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
So maybe you still don’t know exactly what you should do to design the kitchen or bath of your dreams, but Moen offers you a few tips on some definite do’s and don’ts for your upcoming project.
Lighting – always look at the lighting
Many kitchens and bathrooms have fluorescent lighting—which only belongs in the garage. Kitchens and baths are the worst places for fluorescent light, because it gives everything a blue tint, making your food and people unattractive, so change out that fluorescent fixture. If you have the ability, try adding halogen lighting to your space, since it gives the closest approximation to daylight and makes everything sharper, clearer and cleaner in your kitchen or bath. Read more
These 12 backsplash ideas showcase a variety of materials while covering a range of budgets.
by John Riha
If you’re looking for a money-saving DIY project, install laminated thermoplastic panels. Cut these molded-plastic materials with scissors and mount them with caulk or double-sided tape. There are lots of styles and colors; this one mimics oiled bronze. 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
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
Are you thinking of embarking on a home remodeling project? Get ideas and top tips from Rate My Space users, and see gorgeous pictures to get you inspired to start your own home remodel.
by Charity Curley Mathews
RMS user njhaus had more in mind for this modern kitchen remodel than fancy appliances. “The kitchen was designed with my husband in mind, who uses a wheelchair. We lowered the counters to make it easier for him to reach the cooktop. The lower counter at the island is table height so he can … Read more
Adding a new backsplash to your kitchen is a remarkably easy way to transform it. Explore these backsplash trends to help you choose the perfect one for your kitchen.
by Farima Alavi
Ceramic subway tiles are decorative and durable, making it a great backdrop for a cooking range. Designer Rebekah Zaveloff used a ceramic white tile backsplash to carry through the monochromatic theme in this all-white kitchen. Read more
During a panel at the 2010 International Builders Show, Eliot Nusbaum, executive editor for home design for Better Homes and Gardens, explained that practicality and price are fueling decisions on how homes are designed and built. Read more