information from Consumer Reports and JD Power.
Calls with Paul: The Kitchen Design Podcast. Episode 22
Paul talks to Jennifer who has a townhouse and a community board with homeowner renovation restrictions. Paul moves things around to create a better space with a banquette.
Another Time Lapse Kitchen Renovation.
Here’s another time lapse kitchen renovation from one of our recently completed jobs, courtesy of Jake Ferry videographer and Jack Gardiner from Third Generation Contracting.
Amish Custom Cabinets. Handmade or Homemade?
When most kitchen designers talk about custom cabinets, they are referring to cabinetry made in large production facilities with the ability to custom make individual cabinetry pieces and to modify cabinetry as desired.
Reasons NOT to buy cabinets from kitchen contractors.
Homeowners who buy cabinets from kitchen contractors usually pay more than necessary and, often, get inferior kitchen designs, as well. This occurs because too many unscrupulous contractors markup cabinet prices – up to as much as 50%.