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Kitchen of the Week: Crisp and Coastal on the Connecticut Shore
Interior designer Susan Helie had drawn sketches of her dream home on the water, and she and her husband, Peter, set out to find a site for it in Stonington, Connecticut. Across the harbor from the village of Stonington, with views of the Long Island...
How to Choose the Right Kitchen Sink
The etymology of the phrase “everything but the kitchen sink” probably has to do with the fact that the sink is difficult to move. For instance, if a person absconded with “everything but the kitchen sink,” it means he or she made off with every...
How to Fit a Breakfast Bar Into a Narrow Kitchen
Most people want, at the very least, a small, casual dining spot in their kitchen, even if it’s just big enough for a bar stool or two. But not everyone has a kitchen layout that can accommodate seating. Or so you might think. Older...
Kitchen of the Week: Marrying Past and Present in Los Angeles
When it comes to designing and building a house to sell on spec, the kitchen is important. Potential buyers need to be able to imagine themselves cooking, gathering and enjoying meals in the heart of the home. While some developers might go for...
More Storage and Light for a Seattle Kitchen
The owners of this 1920s home in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood love its Tudor-style architecture, but they weren’t so enamored with the kitchen. Although it appeared to have been remodeled in the 1950s, its layout and lack of counter space and...
A Cook’s 6 Tips for Buying Kitchen Appliances
With my French and Italian ancestry, a love of cooking is in my blood. In fact, some of my fondest memories are of helping my mom slice apples for a tarte Tatin, and of working between my aunt and my grandmother on the Thanksgiving dinner assembly line. So...
Kitchen of the Week: Keeping It Casual in a Modern Farmhouse
“My clients wanted things to be unfussy and casual, with touches of whimsy,” says interior designer Kress Jack of her approach to a San Francisco family’s second home in Santa Rosa,...
An Iron Chef’s Farm Kitchen Gets Some Kick
At Luna Farm in Pennsylvania, Iron Chef Jose Garces had the whole organic farming thing down. The 40-acre property supplies Garces’ East Coast restaurants with organic ingredients, but Garces wasn’t...
7 Steps to Pantry Perfection
When we installed pullout pantry cabinets during our kitchen remodel last year, I thought my organizational problems were solved. I envisioned rows of neatly stacked spices and easy-to-see bins of pasta just waiting to be whipped into something delicious. The...
Kitchen of the Week: Modern Comforts in an Old-Time Home
Looking at the kitchen in her San Francisco clients’ Victorian home, Eliza Hart of Hart Wright Architects thought it couldn’t have been much different from when it was constructed...
8 Kitchen Design Tips for Foodies
I cut my culinary teeth in a tiny apartment where a janky oven meant that cookies took twice as long to bake, and seared scallops nearly sent dinner guests home with smoke inhalation. The upside of all that making-do meant I knew exactly what I...
Kitchen of the Week: Warm and Industrial in New Hampshire
Kitchen designer Karen Swanson of New England Design Works and the owner of this New Hampshire kitchen found each other on Houzz. “She liked some of the ideabooks...
Wine Storage for the Rest of Us
Before the wine police throttle me, let me concede that wine cannot really be successfully stored in less-than-perfectly-controlled conditions. Of course, that assumes you are a connoisseur buying high-end wine for either investment or long-term maturing. But...
Kitchen of the Week: Captain Courageous Style in Massachusetts
Karen Swanson’s historic Manchester, Massachusetts, home was built in 1850 by a prosperous local sea captain named John Carter, and although most of the house has the architectural detail of that period, the kitchen was a relic of the 1950s (or thereabouts)....
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