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Kitchen Design: To Hood or Not to Hood?
"saying a lot. Plus, choosing a chimney hood meant that we chose not to include storage... question is "to hood or not to hood," my answer is "HOOD!" Here's some inspiration:... they get a hood of their own, budget be damned. After a couple of years, we still love... was how to handle the vent over our stove. We ended up going with a super cool stainless... about to embark on a kitchen renovation of our own, we emphatically suggested that..."
Expert Talk: 10 Reasons to Hang a Chandelier in the Kitchen
Unexpected? Sure. Incongruent? Not at all. Professional designers explain why a chandelier can work in kitchens from traditional to modern
"explain why a chandelier can work in kitchens from traditional to modern... upon a time, the kitchen was the most utilitarian room in the house. Function, of... owners with a bit of whimsey in their lives. They wanted to harken to a more fanciful time... appropriate in a kitchen even if it is a million dollar kitchen. There is a place for crystal... going to be a total gut, but we're going to be moving things around and adding electrical..."
10 Reasons to Try a Moroccan Rug
"carpets are a design obsession with good cause... here are 10 reasons to consider giving one a try. But first, a bit of background. A... deal and a mass-produced carpet will obvious: The latter tend to have more regular patterns... former have natural variations and a much plusher, softer feel. Now the reasons for... A very short history of Moroccan carpets. Authentic Beni Ourain carpets have been... cream to beige tones. The rugs tend to be decorated with geometric or abstract..."
10 Reasons to Make a Splash With Tomato Red
You won’t duck at these tomatoes. See how bold red shades can play up architecture, light up a dark spot and add drama
"light up a dark spot and add drama... ideal time to give this color a go. If you’ve been looking for a way to spice up your... these reasons convinces you to give tomato red a try.... red is a surprisingly versatile hue — it’s bold yet classic, fresh and modern yet... green with a red mushroom... Or a white snow bank with a cardinal on a branch,, Juliebl11... red, and have used it a lot in my house. Recently we added an addition to the front..."
Kitchen FAQs: Selecting Your Sink Material
"renovated a kitchen knows what it can feel like to make so many decisions in a very short... we take a look at sinks — specifically the choices you have when it comes to materials... can get a well-priced stainless steel sink, but be aware of how easily it can scratch... grease to stay bright and white. Integral quartz sinks are becoming increasingly popular... Read on to learn more about these popular material options for today's kitchen sinks..."
So Over Stainless in the Kitchen? 14 Reasons to Give In to Color
Colorful kitchen appliances are popular again, and now you've got more choices than ever. Which would you choose?
"and want to make them stand out. Once only offered by a few companies, a wide range... the must-have finish for appliances. Next we started to hide the appliances, camouflaging... clung to white and sometimes black, and sometime during the 1990s, stainless steel... might have to live with it a long time! Not a kitchen appliance but...We have a gas... enough to put a paper towel holder over a gas stove. A radiant orchid range?! Pinch..."
10 Reasons to Bring Back the Humble Kitchen Table
"they're a great way to position work zones close to where they're needed without crowding... table has a role to play too. Whether fueled by nostalgia or by more families eating... offer a place to sit and socialize in ways no island can. I've been specifying kitchen... others, a table might work better. For still others, a cross between the two might... kitchen had a table in it. The kitchen table is where kids did homework and families sat..."
A Fine Mess: How to Have a Clean-Enough Home Over Summer Break
Don't have an 'I'd rather be cleaning' bumper sticker? To keep your home bearably tidy when the kids are around more, try these strategies
"Don't have an 'I'd rather be cleaning' bumper sticker? To keep your home bearably... and I have a team approach on these occasions, and we are guided by our strengths... Paul has a stronger stomach, I extricate the child and tend to all needs, bathing and... thankful to hand over her sister before I turned to the wreckage. I will spare you... morning to my niece Grace's soft voice informing me my daughter Eden was, as they say..."
5 Reasons to Hit That Secondhand Store
"things have their place, but old things have a history and beauty all their own... be easy to fill a home quickly with goods from a chain store, but we may be missing... hand-me-downs to your home, and to appreciate the old stuff you already have.... are five reasons to consider adding vintage pieces, antiques and good old hand-me-downs... flavor of a really special aged bottle of wine. So why does it seem like we’ve been trending..."
8 Reasons to Jump Off the DIY Bandwagon
You heard right. Stop beating yourself up for not making stuff yourself, and start seeing the bright side of buying from others
"supposed to make creating a one-of-a-kind space easier than ever. But what happens when... eight reasons to jump off the DIY bandwagon, guilt free.... ng up a storm (and making it look supereasy), and you would rather spend your Saturday... wanting to craft your own furniture from found objects, sand and paint flea market... Customer said to my wife, I guess you have to know where to start and have the talent to... starting to refinish a pair of Parker chairs and having to pay someone to finish them..."
11 Reasons to Love Wall-to-Wall Carpeting Again
"it time to kick the hard stuff? Your feet, wallet and downstairs neighbors may be nodding... provides a comfortable place to sit and play, and gives a room such a warm feeling.... out on a limb here, but I’m ready to embrace wall-to-wall carpeting again. In fact... plenty of reasons to ditch the hard stuff in favor the softness. Let me try to convince... To be honest, for me the echo and starkness of vast wood or tile floors can be..."
Design Workshop: Reasons to Love Narrow Homes
Get the skinny on how a superslim house footprint can work wonderfully for your site, budget and quality of life
"on how a superslim house footprint can work wonderfully for your site, budget and... beauty of a narrow floor plan makes it suitable for many building sites, and not only... Here’s a look at the most meaningful advantages of narrow structures.... being able to have a high pitched roof to shed snow without causing the roof to be too... tro I have lived in a narrow house for about a year and a half now. It's a mid-century..."
My Blue Heaven: New Reasons to Love the Color of Sea and Sky
Derived from gems, worn by royalty and loved the world over, blue has a past as deep as the midnight sky
"blue has a past as deep as the midnight sky... time, a shade at a time. A little history might give you new reasons to love this... ue is a go-to color. Almost everyone likes it, and with good reason. Blue makes us... evokes a sense of trustworthiness, dignity — even royalty. But how did we get this... new ways to introduce it into your home.... appears to change, when used as a tint (mixed with a small amount of white, as a shade..."
8 Reasons to Nix Your Fireplace (Yes, for Real)
Dare you consider trading that 'coveted' design feature for something you'll actually use? This logic can help
"goodbye to your fireplace, but thought that wasn’t even an option (what about resale... unless you have a permit to cut, and a way to haul it and a place to store it while it... would have to have it inspected to make sure it was up to code a cost we could not... enough to get a fire lit; I have to keep shifting wood to create the perfect fire... lucky to have, it falls over in a storm and begs to be burned regularly. It is a..."
14 Ways to Make More Money at a Yard Sale — and Have Fun Too
Maximize profits and have a ball selling your old stuff, with these tips to help you plan, advertise and style your yard sale effectively
"profits and have a ball selling your old stuff, with these tips to help you plan, advertise... sun only to have no one visit or buy is nobody's idea of a good time. But with some... signage and a beautiful setup, you can make extra cash and (gasp!) even have fun doing... likely to forget — hauling heavy boxes and furniture outside, then sitting for hours... I love to bargain. I want to have a yard sale but don't have a yard! Any suggestions..."