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
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
by Susan Hall
Dodging Design Don’ts
With the countless things that can go right in a kitchen—smooth work flow, just-right lighting, and a warm and welcoming vibe—just as many things can go wrong. From the floor to the ceiling to the materials in between, there’s plenty of opportunity to fall into some all-too-common design pitfalls, like this “before” photo shown to the left. Read more
Transform your kitchen with fresh ideas for color, counters, cabinets, lighting, and more
Retro ranch: The kitchen after
Being on a tight budget, the owners of this retro ranch house did most of the rehab work themselves—redoing floors, fixtures, walls, and ceilings—and then decorated with a mix of new and secondhand pieces. Read more
Time for an update? Pick your favorite style from our gallery of beautiful kitchen designs
Inspiring kitchen designs
Oversize windows and skylights invite in the sunshine. Walls are painted a light-bouncing white, while white ceramic subway tiles brighten the kitchen and baths. Read more
What do copper, stainless, hardwood and glass have in common? They represent some of the hottest tile trends currently popping up in hip kitchens and baths. Here’s what designers have to say about today’s latest tile trends.
By Douglas Trattner
“Glass accent tile is really exciting right now,” says Bill Wolf, owner of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen in Grand Rapids, Mich. Used for kitchen backsplashes, shower walls and as accents on floors, glass tiles add a depth, sparkle and luminescence not found in ceramic or natural stone. Read more