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Standouts From the 2014 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
An oven you can control from your smart phone. Cabinet drawers that automatically avoid collisions. Countertops that look like alligator skin. These were some of the offerings on view in February at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the 2014...
12 Ideas for a Knockout Kitchen
Bored with plain white subway tile and “greige” walls? Tired of making design choices based on what you think a future buyer might want? These 12 ideas prove that kitchens don’t need to be cookie cutter —...
How to Add a Kitchen Backsplash
The options for kitchen backsplashes are pretty much limitless in terms of material, color, size and cost. Ultimately, you’ll have to decide what’s best for you and your lifestyle. Knowing how to navigate the process of installing a new...
11 Great Alternatives to Glass-Front Cabinets
Glass-front cabinets are beautiful, but there are times they just won’t work. If you have young, active children in the house, you may be looking for something that’s harder to break....
Get More Island Legroom With a Smart Table Base
Seating for a kitchen island is a popular design feature that lets your counter space do double duty. While an overhang on the back of the island supported by cabinets is the most common arrangement, it doesn’t afford the best legroom. Who hasn’t...
Considering a New Kitchen Gadget? Read This First
I’ll admit it: I have an expensive juicer that’s still in its box in my kitchen cabinet. It’s been there for months and cost close to $400. (We paid for it using wedding gift cards.) It’s our fourth one. But that’s because the other...
Kitchen of the Week: What a Difference Paint Can Make
“They wanted to funkify it,” project designer Michelle Ruber says of her clients’ goal for their Portland, Oregon, kitchen. When the young family purchased the 100-year-old residence from a house flipper, they loved its location and bones...
Going Up: Vertical Storage Holds More Kitchen Stuff
Almost every kitchen can benefit from vertical storage. You can, of course, plan for vertical storage in a new kitchen, but very often you can also find space in an existing kitchen. It is amazing how much and how many different kinds of storage can...
10 Ways to Set Up Your Kitchen for Healthy Eating
It’s remarkable I’ve never had scurvy, because until recently, I rarely ever ate vegetables or fruit. So this year my New Year’s resolution was to eat more produce. Prior to 2014 a half-rotten banana would linger, very lonely, in my fruit bowl for...
Kitchen of the Week: Cooking for Two in Ontario
A young couple’s obsession with midcentury design and cooking drove this kitchen remodel in an 80-year-old home in Ottawa, Ontario. The designer of the space, Nathan Kyle of Astro Design...
11 Ways to Update Your Kitchen Without a Sledgehammer
OK, so you have a perfectly good kitchen. The layout works and the cabinetry is solid, but it just needs a little uplift. There are plenty of...
Kitchen Banquettes: Explaining the Buffet of Options
Banquette seating in a kitchen saves space, brings pattern and color to the room through upholstery and creates a cozy spot for meals. But it’s important to consider the functional aspects. There’s a lot to consider, but keep in mind that banquettes...
10 Big Space-Saving Ideas for Small Kitchens
Just because you don’t have room in your kitchen for a six-burner stove, double-bowl sink or Sub-Zero fridge, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice function or style. Here are 10 ways to max out space in...
Kitchen of the Week: Great for the Chefs, Friendly to the Family
This family wanted a kitchen full of modern conveniences, one that fit their life while staying connected to the home’s colonial style. This meant incorporating room for gathering and having meals, a more functional layout for cooking and a mix of rustic...
Houzz Call: Tell Us About Your First Kitchen
I eagerly anticipate the start of the next season of HBO’s Girls this Sunday night. It evokes memories both good and bad of being a clueless twentysomething. One thing I don’t miss about being a twentysomething is living in a twentysomething...
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