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Bathrooms

Tour a Glamorous Master Bathroom Design

Technically, a master bathroom is any bathroom that’s part of the master suite … but not every bathroom lives up…

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Kitchens

3 ways to incorporate aqua tiles into your home

Aqua tiles may seem like a far-fetched, design challenge. However, as tiles and green-er inspired interiors surface among industry blogs…

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Bathrooms

Tour a Glamorous Master Bathroom Design

Technically, a master bathroom is any bathroom that’s part of the master suite … but not every bathroom lives up…

Read More May 17th, 2017
Kitchens

7 Gorgeous Non White Kitchen Designs

White kitchens have been THE trend over the last five years … but that doesn’t mean your space has to…

Read More May 25th, 2017
Bathrooms

Tour a Glamorous Master Bathroom Design

Technically, a master bathroom is any bathroom that’s part of the master suite … but not every bathroom lives up…

Read More May 17th, 2017
Kitchens

Contemporary White & Wood Kitchen Tour

If you think contemporary kitchen design has to be cold and stark, think again. Modern, clean-lined kitchens can be just…

Read More May 24th, 2017
Kitchens

Use these Traditional Kitchens for Inspiration (PHOTOS)

Traditional kitchens are one of our specialities at Divine Design Build. Given that we work in the Boston area, where antique…

Read More May 22nd, 2017
Bathrooms

Small Bathroom Design Ideas from Real Homes

In an area like New England, where historical architecture abounds, it’s not uncommon to find homes with spaces that aren’t…

Read More May 16th, 2017
Kitchens

Divine Design Center Featured in Haute Living

We’re excited to share that our sister showroom, Divine Design Center in Boston, was just featured in the Boston edition of…

Read More May 11th, 2017
Kitchens

7 Stylish Kitchen Island Ideas

The island is often the literal focal point of your kitchen, sitting smack in the middle of the layout. So…

Read More May 10th, 2017
Kitchens

5 Gorgeous Transitional Kitchens in Boston

It only makes sense that Boston is a hotbed for transitional style design. The city and surrounding metro area are…

Read More May 8th, 2017
Kitchens

8 Pictures of Kitchens With Subway Tile Backsplashes

Subway tile remains the most popular choice for our clients when it comes to kitchen backsplashes, and it’s not hard…

Read More May 5th, 2017
Kitchens

5 Boston Kitchen Designs You’ll Love

Planning a kitchen renovation in the Boston area? Here are five Boston kitchen designs that will get you inspired. (Plus,…

Read More May 3rd, 2017
Kitchens

5 Smart Kitchen Storage Ideas Guaranteed to Maximize Organization

Need more room in your kitchen? Whether you’re working with limited square footage, your family of four could overrun even…

Read More May 1st, 2017
Kitchens

5 Ways to Make Your White Kitchen Stand Out

White kitchens are like blue jeans, truly timeless and will never go out of style. It’s the perfect blank canvas…

Read More April 27th, 2017
Kitchens

How To Use Houzz to Plan Your Kitchen Remodel

When it comes to finding kitchen design inspiration, Houzz is one of the best online platforms you can use. The…

Read More April 20th, 2017
Kitchens

5 Blogger Kitchens We Love

We find inspiration for our kitchen designs everywhere, from local restaurants and the pages of magazines, to the manufacturers we…

Read More April 19th, 2017
Kitchens

Oven vs. Range vs. Stove: What’s the Difference

We talk to hundreds of clients and potential clients about kitchen design each year, and we find that, more than…

Read More April 17th, 2017
Kitchens

The Best High-End Kitchen Appliances

Once you’re done choosing paint colors, materials, backsplash and other design components of remodeling your kitchen, its time to choose…

Read More April 12th, 2017
Bathrooms

7 Gorgeous Floor Tile Options for a Stylish Powder Room

Powder rooms can be one of the funnest rooms in the house to decorate. They’re small enough to handle bold design…

Read More April 11th, 2017
Kitchens

Transitional Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

If you’re designing a transitional kitchen, then you’re likely going for a look that’s rooted in timeless design, but with…

Read More April 6th, 2017
Kitchens

What is Transitional Kitchen Design?

According to research by the National Kitchen and Bath Association, transitional kitchen design is the most popular style with homeowners…

Read More April 5th, 2017
Kitchens

Choosing a Countertop for an Upscale Kitchen

The countertop is one the biggest design elements of your kitchen, both visually and functionally. That said, it’s a decision…

Read More April 5th, 2017
Kitchens

6 Transitional Kitchen Ideas for your Remodel

According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, transitional style is the most popular choice for homeowners who are remodeling their…

Read More March 30th, 2017
Kitchens

The Top Kitchen Trends of 2017

Each year, the National Kitchen and Bath Association releases their research on the year’s biggest kitchen trends. The study is…

Read More March 29th, 2017
Kitchens

5 Products for an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Design

A kitchen uses a lot of your home’s energy, from the electricity required to power appliances and illuminate prep spaces to the…

Read More March 27th, 2017
Bathrooms

10 Bold Bathroom Tile Options from Ann Sacks

Bathroom tile in the single best way to turn a functional space into a style statement. Whether you’re outfitting a…

Read More March 23rd, 2017
Home Design

Tour Our New Modern Furniture Showroom in Boston!

Late last year, we expanded our business and opened Divine Design Center in Battery Wharf, which is now the largest…

Read More March 23rd, 2017
Kitchens

Mudroom Design Ideas for Spring

Spring means rain and rain means mud, so there’s no time like the present to re-imagine your mudroom.   A…

Read More March 20th, 2017
Kitchens

The Best Kitchen Investments for Resale

There are two approaches to remodeling your kitchen. Doing so to create your own personal dream space in the home…

Read More March 17th, 2017
Kitchens

The Biggest European Kitchen Trends Right Now

The way Europeans approach kitchen design is different than most Americans do. For one, you won’t find quite as many…

Read More March 15th, 2017
Kitchens

A Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

Kitchen cabinet hardware is one small detail of a kitchen renovation, but it’s also one that’s incredibly important. The hardware…

Read More March 13th, 2017
Kitchens

White and Gray Kitchen Design Inspiration

Each year, there are certain finishes, materials, silhouettes and color schemes that seem to comprise the majority of our work….

Read More March 10th, 2017
Kitchens

3 Factors that Most Affect a Kitchen Renovation Cost

If you’re planning a kitchen renovation, one of the biggest things on your mind is likely the cost. How much…

Read More March 8th, 2017
Kitchens

Designing a Traditional Kitchen With a Modern Twist

There’s an increasing trend in traditional kitchen design these days…and it’s one that pushes the boundaries of what traditional design…

Read More March 6th, 2017
Kitchens

5 Must-Have Kitchen Storage Ideas For your Renovation

Having ample, efficient storage is one of the most important elements of a well-functioning kitchen, allowing for easier cooking, entertaining, and…

Read More March 1st, 2017
Kitchens

A Timeless Kitchen Design in Wayland, Mass

We recently finished a timeless kitchen design in suburban Boston that is the epitome of evergreen style. The space exudes…

Read More February 27th, 2017
Kitchen Countertops, Kitchens

How often Should You Seal Granite Countertops?

Do you need to seal your granite countertops? Go sprinkle some water on your granite countertop to see if the…

Read More February 24th, 2017
Bathrooms

What is Considered a Full Bath?

When you’re planning a home renovation, one of the most important things to consider is the return on your investment….

Read More February 23rd, 2017
Kitchens

5 Kitchen Design Trends that Aren’t Going Anywhere

In a world of ever changing design it’s hard to keep up with the latest trends. Intricate Moroccan floor tiles…

Read More February 22nd, 2017
Kitchen Countertops, Kitchens

What is IceStone? 

If you’re trying to go green with your kitchen or bathroom remodel, you might want to consider IceStone. IceStone countertops…

Read More February 16th, 2017
Bathrooms

Do You Need a Bathtub in Your House?

Most houses have a combination shower and tub because it kills two birds with one stone, its more efficient and…

Read More February 15th, 2017
Kitchens

How to Add Style to Your Kitchen Design

The kitchen is, first an foremost, a functional space. Most of the design elements that go into it also serve…

Read More February 13th, 2017
Mudrooms

Small Mudroom Ideas for Entryway Spaces

A mudroom is a dream for most families. A spot to kick off shoes, hang coats and outerwear, and store…

Read More February 10th, 2017
Bathrooms

A Chic Powder Room Renovation in Medfield, Mass.

A powder room renovation is a relatively small project that can yield big results when it comes to the value…

Read More February 9th, 2017
Kitchens

A Large White Kitchen Design in Medfield, Mass.

This next kitchen design in Medfield, Mass. is a cook’s dream. It’s spacious for entertaining and storing all sorts of cooking…

Read More February 8th, 2017
Kitchens

6 Brands that Make Stylish Kitchen Faucets

The faucet you choose for your kitchen design might seem like a minor detail at first, but it’s actually something…

Read More February 2nd, 2017
Kitchens

5 Things That Will Increase Your Kitchen Renovation Budget

Sticking to your kitchen renovation budget is tough but maintaining a realistic goal with an open mind for unforeseen circumstances…

Read More February 1st, 2017
Kitchens

7 Modern Kitchen Faucets for Your Remodel

There’s so many little specific decisions that goes into remodeling a kitchen, you have to choose tiles, backsplashes, appliances, counter…

Read More January 31st, 2017
Kitchens

A Small Kitchen With a Big Feel

If you’re reading this from a home in New England, then you know that most of the area’s homes built…

Read More January 26th, 2017
Kitchens

Create a Kitchen Backsplash Without Outlets

Whether you choose a colorful tile mosaic, marble subway tile, a modern glass panel, or something else entirely, the backsplash…

Read More January 24th, 2017
Kitchens

Tiny Kitchen Design Ideas That Are Practical & Stylish

Your kitchen might be small in space but don’t let that discourage you from achieving your dream kitchen design. It’s…

Read More January 23rd, 2017
Kitchens

A Bright and Airy Family Kitchen Renovation

This recently redone family kitchen in Foxborough, Massachuetts is the stuff home renovation dreams are made of. It’s large, bright, airy,…

Read More January 17th, 2017
Kitchens

Tips for Living With a Kitchen Renovation

How can you prepare for and cope with living in a home that’s being renovated? A kitchen renovation can be…

Read More January 16th, 2017
Remodeling Ideas

7 Ways to Research a Potential Home Remodeler

Home renovations can be daunting and stressful, that’s why it’s so important to hire the right contractor for your specific…

Read More January 16th, 2017
Kitchens

A Functional & Stylish Utility Room Design

Your utility room may not be the most exciting room in the house, but a well-designed one can certainly make…

Read More January 11th, 2017
Kitchens

Do I Need a Certified Kitchen Designer?

Considering tackling a DIY kitchen renovation project on your own? You might want to consider hiring a certified kitchen designer…

Read More January 11th, 2017
Home Additions

A Front-Entry Raised Ranch Addition

The raised ranch. It’s among of the most-popular home styles in the country, but it also happens to be one of…

Read More January 6th, 2017
Kitchens

Our Most Popular Home Renovation Photos on Pinterest

If you’re planning a home renovation of any sort, there’s a good chance you use Pinterest to find, save, and…

Read More January 5th, 2017
Kitchens

Home Renovations will be Big in 2017

If you plan to do any sort of home renovations this year, get in line, because you won’t be the…

Read More January 3rd, 2017
Kitchens

Kitchen Lighting Trends for 2017

Lighting is an essential element in any room, serving purposes of practicality, aesthetics, and atmosphere. In no room is it more…

Read More December 29th, 2016
Kitchens

The Most Popular Houzz Photos of 2016

We have been on Houzz for a few years now, and each year, we’re always floored by how much the…

Read More December 23rd, 2016
Kitchens

Keep Your Kitchen Organized all Year Long

It’s almost the new year, which means right about now you’re probably contemplating the ways you can change your life…

Read More December 21st, 2016
Bathrooms, Interior Design Trends, Kitchens

Using Green in Kitchen or Bathroom Design

Earlier this month, Pantone announced that Greenery, a grassy shade of, you guessed it, green, would be its 2017 color…

Read More December 19th, 2016
Bathrooms

A Functional and Stylish Small Bathroom Design

Who wouldn’t want a sprawling master bathroom with a soaking tub, separate shower stall and his-and-hers vanities? Of course, not…

Read More December 16th, 2016
Home Design, Remodeling Ideas

Creating a Basement In-Law Suite

As parents age, it’s important to start thinking about how you’ll care for them once they can no longer live on…

Read More December 15th, 2016
Kitchens

Must-Have Design Ideas for a Contemporary Kitchen

Designing a kitchen is a daunting process, but narrowing down your style is one of the easiest ways to start finding the…

Read More December 12th, 2016
Kitchens

A Quick Guide to Custom-Panel Appliances

Custom-panel appliances–or appliances that are fit with exterior panels that match the rest of your cabinetry–give your kitchen a seamless…

Read More December 8th, 2016
Kitchens

Where to Put a TV In the Kitchen

Putting a TV in the kitchen is one of the most polarizing design elements we come across amongst our clients….

Read More December 7th, 2016
Kitchens

Long, Narrow Kitchen Design

Not every home can accommodate a sprawling, open-concept kitchen … especially in New England, where small, historic homes and compartmentalized…

Read More December 5th, 2016
Kitchens

Why you Need A Pot Filler Behind the Stove

One of our most popular requests in kitchen remodels over the last few years is, in the grand scheme of…

Read More December 2nd, 2016
Kitchens

Wet Bar Design in the Kitchen

Having a wet bar in the kitchen is the entertainer’s ultimate dream because it means you’re always ready for a…

Read More December 1st, 2016
Kitchens

Why Choose a Miele Range for Your Kitchen Remodel

From style and size, to brand and functionality, there are hundreds upon hundreds of options you have when deciding on…

Read More November 30th, 2016
Kitchens

Dog Feeding Stations for the Kitchen

There’s one dilemma almost all dog owners share: Where to put the pet bowls. It seems like there’s almost never…

Read More November 23rd, 2016
Kitchens

7 Entertaining Kitchens Perfect for a Family Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving week, and one of the things we’re most grateful for is that we get to create beautiful, functional…

Read More November 22nd, 2016
Kitchens

A Transitional Waltham Kitchen Renovation

We love this next kitchen renovation for a multitude of reasons. It’s stylish, efficient, and incorporates top-of-the-line technology and appliances. Plus,…

Read More November 21st, 2016
Kitchens

Houzz Celebrates the Best of the Interior Design Industry in Boston

If we had to choose, Houzz would be our favorite social media platform on the Internet right now. It’s not…

Read More November 17th, 2016
Kitchens

Trend watch: Two Tone Kitchen Cabinets

In our experience, the kitchen is probably the room in the house that is least susceptible to fluctuating trends. That’s…

Read More November 17th, 2016
Kitchens

Create a Kitchen Designed for Hosting

Entertaining season is upon us! If you’re in the midst of considering or planning a kitchen renovation, use the next…

Read More November 15th, 2016
Kitchens

How to Increase Kitchen Storage Without a Pantry

Having a pantry is one of the greatest luxuries in kitchen design, with the potential to double (or even triple!)…

Read More November 9th, 2016
Kitchens

Options for Hiding Kitchen Outlets

It goes without saying that the kitchen is one of the hardest-working spaces in the home: a place where toast…

Read More November 8th, 2016
Kitchens

A Modern Kitchen Design in Lexington, Massachusetts

One of the most attractive things about modern design is the ability it has to make a space feel calm…

Read More November 8th, 2016
Kitchens

We’re Having a Kitchen Display Sale!

UPDATE: All displays are sold.  Please visit us at our new showroom at 2 Battery Wharf, Boston, MA 02109. If…

Read More November 3rd, 2016
Kitchens

A Contemporary Bathroom Design in Concord, Massachusetts

This next project we’re sharing is one of our favorite types: a contemporary, sleek space in a home that looks…

Read More November 1st, 2016
Bathrooms

Bathroom Design Trends for 2017 and Beyond

Like every other room in the house, when it comes to remodeling a bathroom, it seems like there is an…

Read More October 27th, 2016
Kitchens

Shadow-y Rooms Inspired by Benjamin Moore’s 2017 Color of the Year

Last year, Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year couldn’t get any simpler. In fact, the color was even called “Simply…

Read More October 26th, 2016
Kitchens

What is a Design Build Firm?

If you’re researching potential renovation, addition, or remodeling projects, you may have come across an unfamiliar option for getting the…

Read More October 25th, 2016
Kitchens

How to Maximize Storage in Kitchen Drawers

With the exception of appliances and the sink, the purpose of the kitchen is largely one of storage. It’s a…

Read More October 21st, 2016
Bathrooms

A Contemporary Spa Bathroom Design in Somerville, Mass.

“Spa-like” is one of the most common requests we get from our bathroom remodeling clients these days. Nearly everyone seems…

Read More October 18th, 2016
Kitchens

A Polished Concrete Kitchen Floor

Out of the hundreds of kitchen renovation and home design projects we’ve done, one of the most unique spaces we’ve ever…

Read More October 17th, 2016
Kitchens

A Kitchen Remodel in Charlestown’s Flagship Wharf

Charlestown is currently one of the hottest neighborhoods in Boston, and Flagship Wharf is currently one of the hottest condo…

Read More October 14th, 2016
Kitchens

Project Spotlight: An Eclectic Home Renovation In Wellesley, Massachusetts

We love a good challenge! And this next project certainly delivered. We were hired by a family who was expecting…

Read More October 11th, 2016
Kitchens

Our Top White Kitchen Design Ideas on Houzz

White kitchens are timeless yet on-trend, sophisticated yet simple. White creates an airiness that feels cheerful, and it goes with…

Read More October 10th, 2016
Kitchens

A Hopkinton, Massachusetts Commercial Office Space Design

While the majority of our projects are in residential design, we are also capable of designing and building commercial spaces….

Read More October 5th, 2016
Kitchens

Beautiful Kitchen Island Lighting Ideas

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the island is the heart of the kitchen. It’s often at…

Read More October 4th, 2016
Kitchens

Kitchen Remodeling: Creating a Timeless Space

Kitchen remodeling is a major undertaking, something you’ll probably do only every decade or two, so it’s important that the design…

Read More October 3rd, 2016
Kitchens

Kitchen Remodeling: How to Know When It’s Time

Kitchens are built to last a long time, but no kitchen will last forever. Which means every decade or two,…

Read More September 28th, 2016
Kitchen Cabinets, Kitchens

How to Hide Your Refrigerator

So you’re planning a kitchen design and everything is looking sleek, cohesive, and stylish. Except for the one behemoth of…

Read More September 28th, 2016
Kitchens

A Quick Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Dimensions

Whether you’re taking a DIY approach to your kitchen remodel or you’ve hired a kitchen designer to take the reigns, there…

Read More September 26th, 2016
Kitchens

Do You Need a Range Hood?

A range hood is always a nice thing to have in the kitchen. It circulates air, dissipates odors, and thins…

Read More September 23rd, 2016
Kitchens

What is the Best Tile for the Bathroom?

Choosing tile for a “wet space” like a bathroom is different than choosing it for a spot where its purpose…

Read More September 22nd, 2016
Kitchens

Combining Metal Finishes in the Bathroom

Mixed metallics have been a big decor trend over the last couple of years. Still, many people are still under…

Read More September 19th, 2016
Kitchens

What Brands Make Modern Kitchen Appliances?

When you’re designing a modern kitchen, not just any old appliances will do. To maintain a sleek, contemporary feel, you’ll…

Read More September 15th, 2016
Kitchens

Stylish Wine Storage Without a Wine Cellar

If you’re a wine-lover, you’ve probably dreamed of a dedicated wine cellar. A space lined with custom-wooden shelving and outfitted with a…

Read More September 13th, 2016
Boston Interior Design Community

New England Architecture in Salem, Mass.

Come fall in New England, one of the most frequented places in the region is Salem, Massachusetts. The draw is,…

Read More September 12th, 2016
Kitchens

How to Research a Potential Kitchen Designer

So you think you’ve found the one. The kitchen designer who gets your aesthetic and promises to make your dreams…

Read More September 9th, 2016
Kitchens

How to Decide How Much Kitchen Storage You Need

Your kitchen is essentially one big storage unit. From cabinets, to the pantry, to the ‘fridge, at least 75 percent of the…

Read More September 8th, 2016
Kitchens

How to Find a Good Kitchen Designer

If you’ve never worked with a kitchen designer before, finding a good one to complete your home renovation project can be a…

Read More September 6th, 2016
Kitchens

The Biggest Kitchen Design Trends for 2017 & Beyond

Kitchen design trends are constantly evolving–and these days, with digital media like Pinterest, Houzz, and Instagram giving homeowners a constant stream…

Read More August 31st, 2016
Kitchens

Open Kitchen Shelving: Is it For You?

Considering open kitchen shelving? The look is becoming a major trend in kitchen design, but before you take the leap and…

Read More August 30th, 2016
Kitchens

The Beauty of Gray Kitchens

Our new favorite neutral for kitchen design? Gray. There are dozens of reasons we love gray kitchens. Grey feels both…

Read More August 29th, 2016
Bathrooms

Bathroom Tile Combinations That Work Well Together

If you’re planning to re-tile your bathroom, you should also plan on incorporating at least two different tile styles: one…

Read More August 26th, 2016
Kitchens

Our Most-Liked Kitchen Organization Ideas On Houzz

Houzz has quickly become one of our favorite social media channels. It allows design-build firms like us to post examples of…

Read More August 26th, 2016
Home Decor Ideas

Fall Decorating Ideas for a New England Home

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year (if not THE most beautiful) in New England. The trees…

Read More August 23rd, 2016
Kitchens

Modern Interior Design Ideas for a Chic Home

Modern design focuses on the concept of less is more with thoughtfully placed, sleek furnishings, neutral color schemes, and a…

Read More August 16th, 2016
Kitchens

8 Must-Haves for a High-End Bathroom Design

Create a luxurious bathroom that you can retreat to after a long day with these 8 must-have amenities for the…

Read More August 12th, 2016
Bathrooms

The Benefits of Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Your cabinets are the centerpiece of your kitchen and they should be built not only to last the test of…

Read More August 10th, 2016
Kitchens

Modern Bathroom Design Ideas

With modern bathroom design your customization options are endless. More and more homeowners are veering away from simply creating a…

Read More August 8th, 2016
Kitchens

5 Alternatives to Granite Countertops 

There are many stylish and affordable alternatives to granite countertops. Here we explore 5 options from butcher block to quartz,…

Read More August 5th, 2016
Kitchen Cabinets, Kitchens

Why Choose European Kitchen Cabinets?

Clean, simple, and serene interiors are what we pride ourselves on at Divine Kitchens. We carry high-quality brands that deliver…

Read More August 2nd, 2016
Home Additions, Remodeling Ideas

Harvard Study Shows Home Renovations on the Rise

Each quarter, the Remodeling Futures Program of the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies in Cambridge publishes the Leading…

Read More July 27th, 2016
Kitchen Lighting, Kitchens

7 Stylish Pendants for Kitchen Island Lighting

The island is one of the most popular features in kitchen design today. And what’s not to love? Islands serve…

Read More July 26th, 2016
Kitchens

Types of Marble for Your Bathroom Design

Choose among the different types of marble for your bathroom design can be a challenge. There are dozens of marble varieties…

Read More July 25th, 2016
Bathrooms

A Delightful Dover Bathroom Design

Our latest bathroom remodel took us to the beautiful MetroWest town of Dover, where a couple wanted to create a…

Read More July 21st, 2016
Kitchens

The Best Flooring Options for a Basement in New England

Choosing a flooring option for your basement is a matter of both style and practicality. While you may love the…

Read More July 19th, 2016
Home Design, Interior Design Trends

Modern Dining Tables for a Stylish Space

Live in a small space that demands streamlined design? Love the look of sleek decor? Need something to offset your more traditional…

Read More July 18th, 2016
Kitchens

How to Find Inspiration for a New Home Construction

Building a home from the ground up is the ultimate dream. Every aspect of your home is under your control,…

Read More July 13th, 2016
Kitchens

7 Signs You’re Renovating a Home in New England

There are certain colloquialisms that come with renovating a home in New England. Some are charming, others are downright annoying,…

Read More July 12th, 2016
Boston Interior Design Community, Home Design

3 European Furniture Designers You Should Know

If your dream home is sleek, contemporary, and luxurious, then you might want to start looking for your furniture across…

Read More July 11th, 2016
Bathrooms

How to Choose Shower Lighting

If you’re in the middle of remodeling your bathroom, you probably feel like you have a thousand decisions to make….

Read More July 8th, 2016
Kitchens

Kitchen Design Trend: The Glass Kitchen Backsplash

After years of subway-tile reigning as the kitchen backsplash material of choice, we’re excited to say that there’s a officially…

Read More July 6th, 2016
Kitchens

Before & After: An Upgraded Kitchen Design in Weston, Massachusetts

Functionality might be the most important element of kitchen design, but it isn’t the only one. As much as a…

Read More July 5th, 2016
Kitchens

5 Beautiful Metro West Kitchen Designs

One thing we’ve learned in our years designing kitchens in the Boston area: While much of the architecture may have…

Read More June 30th, 2016
Interior Design Trends

Where to Find Team 7 Furniture in Boston

Looking for high-quality, modern wood furniture in the Boston area? Then look no further than Diving Design Center. Our sister…

Read More June 28th, 2016
Kitchens

Built-In Wine Storage Ideas for Your Kitchen

If you fancy yourself a wine aficionado, there are few bigger luxuries than having built-in wine storage in your kitchen….

Read More June 22nd, 2016
Home Decor Ideas, Home Design, Interior Design Trends

How to Decorate a Large Room

There are hundreds upon hundreds of articles, blogs, and books out there about decorating small spaces. Tips for maximizing square…

Read More June 20th, 2016
Kitchens

A Kitchen Addition in Newton, Mass.

It’s a dilemma many homeowners face. They need more space, yet aren’t in the place to move; whether because of…

Read More June 17th, 2016
Kitchens

Divine Picks: Stylish Tile For a Kitchen Backsplash

The backsplash may be a functional element of your kitchen design, but it’s also a spot that allows for creative…

Read More June 16th, 2016
Bathrooms, Kitchens

Vendor Spotlight: Ann Sacks Tile

One of the things that makes Divine Design & Build different is the unique, exemplary manufacturers and brands we work with….

Read More June 15th, 2016
Interior Design Trends

How to Define Your Interior Design Style

riorWhen you’re working with an interior designer, it’s important to be able to communicate your desired ideas and style for your dream…

Read More June 10th, 2016
Kitchens

A Contemporary Kitchen Design in Weston, Mass.

If you love contemporary, updated spaces that incorporate elements of the unexpected, you’re going to fall head over heels for…

Read More June 9th, 2016
Bathrooms

Fixture Ideas for a Traditional Bathroom

Bathroom fixtures are one of the key elements that will determine the look and design style of your space, and…

Read More June 8th, 2016
Kitchens

Cape Cod Beach Houses We’d Love to Remodel

There’s nothing quite as charming, fun, or quintessentially New England like summer spend on Cape Cod. If you’re looking for…

Read More June 3rd, 2016
Home Decor Ideas, Home Design

Our Picks for Coastal New England Interior Design

The coastal look is currently a major interior design trend, but in-style or not, when you live in New England, style…

Read More June 2nd, 2016
Kitchens

The Best Kitchen Cabinets for Small Spaces

If you’re currently living with a small kitchen, you might assume that there will be certain compromises you need to…

Read More May 31st, 2016
Kitchens

Small Kitchen Storage Ideas

There are a few things that are paramount to the success of a small kitchen space, like a smart layout,…

Read More May 28th, 2016
Boston Interior Design Community, Kitchens

A Small and Stylish Kitchen Design in Charlestown, Mass.

One of most charming things about Boston architecture can also be one of the most challenging when it comes to design:…

Read More May 26th, 2016
Kitchens

How to Add Color to a Neutral Kitchen

No matter what the current trends are, the overwhelming color scheme for kitchen design is almost always neutral. Exact shades, materials,…

Read More May 25th, 2016
Uncategorized

The Top Kitchen Hardware Trends of 2016

Like all other elements in kitchen design, kitchen cabinetry hardware experiences trend cycles every few years. New styles come into…

Read More May 20th, 2016
Architecture

Which Home Style Are You? Learn New England’s Historic Architecture

One of the most charming parts about living in New England is the historic, colonial-style architecture. A quick drive around…

Read More May 18th, 2016
Bedrooms, Closet Design

Vendor Spotlight: Jay Rambo Company

One of the things that makes Divine Design & Build different is the unique, exemplary manufacturers and brands we work with….

Read More May 16th, 2016
Home Decor Ideas, Interior Design Trends

How to Blend Modern Decor with Traditional Architecture

A common design challenge for contemporary aesthetes living in New England, where it’s not uncommon to find homes built in the 1800s…

Read More May 13th, 2016
Kitchens

House Tour: A Modern Kitchen Design in Cambridge, Mass

When you think about Cambridge, Massachusetts, images of brick-lined streets and the historic halls of Harvard University likely jump to…

Read More May 11th, 2016
Kitchens

4 Ways to Add More Storage to Any Kitchen

Storage is one of the most essential parts of a well-functioning kitchen. Whether you have an ample-sized area to work with…

Read More May 10th, 2016
Bathrooms

10 Beautiful Bathroom Vanity Lights We Love

When it comes to adding decorative touches to a functional space like the bathroom, options are a bit more limited…

Read More May 6th, 2016
Kitchens

How to Style Your Kitchen Like a Magazine

Your kitchen has been recently renovated. Everything is brand new, high-quality, and exactly the look you had in mind. But…

Read More May 4th, 2016
Kitchens

The Best European Brands for Kitchen Appliances

When it comes to kitchen appliances, there are three European brands that dominate the market. Gaggenau, Miele, and Bosch are…

Read More May 3rd, 2016
Bathrooms

5 Musts for Accessible Bathroom Design

The idea of “aging in place” is a new architectural concept that focuses on building and designing homes that people…

Read More April 26th, 2016
Home Additions

4 Important Things to Remember When Designing an In-Law Suite Addition

According to data from AARP, nearly 25 percent of baby boomers plan on having their aging parents move in with…

Read More April 26th, 2016
Bathrooms

Top 12 Modern Bathroom Faucet Designs

If you love the look of contemporary design, the bathroom is the perfect spot in the home to explore it. In…

Read More April 22nd, 2016
Kitchens

Kitchen Tour: A Modern Kitchen Renovation in Newton

Today we’re going to take you on a tour of one of our favorite projects we’ve done recently, a unique, modern…

Read More April 20th, 2016
Kitchens

12 Basic Home Addition Terms, Explained

Communication is the key to success in any relationship, but especially when it comes to the people you hire to…

Read More April 18th, 2016
Kitchens

Stylish Kitchen Lighting: Kichler Designs we Love

Lighting is one of the most crucial elements in any well-designed kitchen space. For one, it provides key functions like properly illuminating prep areas,…

Read More April 15th, 2016
Boston Interior Design Community, Home Design

The Best Boston Area Home and Design Events – Spring 2016

We love spring in Boston for a whole host of reasons. Of course, there are the obvious things, like better weather, blooming…

Read More April 13th, 2016
Kitchens

How to Determine the Right Kitchen Island Size

A kitchen island is a fundamental part of most kitchen designs, and something many homeowners are eager to incorporate when…

Read More April 12th, 2016
Bathrooms

Bathroom Design Trend: Black and White Bathroom Tile

After years of white subway tile reigning supreme as the bathroom look of choice, this year, bathroom tile design is…

Read More April 8th, 2016
Kitchens

A Cape Cod Kitchen Dream

If you live in New England, there’s a good chance that having a summer home on Cape Cod is a dream….

Read More April 7th, 2016
Home Additions, Kitchens

7 Finished Attic Office Spaces We Love

If you work from home, a dedicated office space can be a game changer for productivity, providing not only a space…

Read More April 5th, 2016
Bathrooms

Coastal Gray and White Bathroom Design Ideas

Gray and white is a classic color combination with timeless appeal; but it’s a scheme that feels fresh and contemporary…

Read More April 1st, 2016
Kitchens

Vendor Spotlight: Icestone Countertops

One of the things that makes Divine Design & Build different is the unique, exemplary manufacturers and brands we work with….

Read More March 29th, 2016
Boston Interior Design Community

Mark Your Calendars: The Boston Design Center Sample Sale

For the most part, the interior design showrooms at the Boston Design Center are to the trade only. What that…

Read More March 24th, 2016
Kitchens

A Modern Kitchen Design In Boston’s South End

Boston’s South End neighborhood is known for its brick-lined streets and rows of charming brownstones. And while many of these spaces look classic…

Read More March 23rd, 2016
Bathrooms, Home Additions

8 Things You Can Do With a Master Bathroom Addition

Building a master bathroom addition gives you the chance to explore all of the luxuries that your dream bathroom would…

Read More March 21st, 2016
Kitchens

5 Steps to a Successful Kitchen Home Addition

Kitchen additions are one of the more popular home improvement projects. Whether it’s due to a lack of space or…

Read More March 16th, 2016
Kitchens

A Modern, High-Tech Kitchen in Newton, Mass.

The Boston area may be known for its classic architecture, but it’s also home to plenty of design savvy, modern homeowners who…

Read More March 14th, 2016
Fun Areas, Home Additions

Home Additions: Ideas for Your Finished Attic

When it comes to home additions, making the most of space your already have is a practical, economical way to…

Read More March 10th, 2016
Kitchens

Where to Find Inspiration for a Kitchen Remodel

Remodeling your kitchen is no small feat. As Interior Designer Andrew Suvalsky says, “The kitchen is truly the focus of…

Read More March 9th, 2016
Home Decor Ideas, Home Design, Interior Design Trends

5 Home Decorating Ideas for Spring

Spring might be synonymous with cleaning, but it’s also the perfect time to freshen up your home decor-wise. A quick…

Read More March 7th, 2016
Remodeling Ideas

6 Built-In Storage Ideas for Your Closet

When it comes to your closet, the more you can maximize your space with built in storage, the better off…

Read More March 4th, 2016
Home Additions, Remodeling Ideas

What to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Home Remodel

Remodeling your home is a big project, and one that shouldn’t be entered into without knowing exactly what you want…

Read More March 2nd, 2016
Bathrooms

4 Ways to Add Color to Your Bathroom

The major trend in bathroom design over the last five years has been spaces with a spa-like feel: clean, airy,…

Read More February 29th, 2016
Fun Areas, Home Additions

Remodeling Ideas for an Unfinished Basement

If you currently have an unfinished basement, then you’re literally sitting atop limitless possibilities for upgrading your home; extra square footage that can…

Read More February 24th, 2016
Home Decor Ideas, Interior Design Trends

The Best and Worst Colors for Home Decor

We’re always hearing about the “best ofs” in interior design and home decor: the best kitchen tables for small spaces,…

Read More February 24th, 2016
Bathrooms

12 Stylish Bathroom Tile Ideas

Remodeling your bathroom? Consider starting your design plan with the tile. Because it serves such important functional and style purposes–and…

Read More February 18th, 2016
Kitchens

Brand Spotlight: Hampshire Cabinetry

One of the things that makes Divine Design & Build different is the unique, exemplary manufacturers and vendors we work…

Read More February 17th, 2016
Fun Areas, Home Design

Lighting Options For Your Closet

Redesigning your closet? While you’re in the midst of choosing wood finishes, shelving, and storage systems, don’t forget to think…

Read More February 12th, 2016
Kitchens

Before & After: A Suburban Boston Home Renovation

We love showing before and after photos of our projects because it helps our customers and potential customers truly grasp…

Read More February 10th, 2016
Kitchen Countertops, Kitchens

How to Choose a Granite Slab

Your countertops are one of the most important design elements in your kitchen. They can impact whether your space feels…

Read More February 8th, 2016
Fun Areas, Home Additions

Wet Bar Design Ideas

With SuperBowl Sunday coming up this weekend, we figured it was the perfect time to tackle a space that’s practically designed…

Read More February 5th, 2016
Bathrooms

Lighting Options for the Bathroom

Lighting is one of the most critical elements in bathroom design. Not only does it allow the space to function properly…

Read More February 4th, 2016
Kitchens

Celebrity Kitchens We Love

Celebrities are trendsetters in fashion, beauty, and fitness, so would we expect anything less from their homes? Of course not!…

Read More February 3rd, 2016
Kitchens

Top German Kitchen Appliance Brands

If you’re looking for sleek, high-tech, well-designed appliances for your kitchen, you may want to set your sights overseas … particularly on…

Read More January 28th, 2016
Kitchens

Are Black Kitchens the New White?

Like all things style and design-related, kitchens go through trend cycles every few years. In the early 2000s, wood finishes and granite…

Read More January 27th, 2016
Kitchens

Beautiful, Unconventional Kitchen Designs

Historically, the kitchen has always been a place of function, where design first and foremost is meant to be useful and…

Read More January 25th, 2016
Kitchens

The Work Triangle vs. the Work Zone

In the past, kitchen design centered around the kitchen work triangle where the refrigerator, range, and sink are placed 4…

Read More January 19th, 2016
Kitchens

13 Gorgeous Walk-In Closet Ideas

For those of us who love fashion, a beautifully designed walk-in closet is a dream come true. What better way…

Read More January 18th, 2016
Kitchens

How to Plan for a Home Addition

Anyone who has put an addition on his or her home will tell you that the key to getting through…

Read More January 14th, 2016
Kitchens

Brand Spotlight: Dornbracht Fixtures

One of the things that makes Divine Design & Build different is the unique, exemplary manufacturers and vendors we work…

Read More January 13th, 2016
Kitchens

How to Add Style to Your Kitchen

There’s more to kitchen design than just choosing countertops and cabinets. Adding in a few decorative touches like a statement…

Read More January 11th, 2016
Kitchens

7 Characteristics of a Traditional Kitchen

Traditional kitchens are marked by their classic design elements and architectural features originating from 18th, 19th and early 20th century…

Read More January 5th, 2016
Kitchens

Top Kitchen Design Trends for 2016

Now that 2015 has come to a close, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the emerging kitchen…

Read More January 4th, 2016
Home Design, Interior Design Trends, Kitchens

Interior Design: What’s in and What’s out for 2016

Interior design trends are always evolving. What was popular and fresh in 2015, won’t always carry over into the New…

Read More December 31st, 2015
Kitchens

Exploring the 3 Most Common Options for Your Kitchen Oven

Your oven is the sole of your kitchen; it’s where all your meals are baked, broiled, or steamed, and some…

Read More December 30th, 2015
Kitchens

8 Tried-and-True Kitchen Organizing Tips

If your New Year’s resolution involved getting your home in order, there’s no better spot to start than the kitchen….

Read More December 28th, 2015
Kitchens

The Best Kitchen Flooring Options

When choosing new flooring for your kitchen, there are a lot of factors that come into play. You want to…

Read More December 23rd, 2015
Kitchens

6 Kitchen Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

So you’ve decided that it’s time to take the plunge and get the kitchen you’ve always wanted. While deciding to…

Read More December 21st, 2015
Kitchens

Interior Design Trend: Wallpaper in the Powder Room

Wallpaper is one of those things that just seems to fade in and out of style every 20 years or…

Read More December 17th, 2015
Kitchens

The Most Common Kitchen Layouts

If you’re currently planning to redesign your kitchen, one of the first decisions you’ll have to make is about the…

Read More December 16th, 2015
Home Design, Remodeling Ideas

Why a Design Build Firm Will Make Your Renovation Easier

A lot goes into planning a home renovation. Finding the inspiration for a room you’ll love, choosing fixtures and finishes,…

Read More December 14th, 2015
Before and After, Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

Before and After: A Suburban Boston Kitchen Renovation

Sometimes, the heart of the home just needs a new look. Such was the case when we were tapped by…

Read More December 10th, 2015
Kitchens

How Big Should a Kitchen Island Be?

An island can be one of the most versatile, functional, oft-used elements of your kitchen. Depending on your needs, it can…

Read More December 9th, 2015
Interior Design Trends

Our Favorite Picks in the Pantone Color of the Year 2016

Each December, the design world waits with baited breath for the Pantone Color of the Year– the hue that will…

Read More December 8th, 2015
Bathrooms

A Quick Guide to Choosing a Bathtub

Nowadays, homeowners are designing bathrooms like in-home spas. They’re places to relax, unwind, and de-stress … and a large part…

Read More December 4th, 2015
Kitchens

The Keys to a Functional Kitchen Design

Does last week’s Thanksgiving dinner have you re-thinking the functionality of your kitchen design? If you found yourself firing up the…

Read More December 2nd, 2015
Home Additions, Remodeling Ideas

Why Put an Addition on Your Home?

Putting an addition on your home is no small task. Designing and building a fluid, functional addition can take months,…

Read More November 30th, 2015
Bathrooms

A Quick Guide to Choosing a Bathroom Sink

For a fixture that only has a single function, there are an awful lot of options to choose from when…

Read More November 25th, 2015
Kitchens

Designing a Shaker-Style Kitchen

In honor of Thanksgiving at the end of the week, we thought we’d touch upon a classically American design style…

Read More November 24th, 2015
Boston Interior Design Community, Home Decor Ideas

5 Boston Home Decor Stores to Shop For Holiday Gifts

Wedged in between frenzied Black Friday and manic Cyber Monday is our favorite shopping holiday of the season: Small-business Saturday. For one,…

Read More November 23rd, 2015
Kitchens

Brand Spotlight: Gaggenau German Appliances

One of the things that makes Divine Design & Build different is the unique, exemplary manufacturers and vendors we work…

Read More November 20th, 2015
Kitchens

Minimalist Kitchen Design Ideas

Redesigning your kitchen? If you live in a small space or love the clean lines of contemporary style, a minimalist…

Read More November 18th, 2015
Kitchens

How to Find an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Designer

Homeowners are increasingly making environmental friendliness and sustainability a top requirement when considering and planning a kitchen remodel, and it’s…

Read More November 17th, 2015
Home Design

Stunning Staircase Design Ideas

There’s a good chance that, if you’re renovating your home, your staircase isn’t exactly the place you start first. Instead,…

Read More November 12th, 2015
Kitchens

Tips for Preparing Thanksgiving Dinner, Stress Free

As a company based around creating functional, beautiful kitchen design, Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays of the year. It’s…

Read More November 11th, 2015
Kitchens

How to Create a Functional Kitchen Pantry

If you live in a home with children, there’s a good chance that your kitchen pantry is among the most…

Read More November 9th, 2015
Before and After, Remodeling Ideas

Before & After: Boston Brownstone Renovation

Boston brownstone renovations are one of our favorite types of projects. Many clients come to us having just purchased a…

Read More November 6th, 2015
Boston Interior Design Community

Our Top Boston Design Bloggers

As is probably the case with most design lovers, blogs have become one of our go-to sources of inspiration over the last…

Read More November 4th, 2015
Interior Design Trends

New Decorating Trends from High Point Market 2015

High Point Market is one of the home decor and furnishing industry’s largest, most influential trade shows. Each year, in…

Read More November 3rd, 2015
Home Design, Mudrooms

Mudroom Ideas for Winter

If there was one thing to be learned from the record-breaking snowfall in New England last winter, it was that…

Read More October 29th, 2015
Kitchens

5 Kitchen Design Ideas That Make Entertaining Easier

The end of October signals the start of the holiday season…also known as entertaining season. A time where friends and…

Read More October 27th, 2015
Home Decor Ideas, Interior Design Trends

Scary Kitchen Design Trends of the Past

Halloween is at the end of the week, and in honor of fright night, we thought we’d put together a…

Read More October 26th, 2015
Bathrooms, Kitchens

Brand Spotlight: Prevo Custom Cabinetry

In our last post, we talked about how to create an eco-friendly kitchen design. So it only makes sense that …

Read More October 23rd, 2015
Kitchens

How to Create an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

One of the major concerns for many homeowners when renovating or building a kitchen is how to make it environmentally…

Read More October 21st, 2015
Before and After, Kitchens

Before and After: A Boston Kitchen Renovation

Most of the time, the number one priority for city dwellers when renovating a kitchen is maximizing the functionality and efficiency…

Read More October 20th, 2015
Bathrooms

5 Modern Bathroom Design Ideas for a Soothing Space

More and more, homeowners are approaching bathroom design with the mindset of creating an in-home spa: a place they can…

Read More October 15th, 2015
Kitchens

How to Care for Butcher Block Countertops

Butcher block countertops are an economical, attractive, and practical choice for the kitchen. But, as with any material you choose for…

Read More October 14th, 2015
Kitchens

A Pop of Color: Bright & Beautiful Kitchen Design Ideas

All white spaces have been the big trend in kitchen design over the last few years. And while we love the…

Read More October 13th, 2015
Home Decor Ideas, Home Design

The 3 Most Important Interior Design Principles to Know Before You Decorate

When it comes to decorating your home, doing-it-yourself can be a fun, cost-effective approach which allows you to have complete…

Read More October 8th, 2015
Bathrooms, Home Design

Bathroom Design Ideas to Beat the Cold Weather

Whether it’s taking an extra few minutes in the shower in the morning or coming home after a long day…

Read More October 7th, 2015
Boston Interior Design Community, Home Design

Locally Souced: New England Furniture and Decor Designers we Love

New England is known for many things: charming small towns, stunning coastal scenery, top-notch lobster rolls and a few excellent professional…

Read More October 6th, 2015
Home Design, Kitchens

8 Beautiful Country Kitchen Ideas

Country kitchens are characterized by several design elements that come together to create a warm and inviting space. Unlike many…

Read More October 1st, 2015
Home Decor Ideas, Home Design, Interior Design Trends

Cool-Weather Classic: Velvet Decor

Dropping temperatures outdoors mean it’s even more important to create a warm, welcoming space inside–when you live in New England,…

Read More September 30th, 2015
Home Design

5 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Design Build Firm

Undergoing a home renovation is no small event. The design process requires a lot of your feedback, the construction process can…

Read More September 29th, 2015
Kitchens

Brand Spotlight: Miele Appliances

One of the things that makes Divine Design & Build different is the unique, exemplary manufacturers and vendors we work…

Read More September 25th, 2015
Home Decor Ideas, Interior Design Trends

Now Trending: Chinoiserie Style Decor

If recent trends have anything to say about it, there’s no better place to look for design inspiration that abroad….

Read More September 24th, 2015
Kitchen Countertops, Kitchens

How to Care For Marble Countertops

Marble is one of the most elegant and beautiful countertop materials on the market: Its natural, unique striations, polished finish, and…

Read More September 22nd, 2015
Kitchens

6 Alternatives to White Kitchen Cabinets

White kitchen cabinets have been, far and away, the most popular choice for homeowners looking to redesign or remodel their…

Read More September 17th, 2015
Before and After, Home Design, Remodeling Ideas

House Tour: A South End Brownstone Renovation in Boston

The South End is one of Boston’s most charming neighborhoods. The largest urban Victorian neighborhood in the U.S., its tree-lined…

Read More September 16th, 2015
Kitchens

5 Unique Design Details for a Beautiful Kitchen Island

Adding an island to your kitchen design is one of the best ways to maximize your square footage and create…

Read More September 15th, 2015
Home Decor Ideas, Interior Design Trends

Easy Ways to Get Your Home Ready For Fall

It’s officially September, and although summer weather has been lingering around the northeast, native New Englanders know that it’s only…

Read More September 11th, 2015
Home Design, Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

Which Kitchen Design Style Are You?

The best way to start designing the kitchen of your dreams is to pinpoint the overall design style that you’re…

Read More September 9th, 2015
Boston Interior Design Community

The Top Boston Area Interior Design Events for Fall 2015

Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer in New England, and while beach days and barbecues may be behind…

Read More September 8th, 2015
Home Design, Interior Design Trends

Boston-Area Home Decor Stores we Love

One of the best things about living in the Boston area is the sheer volume of resources that are available…

Read More September 4th, 2015
Fun Areas, Home Design

Mudroom Organization Ideas for Back-to-School

The kids are officially back at school! Which means it’s only a matter of time (days, maybe?) before the homework,…

Read More September 2nd, 2015
Home Design, Kitchens

Your Quick Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

There are hundreds of decisions to make when renovating or building a kitchen. From cabinet color, to countertop material, to…

Read More September 1st, 2015
Kitchens

How to Maximize Storage in the Kitchen

Whether you live in a small city apartment or a sprawling suburban home, there’s one goal all homeowners have when it comes…

Read More August 27th, 2015
Bathrooms

9 Most-Liked Bathroom Design Ideas on Houzz

Houzz has quickly become one of our favorite social media channels. Besides providing us with a ton of inspiration and…

Read More August 26th, 2015
Bathrooms, Home Design, Interior Design Trends

5 Bathroom Design Trends that Are on the Rise

  Until recently, the bathroom was often an afterthought in home design: a functional, simple space. But over the past decade, there’s…

Read More August 25th, 2015
Kitchens

International Influence: 3 Regions that are Inspiring Major Decorating Trends

Searching for ideas for your home decor? Why not take a cue from top designers and furniture makers and look abroad? International cultures,…

Read More August 21st, 2015
Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

Fresh Design Ideas: A Blue and White Kitchen

Colorful kitchens are becoming more and more common with homeowners looking to redesign their space; and from red-lacquered cabinetry, to…

Read More August 19th, 2015
Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

8 Beautiful, Functional Kitchen Island Ideas

The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but a good island is the heart of the kitchen. Kitchen…

Read More August 18th, 2015
Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

A Quick Guide to Kitchen Sink Styles

When redesigning your kitchen, ” everything but the kitchen sink” shouldn’t be your motto. Though the kitchen sink may seem like…

Read More August 14th, 2015
Bathrooms

3 Bathroom Remodels, 3 Budgets: Part 2

A few weeks ago we did a post called “3 bathroom remodels, 3 budgets” that compared spaces designed with different bottom…

Read More August 13th, 2015
Home Design, Interior Design Trends

Style Spotlight: Metallic Home Decor

One of the biggest trends in interior design so far this year has been metallic home decor. The fascination with high-shine style…

Read More August 12th, 2015
Home Design, Kitchens

The 3 Key Factors in Your Kitchen Remodeling Budget

Every kitchen remodel starts with one important decision: the budget. How much your decide to spend on your kitchen remodeling…

Read More August 10th, 2015
Bathrooms, Home Design, Remodeling Ideas

Beautiful Ideas for a Luxurious Shower

More and more, the bathroom is becoming the retreat in the home. A place to relax and unwind after a…

Read More August 5th, 2015
Home Decor Ideas, Home Design, Interior Design Trends

Fresh Decorating Ideas for a Traditional Home

One of New England’s most charming characteristics is its colonial roots, and the historic architecture that grew from them. From…

Read More August 3rd, 2015
Kitchen Lighting, Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

Your Guide to Kitchen Lighting Options

The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but at its core, it’s also a functional space. Which means…

Read More July 31st, 2015
Bathrooms, Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

Boston Kitchen and Bath Renovation: After

Last week, we shared the “before” photos from a total kitchen and bath renovation we did in the Beacon Hill…

Read More July 30th, 2015
Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

10 Beautiful Kitchen Design Ideas

It’s  one of the most fun–if initially most overwhelming–parts of planning a kitchen renovation: gathering inspiration. Looking at photos, magazines,…

Read More July 28th, 2015
Bathrooms, Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

Boston Kitchen and Bath Renovation: Before

Whether you live in a one-bedroom apartment, a duplex condo, or an entire brownstone, one thing is for certain about…

Read More July 24th, 2015
Bathrooms, Remodeling Ideas

3 Bathroom Remodels, 3 Budgets

One of the first steps in renovating any space is deciding on a reasonable, realistic budget for the project: A…

Read More July 21st, 2015
Bathrooms, Before and After

Before & After: Bathroom Remodel Edition

Each time we begin a project, we take “before” photos. Not only does this help us in the design process,…

Read More July 17th, 2015
Kitchens

How to Design an Industrial Style Kitchen

Industrial style is a huge trend in interior design right now. From drafting stools and task lighting to exposed architecture…

Read More July 15th, 2015
Kitchens

8 Beautiful Master Suite Remodeling Ideas

Your master suite should be your retreat from the world. Calming and comfortable; The room that you look forward to tucking…

Read More July 14th, 2015
Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

A Quick Guide to Kitchen Countertop Materials

There are dozens of options for kitchen countertops: from high-end marble, to budget-friendly laminate; warm and weathered butcher-block to industrial…

Read More July 10th, 2015
Interior Design Trends, Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

On Trend: Brass and Copper Kitchen Finishes

Redesigning your kitchen this year? Before you begin choosing the details, consider one of our new favorite design trends. After…

Read More July 9th, 2015
Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

7 Considerations for Choosing New Kitchen Appliances

Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or simply upgrading your current appliances, it’s no secret that choosing the right appliance is…

Read More July 7th, 2015
Remodeling Ideas

How to Get What You Want from a Home Remodel

Renovating your home is a huge investment: of time, money, and trust. Depending on the size of the project, a renovation…

Read More July 3rd, 2015
Home Design, Remodeling Ideas

6 Ideas for a Creating a Functional Mudroom

Mudrooms are often overlooked and seen as a mere transitional area into your home, but when they’re designed the right…

Read More July 2nd, 2015
Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

5 Kitchen Design Ideas for Apartments

When you live in a condo or apartment, space is often at a premium. Which means if you’re currently planning…

Read More June 30th, 2015
Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

Cambridge Kitchen Renovation: The Final Reveal

For the last two weeks, we have been chronicling the start-to-finish renovation of a kitchen in a Cambridge, Massachusetts condo….

Read More June 26th, 2015
Kitchens

6 Kitchen Upgrades Worth the Money

Though most homeowners being their kitchen remodeling projects with a set budget in mind, it’s easy to get carried away…

Read More June 25th, 2015
Bathrooms, Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

How to Prepare for a Home Renovation

It’s no secret that home renovations can be a bit of a headache. As with any project, there are always…

Read More June 23rd, 2015
Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

Cambridge Kitchen Renovation: The Progress

Last week, we shared the backstory and before photos from a kitchen renovation we completed in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The remodel…

Read More June 19th, 2015
Kitchens

8 Modern Kitchen Design Ideas

When you live in New England–a region where homes often have historic significance, and colonial and federalist architecture dots much…

Read More June 18th, 2015
Bathrooms, Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

5 Things That Will Instantly Increase Your Home Renovation Budget

Remodeling your home is an exciting process. But often times homeowners can get swept up in the dreaming stage of…

Read More June 16th, 2015
Before and After, Kitchens, Remodeling Ideas

Cambridge Kitchen Renovation: The Challenge

The building: A one-time church turned condo complex in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The client: A young, urban couple about to welcome…

Read More June 12th, 2015
Kitchens

10 Most-Liked Kitchen Ideas on Houzz

In the past few years, Houzz has become a go-to resource for homeowners looking for ideas, inspiration, and information on…

Read More June 11th, 2015
Kitchens

Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinetry Styles

Whether you’re renovating your kitchen or building a new home and starting your kitchen design from scratch, one of the…

Read More June 9th, 2015
Bathrooms, Remodeling Ideas

9 Ideas for a Luxurious Master Bathroom

Though the bathroom has typically been considered a functional space in the home, more and more often it’s being reimagined…

Read More June 5th, 2015
Kitchens

6 Alternatives to the Subway Tile Backsplash

Over the last five years, there have been few kitchen design trends that have rivaled the popularity of subway tile….

Read More June 3rd, 2015
Kitchens

A Guide To Kitchen Lighting Part 1

Successful lighting in a kitchen comes from a mixture of various types of light sources to create a well-lit work…

Read More June 3rd, 2015
Kitchens

10 White Kitchen Design Ideas

White is currently the hue of choice for many homeowners choosing cabinetry for a kitchen remodel. But, just because the…

Read More June 1st, 2015
Kitchens

All The Options You Have For Your Kitchen Countertops

Countertops hold many responsibilities in your kitchen; from being a major design element, to being a hub for coffee makers…

Read More June 1st, 2015
Kitchens

How To Choose The Perfect Backsplash

A backsplash is one important ingredient in your kitchen, and just like a savory recipe, all the ingredients in your…

Read More May 29th, 2015
Kitchens

A Guide To Flooring In Your Kitchen

Flooring is like the veins that run through your home & are an intricate part on the flow and functionality…

Read More May 27th, 2015
Kitchens

The Amazing Idea Of A Fireplace In The Kitchen

A hot trend we love seeing in new kitchen design & remodeling is the installation of a fireplace in the homeowner’s kitchen….

Read More May 25th, 2015
Kitchens

When A Kitchen Island Doesn’t Work

In the remodeling world, kitchen islands are at the top of everyone’s must have list. But when an island is…

Read More May 22nd, 2015
Kitchens

A Short Guide To Cooktops And Ranges

More households are looking for top notch appliances to deliver a beautiful home cooked meal & look good doing it….

Read More May 20th, 2015
Home Design

How To Make Your Home’s Staircase Amazing

Staircases are an integral piece of your home & we’re here to show you how to take a functional aspect…

Read More May 18th, 2015
Home Design

Divine Welcomes Menck High-Efficiency Windows At U.S. Facility Opening

German-bred Window Design Comes to New England Last week Mariette and Magued attended the grand opening of the Menck Windows…

Read More May 16th, 2015
Home Design

Items That Make For A Good First Floor Remodel

The first floor of your home holds a lot of firsts; your first step into the door, the first light you…

Read More May 15th, 2015
Home Design

Sometimes Rearranging And Flipping Spaces Gives Your Home A Better Flow

If you’re looking for a fresh start in your home, rearranging and rethinking how you use your current space might…

Read More May 13th, 2015
Home Design

Why It’s Good To Open Up Spaces In Your Home

Opening up the space in your home could be as simple as changing the paint & decor in your room,…

Read More May 11th, 2015
Kitchens

How Long Does it Take to Build a New Kitchen?

A kitchen remodel is a great way to add value to your home & most importantly, offer your family a…

Read More May 8th, 2015
Kitchens

Is Bench Seating Right For Your Kitchen?

Bench seating in a kitchen can come in all shapes and sizes; a breakfast nook, a sunny window seat or a…

Read More May 6th, 2015
Kitchens

The Best Attributes For Your Kitchen Island

Kitchen islands are a great addition to most kitchens as they instantly offer added storage, seating and style. If you’ve…

Read More May 4th, 2015
Home Design

Insight Into A Great Mudroom For Your Home

Mudrooms can serve multiple purposes for different families; the space can be an organizational hub for on-the-go families or a simple laundry…

Read More May 1st, 2015
Kitchens

A Short Guide To Outlets In Your Kitchen

If you are planning for a kitchen remodel, big trends tend to take the drivers seat for design and planning….

Read More April 29th, 2015
Kitchens

Modern Coffee Stations For Modern Kitchens

There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of a home-brewed cup of coffee; whether you lean towards a bold brewed…

Read More April 27th, 2015
Fun Areas

New Trends In Bars, Wine Racks And Hutches

The newest trend in kitchen & basement design is here, and it may make your very own home the hottest wine…

Read More April 24th, 2015
Kitchens

How To Choose The Right Refrigeration For Your New Kitchen

The top priority in designing a kitchen should be setting up the space for efficient cooking & living. The wheres…

Read More April 22nd, 2015
Kitchens

How To Vent Your Kitchen For Performance And Protection

The range hood in many kitchens is the anchor that holds the whole style of the kitchen together & becomes the…

Read More April 20th, 2015
Home Design

Modern City Living And The Design Of Your Home

Location, location, location–it’s the three words you are bound to hear when searching for the perfect spot to call your home &…

Read More April 17th, 2015
Kitchens

Coffee Stations

Grabbing a coffee has become a huge habit for many of us. We stop on our way to work, before…

Read More April 15th, 2015
Kitchens

Mudrooms Are For All Seasons

Hello Spring, and with all the melting snow, hello mud! Mudrooms are a space to hang up our coats, stow…

Read More April 15th, 2015
Home Design, Kitchens

Seating Options for Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home and where we gather to prepare meals and enjoy them. Sometimes we…

Read More April 15th, 2015
Home Design

Why Open Floor Plans Are So Appealing

The open floor plan isn’t a new concept, but it’s one we love building and conceptualizing in new and newly…

Read More April 15th, 2015
Kitchens

Big Windows Are Big Items In New Home Kitchens

Imagine yourself sipping a freshly brewed cup of coffee, standing at your kitchen sink. You can feel the warmth of…

Read More April 3rd, 2015