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  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Choosing a Kitchen Countertop

    photo courtesy of Cambria Whether you’re the next aspiring Top Chef or a kitchen novice, selecting the best countertop material for your kitchen space can be a daunting task. Do you…

  • Give Your Kitchen a Facelift

    Add some new bling to your kitchen by spicing up your cabinets with a whole new look. Updating the hardware on your cabinets won’t take too long, and once completed your…

  • Choosing a Kitchen Layout

    Different websites will recommend the “best” kitchen layout for you, whether it’s the L-shaped, the U-shaped, or galley style kitchen. Yes, it’s important to keep the basic kitchen triangle in mind,…

  • 10 Kitchen Design Tips from a Pro

    Susan Serra of The Kitchen Designer has listed her Top 10 Secret Kitchen Design Tips. Many of which are easily overlooked when designing your ideal kitchen. We also hear she’s introducing…

  • Choosing and Maintaining Granite Countertops

    Granite countertops are extremely popular and for good reason. They maintain high durability (unlike marble) and are fairly low-maintenance and have beautiful aesthetic qualities. The color choices may be limiting and…

  • Cabinet Question: Face Frame vs. Frameless

    Before selecting color, grade, wood, or knobs, the first choice in cabinet selection should be face frame or frameless (shown) construction. A face frame constructed cabinet is the traditional choice and…

  • The Kitchen Work Triangle

    When remodeling your kitchen make sure you consider the kitchen work triangle as a guide to cooking productivity. The National Kitchen and Bath Association has specified these guidelines for your “work…

  • Fix a Leaky Bath Faucet Forever

    Well maybe not forever but this simple how-to from Danny Lipford will fix your bathtub leak in short order by simply replacing the washer and sealing the valve threads with Teflon…

  • Recycling Slate Rooftop Tiles for Flooring

    From the Building a timberframe home from scratch blog we’ve found a great posting of how they used scraps and leftovers from their slate roof installation to tile their bathroom and…