by Kristine Tucker, Demand Media
Modern kitchen designs combine color and texture to create warm, inviting spaces. When you choose paint colors for your kitchen, you want to coordinate them with your wood cabinets. Many cabinets have earth tones such as oak, maple and walnut, that harmonize with neutral paint colors. Bright paint colors and deep hues add visual interest to a kitchen design. A color wheel is a valuable tool for choosing wall paint colors to coordinate with your cabinetry. Read more
The options for backsplash materials and tile types are endless. Check out the looks we love before updating your kitchen backsplash.
Ceramic tile is a classic choice for a backsplash; you can mix and match any number of finishes, colors, and patterns to suit your space. Here, a lively yellow tile is paired with a complementary patterned border tile. Read more
See what stylish and functional design ideas our Home and Food editors put on the top of their own dream kitchen wish lists.
Open Floor Plan
Interact with family and guests while putting the finishing touches on your meal. With an open floor plan there’s room for everyone to sit comfortably around the kitchen and in the surrounding living spaces. Read more
Steve Watson of Don’t Sweat It helps homeowners add character with a stylized archway.
Materials and Tools:
2 small diameter columns
6 sheets 1/2-inch A/C plywood
1 sheet 1/4-inch luan
1 sheet 1/8 drywall
20 2x4x8 lumber
Bigger isn’t always better; these U-shaped layouts offer supreme style and functionality for small spaces
For maximum efficiency when short on space, this layout excels. Its two parallel counters make all points of the work triangle equally accessible. Important things to keep in mind during your design are: aisle space, light, and storage. Read more
These kitchen designers have seen it all, from stainless-steel overload to poor-quality cabinetry. Here they share the dos and don’ts of kitchen design.
Do: Have one element that’s fun or creative.
Don’t: Be boring.
“The best kitchens have a soul or a spirit that’s warm, inviting, and personal,” designer Mick De Giulio says. “Every project is a chance to do something new and creative. It’s not just about the cabinets and countertops — the whole room has to sing.” Adhering to that principle, he updated an Illinois kitchen in an old barn by keeping the architecture of the horse stalls, adding a tongue-in-cheek stovepipe to the range, and installing a pot rack that resemble a wagon wheel. Read more
Follow these 7 strategies to get the most financial gain on your kitchen remodel.
by John Riha
Homeowners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project. And with good reason: Kitchens are the hub of home life, and a source of pride. Read more