Kitchen

How To Patina a Mirror for that French Bistro Look

How To Patina a Mirror for that French Bistro Look

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 […]

Kitchen Layouts Made Easy

Kitchen Layouts Made Easy

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 […]

Low Water Pressure Sucks!

Low Water Pressure Sucks!

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 […]

Inspire Your Inner Architect with Floorplan Dishes

Inspire Your Inner Architect with Floorplan Dishes

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, […]

Not Cheap but Cheaper Kitchen Remodel

Not Cheap but Cheaper Kitchen Remodel

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 […]

Built-Ins for Small Spaces

Built-Ins for Small Spaces

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 […]

Kitchen Confidential

Kitchen Confidential

+ Vintage Oak Wooden Kitchen Shelf + More highlights from the Kitchen and Bath Show + Chalkboard Fridge + Setting the perfect table

The Tiniest Kitchen Remodel Ever

The Tiniest Kitchen Remodel Ever

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 […]

Proper Power for Over Range Microwaves

Proper Power for Over Range Microwaves

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 […]

Last Call for Kitchen Countertop Help

Last Call for Kitchen Countertop Help

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.

Snakes in a Drain

Snakes in a Drain

We’ve had plumbers snake our sewer drains before as tree roots have infiltrated the line from our house, but typically when our kitchen and bath sinks clog up we break out the plunger and gently try the clear the line. In a two-sink kitchen make sure you’ve covered the opposite […]

What Makes a Great Kitchen Countertop?

What Makes a Great Kitchen Countertop?

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 […]

Remove Black Mold Forever

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.

Garbage Disposal Maintenance

Garbage Disposal Maintenance

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 […]

Interior Design Room Visualizer

Interior Design Room Visualizer

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.

Scandinavian Kitchen Designs and Inspiration

Scandinavian Kitchen Designs and Inspiration

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”.

Choosing a Garbage Disposal

Choosing a Garbage Disposal

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.

Kitchens of Mad Men

Kitchens of Mad Men

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.