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
Kitchen is a cooking area so it should be light and pretty spacious so if you have a small kitchen opt for space-conscious equipment and furniture. If you decided to remodel your kitchen think about the style that will suit it. To make your kitchen a warm nice place with an eating area or joint dining room go with warm tones of country or traditional style. If you don’t mind futuristic atmosphere and glossy surfaces of kitchen equipment and appliances then high-tech and modern style is exactly what you need. Read more
by Sandra Rousseau
Because of their functionality and versatility, kitchen islands with seating have become must-haves for more and more homeowners. With the addition of seating, an island becomes so much more than just a prep surface. It becomes a breakfast or dinner table, laptop computer nook, homework desk, and a bar for mixing drinks when entertaining. To successfully design an island with a seating area, follow these tried-and-true guidelines form the professionals at the National Kitchen and Bath Association and This Old House. Read more
Kitchen islands are the most frequently requested kitchen-design element in homes. There is an array of kitchen design options, islands are incredibly versatile, expand your workspace and infuse your kitchen with personality.
by Donna Peak
Just as they’re one of the most sought-after vacation spots, islands are now the most frequently requested kitchen-design element. With the vast array of design options out there, kitchen islands can be incredibly versatile, expand your workspace and infuse your kitchen with personality. So take a tour. The adventure’s about to begin. Read more
If your kitchen is big enough then you definitely should have a kitchen island there. That’s a great thing that adds storage, place to cook, place to eat and many other things. Typically such islands can be found in open kitchens but you can istall it on any kitchen that have some space for it. Kitchen islands become popular about 50 years ago so nowadays they are quite sophisticated and you can find ideas to design an island that fits any of your needs. Here is a bunch of such ideas that we gathered in one place to help you find a proper inspiration. Enjoy! Read more
Searching for the right look for your next kitchen build? Here are 13 great designs to inspire and inform
Everyone Loves an Island
The kitchen island is the perfect place to balance congregation and separation, ensuring that hosts can cook and clean while they socialize with their guests. And they can be a great place for kids to do homework under the parents’ watchful eyes. Read more
By Anne Balogh, ConcreteNetwork.com Columnist
Do you want to be on the cutting edge when it comes to decorative concrete countertops, and dare to go beyond a simple ho-hum, no-frills rectangular slab? Creative concrete contractors are always experimenting with new looks and applications for concrete countertops and vanities, often in response to the desires and changing lifestyles of their customers. Here are some of the hottest trends we’ve been noticing at The Concrete Network, based on recent countertop projects concrete contractors have shared with us. Hopefully, they will spark your imagination and embolden you to create countertops that rise above the ordinary and break new ground. Read more
When the design is underway and the owner steps up to construct the cabinetry, you know the kitchen will reflect passion and personality. This kitchen, by designer Dana Jones, forms part of a modern house with an informal beach-cottage ambience. The exposed ceiling beams, exterior stone cladding continued inside and tongue-and-groove paneling seen right through the house all contribute to the feel, says Jones. “We designed the kitchen to respond to and accentuate the relaxed air – for example, the cosmetic wood ceiling beams were added over the kitchen to offset the presence of the metal structural beams on either side of the space.” Read more
Add style, efficiency, and storage to your kitchen with an island. Check out these dreamy kitchen island designs for ideas, and get expert advice to help you plan your perfect island.
This custom-built island provides work space, storage, and a place for guests to gather in the kitchen. Timeless beaded-board paneling coordinates with the white subway tile backsplash and a salvaged butcher-block countertop to complete the cottage charm. Read more
These rooms are transformed in a flash, thanks to clever budget-friendly ideas and an eye for reinvention.
When a pipe burst under the sink, this homeowner knew it was time to remodel.
Get stainless steel without going broke. A number of affordable appliance manufacturers now offer models almost identical to their high-end counterparts.
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