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Designing A Comfortable Kitchen Island For Easy Entertaning

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Designing a comfortable kitchen island is a key for easy entertaining. Because you are able to cook as you entertain, the island is a great gathering spot. Also, your guests will feel at ease in this comfortable setting. Of course, this allows everyone to feel comfortable as they enjoy eating, drinking, and socializing. You can design a grand island. On...

The Black & White Kitchen: A Re-Emerging Trend

white black kitchen
The black & white kitchen is a re-emerging trend. We welcome it back! This look is classic and clean. However, modern features update this look. The black & white kitchen is updated. Indeed, it's about high style, dramatic contrast, and modern convenience. In fact, the black & white kitchen is almost graphic in appearance. Also, the drama comes from the...

Kitchen Remodel Trends That Are Hot Right Now

Savvy homeowners know the kitchen remodel trends that are hot right now.  Included trends are fresh colors, updated appliances, islands, and technology stations. Homeowners consider the kitchen the heart of the home. In fact, some of us spend the bulk of our time in the kitchen. We prepare meals for family time. Also, the children do their homework under our...

The Timeless Appeal of Cool & Casual Khaki

khaki green kitchen
There is a timeless appeal to cool, casual khaki.  It is clean and sophisticated. It lends itself to understated neutral elegance. Conversely, you can pop colors against it in a vibrant display.  However you use it, khaki is diverse in its uses.  Therefore, khaki has remained popular for the last ten years. Khaki is beautiful in every area of the...

Chic and Charming Farmhouse Style for Every Taste

Chic farmhouse style
Farmhouse style is classic and comforting.  It encompasses interiors that reveal history and those that are fresh and new.  There is a certain chic and charming farmhouse style for every taste, from classic to industrial and modern.  Here we examine interiors that evoke fresh and classic farmhouse style alongside a more modern farmhouse aesthetic.  Which farmhouse style suits you? With...

Modern Kitchens with Color and Character

Sunny yellow modern kitchen
The modern kitchen is all about function and simplicity.  There is a certain edge to the modern kitchen that blends with the open space interiors of today.  To help make your modern kitchen one that stands out, there are numerous ways to include personality and style.  Here are modern kitchens with color and character to inspire you in achieving...

Waterfall Kitchen Countertops

Open kitchen with waterfall countertops
Waterfall kitchen countertops are a growing trend in interior design.  Made of sleek stone surfaces such as marble, granite and quartz as well as beautiful wood, the addition of a waterfall countertop in the kitchen creates a seamless profile that suits the modern aesthetic. Waterfall countertops add a refined look to the modern kitchen.  Often of beautiful stone such as granite, marble and...

18 Stylish Bar Stools for Your Kitchen

Wood and iron bar stools lend a rustic touch to this modern kitchen
The kitchen island is often a gathering spot in the home.  It is a place where casual meals are shared, homework is done, party guests mingle with the host and meals are prepared.  For such a central spot, it is important to have stylish and functional seating.  Here are eighteen stylish bar stools for your kitchen to give it a welcoming and unique character. The modern...

Trend Alert – Mixed Cabinet Finishes in the Kitchen

Mixed cabinet stains in the kitchen
A major trend in kitchens this year is mixing cabinet colors.  This is a style that can give your kitchen an instant update.  Dark stained wood cabinetry mixed with white painted cabinets can be a strong contrast and give your kitchen a bold and interesting look.  Incorporating a red, blue or black painted island can give your kitchen a...

Stunning Back-Splash Ideas

Back-splashes are great areas to add an accent of color or design into your kitchen. Sadly, they are underutilized in many homes with nondescript tile or no tile at all. They are literally blank canvases begging to be filled with your imaginative image. Below are examples of stunning back-splash ideas, to get your creative juices flowing! If you desire sparkle...

Update Your Kitchen Stainless Steel

Black stainless steel kitchen appliances
Stainless steel kitchen appliances have long been a favorite for their sleek appeal that meshes with all styles of kitchens.  Now appliance manufacturers are giving you more options than ever to update your kitchen stainless steel.  Black, bronze and copper stainless steel, as well as pure versions of these metals, are making kitchen appliances more versatile.  Let's explore kitchens...

Create French Charm in Your Kitchen With Bistro Style

Bistro style kitchen
The charm of a French bistro calls to mind casual lunches shared inside quaint spots in Paris or along the French countryside, where friendships are formed and food loves are sparked.  Stop in for a hot cup of coffee with croissants on your way to work, share a lunch with friends or have a quiet dinner.  Whatever your take...

13 Beautiful Backsplash Ideas to Add Character to Your Kitchen

Colorful tile backsplash
Liven up your kitchen with a unique backsplash.  Tile, metal, stone, mosaics and many other elements can be used to create unique backsplashes.  Here are 13 beautiful backsplash ideas to add character to your kitchen. Heavy Metal Smooth stainless or copper tiles bring a refined luster to your kitchen.  You're probably familiar with embossed ceiling tiles, but how about adding them to...

31 Cool and Colorful Kitchens

Colorful and stylish kitchen
With Thanksgiving just days away, the kitchen is a room in which many will be spending long hours.  In honor of those, let's explore 31 cool and colorful kitchens that would inspire even the culinary-challenged to enjoy. Who says a kitchen has to look a certain way?  Break free from any preconceived notions about kitchen design and decoration and embrace the unique.  Paint the walls...

4 Types of Kitchen Range Hoods to Transform Your Kitchen

Range hood
When you think of kitchen range hoods, you may recall the standard stainless steel versions that are in many homes; flat, no-nonsense models that are completely functional in nature.  Well, range hoods have come a long way since then and the styles have entered the 21st century.  Here are classic, metal, modern and artistically-inspired kitchen range hoods to transform...

Open Kitchen Designs

Open kitchen design
The home kitchen has come a long way since the days of separate buildings to house the cooking area.  Kitchens are now more than ever becoming the heart of the home.  Walls are coming down and the open concept kitchen is a standard feature in many of today's homes. The open kitchen design features furniture-like cabinetry, clean profiles and sleek appliances. ...

3 Reasons to Love the Modern Kitchen

Streamlined functionality in the modern kitchen
The modern kitchen contains all of the functionality and none of the unnecessary.   It is sleek and streamlined to integrate seamlessly into an interior.  There are three major reasons to love the modern kitchen.  Let's see if you agree. 1.  Barely there simplicity. The modern kitchen allows for streamlined storage that contains appliances, creating a room that blends seamlessly into...

5 Reasons to Love Marble in Your Home

Black marble floors give this room a sleek, modern flair with classic drama
Marble has been used to enhance interiors for hundreds of years.  It is a luxury feature in many homes, including bathrooms, kitchens and central living areas.  Marble looks sleek in modern interiors and comes in a variety of patterns, textures and colors.  Here are five reasons to love marble in your home. 1. Floors Marble floors are elegant and sleek.  Marble...