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Kitchen Counters: Quartzite Offers Strength and Beauty
When choosing a kitchen countertop material, many homeowners who might have gone with granite or marble are giving quartzite a second look. Before you bring this material into your kitchen, take the time to learn the pros, cons and special considerations...
15 Creative Backsplashes Full of Character
A distinct backsplash can bring so much to a kitchen. In addition to its primary function of protecting a wall from kitchen splatters, a backsplash can reinforce a great focal point; add an interesting texture, color or pattern to a minimalist design,...
Kitchen of the Week: Orange Splashes Add Personality in Kansas
Amateur anthropologists could study the photos of this kitchen in Kansas and learn a lot about the family who inhabits it. Clues include a dramatic color combination and personality-revealing accessories, which were added during an extensive remodel.
What Goes With Granite Counters?
They are classy and hard wearing and come in a range of shades — is it any wonder granite counters are still so popular? Whether you are...
How to Recycle Your Kitchen
If you like getting your hands dirty, demolition can be one of the most fun and satisfying parts of a kitchen remodel. But whether you’re going the DIY route or hiring a pro, you’re likely to end up with at least one Dumpster full of trash. The Environmental...
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,...
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