Kitchen

Flagstone Kitchen Tiles

Flagstone Kitchen Tiles

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.

Remove White Caulk from Kitchen

Remove White Caulk from Kitchen

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 […]

Build It Yourself: Plate Rack

Build It Yourself: Plate Rack

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.

Reader Question: Refrigerator Seal Leak

Reader Question: Refrigerator Seal Leak

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 […]

10 Tips for Staging Your Kitchen for an Open House

10 Tips for Staging Your Kitchen for an Open House

It takes more than just wiping down the counters and clearing the sink to stage your kitchen.

Radiation and Radon in Granite Countertops

Radiation and Radon in Granite Countertops

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.

House Beautiful: Kitchen of The Year

Christopher Peacock worked with House Beautiful to design their dream kitchen. Al Roker is impressed and so are we. The Caesar Stone countertops and “french door” refrigerator were very cool.

House Obsession reveals their Kitchen Remodel

House Obsession reveals their Kitchen Remodel

We’ve got to hand it to the House Obsession, their kitchen remodel is spectacular! We particularly like the wide-plank wood flooring and the tile walls.

Granite Kitchen Countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances

Granite Kitchen Countertops and Stainless Steel Appliances

Are granite kitchen countertops and stainless steel appliances truly the standard when it comes to kitchen remodels? We see this everywhere! All model homes, tv show renovations, real estate flips, upgraded apartments, the granite and stainless is never ending.

Plywood Kitchen Countertops

Plywood Kitchen Countertops

One of the least-expensive kitchen countertop options is wood. You don’t have to go the way of pricey foreign wood grains that claim to be eco-friendly. You can outfit your kitchen in furniture grade, veneer plywood that’s mounted onto your existing counter.

Refrigerator Gasket Replacement

Refrigerator Gasket Replacement

With energy consumption up during the summer, of course it’s in our best interest to save it where we can. Some of the easiest ways, as you’ve seen here, are to clean and fix appliances—refrigerators included. If your refrigerator door doesn’t seal tight when closed, that’s wasted energy. Not only […]

Recycled Glass Countertops

Recycled Glass Countertops

Considering a kitchen facelift? Swapping out countertops and cabinetry can have a more dramatic (and instantaneous) aesthetic effect, provided your budget isn’t on life support. If you haven’t yet found inspiration do a search on our website for countertops where you’ll find all of our recycled glass countertop articles.

Choosing an Oven or Cooktop

Choosing an Oven or Cooktop

If you’re in the market for a new oven or cooktop there are a lot more options out there now than there used to be, so it’s definitely worth some research. You probably already know if you’re up for a commercial-style stove versus a basic oven and cooktop. Other less […]

Preparing for Renovations

Preparing for Renovations

A new renovation project takes a lot of planning, whether you’re doing it yourself or not. You have to coordinate the schedules of the contractors, gather the materials, and prepare your home. But don’t forget one last important preparation: bracing the family for the disruptions that will ensue.

Chemical-free Cookware Options

Chemical-free Cookware Options

Swapping harsh bleaches or detergents for mild cleaning products or CFLs for the energy-draining light bulbs of the past are just some of the easy green improvements you can make around your home. While you’re at it, consider changing your cookware.

K/BIS 2008 New Product and Coverage Roundup

K/BIS 2008 New Product and Coverage Roundup

Hansa Stella Faucet The K/BIS 2008 conference and show in Chicago has wrapped up and we’ve pulled together a list of the best coverage. Some of favorite new products include the Fisher and Paykel “gas in glass” range and we welcome a new kitchen countertop material, glass, from ThinkGlass.

Notes from a Dream House Diary

Notes from a Dream House Diary

The Kitchen Designer has been an avid reader of the New York Time’s blog the Dream House Diary which chronicles a couples experiences while building their dream house on Anna Maria Island in Florida.

K/BIS 2008 in Chicago

K/BIS 2008 in Chicago

K/BIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) is under way in Chicago and the cancellation of more than 1000 American Airlines flights hopefully won’t damper the launch of the show although we do know of some folks who are scrambling to find alternative transportation. If you are one of the unlucky […]