It’s still granite! In a recent article from Consumer Reports, granite accounted for 56 percent of kitchen counter sales in the last year. This surface shows no signs of slowing in popularity. Quartz (Caesarstone and Silestone) and laminate (Formica), each with 13 percent of the countertop market, trail granite in […]
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When it comes to appliances, how colorful would you go? I grew up in a kitchen that had a mustard yellow stove before it was chucked in lieu of something a bit more modern. You might regret this decision down the line, but it looks like the colorful appliance trend […]
If you’re looking for something a bit more flashy than porcelain and glass for your kitchen backsplash, give recycled metal tiles a try. I was recently reminded of the cool folks at Eco Friendly Flooring thanks to SFGate. They’ve got a great gallery of kitchens and living spaces that have […]
I’m gonna totally gleek out right now and admit that when I see a kitchen product I love, I start humming that Olivia Newtown-John song. You know the one. I looooove you. I honestly love you. The a la carte kitchen modules from design house Stadtnomaden are amazing. The cuts […]
The latest series from our Kitchen blog is from Jennifer Volland who highlights the design and build process of her friends Hollywood Hills kitchen. Part I: Where to Save Part II: Where to Spend Part III: How to Plan
After a few recent dinner parties while everyone is crowded around the hors d’oeuvres by the kitchen counter, a common conversation has frequently come up. What color should I paint my kitchen? I decided to get in touch with an expert to find out a few sure-fire colors that would […]
During the overhaul of our kitchen, there were a couple of things that despite my best efforts, I couldn’t quite come up with a game plan for. Some things, like my kitchen countertops, were just shrugged off as a bigger worry for another day. But other things, like the decorative […]
The Kitchen Designer has come through again with some great tips for preparing your kitchen to show during an open house. It takes more than just wiping down the counters and clearing the sink. 1. When showing your home, turn on all the lights in the kitchen 2. Clean the […]
Kitchen remodels don’t necessarily require a change to your kitchen layout. Many times it is nice to redirect traffic or expand within a kitchen but if you are happy with your current kitchen plan you probably just need a cosmetic kitchen makeover. The cosmetic makeover leaves the layout unchanged but […]
Granite countertops are a beautiful and versatile material for kitchens and baths, but even stone surfaces will develop visible wear and damage over time. Homeowners can perform preventative care for stone countertops, and, when an unsightly chip or scratch appears, even some repairs and patches. Hiring a professional isn’t always […]
If you’re short on time, money and effort but still need covet a new tile backsplash then it looks like SIMPLEMAT is for you. It literally adheres to your current backsplash of tile or wallpaper and your done! Without grout there’s no mortar, mixing, or mess. They also have kitchen […]
We often like to help out readers with design questions and the room that seems to be everyone’s priority is the kitchen. Sarah would like some design input on this blue beauty. If she can deal with the white appliances which these days look dated, she can save a lot […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]