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Kitchen of the Week: Great for the Chefs, Friendly to the Family
With a large island, a butler’s pantry, wine storage and more, this New York kitchen appeals to everyone in the house
"New York kitchen appeals to everyone in the house... connected to the home’s colonial style. This meant incorporating room for gathering and... layout for cooking and a mix of rustic and elegant touches. Kitchen at a Glance... wanted a kitchen full of modern conveniences, one that fit their life while staying... underfoot. The white kitchen featured above for Kitchen of the Week is my kitchen. I've... unplugged the appliances for the photo shoot but this is how the kitchen really looks;..."
Get the Scoop on Finding the Best Paint for Your Money
"oring the best deal on paint for your home may have nothing to do with advertised... three paint professionals to get the scoop on which is the better value.... a new paint is kind of like picking a new toothpaste — they all look the same but... right for your house? Although the cheapest option may seem attractive, more expensive... expensive paints are higher quality and come in more brilliant colors. We talked with..."
40 Must-Haves for the Kitchen: A Gift Guide for Cooks
"gifts for those who love to spend time in the kitchen. Do you have a friend or family... suggestions for great kitchen-themed presents perfect for hostess gifts, gift exchange... giving the person with the most creative gift idea for cooks a $50 Crate and Barrel... too many kitchen gadgets and accessories, so we've been working hard to find the most... parties at the office and more. Why are we doing this? Because you asked for it! Due..."
The Case for the Anti-Accent Wall
"ahead, paint everything the same color (even the trim)... because for 2011 I am doing away with the accent wall. While I'm on the topic, I am... eliminating the impossibly difficult to achieve crisp white trim and ceiling. For 2011... white when the rest of the wall is matte charcoal grey? I asked myself these very questions... I tore the painters tape away after painting my own chalkboard accent wall to reveal... uneven paint edge and a few black paint spots on my white ceiling. Some designers..."
From the Pros: How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
Want a major new look for your kitchen or bathroom cabinets on a DIY budget? Don't pick up a paintbrush until you read this
"new look for your kitchen or bathroom cabinets on a DIY budget? Don't pick up a paintbrush... fresh paint color could be the best bet for your budget. But before you start in... simple as painting your dining room, with the right prep, painting cabinets can be an... what four painting professionals say about painting kitchen cabinets.... The right cabinet color can transform your kitchen or bathroom's look. And because..."
Kitchen Layouts: A Vote for the Good Old Galley
"Popular Now, the Galley Kitchen is Still a Great Layout for Cooking... favor of the L-shaped or U-shaped kitchen with an island. But the galley kitchen can... one of the best uses of space, employing the best layout for cooking. The trend... For some reason, the galley kitchen layout has lost popularity in recent years, in... Kitchens are the heart of the home; in addition to food preparation, it's where families..."
Kitchen of the Week: Cooking for Two in Ontario
"large kitchen, so an Ottawa couple can cook side by side and entertain... drove this kitchen remodel in an 80-year-old home in Ottawa, Ontario. The designer of... of the space, Nathan Kyle of Astro Design Centre, says the area was originally carved... level. The project was a feat of engineering as well as design. Photography Doublespace... budget. The way the space has been organized and the materials used makes for a truly..."
Kitchen of the Week: Classic Style for a Southern Belle
Marble counters, white finishes and even a pair of chandeliers give this South Carolina kitchen a timeless feel
"Feldt of Kitchens, Baths and Beyond worked with them on a look that would feel more... side. Kitchen at a Glance Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Who lives here:... Liked the flow of the kitchen and the neatness of the layout. Also, I find a very... detail over the island! I love the contrast of the white with the pine floors! Can I get... farmhouse kitchen. Beautiful! That is the perfect kitchen! Love the marble! Actually..."
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... builder-grade kitchen in Rancho Santa Fe, California, these homeowners wanted something that... meals for numerous guests, and creating a custom island that can accommodate everything... love how the light above the island brings our the turquoise from the backsplash. Stunning... did with the kitchen, however the dining nook seems quite impractical. In the very same..."
Kitchen of the Week: Bold Chevrons for a Backsplash
Blue and white zigzags punctuate an otherwise all-white kitchen, completely gutted and redesigned for a Northern California homeowner
"all-white kitchen, completely gutted and redesigned for a Northern California homeowner... ready for a brand-new look — including a dramatically different kitchen. After gutting... gutting the space, interior designer Alison Davin of Jute Interior Design put in classic... expands the 12- by 12-foot space.... even in the kitchen, but I reserve that for the not so permanent fixtures. Replacing... measurements for bamquettes? The table looks too big for the space (to me) and it being..."
Try a Copper Sink for a Warm Glow in the Kitchen
"to your kitchen with a sink done in endlessly interesting copper... For a fast, easy and dramatic makeover, consider replacing your kitchen sink for... known for its sanitary benefits (bacteria can survive on copper only for a matter... Whether your kitchen is rustic, traditional or eclectic, a copper sink will work beautifully... because the sink isn't the only copper in the kitchen. Our faucets, light fixtures... ional-kitchen-los-angeles I have a massive copper hood similar to the one in the..."
Painted vs. Stained Kitchen Cabinets: Help for Deciding
Learn about durability, looks, cost and more for wooden cabinet finishes to make the right choice for your kitchen
"and more for wooden cabinet finishes to make the right choice for your kitchen... es on the choices, which don’t end once you’ve settled the stain-versus-paint debate... should be painted or stained wood. The choice you make will have a huge bearing on how... shops —the larger Canyon Creek Cabinet in Monroe, Washington, and the smaller O.B. Williams... ne of the biggest decisions you will make when choosing cabinets is whether they..."
Guest Picks: Dashing Lighting for Over the Kitchen Island
These single-connection pendants and chandeliers will cover your island lighting needs no matter what your kitchen’s style
"point for the whole room’s design. And our future abode has a kitchen island that... chandelier or the popular billiards style. Plus, the kitchen’s current white glazed cabinets... fresh paint, but my favorite change for immediate impact is lighting. It makes a... chandelier. The newest kitchen trend is a long island with two large pendants or a couple... is on the smaller side and wired for only a single light. Luckily, double or triple..."
Kitchen of the Week: Warm and Modern in Maryland
"tailored for entertaining, this sleek kitchen appeals to every age... The kitchen is considered the heart of the home, and that feels even more true for... Suburan of the clients. "Their house is definitely hangout central in the neighborhood... previous kitchen made it difficult to let everyone stay in the same space. Along with... allow for items to be tucked away, while still providing plenty of room for a big..."
Kitchen of the Week: Cheery Retro Style for a 1913 Kitchen
"Portland kitchen that honors the home's history... stripped the kitchen down to its studs and created a blank slate for building a new... most of the quaint construction in this historic Portland, Oregon, kitchen. Homeowners... the historic kitchen's original style, while vintage-style appliances and lighting... bring the cheerful spirit of this space back to life. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives... costs for the full remodel, custom cabinetry, traditional plaster walls and electrical..."