Five Tips For Designing a Stylish Retro Kitchen

Are you looking to remodel your kitchen, but unsure of what direction to go in? You can always take a look at the style that used to be it for kitchens. Now, while we can all agree on going back to the past is a bad idea overall, there are some good aesthetic pointers that […]

How Much Oven Does Your Range Really Need?

In some parts of the world, having a full-sized oven in your kitchen is almost unheard of. But in America – land of casseroles and bake sales – it’s not unreasonable to consider that the standard full-sized oven built into your range might not actually be enough. Dual-oven ranges are great for multi-course and make-ahead meals, letting […]

Five Smart Ways To Add A Sprayer To Your Kitchen Faucet

There are just some things a standard kitchen faucet can’t do – no matter how attractive or luxurious. Inflexible, steady streams are great for washing hands or filling sinks, but washing dishes, rinsing off food, or cleaning the sink itself is all a whole lot easier when you have a flexible spray nozzle to do it […]

Unique Wood, Stone, and Metal Backsplashes To Dress Up Your Kitchen

Since tile backsplashes started gaining popularity a few years back, a handful of different styles have risen to prominence – mostly subway tile (in any variety of colors), the occasional thin rectangular or square tile, and lots and lots of white marble. But these looks are a dime a dozen. If you really want your backsplash […]

Graphic Backsplashes To Dress Up A White Kitchen

Everyone loves a white kitchen – it’s a classic, timeless look that can work with just about any home or any sense of style. But all the best white kitchens have a trick up their sleeve: something that sets them apart and keeps them from being monochromatic, washed out, sterile, or boring. It can be something […]

Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks: More Than Just A Utilitarian Option

When it comes to choosing a kitchen sink, there are a lot of options out there – from traditional porcelain and fireclay to modern composite stone. But personally I’ve always had a soft spot for stainless steel kitchen sinks. Though they’re often dismissed as a budget or utilitarian option (and some are certainly better made […]

Soci Patterns: Deck Your Home In These Trendy Tiles

Overhauling a kitchen is an arduous and many-layered process. There are so many decisions to make, and then as soon as you make those it opens up a whole other layer of sub-decisions underneath that. It’s like a nesting doll of anxiety. For instance, if you intend to go the tile route, you then have […]

Under Cabinet Lighting: A Simple, Subtle Way To Beautify Your Home

I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog talking about how important it is to have lighting fixtures that look good as well as providing the light you need, but today I want to talk about lighting fixtures that work best when you don’t even realize they’re there at all: under cabinet lights. If […]

Dust Off Your Dining Room: Contemporary Trends for a More Modern Style

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘dining room?’ An unexplored, shadowy place you only air out for Thanksgiving? The good china you only dust off for company? There is just something about dark wood and stylized, throne-like chairs that can make a dining room awkward to use. Luckily, trends have developed and […]

Vintage Style Faucets for a Traditional Kitchen

The last time I talked about kitchen remodeling and luxury faucets, I kept a firm focus on the more modern end of the spectrum. Newer, slicker models to match contemporary kitchens. This time I thought I’d take a look at the more retro faucet options, just in case modern isn’t exactly your style. Vintage or […]