Cabinets

Thoughtful Changes Enhance Small Kitchen

Thoughtful Changes Enhance Small Kitchen

Sometimes a renovated kitchen doesn’t have to mean breaking down walls and relocating to a different spot in the house. When I spotted this kitchen reno on CasaSugar I thought it was a great example of smart, small changes on a tight budget. The homeowners chose custom panels for our […]

DIY Kitchen & Bath Help with Design in a Bag

DIY Kitchen & Bath Help with Design in a Bag

Do you have strong feelings in regards to your kitchen or bath design but don’t have the budget to work with a professional designer? Or do you just know what you like when you see it but don’t have the time or patience to spend picking out color palettes and […]

Finding the Best Location For Your Microwave

Oh, the microwave! Since the early 1970s (or 1980s, if you grew up in my home) most homes had a microwave that many parents grew to love. Known for its speedy cooking and zapping ability to quickly reheat within its small size, most busy homes today still love their microwave. […]

Ways to Make a Small Space Kitchen Work

Ways to Make a Small Space Kitchen Work

Being a designer, I am always so intrigued by kitchens and baths when I am traveling or visiting homes. On my latest Manhattan vacation, I was lucky enough to stay with friends in their beautiful Upper East Side condo, where their kitchen served great function in the space allowed. Now, […]

Lose Soffits, Gain Cabinet Space

Lose Soffits, Gain Cabinet Space

What is a soffit, you say? It is the drywall or plaster ‘box’ above your short upper cabinets that connects to the ceiling creating typically a dead space of six to twelve inches. Most soffits were placed in homes for past style trends and tend to bury either electrical wiring […]

Out Of The Box Kitchen Design

Out Of The Box Kitchen Design

When designing a kitchen, it’s so important to think out of the box. Literally, your cabinetry arrives in a box. The cabinetry body is of boxes and doors but what can you do with that? Plenty! A kitchen designer can help you create unique looks by mixing and matching cabinetry […]

Colorful Kitchen Cabinets

Colorful Kitchen Cabinets

White cabinets are nice but we also like risk takers who choose bold colors that make kitchen cabinets really stand out. Here are some bright and bold kitchens. Red Cabinets – Taking the Leap – The Twice Remember Cottage Kitchens the color of ice cream – TheKitchn Bright kitchen colors […]

A La Carte Kitchen

A La Carte Kitchen

I’m gonna totally gleek out right now and admit that when I see a kitchen product I love, I start humming that Olivia Newtown-John song. You know the one. I looooove you. I honestly love you. The a la carte kitchen modules from design house Stadtnomaden are amazing. The cuts […]

Kitchen and Bath Show 2010: Product Highlights

Kitchen and Bath Show 2010: Product Highlights

This year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry show was not as large as previous but that reflects the state of the economy and you’d be hard pressed to find a tradeshow that got bigger in the last year or two. That doesn’t mean the breadth or quality of products has diminished. […]

Where to Spend: Kitchen Remodel, Part Two

Where to Spend: Kitchen Remodel, Part Two

If you followed the first installment of the Hollywood Hills kitchen remodel, you know that Steven and Melissa saved a lot of money buying previously owned and gently used appliances on Craigslist. But the couple’s dictum has always been, “pay retail where it counts.” Here’s where they splurged: 1. Cabinetry […]

Lessons from Joan Rivers’ Kitchen

Lessons from Joan Rivers’ Kitchen

I feel differently about Joan Rivers since the New York Times ran this piece about her kitchen. I am finally at peace with her cat eyes and screeching on the red carpet after realizing that I kinda like her home – especially her kitchen. The home is an 84-acre estate […]

How To Glaze Kitchen Cabinets

How To Glaze Kitchen Cabinets

Painting a tired cabinet facade in the kitchen is the hands-down easiest way to update in a weekend. Glazing takes your new and improved surfaces to another level by adding paint or wood stains to the surface once the first coat of paint or primer is dry. Glazes are available […]

Kitchen Cabinet Decisions: Pre-fab, Custom or IKEA

Kitchen Cabinet Decisions: Pre-fab, Custom or IKEA

A good friend of mine just bought a house recently and is taking on the necessary renovations head-on, and all on his own. Looking at pictures of his kitchen post-gutting (like the one above) I began to consider the importance of kitchen cabinets in functionality and over-all aesthetic. When we […]

Cabinet Debate: How to Face It

Cabinet Debate: How to Face It

Cabinet design construction can be broken down into two major factions face frame or frameless (shown) construction. A face frame constructed cabinet is the traditional choice and consists of a “frame” which is attached to the front of the cabinet and provides an anchor for cabinet hardware such as hinges. […]