Design

3 Reasons to Go From Wallflower to Wow

3 Reasons to Go From Wallflower to Wow

Is your house the block wallflower? One simple step can change that. When my husband and I painted our front door bright orange, our neighbor Kathy thought that it was only the primer and waited patiently for the day that we would cover it with the “real” color. Of course, […]

My Dirty DIY Secret: Spray Paint

My Dirty DIY Secret: Spray Paint

Whenever the weather gets warmer and there’s a couple of clear-skied hours in the forecast, I get an itch that only one thing can scratch. A can of spray paint. I have a love affair with spray paint. And not in a weird, huffing illegal substances kind of way, nor […]

Pedal To The Metal

Pedal To The Metal

If you’re looking for something a bit more flashy than porcelain and glass for your kitchen backsplash, give recycled metal tiles a try. I was recently reminded of the cool folks at Eco Friendly Flooring thanks to SFGate. They’ve got a great gallery of kitchens and living spaces that have […]

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. […]

Tile Backsplash Basics and Helpful Hints

Tile Backsplash Basics and Helpful Hints

Following is a brief overview of the recommended steps, as well as a few helpful hints, for a successful DIY tile setting project courtesy of TEC Invision: 1. Prepare the Surface: Surface preparation is one of the most important steps in the tile installation process, so it’s crucial to ensure […]

How to Design a Kitchen Work Triangle

How to Design a Kitchen Work Triangle

When remodeling your kitchen make sure you consider the kitchen work triangle as a guide to cooking productivity. The National Kitchen and Bath Association has specified these guidelines for your “work triangle”. 1. The sum of the work triangle’s three sides should not exceed 26 feet, and each leg should […]

KBIS 2010 From the Bloggers Point of View

KBIS 2010 From the Bloggers Point of View

The more savvy kitchen designers working today are also bloggers and either write and publish their own blogs or contribute regularly to blogs such as Charles & Hudson or others. In terms of media and press at tradeshows, bloggers are leading the way with rapid fire news from the showroom […]

KBIS 2010 Designers on Twitter

KBIS 2010 Designers on Twitter

Our list of exhibitors on Twitter at KBIS continues to grow but we also want to highlight the Designers and Media who are the key between consumers and vendors. Follow these designers on Twitter for live updates from the show and don’t forget to keep following us on Twitter @Charles_Hudson. […]

Designers Can Return to a Project

Designers Can Return to a Project

Our final question in the series from kitchen and bath designer Cheryl Clendenon. “I think I can handle this on my own but just want you to come in later and help with the finishing details” I can’t say I will not do this because I am doing it now. […]

My Kitchen Design is All Set…Think Again!

My Kitchen Design is All Set…Think Again!

Our ongoing series from kitchen designer Cheryl Clendenon continues as she answers this common question. “I have already thought everything through and won’t have any decisions to make” If you are someone with design knowledge or your architect, if you have one, has already walked through every detail with you, […]

Contractors as Kitchen Designers?

Contractors as Kitchen Designers?

In this series kitchen designer, Cheryl Clendenon, is going to share some answers to popular questions for folks considering hiring a designer. “My contractor can help me with all the decisions I need to make.” Really? This might be so if you have a contractor who specializes in design/build projects […]

Should You Hire a Kitchen Designer?

Should You Hire a Kitchen Designer?

We’re kicking off a series from kitchen and bath designer Cheryl Clendenon who runs her own award-winning design shop called In Detail and also takes the time to blog. In this series Cheryl is going to share some answers to popular questions for folks considering hiring a designer. We touched […]

Tiling Made Easy Sans Mortar and Mastic

Tiling Made Easy Sans Mortar and Mastic

Installing a tile kitchen backsplash or shower surround is one of the most popular do-it-yourself projects, but mastering the tile application process can be frustrating and full of trial and error. We love products that make our projects easier and the Bondera Tile Mat Set certainly fits the bill. Bondera […]

Paint…For Your Appliances?

Paint…For Your Appliances?

A while back I looked into countertop paint for a more inexpensive way to change an aspect of my redecorated kitchen. I found myself then perusing the Rustoleum site, looking at all the different kinds of products they had to offer. However, one stuck out to me in an odd […]

Super Sleek Sinks

Super Sleek Sinks

Try and say that five times fast. These new sinks from Franke are definitely the future in sinks. This sink is completely decked out with an odor-tight waste bin, prep bowl, colander and measuring bowl. (I’ll refrain from making any “everything AND the kitchen sink jokes) The beach prep sink […]

How to Plan: Kitchen Remodel, Part Three

How to Plan: Kitchen Remodel, Part Three

I was so impressed by the proactive approach used in the Melnick/Burton kitchen remodel that I could not let the series end without getting some general pointers from Steven (listed here, in his own words): 1. Design it yourself and design it for yourself (but show your plans to anyone […]

From Vinyl to Vivacious Using Stencils

From Vinyl to Vivacious Using Stencils

February was Home Hack month over at Apartment Therapy and Gregory Han, the managing editor of the LA site, created this amazing Home Hack that transformed the vinyl white floor of his bathroom to a vibrant and colorful tile. This was achieved through the art of stenciling which Gregory says […]

Off the Wall: The Expanded Field of Wallpaper

Off the Wall: The Expanded Field of Wallpaper

I’m a big fan of wallpapered accent walls and wallpapered headboards. Even more, I like it when the two are used together. Look at how much depth and visual interest is gained by applying the same wallpaper to a two-dimensional surface and a three-dimensional object. Miranda and Greg Stratford decided […]

Choosing Kitchen Paint Colors

Choosing Kitchen Paint Colors

After a few recent dinner parties while everyone is crowded around the hors d’oeuvres by the kitchen counter, a common conversation has frequently come up. What color should I paint my kitchen? I decided to get in touch with an expert to find out a few sure-fire colors that would […]