Kitchen Dreams Blog

The Tale of Two Kitchens… and Two Baths and a Laundry Room

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 1:14:14 PM

Designer Chris Druschel

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Topics: kitchen, renovation, Designer

The Tale of Two Kitchens… The Big Reveal

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 4:25:19 PM

Designer Chris Druschel

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Topics: kitchen, renovation, Designer, beautiful kitchen

The Tale of Two Kitchens… the Hunt

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 12:51:04 PM

Designer Chris Druschel

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Topics: kitchen, renovation, Designer

The Tale of Two Kitchens… in one house

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 1:12:46 PM

Designer Chris Druschel

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Topics: renovation, Designer, kitchens

Technology in your Kitchen

Posted on Aug 30, 2013 8:28:00 AM

What will they come up with next?  Probably in your lifetime you've been told that in the future we'll all have cars that drive themselves or fly or or robots that will keep your home spotlessly clean.  Sadly, none of these magical futures have come true... yet.  Still, the pace of technology in our lifetimes has been staggering on many levels.  

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Topics: renovation, Countertops, kitchens

Remodeling Your House with Your Whole Family in Mind

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 2:40:00 PM

The latest extended recession has had consequences for people at every social and economic level.  According to a new study from the Pew Research Center, 47% of adults in their 40s and 50s have a parent aged 65 or older and are also either raising a young child or financially supporting a child aged 18 or older.  The new term for this situation is the "Sandwich Generation"!

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Topics: kitchen, renovation, remodeling, family, universal design

Kitchen Storage - Open or Closed?

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 12:12:00 PM

This just in from a major home design magazine:  

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Topics: kitchen, renovation, design, storage

Prevent Water Intrusion by William Burke

Posted on Oct 22, 2012 3:38:00 PM

Many of our clients are renovating their existing master bathroom and updating the showers. In this example we have removed the old 4 x 4 tiles and will replace with an 8 x 16 brick pattern and a nice glass mosaic accent band. It will be beautiful when complete and a huge improvement over the old tile design.

During the demolition of the showers, in many instances, we find water damage because of poor installation and the use of sub-standard materials. Water leaks cause mold accumulation and attract termites, carpenter ants and worse.

The proper building techniques and materials used are of paramount importance. What is equally important is the preparation for the installation. This photo is a great example of the added measures we take to be certain that there will not be any water intrusion. In the photo, it can be seen that we have used Durarock cement board for the substrate. The cement board is essential for wet areas.  The red “paint” seen in the photo is actually an elastomeric membrane that is applied over every screw hole and seam in the shower. 

The cement board and tile alone would be sufficient to prevent water intrusion. The “Red Guard” sealant will ensure it.

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Topics: renovation, bath, water damage

2012 Trends in Kitchen Remodeling

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 8:34:00 AM

A recent  article that appeared on the Boston Globe’s website in the House and Home section featured  9 Hot Trends in Kitchen Design.

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Topics: renovation, trends, Holiday Kitchens

More Television Reno - The Boys of Wednesday Night

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 11:13:00 AM

Wednesdays are heating up!  Nothing to watch on TV?  Head on over to HGTV from 8:00 to 11:00 pm... even if you don't love renovation shows it could be worth a look!  

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Topics: kitchen, television, renovation, show, bath