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Kitchen Countertop Materials: 5 More Great Alternatives to Granite
Sure, granite and quartz make for fine kitchen countertop choices. But they’re not right for everyone. Before you settle on the regular old mainstays, consider some of these alternatives.
10 Kitchen Setups for an Eating Area You’ll Love
You enjoy your first cup of coffee or tea there, eat breakfast around it and probably also work, read and sit with a glass of wine there while dinner is on the stove — why not make your kitchen table...
Learn the Lingo of Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles
Cabinets make a big style statement in kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms, and the doors, drawer fronts and side panels come in a wide range of options and prices. To learn about the basic types and why some cost more than others, I visited Canyon...
How to Add a Kitchen Message Center
While we can send messages on our electronic devices, sometimes it just makes sense to put things in writing and post them in the hub of the house: the kitchen. Whether you write grocery lists, instructions for your kids or household announcements, your...
9 Creative Looks for Kitchen Cabinets
There’s nothing wrong with plain white or wood cabinets, but if you’ve been looking for something with more zest and presence, these nine ideas can help. Running the gamut from elegant (stained glass) and green (reclaimed wood)...
10 Inventive Ideas for Kitchen Islands
Looking for something a little out of the ordinary for your kitchen island? There’s no reason to settle for humdrum when you can have vibrant color, interesting patterns and textures, and unique shapes. From designer...
What to Consider With an Extra-Long Kitchen Island
Unlike its isolated geographic cousin in an ocean, an island in the kitchen serves as a central gathering space. As our kitchens have become more and more connected to our living spaces, they’ve changed from being solely utilitarian to being social...
How to Add Toe Kick Drawers for More Storage
Think you’re out of storage space in your kitchen? Think again. Toe kicks, the baseboards of your cabinets, conceal unused space big enough to hold slim drawers. Of course, the narrow space doesn’t fit everything, but I have four toe kick drawers...
15 Ways to Wake Up Your Kitchen With Accessories
With spring arriving soon, it feels like a good time to give the kitchen a little wake-up call. Even if you don’t want to repaint and have no plans for a remodel, swapping out a few accessories is a satisfying (and wallet-friendly) way to...
Choosing New Cabinets? Here’s What to Know Before You Shop
With all the options available, choosing cabinets for your kitchen or bath can be an overwhelming experience. Aesthetics aside, there are lots of factors that might not be readily apparent that will impact the cabinet’s performance and...
How to Pick a New Kitchen Faucet
The kitchen faucet’s basic function is to dispense hot and cold water for washing dishes, food and hands. But beyond that it’s a major player in defining the style of your kitchen design. With all the new — and old — designs, finishes and...
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...
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