We recently contributed to TimeOut New York’s Home Design 2009 issue which hit newsstands today. We’re featured in the Steal This Idea section for creating a patina mirror just like you’ve seen on the walls of your favorite French bistro (We prefer Le Singe Vert over Schiller’s any night). Pick […]
To design your own sleek modern kitchen there are more options than IKEA or spending big bucks on a designer. Henrybuilt from Seattle has launched a new line of modular kitchens called Viola Park. The goal of the company is to simplify the process of buying a kitchen, making great […]
American’s have become used to expecting a strong stream of water from our faucets and shower heads. Thanks to larger diameter plumbing and high-pressure water pumps, the stream that flows into American homes is one of the highest in terms of gallons-per-second. Unlike our European or Asian counterparts who deal […]
Fishs Eddy has always been one of our favorite home stores in New York. They offer unique glassware, plates, stemware and other kitchen accessories for an awesome price. Recently the LA Times found the Floorplan collection from the Fishs Eddy designers which of course has floorplans printed across mugs, coasters, […]
Just because your kitchen was built in the 80’s doesn’t mean you’re regulated to ugly cabinets and formica countertops. And you also don’t have to spend a fortune to modernize it. A great example is what this homeowner did by keeping the same kitchen footprint but upgrading the appliances, painting […]
When space is tight and you don’t have the luxury to acquire great furniture but you also need storage options then consider built-ins. These open cabinets get a bad rap sometimes as they show everything and you can’t hid “stuff” but this should be motivation to cleanse your belongings and […]
Katie of Making This Home houseblog has shared with us a kitchen remodel unlike any we’ve seen. She and her husband are Americans who recently moved to Berlin and are making do with a 480 sqft apartment that came with a 36 sqft kitchen. As it was the kitchen only […]
One of the more popular space saving ideas in a kitchen is installing an over-range microwave. It will open up countertop space and provide an exhaust fan for your range if you don’t already have one. The drawbacks are depending on height they can be difficult to reach and lifting […]
We’ve received some great reader feedback for help in deciding what to do with this kitchen countertop but we’d love a few more folks to weigh in with their opinions on both design, materials and construction for this kitchen.
A reader of ours lives in a Venice, CA bungalow and recently asked for help in selecting new kitchen countertops or possibly repairing the current ones. From the looks of these photos the tops are too damaged to repair and not of the best quality to retain. We do like […]
Hewn and Hammered has posted a follow-up to their original article about common hiding places for black mold. They’ve now uncovered the task of removing and preventing black mold from gaining a foothold in your home.
It’s one of the least glamorous yet more hard-working parts of your kitchen–and when your garbage disposal isn’t working properly, it can wreak havoc on your plumbing and even leave behind a pungent odor that pollutes even the cleanest of kitchens. To ensure your small yet mighty garbage grinder runs […]
One of the best virtual interior design applications we’ve seen was recently launched by Autodesk Labs Project Showroom. Their virtual showroom has a photo-like quality to it and it renders changes in color and product quickly.
The Kitchen Designer is our go to resource for inspirational kitchens and most often they are from Scandinavian households. As Susan Serra puts it “The look varies, but the common thread is usually “eclectic” and “modern”.
TheHome has compiled a great guide with tons of reviews for helping you select a garbage disposal. Consider your kitchen use and frequency before buying just any disposal.
Betty Draper struggles to fit into the life of a 50’s housewife on AMC’s Mad Men, and she’s often seen wearing an apron in the kitchen and cooking meals, taking care of the kids, and gossiping with friends.
Flagstone is typically used in outdoor applications to create pathways or sometimes patios but this family is using them to tile their kitchen. But what is even more interesting is the fact that they sourced the flagstone from a nearby creek on their property.
This homeowner just had a new granite countertop installed but unfortunately the contractors used white caulk instead of clear to seal the countertop to the back wall of the kitchen. The caulk has already cured so they’ve decided to take a razor blade to the white caulk to remove it […]
Sometimes the best accent pieces for your home are the items you use on a daily basis. Pull those plates you spent a fortune on out of the cabinet and display them on this DIY wooden plate rack.
A reader recently submitted the following question regarding their refrigerator seal not functioning properly. We’ve encountered this issue a lot and in times of saving energy, making sure our appliances are as efficient as possible is paramount. We’ve tackled this issue before in this post, Refrigerator Gasket Replacement, but hopefully […]
It takes more than just wiping down the counters and clearing the sink to stage your kitchen.
Besides the ubiquitous nature of granite countertops and almost boring combination of granite and stainless seen in kitchens everywhere, there’s another reason you may wish to reconsider granite countertops.