Kitchen Remodel

By Robert Robillard

Chestnut Hill Kitchen Remodel Project Summary: Chestnut Hill, MA ~ Kitchen Remodel Kitchen designer James Forsaith and I have been working together for 28 years. We joined forces again to incorporate a chef-inspired kitchen. We approached this kitchen remodel with the goal [codename for budget] of using stock cabinets but enhancing it with high-end options,…

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Ooni Pizza Oven Review

By Ben Carmichael

Ooni Pizza Oven – As Good As It Seems? Hell Yes. Shortly after the pandemic hit and I found myself sequestered in my house, I turned to my wife and pronounced: “I am going to master homemade pizza.” I thought this would set me apart, and would wow friends and family but, as it turns…

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Kitchen Countertops

By Robert Robillard

How To Choose A Kitchen Countertop Should I update my Kitchen Countertops? I get that question a lot. Counter tops are the focal point of any kitchen and they play a large role in the aesthetics and design. In addition to being stylish and attractive, countertops need to be functional and practical. Whether you are…

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Bosch European Small Scale Kitchen Designs

By Robert Robillard

Small Scale Kitchen Appliance Designs Probably the biggest remodeling challenge, and reward, is transforming a worn, outdated space into a purposeful, unobtrusive, efficient and enjoyable space. That’s probably why I’ve always admired and respected Bosch as a tool manufacturer and a kitchen appliance brand. Let’s face it, there’s no disputing their longstanding heritage in quality…

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How To Clean A Smelly Garbage Disposal

By Robert Robillard

How to Clean a Garbage Disposal When I was a college student one of my summer jobs was working for the city rubbish removal, throwing trash barrels into the back of a rubbish truck.  Back then I thought I’d never smell anything as heinous as what that job threw at me. While that is mostly…

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Moen Kitchen Pot Filler

By Ben Carmichael

  Moen Kitchen Pot Filler Classic Stainless Steel Review Our kitchen — it’s where we spend most of our time when at home. We love to cook, and to entertain friends and family. And so when we began remodeling, we decided to invest a significant amount of time, care, and money right here in our…

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On-Demand Water Heaters

By Robert Robillard

Tank-less, On Demand Hot Water Heaters Tired of running out of hot water? Is it time to replace you old water heater and you want to save money? Wish your house was “greener” and wasted fewer resources? Do you hate having to heat hot water while you’re not home? On-Demand Saves Energy A tank-less  “on…

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Built-In Desks and Spaces

By Robert Robillard

Built-In Desks, Niches and Spaces Built-ins transform dead space in your house into functional spaces and help you get organized by adding new storage options without adding onto your home. Well designed built-ins should tie in with other architectural elements in your house, such as crown molding, trim and wainscoting. Homework Alcove This homework station…

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