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Where Does Your Sink Work Best?

There are many important decisions that need to be made when planning your dream kitchen. An experienced designer can make these decisions much easier.

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What To Look For in an Island

When our clients request an island, our starting point is to determine if their space is sufficient. Then we identify the best dimensions and orientation. Factors that we consider when planning an island include users and their age, desired uses, seating needs, room shape and dimensions, traffic flow and window locations.

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What You Should Expect From A Showroom

Making the decision to remodel your kitchen, bath or any other part of your home is huge. It's fraught with anxiety and unknowns. A professional showroom's role is to ease the fear and eliminate stress.

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Common Misconceptions about Countertops

You might not think it, but there are a considerable number of common misconceptions about countertops floating around on the internet and in forums. Many people mistakenly believe that countertops require regular maintenance or that larger retailers offer better value for money than smaller players, but this is not true. The purpose of this article is to set the record straight and get to the truth about countertops.

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Granite Done Right: Learn How To Increase Your Home’s Value

The kitchen is purportedly the most critical room in the home when it comes to selling. But what is it about the kitchen that adds so much value? Part of the story has to do with people’s desire for high-quality furnishings, like granite countertops. With the right granite countertop, you can dramatically increase the value of your home and boost your chances of a quick sale.

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The Paradox of Unlimited Choice

The paradox of the unlimited choices available through online search is that it’s almost impossible for anyone to make the best buying decision because of the nearly infinite number of options presented.

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The Best Reason to Renovate Your Kitchen

If you're like most homeowners here in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, you spend a great deal of time in your kitchen, and in that time you're not just cooking, eating and cleaning up.

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How to Organize Your Kitchen Like a Professional Chef

A great kitchen must not only look out of this world, but it also must incorporate the best functionality that meets your needs and lifestyle.

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A Hot Trend in Bathroom Design: Industrial Chic

One key to making the industrial look work is to embrace the mantra that less is more.

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Get the ROI From Your Bathroom Remodel That You Expect and Deserve

Most of our customers in Rhode Island decide to renovate their bathroom because their current bath no longer meets their needs, and life is too short not to live in a space that makes you smile every time you use it.

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Getting Creative with your Kitchen Ceiling

When you’re starting a kitchen remodel, there are those components that are more obvious than others. For example, walls, appliances, countertops, and even flooring tend to garner our attention and earn a percentage of our budgets.

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The 5 Questions You Need to Ask Before Starting a Kitchen Remodel

Remodeling a kitchen can be a daunting task. You spend a lot of time cooking, eating, and entertaining in your kitchen, meaning that an effective remodel can add quality to your life as well as value to your Rhode Island home. There are many articles online, abounding with kitchen remodeling ideas for you to mull over. But we at Northeast Kitchen & Flooring Center would like to familiarize you with the five key questions we believe every Rhode Island homeowner needs to ask themselves before starting their project.

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Increasing the Value of Your Home

Identifying improvements that generate the most significant return on investment is more critical now than it has ever been.

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What's Trending in Countertops

If the kitchen is the epicenter of the home, then countertops are the epicenter of the kitchen.

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The Intelligent Bath

Technology is pervasive in our lives, providing added convenience and time savings not to mention a healthy dose of wow!

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I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues

Little did Sir Elton John ever consider his 1983 hit, I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues would have an entirely different meaning in 2019, especially when relating to the color blue and it’s impact on the value of your home.

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The Pros and Cons for Open Shelves in the Kitchen

Open shelving has become an increasingly popular design feature among our clients because they provide a combination of an aesthetic focal point with superb functionality.

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The “Darkside” to White Kitchen Cabinets

We’ve all seen those HGTV shows where the wife has a dream of an all-white kitchen complete with white custom cabinets. But before you decide to go down this route with your next kitchen remodel, there are a few things to take into consideration.There is, in fact, a “dark side” to this popular design decision. So before you pin those kitchen remodeling ideas to your Pinterest Board, consider the advice in this guide and then reevaluate if you’re still as excited as you were before you started.

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Kitchen Remodeling Ideas: The Five Questions You Need to Ask Before Starting your Next Project

Ah, your kitchen, the heart of your home. The place where your family gathers for end of day meals, and recharges with morning coffee for the day ahead.But wait! What happens when your kitchen is feeling drab and leaving you uninspired? What if you and your family have outgrown the space or function of your current setup?If any of the above sound familiar, a kitchen remodel might be in your future.

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Features of a Well-Designed Kitchen

A well-designed kitchen in Rhode Island is a perfect combination of form and function that provide years of happiness.

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Technology for the Kitchen

We are surrounded by technology at work, in our cars and pockets and just about every aspect of our lives, including the kitchen.

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What's Trending Now and What's Expected for 2019

For the first time in many years, more homeowners are electing to stay in their existing homes and opting to improve their existing space, instead of moving.

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Partnerships That Work for You!

The ability to establish realistic budget and timeline expectations are valuable services that you can expect from partnering with a professional designer and showroom.

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Building Out or Building Up

If you are living with a smaller, less than functional kitchen, there are solutions that can help you make your dreams a reality.

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What to Expect from a Kitchen and Bath Showroom

Here are ten minimum services that you should expect from a professional showroom.

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Avoid Buyer's Remorse

Renovating your kitchen is a personal statement of taste, functionality and spirit.

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Ensuring the The Best of Intentions Result in the Best Outcomes

A kitchen professional can be a true asset and advocate for your project.

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There is a Method to our Madness

There is a definite sequence to a kitchen renovation that is more art than science.

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What to Look For When Buying Kitchen Cabinets in Rhode Island

When starting a kitchen remodel for your Rhode Island home, the cabinets are often one of the first things to go. Old or cheap kitchen cabinets can have broken drawers, moldy shelves, and chipping coats of paint. The appearance and functionality of your kitchen largely depends on your countertops and storage, making proper cabinets a functional and aesthetic necessity.

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What's the Difference Between Stock (RTA), Semi-Custom, and Custom Cabinets

Is it time to update your cabinets and bring your Rhode Island kitchen out of the dark ages and into a modern and sleek style? Perhaps you’re into timeless classic designs, industrial looks, or vibrant energetic flows. No matter what your “style”, there’s no shortage of kitchen cabinets to choose from at Northeast Kitchen and Flooring Center.

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Useful Tips for Installing Flooring

When it comes to installing flooring in your kitchen, bath or other areas of your home, there are many factors to consider.

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The Tools to Keep Your New Year's Diet Resolutions

We know that many of our blog readers will make New Year’s resolutions to either improve their health, lose weight or both.

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What's Trending in the Bath

Bathroom design that allows for aging-in-place is more popular than ever.

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A Guide to Cabinet Terminology

Kitchen design typically begins with cabinet selection. Here’s a guide to some of most popular cabinet terminology.

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A Basic Primer to Help Select Kitchen Cabinets

Selecting kitchen cabinets is one of the most important decisions to make when planning a kitchen renovation. We find that there are four factors that homeowners and builders need to consider when selecting kitchen cabinets.

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6 Key Areas you can Update to Increase the Value of your Kitchen

Considering giving your kitchen an upgrade? Maybe you would like your kitchen to be more efficient, functional, or just more aesthetically pleasing. Read on and follow these tips to increase your kitchen's value without spending all the profit.

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5 Kitchen Makeover Ideas You Need to Consider

If you’re considering a makeover, renovation or remodel for your kitchen in 2018 and beyond we have good news for you. There have been a number of exciting new trends and technology options that can be used to bring a fresh and modern look to your kitchen.

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Are Tubs Going the Way of Horse and Buggy?

For more than a century, almost every master and secondary bathroom in North American homes was outfitted with a drop-in bath tub. That’s not the case as we approach the third decade of the 21st century.

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Six Design Secrets for a More Enjoyable and Functional Kitchen

Great kitchen design combines both form and function. From our design team, here are six tips for making your kitchen the envy of your neighborhood.

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Too Much Misinformation Makes for Unrealistic Expectations

How much will it cost to renovate a kitchen?,” is the number one question we are asked by visitors to our showroom. It is a difficult question to answer because the cost of a kitchen remodel depends on a number of unknowns.

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Common Mistakes Renovating Older Homes

Many owners of older homes mistakenly believe that they can be their own designer, general contractor and trade specialists. HGTV, the DYI network, Houzz.com and other media outlets make the renovation process look effortless. Anyone who has undertaken a significant renovation knows it’s not, even if the project just involves adding a new coat of paint to your kitchen, bath or any other room in the house. 

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7 Things That Will Give You Space In A Cramped Kitchen

One of the most frustrating things in any home is having a claustrophobic kitchen space. Luckily, there are ways to eliminate cramped kitchens and transform it into a cleaner and more usable space.

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5 Questions To Ask Before Remodeling Your Rhode Island Kitchen

There are a lot of factors that go into remodeling a kitchen in Rhode Island. Aside from how it will look, you’ll need to consider other aspects like functionality, storage, and more.

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What's Trending In Kitchen Design

A well-designed kitchen is an organized kitchen. The greatest source of buyer’s remorse among our clients is overlooking storage and accessories that make the kitchen easier to use and more beautiful.

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Quick Start Guide to Planning your Next Kitchen Remodel

It’s that time, again. Your kitchen is looking like it has been around since the early 1980s, and you are over it. From outdated cabinets and hardware, to dulled paint and inconvenient layouts, it’s time to consider your next move.

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To Update or Remodel: Weighing the Options for Your Kitchen

Decisions can be tough! Especially when they involve updates to your kitchen, the heart of your home. One obstacle many homeowners face is the prospect of whether to totally renovate their kitchen or just make a few updates. At Northeast Kitchen and Flooring, we can help make that decision a little easier. Our design specialists would love to assist you in your decision! Here are a few considerations to keep in mind.

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Giving Back

Giving back with donations to Habitat for Humanity's ReStore

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About Northeast Kitchen & Flooring Center

Northeast Kitchen and Flooring Center is a full service kitchen, bath and flooring center serving Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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