12 Ideabooks by Susan Serra, CKD

Soul Provisions - A Kitchen Philosophy
18 photos
Adding "soul" to a kitchen interior is the most personal of design missions. It's personal, it's subjective, it's very definition is different for everyone. But, if nothing else, it's a good word to think about in connection with our kitchens, as this...
Kitchen Work Station Inspiration!
17 photos
Kitchen Work Stations come in all shapes, sizes and most of all, functions! It's all about that word, function! Now, that said, function can be expressed in a kitchen design as a general task area or a specific task area, and this is the crux of designing...
Small Kitchens: Big in Function and Style!
14 photos
I like a small kitchen, I REALLY do. Why? So many reasons. I have experience both living in and designing both large and small kitchens, and I am every bit as comfortable, and in control, in a small kitchen as a big one, in some ways more so. One might...
Kitchen Window Treatments - Let the Sun Shine In..Or Not!
12 photos
Here's a little secret about kitchen design, and you didn't hear it from me. Let's just say a little bird told you so. Sometimes -- after all is said and done -- it's not the stain color of the cabinets, or the superstar 8 burner range you special ordered...
Quick! Look Up! Don't Miss That Kitchen Ceiling!
12 photos
A design element that often goes unadorned as a result of being unconsidered, the ceiling of a kitchen or nearby breakfast area can be an unexpected, and creative, focal point. Think of the ceiling in the opposite way as you might otherwise - that...
Come On Over To The Dark Side - Tips On Dark Kitchen Cabinetry!
15 photos
Dark kitchen cabinetry, deep, rich hues ranging from beyond medium brown to black, have been on the kitchen fashion runway for several years now. Glamour in the kitchen (froufrou chandeliers et al) surely played a part in this movement, and I see more...
Kitchen Dining - Count The Ways!
15 photos
The dining area...it sends so many messages, doesn't it? Formality, lack thereof, color, contrast, size, material, shape, comfort, durability, theme, are just some of the decisions we have to make as we consider how to design our dining spaces. My...
Where To Put The Microwave? 14 Tips
14 photos
Honestly? Sometimes, not always, but sometimes, finding a place for the microwave drives me crazy! It's not always such an obvious, easy, appliance to place. In fact, I could write a book on placing the microwave alone. First, determine how "much"...
Let There Be Light! Kitchen Window Ideas
11 photos
The kitchen window - one of the most important features in our kitchens! Windows are powerful players in the kitchen...they provide light, a connection to the outdoors, a green catalyst to control temperature in the kitchen, depending on the window's...
The Country Kitchen 12 Ways: Eclectic/Modern/Classic
12 photos
I don't know about you, but when I think of the "country kitchen" back in the day, I think of hand painted tiles, pine cabinetry, the color yellow, and ok, from the past, ducks and geese motifs! Country kitchens can have a depth of design which can...
12 Ways A Kitchen Countertop Changes Everything
12 photos
Not (by default) a supporting player, the kitchen countertop takes a lead in determining how our kitchen designs will be perceived in terms of color, weight, balance, proportion, scale. The countertop is a player! 12 ways the countertop expresses itself...
Color In The Kitchen
8 photos
What is great about designing color into a kitchen is the vast majority of opportunities one has to live with, and use color. Color can be bold, yet seen only in a few, carefully chosen, design elements. It can be a commitment, as a colorful cabinet or...
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