Create a small-scale, smooth-functioning hub with savvy space planning and chic style. Kitchens have morphed into multifunctional hubs where families gather to cook, entertain, pay bills, plan schedules, do homework and watch TV. But not everyone has enough square footage to serve all those functions and circulate comfortably. Some kitchens, particularly those in walkable
One year all-white is all the rage; the next, it’s all about shadowy tones. Home design trends come and go (remember Hollywood Regency?), but one that by definition is meant for the long haul is universal design. What is universal design, you ask? In a nutshell, it’s a home that’s set up to be accessible
There are many details to consider when remodeling a kitchen. It’s easy to overlook something or make a mistake. Here are six common mistakes that occur during a kitchen remodel, and tips for avoiding them. The kitchen is the heart of any home, and for many homeowners having a warm, inviting space is important, which
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Interior Designer Colleen Coleman is our NKBA & AKBD Designer on many of our kitchen and bathroom projects. Here’s some valuable advice she has to offer on kitchen use: As an interior designer who specializes in kitchens, it is often said that even in the most beautiful kitchens, people would rather have them then use them.
The solar industry in recent years has been characterized by double-digit installation growth and moderate revenue expansion, especially in the largest markets — namely Japan, China, and the United States. With the ongoing cost reduction of solar power, forward-thinking organizations are reevaluating their energy strategy to cut costs and manage their energy consumption more effectively.
It used to be that many people thought everything in a home — wood tones, metals, countertops — had to match. But today it’s perfectly acceptable to choose one type of countertop for your kitchen perimeter and another for the kitchen island. You might select one color for your upper cabinets and a different one
“Storage, always an issue, is particularly challenging in the small bath. Storage can be ‘found’ by boxing out space between studs, while the design of features for vanity cabinets provides storage pockets by accessing every inch of space under the sink.” Author: Mary Jo Peterson Repeatedly, when I am speaking about bath design, I am
Dreaming your tiny bedroom had space for more than a bed? Or your guest room was more than a dumping ground? Then read on. Small bedrooms can be tricky to decorate. They often end up as unloved spaces with little personality because we’re worried that too much stuff will “shrink” them visually. Conversely, small spare
Insulating older homes is an all-or-nothing proposition. Just blowing insulation into the walls can create moisture problems that will rot the wood structure from the inside out. Wood has only a few enemies. An encounter with termites, fire, or a weekend warrior is almost always fatal. But when it comes to a fourth enemy, water,
Consider more than just looks when choosing hardware for your kitchen cabinetry. Whether you’re remodeling your kitchen or updating its look, give as much attention to your kitchen cabinet hardware as you would the kitchen cabinets, flooring, countertops and appliances. Although many homeowners choose cabinet pulls and handles solely on appearance, other factors should come