Decorative Wall Plaques To Dress Up Your Kitchen Backsplash

Mosaic tile sheets make it possible for just about anyone to get professional-looking tile job on their own, and offer a simple and affordable way to add a really stylish touch to your kitchen. The one main drawback is that this type of tile is necessarily limited to simple repeating patterns, which makes it difficult […]

Restaurant Style Lights: Pendant Lights For A Better Kitchen Island Bar

Adding bar style seating to a kitchen island is a great way to create a relaxed, casual gathering space. While traditional dining rooms keep guests out of the kitchen and away from the food prep, a kitchen island bar is great for getting everyone involved and making sure you don’t exclude your cook from the […]

Using Lighting Fixtures To Add Definition To A Large, Open Kitchen

In a large kitchen, it’s important to have multiple sources of light, not just to ensure that the whole kitchen is illuminated, but also to help define different areas of the kitchen. A wide open space can feel very welcoming, but if you aren’t careful, it can also feel oversized or even overwhelming. Choosing the […]

Crash Course In Interior Design: Cottage Style

To kick off this series on interior design, we took a look at the three basic design schools of thought: traditional, transitional, and contemporary. But in practice, design is a lot more complicated, with dozens of unique and distinctive styles that each have their own quirks and personalities. Cottage style design falls solidly in the […]

Cute Retro Dining Chairs For Your Dining Room Or Kitchen Island

In the past few years there’s been a huge resurgence of many retro styles. Everything from midcentury seats all the way back to turn of the century antiques are making an appearance in dining rooms around the country. Rustic, reclaimed pieces have been especially popular, adding a homey, old fashioned accent to a contemporary kitchen. […]

What Goes Into An Efficient Kitchen Floor Plan

When it comes to the kitchen, there’s more to good design than pretty countertops and high-end appliances. As any cook would tell you, function is the basis of good design — because the way your kitchen is laid out makes a huge difference in how quickly and efficiently you’re able to prepare meals, not to […]

Building A Custom Kitchen Island To Enhance Your Kitchen

In recent years, kitchen islands have become something of a trendy statement piece, emblematic of the trend towards larger, more open kitchens. But a good island isn’t just a fancy centerpiece, it’s an opportunity to make up for any of your kitchen’s shortcomings. Kitchen islands can act as pure surface space, sure, but they can […]

What Your Kitchen Sink Says About Your Kitchen’s Personality

There are many factors that contribute to the overall style of a kitchen, from the floor to the cabinets and everything in between. But the kitchen sink is the real heart of every kitchen, no matter what size or style, so it’s doubly important that you choose the right sink – not just one that […]

Trough Sinks: A Creative Way To Add A Second Sink To Your Kitchen

As kitchens trend bigger and cooking increasingly becomes a family affair, it’s maybe no surprise that many homeowners are starting to install a second kitchen sink. Having two sinks simplifies many tasks in a very large kitchen, and makes it possible for more than one person to do prep work (or dishes!) comfortably at the […]

Installing A Wall Mounted Faucet (And Why Your Contractor Doesn’t Want To)

Wall mounted faucets are an old fashioned feature that’s starting to see renewed life in both the kitchen and the bathroom. These sleek faucets run the gamut from old fashioned farmhouse style to extremely minimalist and modern, and because they’re not as common as they once were, they have a very elegant, designer feel. But […]