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Pro Chefs Dish on Kitchens: Paul Kahan Shows His Urban Sanctuary
Peek inside Kahan's newly redone home kitchen and learn what he considers most important for a cooking space
Chicago chef Paul Kahan is fresh from a recent kitchen remodel; the paint was drying on the walls while I took pictures. He codesigned his kitchen with his wife, Mary Klonowski, and general contractor Nate...
Pro Chefs Dish on Kitchens: How Marc Vetri Cooks at Home
Learn an Iron Chef's kitchen preferences on everything from flooring to ceiling lights — and the one element he didn't even think about
Marc Vetri, restaurant owner and Iron Chef winner, recently remodeled the kitchen in his Philadelphia row house with the help of designer Michael Gruber, who also designed Vetri's restaurants. A...
Pro Chefs Dish on Kitchens: Michael Symon Shares His Tastes
Michael Symon, restaurant owner, Iron Chef winner and star of The Chew and Symon's...
How to Find the Right Range for Your Kitchen
Range style is mostly a matter of personal taste. This full course of possibilities can help you find the right appliance to match yours
A range can be the focal point of a kitchen, setting the tone and style right out of the gate. I look at ranges as functional sculptures, not just appliances. I guess that's why I personally like ranges as part of a combination with a cooktop and wall...
Find the Right Cooktop for Your Kitchen
For a kitchen setup with sizzle, deciding between gas and electric is only the first hurdle. This guide can help
When designing the work areas in your kitchen, having a cooktop that is separate from your oven or ovens allows for greater flexibility. Choosing the right cooktop takes some research, though. Gas and electric have long been the two standard offerings,...
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
In the classic range setup, the cooktop and oven are combined as one appliance, most often a 30-inch appliance with four burners above an oven. The idea of being able to have a separate wall oven (or two!) is pretty exciting for many home cooks thinking...
Get Cookin' With the Right Microwave
Energy zapped from trying to pick a microwave model and location? This guide will fire up your decision making
Microwaves can be tricky for a kitchen designer. They aren't the belles of the ball nor the cutting-edge appliance du jour. Yet most people use them and need them in a place convenient for everyone. They also come in many shapes and sizes, unlike...
Stay Cool About Picking the Right Refrigerator
If all the options for refrigeration leave you hot under the collar, this guide to choosing a fridge and freezer will help you chill out
Few of us even think about refrigerators, much less obsess about them, until we're faced with dropping $2,000 to $10,000 on one. And wow, what a range in price for a home appliance that's supposed to do one basic thing: keep your food cold. What accounts...
Top 6 Hardware Styles for Raised-Panel Kitchen Cabinets
Whether you're going for a furniture feel or industrial contrast in your kitchen, these pulls and knobs will put you on the right track
Raised-panel kitchen cabinets are typically seen in more traditional-style kitchens and typically need more ornate and detailed hardware to...
Top 9 Hardware Styles for Flat-Panel Kitchen Cabinets
Accentuate this simple cabinet style to best advantage in a modern or contemporary kitchen with the right pulls or latches
The flat-panel, or slab-door, style of cabinet is most often seen in modern or contemporary kitchens. The essence of this style is often about minimal embellishment and letting the natural materials speak for themselves. The wood grain might be the statement,...
8 Top Hardware Styles for Shaker Kitchen Cabinets
Simple Shaker style opens itself to a wide range of knobs and pulls. See which is right for your own kitchen
Shaker-style cabinet doors are so flexible stylewise that they can go either traditional or modern depending on what you pair them with. Decorative elements like lighting, tile and hardware can really change the tone and overall style of a kitchen. Cabinet...
Kitchen Workbook: 4 Prep Steps for Construction
Day one of kitchen remodeling work won't leave you in a flurry when you follow these guidelines ahead of time
There are two actions that come to mind as being the most important in getting ready for a construction project: Avoid denial and prepare. Everything you need to do falls under one of these two categories. But how, specifically, can you prepare for the...
Kitchen Workbook: When to Pick Fixtures and Finishes
Is it faucets first and sinks second, or do cabinets lead the way? Here, a general time line for choosing items during your kitchen's design
Many homeowners think designing a kitchen starts with picking items like appliances, flooring, cabinet finishes, countertops, faucets and lighting ... and to a point it does. But I try to keep my clients from worrying about many of these items until after...
Kitchen Workbook: Plan Your Space Like a Pro
Good design may be more critical in the kitchen than in any other room in the home. These tips can help make your design a successful one
The preliminary space-planning and schematic design phase is the most important part of any kitchen remodel. A kitchen can be filled...
Kitchen Workbook: Planning Your Remodel's Scope of Work
Help prevent budget overruns and other unwanted surprises by realistically determining the extent of your kitchen remodel. Here's how
Planning a kitchen remodel includes finding your style, searching for a professional and determining the scope of work and your budget. This ideabook focuses on that last element. Scope of work is the term used to describe the basic parameters...