2019 Kitchen Trends: Creative DIY Ways To Combat Your White Kitchen Malaise

For a few years now, white transitional kitchens have been ruling the design world, to the point that many high-end kitchens (not to mention interior design magazine spreads) have gotten yawn-inducingly similar. But as with this year’s pushback against white bathrooms, 2019 is definitely shaping up to be the year homeowners start to add a […]

Dishing It Out: How Dishwashers are Better Than Hand Washing

The invention of the dishwasher revolutionized the way you use your kitchenin the most significant way since the refrigerator. But some people think that there must be a big cost to this convenience, and wonder if we should use dishwashers at all instead of traditional hand washing. You may morally object to relying on a machine to […]

Get The Look: Build A Trendy DIY Breakfast Nook On A Budget

Breakfast nooks and banquettes have been slowly gaining popularity over the last few years, but built-in booth seating can be quite expensive to build. In fact, building a breakfast nook often happens in conjunction with a larger kitchen remodel or not at all, since custom bench-style seating can be such an undertaking. The good news […]

Get The Look: Converting A Cramped Kitchenette Into A Stylish Spot To Entertain

Decorating a small space is never fun, especially when it’s a space that sees a lot of use, like the kitchen. Galley kitchens are notoriously bad, because they’re both small and cramped, and much more enclosed than you typically want for a contemporary kitchen. But just because you have a small space doesn’t mean you’re […]

Add a Gas Cooktop to Your Kitchen for Extra Cooking Power

If you’ve been feeling confined around your current kitchen stove, it might be time to upgrade. Standalone gas cooktops not only offer you more surface space to work with, but can free up the layout of your kitchen in ways that a traditional range simply can’t. With a standalone cooktop, you can put your cooking station wherever […]

Add A Little Color to Your Kitchen with Decorative Pendant Lights

The best way to bring a room together is with a clever use of color. But experimenting with color in a kitchen can be a challenge, because a big portion of your space is taken up by necessary appliances that come in boring black, white, or metallic finishes. You can add color despite this limitation through […]

A Quick Guide To Contemporary Dining Rooms And Finding The Right Fit For Your Family, From Breakfast Nooks To Tea Tables

The way kitchens and dining rooms are designed has changed a lot in the last decade, shifting from away from separate, formal eating spaces to more casual in-kitchen dining – usually in the name of having barrier-free rooms that keep the family more connected around mealtime. That said, every family is different, and the way […]

Five Smart Reasons To Add A Dedicated Beverage Cooler To Your Kitchen

Summer may be winding down, but there’s still plenty of time to cool off with a beverage cooler for all your refreshments. To some, it may seem excessive to have both a refrigerator and a beverage cooler  in your kitchen, but this isn’t your dorm room’s mini-fridge. Beverage coolers are made to chill and to […]

Designer Bar Stools: An Unexpected Finishing Touch For Your Kitchen Makeover

Kitchen islands are a staple of almost every kitchen big enough to fit one, and are largely considered the stylistic heart and anchor of a well-built contemporary space. But there’s one element that almost every island has that rarely gets talked about: the bar stools. Most islands are designed with seating in mind, which means […]

Get Your Kitchen Organized With These Five Space-Saving Cabinet Organizers

Getting organized is great in any room of the home, but it can be especially important in the kitchen. Cooking already takes up a lot of time and preparation, so saving a few minutes (and a little stress) by not having to dig through your pots and pans cabinet or spice rack to find your […]