Kitchen Workbook 38 Ideabooks

Whether you are moving into an existing kitchen, remodeling the one you have or building a new one, understanding a few key building measurements and organizational guidelines can help your culinary life run more smoothly. Kitchens provide storage for your food and cookware, give you room for prep and cleanup, and...
19 Kitchen Projects Every Homeowner Should Know About
These days the kitchen is the most important room in the house. We’re constantly calling it our main hub, where we cook fresh meals, entertain guests, do homework, post messages and, yes, every now and then watch TV. But with the increased focus on...
Homeowner's Workbook: How to Remodel Your Kitchen
You've decided to remodel your kitchen. Now what? Not knowing where to start, many homeowners fall into two camps. Some start by looking at appliances. Others start by collecting...
Kitchen Workbook: Planning Your Remodel's Scope of Work
Planning a kitchen remodel includes finding your style, searching for a professional and determining the scope of work and your budget. This ideabook focuses on that last element. Scope of work is the term used to describe the basic parameters...
Kitchen Workbook: How to Find Your Kitchen Style
When most homeowners embark on a kitchen remodel, they spend endless hours collecting inspiring kitchen photos. But this doesn't necessarily help...
Kitchen Workbook: Plan Your Space Like a Pro
The preliminary space-planning and schematic design phase is the most important part of any kitchen remodel. A kitchen can be filled...
Kitchen Workbook: When to Pick Fixtures and Finishes
Many homeowners think designing a kitchen starts with picking items like appliances, flooring, cabinet finishes, countertops, faucets and lighting ... and to a point it does. But I try to keep my clients from worrying about many of these items until after...
Kitchen Workbook: 4 Prep Steps for Construction
There are two actions that come to mind as being the most important in getting ready for a construction project: Avoid denial and prepare. Everything you need to do falls under one of these two categories. But how, specifically, can you prepare for the...
Kitchen Workbook: 8 Steps to Surviving a Remodel
Congratulations — the kitchen remodeling job you've planned for months is finally ready to begin! Now comes the hard part: making do without a fully functioning kitchen for the duration. There's no escaping the inconvenience, but with some smart planning,...
Your Guide to Choosing Kitchen Cabinets
The right kitchen cabinetry can make or break your kitchen's functionality and style — not to mention your budget. No pressure, right? Don't stress yet — Houzz's kitchen cabinet guides...
Kitchen Layouts: Ideas for U-Shaped Kitchens
The U-shaped kitchen lends itself to high-efficiency cooking: You can often pivot on one toe as you spin around from refrigerator to sink to stove. A good friend and accomplished cook swears by this kitchen layout. He loves it because it keeps people...
Ideas for L-Shaped Kitchens
The L-shaped kitchen is by far the most popular layout these days. It's most often seen with an island, so it's perfect for entertaining, multiple-chef cooking or for making dinner while the kids sit at the island and get help with their homework. The...
Kitchen Layouts: A Vote for the Good Old Galley
For some reason, the galley kitchen layout has lost popularity in recent years, in favor of the L-shaped or U-shaped kitchen with an island. But the galley kitchen can be one of the best uses of space, employing the best layout for cooking. The trend...
Kitchen Layouts: Island or a Peninsula?
If given the choice of kitchen layouts, most homeowners desire an island above all else. Islands are great if you've got the room. They create extra space for work, storage, and a place for family and friends to hang out while being out of the cook's...
What to Know About Working With a Custom Cabinetmaker
Been dreaming of custom cabinets for the kitchen or bath, or perhaps a gorgeous built-in entertainment center, home office or fireplace surround? We caught up with four industry pros for expert tips on what to look for in a custom cabinetmaker, plus the...
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