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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...
7 Magnificent Oversize Backsplashes
As far as kitchen trends go, few are as currently as pervasive as the oversize backsplash. Designers are using materials such as glass mosaic tile and marble in backslashes that stretch from ceiling to countertop or wrap around entire prep areas....
Kitchen of the Week: Elegant Updates for a Serious Cook
After raising their two children and waiting 20 years, a professional couple from the small town of Ross in Marin County, California, were excited to update the kitchen in their 1924 Italianate home. They craved a serious cook’s kitchen with a better...
So Over Stainless in the Kitchen? 14 Reasons to Give In to Color
Those who survived the invasion of avocado-green and harvest-gold appliances in the 1970s are still trepidatious about using strong color on kitchen appliances. In the 1980s we clung to white...
Kitchen Counters: Try an Integrated Cutting Board for Easy Food Prep
Last weekend I caught my husband as he was about to slice some cheese. With a butcher knife. On the coffee table. Using only the parchment paper in which it was wrapped to protect the surface. Yeah, I know. I caught him as he was cutting the cheese. Hilarious....
Plain-Sight Storage for the Kitchen Stuff You Use Most
If you love to cook, it’s bound to happen: You’ve meticulously arranged all your ingredients and equipment on your countertop before cooking, only to discover that you forgot one key item. And despite your lightning reflexes, your dish suffers due...
9 Flooring Types for a Charming Country Kitchen
A beautiful country kitchen needs the proper foundation to set the tone for the space. Although wood flooring is the traditional choice for many country kitchens, there are other ecofriendly and engineered options that...
Kitchen of the Week: Warming Trend in a 1920s Georgian
The previous kitchen in this 1920s Georgian house was cold. Not just chilly because of the expanse of tile on the countertops and floors, but downright drafty thanks to a poorly insulated addition on the back. While the...
Inspiring Ideas for Vintage Kitchen Islands
Do you want your kitchen to be truly unique? Then consider going vintage with your island. The possibilities range from rustic to finely detailed. Here are a few of my favorites.
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...
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