Kitchens 721 Ideabooks

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...
Kitchen of the Week: Upscale Barn Meets Industrial Loft Style
When you hear there’s a home on a river in the U.S. Lowcountry, owned by an interior designer and called The Barn, you just know...
10 Creative Ways to Give Your Kitchen a Boost
After the flurry of holiday decorating and baking is over, the kitchen can seem a bit forlorn — but if one of your New Year’s resolutions was to eat healthier or cook more meals from scratch, it’s important that your kitchen supports...
Vintage Furniture for Real Kitchen Appeal
There’s no denying the appeal of a kitchen with gleaming banks of cabinets promising room for every pot, pan, bowl or gadget you can imagine. But I’m old-fashioned. I still like a kitchen with a stand-alone piece of furniture (or two) to add a personal...
An Indoor-Outdoor Serving Bar Opens the Possibilities
If you love outdoor entertaining (and who doesn’t when you have the space?), you know that having an easy transition from kitchen to patio or deck is ideal. But sometimes there just isn’t room to add an extra door or window — at least not without...
Kitchen of the Week: History Lives in a Greek Revival
This Greek revival house built circa 1908 offers insight into the history of New Jersey’s Chatham Borough. It was home to the township’s first elected mayor, as well as musicians who hosted in-house concerts attended by the nation’s Who’s Who...
Kitchen of the Week: Room for Family Fun in Connecticut
Spending time together and hosting loved ones has always been a priority to the family living in this Connecticut home. But before they were able to remodel and expand the original kitchen, the experience was a squeeze. The family enlisted architect...
Cast Concrete Countertops With a Personal Twist
Picking up a book about how to make concrete countertops at a used-book store was a fateful move in Jayme Guokas’ life. “This started as a DIY project … I did it once, and I was hooked,”...
Kitchen Color: 15 Beautiful Blue Backsplashes
Continuing our series on colorful backsplashes, we turn to blue. Blue kitchens are, er, red hot right now. After years of our being advised to not use blue in a kitchen (it’s thought to be appetite suppressing), cool shades of the color are showing...
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