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  • “A Day in the Life” – A Peek into a Designer’s Day

    “Woke up, fell out of bed, Dragged a comb across my head. Found my way downstairs and drank a cup, And looking up I noticed I was late. Found my coat and grabbed my hat. Made the bus in seconds flat.” John Lennon and Paul McCartney, 1967 Admit it: you were humming the melody as you read those lyrics, weren’t…

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  • SPECIAL PROJECT FEATURE: Strength in Numbers

    Did you know about Bilotta’s extensive multi-unit portfolio, both urban and suburban? Since 1985, Bilotta has been renowned as a leader in the custom cabinetry business, offering exquisite design, superior craftsmanship and unrivaled service for kitchens, bathrooms, and other living spaces in single-family residences. But over the last 25 years, we have been quietly building a reputation for our multi-unit…

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  • To Thine Own Self Be True

    William Shakespeare wrote these words for Polonius in “Hamlet”. But old Willie was by no means the only writer to urge us to follow a road less traveled. In 1854, Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” noted, “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer”. Renowned “Beat Generation” novelist and poet…

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  • Have a Seat

    There are many reasons why homeowners decide to embark on the daunting project of a kitchen renovation: disintegrating cabinetry; outdated styling; water damage from a leak; or even the need for a new refrigerator that won’t fit into the old space. But overwhelmingly the most frequent impetus is the desire for a larger cooking and gathering space. We didn’t always…

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  • The Fifth Wall

    Designers and architects have long considered the ceiling to be the fifth wall of a room, worthy of as much attention as you’d pay to the other four walls. This is not a new concept. Prehistoric man filled every surface of his cave with depictions of his everyday life. One of Michelangelo’s greatest works of art was his ceiling for…

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  • Waste Not, Want Not

    “Waste Not, Want Not” Kermit the Frog once proclaimed, “It’s not easy bein’ green”. Back in the late 18th century, when “Waste not, want not” first appeared in print, it probably wasn’t that easy to be fastidiously frugal. Nonetheless, it’s apparent that our ancestors believed in the wisdom of conserving resources, long before modern man began to debate the veracity…

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  • Holiday Kitchen Calamities

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas And the cook was so busy. All the chopping and prepping Could make you quite dizzy! But when the big day dawned And the oven didn’t light, It was clear a ruined dinner Would be this family’s plight. I’m sure we’ve all experienced our share of holiday culinary close calls and catastrophes. And our Bilotta…

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  • A Tour of the 8th Annual Art of the Table

    Whenever I am staring at a blank piece of paper (yes, I’m old – I still write on a pad of paper!), I always turn to the holy grail of creative inspiration: Google. Just for kicks I googled “8th Anniversary”. Lo and behold, three of the four items listed were pottery, linens and bronze. What a coincidence! Because at Bilotta’s 8th…

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