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Kitchen of the Week: Bling Brightens a Luxe Florida Kitchen
Nothing wrong with a little bit of bling every now and then. That was the mantra of these Florida homeowners when they set out to add some sparkle to their new kitchen. A pair of linear nine-light crystal chandeliers takes on the role of sparkly jewelry,...
8 Savvy Ideas for Kitchen Carts
I’ve been searching for the perfect kitchen cart for several years now, and here’s why: I once had one, and no single piece in my entire home was more versatile. Whether I was drying dishes on a rack, storing pots and pans, or wheeling it into the...
Kitchen of the Week: Chinoiserie Chic in New England
Interior designer Phoebe Lovejoy Russell’s kitchen/dining room was not working for her family at all. One of the first things you see when you walk into her condo, the kitchen had...
Kitchen of the Week: Cooking With Creekside Views in Maryland
When you’re fortunate enough to have water views like this, you want to make the most of them. That was the case for a professional couple in Annapolis, Maryland, with two school-age children; they wanted to highlight their home’s scenic creek-side...
8 Creative Lighting Solutions for Food Prep
Lighting can be a real doozy when you’re assembling your dream kitchen. Not only do you need to make sure that key food prep and cooking areas are well lit, but you also have to create a balance between the fluorescents and LEDs so many planning boards...
How to Keep Your White Kitchen White
A recent featured ideabook on white kitchens garnered a ton of comments from readers, most of which contained concerns about how to keep those beautiful...
The Best of My Houzz: 20 Creative Kitchen Islands
For the My Houzz series, we visit and photograph creative, personality-filled homes and the people who live there. Sometimes working with professionals but most...
What to Know About Working With a Custom Cabinetmaker
Been dreaming of custom cabinets for the kitchen or bath, or perhaps a gorgeous built-in entertainment center, home office or fireplace surround? We caught up with four industry pros for expert tips on what to look for in a custom cabinetmaker, plus the...
Kitchen of the Week: Storage, Style and Efficiency in San Francisco
With a 2-year-old child and another on the way, a San Francisco couple with a lower-level flat in a two-unit Edwardian building needed a more user-friendly kitchen that would be a better fit for their growing family. Their existing galley-style kitchen...
Clever Extras for a Perfectly Personalized Kitchen Sink
Professional chefs often refer to the benefits of mise en place, French for “putting in place.” In a pro’s kitchen, it involves arranging cooking ingredients and food prep areas to minimize movement and maximize efficiency. Increasingly,...
12 Ideas for a Family-Friendly Kitchen
The kitchen is so often the center of home activity, and it’s even more so when there are kids around. But setting up a space that can handle everything from homework and play dough to family dinner...
Soapstone Counters: A Love Story
Anyone who has built or remodeled a kitchen will tell you how easy it is to become overwhelmed. You may go into the experience thinking, “Finally, I get to have things the way I want,” only to discover how stressful it can be balancing...
Kitchen of the Week: Casual Elegance and Better Flow
The owners of this stately 1930s colonial in Chevy Chase, Maryland, set out to upgrade their kitchen to better reflect the architectural details of their home. As professionals and the parents of two young children, they also wanted a workhorse kitchen...
7 Low-Maintenance Countertops for Your Dream Kitchen
I’ll be honest: When my now-husband and I were talking about moving in together, his kitchen pretty much sealed the deal. As it had stainless steel appliances, gorgeous black granite countertop and a layout that made workflow easy, I couldn’t understand...
Get a Grip on Kitchen Cabinets With the Right Knobs and Pulls
You might think that after making dozens of tough decisions during your kitchen remodel, something like choosing handles for your cabinets would be easy. Yeah, so not the case. You’ll soon find out that there are more cabinet knob options than...
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