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Kitchen Evolution: Work Zones Replace the Triangle
Want maximum efficiency in your kitchen? Consider forgoing the old-fashioned triangle in favor of task-specific zones
"forgoing the old-fashioned triangle in favor of task-specific zones... about the much-venerated kitchen work triangle — in which the refrigerator, range... appliances and the sink in a small closed or semiclosed kitchen. The work triangle is still... now run the gamut from tiny single-wall galleys up to large open-plan kitchens, it's... (notice the paper towel holder under the countertop to the right of the sink, hate..."
Simple Pleasures: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
Slugging down any old sludge while pulling on socks is no way to start the day. Learn to brew amazing java and savor the experience here
"start the day. Learn to brew amazing java and savor the experience here... The rich scent of ground coffee beans, the steam rising from your cup, that first... thing in the morning? For coffee lovers like myself, the answer is obvious: nothing... time in the morning, the steps outlined below can help, from setting up your coffee... up in the rush of morning routines that you skimp on this small (but, I would argue..."
Find the Right Oven Arrangement for Your Kitchen
Have all the options for ovens, with or without cooktops and drawers, left you steamed? This guide will help you simmer down
"e all the options for ovens, with or without cooktops and drawers, left you steamed... In the classic range setup, the cooktop and oven are combined as one appliance, most... oven. The idea of being able to have a separate wall oven (or two!) is pretty exciting... Check out the options here. Related: How to Remodel Your Kitchen... Sub-Zero over/under; the ovens next to the wall & French doors. I called S-Z & was forwarded..."
Designer Trick: Take Your Shower Tile to the Ceiling
"Tile the whole wall in your shower to give your bath a light and lofty feel... happy with the outcome. In some instances it works; for others, it may not be the best... illusions for the eye can do great things for design. In this case, a simple trick can make... don't have the grand bathrooms shown to us in magazines or in this ideabook. But that's... that's the great thing about this trick: It can work in any size of bathroom. Whether..."
Kitchen of the Week: Going Elegant and Bright in a 1900s Home
Dark and closed off no more, this Atlanta kitchen now has a classic look, increased natural light and a more open plan
"few of the home's 1900s features remained in this part of the house. "The addition... well with the rest of the historic home. It had been renovated by previous owners, and... with the clients to design a new kitchen and attached lounge that better suit the... created the classic look and practical function the family wanted. Kitchen at a Glance... unfamiliar to the home's history," says designer Ili Nilsson. Nilsson worked closely with..."
Cooking With Color: When to Use Red in the Kitchen
Candy Apple Red, Red Licorice and more for your kitchen walls, cabinets or island? The color choices are as delicious as they sound
"island? The color choices are as delicious as they sound... color in the kitchen. For those who want to go big and bold, it can be used in larger... accents from the adjacent family room. Red door in the mudroom, red blinds in the dining... red in the kitchen. A couple pix of the mudroom. Painting the door red was very difficult... feel. The kitchen was the heart of the house. I am waiting for the new house to... on the walls and floor, but the red stays ! The comment from A. Peltier Interiors reminded..."
The '70s Are Back. Can Ya Dig It?
"blasts from the past are updated to look fabulous today... know, the thought of a lot of 1970s style makes us shudder, but the era did have... swagger. The song of the summer this year, Daft Punk's '70s-inspired "Get Lucky," has... Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and American Hustle will premiere at the end of this year... cars from the era have been rereleased; Amanda Seyfried is playing Linda Lovelace; Anchorman..."
Staging vs. Decorating: What's the Difference?
Unlike decorating, staging your home isn't about personal style — it's about creating ambiance and appeal for buyers
"can make the home their own if they purchase it. This is the distinction between decorating... don't know the difference, you might not sell your house as quickly as you like.... thoroughly at the door and then toss it out the door entry to be picked up upon my departure... looking at the house where the entry door is thrown open, and the realtor says "come right... dresser from the bedroom, take out the bookcases from the office. Start your packing and..."
Paint it Black
"Wall, the Floor — or All Over... Perhaps the dark side has been getting a bad rap all this time? Hard to say, but I... it be the one where the balcony door with the white curtains is, or should I extend... not?" The little landing at the bottom of the stairs now has black cement block walls... Maybe the wall with the sofa pushed up to it? Thanks Lily! You mean to paint the... :-) Love the Beetlejuice reference! Love Black and White I love the idea of black walls..."
Kitchen of the Week: Salvage Meets High End in Vancouver
Reclaimed fir floors and a salvage-yard gate cozy up to choice appliances in a warm and sophisticated Canadian kitchen
"turning the space into a wine bar and an appliance garage. In the rest of the kitchen... space. The Hayleys designed their kitchen with the help of contractor David Babakaiff... it to the dining room, giving it an extra 40 square feet. Demolition revealed a... flooring and the original white Ikea cabinets have a sophisticated, contemporary look.... Ikea door. The wine cabinet was completely custom. The racks were cut to the right..."
Kitchen of the Week: Turquoise Tile and a Dining Nook for 16
Entertaining is a piece of cake in this remodeled beauty with an extra-large stove and seating for a crowd
"gutting the space, adding more storage, installing an extra-large stove for whipping... them from the sink to the range? The bleached floors and wood beam over the range are... love how the light above the island brings our the turquoise from the backsplash. Stunning... to put the food on the table and the family has to eat with the back at each other... most of the critical concerns; stove burners, the the pot filler and the table limiting..."
Home Staging to Sell: The Latest Techniques That Really Work
Get up to speed on the best ways to appeal to potential buyers through accessories, furniture, colors and more
"speed on the best ways to appeal to potential buyers through accessories, furniture... from the tried and true basics to fresh ideas for prepping a home for a quick and... speed on the latest techniques in staging to sell.... Give the house and the process the time it deserves! THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE HAS... of you. The dirtier, the messier, the better when buying. The cleaner, the neater... When the realtor showed the house, we had the smell of vanilla waft through the..."
The Great Kitchen Cabinet Cleanup
Purge your way to a clean kitchen, then put pieces back for maximum efficiency and orderliness, with this step-by-step guide
"makes the dividers used in the over-the-oven cabinet in the last photo? The one... cupboard in the basement. Why does the range hood appear to be misplaced over the counter... I did "the purge" for the laundry room cabinets ... by the time all the empty containers... oh yeah the central light is--OVER the fridge instead of being in the center of the... (other than the doors) use them, just replace the doors. This saves time, money AND is..."
10 Elements of the Perfect Closet
"about the walk-in closet with built-in storage to maximize our wardrobe potential... try an over-the-door wire shoe rack to hang on the back of your bedroom door. There... change the doors? Consider using the external-mount doors (barn door hardware) in... opening doors on my closet and our bedroom door is to the left of the closet. We had... opinion. Doors that open out on hinges give you access to the backs of the doors for..."
Baking Soda: The Amazing All-Natural Cleanser You Already Own
"might be the first things that come to mind when you think of baking soda, but this... one of the most nontoxic and versatile household cleaning agents.... Usually the better the gauge the better the grade. If you have ever cleaned a stainless... fill in the light scratches thanks for the suggestion but I'm not the one with the... moss on the paving between the garage and house, and on the driveway. Most of the time..."