Kitchen & Bath

Essential Design Elements That Remain Timeless

POSTED: December 28th 2015

Rooms capes Luxury Design Center shares insightful tips on how to create inviting rooms that will endure the test of time. Read more Click here to read more.

The neutral palette of white molding against cream cabinetry is timeless. By adding colorful accessories and accents you can quickly and easily update a room. Kitchen designed by Cameron M. Snyder.
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Littoral Translation

POSTED: November 18th 2015

Preserving the Language of a historic home in a 21st-century context. Read more Click here to read more.

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Focal Point

POSTED: October 14th 2015

Designer Gaye Weatherly uses tile and stone to draw the eye and engage the senses. Read more Click here to read more.

Italian porcelain tiles, including wall tiles that emulate damask wallpaper and carved wainscoting, cover nearly every surface in this opulent bathroom.
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Culinary Crescendo

POSTED: October 1st 2015

An outdoor kitchen is at the heart of a backyard resort. Read more Click here to read more.

Not only does the roof give shade, but it also conceals an audio/visual system controlled by an iPad.
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Island Inspiration

POSTED: November 18th 2014

For large gatherings of family and friends, this Nantucket home offers extraordinary settings and spaces. Read more Click here to read more.

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In the Details

POSTED: March 12th 2014

[caption id="attachment_1468" align="alignleft" width="277"] The chef's grade range is hidden in an alcove off to one side; custom built shelves overhead show off the homeowner's extensive spice collection.[/caption] As is so often the case, long-time summer residents realize how wonderful their seasonal homes are and decide to turn them into a permanent residence. This was true for Marci, who after years of living in Savannah, Georgia, and vacationing in Rhode Island’s South County, decided to move full-time into her summer residence with her husband, Peter.“We have been coming up here every summer for 25 years as we are originally from here,” says Marci. “When we bought the hous Click here to read more.

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Tile Inspiration

POSTED: January 15th 2014

Designing with “virtuosity, originality and vision,” Gaye Weatherly continues to up the ante in tile decor, from master-minding complete nine-bedroom projects, to specializing in small, unique deco pieces and everything in between. Her style spans all aesthetics and her Portsmouth, RI, showroom is a kitchen and bath haven—a place to find details, both traditional and unexpected, that help to augment and shape a space. Read more Click here to read more.

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An Architect’s Kitchen

POSTED: December 19th 2013

In 2010, as soon as Keith and Ellen Kodat learned that their youngest son was going to be a student at Boston University, the Seattle residents decided it was time to relocate to Massachusetts. “Our oldest son was already living in the Boston area,” says Keith Kodat. “So we really wanted to be living closer to them.” Read more Click here to read more.

Modern gray kitchen with an open floor plan.
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Safer, Faster, Greener and a Little Less Pricey

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Induction cookingis the current buzzword in appliances, says Kevin Gralton, owner of KAM Appliances & Home Electronics with locations in Hyannis, Hanover and Nantucket, Mass. Read more Click here to read more.

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A New Recipe for an old favorite

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Painted kitchen cabinetry is back. The concept didn’t necessarily lose its popularity, but rather was somehow relegated to an easy and inexpensive method of changing a room’s look. The idea that painting cabinets is an incredibly flexible way of finding design freedom, seems to be catching on again. Hand-painted custom cabinetry seems to have been set aside in favor of a standard selection of factory finishes, designed for mass appeal. Read more Click here to read more.

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Building with the “H”

POSTED: October 4th 2013

At Humphrey's, a building and design center with various storefrontsand showrooms throughout Rhode Island, quality materials and exceptional design, along with  knowledgeable staff in every department, are ingredients that when combined together, make a cohesive, high-functioning concept–with an aesthetically pleasing look to match. Read more Click here to read more.

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Kitchen Casual

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Rules for a vacation home: must be suited to easy entertaining, filled with warmth and light and a sweet escape from the everyday. When these homeowners created their Westerly, Rhode Island, getaway, they envisioned a comfortable retreat for lots of kids, family and friends, plus their two dogs, too. Read more Click here to read more.

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Timeless Islands

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Kitchen islands are the perfect place for guests and family members to gather while the house chef whips up a meal. But they also serve a more utilitarian role as an extra counter workspace, perfect for rolling out pie dough or chopping vegetables for a salad. No matter what use you have in mind, some of the most unique kitchen islands ever crafted can be found at West Barnstable Tables, where owner Dick Kiusalas and the dozen craftspeople have turned woodworking into a fine art. Read more Click here to read more.

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A Space to Entertain

POSTED: October 4th 2013

When it came to renovating their existing kitchen and bath, the homeowners of this serene Jamestown, R.I. property looked no further than Lifestyle Designs of Newport to create an open, comfortable living area with a single purpose: to entertain. Partners Ramona Rodger and Barry Gano of Lifestyle Designs took the lead from start to finish and, with collaboration from the homeowners, dreamt up the expert blend of traditional style and contemporary accents. Photography by Chris Vaccaro Design & Build: Lifestyle Designs The homeowners, Jamestown residents for over 25 years, had recently downsized to this property – a move meant to ready the couple for retirement and to accommod Click here to read more.

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A Kid-Friendly Kitchen

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Nine-year-old Hannah Stowe is passionate about cooking. So much so, in fact, that she recently hosted a dinner party for her family and filmed the evening with the idea of pitching it as a story idea to the Food Network. So when her mother, Meg, drew up a wish list for the home they were building in North Kingstown, R.I., a top priority was designing a kitchen where both Hannah and her 11-year-old sister, Sophie, could be actively involved. [caption id="attachment_542" align="alignnone" width="720"] An expansive kitchen was created with a variety of resourceful storage and kid-friendly options that are practical and eye-catching.[/caption] “They absolutely love to cook. I wanted the Click here to read more.

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Found Space

POSTED: October 4th 2013

For the first five years after the owners bought this waterfront summer home in Cotuit, they would come down, enjoy their time on the Cape, and then lock up the house and pretty much forget about it. But as their three children grew older and expanded their circle of friends, they wanted and needed more living space than their L-shaped split level ranch provided. Since it is a second home, they didn’t want to spend a fortune to get it. [caption id="attachment_482" align="alignnone" width="720"] By removing an existing wall, Capewide Enterprises was able to give the homeowners the wide-open space they craved.[/caption] To accomplish that goal, they hired custom builders and home remod Click here to read more.

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A Stylish New Kitchen

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Niraj and Jill Shah were hardly novices to renovations. So they didn’t require an architect when they decided to remodel their summer house in Osterville. Although the renovation tacked on 2,000 square feet, the Shah’s were focused more on “better” than “bigger.” Simply, they wanted a home that was more suited for entertaining on weekends. Photography by Amber Barricman Appliances Sourced from: KAM Appliances “We lived in the house for a year to get an idea of how we would use the space, and that drove the enhancement. We entertain quite a bit in the summer, and we wanted to open up the house and make it more cohesive,” Jill said. For a project that featured expansi Click here to read more.

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Kitchen Arts

POSTED: October 4th 2013

Over the years there has been a shift in the trend of entertaining guests and hosting gatherings from the living room to the kitchen. Now this space, which was once reserved solely for cooking and storage, has emerged as the center of social and family activity. When a developer had a piece of property on Provincetown’s active Commercial Street he turned to Richard Pozzo, owner of Sesuit Building in Dennis and Dave Murray, director of marketing and business development of KAM, who sells reliable, high-end appliances from storied brands such as Viking, Thermador, Wolf, and Sub-Zero. [caption id="attachment_420" align="alignnone" width="720"] Each kitchen's decor varies slightly; this pen Click here to read more.

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A Tale of Two Award-Winning Kitchens

POSTED: October 4th 2013

While the most obvious facets of a kitchen—flooring, cabinets and color scheme--may grab the eye first, it is the components such as the range, sparkling hood and refrigeration and warming appliances that anchor a kitchen. Clarke, the exclusive New England distributors of high-end appliances from Sub-Zero and Wolf, recently held a design contest to identify New England’s best designers. David Hacin of Hacin and Associates Inc. was awarded First Place for a Contemporary Kitchen, and Jan Gleysteen of Jan Gleysteen Architects Inc. took Second Place for a Traditional Kitchen. [caption id="attachment_413" align="alignnone" width="718"] This Kitchen, part of a Boston renovation by David Click here to read more.

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Tile by Design

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

If you think whole-house inspiration can’t be extracted from an adorned 3” by 6” field or glass tile, think again. A simple muse, such pieces can lend great vision through hue or texture that first begin as a sounding board for a home renovation or new build, and soon becomes a vital bit for a larger-scale project. [caption id="attachment_357" align="alignnone" width="720"] A tiny cube of tile can sometimes be the key to a room's overall look and feel, lending inspiration through its hue and texture.[/caption] Gaye Weatherly of Weatherly Tile & Stone, Inc. in Portsmouth, RI, has a fine eye for detail and for the last two years has seen her company expand to include full desig Click here to read more.

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Continuum of care

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

For decades, Clarke appliance showrooms, with locations in Milford and South Norwalk, Connecticut, have been conducting business a little bit—or a lot, actually—differently than their competitors. “We’re focused on improving the lives of homeowners who are outfitting their kitchens,” says Sean Clarke, the company’s general manager. “The process of remodeling or building a new kitchen is stressful, there are a lot of tough decisions involved and people develop anxiety about it all.” [caption id="attachment_333" align="alignnone" width="1440"] The Clarke showroom features multiple fully functional kitchens, giving homeowners a real sense of what they're purchasing.[/caption Click here to read more.

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Capturing the View

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

When a pair of long-time Norwell homeowners craved change and more space in their family’s home they looked no further than the creative team at Roomscapes Luxury Design Center. Having worked with the high-end luxury design center years before, the clients knew which experts they wanted to lean on and also the most important component of the project: allow them to see the river from every room of the house. Photography by Dan Cutrona Design: Roomscapes Luxury Desing Center “The couple is very social and active in the community and entertain a lot,”says Cameron Snyder, co-owner of Roomscapes and lead designer on the project. “They wanted an area for guests to gather and soc Click here to read more.

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Everyone gets the ‘Star Treatment’ at Weatherly Tile & Stone

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

For designer Gaye Weatherly, the layout of brilliantly finished glass tile and stone is “imagination at work,” a process that culls inspiration from a variety of resources and results in a polished product. For years, Weatherly has applied her arts education and tasteful aesthetic to the creation of both tile and stone designs. She has expanded the work of her business, Weatherly Tile & Stone, Inc. of Portsmouth, to include worldwide demographics – the States, St. Barts, St. Maarten, Anguilla, the Grand Cayman, Dubai – and shows no sign of slowing down. Whether your preference for tile design is sand-meets-sea or vintage-meets-regal, basic field tile or a deco piece, Weathe Click here to read more.

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Redefining Luxury

POSTED: October 3rd 2013

The pebbly feel of leather under your fingertips, the cooling sensation of smooth marble at our feet and a coffered wood-paneled ceiling are all examples of fine materials that emanate luxury in our homes. While luxury may have traditionally been defined by difficult-to-get products and sky-high prices, homeowners are now looking to channel their funds into the important details that make a room special. Clients have let go of trying to attain particular name brands in order to further personalize their home and save valuable time by making the room layout more efficient. Mercedes Aza, vice president and director of marketing at Roomscapes Luxury Design Center in Rockland, MA, a leader in in Click here to read more.

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Seaside Sleek

POSTED: September 27th 2013

In a sea of waterfront condos overlooking Lewis Bay in Hyannis, this sleek space stands alone. Part futuristic, part retro, splashes of vivid colors and vibrant art work merge with silver and black cabinets, flooring and appliances to produce a visual tour de force. [caption id="attachment_51" align="alignleft" width="720"] A cherry-red kitchen island offers some major punch to the kitchen's decor and plays off the sleek shades of gray and stainless-steel appliances perfectly.[/caption] A new start with familiar faces Working with KAM Appliances of Hyannis and builder Ted Pomeroy of Coastal Custom Woodworks in Sagamore Beach, the homeowners envisioned creating a contemporary design that Click here to read more.

A cherry-red kitchen island offers some major punch to the kitchen's decor and plays off the sleek shades of gray and stainless-steel appliances perfectly.
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