Contemporary kitchen with gray and white flat-panel cabinets. The countertops and backsplash are gray marble.

Cutting Edge Contemporary

In a Thesaurus, “modern” and “contemporary” are considered synonymous. But in the architecture and design worlds, these are two distinct styles. “Modern” generally refers to a specific time period, tracing its roots from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. The period is thought to originate from the German Bauhaus and Scandinavian schools of […]

Island Envy

What’s at the top of every customer’s kitchen wish list? A big island! But what should you consider when planning the layout? We have four of our talented designers weighing in with their opinions: Doranne Phillips-Flynn, Randy O’Kane, RitaLuisa Garces, and Fabrice Garson. Many older kitchens are configured in a U-shape with a peninsula. People […]

Classic kitchen features white Bilotta cabinetry with gold accents, custom island with marble top and contemporary pendant lights.

The Two-Sink Trend

For as long as we’ve had indoor plumbing, there’s been only one sink in kitchens. Even before that, there were “dry sinks” where water was pumped from an outdoor well. At some point before the invention of the dishwasher, double bowl sinks made their appearance as a means to make dishwashing an easier chore. But […]

Soften Your Surroundings

Your contractor has finally vacated the premises; surfaces are vacuumed, cleaned, and dusted; and now you’re unpacking your kitchenware for their designated homes in your new cabinets and pantry. But is your renovation really complete? Not until you’ve added all the finishing touches. First you have to paint. (Choosing wall colors is one of the […]

Blue Toile painted center island and black and gold globe pendants accent a classic all white kitchen.

Out With the Old, In with the New – Before & After

New Year – New Start! This project was a complete home renovation for a family in Chappaqua, NY. Bilotta senior designer, RitaLuisa Garces, collaborated with Scott Hirshson of Hirshson Design + Architecture on the transformation of the kitchen, bar, and master bath. Scroll through for “before & after” images for inspiration on your next project. […]

Renovating with Resale in Mind

There are many reasons why homeowners decide to embark on a kitchen renovation: disintegrating cabinetry; outdated or undesirable styling; water damage from a leak or flood; or even the need for a new refrigerator that won’t fit into the existing space. Sometimes customers merely want to freshen up the room at minimal cost in order […]

Natural wood and ceramic bath accessories

Bathing Beauties

Without a doubt, kitchens are the most popular home renovation project. But running a close second is bathrooms. There’s good reason for this. These are the two rooms whose renewal have the greatest impact on everyday life. They also provide the biggest return on investment upon resale. Today’s homebuyers are looking for “move-in ready”, so […]

Home office features a classic white painted, custom desk with round polished stainless hardware and espresso brown top. The desk is positioned under a window with flax colored roman fabric shade flanked by custom white painted built-in open shelving. Design by Tom Vecchio of Bilotta Kitchens.

Desk Set

If you love classic movies (regardless of your age), you’ve probably seen “Desk Set”, a much-beloved 1957 rom-com starring Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. In it, Ms. Hepburn’s character was the go-to research librarian for a major TV network. Mr. Tracy’s character was a computer consultant hired to automate her department. The plot revolves around […]

Iron mountain painted Bilota peninsula is topped with a gray-veined quartz countertop.

Two Heads Are Better Than One

The alchemy of collaboration is a well-known phenomenon. Ideas are bounced off one another and the magical spark of inspiration is born. This was the case when Bilotta Senior Designer, Thomas Vecchio, and Patrick J. Hamilton of Patrick James Hamilton Designs, partnered on the reimagination of a typical galley-style kitchen on Manhattan’s upper east side. […]

Holiday tablescape by designer Bryan McCay

The Art of the Holiday Table

As we enter the holiday season, and close out a most challenging year, we invite you to remember joyous times and anticipate more to come in 2021. Enjoy our annual Art of the Table memories below. From our tables to yours, we wish you a happy and safe holiday season! Through the following gallery of […]

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