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Kitchens for Kids

Labor Day: the unofficial last hurrah of summer. For me, it’s always been a bad news/good news holiday. Since I grew up in Buffalo, I dreaded the imminent return of the area’s harsh winters; but my summers weren’t exactly action-packed and I was a nerd, so I eagerly anticipated the resumption of school. As a […]

Outside In, Inside Out

“If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, then there’s something wrong with you.” Clue: The contemporary author of this quote has been a popular fixture on TV since 1984. Answer: Who is Alex Trebek? Evidently, many of our clients agree with Alex, since a frequent request when starting a kitchen renovation project has […]

SPECIAL PROJECT FEATURE: Lofty Ambitions

When a downtown loft and an uptown “classic 5” come together, you get this chic contemporary industrial Park Avenue loft stunner. Drama is the order of the day with moody dark finishes, contrasted with a honed marble island top.  A traditional rolling library ladder interpreted in modern black lacquer makes short work of the high […]

Table Transformations – Art of the Table Westchester 2019

If you’re a regular reader of this blog (if so, then THANK YOU!) you might be thinking that you’re experiencing a bit of déjà vu. “Didn’t I read about Art of the Table not too long ago?” Actually, you did. Bilotta holds two of these events each year: one in our New York City showroom, […]

Less is More: Minimalism in Kitchens

  To be honest, I wasn’t always a big fan of the minimalist aesthetic described by this famous quote. For me, less was less; only more was more. When I started in the kitchen business over 25 years ago, traditional design was the ultimate for stylish interiors. “French Country” and “Tuscan Farmhouse” were the buzzwords […]

Hansgrohe overhead shower head with powder rain setting.

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., […]

Dirt clinging to the roots of fresh vegetables, plus shovels, and a watering can.

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 […]

Traditional kitchen with gray herringbone tile floor, white custom cabinets, brass hardware and black gloss accents.

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 […]

Two happy children with chefs hats and aprons clap hands in the kitchen.

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 […]

A frazzled home cook pulls a smoking, burnt turkey from the oven.

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 […]