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Our Picks for the Best Kitchen Design Trends for 2016

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Feb 9, 2016

The National Kitchen and Bath Association recently announced the results of its 2016 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Survey1. Over 450 NKBA members nationwide responded to the survey and identified the following design trends:

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Topics: National Kitchen and Bath Association, Kitchen Design, Design Trends and Ideas

8 Design Ideas for Outdoor Living Spaces

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jun 18, 2013

Central New Yorkers look forward to the warm days and nights of summer when we can get outdoors to relax or socialize. To truly enjoy the season, it’s great to have an outdoor living space right outside your door. That space can be a small sundeck or a large yard with a patio and pool. No matter what the size of your yard or house, an outdoor living space can be designed for your lifestyle and to add value to your home.

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Topics: National Kitchen and Bath Association, Storage, Patios, Decks, Porches, Outdoor Living

5 Design Tips for Kitchen Islands

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Mar 12, 2013

Kitchen islands provide a space for food prep, informal seating, storage, and can also be a location for appliances or a sink. When designing a kitchen island, it’s important to understand the basics, your needs and options. Here are five design tips to help you get started:

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Topics: National Kitchen and Bath Association, Kitchen Design, Designs

How to Establish Priorities and a Budget for a Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Dec 11, 2012

If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen, you’ve probably started gathering ideas and advice. It’s fun to look at “before” and “after” kitchen photos but have you considered what steps lead to the final outcome? Kitchen remodeling projects take time to plan and can range from $10,000 to more than $100,000 depending on the scope of the project. Where do you begin?

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Topics: REMODELING Magazine, National Kitchen and Bath Association, Kitchens, Kitchen Design, Cost vs. Value

5 Common Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes … and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Vince Petralito on Tue, Jun 26, 2012

A kitchen remodeling project can add value, function and enjoyment to a home. Yet it is one of the most expensive and detailed construction projects.  When I talk with homeowners about remodeling their kitchens we discuss the way they use their kitchen, what they like about the current layout and what they want to change. Design is critical to the success of the project, as is the selection of durable cabinets, countertops and appliances. And cost is almost always a consideration.

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Topics: REMODELING Magazine, National Kitchen and Bath Association, Kitchens, Kitchen Design

Our Picks for the Best Bathroom Design Trends for 2012

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jan 24, 2012

Our customers often ask for our thoughts about design trends when they plan a project. We remodel a lot of bathrooms each year and are happy to share ideas about trends and products to help homeowners in the planning process. Based on bathroom remodeling projects we’re doing here in Central New York, and what we’re observing nationally, here are our picks for best bathroom design trends that we believe will add comfort, function and value to your home:

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Topics: National Kitchen and Bath Association, Bathrooms, Design Trends and Ideas, Walk-In Showers

Mary’s Kitchen Remodel: Planning and Designing a New Kitchen

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Nov 15, 2011

The following article is submitted by one of our long-time customers. Please read her previous post on Selecting a Contractor and follow her kitchen project on our Facebook page.

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Topics: National Kitchen and Bath Association, Kitchens, Kitchen Design, Mary's Kitchen Remodel

Our Picks for the Best Bathroom Design Trends for 2011

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Jan 11, 2011

We've remodeled bathrooms for many homeowners over the years and through our experience we've learned that trends change with the availability of new products and creative designs which alter the look and use of the space. Bathrooms should be designed to address the needs of people in your home and also reflect your lifestyle. If you’ve made a resolution to remodel a bathroom this year, consider incorporating the following products and ideas that we've identified as the latest bathroom design trends for 2011:

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Topics: National Kitchen and Bath Association, Bathrooms, Storage, Design Trends and Ideas, Walk-In Showers

9 Ideas to Help You Create More Bathroom Storage Space

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Oct 26, 2010

No matter the size, it seems that bathrooms always fail to adequately accommodate the items we want to have in there. Clutter is a challenge too, especially with the many small and oddly shaped items we tend to keep. What’s the solution? We’ve found that more and better bathroom storage space can solve most homeowner’s bathroom storage problems. Here are nine ideas that may help you.

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Topics: National Kitchen and Bath Association, Bathrooms, Storage

Bathroom Remodel: Shopping for the Essentials

Posted by Brian Ciota on Tue, Sep 28, 2010

Over the years, we’ve worked with homeowners on many bathroom remodeling projects helping create attractive, functional living spaces by listening to their ideas and defining a work plan. 

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Topics: Certifications, Lead Paint Safety, Community Service, Energy Efficiency, National Kitchen and Bath Association, Lighting, Bathrooms, Designs

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