2013 Kitchen Design Trends – Top Ten Kitchen Trends For The New Year

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 […]

Heartland’s Vintage Kitchen Appliances For A Truly Vintage Kitchen Design

  Sleek, modern kitchens are the big “it” thing right now – stainless steel appliances, granite or concrete counters, and modular MDF cabinetry. But if you like something a little homier, or if you live in an older home where a modern decor just wouldn’t jive, it might be time for you to consider investing […]

Range Hoods: The Vent-A-Hood Difference

It’s usually the first competitors in the market that nab the generic name – xerox, kleenex, jacuzzi, tupperware – but whether or not you call your range hood a Vent-A-Hood, these pioneers in range hood technology still bring something unique to the table. The secret’s in the fan. Vent A Hood range hoods all come […]

Wine Coolers – The New Must-Have Kitchen Appliance For Entertainers

The days of the formal dining room are, for better or for worse, in the rear-view mirror. These days, if you do a lot of entertaining, chances are it’s in your kitchen, not in a separate room. The kitchen is becoming a larger and more open space, not one where one person cooks in isolation […]

Kitchen Ranges By AGA – The Only Cooking Appliance You Need

The average kitchen is full of cooking appliances – from your standard ovens and ranges to microwaves, toasters, slow cookers, grills, rotisseries, deep fat friers, steamers, and toaster ovens. For every type of cooking and every kitchen application, there’s a unique piece of machinery to do the job. AGA seeks to consolidate all that functionality […]

Fagor Induction Cooktops – An Energy Efficient Alternative For A Contemporary Kitchen

When people talk about cooktops, it’s typically in binary terms: electric or gas. But there’s a third option that’s starting to make its way onto that list: induction cooktops. These alternative cooktops are extremely energy efficient, using electromagnetic power to heat your food, which offers a whole range of benefits over traditional electric or gas […]

Cook In Cleaner Air: Making A Case For Range Hoods

Elica 36 Inch Wall Mounted Range Hood from the Atlantis Collection

I never understood range hoods. It’s that one appliance in the kitchen that’s always sort of there, but unlike a lot of other kitchen fixtures, I never really questioned why. Especially since a lot of the ones I’ve had have been pretty old and ratty, to me they’ve always been those things you turn on […]

Range Hoods of the Future Brought To Us By Elica

Starlight Detail from Elica

They are a breath of fresh air in the world of design. These Elica range hoods come in designs that tell the story of their maker’s foresight and talent. They are gorgeous, unique, efficient, and clever additions for any kitchen. In a country where we are encouraged to express our individuality, Americans often desire a […]