Category: Kitchens

What to Do About Kitchen Soffits

We do a lot (and when we say a lot we mean a lot) of kitchen renovations, and one issue that many homeowners want to solve is what to do with unwanted soffits - that boxy, closed-in space stretching from the top of a kitchen cabinet to the ceiling. Sometimes there's stuff hidden behind them; sometimes there isn't. Either way, kitchen soffits of all kinds can look dated and clunky, or they simply might not work with your kitchen design. While it's not always possible to completely remove... read more

Top 5 Places to Recoup Renovation Dollars

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Why Does My Tile Estimate Say “Straight-Set Only”?

At times, it's necessary to draft our agreement or estimate before you finalize your tile orders and layouts.  You may see phrases like, "straight-set" or "porcelain or ceramic installation only".  Why? We start our estimate based on the simplest layout and easiest product to work with.  We keep it honest and don't inflate our price, "just in case".  We will write an addendum to your agreement when final choices are made. Why should this matter to you?  Your design may quickly drive up... read more

Lighting Design 101 – The Essential Rooms

We've compiled professional advice for lighting the most critical areas of your home.  Before it's too late and the sheetrock goes up, make sure you have the perfect lighting layout for your home. Kitchen A flexible “1-2-3-4” lighting scheme is a must for every kitchen.  (1) Ambient lighting from ceiling pendants, (2) General task lighting from recessed lights or track lighting, (3) Added task lighting under cabinetry, and (4) Sparkling or glowing mood lighting from behind glass doors,... read more

REMODELING Magazine Names Joseph Episcopo & Sons in Nation’s TOP50

Summit, NJ – May 15, 2012 – Joseph and Dean Episcopo, owners of Joseph Episcopo & Sons, Inc., have been selected by Remodeling magazine to join the Remodeling Big50. The Big50 awards were presented at the Remodeling Leadership Conference in Baltimore, MD on May 11, 2012. The 2012 Big50 winners are featured in the May issue of Remodeling, a national trade publication read by more than 80,000 professional remodeling contractors– a market that reached $278 billion in 2011 Since 1986,... read more