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Kitchen of the Week: A Dark Kitchen Brightens Up
"Summer of Love was in full swing. “The oak cabinets were very late 1960s and very... an idea of the cost of the kitchen renovation. One criticism I have of HGTV shows... many of us would love to have parts or all of so many of these houses, kitchens... family of 6. As I age, however, I'm less fond of my own reflection but that is my... the use of glass cabinets to add warmth is a great idea. Best of all is the unique..."
Kitchen of the Week: Cheery Retro Style for a 1913 Kitchen
"are part of many older homes' charm. But a 1970s remodel had covered up most of the... spirit of this space back to life. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives here: David Spencer... neighborhood of Portland, Oregon Size: 300 square feet Budget: $64,000 (includes all building... right of the stove (near the location of the original wood stove, of course, since... couple of the previous comments, I am attaching a picture of the exterior of the house..."
Kitchen of the Week: The Calm After the Storm
Ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, a suburban New York kitchen is reborn as a light-filled space with a serene, soothing palette
"4 feet of water in their kitchen, a professional couple with two kids had to start... rebuild part of their home in Larchmont, New York; they needed to elevate the kitchen about... picture of a little corner of a room then show all these great pictures of the whole... practice of posting "before" pictures of a small corner of the room compared to a panoramic... store wine for any length of time next to the fridge, and actually a lot of what's..."
Roots of Style: Do You Live in a Minimalist Traditional House?
Cottages, bungalows, farmhouses ... whatever you call them, houses in this style share several characteristics. See how many your house has
"layout of rooms and the necessity of ventilation and entry and egress. These houses... the use of classical detailing, although in a much simpler manner. Quarter-round,... success of the style is its proportions. While classical styles are dictated strictly... order of significance: *Walls/plan shape *Roof form and wall juncture *Porches and... *Materials of walls, surfaces, trim and accents *Doors *Windows *Ornamentation..."
Kitchen of the Week: A Onetime Carnegie Library Gets Cooking
Trading books for baguettes, this California kitchen underwent years of remodels before its latest modern incarnation
"years of remodels before its latest modern incarnation... years of remodels left little of the original interior. When a local family of four... as one of the 2,500 libraries built by businessman Andrew Carnegie. After a new library... glass of wine. And with that number of drawers, how would anyone remember where... and more of the inside. Stunning! What a breath of fresh air and what a difference... has tons of character. I wonder, though, why the sink is on one side of the island..."
Room of the Day: A Great Room in a Former Church
"the most of this converted church’s good bones... residents of Tamalpais Valley, in the city of Mill Valley, California, got together to... reflect some of its original, hand-built charm — but also give it a more modern feel. Just... visible most of the time. I am obsessed with that kitchen - the ceiling of course as well... number of structures and finding solutions is part of the fun ... the solutions often..."
Kitchen of the Week: Broken China Makes a Splash in This Kitchen
When life handed this homeowner a smashed plate, her designer delivered a one-of-a-kind wall covering to fit the cheerful new room
"a one-of-a-kind wall covering to fit the cheerful new room... was kind of boring,” Stephens says. They started on their mission to bring a cheerful... generations of shipbuilders. We incorporated some of the wood left over from one of the... a lot of ideas of what to make your kitchen unique. Very clever all of the details... approve of this, but it works for me. When I get a chunk of food on one of them,... piece of art and ... beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I am an organizational..."
Kitchen of the Week: Chestnut and an Open Fire in Connecticut
Antique chestnut boards give a kitchen with a wood-burning oven vintage flair, balancing its modern amenities
"a one-of-a-kind kitchen. Kitchen at a Glance Who lives here: A family of 5 Location:... once one of the most popular woods used in home construction in the United States, but... beginning of the 20th century has all but eliminated the species. However, some resourceful... room full of modern conveniences. “The homeowner owns a travel business and travels... old-world look of kitchens over there, and loved every imperfection in the boards, like knot..."
Kitchen of the Week: Warming Trend in a 1920s Georgian
Renovation creates a formal yet functional and relaxed hub for entertaining — and takes care of the insulation problem
"takes care of the insulation problem... because of the expanse of tile on the countertops and floors, but downright drafty... Rogers of Renewal Design-Build. “The kitchen needed a certain amount of formality... the rest of the home. “This is a very formal and symmetrically balanced 1920s house... process of redoing my own kitchen and my original design of 28 years will continue... period of the house. My favourite part of the kitchen is the divided ceiling over..."
Upload of the Day: A Mini Fridge in the Master Bathroom? Yes, Please!
"a bit of cheese, fruit, a pot of yogurt, glass of wine and the makings of a latte... functions of the bath. As part of a master suite, of course a beverage center makes... glass of wine off on our master bedroom balcony, from a cold bottle of wine from... smell of fresh coffee is my kind of alarm clock! :) I actually put a mini fridge... use out of a fridge in the master bath - or bedroom, than I would out of a garden/jetted..."
Kitchen of the Week: New Function, Flow — and Love — in Milwaukee
A traditional kitchen get an improved layout and updated finishes in a remodel that also yields a surprise
"the rest of their two-story 1929 bungalow home in Milwaukee, they tapped designer and... instead of the "stories" button there are scads of photos of how most of us really... fabulous job of maintaining the character of the house, too. I'd love to see more of this... years of happiness together. I would love to know the brand of that wallpaper! Love... first of all the range hood will be in your face, and secondly, a cloud of steam..."
Simple Pleasures: The Art of Being Neighborly
"part of a welcoming community makes daily life so much more pleasant. Whether you... stories of neighborliness in the Comments.... glass of wine together if her husband is out of town. As you can see, it's a small... numbers of everything they will need. The utilities, a couple of doctors, the hospital... bundle of firewood, a bottle of champagne and a note saying "Hope you enjoy this house... the idea of actually knowing them. I have experienced both ends of this. I came from..."
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
"the rest of the historic home. It had been renovated by previous owners, and few of... this part of the house. "The addition just felt very unfamiliar to the home's history... neighborhood of Atlanta Size: 750 square feet, including the attached lounge... the mix of cabinetry. Absolutely gorgeous. This is one of the most impressive remodels... brightness of the project. Just wondering what the creators of the previous incarnation..."
Smart Ways to Make the Most of a Compact Kitchen
Minimal square footage is no barrier to fulfilling your culinary dreams. These tips will help you squeeze the most out of your space
"dream of a huge family kitchen, but most of us have to make do with something smaller... the size of our kitchen, the demands we place on it tend to be the same. We want it... a lot of different objects, from chunky appliances to silverware, dishes and food... a lot of creativity and acceptance of the facts of life. :) I love the under stairs... good use of minimal space. You really do need to make use of every bit of space in a..."
TGIR: The Case of the Disappearing TV
They Got It Right: If you can’t beat it, camouflage it. See how these designers made TV screens almost unnoticeable
"First of all, TGIR stands for They Got It Right. Here at Houzz it’s our shorthand... black void of a turned-off television by having the screen backed by a dark wall.... thinking of installing the TV in a recess in a wall of cabinetry, surrounded by books... some sort of 'blind' or screen that comes down over the front of the tv and hides it... photos of the family everyday instead of once in a while pulling out an album. I..."