Kitchens 645 Ideabooks

Smart Investments in Kitchen Cabinetry — a Realtor's Advice
The kitchen is the most expensive room in the house to build. The national average cost of a kitchen remodel is $50,000, though the real cost can vary...
Paging All Foodies: Your Banquette Is Ready
Home cooking is surging in popularity; the evidence is everywhere. Food bloggers are probably more numerous than restaurant reviewers. Cooking shows' ratings are soaring. Food author Michael Pollan is a celebrity. As people renovate their home kitchens,...
Kitchen of the Week: A D.C. Row House Honors Tradition
Intent on maintaining the original layout of their 20th-century row house, this Washington, D.C, couple sacrificed a more modern kitchen design for tradition's sake. Rather than open the kitchen to the adjacent dining area, they kept the galley-style...
Kitchen Ideas for Bread Lovers
I'm a carboholic. I love carbohydrates of any kind, but if I could have only one refined kind, bread (as part of a diet that includes copious amounts of vegetables, fruits, proteins and healthy fats, of course) would be just fine with me. Given that bread...
9 Ways to Configure Your Cabinets for Comfort
Those of you building or renovating a kitchen face countless decisions. Just for the cabinetry you have to select the material, frame...
A Victorian Kitchen Opens Up
When you have friends who are chefs and they are willing to pitch in at your parties, you want to give them a kitchen where they've got room to work their magic and they can stay a part of the action. The kitchen and dining room in Scott Engler's 1900...
Kitchen of the Week: Brilliant Blue Cabinets in a Modern Setting
A jolt of turquoise cabinetry instantly catches the eye in this modern Lake Austin, Texas, house. Lacquered to a high shine, the cabinets warm the kitchen's clean lines. Piper and Kanton Labaj wanted a modern, hard-wearing kitchen, but they...
How Much Does a Kitchen Makeover Cost?
How much is it going to cost? This inevitably comes up during an initial consultation for a remodeling project, and is important to address. As an architect, I usually provide ballpark ranges early on in the process to ensure...
Artful Organizers: Jars for Pretty Pantry Displays
The jar is a wonderful tool for exhibiting the beauty of everyday ingredients. Jars give beans, lentils and pasta a stage upon which they are allowed to show off their colors and shapes. Separated from their boxes and plastic wrap, jarred rices, honeys,...
7 Kitchen Flooring Materials to Boost Your Cooking Comfort
I love the look of polished concrete floors in kitchens, but concrete — along with other nonresilient floor surfaces, such as stone, ceramic and porcelain tile — can take a toll on your joints. I've heard complaints from many homeowners who regret...
Move Over, Soup Cans — the Kitchen Appliances Are Here
We've all come to appreciate the pantry for the myriad of foodstuffs it holds and hides. But the pantry can also be an ideal place for keeping small appliances out of view but within reach.
Simple Pleasures: Share Supper in the Kitchen
What could be cozier than a simple supper in the kitchen with friends? Part dinner party, part casual gathering, a shared meal in the kitchen instantly puts people at ease — it naturally invites participation and takes a lot of pressure off the host....
Breaking Out of the Kitchen Work Triangle
You may be familiar with the kitchen work triangle and its emphasis on an efficient kitchen layout. But did you know that this concept has been in use for...
Schoolhouse Style Rocks in the Kitchen
Remember sitting in class way back when, staring at the clock in anticipation of the school day's being over? Bet you weren't looking around the classroom for design ideas then. It's fun to wax nostalgic for those studious days. Take some inspiration...
5 Favorite Granites for Gorgeous Kitchen Countertops
Selecting a countertop material for your kitchen remodel or new build is a big decision. I often encounter clients with a mental block when it comes to making a decision on the numerous considerations, like color and edge detail. Additionally, once...
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