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Pedal To The Metal

Pedal To The Metal

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 […]

A La Carte Kitchen

A La Carte Kitchen

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 […]

How To Save, Spend and Plan a Kitchen Remodel

How To Save, Spend and Plan a Kitchen Remodel

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

Choosing Kitchen Paint Colors

Choosing Kitchen Paint Colors

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 […]

Tattoo Your Kitchen Tile

Tattoo Your Kitchen Tile

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 […]

10 Ways to Stage Your Kitchen for an Open House

10 Ways to Stage Your Kitchen for an Open House

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 […]

Cosmetic Kitchen Makeovers

Cosmetic Kitchen Makeovers

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 […]

Maintaining Granite Countertops: Polyester and Permanent Ink

Maintaining Granite Countertops: Polyester and Permanent Ink

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 […]

Easiest Kitchen Backsplash Install Ever

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 […]

Kitchen Design Help for a Blue Beauty

Kitchen Design Help for a Blue Beauty

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 […]

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

K/BIS 2009 in Atlanta – Recap

K/BIS 2009 in Atlanta – Recap

The Kitchen/Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) ended yesterday and quite a few of our peers attended. We’ve rounded up our favorite tweets and blog posts from the show highlighting some innovative products that save time and money. + From the official K/BIS blog we found Spaberry. A two-person indoor/outdoor spa that […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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.