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Open vs. Closed Kitchens — Which Style Works Best for You?
For centuries the kitchen was strictly a workspace. Often tucked in the back of the house, it had room for just the bare essentials. But a peek at many new kitchens today reveals a very different approach: the open-concept...
Kitchen of the Week: New Function, Flow — and Love — in Milwaukee
Katy Nast and son Andrew didn’t like being in their kitchen. The closed-off room cut them off from guests in the dining room, and Katy felt distanced from her son when he was doing his homework in another room. Plus, the kitchen’s mustard-yellow countertops...
Kitchen of the Week: Curves in Unexpected Places
When the owners of this Richmond, England, house were writing a wish list for their family kitchen, they said they wanted it to have a contemporary design, to use every bit of space and to have an inclusive feel so the chef wouldn’t...
The Most Popular Kitchen Storage Ideas of 2014
Kitchen storage is a favorite topic here on Houzz. We’re all familiar with the dilemma; we add more to our collection — new dishes, holiday serveware, specialty gadgets — and no matter how well we pack it in, more stuff means less available storage....
Trend Watch: 13 Kitchen Looks Expected to Be Big in 2015
Have you been toying with the idea of revamping your kitchen and think 2015 may be the perfect time to take the plunge? Before you start searching for a pro to tackle the...
Kitchen of the Week: Hardworking Island in a Timeless Space
The kitchen in this 1940s Ottawa cottage was big enough for only one person to use and not suitable for the family now living there. “Before, this kitchen was about the size of a bathroom and was lackluster,” says interior designer Nathan Kyle of...
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...
Kitchen of the Week: Traditional Kitchen Opens Up for a Fresh Look
In 2000 Brett and Jill White moved into their Winfield, Illinois, two-level brick home about a year after it was built. They never quite felt at home with the traditional style of the home, located on a scenic site along a golf course. “We’re in the...
Lightened-Up Midcentury Kitchen Goes With the Flow
The last time these Boston homeowners renovated the kitchen in their 1960s ranch house was about 15 years ago. While most of their kids have flown the nest for college, they still have a 10-year-old boy at home, and they were ready for an update. The...
Kitchen of the Week: Simple Lines and Bold Color
When given the task of redoing this farmhouse kitchen, designers Catherine and Justine Macfee, the mother-and-daughter team at Catherine Macfee Interior Design, went for something that was both appropriate...
A Kitchen Laundry Cabinet Full of Surprises
Not having a washer and dryer in his 500-square-foot Montreal loft was a big problem for designer Sébastien Millette. So when he set out to redesign the place, he was determined...
Kitchen of the Week: Taking Over a Hallway to Add Needed Space
“Hallways are dead space,” says interior designer Harmony Weihs. When designing this renovated kitchen, she knew that between the permit process and extensive construction, expanding...
12 Farmhouse Touches That Bring Homeyness to a Kitchen
The overdone ruffles and plethora of hens in 1980s-style “kountry kitchens” may be out, but farmhouse details in the kitchen will always be in style. Even in the most contemporary kitchens, tiny details derived from the farmhouse ideal add charm and...
Kitchen of the Week: Bold Green and User Friendly in Connecticut
Soon after David Behrends and Alejandra Holway bought their contemporary Stamford, Connecticut, home in 2010, Hurricane Irene battered through the area, sending water into their walls. A major renovation was in order, and the couple decided to update...
Pet-Friendly Design: Making Room for the Dog Dish
When I say there is nothing quite so unpleasant as stepping in a dog’s water dish, I speak from experience (no thanks, Augie). Like a good pet owner, I keep my pup’s water bowl filled with fresh water. It’s located in the kitchen, where I inevitably...
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