Kitchen

Selecting Tiles

Selecting Tiles

Choosing the right tile can be an arduous and painful process, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead visualize how your ideal tile will look in your home before setting foot into any tile shop or speaking to a tile setter. Your gut feelings should guide you towards colors that […]

Install Your Own Concrete Countertops

Install Your Own Concrete Countertops

Decorative Concrete of Virginia There are many countertop materials available to choose from, but we have been really liking concrete lately. We’ve seen some great examples of what the gray stuff can do and now you can build your own concrete countertops with the help of this primer from the […]

Subway Tile

Subway Tile

Subway tile looks great in any home and here are the resources to find the best tile and the know-how to install it.

The $10K Kitchen Remodel

The $10K Kitchen Remodel

We just came across this great journal of a kitchen remodel that the homeowners are trying to achieve in under $10k. They are almost complete and it looks like they’ll be just a tad over the budget which is great considering a project of this scope can easily hit $40-$60k […]

Top Kitchen Countertops

Top Kitchen Countertops

About.com lists their top picks for kitchen countertop materials. Granite seems de rigeur for every new kitchen we see but that’s for good reason. Why not try an alternative material like stainless steel or concrete? But if you’ve got granite or any other pourous stone top you know they are […]

Kitchen and Bath Design

Kitchen and Bath Design

Beyond the consumer kitchen and bath design magazines there are two trade publications that are geared towards professional designers and builders. With the line continuing to blur between designers and consumers and with more manufacturers selling direct to customers you deserve to find the latest and greatest products without going […]

Build Your Own Bar

Build Your Own Bar

Tiki bars are fun but the island style isn’t for everyone or every house. Here are some plans to build other indoor and outdoor bars.

Futuristic Faucets

Futuristic Faucets

These faucets from Equa emit a colored LED depending on the temperature of the water that flows through it. Red is hot, violet is warm, blue is cold. This feature is a novel idea that should be filed under “why didn’t we think of that”. Currently these are only sold […]

Rapsel Sinks

Rapsel Sinks

Straight from the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Apartment Therapy has highlighted some modern sink designs from Rapsel who are located in Milan, Italy.

Kickspace Heater

Kickspace Heater

In addition to toekick drawers, here’s another way to utilize the space between your kitchen cabinets and the floor. Install a kickspace heater like these from Myson.

The Ultimate Icebox

The Ultimate Icebox

For $15k you should get everything you’ve ever wanted or didn’t know you needed in a refrigerator/freezer and sub-zero delivers. Pro 48 refrigerator/freezer by Sub-Zero

Countertop Materials

Countertop Materials

When remodeling a kitchen or bath one of the primary choices that will effect price and appearance is selecting your countertop material. You should consider a number of factors before making a decision, such as; expected wear-and-tear, do you cook a lot?; maintenance and cleanliness, do you keep your current […]

Backsplash Installation

Backsplash Installation

One of the easiest kitchen makeovers you can do is install a tile backsplash. Installing tile on the wall between the countertop and the upper cabinets allows you to customize the look of your kitchen and add patterns or colors that compliment the rest of your house. It also makes […]

Hands Free Faucet

Hands Free Faucet

Now that we’ve got the technology we should use it. The Brizo Pascal is a hand’s free faucet system that works well in the bathroom or kitchen. It debuted at the Builder’s show this year so expect in stores in fall 2006 at a price of $700-$1100. Brizo Hands Free […]

Kitchen Triangle

Kitchen Triangle

A great kitchen layout will allow you to work longer and more efficiently. When designing your kitchen keep in mind the “kitchen triangle” which centers your work space and cuts down on wasted movement. The Work Triangle [Merillat Cabinets]

Collapsible Kitchen Bowls

Collapsible Kitchen Bowls

Coolhunting brings us kitchen gadgets that take the term “stacking” to a whole new level. In the place of one bowl you could fit five. And measuring cups will no longer take up extra space in your utensils drawer. Collapsing Kitchen Gadgets [Coolhunting]