What Goes Into An Efficient Kitchen Floor Plan

When it comes to the kitchen, there’s more to good design than pretty countertops and high-end appliances. As any cook would tell you, function is the basis of good design — because the way your kitchen is laid out makes a huge difference in how quickly and efficiently you’re able to prepare meals, not to […]

Building A Custom Kitchen Island To Enhance Your Kitchen

In recent years, kitchen islands have become something of a trendy statement piece, emblematic of the trend towards larger, more open kitchens. But a good island isn’t just a fancy centerpiece, it’s an opportunity to make up for any of your kitchen’s shortcomings. Kitchen islands can act as pure surface space, sure, but they can […]

What Your Kitchen Sink Says About Your Kitchen’s Personality

There are many factors that contribute to the overall style of a kitchen, from the floor to the cabinets and everything in between. But the kitchen sink is the real heart of every kitchen, no matter what size or style, so it’s doubly important that you choose the right sink – not just one that […]

Trough Sinks: A Creative Way To Add A Second Sink To Your Kitchen

As kitchens trend bigger and cooking increasingly becomes a family affair, it’s maybe no surprise that many homeowners are starting to install a second kitchen sink. Having two sinks simplifies many tasks in a very large kitchen, and makes it possible for more than one person to do prep work (or dishes!) comfortably at the […]

Installing A Wall Mounted Faucet (And Why Your Contractor Doesn’t Want To)

Wall mounted faucets are an old fashioned feature that’s starting to see renewed life in both the kitchen and the bathroom. These sleek faucets run the gamut from old fashioned farmhouse style to extremely minimalist and modern, and because they’re not as common as they once were, they have a very elegant, designer feel. But […]

A Quick Guide To Choosing A Replacement For Your Kitchen Faucet

A really great faucet is the centerpiece of every well designed kitchen: it’s prominently placed, frequently used, and the perfect way to show off your own personal style. Best of all, kitchen faucets can easily be replaced without a major kitchen remodel. So, if you’re looking to freshen up your space without making any substantial […]

Six Stylish Twists On The Classic Apron Sink

Apron sinks are usually associated with very traditional farmhouse kitchens – a style that’s classic, hardy, and designed for heavy use. But these old fashioned sinks have gotten a few facelifts in design, material, and overall style that means they can work in a variety of different kitchens that run the gamut from simple to […]

Trendy Alternatives To A Traditional Granite Kitchen Countertop

For many years now, granite has reigned supreme as the material of choice for kitchen counters. But while granite remains a popular and desirable choice, a few clear competitors and attractive alternatives are finally starting to emerge. If you’re planning a major kitchen remodel, we’ve got a few alternatives to the same-old granite slab, as […]

Black And White Decor (Part 2): Choosing The Right Room

Bright, bold colors have been trending in the home, from assertive reds and oranges to emerald greens and this year’s radiant orchid from Pantone. So you might be surprised to learn that one of this year’s top color trends doesn’t actually use any color at all. A striking black and white decor is becoming a […]

2014 Kitchen Design Trends – Top Kitchen Trends For The New Year

Kitchen trends are generally pretty slow to change – after all, a major kitchen renovation is no small investment. But as kitchens increasingly become the social hub of the home (and one of the top features buyers are looking for), differences in taste, technology, and other trends become more pronounced from year to year. And […]