July 12, 2019
Whats Trending Now In Kitchen Design
We are always tracking trends in the kitchen and bath industry to help assure that our clients’ kitchens and baths are capable of withstanding the test of time. Here are the top mid-year trends in our region.
July 9, 2019
Balancing Budget and Design To Make Your Kitchen Renovation Dream A Reality
When we work with our clients on designing their dream kitchen, dreams and budgets don’t always jibe. Our goal is to assist our clients in prioritizing what is most important to them in order to stretch budget dollars without compromising either utility or aesthetics.
June 29, 2019
How To Design A Bathroom That Creates Both Function And Beauty
When designing most bathrooms in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, it's imperative to create realistic expectations for how to best use space.
June 21, 2019
What Is Your Reason To Remodel?
There are many reasons homeowners decide to renovate their home. A recent survey of more than 142,000 homeowners conducted by Houzz.com found that the number one reason that homeowners chose to remodel was the ability to make dreams a reality.
June 17, 2019
Turning You Bathroom Into A Spa Retreat
Imagine if you could turn your bathroom into an spa retreat that could help to remove toxins from your body, rejuvenate your skin, refresh tired muscles after a workout and help you to get a better night's sleep.
June 11, 2019
Hardware - Finding The Right Fit
Hardware is the finishing touch of most kitchen and bath cabinetry. Choosing the appropriate hardware for cabinets in a new kitchen can affect the look, feel and enjoyment of the finished project.
May 31, 2019
Creating Your Dream Kitchen
Every day we create dream kitchens for our clients in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Our experience indicates that there are several key components essential to creating an individual's dream kitchen that too often are not given due consideration.
May 29, 2019
The Ins And Outs Of Choosing Grout
It may seem like a minor selection during your design review and materials selection at Northeast Kitchen and Flooring Center. However, grout color can have a dramatic impact on the final appearance of a new kitchen, and we are sure to pay attention to the details that can make a new kitchen pop.
May 24, 2019
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.
May 17, 2019
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.
May 13, 2019
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.
May 3, 2019
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.
April 30, 2019
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.
April 26, 2019
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.
April 23, 2019
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.
April 16, 2019
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.
April 12, 2019
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.
April 8, 2019
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.
April 3, 2019
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.
March 31, 2019
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.
March 29, 2019
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.
March 26, 2019
What's Trending In Countertops
If the kitchen is the epicenter of the home, then countertops are the epicenter of the kitchen.
March 15, 2019
The Intelligent Bath
Technology is pervasive in our lives, providing added convenience and time savings not to mention a healthy dose of wow!
March 11, 2019
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.
March 8, 2019
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.
February 25, 2019
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.
February 25, 2019
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.
February 18, 2019
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.
February 13, 2019
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.
February 11, 2019
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.
February 5, 2019
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.
January 26, 2019
What To Expect From A Kitchen And Bath Showroom
Here are ten minimum services that you should expect from a professional showroom.
January 22, 2019
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.
January 21, 2019
Avoid Buyer's Remorse
Renovating your kitchen is a personal statement of taste, functionality and spirit.
January 17, 2019
Ensuring The The Best Of Intentions Result In The Best Outcomes
A kitchen professional can be a true asset and advocate for your project.
January 14, 2019
There Is A Method To Our Madness
There is a definite sequence to a kitchen renovation that is more art than science.
January 14, 2019
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.
January 7, 2019
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.
January 2, 2019
What's Trending In The Bath
Bathroom design that allows for aging-in-place is more popular than ever.
December 29, 2018
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.
December 24, 2018
A Guide To Cabinet Terminology
Kitchen design typically begins with cabinet selection. Here’s a guide to some of most popular cabinet terminology.
December 20, 2018
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.
December 17, 2018
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.
December 14, 2018
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.
December 12, 2018
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.
December 7, 2018
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.
November 30, 2018
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.
November 15, 2018
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.
October 31, 2018
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.
October 17, 2018
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.
October 15, 2018
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.
October 2, 2018
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.
September 17, 2018
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.
September 14, 2018
Giving back with donations to Habitat for Humanity's ReStore
July 19, 2018
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.