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
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
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
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
Kitchen makeovers remain popular as homeowners continue to invest to create a warm, stylish, comfortable, and efficient heart of the home. In addition to improved aesthetics and organization, kitchen remodels also hold reasonable resale value.
According to Remodeling magazine’s 2011-2012 Cost vs. Value Report, midrange minor kitchen remodels — new countertops, appliances, cabinet fronts, and hardware — have an average national cost just shy of $20,000 and get 72% return on investment. 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
Give buyers what they want in the kitchen, from beverage stations to soft geometry.
Kitchen design has reached a new level of integration. The quiet incorporation of the kitchen into the home’s primary living and entertaining rooms provides homeowners with far more flexibility in their lifestyles. Read more
The kitchen can be the most difficult room to redesign — it’s easy to underestimate how much renovations will cost, and even easier to get frustrated by unforeseen complications. Enter the DIY Network’s hit show Kitchen Impossible, where expert carpenter and electrician Marc Bartolomeo helps homeowners create the kitchen of their dreams. Bartolomeo teamed up with Good Housekeeping to help newlyweds Eric and Kathryn Hollenbeck update their kitchen for their growing family. Use their simple tricks from this video episodeto transform your space and add resale value to your home.
by Stefania Sainato
Before Shot: Dismal Dining Space
With wallpaper in a haphazard print, an old-fashioned floor, and a ho-hum dining area, the Hollenbecks’ sparse kitchen looks far from homey. The only positive attribute of this space is the abundant light from the two windows. Read more
Cabinets are the most expensive element in the kitchen, so careful consideration is necessary before purchasing. Find design, style, and color ideas so you can choose the right cabinets for your kitchen.
Cabinets accented with classic molding and furniture-style details lend timeless traditional style to this elegant kitchen. A dark glaze layered over the creamy white perimeter cabinets conveys a sense of formality by enhancing the cabinetry’s fine fluting, shapely legs, and intricate crown molding. Read more