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 […]

Latest Kitchen Trends: Subtle Ways To Make Your Kitchen Feel More Open

For anyone that keeps an eye on home design trends, it’s not exactly breaking news that open floor plans have become more desirable, especially in the kitchen. But some of the ways this trend is manifesting are more than a little surprising. In many ways, attention has shifted away from big architectural features – like […]

Choosing A Colorful Mosaic Tile Backsplash For Your Kitchen

Adding a tile backsplash is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to dramatically update the look and feel of your kitchen. It’s a simple but striking alteration, and can really help set the mood for the whole space. Installing a backsplash is also a great way to add color to your kitchen, but […]

Top Kitchen Trends For Your Next Remodel

Designing your dream kitchen can be hard enough without trying to predict how well your sense of style will hold up in years to come. But having a little knowledge of what’s hot right now (and which trends are on their way out) can help you get a little more mileage out of your next […]

Cute, Colorful Retro Dining Chairs For A Casual, Eclectic Dining Space

Often home design is talked about in broad strokes: modern, transitional, traditional, or other relatively narrow, unified categories like Louis XV or shabby chic. But lately a more eclectic approach to decorating has become more popular. That is, choosing elements from lots of different styles to build the look you want, rather than choosing specific […]

Seven Trendy Ways To Add Contrast To A White Kitchen

White is one of the most popular colors for a kitchen these days. From highly traditional to sleek and modern and everywhere in between, the bright, clean look of a white kitchen holds an almost universal appeal. But making the look work well can be a little tricky. Too much white and your space can […]

No More Chrome! Trendy Finishes For Your New Kitchen Faucet

For a long time now, chrome has been the go-to, default finish for kitchen faucets. But this trend is changing in a big way – not only have chrome faucets fallen out of favor, but they’re being overwhelmingly replaced by less reflective finishes, especially in the kitchen. Interestingly, though, the trend is mostly anti-chrome, rather […]

A Beginner’s Guide To Cabinet Doors For The Kitchen And Bathroom

There are literally hundreds of different kinds of cabinet doors to choose from, from simple modern panels to gorgeous classical styles with inlaid moulding. Unless you’re a cabinetmaker (or some kind of memorizing savant), you probably aren’t going to be able to recite or identify them all from memory. But having a basic working knowledge […]

Dining Room Cabinets And Buffets – Smart Storage For Any Size Dining Area

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When you’re choosing or designing a new kitchen, storage is probably at the forefront of your mind: you want to make sure you have enough space for all your cookware and appliances, as well as for all of your pantry items and daily-use items like pots and pans, silverware, and utensils. But it can be […]