Design

The MoMA Celebrates Evolution Of Kitchen Design

The MoMA Celebrates Evolution Of Kitchen Design

Calling all kitchen fans! If you’re in New York from Sept. 15, 2010 to March 14, 2011, a stop at the Museum of Modern Art is a must. A new exhibit, “Counter Space: Design And The Modern Kitchen,” “explores the twentieth-century transformation of the kitchen and highlights MoMA’s recent acquisition […]

Behr Releases 2011 Color And Design Trends

Behr Releases 2011 Color And Design Trends

If you’re eager to get a head start on next year’s home improvement and decorating projects, you may want to consult Behr Paint’s 2011 Color and Design Trends forecast. According to the company, “The versatility of paint is the focus of 2011 Behr color trends. Beyond just color applied on […]

Size Won’t Matter With Small Kitchen DIY Tips

Size Won’t Matter With Small Kitchen DIY Tips

Although I’m sure many of us dream of having a huge, open, airy kitchen in which we can cook culinary masterpieces and comfortably seat a small army of friends and family, sometimes the practical–and budgetary–realities say otherwise. When DIY blogger ADD and her husband embarked on a renovation of their […]

Bespoke Kitchens Must Thrive

Bespoke Kitchens Must Thrive

Bespoke is a term not generally used in the US but it’s gaining in popularity as Americans are always looking for new ways to infuse a sense of class and exclusiveness into a product.

Delta Faucet Outlines Emerging Kitchen Trends

Delta Faucet Outlines Emerging Kitchen Trends

Although most of the activities and presentations throughout Delta Faucet’s 2010 Media Day revolved around products and installation, the event also included sporadic discussions of current and upcoming trends. Being a fashion- and decor-minded person, I enjoyed hearing about how Delta tracks fashion, interior decorating and other trends that influence […]

Avoid The Number-One Kitchen Renovation Mistake

Avoid The Number-One Kitchen Renovation Mistake

The kitchen is often the heart and soul of any home, so it’s no surprise that kitchen renovations are the most popular home improvement projects. Yet because a kitchen needs a high degree of functionality as well as design appeal, it can prove to be a complicated area in which […]

The Most Popular Kitchen Colors

The Most Popular Kitchen Colors

Annual color forecasts are often a barometer by which home decor, design and other companies introduce trends and products. Have you noticed an increase in turquoise this year? That’s because it was named the Pantone color of the year in December. On the flip side, the National Kitchen and Bath […]

Add Spice To Your Kitchen With Built-In Rack

Add Spice To Your Kitchen With Built-In Rack

I have a kitchen conundrum. Storage space is minimal in my loft, especially in the kitchen area. One of the things I really need? A spice rack. I’ve been searching for wall-mounted varieties to add to my wedding registry, but I stumbled across this built-in solution via Dwell’s Twitter feed […]

Low Kitchen Storage Maximizes Space, Minimizes Aches

Low Kitchen Storage Maximizes Space, Minimizes Aches

Isn’t it a pain (sometimes literally) when reaching above for dishes or glasses? You may also find yourself stretching up and working your fingers out just to barely nudge at the cake plate waaaaay up high? What about the storage below your countertops, specifically drawers?

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 […]

Do Sustainable Kitchens Have To Be Small?

Do Sustainable Kitchens Have To Be Small?

Contemporary design is hot, no doubt about it. And many modern designs are slim, subtle and sustainable. But when I looked at this award-winning design from Kristin Laass and Norman Ebelt, I began to wonder. Does having a sustainable kitchen mean that I need to be minimalistic in terms of […]

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. […]

Paper Counters

Paper Counters

That’s right. Paper. They really have figured out a way to recycle everything for kitchen surfaces. PaperStone products are FSC-certified and made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Sound crazy? Here’s how it works: “Made from recycled paper that has been saturated with our proprietary PetroFree(tm) phenolic resins and selected natural […]

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 […]

Kitchen Trends To Avoid

Kitchen Trends To Avoid

There’s a reason why white kitchens are so popular – they’re classic and never seem to go out of style. ShelterPop pulled together five red-flag trends to avoid in your kitchen. “Good Enough” Trend – According to Paul Anater, kitchen-bath designer and the editor of Kitchen and Residential Design, a […]