Yesterday I spoke broadly about kitchen cabinet trends – about the way design is headed, and elements you might want to consider incorporating into your own kitchen. But there’s one big trend that I think merits further discussion, and that’s the increasing tendency towards non-traditional storage. When you think of “kitchen cabinets” what comes to mind is probably&
These days, kitchens are getting bigger, better, more centralized, and more extensive. In fact, as dream kitchens become the entertaining heart of the home, they even become more… professional. I don’t know if it’s the rising popularity of cooking shows, a growing desire to eat better, a way to save on date night expenses, or what, but people are starting to cook at home more oft
I’ve mentioned a couple times before that kitchen faucets (along with many other aspects of kitchen design) are starting to resemble industrial, restaurant style kitchens. Stainless steel, versatility, and utility are all the rage. But if you don’t like this sparse modern aesthetic, and you’d rather feel like a home cook than a high-octane chef, you might want to opt for somethin
By and large, kitchen design trends are among the slowest changing trends there are, due in no small part, I’m sure, to the fact that kitchens are awful, expensive, time consuming, and invasive to re-do. But there’s been a gradual but major upheaval in kitchen design in the last few years, and a major change in the way that designers look at the kitchen space. So if it’s been a w
They say history repeats itself, and I find that this is especially true when it comes to home style trends. Take fireclay sinks: they’ve been around and around for a couple hundred years now, with roots in French country kitchens, but they’ve started making a comeback in a big way in recent years. There are more than a few reasons fireclay sinks have withstood the test of time, and a
Kitchen remodels have always been the strangest ones for me. You see, I really love to cook, but cooking is messy, and splattering spaghetti sauce on a kitchen that otherwise looks like it belongs in a magazine doesn’t quite sit right with me. A few years back, a relative of mine did a whole kitchen remodel – Viking appliances, granite counter tops, and beautiful cherry woodwork. It lo
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