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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...

Transform Your Kitchen with Color

Turquoise cabinets bring vibrant color to this contemporary kitchen
When you look at your kitchen, is one of the first things you notice a lack of color?  Do you crave a more vibrant palette in this vital room of your home?  Perhaps new cabinets, a colorful backsplash or bright bar stools are in order.  Let's look at some ways to transform your kitchen with color. Cabinets in rainbow colors explode...

Create Your Own Kitchen Herb Garden

Food without herbs and spices is plain. Fresh herbs add color, taste and a sensational aroma. On top of that, the fragrance of freshly cut herbs complements the the smell of freshly cooked goodies. According to star chef Curtis Stone, growing your own herbs has numerous benefits. Among them is the feeling of satisfaction and pride. “I like being...

6 Items That Should Be on Your Home Bucket List

What's on your Home Bucket List?
We all make bucket lists in our mind about the places we want to see and the things we want to do before we leave this world.  Now let’s consider the home bucket list.  This is not about the chores and repairs needed.  This is a list of those things that we dream about related to our home.  Here...

Improving Your Lifestyle With Open Plan Living

Open plan living is a modern style of interior design, which is also a lifestyle choice as well as a style decision. It is essentially opening up certain areas of the home and allowing them to be in one open space, with specific function areas as opposed to rooms. Open plan living is so popular because it opens up the...

Open Shelving in the Kitchen

Sleek and contemporary open shelving in the kitchen
Whether you have a small kitchen and want it to appear more open or if you prefer simplicity in design, open shelving in the kitchen is a stylish option.  Open shelving can be sleek and modern or become a charming feature of a traditional kitchen.  Here are ideas for open shelving in the kitchen to give you a bit...

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