Q: Hi all! We are renovating a town home and I have a question related to our kitchen renovation. With the new layout the sink needs to be in a center kitchen island which faces our main kitchen/dining area, as opposed to against a wall. Are there any solutions for drying dishes (e.g. draining pans) that somehow hide the dishes that people have had success with? We always have a large stack of handwash-only dishes in a drying pan and I wanted to avoid it being an eyesore...
Warm metallics have taken the decor world by storm these past couple of years, showing up primarily as hardware and fixtures in beautiful kitchens everywhere. Accents are one thing, but some brave souls fully committed and made brass a significant feature in their kitchens, covering entire rows of cabinets and islands in shiny gold. Are these showstoppers that make your jaw drop (in a good way) or do they cause you to shake your head and cluck your tongue in dismay? Are they hot or over-the-top?
When Sue De Chiara first saw the butler's pantry in her (now) new house, this was what it looked like: Storage for miles, dark wood cabinetry, and black countertops. It's undoubtedly a phenomenal space, but Sue found a way to make it a total showstopper.
I like to joke that I'll know I've made it in New York when I can stretch out my arms in my kitchen and not be able to touch both walls at once! In other words, I know my way around a small kitchen. Here's how I survive it.
There's a lot of tile in this world that isn't of the plain, white subway variety (and it has some great history, too). Case in point, this handy alphabetized list from the Wall Street Journal of some of the most beautiful tile styles to try next. These are so gorgeous we had to share. Here's a taste.
One of the things IKEA is most known for is putting on its anthropologist hat and using research on living habits to inform the design of products and the creation of new product lines. They've just released findings from their latest report Life at Home #2: Tasting the Moments all about how people around the globe eat and use their kitchens. We've pulled out some of the most interesting morsels to share: from how kitchen organization impacts what we eat to eating as a social (and social media) activity. Take a look...
Do you prefer a more modern or a more traditional look in your kitchen? If you had trouble answering the question, we've got the perfect inspiration space for you. This kitchen combines elements of the old and the new for a kitchen that's the best of both worlds. Here are a few ideas you can steal for your own space.
You know when something doesn't quite fit. For Violaine and Gaëtan, the style of their country kitchen just wasn't a reflection of their preferred industrial style. A Belgian architect now living in Montreal, Gaëtan designed the new kitchen himself in his spare time. They sold the old cabinets, tiles and appliances on the internet and grabbed a hammer to start renovating. The result is unique and simply gorgeous.
Shelby's new cute Craftsman style home had a lot of old charm....except for the bland builder-grade kitchen. She couldn't bear it for long, and decided something needed to be done before she started cooking and entertaining...
Paige's '80s kitchen needed to time travel a few decades forward. Now, hardly any wisp of the past remains; say goodbye to the cabinets, appliances, floors, counters, and even a wall. This kitchen transformation is truly stunning!