Kitchen of the Week 162 Stories

“Decorate all you want, but it’s important to live in a space for a while before...
“Decorate all you want, but it’s important to live in a space for a while before a major renovation so that you can figure out exactly what you need,” advises interior designer Debra Szidon. After moving from the Boston area to the East Bay area...
Kitchen of the Week: Bungalow Kitchen’s Historic Charm Preserved
This Brooklyn, New York, couple loves to cook, but their kitchen was small and dysfunctional, especially for two people trying to work at once. They wanted to add counter space, a more efficient and functional layout, and modern appliances while...
Kitchen of the Week: Renovation Honors New England Farmhouse’s History
“Clients who live in historic houses tend to be really intense and passionate. They love everything that’s wrong and right with their homes,” says designer Heather Alton. “Working with them is challenging but also a lot of fun.” These homeowners...
Kitchen of the Week: Good Looking and Accessible to All
When Dave and Judi Cornis found that houses on the market didn’t seem compatible with Dave’s wheelchair, they decided to build a home that would suit their needs. The empty-nest couple chose a scenic site in Port Townsend, Washington, a community...
Kitchen of the Week: A Dark Kitchen Brightens Up
The last time this San Francisco kitchen was remodeled, the Summer of Love was in full swing. “The oak cabinets were very late 1960s and very dark,” says designer Lisa Nerland. She was hired to take its appearance back even further, to its Edwardian...
Kitchen of the Week: New Function, Flow — and Love — in Milwaukee
Katy Nast and son Andrew didn’t like being in their kitchen. The closed-off room cut them off from guests in the dining room, and Katy felt distanced from her son when he was doing his homework in another room. Plus, the kitchen’s mustard-yellow countertops...
Kitchen of the Week: Curves in Unexpected Places
When the owners of this Richmond, England, house were writing a wish list for their family kitchen, they said they wanted it to have a contemporary design, to use every bit of space and to have an inclusive feel so the chef wouldn’t...
Kitchen of the Week: Hardworking Island in a Timeless Space
The kitchen in this 1940s Ottawa cottage was big enough for only one person to use and not suitable for the family now living there. “Before, this kitchen was about the size of a bathroom and was lackluster,” says interior designer Nathan Kyle of...
Kitchen of the Week: Traditional Kitchen Opens Up for a Fresh Look
In 2000 Brett and Jill White moved into their Winfield, Illinois, two-level brick home about a year after it was built. They never quite felt at home with the traditional style of the home, located on a scenic site along a golf course. “We’re in the...
Kitchen of the Week: Simple Lines and Bold Color
When given the task of redoing this farmhouse kitchen, designers Catherine and Justine Macfee, the mother-and-daughter team at Catherine Macfee Interior Design, went for something that was both appropriate...
Kitchen of the Week: Taking Over a Hallway to Add Needed Space
“Hallways are dead space,” says interior designer Harmony Weihs. When designing this renovated kitchen, she knew that between the permit process and extensive construction, expanding...
Kitchen of the Week: Bold Green and User Friendly in Connecticut
Soon after David Behrends and Alejandra Holway bought their contemporary Stamford, Connecticut, home in 2010, Hurricane Irene battered through the area, sending water into their walls. A major renovation was in order, and the couple decided to update...
Kitchen of the Week: A Fresh Take on Classic Shaker Style
Having renovated and added on to their semidetached Victorian house in London, Johnny and Gillian Martin teamed up with Jamie Blake of Blakes London and set about designing their kitchen. The couple had two key considerations. The first was that they...
Kitchen of the Week: Bringing Back Glamour to a Hollywood Hills Home
Sitting high on a hill overlooking Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, this once-glorious house had been chopped up into rooms that had been rented to actors. Strange exterior doors from bedrooms and neglected spaces abounded. Seeking to bring the...
Kitchen of the Week: Barn Wood and a Better Layout in an 1800s Georgian
Though the kitchen in this historic mid-1800s Georgian-style home had already been updated with many modern conveniences, the homeowners had a few bones to pick about the layout. For one, the corner sink didn’t feel efficient in the space, and a small...
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