Kitchens 707 Ideabooks

Kitchen of the Week: Victorian Style the Nonconformist Way
There’s a uniquely creative spirit about so many of the projects I cover in Portland, Oregon, that I’ve often wondered what they are putting in the water in that city. “It’s the clients around here,” says Anne De Wolf, a principal...
Great Solutions for Low Kitchen Windowsills
I live in a small town where homes were built primarily during the Victorian era. Many of the kitchens I have designed are in a designated historical district, meaning that the exterior cannot be changed. Some of these homes also have very low windowsills...
Key Measurements to Help You Design Your Kitchen
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...
Dream Spaces: 12 Beautiful White Kitchens
Crisp, clean white kitchens with gleaming marble counters and backsplashes are everywhere you look these days. It’s easy to see why: White makes a space look bigger and airier, and enhances other design elements. Wood floors look richer against white,...
Kitchen of the Week: Pushing Boundaries in a San Francisco Victorian
Architect Chad DeWitt of Hwang DeWitt admits he prefers the sleek lines of modernism and the freedom of a healthy budget, but when a cousin and his wife approached him to design a kitchen...
Get More From Your Kitchen Island
Many kitchen islands open directly into another room. If you don’t require seating on that other side of your island, it’s a great opportunity to make the island serve purposes other than cooking and eating. When planning for an island, consider...
Jazz Up Your Kitchen With Colorful Cabinet Interiors
Homeowners tend to give a lot of thought to the finish of their cabinet exteriors during a renovation or new build. But if you haven’t considered the interiors of your cabinets, then you’re...
Painted vs. Stained Kitchen Cabinets: Help for Deciding
One of the biggest decisions you will make when choosing cabinets is whether they should be painted or stained wood. The choice you make will have a huge bearing on how the cabinets will look and how they will hold up. I went to two cabinet shops...
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...
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