Ed and Cathy recently attended KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) 2017.
They constantly strive through on going educational conferences
to offer you the best selections and valued products.
Fabulous faucet finishes. (left)
Innovative faucet design. Can you guess how this works? (right)
Shower Power – from standard to hand-held to rain shower heads, you choose! (top left)
Water technology making a difference for your new bathroom experience. (top right)
Wider shower head designs with magnetic hand held that works great. (bottom left)
Yes, it actually feels like real rain. Go ahead, splurge on your next shower head! (bottom right)
Do you want to be unique? Do something unique… a copper free-standing tub!
Or, perhaps an all cedar wood tub will do?
Renovisions now offers beautiful teak products. Stop in to see the fine quality
and compare with less expensive versions. You’ll be impressed!
Making vanities that work for us, a smart design idea!
Smart storage ideas. (bottom left)
We connected with this: de-clutter your vanity countertop. (bottom right)
Mirror, Mirror on the wall, whose the smartest of them all… Kohler introduced a re-positional magnifying mirror built into their medicine cabinet.
Check out the beautiful new finish on this rectangular sink. (left)
And for those who strive for a most interesting look for their bathroom sink. (right)
Let us ‘Choreograph’ your next bathroom renovation.
Check out Kohler’s choreograph products. (left)
Tune into your sensational shower experience and connect to your
MP3 for music played through this shower head. (right)
Rose colored fixtures and accessories; not just for jewelry anymore. (left)
Matte black is also an option for your bath. (right)
Introducing: self cleaning toilets by American Standard! (left)
Washlet toilet seats that work great and not cost you an arm and a leg. (right)
Creative look; your guests will line up for your bathroom.
Ship lap barn board is trending; mixed with metal accessories – outstanding!
This is one HOT idea!
We design for our furry friends too.
Push button attic storage. Working smarter, not harder! (left)
Ingenious! Jet your laundry to your laundry room, kids will love it. (right)
What a bright idea… so many colors to choose from for the right look in the right spot.
Taupe and soft wood textures are trending in shaker door styles
for both the bath and kitchen. (left)
Cool idea! A back-lit cabinet. (right)
New tile designs to make your backSPLASH. (left)
Cathy loves the smart storage solutions. (right)
Want to wow your friends, concicer an under the floor wine cellar.
Coming to a home near you in July, 2017…
A new transitional style kitchen faucet you’ll love. (top left)
LIGHT THE WAY to a smart faucet idea. (top right)
New faucet design to be released in November, 2017. (bottom left)
Beautiful transitional faucet. (bottom right)
Rubber grids – a smart idea for your stainless steel sink. (left)
Cathy loved this wine glass drying rack from Kohler and… it doesn’t break the bank. (right)
Ed’s a WINNER! He spun the wheel and it all lined up for him.
Lowes booth presented with these super nice head phones.
The Suburban Boston Home Show returned to the
University Sports Complex last weekend January 27-29
and Renovisions was a proud exhibitor
Cathy, Ed and Liz enjoyed meeting new prospective clients and glad many past customers stopped by our booth to say hello.
And of course, making friends with out Neighboring booths! Thanks for the laughs
Mass Save, Sungevity, Unfinished Business and Mosquito Shield!
Anyone who signed up for our monthly informational newsletter was entered
for a chance to win this beautiful teak bath/shower mat.
And the winner is…. Ginny Gilmartin! Congratulations!
Of course Renee Visions was the center of attention. That martini looks pretty good!
The most popular display in our booth was the transitional bathroom
display including this beautiful furniture piece vanity in a dark grey painted finish, free-standing deep soaking tub, heated towel bar / heated flooring samples and teak accessories.
Our Outdoor kitchen display featured powder coated stainless steel cabinetry,
Dekton ultra compact countertop surface, a bartenders station and smoker grill. (our big red egg)
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth! We had a great time and
hope we provided you with some useful information. If you missed the show,
be sure to look out for it next year, the last weekend in January, 2018!
Monday: Appointments Only
Tuesday: 10:00 – 5:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 5:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 5:00
Friday: 10:00 – 5:00
Saturday: Appointments Only
Our next Informational Mini Presentations will be held on:
Friday, February 24th 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Saturday, February 25th 10:00am – 12:00pm
Kitchen & Bath Design Showroom
CLICK HERE for more information and to register.
Renovisions enjoyed our First
Four Corners Winter Festival
held on December 2nd & 3rd 2016.
Lights, Camera, Action…
The historic retail area of Hanover called “The Four Corners” was
the place to be this past Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
Fabulous fun and merriment was enjoyed by all who attended this first of its kind
Winter Festival hostel by the Four Corners Businesses and the Hanover Cultural Council.
The Renovisions Showroom was decked out with holly and good cheer!
Our Holiday Candles (with no black soot) were on display,
perfect for the holidays, hostess and teacher gifts and more!
Renovisions also proudly displayed a fine array of stunningly beautifully decorated
Holiday and Winter wreaths by Boston Wreath and Door.
Adorn your entrance or wall with a fabulous, homemade winter wreath made by a local company.
Available to purchase or by custom order; prices range from $15.99 and up.
Overall, it was a great event!
Thank you to everyone who came out and
we cannot wait for next year!
Our latest kitchen Renovision.
These Hanover, MA clients came to Renovisions as they wanted a local design-build company to rework and expand their small and outdated 1980’s colonial kitchen.
We collaborated and created an expanded 12’x15’ addition space to accommodate a newly designed kitchen which is now 21’x15’. Before we began with the construction process, proper structural engineering presented a challenge as the property was built on ledge. As expected, we determined that several concrete supports were necessary and needed to be built to support the expanded structure.
Our plan included both creative aesthetic and functional layout modifications to transform this ordinary kitchen into a spacious, well-lit, highly functional, stylish and welcoming space to cook, gather and entertain. The bump-out allowed for more functional cabinetry and a dining table which before was placed in a corner of the previous cramped kitchen. Now, there is a wide open space from the adjacent living room and a clear path to a 5’ French door opening to the pool deck. The homeowners also elected for us to extend a new roof over their existing deck creating a nice shaded space to entertain guests.
The island, which serves as the central gathering spot. is eye catching with contrasting dark cocoa colored cabinets and stunning natural looking Cambria quartz countertops. Large, easily accessible deep drawers provide much needed storage for pots, pans and lids as well as expansive countertop space for everyday prep and family get-togethers.
Overall, the clients were thrilled with their Renovision and cannot wait to throw a party to show off their stunning kitchen.
“Dear Cathy and Ed, We are abundantly grateful for the entire Renovisions Team that have provided us with a beautiful kitchen and porch to enjoy. We will continue to make family memories for many years to come with this new addition. From the first time we met with you at the showroom, we were confident that high quality workmanship would go into our new construction. Mike, Brad, and Tom were very trustworthy and worked very hard every day they were on the job site. They were very flexible and always put the homeowners safety first. They even offered a bit of comic relief! Every night the site was cleaned meticulously, never leaving tools or sharp edges of any sort in the open space. We were also very pleased with the help offered when designing and choosing cabinets, tile and other finishes. Liz was always very helpful and patient to answer questions when we came by the showroom. We are extremely pleased with all the choices and on a daily basis we enjoy the warmth and amazing space it provides.
We recently hosted a retirement party for 70 people and it never felt crowed! We relax under the covered porch in the morning for coffee, the afternoon for lunch and to watch the grandkids in the pool. And of course in the evening while we read or catch up on emails. It is an amazing space! Thank you all again, for your hard work and passion for your craftsmanship. We will be in touch soon to set up a date for you all to drop by to see the finishing touches and to enjoy refreshments.”
– Paul & Beth H. (Hanover)
Entertaining at home is fueling the growth of the outdoor kitchen market, with more homeowners looking to extend the “heart of the home” outdoors. These outdoor living spaces that are enjoyed by all ages include stainless steel cabinetry, stone and ultra-compact, ‘Dekton’ countertops, outdoor rated refrigerators, wine units, water stations, ice bins, unique LED lighting applications and warming units allow the spaces to be used year round.
The whole idea is to create a personalized space that works for the way the homeowner cooks, entertains and uses the space.
Here are some of the hottest trends in Outdoor Kitchens right now:
There are a variety of grills on the market today including infrared cooking grills. There are other specialized items available such as pizza ovens, multi-use power burners, teppanyaki grills and the wood-fired egg to really wow your guests.
Outdoor islands and peninsulas are requested the most with designs that incorporate pull-out trash receptacles, bartender’s stations with storage for ice and drinks along with compartments for condiments & cabinet storage for outdoor dishware.
While stainless steel remains the classic outdoor finish for cabinets, there are beautiful powder-coat finishes in a wide array of colors in many different styles including the popular shaker look, as well as weather-resistant wood tones that look authentic!
The Renovisions team returned home from another successful kitchen and bath conference – bringing back several fabulous trending design ideas and innovative product development. As always, we enjoy showing our wealth of expertise and knowledge with out clients. Attending this event provides a great opportunity for us to learn about new products on the market that fit the needs, wants and desires of our client base. Striving to stay relevant and current is top of mind at Renovisions – maintaining good vendor relationships allows us to support client’s products needs and warranties. Here are a few unique products that we loved and are happy to share with you!
1. Stainless Steel Black Appliances
2. Italian Made Unique Pulls
3. Slim Profile Angle Power Strips
4. Free Standing 100% Acrylic Tubs
5. Grey Textured Cabinets
We are grateful for the relationships we have built with our customers and vendors and we constantly strive, through ongoing training, educational seminars, conferences, and review of our alliances with vendors, to offer the best selections and valued products.
Transitional style kitchens are the most popular trend for 2016. This style blends both traditional and contemporary elements; modern stainless steel and other metal accents are incorporated in a more traditional interior design, thus a transitional look.
Shaker style cabinets in both a white painted and stained wood finish are a strong choice as they adapt with almost any style of kitchen. Colors: soft neutrals and light wood tones mix together nicely, creamy colored white tones with soft greys and black will continue as a trend. White works for cabinets and will continue to trend. Pops of soft blues and rose, pantones colors of 2016 will be seen as accent colors.
Clever and functional kitchen design strategies are being implemented using all available spaces for storage of pots, pans and cleaning accessories. Swing-out shelving is a big hit for those hard to reach in areas and tall blind corner cabinets.
Healthy living, ageing in place and digital integration are at the top of many minds when planning a kitchen remodel. Touch- free faucets and foot- operated trash pull-outs keep hands free and away from touching handles. Improved refrigeration keeps items fresher longer and new to the market is an under-counter appliance to grow your own herbs!
Connectivity is inevitable as more and more manufacturers feature technology in several products ranging from programmable lighting, heating, security, home automation and ventilation that can be controlled from a mobile device. Appliances are also included in smart kitchen management which continues to provide effectiveness, efficiency and convenience to a newly remodeled kitchen. Cooking tools interact with phones and tablets to start dinner remotely. GE introduced a refrigerator that dispenses coffee from Keurig K-cups. Dacor added voice commands to its IQ ovens and ranges.
Hardwood floors remain a strong option as well as porcelain “plank tiles” that looks like wood floors but are more durable and scratch resistant than real wood.
Farmhouse sinks (apron sinks) are trending as they tend to be the focal point of a space. Stainless steel sinks are equally as popular in a larger rectangular shape to accommodate pans and stacks of dishes.
Quartz may now be dominating the choice for countertops with its no-maintenance, high durability and healthy anti-microbial agent added by manufacturer.
The island is the most popular request and we implement them in the design if feasible. Other popular ‘must haves’ include wine refrigerators, TV connection and docking stations. Outdoor kitchens with bar-tender centers are gaining in popularity as they extend not only the grilling season but provide a great space to gather family and entertain with friends.
Overall, trends emphasize transitional style kitchens with cleaner lines and creative use of space to enhance the functionality, convenience and comfort in all life styles.
Larger showers are trending along with personalizing bath spaces, utilizing a variety of products and features.
Baths with a spa-like feel incorporates ‘cozy spaces’ with warming floors with programmable thermostats, towel warmers, rain- shower heads, hand-held shower heads, free-standing tubs, shelving and niche cubbies for shampoos and shower seats create a more relaxing atmosphere.
Barrier-free or curb-less showers with lineal style drains are gaining in popularity. They visually enhance the space as the floor slops in one direction and larger format tiles can be continued from the bath floor right into the shower. Grab bars in decorative styles, fold-down shower seats, humidity-sensing ventilation/light models are ideal for the aging in place sector.
Baths have become more contemporary in style with the focus on simple lines, white fixtures, unique storage spaces and emphasis on larger format tiles growing in popularity. 12” x 24” retro-lineal look is defiantly trending as well as 12” x 35” larger plank-style porcelain tiles seen in several textures including a scraped look. Subway tiles in all sizes look great alone or blended with mosaics and glass decorative pieces to create a one-of-a-kind look. Chrome and nickel finishes continue to dominate.
The impact of technology on the shower/bath is ever-changing with integrated sound, lights and temperature flows can enhance the multi-sensory experience.
Toilet flushing is getting more automated, medicine cabinets more functional with internal outlets and lighting, storage and more unique with docking drawer outlets to store/conceal plug-in bath accessories.
Comfort, personal health and wellness are top of the mind. Creating a bath with an open feel and clean lines contributes to the sense of serenity we strive for.
PLANNING A REMODEL?
Interested in learning which home upgrades score big with buyers?
Find out the results from the 2016 survey that tells us about today’s housing market.
For the latest information on the value of remodeling, check out the
2016 Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report.
Midrange Bath: $22,729
Upscale Bath: $66,735
Midrange Kitchen: $71,906
Upscale Kitchen: $133,618
New England Average:
Midrange Bath: $19,159
Upscale Bath: $59,606
Midrange Kitchen: $62,989
Upscale Kitchen: $123,381
2015 National Average:
Midrange Bath: $17,908
Upscale Bath: $57,411
Midrange Kitchen: $59,999
Upscale Kitchen: $119,909