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  • Kitchen Jewelry

    “Jewelry is a personal thing. It should tell a story about the person who’s wearing it.” (Unattributed quote, as seen on Pinterest.) Decorative hardware – knobs, pulls and, in some cases, hinges – is the jewelry of your kitchen design. While the selection of hardware is often one of the last choices we make, it is by no means an…

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  • Kitchen Nerd Prom

    Science fiction and comic book fans flock to Comic Con. Technology geeks gather at the Consumer Electronics Show. And kitchen and bath nerds “ooh” and “aah” over the latest and greatest at the annual “Kitchen & Bath Industry Show”, affectionately known as KBIS. This is the largest trade show for our business in the U.S., with over 600 exhibitors spread…

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  • Playing Favorites

    People ask us all the time, “What’s your favorite kitchen?” We can’t answer that question; it would be akin to asking you to choose your favorite child! Each of your kids is unique, and you love them all equally. So too with our designs! STOP!!!! (Cue the sound of screeching brakes.) You might not be willing to admit to that…

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  • Kitchen Resolutions

    Kitchen Resolutions: Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Those promises from New Year’s Eve Have long been left behind!   After weeks (months?) of shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking, cleaning and decking your halls, the holidays are finally over! You’ve survived the onslaught of relatives and their alcohol-fueled arguments. You’ve packed away your decorations and taken down…

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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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  • Colour My World

    The Debate of Color vs. Classic White in Kitchens: In 1971 (ok, so I’m dating myself), this iconic song by the band “Chicago” could be heard on airwaves and at weddings across the country. Now, 47 years later, Bilotta designers will be talking instead about coloring your kitchen. Senior designer Randy O’Kane and design assistant Debbie Karipides both believe there…

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  • A Tour of the Tablescapes – Art of the Table Westchester 2018

    One of the first things people are anxious to do after completing their dream kitchen is to invite guests over for dinner. But when you entertain, are you a slave to your go-to tablescape with all your treasured linens, place setting, and service pieces? (Guilty as charged!) If so, then this event is going to be a real eye-opener! From…

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  • Statement-Making Surfaces

    There’s a reason why so many customers come into our showroom describing the type of countertops and backsplashes they’ve been dreaming about before they ever mention the cabinets. Though most designers wait to address those surfaces until after the kitchen layout is finalized and cabinetry materials and finishes have been chosen, customers realize that the countertops and backsplashes have a…

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  • Everything AND the Kitchen Sink

    Our homes are now smart, and we willingly share our lives with Alexa, Siri and Google assistant. In our cars, Bluetooth and back up cameras are commonplace, and we’re now clamoring for blind spot monitoring, collision warning and rear cross- traffic alerts. Yes, we love our bells and whistles! So why wouldn’t you expect to have them in your new…

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  • Spring Cleaning in the Kitchen

    “I dusted once. It came back. I am not falling for that again….” (as seen on Facebook, author unknown) You know those people who love to clean? Yea, me neither. Now, don’t misunderstand me: you could pop in on me unexpectedly and always find my house neat and tidy. But most of my dusting and vacuuming occurs on an as-needed…

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